Author: JT Smith
Company/Publisher: Anarchy inK
Page count: 100
Playtest Review by Genesis on 08/17/98. Genre tags: none
editor's note: this review was a bit vague in details (such as what sort of game it is) and heavy on accolates, but after due consideration we are including it in our archive as written. It appears deadEarth is a free RPG world/system. Hype aside, it seems a bonafide candidate for review, and one hopes a more substantial review with details might someday surface.
I have been playing deadEarth for a couple of years now. I actually joined up with a group including the creator of the game and the original play testers! deadEarth is the most realistic role-playing system I have ever played. It uses a realistic skill set and it's combat works out like real life. This game allows you to do something that I have never seen work out ever before. If you want you can put yourself into the game as a character. You might say, What fun would that be?
Trust me, it is. Putting your real self into an unreal world is such an incredible experience-you have to try it to believe it.
deadEarth is set in an all too possible, post holocaust, future. There are many fighting factions; famine and pestilence are common themes all over the globe; radiation is playing havoc with the genetics of all deadEarth's living inhabitants; and there are many legendary figures and myths talked about in your average pub. Basically, this world and this game have all the chaos you need for a good time. You really have to check it out.
It is downloadable for free at http://www.deadearth.com.
The creator of the game also recently posted an online players database called dE-C-L-A-N-S. I haven't gotten to do much with it yet, but it looks cool.
Style: 5 (Excellent!)