In a post-apocalyptic game “what to loot” becomes a very interesting question, even more so than in other RPG (let´s face the facts, PC are grabbers and profiteers). No matter how realistic or cinematic a setting is, loot is usually omnipresent and easily available… right after the apocalypse, that is! Soon after that, all the easy grabs are already gone and in the hands of those that came first, yet unclaimed loot will only be left in locations that are largely unoccupied, isolated, dangerous in their own right or hard to reach. This blog post centers on one of the latter cases: buried cellars, and how to fill them with Mutant Future(tm) compatible loot.
I am currently writing on my next Mutant Future(tm) compatible Encounter title, and as usually I am going to include some “harmless” animals. Most encounter lists tend to exclude such, as they are neither a thread nor an obstacle and thereby no worthy addition to the game as such. Right? Well, “wrong”. At least if you ask me. From time to time, it does not hurt to show the players that not everything in the weird, irradiated future is out to smash/eat/infect/puppeteer/!EXTERMINATE! their PC. There ARE critters that do not prey on PC but are just part of the eco system. And sometimes, one just encounters those, too. In my opinion, they help to create a believable, whole world in the mind of the players. And with no further proamble, here you have a collection of harmless critter encounters for rocky badland hills (and a new mutant critter, the Floatgrazer):
In a few days I am going to release [edit: strike that, it is out now] a new pay-what-you-want title for Mutant Future(tm) at drivethrurpg.com. But you, my dear followers, shall have access to it right here, right now. Loot Tables for Pigmen (and other bestial, mutated grunts). And as some do not like to download PDF, I will post the whole content here as well…
Well, that was a busy week for little me. Thereby, I will get back to posting stuff on my blog by taking baby steps, and the first on is a 50% discount link (valid till end of May) to my new release, Looks & Loots of Orcish Marauders.