Role-Playing

A.C.: AFTER COLLAPSE BASIC RULES

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A.C: AFTER COLLAPSE™ is a post-apocalyptic role-playing game set at least 50 years after the slow, bitter end of worldwide civilization.  


Features include:

  • d20-based architecture;
  • classless character generation;
  • turn-based combat and action; 
  • a Character Point (CP) system that rewards players and allow them to improve attributes and acquire new skills;
  • detailed rules for applying effects of combat, radiation, and poison; and
  • guidelines for referees to develop scenarios and campaigns.

A.C.: AFTER COLLAPSE BASIC EQUIPMENT

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 A.C.: AFTER COLLAPSE™ presents a detailed post-Collapse environment filled with opportunities for adventure and discovery. Characters, known as “Survivors,” cautiously comb through the dangerous ruins of once-great metropolises. 


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.

A.C.: AFTER COLLAPSE FOOD AND DRUGS

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 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.

Features include:
    • craft-oriented Basic Skills that allow Survivors and NPCs to make food and drugs to their own specifications;
    • calorie values for a variety of manmade and fabricated foodstuffs; and
    • Drug Strength (DRG) values and described effects that reflect what manmade or fabricated medications do for patients who take them

A.C.: AFTER COLLAPSE GADGETS, DEVICES, AND COMPUTERS

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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? 


This volume includes:

  • Basic Skills that allow design and maintenance of gadgets, devices, and computers, and
  • special attributes that define the intelligence of hardware and theamount of interactivity or sentience a software application can possess.

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* All materials in the A.C.: AFTER COLLAPSE™  game system are recommended for ages 14 and up.

A.C.: AFTER COLLAPSE LOW-TECH WEAPONS

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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. 

 

Features in this volume include: 

  • modifiers that increase the lethality of well-made implements, 
  • a variety of attack and resistance types to simulate the potential effectiveness of weapons and armor, and
  • a system that simulates lethal and nonlethal damage and the ability of Survivors and NPCs  to resist it.

A.C.: AFTER COLLAPSE PERSONAL PROTECTION EQUIPMENT

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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.


 Features included in this volume:

  • Basic Skills that support the construction of armor and accessories to fill specific needs and
  • modifiers that increase the defensive properties of armor.

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A.C.: AFTER COLLAPSE SMALL ARMS VOLUME I

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 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. 


This volume features: 

  • a Basic Skill system that allows development weapons and accessories to fill specific needs; 
  • modifiers that increase the lethality of precision-made firearms; and
  • Material Attributes (MATs) that simulate the physical properties of firearms, ammunition, and accessories.

Fiction

Haven's Legacy

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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

Bibix

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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?  

The Fisk Conspiracy

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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

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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. Each tale, set in a different period, explores an aspect of the space industry and  its impact on the economic and ecological well-being of the people of Earth.


Welcome to the Kodiak Starport - gateway to the future. 

Crisis at the Kodiak Starport

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Set in the world of Tales From the Kodiak Starport.

Alaskan fisheries suffer when a mining disaster pollutes Bristol Bay.   Governments around the world struggle with drought and famine as climate change becomes real.  Nations go to war over dwindling resources on  land and at sea.  In this 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.   Can the gateway to  a better future be kept open, or will it close forever when satellites  and space stations are destroyed? 

Showdown at the Kodiak Starport

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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.  In a world without  satellite communications, the potential for spaceflight will slip away  unless a relentless technological back-slide can be stopped.  From the  edge of space, to the interiors of high-tech facilities and hushed  conference rooms, it’s a fight for the future that neither side can  afford to lose. 

Nonfiction

Living With Low Vision

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Living With Low Vision is an introduction to vision impairment.  This  book showcases groups and organizations that help the blind. Assistive technologies are explained.  How can a sighted person help  the blind?  What are the rules for interacting with a blind person’s  guide dog?  These topics, and much more are discussed in 130 pages.

Being Legally Blind

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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.

Your Ocular Prosthetic

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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.

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How to Write Conspiracy Fiction

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 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. 

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