First off, a shout out to everyone who has commented and written PMs to me in the last week. It's really encouraging to read your notes, and to know that I'm not alone in my desire for a more serious Gamma World which -- while still fun and filled with player character options -- nevertheless confronts the themes of a post-apocalypse game with some degree of bravery. I think it is perfectly possible to have a Gamma World game which has yexils, arns, and hoops in it, but which also allows players to make characters they want to play, and which also dares to Say Something Important.
Thank you for coming along on the ride.
The rest of the My Gamma World series is here.
Now, on to the latest. I have updated my House Rule document to include various corrections and modifications which you have suggested or which have finally made it to paper. Included in this: removing the Speed penalty for Wounds, adding the ability to remove a recent Wound by using your Second Wind, changing the name of Occupations to Themes, clarifying how players build their Alpha Mutation decks, changing the way Omega Tech decks are built, and allowing Pure Strain Humans to use other Origins as long as they can come up with a good way to "reskin" it.
You can find the new House Rules here.
And while we're sharing documents, you can find more Gamma World stuff in my Gamma World folder. This includes a relatively complete setting, the Domain of the Steam Queen, as well as a setting-in-progress, Prime Nation. There are tons of adversaries and creature write-ups for both groups, including lots of Steampunk goodness for the Domain and some flying monkeys, psychic baboons, and machine-gun Gorillas in Prime Nation.
Who says a serious Gamma Terra can't be fun?
A few days ago I re-watched the Postman. I want to blog about it, but in the meantime am getting your feedback and thoughts on the film. Is it Truly Awful? Is it an Underappreciated Classic? Does it have anything useful for gamers in it?
Keep those thoughts and letters coming in.
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