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Amid the Ashes by jollyjack Amid the Ashes by jollyjack
After listening to the soundtracks of the Fallout games more times than is probably healthy, my build-it-yourself, post-apocalyptic board game is finally done.
You can purchase the PDF here: [link]

There's a bit of cutting and gluing involved, so this is probably just one for the hobbyists out there, but I had a lot of fun building it and learned quite a bit.
I already have plans for future kit-games!
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:icongaidzer:
gaidzer Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2015
Maybe I'm missing something but there is a rule about a "Radio Station" and I'm not finding any corresponding tile.
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:iconjollyjack:
jollyjack Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2015
Near the end of section 3 (Tile Detail) the instructions explain the radio station's function.
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:icongaidzer:
gaidzer Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2015
Oh... I totally missed it. ^^
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:iconvincefryer:
vincefryer Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014
Love a good PnP. How many pages?
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:iconmiguelthesniper:
MiguelTheSniper Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WOO! thanks. ill check out, this sounds awesome
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:iconsteelskeleton:
SteelSkeleton Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014
Challenge accepted. ... When I can afford it.
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:iconblackout2k:
blackout2k Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013
Somebody should turn this into a video game.
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:icongozerthecarpathian:
gozerthecarpathian Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Okay as "The Kickstarter guy" (I write the Kickstarter Conversations blog) I have to ask, "Any thoughts of Kickstarting this into a full print boardgame?"
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:iconjollyjack:
jollyjack Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013
It's something I need to do a bit more research into.
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:iconrizbrony:
RizBrony Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2014
Does it have the same vibe as Fallout ? The 50s future ? 
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:iconjollyjack:
jollyjack Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2014
There's very little, if any, hint as to what point in history the game is set, but it's clearly post 1950s.
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:icongozerthecarpathian:
gozerthecarpathian Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Let me know if you have any questions. :) 

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:iconramoranscout:
RamoranScout Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Cutting and gluing don't scare me. Sounds interesting from what you've posted. I'm seriously considering buying one.
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:iconlilfluff:
LilFluff Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013
For some reason this reminds me of the covers of 80s rpg box sets. I like it.
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:iconjollyjack:
jollyjack Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013
I was looking at board game boxes from that era when designing this :)
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:icontercollin:
Tercollin Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Student Digital Artist
You should make this a comic!
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:icondawnland:
dawnland Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Professional General Artist
Bought. I'm sold. Looks great!
Gave me inspiration to complete my own kit game - thanks!
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:iconmarv998:
marv998 Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
will have so much fun with this, time to get the table sorted
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:iconmaelstrom44:
Maelstrom44 Featured By Owner May 20, 2013
this will be bigger than monopoly and D&D combined!
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:iconbolaocho27:
bolaocho27 Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
like it
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:iconlphogan:
LPHogan Featured By Owner May 18, 2013
This sells the game to me... and if it was a movie I would SO have watched it!
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:iconsatudo:
satudo Featured By Owner May 18, 2013
I have only one question for you jack. Was it fun?

Bookmarked it, I'll ask the guys next time we get together. I just wish it had more detail on the actual game play. Might wait to see that youtube vid you've mentioned thinking about making. If its anything like risk for example at least one of the five regulars i play with won't touch it with a nine foot pole. On the other hand if its closer to dnd like what a few of the other posters have mentioned he'd love it. Hell at 6$ I might just buy it just to take a look at the thing even if the guys aren't interested. It Can't have more pieces then the WoW the board game/expansion... Or take more set up/construction then most of the bloody warhammer armies...

