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All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Thu, December 13 2018 8:00 PM UTC +00:00.

About

When humanity falls, when nations and authorities collapse, only the most basic human bond remains – family. While the world burns, the powerful industrial and financial dynasties Warburg, Zubov, Kruger, and Kilgore form a covenant called Elysium, after the meadows of eternal Spring of Greek mythology. Deep down in the bedrock, they build the enclave named Elysium I, designed to weather the long atomic winter.

Decades later, after the devastating Enclave Wars, Elysium I is a gilded prison, a lonely outpost in a sea of quiet destruction. Within the enclave’s dim halls, fear and suspicion grow unchecked. The Houses turn on each other, and after a violent confrontation, the heads of the four ruling Houses create a force of judicators, with the authority to strike against anything that threatens law and order in the enclave.

You are one of these judicators. Alongside agents from the other Houses, it is your duty to investigate any misdeeds. But never forget that your strongest loyalty is always towards your family. You are the true heirs of doom. The enclave is in decline, and you must struggle to ensure that your House gains influence over the dwindling resources that remain. When humanity sets foot on the surface again, it will be your House that leads the way into the new dawn. Your family.

This is the third major expansion to Mutant: Year Zero, the award-winning postapocalyptic tabletop roleplaying game by Free League Publishing.

But Mutant: Elysium is no mere supplement - it stands on its own and can be played as a complete game in its own right. Get ready for the final fall of humanity!

Note: Mutant: Elysium is a game that tackles some sensitive subject matters. In the game, players represent the ruling Houses that control the Elysium I enclave. The players start the game in positions of power, and a part of the challenge of the game is how to handle that authority when society starts to unravel around the player characters and they find themselves on the wrong side of history. This game does explore potentially sensitive themes, but it's not trying to make any political point.

Mutant: Elysium tells the origin story of the enclave humans, seeing themselves as the last torchbearers of human civilization. The four Houses of Warburg, Zubov, Kruger and Kilgore struggle for power in the Elysium I enclave, oblivious to a rising power that threatens to end their reign forever.

The expansion, which also introduces non-mutant humans as a playable class in Mutant: Year Zero, includes:

  • New rules for creating and playing enclave humans, including their web of contacts with rich and powerful allies. The book includes all the rules you need to play!
  • A detailed description of Elysium I, the mother of all Elysium enclaves, including a beautiful full-color map.
  • The complete campaign Guardians of the Fall, that will settle the final fate of the enclave. The campaign incudes unique game mechanics that give the players themselves control over the four Houses of the enclave, thus partly controlling the events of the campaign.
  • An overview of how the enclave humans can adapt to life in the Zone, and join the mutants, animals and robots of Year Zero, Genlab Alpha and Mechatron!

The cover image of Mutant: Elysium is painted by the acclaimed scifi artist Simon Stålenhag, known from his amazing Tales from the Loop artbook. The interior art is made by the skilled Reine Rosenberg, who has been the lead interior artist for Mutant: Year Zero from the very beginning.

Worried about backing a Kickstarter with Christmas approaching? We have you covered! We aim to finish a Beta PDF of the game and send it to all backers before Christmas Day! So, why not let the Mutant: Elysium be your Christmas gift for yourself or a scifi-loving friend? We expect to ship the printed game in April.

Mutant: Elysium is a full game in its own right, but if you’re new to the Mutant: Year Zero universe there has never been a better time to get started!

You can get the Mutant: Year Zero Starter Bundle at a discounted price as a reward in this Kickstarter, and most previous products in the Mutant: Year Zero line are available as addons (see below).

Mutant: Year Zero is the latest version of the classic Swedish tabletop roleplaying game Mutant, first published in 1984. Mutant: Year Zero was published in 2014, and was an instant hit. Watch the release trailer here.Mutant: Year Zero was named Best RPG at UK Games Expo 2015 and it was awarded a Silver ENnie for Best Rules at Gencon 2015.

The first expansion for Mutant: Year Zero was Mutant: Genlab Alpha, telling the story of the mutant animals, released in 2016. The second expansion was Mutant: Mechatron, launched earlier this year, introducing the robots into the Mutant universe.

Praise for Mutant: Year Zero:

“Mutant: Year Zero blew me away on a personal level. I did not know of its existence, and suddenly I realise that I am holding a masterpiece, probably the best post-apocalyptic game on the market.”

-RPG.Net Playtest Review

“The book and supporting products are high quality and it uses unique, quirky mechanics that really bring its themes of desperate survival to the forefront.”

-The British Fantasy Society

“If you are into post-apocalypse RPGs you definitely should give Mutant a chance!”

