A real RPG blast from the past in available once again, albeit in PDF and print on demand, at DriveThruRPG. TSR’s first foray into science fiction/post-apocalypse was Gamma World and I’ve got to admit that game still holds a nostalgic place in my heart. Now Wizards of the Coast has rereleased the original first edition and you can snag the 63 page PDF for $9.99 and there are also print on demand options as well. I have to chuckle because the product info is drawn directly from the original game box.
About Gamma World:
Can you survive in a world gone mad? A world where civilization as we know it has been destroyed in a cataclysmic holocaust? What is left in this world? Find out and encounter such bizarre things as mutated plants and animals more terrible than you can imagine, radiation wastelands that stretch as far as the eye can see, and fearless machines gone uncontrollably beserk . . .
This is the setting for a GAMMA WORLD campaign, with players taking on the persona of an individual character somewhere in this forbidding locale. In a quest for survival and in search of a better future, the players adventure across the land, enduring hardships and encountering dangerous obstacles and mysterious foes – never knowing quite what to expect. The result is a game which can go in many directions, but which will be challenging and fascinating no matter what the outcome.
The GAMMA WORLD Set includes all the basics needed to set up your own “world”: game booklet (packed with terrible mutants, as well as guidelines for creating additional ones of your own), a large campaign map (designed to be easily modified by individual gamemasters), and a full set of polyhedra dice. The only other things necessary are a good imagination and a spirit of adventure! The GAMMA WORLD rules are also suitable for use with the ADVANCED DUNGEONS & DRAGONS rules.
The GAMMA WORLD challenge awaits you – are you ready?
This digital edition includes the PDF version of the book, and a ZIP file containing printable JPGs of the campaign map.
Note on the print edition: The maps and other elements have been added as bonus pages in the print book. If you plan on using the map at your table it is recommended that you purchase the “Multiple File Formats + Softcover Color Book” combo and print the digital version.