Adeptus Evangelion: The Tower of Babel is a variation of Adeptus Evangelion, which is in turn a variation of Dark Heresy, which uses the same tone and themes, but is set outside of the Neon Genesis Evangelion universe. The campaign is fan-made and the guide can be found on Dropbox and Google Drive. The creator made the game for a specific campaign and the book for her own player's reference (hence why there is no GM guide as of yet, and why this is listed under Roleplay rather than Tabletop Games) and will be posting logs of sessions on a tumblr created for the project.
In the year 2020 the population of Japan is declining at such an alarming rate that, after the failure of programs designed to increase the natural birth rate, the government decides to implement the Genesis Project, a group devoted to the secret of creating artificial human life. They eventually succeeded, but as soon as they decided to implement the project large-scale the artificial humans started dying of a mysterious new disease. Before anyone knew what had happened this disease spread to the natural population and there was a world wide pandemic.
Flash forward to the year 2040. This disease, known now as ADAM, has ravaged the planet. Governments have collapsed, civil wars have erupted, and a morally questionable and much stronger United Nations controls world politics with an iron fist. ADAM has no cure, no vaccine, and things are only getting worse.
The book outlines six characters from all over the world recruited in a rather shady fashion by the mysterious Babel Foundation, a private military group that none of them had ever heard of. The campaign that follows is dedicated to uncovering the secrets of the Babel Foundation, ADAM, and the Genesis Project.
This work contains examples of:
- After the End
- Apocalypse Cult: The Saviors.
- BFG: Any weapon with the "Cumbersome" quality.
- Capital Letters Are Magic: ADAM and PROPHET. The capitalization tells you how cool and important it is.
- Crapsack World
- Divided States of America
- Dysfunction Junction: It's clear just from the book that the pilots will all have many, many problems.
- Everyone Meets Everyone: None of the characters knew each other prior to being recruited, resulting inevitably in this trope during the first session.
- Feudal Future: The Middle East of 2040 is stated to be practically feudalist, complete with "serfs" that the rest of the world more accurately calls slaves.
- Grenade Launcher: One of the weapons available.
- Gun Accessories: The weapon upgrades for guns, which is most of them.
- Hand Cannon: One of the purchasable weapons is called this.
- Headbutting Heroes: Our six pilots aren't getting along very well so far, especially not with Luis.
- Hyperlink Story: As the page quote implies, no one is really sure how fighting monsters in giant robots has anything to do with stopping ADAM or saving the world.
- Knights Templar: The Saviors of Our Continued Faith.
- A Mech by Any Other Name: PROPHET s.
- Multinational Team
- Mysterious Employer: No one knows what the Babel Foundation gathered the pilots for, and none of them (other than obviously Kana) had even heard it beforehand. Of course, this might have been averted if Nobu's explanation hadn't been interrupted by a random brawl.
- An Offer You Can't Refuse: All of the player characters save one are recruited in this manner.
- Yuri faced a life sentence in a Russian death camp if he refused Babel's offer.
- Luis was starving on the streets with Babel as his only way out.
- Parton's savings were running out and no one was willing to hire her.
- Ming Yue had literally no choice in the matter, as her parents literally sold her to Babel.
- Jelveh had the option of either becoming a slave or working for Babel. She chose the latter.
- Kana doesn't seem like she was coerced by her dad into the project, so far, making her the only apparent aversion.
- People's Republic of Tyranny: The Soviet region and China, specifically, though there may be more.
- Puppet State: China's official borders have actually remained largely the same, but they completely dominate nearly the entirety of North Asia. Everyone is completely aware of this and "China" refers to the entire region.
- Ray Gun: The Meltawave and Las guns.