-Stargazer’s World

Mutant: Elysium includes several more roles to play, introducing them to the overall Mutant: Year Zero setting. Here's one example - the Investigator. Description:

They say that Elysium I is the paragon of society. The type the world will be modeled after once humanity returns to the surface. But you know better. On the enclave’s underbelly, behind the polished facade of the Houses and in the depths of the tunnels bloom dark dealings, corruption, and violence. It is your job to reveal the criminals for what they are, and bring the truth to light. You are an Investigator.

The four ruling Houses of the enclave and their power struggle is the core of Mutant: Elysium. This is how the four houses present themselves:

To be a Warburg is to build and create. You make sure that food is always on every table, that materials are available when repairs need to be carried out, that new goods are manufactured, and that the energy the enclave needs is produced. Without House Warburg, Elysium will stand still.

House Zubov is Elysium's first and last line of defense against any enemy. Loyalty, pride, and justice are words you live by. Everyone knows that you always follow orders and are ready to make the difficult decisions sometimes needed to combat threats to the enclave.

For a Kruger, life is a blend of enjoyment and laziness, refinement and creativity. You provide Elysium with the pleasures, culture, history, and art at your disposal. Celebrations and entertainment, decadence and tradition – all are mixed in the whirl of impressions that is your House.

To belong to House Kilgore is to be an explorer, a researcher or scientist seeking answers or even new questions. It was a Kilgore who created the first xenogenetic creatures and took the decisive steps to combine man with machine. There is power in knowledge, of course. And with every new discovery you make, the greater your House’s influence grows.

With your help, we can make Mutant: Elysium even more amazing. Below are the stretchgoals we have lined up if we exceed our initial funding goal.

STRETCHGOAL 1: MAP OF ELYSIUM I – UNLOCKED!

If we reach this goal, we will print a large full-color map of the Elysium I enclave, format 39.5cm x 55.8cm. This item will be included at no extra cost for all backers at level CHIEF INSPECTOR and above.

STRETCHGOAL 2: HARDCOVER BOOK – UNLOCKED!

If we reach this goal, we will print Mutant: Elysium in the same top-quality hardcover as Mutant: Year Zero, Mutant: Genlab Alpha and Mutant: Mechatron.

STRETCHGOAL 3: CUSTOM CARD DECK – UNLOCKED!

If we reach this stretchgoal, we will publish a special Card Deck for NPCs, contacts and artifacts for Mutant: Elysium, compatible with the card decks for Year Zero, Genlab Alpha and Mechatron. All backers on level CHIEF INSPECTOR and up will get this card deck at no additional cost.

STRETCHGOAL 4: CUSTOM DICE – UNLOCKED!

If we reach this goal, we will produce a brand new design of awesome-looking engraved custom dice for Mutant: Year Zero and usable for all games in the franchise, including Mutant: Elysium of course. The dice are produced by the awesome team at Q-workshop. Check out the design below.

These special dice are designed to support the game mechanics but can be used as normal six-sided dice as well. A set of 12 custom dice will be included in pledge levels CHIEF INSPECTOR and. More dice can be purchased as addons.

STRETCHGOAL 5: ZONE SECTOR "THE GARRISON" – UNLOCKED!  

A new power is rising in the Zone. A disciplined fighting force, calling itself the Army of the Dawn, has recently seized land and established outposts in the Zone. In an ancient airfield they call the Garrison, they have even started to build airships from scrap. Who controls the Army of the Dawn and what are they after?

If we reach this stretchgoal, we will publish a special zone sector, a scenario location that can be placed anywhere in your Zone. All backers on level CONSTABLE and up will get the sector in PDF format. If we reach The Gray Death stretch goal (below), all backers on level CHIEF INSPECTOR and above will also get this sector in printed format.

STRETCHGOAL 6: ZONE SECTOR "THE SHOWBOAT" – UNLOCKED!

Ever since he left the confines of the underground enclave, Morgan Kruger has worked ceaselessly to spread the light of culture across the Zone, from the decks of his showboat Saga. But something has changed. Instead of preaching peaceful coexistence, the showboat now spreads disinformation and discord between the peoples of the Zone.

If we reach this stretchgoal, we will publish a special zone sector, a scenario location that travels around in your Zone. All backers on level CONSTABLE and up will get the sector in PDF format. If we reach The Gray Death stretch goal (below), all backers on level CHIEF INSPECTOR and above will also get this sector in printed format.

STRETCHGOAL 7: ZONE SECTOR "BIOBUNKER VII" – UNLOCKED!

Many decades ago, the Elysium Titan Power built Biobunker VII as a field laboratory for developing and testing biological weapons, to dangerous to be allowed inside the confines of the mother enclave Elysium I. One such weapon broke loose and killed all scientists in the facility. Recently, a new guest has arrived to the ancient laboratory...

