Saturday, April 14, 2012

M is for Mutant future

Yesterday I talked about Labyrinth Lord.  Today I want to talk it's sister game Mutant Future.

Mutant Future is not really a Retro-clone, near clone or anything like that.  The closest game game it is like is Gamma World.  Set in a post apocalyptic world, Gamma World has it roots in the dawn of the RPG age and D&D in particular. Filled with mutant animals, plants and humans of all sorts.
Gamma World was fun but it was not a game I played.  One of the reasons was it was close enough to D&D but far enough removed that my teenage self dismissed it as a lesser product.  Stupid I know.

Mutant Future not only doesn't have that issue (it is the exact same rules as Labyrinth Lord) but *I* don't have the same issues.  So Mutant Future then is a new game that feels like an old game that never really existed.

Mutant Future does have some differences from LL. The game is set in a post apocalyptic Earth like Gamma World. Characters can be an Android, synthetic, mutant animals, mutant plant, mutant human or the rare pure human, also like Gamma World. Abilities can go as high as 21 and there are a different set of saving throws, but the basic rules are the same.

So think Mad Max or better yet Adventure Time!
As I mentioned yesterday Labyrinth Lord + Mutant Future = Adventure Time!

Finn is a Pure Human, but everyone else is a mutant of some sort.  Including his magical shape sifting dog Jake.

Jake (for Mutant Future)

8th level Mutant Dog
Age: 26

STR: 15Energy Attacks: 9
DEX: 16Poison or Death: 8
CON: 15Stun: 10
INT: 12Radiation: 9
WIS: 13*Saves are very similar to LL
CHA: 15

AC: 6
HP: 52

Mutations:  Stretchy, Growth, Body Adjustment
Increased Intelligence (all dogs have this)

To Hit AC

Equipment: Viol,  picture of his girlfriend Lady Rainicorn

Well the game looks like it is a lot of fun, gotta try it with the boys now!


S. L. Hennessy said...

I've never heard of this before, but now I really want to play.

Nicole said...

I'm not familiar with the Mutant Future game but reading your posts about this apocalypse stuff has me thinking about Mel Gibson's "Apocalypto" movie and "The Book of Eli" starring Denzel Washington.

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Rhonin84 said...

Mutant Future is the retro clone of the 1st edition of Gamma World. There is some nice support material located on Goblinoid Games Forums, especially the stuff for Heavy Metal and Thundar The Barbarian.

Carter Soles said...

I got inaugurated into the OSR via Mutant Future, it was a blast playing this game!

Debra Harris-Johnson said...

I'm not a gamer but this sounds exciting!