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Creatures of the Tropical Wastes (Mutant Future)
Publisher: Skirmisher Publishing
by Eric F. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 03/25/2015 09:24:51

There are a few essential books out there for the Mutant Future rpg retroclone rpg system and Creatures Of The Tropical Wastes By Chris Van Deleen is one of them. This is a sixty two page package of wasteland construction from the additional rules and guidelines, to the mutant monsters, and a concise backdrop of tropical paradise weirdness thrown into the background. This book basically covers everything that a DM is going to need in the jungles of his alien wasteland from thirty new plant mutations to solid radiation and poison guidelines, they're all here and very well done in a slick as grease format. The mutant mayhem continues with fifty new creatures and some dangerous high weirdness that these monsters add to your games. Many of these horrors are drawn from Philippines myth and legends twisted into the Mutant Future background. This makes this a useful book not only for Mutant Future but Labyrinth Lord as well. There's been a lot of time and care that went into this product, the art is evocative of the sort of adventure and mayhem that the author is trying to convey and does it with a slickness and style. This is a book that will get your fevered post apocalyptic dreams going in a way and direction that hearkens to fetid jungle wastelands. These are places filled to the brim with adventure and dark legends of mutant fueled mayhem. This is the sort of book that tests and challenges a DM to construct adventures in lost worlds, hidden valleys, and places straight out of post apocalyptic myth and legend. The writing here is tight and the ideas here are solidly done, easily used in your own campaign to drop straight into the backdrop of your own mutant future or old school post apocalyptic campaigns. This isn't a huge book at all but a book that allows one to take the material and run with it. This book is perfect for filling in some of the weirdness that PC's are likely to encounter in lost or prehistoric worlds as well. Much of the material here can be used to fill in background, plant mutations, monster variations, and all kinds of ideas to throw into your mutant dinosaur or lost world campaign as well for any old school game. All in all this is one of in my opinion the essential books for not simply Mutant Future but old school retroclone gaming in general. The ideas and ideals of the book can be applied across the board for adventure construction, campaign background and rules fill, and much more. Personally I rate this book a five out out five.



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Creatures of the Tropical Wastes (Mutant Future)
Publisher: Skirmisher Publishing
by william w. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 07/24/2011 11:10:09

I've been a fan of Post Apocalyptic RPG's for quite awhile now, cut my gaming teeth on first edition Gamma World back in '79. Anyways, on to the good stuff. First let me say the author Chris, was kind enough to send me a pdf copy of this because he knew I was such a big fan of Mutant Future and all things of a P.A. RPG Nature. So keep that in mind, however, I fully intend to pick up a print copy of this with my own $$ asap. This is a great resource for Mutant Future or other P.A. Games. You can tell the author has a real love for the genre and a knack for creating Mutant Beasts that are useful for not only maiming your hapless wasteland explorers but also have some interesting Campaign twists to them. I'm also excited to have a tome of mutant beasties from outside the 'norm" in my collection. It seems most P.A. Games and resources seem to be based around North America, the author has taken his Apocalypse on the Road, or across the Ocean rather and pulled in beasts and legends from the Phillipines to work up this Manual of Mutant Beasties. BUT wait there's MORE! Not only does this tome have a plethora of mutant monsters, it has quite a few additional Mutations also! That was one thing I wish the Mutant Future core rules had, and now thanks to this book I've got some more! If your a fan of Mutant Future, or P.A. RPG's in general I encourage you to pick this up!



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Creatures of the Tropical Wastes (Mutant Future)
Publisher: Skirmisher Publishing
by Randy M. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 07/15/2011 10:32:37

Skirmisher Publishing has been cranking out good stuff for years now, so it was no surprise when I opened this newest installment and found yet another gem.

Chris Van Deelen, co-author of the Outlanders novel "Mask of the Sphinx", pens a great list of mutants, mutations and more! I thought just to skim this originally, but was so caught up in what I read that I ended up reading the entire 60+ pages in one sitting.

There are a lot of devious creatures here...lethal, in fact...that GMs amd Labyrinth Lords alike will find to challenge their players. Chris uses the Phillipine mythos as a model for some of his creations. He fills his descriptions with excelent "wasteland" history as well as their traditional stories, making them an execellent blend for any campaign. Creatures, like the Ahas Folk lend themselves to possible PC types, whereas creatures such as the Palmers will be sure your players never look at coconuts the same way again!

I've laways been a fan of new mutations, so the selection included in this installment also caught my eye. I like in particular the concept of "companion mutations" (ones that remain dormant unless the PC also possesses another pre-requisite mutation), such as the Memory Erase mutation included here. I have created similar mutations for my players and the fact that they can build on one another makes their play much more interesting. There are others, such as Shapeshift and Unique Sense that are the blueprints for powerful mutants as well.

Chris and Derek Holland's personal commentaries set the stage and give you a glimpse into what the author was thinking when these goodies were devised. As a fellow writer and GM, I especially appreciate this sort of insight into a work such as this.

Bottom line: 5 Stars...GO GET IT!!



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