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Patrick Wetmore’s Anomalous Subsurface Environment, the nearby city of Denethix and the Land of 1,000 Towers is a gonzo Swords & Robots setting — The world is now a withered husk, the remnant of a bygone era of super-science. In its wake, an age of sorcery has risen. Here Wizards(1) rule absolute, where they have carved out powerful cities from the dust and debris of the Old World.

Perhaps you are a lowly peon, an escaped slave, a disgraced dilettante, or an itinerant barbarian from The Worthless North. Whatever the case, If you’re going to make it here, it will take wits, brawn and no small measure of luck.

1. a generic term for anybody who seeks power through arcane means

Things to Read & See

If you can, watch Thundarr The Barbarian or Ralph Bakshi’s Wizards. Either will give you the gist of what this is all about. Read Jack Vance’s Dying Earth stories and novels, (particularly Eyes of the Overworld and Cugel’s Saga). These tales perfectly capture a decadent far future earth built on top of the ruins of the old world — A world of powerful wizards and ancient technological marvels Finally, look at illustrations and art by Brom, Jean Giraud (a.k.a. Moebius), Nate Simpson, Tony DiTerlizzi, Doug Kovacs, and Micheal Whelan, because they are good.

Playing the Game

Downloadable Materials Online resources and other free play aids
How to Play Online Instructions for ‘play-by-post’ and or Virtual Tabletop play
Special Rules A collection of rules that modify and adapt the DCC RPG rules for use with the Anomalous Subsurface Environment


Gods and Cults
Geography and Society
Groups and Factions
Flora and Fauna

Glossary of Terms

A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K
L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, S, T, U
V, W, X, Y, Z

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