Marcus L. Rowland (ffutures) wrote,
Marcus L. Rowland

Another RPG bundle offer - Mutant: Year Zero

This is a game I don't know at all:

"Mutant: Year Zero is the latest version of the Swedish SFRPG Mutant, first published in 1984. Developed by the Free League design team (Tales From the Loop, Coriolis), Year Zero was published in 2014 (in both Swedish- and English-language versions), and became an instant hit. Year Zero goes back to the origins of the Mutant franchise: roleplaying after the Apocalypse. You play as one of The People -- heavily mutated humans living in The Ark, a small and isolated settlement in a sea of chaos. The outside world is unknown to you, and so is your origin. Where in the world the Zone and the Ark are located is up to you -- why not play in a post-apocalyptic version of your own home town? Year Zero's modular approach lets you place all of the campaign material wherever you like.

This offer presents the entire English-language Mutant: Year Zero line published to date, including the first Year Zero expansion, Genlab Alpha, a standalone companion RPG about mutated animals. Genlab Alpha was successfully Kickstarted in January 2016 and released in July 2017. (A second expansion, Mechatron - Rise of the Robots, will be published soon.)

We provide each ebook complete in .PDF (Portable Document Format). Like all Bundle of Holding titles, these books have NO DRM (Digital Restrictions Management), and our customers are entitled to move them freely among all their ereaders.

Ten percent of each purchase (after gateway fees) goes to this offer's designated charity, Vision Rescue.

The total retail value of the titles in this offer at launch is US$79.50. Customers who pay just US$8.95 get all four titles in our Starter Collection (retail value $39) as DRM-free .PDF ebooks, including the complete full-color 269-page Mutant: Year Zero core rulebook, two Zone Sector location mini-supplements (The Doom Sphere and Denizens of the Sink Hole), and the full-color Gamemaster Screen .PDF.

Those who pay more than the threshold (average) price, which is set at $14.95 to start, also get our entire Bonus Collection with four more titles worth an additional $40.50. Play mutated animals using the Genlab Alpha standalone companion rulebook (including the Zone Compendium supplement "Die, Meat Eaters, Die!"), and customers also get the other two Zone Compendium books: Lair of the Saurians and Dead Blue Sea.

This is a very nicely designed game that looks like it's relatively easy to learn, and might be fun if you like a grim and fairly hopeless game world, like Judge Dredd or Paranoia with the funny bits sawn off, but that isn't me. You're definitely getting a lot for your money, so if your tastes differ you might find this interesting. Recommended, with all usual caveats.

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