GRIDSHOCK 20XX is a tabletop roleplaying game setting: a superhero world where something went very wrong in 1986. Reality was warped, civilization collapsed, and the world as we knew it was turned upside down. Now the bad guys are in charge of what's left – but a new breed of superhumans called Vectors strive to restore freedom to their ravaged world. Like the heroes of the past, Vectors use their powers to address injustice directly, and with style: by punching it in the face, or blasting it with laser eyes. And with a totalitarian state called the Supremacy in control, there are a whole lot of things in need of punching and blasting.
GRIDSHOCK 20XX uses the ICONS Superpowered Roleplaying rules. If you've ever played TSR's classic Marvel Super Heroes RPG, much of ICONS will look familiar to you, and its stats and abilities are easily extrapolated to any RPG that can handle superpowers.
This set includes all four GRIDSHOCK 20XX zines:
GRIDSHOCK 20XX ZINE 1: ROADMAP
An overview of the world, themes, and play style of GRIDSHOCK 20XX, with optional rules for trucking the Thunder Road in your Motorig and tuning up for superpowered action.
GRIDSHOCK 20XX ZINE 2: ROSTER
Character templates for the world of GRIDSHOCK 20XX. The Ace, Fabricator, Free Agent, Gatecrasher, Gridjockey, Hybroid, Neogenic, Outcaster, Revenant, Rogue Bot, Suitjack, and Ultra-Knight templates, each illustrated and including three variant builds to let you hit the ground running.
GRIDSHOCK 20XX ZINE 3: REGIONS
Details on the eight major regions of the world of GRIDSHOCK 20XX. The undead-infested Deadside and the dangerous New Homelands surrounding it; the criminal theocracy of Beringia; the reality-warped, weaponized wilderness of Cascadia; the genetic dystopia of The Orchard; the despot-dominated Sanction; and the twin Supremacy bastions of Seaboard and Sunrise Sector.
GRIDSHOCK 20XX THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF POST-SHOCK NORTH AMERICA ZINE 4: REFERENCE
A glossary and encyclopedia providing additional background detail – in effect, an "official handbook" of the GRIDSHOCK 20XX universe.
Purchase includes 4 zines, each 28 pages, 5.5"x8.5", saddle stitched softcover, color covers, color interiors on 3 (Roadmap, Roster and Regions), b&w interiors on Reference book. PDF not included.