Hell on Earth (the Classic version) is a standalone 1998 post-apocalyptic sequel to Pinnacle Entertainment's flagship 1996 line Deadlands: The Weird West. In the centuries after that game's alternate history of 1876, horrific other-dimensional entities called the Reckoners fomented warfare and destruction across the American West and the world. In 2081 a devastating Last War released evil spirits and arcane energy, making the entire world a Deadland -- but the Reckoners's own machinations trapped them here on the toxic, irradiated Earth. Now, in 2094, the heroes of the Wasted West try to reclaim the land and destroy the Reckoners.
Compatible with the original 1996 Deadlands Classic, Hell on Earth replaces the Weird West's mad scientists and hucksters with many new and revised player character types: radslinging Doomsayers, brain-burning sykers, scavenging tech-wizard junkers, the Harrowed (walking dead), and righteous Templars. The eclectic post-apocalyptic setting permits wide-ranging and wild campaigns right out of Mad Max, Damnation Alley, Terminator, and Akira. The game's metaplot introduced an unexpected extraterrestrial element: a space colony, Faraway, founded in 2044 by Helstromme Industries and then stranded after the Last War on Earth. This storyline spawned the third Deadlands game, Lost Colony (2002).
Pinnacle later adapted Hell on Earth for the d20 System and, as Hell on Earth Reloaded, for Savage Worlds. This all-new collection presents almost every book in the 1998 HoE Classic line in pristine .PDF scans with crisp text and artwork. (Iron Oasis is an image scan of lower quality.) Note that this Classic version of Hell on Earth isn't compatible with Savage Worlds but with Deadlands Classic and the recent Deadlands 20th Anniversary Edition.
We provide each ebook complete in .PDF (Portable Document Format). Like all Bundle of Holding titles, these books have NO DRM (Digital Restrictions Management), and our customers are entitled to move them freely among all their devices.
Ten percent of each purchase (after gateway fees) goes to the charity designated by Shane Hensley of Pinnacle Entertainment, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.
The total retail value of the titles in this offer is US$134. Customers who pay just US$12.95 get all eleven titles in our Player Collection (retail value $56) as DRM-free .PDF ebooks:
- The complete 225-page Deadlands: Hell on Earth Classic core rulebook
- The Wasted West worldbook
- No less than eight character splatbooks: Brainburners (sykers), Children of the Atom (radiation priests), Cyborgs, The Junkman Cometh (tech-wizards), The Last Crusaders, Road Warriors, Spirit Warriors (toxic shamans), and Waste Warriors
- And the Toxic Tales character journal
Those who pay more than the threshold (average) price, which is set at $24.95 to start, also get our entire Marshal Collection with fourteen more titles worth an additional $78:
- Four location sourcebooks: City o' Sin (Las Vegas), Denver, Iron Oasis, and Shattered Coast
- Monsters, Muties, & Misfits
- Four adventures: The Boise Horror, Hell or High Water, Something About a Sword, and Urban Renewal
- Four figure sets: Starter, Horrors of the Wasted West, Road Wars, and The Combine
- The Hell on Earth Radiation Screen (GM screen) and the introductory adventure "Apocalypse Now!"
I might as well be honest. I wasn't a huge fan of Deadlands and I'm really not a fan of the post-apocalyptic genre generally, especially when it's using a rules set that's more than twenty years old. I'm REALLY not the market this is aimed at. But tastes differ, and if you like this sort of thing or liked the original Deadlands this may be something you'll like, and you'll get a reasonable amount of stuff for your money.
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