This very special bundle contains a dozen artifact-oriented supplements for modern, sci-fi, and post-apocalyptic games, including our popular "100 Oddities for a Found Car" and a self-standing adventure that includes all of the rules needed to play it! All are especially suitable for post-apocalyptic sci-fi RPGs like the Mutant Future retroclone of Gamma... [click here for more]
This very special 70% off bundle contains 10 bestselling issues of the Wisdom from the Wastelands supplement for modern, science fiction, and post-apocalyptic games, including ones devoted to Diseases and Medical Options, Medical Devices, Drugs, Nanotechnology, Radiation Sickness, and Alternate Forms of Radiation! Other items in it include a... [click here for more]
This very special bundle contains a score of bestselling supplements developed for use with sci-fi and post-apocalyptic, and even some modern, horror, and fantasy RPGs! They are especially well-suited for TTRPGs like the Mutant Future retroclone of classic Gamma World and compatible with OSR/OGL/d20 games. We have also thrown in a number of almost-free... [click here for more]
This very special 83% off bundle contains all 52 issues of the "Wisdom from the Wastelands" supplement for modern, science fiction, and post-apocalyptic roleplaying games! You can use them to add a ton of new monsters, mutants, mutations, robots, high-tech weapons, combat options, and more to your sessions and scenarios. We have also thrown in a number of bonus items, including two TSRPG... [click here for more]
Although green is the most common slime color, there are many others, the products of alchemy, magic, demonic corruption, trickster gods, and a variety of bizarre causes!
This mini-supplement describes 20 variations on the classic dungeon hazard, each of which has a different effect on living flesh, some of them using this transformation to power magical or non-magical abilities.
“A Rainbow of... [click here for more]
One way to make a modern, sci-fi, or post-apocalyptic game your own is with artifacts. A game master could expand the types of items a party might find, imagining what technology would be available generations in the future, where even potentially mundane objects might enter the realms of the fantastic.
This publication delves into four very different kinds of technology. Cloaks include several... [click here for more]
Do you need more monsters and mutations for your postapocalyptic, sci-fi, or fantasy game? If so, Creatures of the Tropical Wastes is what you are looking for!
Fully compatible with Mutant Future - as well as Labyrinth Lord and other games that use the familiar and easy-to-use "Basic" role-playing game rules introduced in the 1970s - this collection includes:
* A Foreword by... [click here for more]
Do you need more monsters and mutations for your post-apocalyptic, sci-fi, or fantasy game? If so, Creatures of the Wastelands: A Menagerie of Mutants and Mutations is what you are looking for! Fully compatible with Mutant Future - as well as Labyrinth Lord and other games that use the familiar "Basic D&D" rules introduced in the 1970s - this revised and expanded edition of... [click here for more]
Creatures of the Wastelands: Habitats is devoted to some of the possible environments and locations that might exist in a post-apocalyptic campaign setting and how they can be used in role-playing games in general and Goblinoid Games' Mutant Future in particular.
Life being what it is, most of these locations have since been colonized by a variety of mutant and non-mutant life forms.... [click here for more]
Creatures of the Wastelands: Mutational Evolution is a guide to developing a more vibrant post-apocalyptic campaign setting by constructing families of related mutants, and is full of both suggestions and examples of how Game Masters can accomplish this. Mutational Evolution is fully compatible with Mutant Future, as well as Labyrinth Lord and other games that use the familiar... [click here for more]
Creatures of the Wastelands: Random Encounters contains 15 random encounter tables designed for use with Goblinoid Games' Mutant Future post-apocalyptic role-playing game. These tables incorporate monsters primarily from the Skirmisher Publishing book Creatures of the Wastelands: A Menagerie of Mutants & Mutations, a licensed supplement to Mutant Future,... [click here for more]
The idea of long-lost cultures that were technologically or magically superior to those of the current era of a game setting is fairly common in both fantasy and science fiction. This mini-sourcebook contains entries for two dozen sorts of materials that were developed by ancient societies but which can no longer be created without the assistance of powerful magic or technology. They are suitable for... [click here for more]
It is possible to use plant creatures much more effectively than usual by using some real plant biology in conjunction with new mutations, and this publication shows how to do that.
