No matter where you live or what you do, you’ll want certain supplies to help you get by. Whether it’s a backpack to carry your adventuring gear and the loot you find, items to fix your weapons and equipment, or tools to rebuild a community, the quality of your kit contributes to the success of your endeavors.
Everyone needs to eat. They also sometimes become ill or are injured. Whether food and beverages are prepared by people locally or fabricated items from before the Collapse, the calories gained by consuming them allow people to function for another day. Medicine, whether natural or technological, can make them more likely to recover from whatever ails them.
One question that explorers may want to answer is whether technology is all bad. Tales abound of rogue Artificial Intelligences (AIs) that thirst for mankind’s destruction in retaliation for past wrongs. Is any tech safe to use, or is Big Brother always watching, waiting for a chance to strike?
* All game materials in B.C.:BEFORE COLLAPSE® , D.C.: AFTER COLLAPSE® , and A.C.: AFTER COLLAPSE® are recommended for ages 14 and up.
Whether Survivors want to defend themselves from others or take what someone else has, weapons are useful tools to have. Not everyone has access to firearms or explosives. Low-tech weapons can allow opponents to be disabled or driven away instead of killed.
Some of the tools that can help salvagers, scavenger, soldiers, or ordinary people overcome the challenges they face come in the form of Personal Protection Equipment (PPE). Whether as body armor for combat situations, firefighting outfits, or filter masks for toxic environments, the right PPE can allow people to live through situations that might otherwise be seriously hazardous to their health
Savvy explorers know that finding loot is only half the challenge. The other half is keeping it. Whether it’s to protect an enclave, hold on to what you’ve found or built, or taking things from someone else, the intimidation factor of small arms makes them some of the most desired weapons for the job.
Whether you’re protecting your home and family, exploring the ruins of civilization or simply travelling from place to place, it sometimes takes more than sheer will to succeed. Defending yourself from those who want your possessions - or your life - may require you to rely on something more than strong language.
Tales from B.C.: BEFORE COLLAPSE®
This fast-paced collection of short stories provides a short pre-Collapse history of epic achievements that might have saved the world. Revelations range from the use of genetic editing, to preparations for the troubles that were coming, to the breakthroughs that would unleash artificial intelligence on an unsuspecting world.
Stories of D.C.: DURING COLLAPSE®
This hard-hitting collection of short stories provides an electrifying account of the chaos that was the Collapse. Each entry brushes away the sands of time to reveal hidden truths about the end of a gradually disintegrating world.
Short fiction from A.C.: AFTER COLLAPSE®
These enthralling tales combine to give an overview of what the world might be like after the end of civilization as we know it. Dare to follow those who dwell in the post-Collapse landscape as they strive to build a new world from the ashes of the old.
An A.C: AFTER COLLAPSE® adventure
Sixteen-year-old Lex is a strong-willed orphan who cherishes fading memories of his parents. When the post-Collapse community he lives in is attacked by marauders intent on looting the place, he must make a difficult decision: fight for what’s right or strike out to find a mythical sanctuary that might not exist. Alone and on the run, Lex discovers more about himself and his family than he bargained for. Can he survive the challenges that lie between him and the answers he’s looking for?* Recommended for ages 14 and up
An A.C: AFTER COLLAPSE® adventure
As she celebrates her 16th birthday, Dar is ready to take her exams and prepare to enter a nearby school. What should be a special day takes an unexpected turn when her family’s farm is attacked by marauders bent on taking their land. As the dust settles, she must decide what path she will take -- face the attackers in an effort to keep what her family has worked so hard to build or try to find sanctuary and live to fight another day.
Ten billion pacifistic Lapropods, fleeing their dying world, have accidentally exterminated most of the human race. Sixty years later, humans and Lapropods are at the mercy of brutal NorCons. Humanity seems bound for extinction until one scared and lonely Lapropod steps forward to carry out a confused and desperate rebellion. His exploits in the harsh Alaskan wilderness are epic. Can he save his people (and the humans), or is everyone on Earth doomed to a life of slavery?
In a dark future, America watches its civil rights shrink as its national debt swells. Pro-gun lobbyists become casualties as President Madeline Hill reigns over a powerful and corrupt government. She has a plan to achieve total power that will exploit a greedy Congress.
Political consultant Preston Fisk oversees the most elaborate conspiracy in U.S. history. He and his cohorts are responsible for Madeline's rise to power and they are the only ones who can stop her. These Cold War veterans stand ready to defend a nation that has forgotten them.
Tales From the Kodiak Starport is a collection of science fiction stories chronicling the efforts of adventurous Alaskans to facilitate mankind's move toward space-based commerce, stepping from the Last Frontier into the final frontier.
Set in the world of Tales From the Kodiak Starport.
Alaskan fisheries suffer when a mining disaster pollutes Bristol Bay. In an era of rising international tensions that lead to regional wars, administrators and staff at the Kodiak starport face the challenge of keeping the promise of manned spaceflight intact for the next generation of explorers and entrepreneurs.
Sequel to Crisis at the Kodiak Starport.
How much does tomorrow cost? That’s one of many questions to be answered by a struggling starport administrator while war rages between major powers over diminishing natural resources.
All parents face a mix of joys and challenges when welcoming a new child into the family. Being told that your new son or daughter has a visual disability makes the task of sharing the world with that child seem much more daunting. It will be difficult, but it is an adventure which you both can survive. This book will provide you with some insight into the obstacles you will face, pitfalls to be avoided, joys to be shared, and hope for what is to come.
This book is an introduction to vision impairment. Inside, you'll find a showcase of groups and organizations that help the blind, explanations of various assistive technologies, and answers o to some fundamental questions about functioning with a visual impairment in a sighted world.
This introduction to ocular prosthetics includes a description of ocular prosthetics by type, as well as a walkthrough of the various procedures that an individual will experience when being fitted for a new ocular prosthetic.
How to Write Conspiracy Fiction takes you into the mindset that makes the creation of this story form possible. Authors are provided with an in-depth examination of conspiracy fiction and its most commonly used plot devices, along with a step-by-step walk-through of developing a scheme that takes advantage of modern American society’s mistrust of its government.
The Origin of A.C.: AFTER COLLAPSE® combines a broad overview of our development process with thoughts on things to consider when creating your own game.
Every tabletop role-playing game (TTRPG) system is different. While the way we functioned may not work for you, this volume may give you some ideas on how to move your dream from a concept to a playable reality.