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What is the name of this post-apocalyptic setting?

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 ...
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Are there any published post-apocalypse style adventures? [closed]

I am looking at a homebrew campaign in a post-apocalypse world and looking for inspiration on the kind of scenario's that might occur. Are there any officially published adventures for any edition, ...
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Dealing with too powerful forms of transport

I am preparing a game with Call of Cthulhu mechanics using S.T.A.L.K.E.R (the game based on the book Roadside Picnic) as a setting. The game's main locale is an unnatural area that is surrounded by ...
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Where can I find a free post apocalyptic map generator online? [closed]

I'm trying to make a map for a post apocalyptic idea I have. The landscape is your typical barren frozen wasteland caused by radiation and a large drop of temperature. I need to make a map based on ...
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Simple, classless system for normals exploring ruins of ancient high fantasy world [closed]

I have a setting I'd like to play, but I need a system that supports the type of gameplay it needs. Any suggestions would be a huge help! Setting: The setting is medieval fantasy with a focus on ...
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Scalable Game for a Post-Apocalypse Setting [closed]

My playgroup is looking to start a new, stand alone campaign (not long-time running, just a couple of sessions) that is set in a post-apocalyptic world. We have two distinct sets of criteria. The ...
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Is there a good way of adapting Megacity One maps from actual maps of New York?

My group is starting a Traveller Judge Dredd RPG adventure set in Megacity One (New York area). We'd like to make, or appropriate, a street-level map of a specific few Sectors of the city, to serve as ...
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A system that allows for a gritty, fast, simple post-apocalyptic setting? [closed]

I am looking for a game system that will allow me to run a post-apocalyptic setting. I know there are plenty out there, but I'm having a hard time finding the one I want to play. I need a system that ...
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Online Post-Apocalypse Generators & Aides [closed]

What are some good PostApoc generators and brainstorming aides? There are lots of online generators for Swords & Sorcery worlds: you can find generators for dungeons, wandering monsters, ...
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My player characters abandoned an NPC and I want them to feel the consequences

My players abandoned a character amongst a group of raiders. I decided that her fate would be to have her abused both physically and emotionally. (The aspects of her abuse are left behind the curtains....
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Would Storytelling System (WoD's ruleset) work for a post-apocalypse setting?

Is the World of Darkness ruleset suited for some wasteland adventures or am I on thin ice? The scenario I have in mind is along the lines of the S.T.A.L.K.E.R setting, implementing the supernatural ...
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For a group of 20-50 people, what would be some apocalyptic survivalist LARP set ups that would work with the group size and skill level?

Next year for our high school reunion, my wife and I are considering the possibility of doing an apocalyptic-themed survivalist LARP at a camp in the middle of nowhere Colorado. This is something that ...
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Looking for survivalist compound materials [closed]

I'm running a post-apocalyptic campaign in GURPS 4E, and the PCs are probably going down the path where their arch villain will be the leader of a survivalist group that has some crazy notions and ...
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How are players meant to find out about special items they find in post-apocalyptic settings?

In a fantasy campaign (such as D&D) if the players find a magic item they generally have to find out what it is, how it works, whether it is cursed, etc. In a post-apocalyptic (in my case ...
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Is there a good RPG with mechanics close to Crysis games

Is there a good RPG (or boardgame) with mechanics close to Crysis games? With stealth, super soldiers, aliens, customizable realistic weapons, and a postapocalyptic world. I personally want a rpg ...
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Non-heroic Post-apocalyptic systems [closed]

I am slowly preparing to start my first campaign in a non-DnD setting, and I wanted to start something in a post-apocalyptical setting. I have thought about using modern d20, I like that there are ...
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What game system is best for playing Fallout on the tabletop?

Give details - why is the game system a good fit? What matches the Fallout setting?
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What RPG best models a "World War Z" zombie apocalypse?

I've been reading a ton of Zombie apocalypse fiction. I find the World War Z stories by Max Brooks to be among the best. What RPG would be best suited to this type of story and why? Some additional ...
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