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Saturday, 29 February 2020

Shoot 'n' Loot $10.00

Shoot 'n' Loot: $10.00

Publisher: Mitchell Salmon

It’s a tough, unforgiving, dangerous galaxy. Out there on the fringes of solar systems controlled by interstellar ultra-capitalist corporations, where pirates and bandits and marauders roam, mercenaries make a living taking dangerous jobs for not enough pay, hoping to scrape enough together to buy a better gun that could be the difference between success and bloody, painful failure. And if they die, the ubiquitous corporate respawn industry spits them out in a new body, for as long as it’s profitable.

You are one of these bombastic, gun-toting, problem-solving, explosion-loving, daredevil-driving mercenaries, out to make a name for yourself blowing away bad guys for fun and profit. You do what the mission demands, and look good while doing it. 

Let’s make some mayhem.


Shoot 'n' Loot is a rules-lite tabletop roleplaying game for 2-5 players, including a GM. It is built in the easy-to-learn, fiction-first style of games like Apocalypse World (D. Vincent Baker and Meguey Baker), Dungeon World (Sage LaTorra and Adam Koebel), and The Sprawl (Hamish Cameron). It uses a unique map-drawing approach to fast-paced, lightly tactical combat. It contains everything you need to jump straight into a setting-agnostic high octane world of explosions, bullets, and mayhem.



 2-5 Players

 2-3 Hours per session,

short campaigns

 Ages 13+

 GM Required

Sci-Fi and Cyberpunk

Action and Explosions

Cooperate with friends

Roll to find out what happens

Tell a story together

What's Familiar

Shoot 'n' Loot is Powered by the Apocalypse. It uses a roll of 2d6 +/- a skill to resolve challenges, and each move has built in, fiction-focused prompts for failed rolls, partial successes, and complete successes. Each character has a Playbook which gives them access to moves unique to them. As you level up through completing missions, failing rolls, and complicating missions through personal drives, you choose new moves to expand your character's options.

What's Unique

Shoot 'n' Loot uses a new map-drawing approach to fiction-first tactical combat. It's not grid-based combat, nor is it purely theatre-of-the-mind. Combat is fast and dangerous, but don't worry: when your character dies, they'll just come back at a nearby respawn station... to a point.

Characters wield an array of wild, randomly generated guns across 10 weapon types with 100 possible tags, and 100 possible looks. Some tags give concrete bonuses or penalties while some are part of the fiction.


  • The Soldier protects themselves and their allies, making them harder to take down, and takes out vulnerable targets with grenades.
  • The Berserker gets in close and deals massive damage at huge risk to themselves.
  • The Agent ghosts unnoticed around the battlefield, picking off isolated targets with decisive blows.
  • The Wheel-Jockey is one with the machine, making rust-bucket cars dance across wastelands and through city streets.
  • The Gun Runner makes their fortune in the machinery of endless strife, and always knows how to cut a deal.
  • The Sentry watches the battle from afar, waiting for the perfect time to strike.

What's Included

Your download of Shoot 'n' Loot includes a full rulebook, rules for combat and weapon generation, and 6 playbooks.

You will need dice, paper, pens or drawing items, tokens for characters, tokens or diecast cars for vehicles.

Setting Agnostic

Shoot 'n' Loot does not include any setting information, worldbuilding, or fiction. You can play games of Shoot 'n' Loot in any science fiction or cyberpunk setting that allows mercenaries to operate with total or partial impunity, features unimaginably large and powerful capitalist corporations, and has the kind of technology required to bring people back from the dead for profit. You can develop your own setting as you play, or port Shoot 'n' Loot into an existing world.

Creative Commons

Creative Commons License
This game is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. That means you are free to adapt, edit, and remix this game as long as you credit Mitchell Salmon. This license does not extend to the graphics and photos used, which remain the copyright of their respective owners.


I respectfully acknowledge the Wurundjeri people and the Boon Wurrung / Bunurong people of the Kulin Nations as the traditional owners of the land on which the majority of my work takes place. I pay respects to elders past, present, and emerging. Sovereignty was never ceded.

Shoot 'n' Loot
Price: $10.00

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