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Exploration Trucks

DramaScape Free Volume 23

This Product is a full-color set of Exploration Trucks, with Hex, Square and No overlay.

This Product includes the VTT (Virtual Tabletop files) for online play.

“Find that infernal black box. I need to learn the truth about what caused this crash.”

The product features six exploration trucks in various configurations. The trucks include a flatbed truck, passenger truck, cargo truck, flak truck, communications truck, and artillery truck. 

The product is intended for use in near or far future science fiction games but could easily be used in modern games as well.

Adventure hook for use with this product:

Scavengers: This plot hook, where the trucks are out scavenging in the wilderness, works well with any of our environment maps, such as our Desert Crash Site map. As well as transporting personnel off-road, these exploration trucks could be employed to clear terrain or move dirt with their various frontal attachment tools. If used together with the Desert Crash Site map, the vehicles could be hired to find the black box of the crashed airplane in return for the crew keeping any scrap metal they recover. The employer is an insurance company that wants evidence faulting the pilot that would release them from insurance claim obligations. Meanwhile, a group of desert nomads observe the work from afar, before deciding to raid the workers to seize the vehicles for themselves. The nomads wait for a sandstorm to hit the region, using the cover of dust and wind to launch a surprise attack when the scavenger crew hunkers down in the trucks underneath the tarp covers The desert nomads charge at the workers with riding horses, or perhaps aboard rusted pickups or jeeps jury-rigged with 50 caliber machine guns.

The Player Characters could either work for the scavenger team, or be part of a group attempting to halt the insurance company's investigations. If part of the scavenger team, they need to defend their vehicles from the fierce nomad attack. If, on the other hand, they are opposed to the scavengers, the Player Characters could be working to protect the blamed pilot, or they might be part of a rivaling accident investigation group who suspect the insurance company of foul play. Alternatively, the Player Characters could even be members of the desert nomad raiders, going after the sturdy trucks for the benefit or their tribe. But in any case the question remains, who was it that tipped the desert nomads off about the operation, and what is their angle in all of this?

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Will B January 02, 2015 11:57 pm UTC
I reviewed this and loved it, and now I'm really into using the Dramascape stuff, one reviewer wanted a "beauty shot" to illustrate to his player just what there driving beside the top down map, so to speak. I have to agree that, such a picture would be great, but this is still worth owning, as is, and if in the future there is an update with said illustration, it would be worth buying. Most of the Dramascape products I own, have such a isometric view if even just on the cover of the PDF
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abraham E March 23, 2014 4:03 am UTC
First, the PDF is definately worth the price, no question about that. Really, though, these are very useful overhead views -- whether used with miniatures or with paper tokens (or cardboard game pieces).

I have only one complaint -- I wish the PDF could have been layered, to allow more diversity in the vehicles and in the terrain templates they're on.

Otherwise, this is a really great set.
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JERRY M March 15, 2014 3:45 pm UTC
These are great trucks with a variety of options for your sci fi, modern, or post apocalypse gaming. (Or even really exotic fantasy).

Seriously though, the quality is excellent, there is enough room for gameplay in the vehicles, and the artwork has great detail. The variety of options allows a GM to use one set for a bunch of different trucks, to help avoid the "every thing the villain has looks the same" problem.

This would easily be worth a couple of $$ as a DL, but its free, so even better...!
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Dave G March 14, 2014 9:04 pm UTC
Great multi purpose trucks, works very nicely for VTT. Would be great to have a set of different vehicles to go with them ;-)
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March 05, 2014 9:33 am UTC
Great for a Traveller campaign if you have miniatures to accompany this product.
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Andrew J March 02, 2014 9:22 pm UTC
Every single truck in this book is presented on a terrain template, rather than a white or alpha background. This makes them either useless for online use or significantly more work to isolate from the published background than one might be willing to put into them.

I can't imagine how the same problem would not be there for printed use as well, as one would have to carefully cut away the terrain template background before use.
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Simon P March 02, 2014 10:12 pm UTC
The online ones are in the folder called VTT which accompanies it.
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Steven B March 20, 2018 1:32 pm UTC
You can print them off the PNG files and they won't have a terrain background. Only no overlay, but it works.
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This title was added to our catalog on March 01, 2014.