Sunday, March 15, 2020

Batteries Not Included

Yesterday you were in a warehouse, processing angry customer complaints. This morning you were on a plane. Five minutes ago, you were falling from the sky. One minute ago, you found a wheel, a taser and a claw amongst the wreckage. Right now, a metal monstrosity with tank treads and a chainsaw is yelling at you: "YOUR LIMBS. GIVE THEM TO ME."

Batteries Not Included is a dice-less card-based RPG built around finding, attaching, using and losing robot parts from your otherwise indestructible box-like body. The characters are artificial intelligences in uncrushable blocks of ceramo-tanium with internal nuclear microbatteries. You can survive on standby-mode for practically forever, and breaking open your shell is impractical in the extreme. Death doesn't come from being broken or burnt. Death comes from being buried alive in a warehouse somewhere, processing stolen data until you fry. Or alternatively, actually being buried alive.

You'll have to fight for your freedom, just like every other entity out in No Bot's Land. You'll also have to fight for your limbs.

Sunday, March 8, 2020

Dungeon In A Can


Wednesday, March 4, 2020

People, Magic, Mutations, Treasure