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Mutant Chronicles – dieselpunk techno-fantasy

Mutant Chronicles – dieselpunk techno-fantasy

by Tuesday 27 June 2017
In June 2017 we presented the Mutant Chronicles Bundle, featuring the 2015 Third Edition of Mutant Chronicles, the dieselpunk techno-fantasy RPG of future darkness from Modiphius Entertainment. Mutant Chronicles 3E is a thrill ride across a Solar System beset by megacorporate intrigue and the invasion of a terrible alien force.

Originally published in 1993 by the Swedish company Target Games (now Paradox Entertainment), Mutant Chronicles grew into a franchise, with a Doom Trooper trading card game, three boardgames, a video game, the massive Warzone miniatures game, and two editions of an RPG. More recently there was a 2008 film, a pre-painted miniatures game from Fantasy Flight Games and, last year, a reboot of Warzone by Prodos Games.

In a successful January 2014 Kickstarter campaign, Modiphius Entertainment funded a licensed Third Edition of the Mutant Chronicles RPG and a full support line. The new version uses a fast-playing, cinematic “2d20” system designed by Jay Little (Star Wars: Edge of the Empire). The same system powers the new Modiphius Conan RPG and its forthcoming Star Trek RPG.

There were four titles in our Starter Collection (retail value $52), including the complete 496-page Mutant Chronicles Third Edition rulebook (retail price $20), the Mutant Chronicles Player’s Guide extracted from it (retail $10), and two faction books about the megacorporate nation-states of the Solar System: Capitol Source Book (retail $9.50) and Imperial Source Book (retail $12.50).

Those who paid more than the threshold (average) price also got our entire Bonus Collection with six more titles worth an additional $72, including the Dark Symmetry Campaign (retail $15) that covers the setting’s calamitous early history, and the Bauhaus, Mishima, Cybertronic, and Brotherhood Source Books (retail $13 apiece). And we’ve newly added the Mutant Chronicles Gamemaster Screen (retail $5),with useful reference charts and a 16-page “Intrigue Initator” that generates adventures automatically.

Ten percent of each payment (after gateway fees) went to the charity chosen by Chris Birch of Modiphius Entertainment, Vision Rescue. “Modiphius has chosen to support Vision Rescue through a number of different projects,” says Chris. “There are currently 300,000 children living on the streets of Mumbai, India, and it is estimated only 15,000 of these children receive any kind of care. Our goal is to raise US$20,000 for a Vision Rescue Bus.”