2011-04-07 : Introducing: the Touchstone
At the earliest reaches of living memory, the world collapsed. Cities raged, burned, or just died in agony, starved, fell silent. The sky howled. Not everyone who remembers it remembers it the same way. People forgot who they were, where they had come from, what they could make.
Now, in this world of filth and blindness, there are a few with new vision. They go among us at war, indomitable and doomed, hoping and fighting for something better.
The Hocus never did quite account for Shepherd Book, did it? And pretty much everybody who's seen Book of Eli has wanted a playbook for Eli. The Touchstone is my take. Like Shepherd Book, or Eli, the Touchstone has hope and is really good at violence.
Getting the Touchstone
The Touchstone PDF comes free with every Apocalypse World order since April 1, 2011.
If you bought Apocalypse World before then, don't buy it again, even if you really really want the Touchstone! It's cool, but it's not worth $15. Instead, go find somebody who'll trade or share it with you. I have a couple of recommendations:
Story Games: [Apocalypse World] LE Playbooks
RPGNet: Trading Apocalypse World LE Playbooks
At this writing, the Story Games thread is more fun, and includes a bunch of photos of people in masks and holding rocks and things. On the other hand, if you already have the earlier limited edition playbooks, the RPGNet thread is the one that really needs you.
For more information about the limited edition playbooks in general, you can read this.
I'm happy to answer questions! Anybody want to know anything special about the Touchstone?
1. On 2011-04-07, Seth Ben-Ezra said:
2. On 2011-04-07, Vincent said:
3. On 2011-04-07, Matt said:
4. On 2011-04-07, Keith said:
5. On 2011-04-08, Steve Hickey said:
6. On 2011-04-08, anon. said:
7. On 2011-04-08, Vincent said:
8. On 2011-04-09, Emily said:
9. On 2011-04-18, Graypawn said:
10. On 2011-04-18, Vincent said: