Welcome, valued employee, to another exciting day working for Automnicon. Is today the day you make it out of debt? Is today the day you die? Who knows! Time to find out.
All you need to play is this guide, a piece of paper, a pen and a six-sided dice. You play the role of repairmen on an Automnicon job, and your character and the setting are entirely generated through dice rolls. If you play, let us know how it goes and any changes we should make! It's very rough and ready but it's something you can play with friends remotely.
Automnijobs' mechanics are roughly based on a combination of Honey Heist (Grant Howitt) and Lasers and Feelings (John Harper)
It was written during Coronavirus Isolation by Beth Crane and has been launched on Patreon and GumRoad as part of an effort to cover our costs. It's Pay What You Can because we know a lot of people are in the same situation as us.
Beth is also working on a far more detailed We Fix Space Junk RPG, which should be out some time in the next year!
Whether you decide to donate to us or not, we hope you enjoy this fun little RPG!
UPDATES! As time goes on we're getting feedback from players (which is great) -- we're using that feedback to make a better game!
UPDATE 1: 05/04/2020 -- Added third page for DM, clarified stat points for players, added more detail to debt mechanics, added notes section for DM
UPDATE 2: 17/03/2022 -- Modified player stat to simplify, modified debt mechanics. Old version still available for those who prefer it!
Free version: You'll get a black and white PDF of the full three page document plus a separate black and white version of just the player page! (this is also the most printable version) Paid version: (because of the way Gumroad works) is the same but in colour!