Project Biomodus

  • Sat Oct 15, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Joseph 'Bear' Thompson
  • Project Biomodus (Playtest)
  • Based on TAPM20
  • Adult Themes
  • Lines/Veils, Open Door policy, Will provide contact details for pre-game discussion.
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  • Pregens Available - Creation Possible



“In our Hubris, we became Immortal. In our Ignorance, we became Monsters.”

This quote is the defining feature of the history in the world of Project Biomodus. Humanity is dead. The ecosystem is a spiraling engine of overworked bio-mechanical constructs, trying desperately to adapt and survive in on a world that is falling ever closer to death. Nothing is as it once was, and in the middle of it all – the transhuman descendants of humanity: Homo Biomodi – struggle to carve out their survival in a world of hollowed-out, concrete husks, vast deserts of ash and dirt and under the predatory eyes of the twisted monsters who survived alongside them.

You play a Biomodus; one step above the other descendants of humans. Unlike the other people who populate the world, you are capable of changing your biology like equipment, modifying and adapting to your surroundings. You can even change bodies all together. Powered by a mixture of your brain and a medical nano-machine factory (collectively known as your Core), your character is capable of superhuman feats, impossibly fast maneuvers and potentially equipped with an array of deadly weapons built into your bio-mechanical Case. It is with these tools that you hunt, you feed, you adapt and then you grow.


Project Biomodus runs on a proprietary system known as TAPM20 (Tactical Action and Power Management – D20) created by TAPM Systems. The system revolves around a fluid interchange of Action and Power points to remove the limits from predefined actions within a combat. Character creation is complex, classless and highly adaptable – but when the dice start rolling, the action is smooth, dynamic and ultimately cinematic in appearance.

The tactical part of play comes from how you spend your points. The more points you spend to attack, the less you have to defend yourself or can devote to movement. Combat is simple, highly flashy and is nigh limitless as the characters can perform impossible feats of strength, take a tank shell to the chest as well as build automatic, armor-shredding weapons into their bodies. One might think that these walking, bio-mechanical gods would have nothing to fear, however there is one change in the ecosystem that rules above all others:

There is no more ‘food chain’ and the monsters out in The Wastes are more than capable of handling themselves.


  • Big Bad Con has an amazing attitude to inclusion of all players, and all are welcome to play Project Biomodus. There will be no bullying at the table and people doing so will be asked to leave.
  • Make sure you are taking care of yourself! I will bring some finger food and snacks etc. to the table to share, but I can’t be certain that I am not buying something you are deathly allergic to. Bring food and bring fluids if you are uncertain!
  • We will be using the Lines and Veils method of player comfort, as well as an Open Door policy. Lines include sexual violence, excessive descriptions of gore or excessive distasteful behavior and other matters that may come up as decided at the time of play. Veil examples would be sexual encounters and torture scenes (although I am not planning on including them).
  • If you have any concerns as a player or have any topics you wish to avoid, come and see me first, for feel free to email me at prior to the session if you want to talk to me privately beforehand. I am always willing to pause a game for a break to talk to any of my players privately too.
  • Don’t be afraid to give feedback. Love it or hate it, I want to know what you think of the game, the way I run a session or anything that can help Project Biomodus (or my ability as a Narrator) to improve.


If you want to know more about Project Biomodus, or talk to me about the games run at Big Bad Con particularly, then please feel free to contact me by any of the methods listed below:

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Thanks for your interest!

Tags: Adult themes, Adventure, Apocalyptic, Combat, Dark, Exploration, Fantasy, Gore, Graphic Violence, Horror, Military, Sci-Fi, Serious, Super Powers, Suspenseful

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