Barbarians of the Ruined Earth Kickstarter is Live

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.

The group of heroes comes across the remains of an Ancient Earth Space Shuttle.

Zora the Barbarian, Aatook the Beastman, and Rhatu the Sorcerer flee from an unexpected adversary.

And here’s a piece by Matt Hildebrand!

The Violet-brained Venus Flytrap wanders the Ruined Earth looking for fresh prey.

If you have any questions or if you just want to yak about the setting, please feel free to do so!

Author: Mike Evans

I am a History major attending a community college until I can get more financial aid and attend a four year school. I am living in NJ with my girlfriend who is currently wrapping up on obtaining her PhD in Toxicology. I love Star Wars, Role-playing, video games, working out, reading, writing, and hanging with my girlfriend, dog (Perfect), and two kittens (Birch and Brambles). My main focus on this site will be my discussion of Role-playing games and ideas and hopefully contribute something worth a damn.

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