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Random Mutation Tables

If your game has a need for random mutation tables and procedures for creating all sorts of mutant abominations or unnatural things, whether they are corrupt demons and unique monsters or strange aliens and new superheroes, The Metamorphica is the book for you.

As a collection of biological, psychic, and supernatural mutations, all grouped into tables so results can be randomly selected using dice, this book is a system-agnostic resource for campaigns of such diverse genres as dark fantasy, four-colour comic book, post-apocalypse, modern horror, science fiction, transhumanism, and weird high fantasy.

The Metamorphica contains:

*Over 700 individual mutations, all with their own descriptions.

*Physical and mental mutations, as well as psychic and supernatural powers.

*Several different types of mutation-generating tables, from mad-libs to genre-specialized lists of specific details.

*Lengthy random creature tables.

*Procedures for using mutations in post-apocalyptic, sci-fi, superhero, and fantasy campaigns.

*Procedures for creating aliens, demons, and monsters.

*Procedures for creating mutant animals, humans, and plants.

*New procedures and extensive tables for generating scientific devices and magic items, exactly the kind of equipment strange, mutated creatures might be carrying around.

This revised edition has also been re-organized for easier use, numerous mutations have been revised, new mutations have been added, and there are more tables for generating specific details for aliens, demons, monsters, mutant animals, and the various campaign settings.

The classic edition of The Metamorphica is still available and still free, but hopefully you will prefer this revised edition, which is more than 100 pages longer.


 
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Derek H February 23, 2017 6:43 pm UTC
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Got it in the mail, a bit smudgy here and there (same with one of the other books) but still very readable. A couple questions- why are egg layer and drone production considered behaviours rather than a body functions? Where did albino go?
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Johnstone M February 23, 2017 11:44 pm UTC
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I decided to consider those species-based behaviours instead of purely physical functions. It's a semi-arbitrary decision. Albinism is now part of 115-116 Pigment Deficiency.
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Allen H February 14, 2017 12:58 pm UTC
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What is the difference between this and Classic? I've had Classic since it came out. I don't game often, but I find this an incredible resource, which in itself should be enough to support you. I am, however, cheap and need some convincing to throw money at you. Why is it longer (revised existing work or added material, and how much)? You won't have to try too hard. I just find myself saying, "But, but, I already have this and it was for free."
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Johnstone M February 14, 2017 11:30 pm UTC
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I hear ya Allen. I have tried to make the revised edition a better (and frankly, a more professional-looking) product in all ways. Aside from slight tweaks in the text, layout, and the list of mutations, I've added stuff like a d1000 table of demonic characteristics, a demon summoning mishap table, more mutant animal procedures, and some tables for quickly generating hostile monsters. The largest addition of all is nearly 40 pages of procedures for creating items. There's procedures for generating different types of magic items, and then various mad-libs style tables for creating scientific and magical effects for them. Also the new art by Nate Marcel is spectacular.
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Allen H February 15, 2017 12:48 am UTC
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Alright. Thank you for the reply. I think I'll be purchasing this soon.
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Derek H December 30, 2016 2:53 pm UTC
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Please tell me this is going to be released in POD format.
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Johnstone M January 02, 2017 11:00 pm UTC
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Hi Derek, my print proof is in the mail currently (I live in Canada, so shipping takes a couple weeks or so). As soon as it arrives and it checks out okay, print format will go on sale.
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