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Apocalypse World (2nd Ed)

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Something's wrong with the world and I don't know what it is.

It used to be better, of course it did. In the golden age of legend, when there was enough to eat and enough hope, when there was one nation under god and people could lift their eyes and see beyond the horizon, beyond the day. Children were born happy and grew up rich.

Now that's not what we've got. Now we've got this. Hardholders stand against the screaming elements and all comers, keeping safe as many as they can. Angels and savvyheads run constant battle against there's not enough and bullets fly and everything breaks. Hocuses gather people around them, and are they protectors, saviors, visionaries, or just wishful thinkers? Choppers, gunluggers and battlebabes carve out what they can and defend it with blood and bullets. Drivers search and scavenge, looking for that opportunity, that one perfect chance. Skinners and the Maestro D' remember beauty, or invent beauty anew, cup it in their hands and whisper come and see, and don't worry now about what it will cost you. And brainers, oh, brainers see what none of the rest of us will: the world's psychic maelstrom, the terrible desperation and hate pressing in at the edge of all perception, it is the world now.

And you, who are you? This is what we've got, yes. What are you going to make of it?

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Ludo S May 27, 2018 7:31 pm UTC
Howdy, I am fairly new to the RPG Scene and was hoping to play something super fun with my family (my mom really enjoys the post apocalyptic genre) and I was wondering if this would be a good system to roleplay, me as GM and my family as PCs. It will hopefully be my first time GM-ing but a very close friend of mine is very experienced, and has offered to help me out as much as he possibly can. My main question was whether or not this book contains any playable campaigns within it, or if I would need to find some that had been previously created to play through with my family.
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PABLO A A July 03, 2018 1:54 am UTC
Hey Ludo, this is a great game but not sure if it is a good start or if it is for the family. The game does not have campaigns and teaches you how to improvise situations on the spot.

Also, there is a spanish version available if you want to check.
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Clayton P April 03, 2018 4:38 pm UTC
Hey, Vincent wants to get this on your website, trying to read what you got there but that damn picture of your book cover is covering all the text makes it really annoying to try and read your page.
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Chad K October 29, 2017 5:16 pm UTC
No Preview at all?
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Vincent B June 26, 2017 12:18 am UTC
It'll be available in print soon, at I'm only holding off until the last of the backer rewards ship.

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Jason H June 28, 2017 8:43 am UTC
Cheers - thanks for clarifying :)

Is there a mailing list or something we could sign up to for notifications when they become available?
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Jason H August 12, 2017 8:27 am UTC
Bought the HC/PDF combo via your webstore (same email address as my account here). Thanks for the email letting me know the HC was available :) Assuming there is no way to get the PDF on DTRPG (I have already downloaded via payhip as directed from your website, but its easier to manage my library here). if not, that's cool...just thought I would ask the question.
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Jason H June 06, 2017 3:24 am UTC
Any news on a print version of this? Either POD or traditional?
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Jack W August 28, 2017 3:20 pm UTC
I got the print version through the kickstarter - so they exist, and they're pretty swish, to boot. standard paperback format, a little bigger than A5 by my guess, 300 pages, nice paper - I'm sure they'll be on sale to the general public soon!

I'm not boasting, promise...
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James C April 25, 2017 7:09 pm UTC
Goddamn it, how did I not know about this until now? I need to get a hard copy, if at all possible.
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Cramaine D March 23, 2017 8:43 am UTC
Is there a hardcopy book available soon? PDFs are nice but I like to be able to physically hold a copy too!
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jimmy D February 22, 2017 8:40 am UTC
How big is the unzipped file size? Not much room left on my ipad.
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Vincent B January 02, 2017 4:27 pm UTC
We have no plans for PoD, but we're waiting as patiently as we can for shipments from our printers. It'll be available in print as soon as they arrive.
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Douglas E R March 12, 2017 3:12 pm UTC

Just NOW becoming aware of this whole thing. I am so far out of the loop it is not funny at all. Anyway, back in January your comment was made, waiting for shipments from the printers. Have all copies arrived and been sold now, or are you still waiting? I'd like to possibly secure one, but realize I may be too late.
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Joe W May 19, 2017 2:00 am UTC
Gamer for 35 years, heard about this system from my son, would really like to find a print copy at Gen Con this year? Chances?
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June 26, 2017 12:15 am UTC
I'm curious about this too, I couldn't even find a print copy for sail on the publisher's website.
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Jay L January 02, 2017 3:54 pm UTC
is there any plans to release this as a PoD as I'm finding it hard to get a printed version anywhere?
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Brian B December 24, 2016 2:17 am UTC
Does this have a release so it can be printed out for personal use?
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Aja J December 27, 2016 12:13 am UTC
Yes, they did a kickstarter for it.
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Chris F December 22, 2016 1:30 am UTC
Does anyone know if there is going to be a physical copy / print edition? I really hope so...
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Aja J December 27, 2016 12:12 am UTC
Yes, they did a kickstarter for it.
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Vincent B December 02, 2016 3:47 pm UTC
Now with bookmarks!
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Joel S December 04, 2016 2:41 am UTC
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December 04, 2016 4:24 pm UTC
Much appreciated. :D
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Aaron L March 11, 2017 9:58 pm UTC
I'll not be made a liar. Buying now, and thanks!
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Aaron L November 29, 2016 8:34 pm UTC
I clicked on this title for the express purpose of purchasing it, but after reviewing the comments section I've changed my mind. I WILL NOT purchase a pdf of this size without bookmarks. It is impossible to make use of an rpg book without them and treating them as an extra or a fun little DIY project is laughable. You might have gotten away with this a few years back, but Paizo and Evil Hat have set a standard that I have come to expect in all of my purchases. Fix this and you'll have an instant purchase.
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February 16, 2017 2:46 am UTC
Happy to add bookmarks to an RPG PDF if you want. Yeah, it should be expected, but also selling PDFs that aren't locked down so you can easily add your own should be expected too.
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November 21, 2016 7:44 pm UTC
Sounds neat! Will buy once there's useful bookmarks.
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James S November 11, 2016 4:59 am UTC
Any news on a PoD version? I like having hard copies!
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