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The Mutant Manual is a 280+ page tabletop role playing game book stuffed with background information and rules detailing the wide variety of mutant menaces for any modern era campaign. The Manual introduces new rules for creating mutant characters in 5 Systems:

  • Savage Worlds
  • FATE
  • Pathfinder (Modern Adventures)
  • Dr. Nik’s Happy Fun FUDGE
  • Entropic Gaming System

The Mutant Manual contains all the rules needed for creating mutant menaces and PCs along the 4 main genetic lines: Anthrophagic, Piscean, Tenebrous, & Random/Independents. There are also variety of mutant animals & monsters to throw into your modern campaign. We include many original mutant NPCs to give you something ready to go and place just around the corner for your players to encounter. You will find some reference to our R.E.A.C.T. setting, although any modern action adventure, horror, supers or urban fantasy campaign can use the material in the Mutant Manual. 

Download a Preview of the Project Here to see two of the NPCs included.

paNik productions takes pride in providing the highest level of content we can develop. We research, write, and playtest to make sure that the projects we produce have merit. We've been nominated for an ENnie award (Deadly Seven: Best Electronic Product). And I've won & placed in the regional Iron GM competitions and was voted "Best Table Top GM in New England." We've been gamers for decades and make the kind of products we always wanted to buy. 

  • Eighth major project (first Kickstarter)
  • High quality
  • Lots of content 
    •  280+ pages
    •  100+ Advantageous Mutations to build characters with
    •  35+ Detrimental Mutations (also to build with)
    •  55 Mutant Archetypes (w/ stat blocks)
    •  Plot Hooks and Story Starters galore
  • Proven track record
    (we've only ever gotten 5-star reviews - except for one 2 star review) 

 

Fulfillment

All fulfillment will be done through DriveThru RPG site.  Backing of the print versions of the system are for the book only, you will be asked to pledge shipping costs during checkout.  

Stretch Goals 

  • $2750 - More Illustrations! 
  • $3500 - Who Killed Doc Hopper? (Bonus stand alone mystery game) 
  • $4250 - Even More Illustrations!  Artwork is expensive.
  • $5000 - MUTANT ADVENTURE - MISSION: MERCY The players must battle the elements, rogue military and mutant guerrilla forces while delivering a plague vaccine to a remote and desperate village.

 

Risks and challenges

The Mutant Manual is written, play tested, edited, and basic layout is complete. All that's missing is the art. Everyone has worked together before -- and we've published 8 other major projects through DriveThruRPG.com so we know we can deliver.

Fulfillment will be done via through the folks at DriveThruRPG.com, who have reliably handled dozens, if not hundreds, of similar projects. We have every confidence that they'll continue to provide excellent service, although since this is our first venture into print there might be technical issues that delay the books. We won't ship until we make sure the proofs are perfect.

The only show-stoppers we can think of would be: personal illness, catastrophic house explosion, or zombie holocaust.

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    We will email you a screen resolution image from the book -- and a random photo of one of our dogs.

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    Sample Adventure

    You get a small introductory PDF adventure (compatible with 5 rule-sets) suitable for introducing mutants to your campaign

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    Mutant Manual

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    Color Softcover

    You get a softcover color print copy of the Mutant Manual in the ruleset of your choice , the poster, the polysystem PDF, the sample adventure and any stretch goals. (Your pledge covers the full printing cost but you're still on the hook for shipping).

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    Premium Hardback

    You get a premium color hardback copy of the book in the ruleset of your choice, the polysystem PDF, the sample adventure, and any stretch goals.
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    Become A Mutant

    You get to name a mutant character -- or, if you send us a high-quality photo, we'll work you into one of the illustrations. (You also get a digital copy of the illustration, a polysystem PDF copy of the mutant manual, the sample adventure, and any stretch goals.)

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    Online Gaming Session

    One of the authors (probably Palmer) will run an online RPG session for you and up to 5 other players via Roll20.net.
    You also get a color softcover print book in the ruleset of your choice, the polysystem PDF, the sample adventure, and any stretch goals.

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