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Bottom Feeders: Game of Scavenging

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     "FTL meets S.T.A.L.K.E.R." - The Soloist

      Bottom Feeders is a game about scavenging cosmic trash belts on the edges of Civilization
      while dreaming about retirement to a paradise world.

       Designed for PocketQuest 2023.

       The game comes with minimal lore, focusing on mechanics to provide a non-leveled team-based rogue-lite experience,
       that requires a virtual tabletop, or a full set of dice, to run.

     Game Loop

       Choose a specialty and background, delve to wrecks, celebrate and purchase information at space ports,
       and should you survive: retire to provide the crew with permanent benefits.

       Extremely simple and quick to learn combat system gains depth from a variety of specialties, enemy types, and items.

       The world builds itself as you go, using the vast number of tables provided.

     Modes of Play

       The game can be played with and without GM, and with a group, or as solo controling a crew.

       All this is thanks to the tables provided, which allow for automatization of most of the game's content for experienced players,
       and serve as world generation tools for the GM.

       The game may be played with zero-prep, however, one should familiarize themselves with the rules before doing so.

     Additional Features

       Crafting and repair system for items and robots.

       Large set of png tokens, which are also available for free here.

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     Related Content

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Combat Pack to give
more depth to fights.
Also has new weapon types,
backgrounds, specialties,
and tokens.
Voyage Pack to give life
to the Home Ship, journeys,
exploration, & ship combat.
Also has new specialties,
hiring of non-combat crew,
and more tokens.
Standalone Heist Pack
opens up a new avenue
of bottom feeding: illicit
heists for material gain.
As per usual, includes
new thematic specialties.
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Glenn C July 04, 2024 9:11 pm UTC
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Is there any chance of a more printer friendly version of the PDF?

I like to print out the PDFs I buy, since it's easier to pass a booklet around the table rather than a tablet (and it's hard to beat the feel of leafing through a book!)
While I love the aesthetic of the art in this PDF; it's very ink heavy with solid graphics both on full pages, and integrated with text. I might exclude the full page art (which would be a shame) but it's the latter kind of pages which would be trickier.

Thank you for this great game by the way! This post in no way reflects on it's quality; more just wanting to have a more printer friendly booklet since one of my hobbies is book binding!
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Fabian L September 06, 2023 10:40 pm UTC
Looks interesting. is this primarily a solo RPG with options for group play with or with out a Game master ?
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Jani H October 09, 2023 12:41 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
Apologies for rather delayed response!

The combat encounters, resources at space ports, what loot is found, etc, all can be automatized through the use of tables, thus allowing for solo and GMless play.

The initial design was geared towards a group of players, or one player controlling a crew of characters, and one game master generating the world as you go.
However, the design moved towards a direction that would also allow for smooth GMless and solo play as stated above.

Hope this helped!
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