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This is a free version of Electric Bastionland featuring the player-facing side of the rules and ten of the over one-hundred Failed Careers from the full game.

You can check out the full game here.

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.

Everybody’s here. 

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. 

CategoryPhysical game
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
(38 total ratings)
AuthorBastionland Press
GenreRole Playing
Tagsbastionland, into-the-odd, OSR, rules-lite, Tabletop


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Electric Bastionland Free Edition.pdf 4 MB


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Hi Chris. Obviously, this free PDF is already a great handout for new players, but someone on Reddit made me realise that it would be perfect if the “Player’s Handbook” (pages 292-293 of the full book) would be included here as well.

hello, i've taken great pleasure in reading through this free edition, and i intend on bringing it to the table asap. one thing i don't understand is, how is the party supposed to get more New Pounds? is the Condutor supposed to make up Treasures and how much they're worth?