BUGOUT Beta Test


You are going to be one of the first people to take my game for a spin without the training wheels. I’ve been working on this game / Tabletop Simulator Module for a very long time (like… around the time I started writing Dear McCracken… 5 1/2 years ago…)

The game is (appropriately) titled...


Here’s the quick pitch: 

BUGOUT is a 1-4 player cooperative game designed to test your survival instincts in a world under siege by nature. There is no option to stay put as the Rain, Quakes, Tornadoes, and Lava slowly close in, leaving nowhere left to hide. Plan your escape carefully, and then get to work building your distress signal to extract as many survivors off the map as you can. Keep the Graveyard from overflowing and you'll find yourself victorious in the face of certain extinction. 

It's the end of the world... time to BUGOUT!

If you OWN tabletop simulator, all you have to do is go to this link: 


And hit SUBSCRIBE. That should load the game into your Workshop, where you can load it up and play! The module is fully scripted and SHOULD be free of any glitches or problems. Of course, no one is perfect — so if you come across an issue, please feel free to let me know and I’ll do my best to investigate and fix it. In fact, I have a Bug Hunter discord where we have a forum channel for all Rules Questions, Issues, and Feedback!  https://discord.gg/7UJJfP3EKJ 


Don't Have Tabletop Simulator? 

If you don’t have TTS but are just interested in helping out and learning more, I have the instruction manual! One of the most daunting tasks for this game was to write down how to play in a clear, concise, and unambiguous way. It took days of work, but this should be complete! Don’t worry, you aren’t total guinea pigs — I have witnessed a group play the game using only this rulebook and they were able to play a game from start to finish with no intervention from me!

Feel free to download this and pick it apart. I will take ANY notes you have on the presentation, layout, ordering, or even grammar and spelling mistakes.



Playing Solo?

One great thing about BUGOUT is that it is a GREAT solo game — if you like to play solo, I recommend using the “Hot seat” feature of Tabletop Simulator to play 3 or 4 handed. The game does a really top-notch job of handling the “single player playing multiple players” scenario, because that is how I test the game and I made it as easy as possible for myself! 
(Speaking of, I’m compiling a small doc of the “tabletop simulator”-specific details that would be out of place in the main rule book, here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Xe7p1uVt7nSgNwh-5LzAURo0hYjlwymv4VYVAUOURv0/)



If you want to just hop into it with a group of friends, go right ahead! I just ask one thing — please keep this game within your close circle, and don’t forward this page or the module onto any third parties. If you want to mention BUGOUT in our discord or on our social media, feel free. Let’s get the hype building with just the name! But this is meant to be a PLAYTEST, not a public release.
Thanks so much for supporting my dreams — both music and game-making! I have been playing this game for the better part of the last 2 years and I am hoping you find it as addicting and thrilling as I have. Looking forward to hearing any and all feedback (positive or critical!)