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MORTASHEEN: TEASER by scythemantis MORTASHEEN: TEASER by scythemantis
It's been nearly ten years since I began drawing gruesome little battle-monsters for a world I'd eventually name Mortasheen, and after nearly a solid year of mostly secret development, the Mortasheen concept will finally metamorphose into something more tangible for people to enjoy.

Within the coming weeks, the independent game publisher Cat Powered Raygun will be releasing a downloadable Ebook containing everything you need to play an all-new, original pen and paper roleplaying game set in the Mortasheen world, including exclusive artwork and in-depth background information on dozens of characters, environments and phenomenon I've never before revealed!

Even non-gamers might enjoy learning the strange ecology of Mortasheen city's many different environments, the various races who engineer and train Mortasheen monsters, and the many outrageous ways normal humans have struggled to adapt in a world where garbage tries to eat you...including one so threatening it may finally unite the lawless city's mad inhabitants under a common goal.

Actual release date, cost and more teaser details to follow!


MONSTERS FEATURED ON COVER:
Eyejacker
Gloomstone
Oov
Ghoulem
Mumblegog
Chainsaw Kid
Funguslyme
Garboid
Plazm
Pestequirm
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:iconobsidiron:
Obsidiron Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014
(roughly translated via various buzzes) "D-did you say c-c-cat?"
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giampax Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013
any news so far?
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scythemantis Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Nothing I can share publicly yet :p
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Airship-King Featured By Owner May 23, 2013
Oh man, I can't wait for this!
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scythemantis Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It's coming very very close now, too, I'll likely know a release date by the year's end to announce! Not 100% certain, though, never know what'll come up in the meantime, but it's been coming along smoothly and steadily!
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Airship-King Featured By Owner May 23, 2013
That's wonderful news! This is so exciting!
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Skullma Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013
Can I have the link to ebooks for this so I can see it?
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scythemantis Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
they aren't out yet, still being worked on but going smoothly :)
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Skullma Featured By Owner May 10, 2013
K also How many mortasheen monsters can you have on a team? Cause I have 8 on mine
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scythemantis Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
In the RPG it'll be almost unlimited, you fight with one at a time until you lose the battle by getting hit yourself, as I recall :)

Though I generally think of ten monsters as the average
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McFarnsworth Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012
Oh silly mumblegog I love him.
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:iconscrounge:
Scrounge Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
You forgot to list Jabbergrackle.
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:iconscrounge:
Scrounge Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
And whatver that thing is behind Oov, you forgot to list that too... What is it? Is it Goam?
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TheFlamingPickle Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012
I never did learn: do Mortasheen monsters kill each other in the arena, or do they just injure/incapacitate each other?
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scythemantis Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
They kill each other, but they can be brought back to life an infinite number of times :p
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TheFlamingPickle Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012
Do they keep their memories after coming back, or are they just genetically identical?
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scythemantis Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
They usually keep their memories!
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Theninjalizard Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012
I'm going to have ALL the herpetoids. ALL of them. Especially Jabbersnatch and Troglodile. Your game will be awesomazing.
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BlackMage-13 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012
Chainsaw kid seems to be your mascot, like Pikachu or Jack Frost. He has a simple aura of attractiveness and is the star of that short flash cartoon. Was this intentional?
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scythemantis Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, even though there are a number I probably like more myself, it was technically the first one I came up with and I think the most iconic. It's definitely the most liked and recognized so far :)
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Kaptain-Kefiah Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
"we are the pretty ones!"
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House-Lyrander Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I'm rather curious as to what the core mechanic is. Is it a d20 roll over system? A 2d6 roll under system? A dice pool success system? A 5 Rings style roll-keep system? Is it a diceless system? Has the system even been decided yet? SYSTEM!!! System no longer looks like a word.
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scythemantis Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Another set of people developed that, it's a totally original system but does use dice :p
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Rippershadow6116 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011
hey, do we create our own monsters from the start, or do we go around mortasheen, encountering them and befriending them?
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scythemantis Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You have to clone monsters you've gotten samples from :)
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jaredludy15 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012
how does that work? does your monster battle another monster until it's weak enough and then rather than "Catching them in a pokeball" you take a DNA sample and clone it? wouldn't bird monsters be resistant to cloning like real birds are?
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scythemantis Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
No, you scrape up organs, blood and tissues after the battle :p

