Is it possible to play it solo?
A downloadable game
Bastion - The Electric Hub of Mankind
The only city that matters. Too big to fall, too complicated to function. A mess of alleyways, legalese and crowds. Aliens, Mockeries and People always in your way and your business.
Everything is here.
In Deep Country, the land stretches forever. The long shadow of our embarrassing past. Villages rot away, trees don’t bother to flower anymore, and the potato is eaten cold from the ground. Things were better before. Better before Bastion.
In the Underground are impossible tunnels beneath time and space. Devious machines release their creations into the corridors. All while the twisting network grows and touches everything. Connects everything. You can get anywhere, but there’s always a challenge.
You have a failed career and a colossal debt.
Treasure is your only option.
A spark of hope in Electric Bastionland.
Electric Bastionland is a roleplaying game written by Chris McDowall, author of the critically-acclaimed Into The Odd. It uses and expands upon the systems developed in Into The Odd, resulting in a rules-set that’s easy to run as a Referee and even easier to play. It’s not a sourcebook or an expansion - it’s a standalone journey into an unknowable world.
The pdf contains:
- Fast, simple rules that fit on a single two-page spread
- Over 100 Failed Careers that define your character's starting point and bring the world to life
- Guidance for preparing running your game in Bastion, Deep Country, or the Underground
- Spot colour artwork by Alec Sorensen
- A trove of essays and sample content in the Oddendum
In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $19 USD. You will get access to the following files:
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Hey! I picked up a copy of the free edition for a $5 donation without reading that only 10 failed careers were included. Is there anyway to credit this toward a full copy? I'm an essential healthcare worker, and my wife and I are both high risk patients as well, so money has been real tight lately.
I love the way you talk about accessibilityfor new players. You've been a real inspiration for my design work.
///UPDATE///The support team sorted me out! Thanks again for the book @~@
Hi Chris. I just bought a used copy of Electric Bastionland and I'm very excited about giving it a try. I want to try using it as a solo rpg, simply out of necessity as I have no one to play with. Would you be willing to offer any advice on how to play it solo? thanks! Michael
Chris, I heard you say on a podcast or YouTube recently that you still had some had some physical copies available. If so, where could I get one? Thank you.
Hi. They're available at www.bastionlandpress.com and if you're in the US then Exalted Funeral have some stock that might work out cheaper with postage.
why wasn't this in the bundle for racial justice and equality?
I wasn't contacted about that bundle, but I contributed an adventure to Dissident Whispers, which you can buy over at https://tuesdayknightgames.itch.io/dissident-whispers