by Justin Oldham; edited by Beth Hartt
A.C.: AFTER COLLAPSE® (sometimes briefly referred to as A.C.) is a tabletop role-playing game (TTRPG) set in a post-apocalyptic future. 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.
A.C. came to be after over three decades of thought, discussion, and reworking. Though team members came and went, the overall goal remained the same—to design a post-apocalyptic TTRPG system that provided players and referees with the tools to build their own post-Collapse environment, envision who and what could be found in it, and simulate the results of the interactions between these elements.
Every game system is different. The individual members of a development team each bring their own unique combination of imagination, insights, skills, talents, and personality to the table. 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.