Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Community Setting Project: FROM THE ZONES!

Click image to learn how to participate! 

Exonauts pal and Radstronaut John Till over at FateSF is leading the charge for new cross-blog extravaganza called FROM THE ZONE. This is an OSR community project to create material for a post-apocalyptic setting inspired in part by the Andrei Tarkovsky film Stalker (1979). 

If you've never heard of the film, he's written a great primer and set up some participation guidelines. This is open to anyone and you don't need a blog to participate. It looks to be a blast so put on your thinking caps and get writing! 

From FateSF:

FROM THE ZONE is a cross-blog project about the Zones. Here are the details:
  1. Write something about the Zones for the system of your choice. Describe a specific Zone, or an artifact, or a location within the Zone, a strange threat or phenomenon found in the Zone, a Zone scenario, a table of encounters, a Stalker character class, or something else.
  2. This project is cross-system. Write for a system you love. I'll be writing for Fate Core/FAE, but you may want to write for a different system, such as Labyrinth Lord/Mutant Future, X-plorers, Diaspora, Stars Without Numbers, WaRP, Open D6,  or something else. System-neutral is also fine!
  3. Post your content to your own blog. You own whatever you write and post to your own blog.
  4. If you don't have a blog you can write a document in Google docs. 
  5. Download the Hereticwerks Zones logo; use it in your blog post or Google doc! We will post the link to download the logo HERE as soon as it is up and ready.
  6. Leave a comment in the comments section of this post (see below) with a link to your blog post or Google doc
  7. We will create a table with all the links and a brief/title description of each item here at FATE SF
We'll start the table collecting the links as Thursday's FATE SF post. This will be an ongoing project, so share a link to your blog post or Google doc whenever it is ready.


  1. Loved all the PC games & really thought the movie was superb.
    I think this idea for a Zone setting collaboration of ideas is awesome!

    1. Please consider sending something in for "From the Zones"! It would be great to see what you come up with!

  2. Jay, thank's so much for the plug!

    I just submitted a creature for X-plorers for +Chris Helton's Philippine OSR relief project, so its fun to be dipping our feet into another collaborative project at the same time as "From the Zones" continues!

    1. My pleasure John! I've also posted it over at Gamma World War. I'll have to check out that other project too!

  3. The Wikipedia articles on this movie and the book are fascinating. There is a great table of artifacts in the Wikipedia article for Roadside Picnic that is entirely gameable without modification.