Friends of the show, Modiphius Games, are currently working on a 3rd edition of the Mutant Chronicles RPG over on Kickstarter.
I never got a chance to play the Mutant Chronicles RPG in any of its incarnations – but I did read the trilogy of books way back in the day by various authors. It’s a really cool series and the RPG has always been interesting to me and I’m excited about the prospect of getting a chance to try it out again.
Modiphius is doing a great job putting the new edition together. They’re the team that did Achtung! Cthulhu, another great publication for World War II Cthulhu goodness. The Mutant Chronicles Kickstarter is a re-boot of the amazing 90’s techno-fantasy roleplaying game under license from Paradox Entertainment
Modiphius have already funded the core book in gorgeous full colour hardcover, adding a Player’s Guide softback and are well on their way to a long series of stretch goals. Modiphius has re-designed the rules with a new d20 / roll under eight attribute based cinematic system, playtested with over 400 groups. They plan a re-write of the setting guides and supplements to include brand new material alongside the existing storyline. Supporters can expect the usual high quality production values seen in Modiphius’ Achtung! Cthulhu project.
Awesome new art will reveal never before seen parts of the Mutant Chronicles universe alongside the existing fantastic images by Paul Bonner, Peter Bergting and Paolo Parente. There will be huge campaigns, fantastic accessories and miniatures produced in conjunction with Prodos Games (who successfully re-launched the Warzone miniatures game) specifically for the roleplaying game. See below for more information on the world of Mutant Chronicles and new plans for the game.
Mutant Chronicles was one of the bigger names in gaming in the 1990’s with the Doom Trooper collectible card game translated in to 16 languages, three boardgames, two video games, the massive Warzone miniatures game and the Mutant Chronicles 1st and 2nd Edition roleplaying games with more recently a Hollywood movie, Fantasy Flight Games pre-painted miniature game and last year the reboot of Warzone by Prodos Games. The Mutant Chronicles story took you on this full throttle dieselpunk sci-fi ride through a solar system beset by corporate intrigue and the invasion of a terrible dark alien force. With technology failing due to the insidious effects of the Dark Symmetry humankind must fight back against the Dark Legion hordes whilst dealing with in-fighting and conspiracy from within.