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Mutant: Genlab Alpha available for pre-order, with special bundle!

posted Jun 22, 2016 17:14:10 by SteveHanson
Today we're really pleased to announce the pre-order releases of the new Mutant: Genlab Alpha core book, the Mutant Genlab Alpha card deck, the Genlab Alpha map and a special bundle containing all three products plus a Mutant: Year Zero dice set, with a massive saving of over 20%
Genlab Alpha
During the great apocalypse, humanity fled to the depths of the underground enclaves. In genetic laboratories, researchers tried to breed a new being, splicing human and animal DNA, creating a beast intelligent yet strong enough to survive in the devastated world. The enclaves have fallen - but the animals' fight for freedom has only just begun.
All three products including the special Genlab Alpha bundle can be found here on the Mutant: Year Zero home page.
Mutant Genlab Alpha Core book

Mutant: Genlab Alpha is a complete stand-alone expansion to the award-winning Mutant: Year Zero roleplaying game. Get ready for a furry mutant (r)evolution!
New rules, PC roles, skills and powers for mutant animals. The expansion includes all the rules you need to play!
A detailed description of ParadiseValley, the mountain valley where the animals are being held captive.
A description of the mysterious underground facility called the Labyrinth, where the Watchers dwell.
The complete campaign Escape from Paradise, letting the players lead the animals' fight for freedom.
Unique strategic game mechanics for putting the players truly in charge of the Resistance, planning its operations.
An overview of how the mutant animals can travel to the Zone if they escape, and join the human mutants of Mutant: Year Zero.
Mutant: Genlab Alpha Card Deck
This deck contains 56 high quality playing cards for use with the Mutant: Genlab Alpha roleplaying game by Modiphius Entertainment and Free League Publishing. These cards are designed to enhance your gaming experience as you get ready to experience the furry mutant (r)evolution! The deck contains:
21 Animal Power Cards
31 Artefact Cards
4 Mutation Cards


Mutant: Year Zero Dice Set
Get ready to roll for your life or at least your mutation with this customs set of Mutant Genlab Alpha Dice (consisting of one set of 15 custom d6 in yellow green and black). They are made to enhance specifically each game and can be used in both Mutant: Genlab Alpha as well as Mutant: Year Zero.
They include the custom symbols used in the game, and make Mutant: Year Zero and Genlab Alpha run even smoother!



Mutant: Genlab Alpha Map
This beautiful full-colour double-sided map poster (36cm x 55.8cm) shows Paradise Valley, where the mutant animals are being held captive by the mysterious Watchers. On the other side, the poster shows the outposts of the eight tribes of the valley.

We hope you enjoy this raft of new Mutant: Genlab Alpha releases and hope you can take advantage of the bundle deal - it's the perfect way to start your Mutant: Genlab Alpha adventures!
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Mahatatain said Jun 27, 2016 16:48:33
Is this expansion designed as a continuation/extension of an Ark based campaign or as a different type of campaign in the same setting? Or can it be used as either?
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SteveHanson said Jun 27, 2016 21:51:03
It's designed to be stand alone, but can also be used to expand the basic Mutant Year Zero.
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To his friend a man
a friend shall prove,
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Mahatatain said Jun 28, 2016 12:58:25
Thanks for the info.
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Unslain said Jul 05, 2016 12:56:07
To go into a bit more detail, Genlab Alpha is all about mutated animals of human-level intelligence and body-plan (i.e. bipedal, opposable thumbs, spoken language). On it's own, it has all the rules to play -so you don't need M:Y0- and a narrative to play through which is designed to lead into playing animal mutants in the Zone as we know it from Year Zero.

As an expansion, Genlab provides rules for playing animal mutants distinct from but balanced with the human mutants of the Ark, whereas the Saurians of Zone Compendium 2 have too many advantages in my view. There are five new roles provided, which could be added to the original eight or used to create rural/savage mutant clans to populate the zone. The final chapter (in the GM's section) provides advice about all-animal and mixed mutant settlements, with a few new Ark Projects for inclusion. The monsters can be brought into the Zone too, along with the natural disasters that Genlab also includes mechanics for.

Quite early in Year Zero, my gaming group fought a hostile band of animal mutants and took the survivors on as minions, with a Manbeast Dog-Handler becoming Boss of the Mutt-men. When Genlab Alpha was announced, we planned just to use the animal rules to make the Mutt-men into playable characters and carry on with our story. But that would have wasted quite a lot of the book's material. Now that I've read an advance copy, my group is taking a break from the Zone and we're really excited to see how the animal Resistance fares against the strange mechanical Watchers of Genlab Alpha!
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