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100 Oddities for a Wasteland
Publisher: Skirmisher Publishing
by Tom H. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 03/25/2017 20:39:21

All of the "Oddities" offerings from Skirmisher are awesome. They give GM's great ideas for random strangeness, intrigue and adventure that can be injected into a game campaign/setting. With some tweaking the oddities could even be adapted to an array of RPG settings. Great for plot and adventure hooks as well. Highly recommended.



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100 Oddities for a Wasteland
Publisher: Skirmisher Publishing
by Wilfredo M. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 11/08/2016 19:34:56

This is my first experience with the "Oddities" series, and it was interesting and informative. For those not familiar with the concept, these books provide random lists of objects that could be found during a role-playing game, depending on the genre- a Post-Apocalyptic campaign, in this case. Note that the cause of the disaster is up to the Game Master- it can be anything from nuclear war to the zombie apocalypse; the ideas included here could be adapted for any of those.

Because that is what the "oddities" are, actually- ideas. Everything from simple "well, that's unusual" to "geez, I wish I'd met the person who left this behind (or maybe not)." On their own, the Oddities are not much; just a way to fill the time as characters travel the wasteland to whatever their goal is. But they're very creative. I cannot truly explain how without giving the twists away, so take my word for it. By they way, don't let the intentionally cartoony art style fool you- some of the examples included can be creepy.

I only had two problems with the book, and to be honest they are more biases of mine. First is that I don't like random generation; I prefer thematic lists that help me find exactly what I need. The other is the format; each description alternates between "black text on grey" and "black text on white". I get that this is meant to help tell the oddities apart, but honestly, a simple line would have been better.

But as I said, those are personal biases that most people are not likely to share. Most Game Masters playing in a postapocalyptic setting who need quick ideas will find this most useful.



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100 Oddities for a Wasteland
Publisher: Skirmisher Publishing
by Christopher C. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 11/07/2016 18:56:14

There is nothing worse than having the group wander off in a direction you weren't set up for. Quick thinking will help, but sometimes you need something more. This product provides that. The idea behind 100 Oddities for a Wasteland is to provide a myriad of different things someone can stumble upon. The random nature of the product means that you can roll or simply choose the object your characters come upon. The item can be used as the start to a new adventure or a simple red-herring meant to kill some time.

While this is specifically geared toward sci-fi/modern wastelands much of it could be used in a Steampunk setting as well with a little imagination.

Well worth the price...



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