After two years of work, it’s finally here! Barbarians of the Ruined Earth Kickstarter has launched!
Barbarians of the Ruined Earth is a weird fantasy role-playing game inspired by Thundarr the Barbarian, Mad Max: Fury Road, and Pirates of Dark Water. Barbarians of the Ruined Earth uses the awesome Black Hack Rules (1e).
I’ve been posting about BotRE on this blog pretty regularly since I began writing the project. Here’s the root subject for the project. If you are curious about the design philosophy and whatnot, here is the preface from the book that may answer a few questions.
I’ve been running a BotRE campaign for a little over a year now and we’ve been playing in the Western Sands area (Ancient Earth Los Angeles/Santa Monica area) which is included in the book and we’ve been having a great time. We’ve fought a Sorcerer with small Stretch Armstrong-like tendrils coming out of his fingernails, they’ve watched the awakening of an evil being inside a giant Bob’s Big Boy statue, and fought the angry trapped spirit of a Barbarian wielding a horrific black blade.
I’m proud of this book and thrilled that all the killer artists involved have been excited about the project and done such a killer job capturing that Saturday morning/Thundarr feeling! I want to give a HUGE nod to Matt Hildebrand who has done a stellar job with his art art the layout. It’s fantastic!
Here are some new pieces by Kelvin Green. There are a bunch more art and layout samples on the kickstarter page and on this blog.
And here’s a piece by Matt Hildebrand!
If you have any questions or if you just want to yak about the setting, please feel free to do so!