If we reach this stretchgoal, we will publish a special zone sector, a scenario location that can be placed anywhere in your Zone. All backers on level CONSTABLE and up will get the sector in PDF format. If we reach The Gray Death stretch goal (below), all backers on level CHIEF INSPECTOR and above will also get this sector in printed format.


STRETCHGOAL 8: SOUNDTRACK – UNLOCKED!

If we reach this goal, all backers on level CONSTABLE and up get a full soundtrack perfect for playing Mutant: Elysium, composed by ALVE who also created the soundtracks for Mutant: Mechatron and Forbidden Lands. The music will be delivered digitally as MP3 files.

STRETCHGOAL 9: ZONE SECTOR "DAWNVILLE" – UNLOCKED!

Only a few months ago, it was a forlorn and decaying Ark in a forgotten part of the Zone. Since then, the settlement now called Dawnville has grown quickly to become a major trading post. Now, denizens from far and wide are flocking to Dawnville for an announced tournament of Zone Wrestling.

If we reach this stretchgoal, we will publish a special zone sector, a scenario location that can be placed anywhere in your Zone. All backers on level CONSTABLE and up will get the sector in PDF format. If we reach The Gray Death stretch goal (below), all backers on level CHIEF INSPECTOR and above will also get this sector in printed format.

STRETCHGOAL 10: ZONE SECTOR "BENTICK’S TRADING POST" – UNLOCKED!

The merchant Oscar Bentick, a survivor from Elysium I, has quickly made a name for himself in the Zone. From his settlement in an old crater, he runs a lucrative business based on trade with finds from the Old Age. But why are the airships of the Army of the Dawn often seen setting down at Bentick’s trading post?

If we reach this stretchgoal, we will publish another special zone sector, a scenario location that can be placed anywhere in your Zone. All backers on level CONSTABLE and up will get the sector in PDF format. If we reach The Gray Death stretch goal (below), all backers on level CHIEF INSPECTOR and above will also get this sector in printed format.

STRETCHGOAL 11: HARDBACK CAMPAIGN BOOK “THE GRAY DEATH” – UNLOCKED!

If we reach this stretchgoal, we will combine the previously unlocked Zone Sector PDF stretch goals (above) into a printed hardback book. We will also expand the material with an introduction and over-arching metaplot, combining the four Zone Sectors into a larger narrative called The Gray Death. The name is an homage to a classic campaign published in the 1980s for the original version of Mutant. All backers on level CONSTABLE and up will get the book in PDF format. The Gray Death hardback book will be included in the CHIEF INSPECTOR pledge level and above.

Below is a summary of what is included in the different pledge levels that you can choose between. As we unlock stretchgoals, the rewards will increase!

You can complete your pledge with additional products, at a discounted price. These will be delivered together with your copy of Mutant: Elysium. You can only order physical addons if you are a backer at level COMMISSAR or above.

To buy an addon, click the "Manage My Pledge" button and increase your pledge manually with the total cost (in SEK) for all the addons you want. After this Kickstarter is over, there will be a pledge manager in which you can mark which addons you want. Please note that addons can incur additional shipping fees, paid in the pledge manager.

EXTRA COPY OF THE MUTANT: ELYSIUM CORE BOOK – 350 SEK

An additional copy of the Mutant: Elysium core book, in standard edition.  You can add as many books as you like. A full PDF is included.

EXTRA SET OF MUTANT: YEAR ZERO CUSTOM DICE – 150 SEK

An additional set of 12 engraved custom dice for Mutant: Year Zero and usable for all games in the franchise, including Mutant: Elysium. The dice are produced by the awesome team at Q-workshop. Check out the design below. These special dice are designed to support the game mechanics but can be used as normal six-sided dice as well.

MUTANT: ELYSIUM POSTER – 150 SEK

A poster of Simon Stålenhag's cover image for Mutant: Elysium. Format 70 x 100 cm and printed on thick, high quality paper. It will be shipped rolled.

MUTANT: YEAR ZERO CORE BOOK – 300 SEK

A print copy of the award-winning Mutant: Year Zero core rulebook, of 272 full-color pages. A complete PDF is included.

MUTANT: GENLAB ALPHA CORE BOOK – 300 SEK

A print copy of the Mutant: Genlab Alpha core rulebook, of 240 full-color pages. A complete PDF is included.

MUTANT: MECHATRON CORE BOOK – 300 SEK

A print copy of the Mutant: Mechatron core rulebook, of 240 full-color pages. A complete PDF is included.

MUTANT: YEAR ZERO GM SCREEN – 150 SEK

The official Gamemaster Screen for Mutant: Year Zero is a high quality product to help power your Mutant: Year Zero adventures. The exterior outside features beautiful full colour artwork, and the inside cover contains all of the tables and charts needed to create the Zone, build the Ark and fight deadly battles in the world of Mutant: Year Zero.

