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Electric Bastionland

Electric Bastionland is a roleplaying game written by Chris McDowall, based on the award-winning Into The Odd ruleset. It is also the basis for a dizzying amount of hacks

You can check out a summary of the rules here, and you can read the free version (which includes a number of failed careers!) here

The Eclectic Bastion Jam is an opportunity to submit your hack, failed career, borough, adventure, dungeon - whatever you're doing, if it relates to Into The Odd, please consider submitting it here! Take a look at some of the terrific content for Into The Odd already on, as well as these incredible games based on the original ruleset.

Submission Guidelines

Your submission should be somehow related to Into The Odd: Electric Bastionland, whether it takes the form of a content (such as a borough or adventure site), failed careers, oddities, or even a brand-new game based on the original rules. 

As for licenses, as long you aren't pulling from the game text, go wild! Use whatever copyright you are comfortable with.

Additionally, please keep the following in mind:

Electric Bastionland was written to be a roleplaying game that anybody could play. I wanted to break down the barriers between how we imagine a game should be and how it plays at the table.

This is a game to be played, not a textbook to be studied. It’s designed for the game table, not the library. Rules are false idols, numbers are rarely the answer, and plain speech always beats specialist terminology. But more than that, this is a game meant to welcome people that might not have braved the world of roleplaying games before. Maybe they aren’t drawn to wizards and dragons. Maybe they don’t want to learn complex rules. Maybe they don’t feel welcome. Everyone is welcome in Bastionland, as long as we commit to welcoming each other. 

I draw support and inspiration from the “Old School Renaissance” of game design (OSR), a loose community that takes inspiration from early roleplaying games.This doesn’t mean I want my game table to embody the ugly side of the 1970s. Bastionland itself draws from the early 20th Century, but I don’t idolise the outdated values of that era. The first principle of Bastion is “Everything is Here”, but that can be read as “Everyone is Here”. Bastionland isn’t a utopia. It has dark, horrific elements, but your table should be a warm, welcoming place. 

My goal is to break the barriers that stop us having fun at the table. Nobody should be rebuilding those barriers or creating new ones. Anybody bringing hatred, prejudice, or elitism to the table is working against the intent of this game. 

Thank you and have fun,


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An alien landscape in your back yard
Into the Odd as imagined through pulp Sword & Sorcery.
An Into the Odd Hack
A post-apocalyptic setting hack for Electric Bastionland
Bugs, Marble and Titans
Cassette Tape Magic for Electric Bastionland
A Deep Country setting for Into The Odd: Electric Bastionland
Pilot crawlers in the world of Electric Bastionland
Explore the paranormal Nekrovon Academy and the eldritch world of the Beyond.
A micro hack for Electric Bastionland
An Electric Bastionland Adventure for the Eclectic Bastionland Game Jam
A complete collection of sparks for one version of Bastion
50 NPCs for your Electric Bastionland
a borough on the verge of collapse with plenty of landmarks to spark adventure
OSR supplement to generate the peoples, parties and neighbourhoods of your own City of the New Weird.
An Unofficial Supplement to Electric Bastionland
A fantastical junkyard adventure for Electric Bastionland
Fun Factions to Abuse and Use (Electric Bastionland)
10 Strange Entities For Electric Bastionland
Five nocturnal failed careers for Electric Bastionland
Tabletop RPG to play Run & Gun style games
An Underground Circus Adventure of Electric Bastionland.
Weird monsters are trapped inside a magic labyrinth
Bastionland NPC's of mystery, oddity, adventure.
Machines for use with Electric Bastionland
An hack of Into the Odd for playing a warrior bug adventuring through an abandoned kingdom.
a Failed Career for Electric Bastionland
A game of ordinary people and extraordinary conspiracies
TTRPG SRD based on Frontearth Striders
A Pamphlet Encounter for Electric Bastionland
A Failed Career For Electric Bastionland
Bastionland transposed to a twisted, rural England. D66 Backgrounds. WIP.
A single player character creation game for use with Electric Bastionland's Integrated Alien career
A travel guide to Bastion's unexplored sub district. An inspirational supplement for the Electric Bastion RPG
A "The Lighthouse" inspired Failed Career for Electric Bastionland
The where-it's-at art district of Bastion
A borough for Electric Bastionland
A short and flavorful supplement, for Electric Bastionland (Eclectic Bastion Jam, 2020)
An electronic music setting hack for Into the Odd
36 Oddities for Trade/Sale
Une classe merdique pour Troïka! et Electric Bastionland
An Electric Bastionland horror investigation hack
A hack of Into the Odd
A Character Creation Supplement for the Mystic Punks RPG
8 Failed Careers for Electric Bastionland
A Failed Career For Electric Bastionland
A Machine. For Electric Bastionland. One Page Inspiration.
A Failed Career For Electric Bastionland
A Failed Career For Electric Bastionland
A Failed Career For Electric Bastionland
A failed career for Electric Bastionland
A bureaucratic adventure for Electric Bastionland