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Tuesday, September 1, 2009


I was slightly derailed by a need to write a Gamma-style variant of Nicolas Dessaux' Searchers of the Unknown 1-page micro-game.

Mine is entitled MUTANT SCAVENGERS of the RUINED EARTH!, and was equally inspired by Sean 'bite the bulette' Wills' Scavengers & Spacewrecks extension of SotU.
--In fact, I think that playing a combined game of S&S and MSotRE! only increases the fun-factor.

One could easily argue that Sean's CYBORG SAMURAI ARE GO! extension is the prequel to both S&S and mine, timeline-wise. Or, perhaps the new home of humanity, Light City, is on another planet, and the occasional Spacewreck Scavenger team beams down to the Ruined Earth to salvage old-world tech, and bring home bio-samples from its mutant population.
--A ship full of Flying Brains would be truly terrifying without a mutant Psycher to lend a hand. :D

Let me know what you think of MSotRE! :)


  1. If this wasn't the first week of classes for the kids pouring into my domain...grrr...

    Will check this out soonest!

  2. J.,
    --Looking forward to your thoughts on it. :)

    Hang in there! :D

  3. Could've saved a couple of characters by spelling armor normally, without the "u".

    Seriously, I like the concept, but I think there's just a bit too much in this particular genre to cram into a single page.

  4. Actually, I think it's pretty cool.

    All apologies, but I'm going to have to be a copycat and do my own one page micro-game. Credit being given where credit is due, you folks are my inspiration!

    Unfortunately, it may need to wait a couple days since I need to pack for an upcoming trip...but the rules are on the tip o my brain....
    ; )

  5. JB,
    --I have a Supers game, a 'second-fiddle' fantasy game, and a Victorian Horror game in development.
    ---I look forward to seeing what you come up with. This thing could be a mini-revolution in the OSR. :D

    Best thoughts for your upcoming trip,

  6. I always feel bad because it takes me forever to read everything and keep caught up on your blog.

    I like the Slavers posts a lot and this file is superb. I am a Mutant Future fan, and I printed this file out immediately. Great Work!

  7. bat,
    --Thank you very much.

    Please don't feel bad.
    --When you say something here, it cheers me up immensely.

    Please feel free to post stuff for MSotRE!
    --I'd love to see your great (addled) mind produce critters, gear, mutations and the like.

    All the best to you,

  8. I wrote a little supplement -

  9. Can you check the link for the Mutant Scavengers game? It's broken.

  10. @jeselvistheking: The link has been redirected and is current.

  11. The LINK has been updated again:

  12. The new link ( does not seem to be working.

  13. Hrrm...

    I've written Sean Wills who was hosting the file, but I may just host it myself to avoid it shuffling around.
    --I'll post a comment on your post when I have it sorted.

    Thank you for pointing it out,