Question: What do I get if I buy a
copy of the Hub Rules and then become a member of the
Society of Excavators Society?
We have a web page set up detailing what
is in the SOE section here.
Why can't I become a
SOE member if I buy another TME product?
Answer: Because normally only the
game master or one planning to become a game master,
would have the Hub Rules book, and many of the goodies
within the Excavators Society members area are for the
GM's eyes only. The GM can submit the deceased
characters of his or her players to the Dead Pile, or
give his or her players access to the members area using
the GM's password, but this is not really recommended as
there are a ton of downloads in this section which the
GM should keep secret until they are unleashed in a game
GMs are welcome to download, email or print and
share with their players whatever SOE content they want.. Also, if a player is keen to
get access to the members area, he or she is likely a
fan of the Mutant Epoch milieu and for about the cost of
a movie ticket, can buy and download the game as a PDF and then
register him or herself separately from the GM.
SOE membership a way to
stop people from fully utilizing pirated copies of The
Answer: No, because with the Hub
Rules, one can already play the full game without the
enhancements of the Society of Excavators Members Area. Pirated copies aren't
really a concern for Outland Arts as statistics show
that people who download hot software, pdfs and whatnot tend not to be
users of the hot files, but rather file collectors and
would never buy a game or become a member anyhow,
therefore, not a lost sale. Besides, if you do have a
pirate copy and love the game, why not support the
publisher to ensure they produce more related products
for you to enjoy?
How do I reach other TME gamers
in my area?
Answer: The best ways to find other TME players is
to either ask around at your local game shop, meet
other gamers at conventions, or create them either from
the ranks of non-RPGers. Poaching players away from
their current RPG game systems is also possible, but not
always appreciated or successfully achieved. Still, many
gamers enjoy playing a wide range of game systems, as
well as in different genres and may appreciate getting
away from a fantasy or vampire RPG for awhile and trying
their hand at post apocalyptic gaming.
Also, try these
player finder sites for posting who you
are and what games you would like to engage in.
Or you can post something on
How do I become a member of the
Society of Excavators (SOE)?
Answer: Membership is free and automatic with
purchase or ownership of any version of The Mutant Epoch
Hub Rules book. We have a
membership page with
all the info you will need, as well as a link to a
complete overview of what is waiting inside the SOE
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