Hey! I’m working on a FitD game called Asphalt and Trouble. It incorporates a lot a genres that can be hard to summarize: cyberpunk, wild west, post-global-warming-apocalypse, biker-punk, etc.
Much of America has become unlivable due to climate change. People have congregated in major cities, protected from the elements and run by corporations, but that’s not where the story takes place. You are a biker gang, ruling the open roads between civilization, protecting or ruling the small, forgotten towns in rural America. The bikers have carved out the open spaces as their own, and struggle for power without attracting the notice of the corporations who have abandoned this land.
Touchstones: Full Throttle (Lucasarts), Snow Crash (Neal Stephenson), Mad Max Fury Road
I still have a long way to go, but I’m close to something I can post and early playtest.
A&T will have a similar amount of content to Blades (7 player playbooks, 6 crew playbooks currently), and many new and updated rules for the setting. I’m particularly expanding the Turf mechanics, as controlling the expansive land between cities is a greater challenge, with greater rewards. As it I have it planned, Turf maps aren’t specific to crew types, but are modular depending on the GM and crew’s goals. This is the largest section I still have to develop, but I have ideas down.
I’m also working through a few foundational challenges, so I’d be especially open to feedback on these problems and whether the “solutions” work:
Capturing land owned by others in the Wild West? A bit problematic. Instead, owning Turf is about having the trust of the people who live there, and being responsible for their safety and upkeep.
Current biker aesthetic is full of white machismo. In A&T, though, the corporations have focused on appealing to the majority as the best fiscal sense, oppressing or objectifying minorities, who often find ways to leave the cities and join the gangs. Machismo culture is fetishized within the city, but not a real representation of biker gangs.
I’m almost at a stage where I feel comfortable posting what I have, so I’ll post a link here soonish. I also have a placeholder twitter account I’ll be updating with developments as well. https://twitter.com/Asphalt_Trouble