Check Out BLASTER Volume 1; An Indie Designer Anthology

June 19, 2020 by brennon

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A selection of the most well-known and well-regarded indie developers within the tabletop industry have got together for a new project called BLASTER. Volume 1 of this new anthology project is available right now featuring content for your games by the likes of Joseph McCullough, Ash Barker, Mike Hutchinson, Joey McGuire, Sean Sutter and Greg Horton.

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BLASTER Volume 1 Magazine

Available through DriveThruRPG in both digital and physical formats, this first volume of BLASTER comes with a variety of new ways to play your favourite games. As someone who has had a flick through this myself, it's a pretty sterling read. Here is a breakdown of what you can expect within...

  • Martian Racing Federation, a stand-alone game-mode for Gaslands by Mike Hutchinson. You’ve seen Earth's worst, now witness their overlords.
  • Last Days: TIMELINES by Ash Barker, which takes the Zombie Apocalypse through time; beginning with the Old West.
  • The Lotus Guilds of the Twilight Seat spring onto the scene in Relic Blade by Sean Sutter along with downloadable assets for these new Seekers.
  • The Beastmasters, a whole new faction for THIS IS NOT A TEST by Joseph McGuire. With complete rules for these maniac pet-owners in the Wasteland.
  • Rangers of the Watchtower, a complete mission supplement from Rangers of Shadowdeep by Joseph McCullough that reimagines the game with a fellowship.
  • Closing thoughts from all five designers on this first volume and the state of wargaming.

As well as featuring lots of fascinating new rules content, BLASTER is actually just a really good read. The artwork and photography is spot on and everything is laid out nicely too. It sounds like a small thing, but making something like this fun and easy to read makes a massive difference.

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BLASTER Volume 1 Magazine // Contents

Some of my favourite entries from Volume 1 including the Martian Racing Federation rules which build on Gaslands and the Rangers Of The Watchtower scenario for Rangers Of Shadowdeep. I would really love to give those a try myself!

If you're fascinated by what these designers have been tinkering with behind the scenes then this is a wonderful window into their thought process and of course the end result. I am very interested to see where they go next with this too and what other ideas they have rattling around inside their heads!

Have you given this a read?

"Some of my favourite entries from Volume 1 including the Martian Racing Federation rules which build on Gaslands..."

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