This is Not a Test - Core Rulebook - 2nd Edition

SKU: TNT0001


Join us on 7/12 for the launch of the TnT backroom event! While this is just the product listing for the book only, the main backroom will go live here. 

[NOTE: Some details and pricing may change as we get closer to the event launch]

What is TnT

The great armed conflict known as the End War ravaged the world for years but came to its devastating conclusion in just seconds. In the aftermath of the nuclear attacks, remembered as the Great Fall, the United States was left a scarred wasteland. Millions died, polite society collapsed and scientific knowledge was lost in a forest of mushroom clouds. But hey, it’s not all bad. You and your fellow survivors live in the Tri-State Wasteland, an unforgiving land of mutants, lost technology and as much opportunity as danger. In this new world anyone can make their own destiny. But it's not easy and you better have grit, cunning, and a willingness to get a little dirty. This is the world of This Is Not a Test, a 28mm skirmish wargame set in a post-apocalyptic United States where warbands fight for survival, power and greed in the wastes.

This rulebook features:

  • Fast and involved game play – Play in as little as an hour. The game rewards tactical thinking and the activation system ensures play passes back and forth in a dynamic fashion that keeps all players involved to the very end.
  • Many factions to choose from – Murderous raiders, unusual mutants, profit-driven caravanners, primitive tribals, technology-seeking Preservers and wasteland rangers known as Peacekeepers.
  • Mutations, skills, and abilities – TONS of different mutations, skills, and abilities to customize your models and make a truly unique warband.
  • Harness the power of the past – No wasteland is complete without powerful ancient weapons littered about; everything from laser carbines to plasma casters. And don't forget about the ever popular power armor. 
  • Multiple scenarios and full campaign – Play through the scenarios in the book or an entire series of linked games. A fully detailed campaign system is included to keep track of injuries, income, experience, new skills, and overall power. Watch your warband go from a bunch of softbellies to full wasteland legends.
  • A truly dangerous wasteland – Full rules for wasteland hazards such as emberquakes, ripwinds and other natural occurrences that are as dangerous to your warband as your opponent. Additionally, a bestiary is included with over 30 entries for various wasteland creatures. Watch out for all types of fauna from simple rad zombies to the terrifying landsnapper. All have been catalogued and presented for your hunting pleasure.

What is a Backroom event?
At BSS, we don't use Kickstarter. This book is going to be printed and made regardless of if we sell 50-or 500. 

Instead of crowdfunding, we do our own Backroom events. We create 2-3 great launch bundles and put them at the best price possible. This allows fans to get in early and preorder the items before they go to the printer. We'll often throw in a bunch of gifts and unlocks along the way, as well as giving you special preorder pricing. 

At BSS, we HATE FOMO! We have a long history of making any backroom items available after fulfillment in some capacity. While It's not always possible (Slipcovers on the Don't Look Back book are a good example of an item that didn't return) we do our very best to not have limited products. 


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