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Metamorphosis Alpha was the world's first sci-fi role-playing game. Metamorphosis Alpha was originally published in 1976, and has since been released in a total of four editions. This old game is the granddaddy of all Post Apocalyptic games and was the inspiration for TSR Hobbies' game Gamma World.

This booklet allows players to choose to play a human, mutant or mutated animal and provides descriptions of mutations and defects. It also provides rules for working out the mysterious and sometimes dangerous technological devices found throughout the Starship Warden.

There are descriptions of all 17 levels of the Starship Warden, a 50 mile long, damaged vessel with some real problems for it's inhabitants. Mutants galore! Weird and wonderful mutated animals, mutated plants and some things that still have a few strands of human DNA in them, somewhere...

This game was state-of-the-art in 1976, and will be of interest to enthusiasts and collectors alike. Forget having to lug half a dozen books around to play this game. Its all here in this little book, without the need for supplements. This is classic Old School gaming from before anyone even knew what "Old School" was.

This electronic edition includes grammar and spelling corrections, additional errata, and a short adventure.

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Timothy B. [Featured Reviewer]
May 14th, 2015
MORBIUS: Back. To. The. Beginning! - Doctor Who: The Brain of Morbius. There is a game going all the way back to the dawn of time, or at least the dawn of the roleplaying age, that has fascinated me. I knew of it's children games, Gamma World [...]
July 25th, 2013
I learnt what "Metamorphosis Alpha" was all about thanks to a review-discussion article in the first issue of "White Dwarf" magazine back in the summer of '77. Although that review was inspirational, I was already heavily committed [...]
April 20th, 2013
this is the game that got me into gaming years ago(i bought the original when it came out in stores) my first rpg experience was with met alpha. so when i found a reprint here i just had to get it for myself. trying to recaoture the magic. i guess. hap [...]
February 28th, 2012
So glad this was released in this format! Always wanted to own this game and now I do. [...]
William W. [Featured Reviewer]
February 9th, 2012
A great treatment of the first sci-fi RPG in history. The scans are nice and clear, the images come through nicely, and all of the text is searchable. [...]
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