Monday, March 28, 2016

Apes Victorious coming this summer!




ALERT! ALERT! PREMATURE LANDING!

You groggily come back to consciousness after a long cryosleep. Your ship’s warning system is telling you the ship has entered the atmosphere of a planet and is about to crash land under autopilot. Crawling to a seat, you buckle in, joining your fellow astronauts as you quickly check instrument readings.

Through the cockpit window you see a barren, desolate landscape flashing by. The ship skims a large lake before coming to a stop just off the pebble shore. The computer tells you there is a breathable atmosphere, and after gathering survival packs the crew exits the ship.

“Where are we?” you ask each other, as everyone wades to the shore seeing a wasteland with little vegetation.

“Which planet is this? We must have gone off course on our return from Alpha Centauri.”

Then there is the sound of hoof beats, adding to the disorientation. Hoof beats? Are we on Earth?

Around an embankment comes several riders bearing rifles. As they approach, the sun glares in your eyes and a shot fires, a companion to your left falls to the ground holding his stomach. A large rider stops in front of you, momentarily blocking the sun and providing a clear look at his face.

“An ape! We’re on a planet ruled by apes!”

Apes Victorious is a roleplaying game in which you take the role of an astronaut from the 1970’s who finds himself marooned on a future Earth ruled by intelligent apes. Players may also take the role of an ape, a degenerated human, or a psi-active underdweller. Fight to survive in this post-apocalyptic future ruled by four species of apes. Or play apes who hunt humans for sport. For a different kind of campaign, play highly intelligent but insane underdwellers who have advanced technology and powerful psi powers.

This book contains:

  • A complete game
  • A post-nuclear apocalyptic setting in which apes have become the dominant species
  • Six player classes
  • Animals and creatures of the post-nuclear future
  • Campaign advice
  • A complete introductory adventure
  • Conversion notes for compatible games including Labyrinth Lord, Mutant Future, and Starships & Spacemen 2e

By Daniel Proctor with additional material by Tim Snider. Cover by Mark Allen, interior illustrations TBA.

33 comments:

Gordon Richards said...

Superb! This'll be a must-have for me!

James Mishler said...

Excellent!

Mike Hill said...

Damn dirty ape, hand it over now!

Dan of Earth said...

You maniacs!!

JDsivraj said...

Wow,this news is making me go ape !

JDsivraj said...

Wow,this news is making me go ape !

Mike David Jr. said...

Will there be a Kickstarter for this? Sorry can't think of a good ape or ape movie pun right now. ;)

James V. West said...

I'm very excited about this! I wanted a LL+AEC single volume but hey...I'll take apes. Looks fantastic.

Dan of Earth said...

Don't worry James you'll get that too! Haven't decided about a Kickstarter yet Mike; is that something you would want?

Brutorz Bill said...

This has me all kinds of excited!!

Johnny F. Normal said...

Handfuls of feces for flinging excited. The KS idea is nice if you really wanted to deluxe it up, art and such. Something I would be very happy to contribute towards.

Neal Jones said...

I can not wait to get my hands on this, you damn dirty apes!

knobgobbler said...

I swear, just last week I was standing in the kitchen when I suddenly got the urge for some POTA gaming... that must have been the subdweller psychic marketing team hard at work.

Dan of Earth said...

Playtesting is underway, already made some tweaks. The game is shaping up to be pretty awesome IMHO! Basically at this point we just need to finish the intro adventure and editing. Also need interior art.

JB said...

Damn this looks awesome. Hate to say it, but this may be the most exciting GG product I've been hipped to since the Advanced Edition Companion.

Which is to say: pretty darn exciting.

Dan of Earth said...

I hope it can live up to expectations!

Joshua Burnett said...

This fills an ape-shaped hole in my heart that I didn't even know existed.

Gordon Richards said...

So....any sort of eta for this?

Dan of Earth said...

A bit behind on the intro adventure so we may be lat summer or early fall for the final product but I think I'll do a kickstarter in late July and backers will get to download the complete draft without art yet.

David Baymiller said...

Looking forward for this!

Parvel Shunk said...

Sweet! Can't wait for this!

Unknown said...

Can you make a game like this based so strongly off the movies?

ancientvaults said...

Considering that Dan wrote a scenario for Terra Primate for the Unisystem, I am sure he knows what he is doing.

Plus, can't wait for this!

Marc said...

Any news on this one? Summer is pretty much over now.

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Dan of Earth said...

@Marc: Hit some personal snags but the kickstarter will come soon

Marc said...

Thanks, Dan. Looking forward to it. Is the game largely written, i.e. is this going to be a Kickstarter to fund the art and printing, or one to fund you while you write it?

Dan of Earth said...

Already written I just have some loose ends to wind up.

Marc said...

Good to hear, Dan. Looking forward to sending some money your way.

Dan of Earth said...

I don't anticipate ever doing a Kickstarter where the writing isn't finished before hand.

Marc said...

Quite, that way lies madness.

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FrDave said...

I am really looking forward to this...more goodness to add to the already awesome and wacky world of LL! Thanks Dan.