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Something's wrong with the world and I don't know what it is.

It used to be better, of course it did. In the golden age of legend, when there was enough to eat and enough hope, when there was one nation under god and people could lift their eyes and see beyond the horizon, beyond the day. Children were born happy and grew up rich.

Now that's not what we've got. Now we've got this. Hardholders stand against the screaming elements and all comers, keeping safe as many as they can. Angels and savvyheads run constant battle against there's not enough and bullets fly and everything breaks. Hocuses gather people around them, and are they protectors, saviors, visionaries, or just wishful thinkers? Choppers, gunluggers and battlebabes carve out what they can and defend it with blood and bullets. Drivers search and scavenge, looking for that opportunity, that one perfect chance. Skinners and the Maestro D' remember beauty, or invent beauty anew, cup it in their hands and whisper come and see, and don't worry now about what it will cost you. And brainers, oh, brainers see what none of the rest of us will: the world's psychic maelstrom, the terrible desperation and hate pressing in at the edge of all perception, it is the world now.

And you, who are you? This is what we've got, yes. What are you going to make of it?

Content warning: In addition to horror, violence, and adult themes, Apocalypse World includes sexual content, including implicit discussions of consent and power dynamics in romantic and sexual relationships. If you'd like to review this content before you buy, please download the playbooks for free at https://lumpley.games, and if you're sensitive to sexual triggers, please proceed with care.

For adults.

CategoryPhysical game
Rated 4.9 out of 5 stars
(73 total ratings)
AuthorMeguey & Vincent Baker, et al


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Apocalypse World 2nd Ed.pdf 3 MB
Apocalypse World Basic Refbook 2nd Ed.pdf 989 kB
Apocalypse World Extended Playbooks 2nd Ed.pdf 354 kB

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A modern classic.

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I bought a physical copy from my local game shop. They gave me a Bits and Mortar code for the pdf but it only unlocks the Spanish version ( I am guessing here. I can only say for sure that it is not English). Is there a way to get an English version of the pdf? Maybe have them update their files?


Print version? Please?


I purchased the softcover+PDF awhile ago on your site, but still haven't received a link to the PDF (or received the book). I'm going to snag a community copy, considering I already purchased this (hope you don't mind).


You should have emailed for support instead of claiming an additional copy which someone else might have needed.


We've released more community copies!

Thank you so much!


One RPG System to rule them all


A long time ago, when I discovered this game, it has totally changed how I see RPGs (both as a player and as an author).