TTRPG: Mail Order Apocalypse – Putting the Post back into the postapocalypse
As the crowdfunding campaign is now printing and shipping and the backers got the final PDF already, I feel it is time to open up general orders: Mail Order Apocalypse (or MOA for short) is a dark future roleplaying game, where capitalism eventually shut all humans out. Paradise is within humanity’s reach, but our ancestors made sure we cannot afford it.
This may look to be a game about survival, figuring out how to eke out an existence when the machines have claimed everything worth anything. But that isn’t entirely true. This is a game about daring heists and robberies!
See, the machines don’t hate us. They don’t actually want to kill anyone, but the laws humanity put into their programming don’t allow them to give us anything for free. And we don’t have currency to pay with. So survival takes the form of trying to make a living in the wastelands, trying to farm algae, or to recycle the scraps we find.
But the more efficient and much more fun way is to trick or rob the machines:
We hijack their communication network, set up a pretend address and then have a drone deliver your order while the fake credit score is still good. Or you hold up one of those post trains that link the factories, overcome the guard machines, and live richly! Some have learned how to infiltrate the automated farms. One can live well there, provided the machines don’t recognise you as the pest you are.
Of course, there are also those who live on the work of others, who raid settlements for their own gain. Maybe you are one of them?
110 pages with an adapted Into the Odd ruleset, referee hints and lots of random tables to make the world of MOA your own.