Nothing is resistant to cloning in the Mortasheen world, genetic technology makes everything imaginable. They usually aren't exact clones, though, more like "offspring," slightly variable from the original.
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jaredludy15 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012
oh, that's much clearer. thank you very much :)
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jaredludy15 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012
oh, that's much clearer. thank you very much :)
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Rippershadow6116 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011
and do you get these samples willingly, or do you have fight and possibly die for them?
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scythemantis Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You fight!

Dying is difficult, though. Most people keep back-up clones or a means of transmitting their mind back home in case it happens.
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Rippershadow6116 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011
also, for those monsters that are partially inorganic, such as the abioza class or z series, do they come out with all their inorganic bits or do you have to provide them?
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scythemantis Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
They just need raw materials like metals and minerals while forming.
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Rippershadow6116 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011
finally, can you get all of the monsters by cloning? because if I recall correctly, some have impenetrable skin.
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scythemantis Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
The whole point is you can get absolutely any monster. I don't think I mentioned anything as having 100% impenetrable skin, anything can be destroyed by something or other :)
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Pilar-Sama Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2011  Professional Artist
MUMBLEGOG! :excited:
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:iconrippershadow6116:
Rippershadow6116 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011
who's the plague doctor?
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Duklaham Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011
I await a sting ray vampire that can suck blood through its stinger.
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scythemantis Featured By Owner May 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I used to have a stingray vampire, Hanivile... I still need to update it with a better design.
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Duklaham Featured By Owner May 6, 2011
Neat.I can also picture a stingray vampire swimming over prey and sucking its blood and acting like a flat parasite.I can also picture some sort of more lamprey like mouth.Though the idea of it swimming under prey and flipping its stinger out underneath to suck blood I find the coolest.
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MonstersandMayhem Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011
oh. heck. yes.

where will I be able to buy this awesome thing?
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scythemantis Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I won't know until it's out really : p
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ShallowBay91 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2011
"Even non-gamers might enjoy learning the strange ecology of Mortasheen city's many different environments, the various races who engineer and train Mortasheen monsters, and the many outrageous ways normal humans have struggled to adapt in a world where garbage tries to eat you"

Hey, that includes me! Never played a pen and paper game in my life, and I don't really want to. But more information about the crazy Mortasheen universe you've shared with us? That sounds fantastic! I'm the kind of guy who loves the technical details. If there's ever a Mortasheen Encyclopedia, I'll read it cover to cover.
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Platinum-titan Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I am definately getting this If I can afford it. Even though I have no real means of playing it with anyone.
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R-mor Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Congratulations dude!. I will definitely be buying this. Playing it may be another story since as nerdy as i am i've never played a pen and paper rpg. lol

Can't wait to hear more!
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wabaku42 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011
*Bites lip* *Ends up eating lip* *Grows new lip* *Bites that one*

OHMIGOD I HAVE WAITED!!! >w< I'm gonna read the SHIT out of that e-book!
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Marty-Party Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
If anyone wants to play online, I'm down.
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Carni-Vorus Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
This will be a must play for me, when it gets released! 8D
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Lotocoti Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Holy. Crap. AWESOME. Day one purchase for me whenever it comes out :D
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SliverEmperor Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011
...Freaking AWESOME! I was wondering when you'd release your twisted little world to the lands of mere mortals like us. Looks cool...but why does no one notice the poor Jabbergrackle beside the Chainsaw Kid?
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