Sneak Peek: Nova Punks rage across a post-apocalyptic wasteland

Nova Punks post-apocalyptic road gangs from the world of Yellow Dawn and RPG written by David J Rodger - artwork Borja Pindado

Nova Punks. Artwork Borja Pindado

New artwork from Borja Pindado who is wrapping up the last of the briefs I sent through for the new 3rd edition of Yellow Dawn, a post-apocalyptic RPG based on the world of my books.  This image features Nova Punks, tapping into the “Mad Max” flavour that is one of many you can experience within the Yellow Dawn universe.

Learn more about Yellow Dawn here: http://www.davidjrodger.com/yellowdawn.htm

 

Got my hands on beta version of 3rd Edition Yellow Dawn

First Printed Copy of the 3rd Edition of Yellow Dawn – The Age of Hastur

David J Rodger holding beta copy of 3rd edition Yellow Dawn The Age of Hastur not final cover

David J Rodger with beta copy of 3rd Edition – not final cover

Tangible evidence of the months of brain burn and going stir crazy since I started writing the 3rd edition. Started in January and finished the first edit near the end of July. Super quick turnaround by LULU on printing it up.  This is a beta copy so I can start play-testing with my group next month.  The cover is just some of the new artwork from inside and is not the final version.  Really looking forward to playing again. Working on the 3rd edition every day, full time, for months, meant that the last thing I wanted to do on an evening was sit down and play it – hence the massive upsurge in playing Dominion, Car Wars, Fury of Dracula (1987) and Warrior Knights (1986).

The 3rd Edition is part of the publishing deal on the table with Modiphius (Achtung! Cthulhu) under license from Chaosium.  It has been written to work seamlessly with Chaosium’s 7th edition rule set.  Another reason why I am so excited about playing it.  Massive increase in game speed and decrease in dice crunchy tables and rule lawyers. It’s all about the narrative baby!

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Read the post-apocalyptic Yellow Dawn novels.  There are three at the moment.

Dog Eat DogBrutal, globe-spanning crime thriller

The Black LakeIntensely creepy haunting on a post-apocalyptic island

The Social ClubTense Orwellian detective story set in London as ruled by The Power of Eight

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Publisher says – reading The Black Lake was like finding undiscovered John Wyndham novel

New Praise for an Old Book

I released The Black Lake in 2012 and it quickly picked up interest, including a critical and very positive review by The Guardian.  It continues to sell at a steady pace as my role-playing game Yellow Dawn – The Age of Hastur gains further traction, generating crossover conversions from fans wanting to read novels set in this post-apocalyptic (and Cthulhu Mythos infected) world.  Here’s some feedback that came through recently on Facebook from a publisher – she has a first edition with the old, original cover:

Publisher says - reading The Black Lake by David J Rodger was like finding undiscovered John Wyndham novel

“like finding an undiscovered John Wyndham novel”

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A remote island haunted by the consequences of a terrible act that has brought new monsters into our world

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“Atmospheric and Creepy” – The Guardian

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“The menace made me too tense to sleep” – Dan Dixon

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David J Rodger’s vision of a post-apocalyptic world was given a spooky twist last year in The Black Lake, after the action-packed hit Dog Eat Dog and alongside the tense, slow-burning thriller of recently released The Social Club.

In the wake of a cataclysmic event ten years ago (Yellow Dawn), survivors are still struggling to understand what has happened to the Earth – and make sense of the alien, sometimes surreal, consequences that now dominate so much of daily life across the planet.

Five men leave their survivor fortress in Malta on a sea-expedition to the sub-Arctic waters above Scotland. They intend to undertake scientific observations of violent and fascinating meteorological phenomenon that takes place there – considered the focus point of some kind of singularity. What they find is a cosmic horror that seethes amongst the shadows of this darkened world. It is a story of escape and wonder, of madness and terror.

The Black Lake by David J Rodger a science fiction dark fantasy horror story that blends post-apocalypse with Cthulhu Mythos

 

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Art & Fashion > Cyberpunk < Vision of a future that could be today

Dead Gurlz, Social Tribes in Yellow Dawn

cyberpunk culture  and fashion - ideas for future trends - social tribes in post apocalypse novels by David J Rodger - art by Charlie Terrell all rights reserved

Art by Charlie Terrell – All Rights Reserved

Part of a series of images from the liquid metal, carbo-plastic, hydrogel and permacrete core of visual creators on the Internet.  Images that stir my senses and evoke plots and concepts for what I’d like to see (or fear) in the future.

Artist: Charlie Terrell, website and residue for his ambition here {click}

Back in the 80s, when the term Cyberpunk was still relatively new, the ideas for fashion in the future seemed to focus on Continue reading