• This game is under the Sci-Fi, Apocalyptic & Action/Adventure genres.
  • The game system is Apocalypse World No Rest For The Wicked.
  • This game contains adult content.
Welcome To The Wasteland (Borderlands NRFTW)
Hello traveler!

This game is based on the Borderlands video games franchise! It uses the Apocalypse World/Dungeon World hack created by Wrecking Ball Games Lab. You can grab it here: https://www.google.ca/url?q=http://1d4cast.org/files/No_Rest.pdf&sa=U&ved=0ahUKEwj6xpuJ4rDZAhUN52MKHVuGB4sQFggUMAA&usg=AOvVaw35nNxv26s7S1X9VTEXY6Q0

It's free. The Powered By The Apocalypse engine using the Dungeon World level progression. Basically, you roll 2d6+X, with X being (generally) one of four character attributes. On a 10+ you succeed; on a 7 to 9 you succeed with a complication; and on a 6 or lower, you don't get what you want. Unless what you want is to live in interesting times.

The basic story behind the Borderlands franchise is that in what is presumably the far future, humanity has spread out across six galaxies. At some point, the Atlas Corporation discovered a cache of alien technology on a planet named Promethea. Reverse-engineering the alien technology allowed the Atlas Corporation to produce goods ranging from weapons to space ships that outperformed its corporate peers, leading to other corporations scrambling to explore in the hopes of finding their own sources of alien technology. This lead to the hints that a Vault containing alien knowledge on the planet Pandora, which attracted the attention of adventurers, rascal, ne'er-do-wells, and rogues collective known as Vault Hunters coming to Pandora. The search for the Vault makes up the plot of the first game; the aftermath of discovering the Vault makes up the plot of the second game and the Pre-Sequel.

I'm guessing, however, if you're here, you know all of that stuff. If not, we live in the age of wikis. Watch some trailers on youtube.

This game will take place after Borderlands 2.

Your characters will be visiting planet Carceri!

A wonderful planet variously owned and leased by the Atlas Corporation, Dahl, and TORGUE. Atlas originally used the planet as a private prison planet, then expanded its uses for experimentation and live fire training for its private military, the Crimson Lance. Dahl procured labourers and also contracted to use parts of Carceri for live fire exercises for its own military forces. And TORGUE? Well, TORGUE thought that it would be awesome to broadcast an ECHO net show about prisoners fighting to the death against each in a brutal labyrinth filled with traps, guns, and deadly creatures and plant life imported from other planets in the known galaxies. TORGUE employees often ended up in the mix because there is no such thing as OSHA. The creatures and plants that TORGUE imported often broke free and spread cataclysmically across many continents of Carceri because investing in proper containment facilities costs a lot of money and creature breakouts increased ratings.

After the events of Borderlands 2, Carceri remains a terrible place. The remains of the Atlas Corporation there have carved out several fiefdoms: Bravo base, Uniform base, and Tango base 1 and Tango base 2. The two Tango bases were originally one larger whole before they were split by bitter infighting. Others existed, but have since been overrun by creatures unleashed by the incompetence of TORGUE employees or by the prison population. The prisoners rioted - aided by Vladof - on a global scale and exist in crude settlements carved out of former prison facilities or as nomadic gangs, trying to eke out a living on Carceri's unforgiving surface. TORGUE has two main facilities located at the planet's north and south poles. The facility on the north pole is called Outpost AWESOME and the southern one is called Outpost RADICAL. Smaller settlements owned by TORGUE dot the five continents of Carceri, and they tend to be simple housing pre-fabs built up around ECHO net broadcasting towers. Some of these settlements were overrun by prisoners and have become dangerous shanty towns. Others were taken over by non-violent prisoners - people who committed mail fraud or jay walked or pulled the tags off of mattresses - and they are functional pit stops where travelers can purchase supplies and trade.

There are also Vaults opening on Carceri. They lay hidden before, because the time was not right. Alignment of the stars and all of that. The first opened under a prisoner-run city known as Boom Town. The city suffered damage and severe casualties as the Vault opened, disgorging the strange mineral Eridium and enigmatic creatures that fought their way clear of the Vault and fled into parts unknown. The prisoners who remained were mutated in mind and body by the exposure to the Eridium, and in their great wisdom, still live in Boom Town, worshiping the opened Vault and the Eridium. Two other Vaults - that so far remain sealed - were discovered, and the location of others speculated upon.

That's where you come in, Vault Hunter. Welcome to the wasteland.