MAPS & MARKERS SET – 100 SEK

This pack contains useful gaming aids for running Mutant: Mechatron and Mutant: Year Zero. It contains two large full-color, double-sided Zone maps (Format: 720 x 465 mm), and no less than 108 game markers to simplify record-keeping.

MUTANT: YEAR ZERO CARD DECK – 150 SEK

This deck contains 100 high quality playing cards for use with the Mutant: Year Zero. These cards enhance your gaming experience.

MUTANT: GENLAB ALPHA CARD DECK – 100 SEK

This deck contains 56 high quality playing cards for use with Mutant: Genlab Alpha. These cards are designed to enhance your gaming experience as you get ready to experience the furry mutant (r)evolution!

MUTANT: GENLAB ALPHA MAP – 50 SEK

A large full-color map of Paradise Valley, for the Mutant: Genlab Alpha RPG. Format 39.5cm x 55.8cm.

MUTANT: MECHATRON CARD DECK – 120 SEK

This deck contains 74 high quality playing cards for use with Mutant: Mechatron. It also contains 6 bonus cards for Mutant: Year Zero, for a total of 80 cards.

MUTANT: MECHATRON MAP – 50 SEK

A large full-color map of the robot facility Mechatron-7, for the Mutant: Mechatron RPG. Format 39.5cm x 55.8cm.

MUTANT: YEAR ZERO STARTER BOOKLET – 150 SEK

This booklet is an introduction to Mutant: Year Zero, the award-winning RPG that takes you to a world after the great apocalypse, inhabited by mutants, robots and mutant animals. Using this booklet alone, you can get a taste of the game.

ZONE COMPENDIUM 1: LAIR OF THE SAURIANS – 150 SEK

A copy of the first official supplement to the Mutant: Year Zero RPG. This booklet is packed with thrilling scenario locations and useful tools for the the game. A complete PDF version of the book is included.

ZONE COMPENDIUM 2: DEAD BLUE SEA – 150 SEK

A copy of the second official supplement to Mutant: Year Zero. This booklet gives you a whole new way to play the game – at sea. A complete PDF version of the book is included.

ZONE COMPENDIUM 3: "DIE, MEAT-EATER, DIE!" – 150 SEK

This booklet is packed with five thrilling scenario locations for Mutant: Year Zero, among them the New Kingdom of Deeproot – the fanatic and militaristic mutant rabbits’ stronghold in the Zone. A complete PDF version of the book is included.

ZONE COMPENDIUM 4: ETERNAL WAR – 150 SEK

This booklet is includes four thrilling scenario locations for Mutant: Year Zero, among them Fort Robot – an abandoned Wild West-themed amusement park from the Old Age that now has new, artificial, inhabitants. A complete PDF version of the book is included.

ZONE COMPENDIUM 5: HOTEL IMPERATOR – 150 SEK

This booklet is includes four thrilling scenario locations for Mutant: Year Zero, among them Hotel Imperator – the headquarters of the mysterious Brain Ring. What are the psionics’ nefarious plans? A complete PDF version of the book is included.

MUTANT: YEAR ZERO POSTER – 150 SEK

A poster of Simon Stålenhag's iconic "Rainbow" image from Mutant: Year Zero. Format 70 x 100 cm and printed on thick, high quality paper. It will be shipped rolled.

MUTANT: GENLAB ALPHA POSTER – 150 SEK

A poster of Ola Larsson's cover image for Mutant: Genlab Alpha. Format 70 x 100 cm and printed on thick, high quality paper. It will be shipped rolled.

MUTANT: MECHATRON POSTER – 150 SEK

A poster of Simon Stålenhag's cover image for Mutant: Mechatron. Format 70 x 100 cm and printed on thick, high quality paper. It will be shipped rolled.

FORBIDDEN LANDS FANTASY RPG – 350 SEK

A print copy of the Forbidden Lands core set – the latest RPG release by Free League Publishing and based on the same core rules engine as Mutant: Year Zero. This glorious boxed set includes two hardcover books of 472 pages in total, a booklet for creating adventurers and legends, a huge map, and a sticker sheet. A complete PDF is included.

Free League is a Swedish publisher dedicated to speculative fiction in various forms. We publish games, art books and novels set in strange and wondrous worlds. Our first English-language RPG, the post-apocalyptic Mutant: Year Zero, was awarded a Silver ENnie for Best Rules in 2015. The Tales from the Loop RPG, based on the retro scifi universe created by Simon Stålenhag, won no less than FIVE Gold ENnies at Gencon last year, including Best Game and Product of the Year.

Read more on our website.

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Some of our previous kickstarters have suffered delays of a few months. For this we are sorry, and we have taken steps to make sure delays are minimized this time around.

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