Marcus L. Rowland (ffutures) wrote,
Marcus L. Rowland

Another RPG bundle offer - Atomic Robo

Another game (and a comic) I've somehow never heard of, which is odd because several people tell me that the comic is very good. Basically, this is a big bundle of the Atomic Robo comic collections (nine of them) and an RPG based on them using the FATE rules.

Atomic Robo and Other Strangeness graphic album cover"This new offer presents nine complete .PDF graphic albums of the Eisner Award-nominated Atomic Robo comic series from Tesladyne LLC, plus the 2014 Atomic Robo RPG from Evil Hat Productions. In 1923 Nikola Tesla unveils a robot with automatic intelligence: Atomic Robo! Granted full American citizenship in 1938 after a secret military operation, Robo founds Tesladyne, a two-fisted think tank that explores the fringes of scientific inquiry. After decades of high-octane, full-contact hypothesis testing at the edge of human knowledge, Robo and the Action Scientists of Tesladyne are the go-to defense force against the unexplained.

Created in 2007 by Brian Clevinger and Scott Wegener, Atomic Robo has been online since 2015 at There the creators post Robo's century-spanning adventures, supported by a Tesladyne Patreon campaign and eight successful Kickstarters. There's giant monsters, rogue agencies, underground cities, trans-dimensional vampires, one particularly annoying dinosaur, and lots of explosions. (Lots of explosions.) Atomic Robo reads like the Ghostbusters, Indiana Jones, Buckaroo Banzai, and Rocketeer movies crammed into a robot who wears pants. Jump in anywhere -- each graphic album is a self-contained story, so you can read them in any order.

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 this offer's pandemic-related charity, Direct Relief. Direct Relief gets protective gear and critical care medications to health workers, with emergency deliveries to medical facilities across the US and to regional response agencies across the world.

Atomic Robo roleplaying game coverThe total retail value of the titles in this offer is US$138. Customers who pay just US$12.95 get all seven titles in our Starter Collection (retail value $70) as DRM-free .PDF ebooks, including Evil Hat's complete standalone 322-page Atomic Robo RPG rulebook based on Fate Core (previously presented in the November 2015 Bundle of Fate 3), three Tesladyne graphic albums (Atomic Robo and Other Strangeness , The Ghost of Station X, and The Shadow From Beyond Time), and Action Science resources like the Tesladyne Field Manual and FM-Ultra Field Manual -- and behold the pulpy fruit of a vastly superior reptilian intelligence in Dr. Dinosaur's Time Travel Guide!

Those who pay more than the threshold (average) price, which is set at $24.95 to start, also get our entire Bonus Collection with seven more titles worth an additional $68, including the Atomic Robo RPG supplement Majestic 12; four more Atomic Robo graphic albums (The Ring of Fire, The Savage Sword of Dr. Dinosaur, The Spectre of Tomorrow, and The Temple of Od); and two collections of the Robo companion comic Real Science Adventures: Flying She-Devils of the Pacific and The Nicodemus Job.

I've had a quick look at the comic and the game system, and both look pretty good. The comic looks to be a lot of fun, and the game makes heavy use of illustrations and examples from the comic for a very enjoyable setting. It uses the FATE rules which means you need a few special dice, but they're basically 6-siders with faces marked with +, - , or blank, and it's easy to use ordinary D6 instead. Recommended!

Later - I should probably say that there are no adventures - lots of material on running them, and a few outlines, but no actual adventures. Thanks to [personal profile] original_aj for asking!

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