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We are pleased to announce that after a two year hiatus, Big Bang: The Mostly Illustrated RPG Guide to Modern Weapons has returned to publication. This is not simply a continuation of the existing series, but an update to second edition.

With the second edition of the line, we introduce a new, focused approach. Each book will focus on the small arms of a particular nation (and perhaps just one period of a nation's military history), with each book formed by a systemless core book, plus game-specific appendices. This core book is provides the "fluff", the raw information on the weapons and real world statistics. The information provided is even more detailed than before, adding new statistics which allow the series to support even more game systems. Coverage of multiple systems is forthcoming in the form of system-specific appendices, the first few of which are already available. The appendices are available as separate files, allowing you to mix and match your downloads at your convenience.

With second edition, we intend to provide support for at least 14 different game systems, though this may increase with your feedback. Four of these appendices have already been published, with a fifth due within days.We also introduce a new portrait format, paper size layout that eliminates the need to constantly scroll up and down while reading.

This first book of the second edition focuses on the small arms and support weapons manufactured by the nation of Argentina. In this book, you'll find details of every side arm, SMG, rifle, MG, rocket launcher, ATGM, grenade, mortar and landmine they've made in the last few decades, plus custom weapons they've bought from other nations on an exclusive basis, dating back as far as the 1870's. Nearly 60 pages of material, covering over 125 weapons, conveniently divided by weapon type and family.

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File Last Updated:
June 18, 2008
This title was added to our catalog on May 31, 2008.