There is a post-apocalyptic setting that I've always wanted to play/GM and finally found a group for but I can not find the system anymore.

Here is what I remember:

  • Post-Apocalyptic
  • Scene Based
  • Free online PDF
  • Modern and slightly beyond tech but more about salvage then inventing.
  • I think they used slightly modified stats, 4 core stats with one begin something like "Gutz"
  • Low magic. Whatever caused the apocalyptic caused a rift that allowed magic. But mostly it was like mind reading psychic type with some healing ect.
  • Many classes revolved around access to items/equipment that would be rare. Medic might have a small makeshift lab. Mechanic might have a small workshop with some tools. Occult leader would have their followers and maybe a base. Mob leader might have a base. Bike gang leader might have a small group of NPC bikers.
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    \$\begingroup\$ Yup, @InterstellarProbe. Do please up that up as an answer instead. \$\endgroup\$
    – Someone_Evil
    Jun 25, 2020 at 22:39

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Sounds like Apocalypse World! It's not a setting but a complete game.

Apocalypse World 2nd Edition is the latest edition, but it's not free. However, the earlier 1st Edition is available as a free download at http://apocalypse-world.com.

  • Stats are Cool, Hard, Hot, Sharp, Weird, and Hx (history).
  • Your class descriptions sound like the playbooks for The Angel, The Savvyhead, The Hocus, The Hardholder, and The Chopper.
  • \$\begingroup\$ The first edition is available for free at apocalypse-world.com and is probably what they experienced if this happened long enough ago to be forgotten. \$\endgroup\$
    – Glazius
    Jun 26, 2020 at 0:44
  • \$\begingroup\$ @Glazius Great, I updated my answer. \$\endgroup\$
    – okeefe
    Jun 26, 2020 at 1:39
  • \$\begingroup\$ You might also want to note that the printouts required for the game --- character sheets, move lists and such, are also available for free for 2e, which might be enough for those already familiar with how the game works. \$\endgroup\$
    – kviiri
    Jun 26, 2020 at 9:39

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