Speaking of youtube. TableTop, wheaton's show. Between the 3-8 regulars the guys have managed to purchase almost every single game hes shown on there at some point. I don't know if that's a typical reaction... Lol. Nonetheless... Might want to add that to the suggestions made earlier about gaming geeks on youtube to try and bribe/kidnap/blackmail into trying the game.
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:iconrandommode:
Randommode Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Subtitle "The story of Jolly Jack's career" :lmao: I'm just kidding Phil. :) It's a cool cover for the game man. I hope it sells well
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:iconcomma-kazie:
Comma-Kazie Featured By Owner May 17, 2013
Ooh, color me interested!
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:iconpoul-tisbey:
Poul-Tisbey Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Student Filmographer
This looks pretty damn awesome as a (for the lack of a better word) board game cover
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:icongonfar:
gonfar Featured By Owner May 17, 2013
I look forward to giving it a go when I'm in a better situation, hopefully soon.
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:iconaliasi:
aliasi Featured By Owner May 16, 2013
I suspect there may be a misprint on the PDF. yellow Factory tiles are showing as "+[two power bolts]", when I suspect they're supposed to REQUIRE two power bolts, going by the rules examples.
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:iconjollyjack:
jollyjack Featured By Owner May 16, 2013
You're right.
Damn. That's embarrassing. It was a flaw in the prototype that had been fixed. I don't know how it made it into the final version.
An edit has been made. As you've already purchased, you should be able to download the new version before the link expires.
(Should you wish to print out the revised page....but it'd probably be easier to just black out the "+")
Very sorry :(
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:iconaliasi:
aliasi Featured By Owner May 16, 2013
Eh, I don't mind taking a marker to it (I've already printed the stuff and mounted it) but I'll certainly download the revised version for if I have to reprint - I just figured you'd want to know of the typo.
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:iconjollyjack:
jollyjack Featured By Owner May 16, 2013
Yeah, thanks for letting me know! I'd obviously missed it.
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:iconaliasi:
aliasi Featured By Owner May 21, 2013
My usual gaming group finally got a chance to try the game out; there's some rough spots, and I think we're going to replace dealing out all the tiles before hand with making decks of them and using a 15x15 board and placing them as we explore, but it's got some promising bits!
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:iconjollyjack:
jollyjack Featured By Owner May 21, 2013
If you get the chance, do send me a note on what the rough spots are, so I can make improvements.
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:iconcharons-keeper:
Charons-keeper Featured By Owner May 16, 2013
You can count on me getting it as soon as the spring courses are done and I get back up north! I don't have a printer in this apartment -_-
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:iconmalgrumm:
malgrumm Featured By Owner May 16, 2013
nice..............
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:iconmarshall123x:
Marshall123x Featured By Owner May 15, 2013
I.....AM.....LOVING YOU RIGHT NOW. -Get on one knee- MARRY ME AND MAKE ME THE HAPPIEST ARTIST IN THE WORLD......no homo of course. lol anyway, this looks awesome jack. too bad im too broke to get it right now T.T.
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:iconangelenesdreams:
angelenesdreams Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I just DLed it...looks great and I can't wait to get it ready to play! :D
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:iconrennistora:
RennisTora Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
All I can think of now, is a digital board game of this.
Like online/Hosting for you and your friends, as it were.
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:icondawnland:
dawnland Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Professional General Artist
YES!
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grafikimon Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Awesome. purchased it and downloaded the PDF. looks great.

I am using a card stock instead of trying to glue sheets together. Print on one side then just feed the card stock back into printer upside down.

One issue. The tokens for resources are against the edge of the page instead of in the middle so they get cut off when printing. Other than that it prints fine. Rules look good. Will try playing it tonight.


Good luck with the game.
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:icondisperzija:
Disperzija Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my God, the LOVE I'm feeling for you right now is on the verge of GAY (presuming you're a male, if not, carry on, dear maiden)! This is AWESOOOME!
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:iconcyrad:
cyrad Featured By Owner May 14, 2013
Pretty awesome! A shame I don't have anyone to play this with. Maybe it can inspire me to keep going with my own projects.
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:iconkergonan:
Kergonan Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Bought it, now I need to find a group, since my family is not much into that kind of games.
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:icontazerjmarks:
TazerJMarks Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Student Filmographer
Saw it, all ready got it!

Can't wait to play it!
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:iconottoborg:
ottoborg Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Ordered and downloaded. Enjoy my $6, sir.
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:iconharlen333:
harlen333 Featured By Owner May 14, 2013
Would you be willing to look into a CyberPunk setting?
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:iconmethusulacomics:
MethusulaComics Featured By Owner May 14, 2013
not bad. fits the theme/style.world of fallout perfectly.
this would be an awesome movie poster.
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:iconbabel116:
babel116 Featured By Owner May 14, 2013
dude, that's wicked.
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:iconniekitty:
niekitty Featured By Owner May 14, 2013
The invisible walls are guiding me toward yonder spires of steel ruin!!!
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:iconhalfdrake010:
Halfdrake010 Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
D&D. Nuff' said.
Except it has a chance of radiation-sickness.
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IgnisDraconi Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Love it! I will try it!
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