So Ricardo's post over at Fantalonia got me thinking about Post Apocalyptic games again. He basically was reviewing 15mm.co.uk rules for the USE ME system. His review focused on it's differences with the Ganesha Games title Mutants & Death Ray Guns (MDRG) which is a homage to TSR's Gamma World. Back in the day we (meaning my gaming group, not the royal we) played a fair amount of Gamma World and no game was complete without some kind of DethmöbeelTM (ie a big vehicle with armor and Guns all over it).
Image from: http://www.waynesbooks.com/GammaWorld.html
For what USE ME: PA was all about I thought that this post on DropshipHorizon was a little more illustrative. I'm tempted to buy it, but perhaps I need to play one of the other five rule sets I own and haven't played first.
Other titles that are in development are Ganesha Games Apocalypticum, you can see some playtests and some cool PA vehicle models at ChicagoSkirmish Wargames. It looks cool but it appears that combat is not deadly enough, yet.
Two Hour Wargames also has After the Horsemen in development and the Yahoo group has some files on playing Fallout with the old Chain Reaction 2.0 rules. (What's that? Some one should update that to CRFV?) [As a side note you can download the Chain Reaction Final Version and Chain Reaction Swordplay Final version for free at the Two Hour Wargames store.]
And in my search for “Post Apocalyptic Rules” I found this site http://www.darkshire.net/jhkim/rpg/freerpgs/bykeyword/postapocalyptic.html with a bunch of interesting looking free rpg alternatives to Gamma World.
Also if you like John Carter, THW has just put out a free add on for gaming the Warlord of Mars on their blog here.
And today is the last day to put your name on the list here to win a free THW ruleset.