Earth Delta is Lizard’s take on post-apocalyptic mutant roleplaying (ala Gamma World), done with the Dungeons & Dragons 4e ruleset. Yes, I know Wizards of the Coast has one. Earth Delta differs from Gamma World 4e in the following ways:
- It’s not finished yet, but when it is, it will cover levels 1-30 and be completely compatible with 4e.
- It allows for all the gonzo you could want (dude, the mascot is a flying grizzly bear with laser eyes!), but it doesn’t assume the game has to be a wacky beer-and-pretzels time filler for when someone can’t make it for your D&D game. You can run the game straight or silly or anywhere in between. I give you the tools; you decide what to build.
- No collectible cards.
- Old School Attitude. A lot like porn, you will know it when you see it.
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Important Update Note
Earth Delta is, by my measure, some 60-70 percent complete. The new classes have powers to level 30 and two paragon paths each. There’s a full set of monsters for levels 1-14 or so. The mutation and equipment lists are at least moderately filled out for Heroic and most of Paragon tier. As formatted, the two books top 450 pages and over 210,000 words. I’ve been working on this for a year now (my oldest draft was created on 2/12/2010), and I need a semi-break. So, not dead, not even in hibernation, but I am going to start using my fairly limited “free” time for other projects, very possibly my “OSRIC in Spaaaaaace” concept. I am still, frankly, overflowing with ideas for Earth Delta — monsters, mutations, items, settings — but I also need to work on something different for a bit, esp. with my Sunday game going from World of Darkness to 4e.
Most likely, I’ll actually be posting more Earth Delta content here, because every time I get an idea for an item, mutation, etc, I’ll just put it here, instead of saving it for a “release” (it will also go in the constantly expanding core books, of course!).
Because I’ve promised many times not to let this drift off into that nether realm of “Updating soon…”, if I go six months without doing anything on Earth Delta, I will formally declare it comatose and unlikely to garner my attention in the reasonable future. I doubt it will come to that — I’ve got too many ideas for it — but I like to set rules, terms, and conditions.
For now, please enjoy what’s there, and check here regularly… really, I mean it, that’s my intent — at least once a week or so, something new and cool — for updates and new material.