“Mutant Plant Monsters” includes 80 plant mutations, discussions of plant strengths and weaknesses, and six sample monsters that demonstrate how to use the various elements that appear in this sourcebook.
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This very special bundle contains several bestselling titles related to the topic of mutants and mutations, including an entry from the popular "100 Oddities" series of system-free sourcebooks, and a number of OGL/d20 titles! Its contents are especially suitable for use with modern, sci-fi, and post-apocalyptic RPGs like Mutant Future and early editions of Gamma... [click here for more]
Mutation artifacts are devices created both by those who lived before the cataclysm and wasteland dwellers that modify mutations. This mini-sourcebook describes two-dozen sorts of such items and includes four new mutations.
Contents of this publication are stat’ed for a “Basic” version of the OGL/d20 system and is compatible with any games that use it, especially ones like the Mutant... [click here for more]
This very special bundle contains all four of the “Nanotechnology” issues of the Wisdom from the Wastelands supplement for modern, science fiction, and post-apocalyptic games like Mutant Future and Gamma World, and the affiliated "Quantum Flux"! We have also thrown in a copy of our Platinum-bestselling TSRPG (Travel-Sized RPG) as a bonus item.Quantum... [click here for more]
With his second law, that “any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic,” Arthur C. Clarke articulated a concept that could have been a shadowy undercurrent in the wider consciousness for centuries, possibly even millennia. All the items in this book were designed with two ideas in mind: they were created using Ancient technology so advanced that it seems like magic and... [click here for more]
This dual-themed sourcebook is devoted to both descriptions and statistics for ray guns of all sorts, military and civilian, and material that can be used to make wastelands and ruins themselves, and not just their inhabitants, significant and interesting. Items of the latter sort include spontaneously-generated technology that can be used as rewards or dangers, ideas on how to spice up ruins with... [click here for more]
This very special 80% off bundle contains a dozen resources designed to help storytellers run games in places like post-apocalyptic wastelands, ruined cities, and bleak alien landscapes! They include our Platinum-bestselling "100 Oddities for a Wasteland" system-free sourcebook, several RPG supplements, a self-standing scenario that includes all of the rules needed to run it, two sets of mutant... [click here for more]
“Just after dawn, a village scout dashed from the forest carrying a wondrous, and perhaps even terrifying, story of a huge, circular shell with a door, a massive coiled building that sprang up during the night. And it is still growing … ”
Whether from forgetfulness, mental blockage, or intrusions of the dread “real life,” every storyteller has probably experienced that sinking, not-so-prepared... [click here for more]
This set of 30mm downloadable miniatures has been designed to be suitable with any post-apocalyptic or science-fiction game in general and Skirmisher Publishing LLC's licensed Mutant Future supplements in particular. These include Creatures of the Wastelands, Creatures of the Wastelands: Random Encounters, Creatures of the Wastelands: Mutational Evolution, and Creatures of the... [click here for more]
The age chart is a powerful tool for Mutant Lords who want to scale monster encounters with the powers and artifacts of the player characters. These charts describe how a creature’s characteristics change over its lifespan, using three columns: the age of the creature, its hit dice, and notes. Notes might include damage, mutations, drawbacks, or anything else that affects the creature in and out... [click here for more]
In almost every roleplaying game, one of the biggest aspects is combat. Mutant Future is no exception, for, in many ways, combat could be considered one of the game's most crucial aspects - next to mutations! In this spirit, here are several new optional rules a Mutant Lord can use to expand the combat possibilities in his or her game.
Wisdom from the Wastelands is dedicated to providing... [click here for more]
Gut worms and intestinal bacteria, athlete’s foot fungus, toxoplasmosis protozoa, lycanthropy and Rage and vampire viruses. Whether biological fact or fictional terror, we are surrounded (and colonized) by parasitic lifeforms, some of which evolved to become a necessary part of us — while others affect our behavior, or become our nightmares. Parasite mutations were originally introduced in the... [click here for more]
Fantasy has spells and potions to heal injuries and resurrect the dead. Science fantasy has similar ways of curing what ails, but through technology. Although the Mutant Future core book describes a plethora of drugs, there were only a handful of medical devices available as technological treasure. This issue provides several new pieces of medical equipment that Mutant Lords can use as rewards,... [click here for more]
Having another creature living on or inside your body is not a thought most would enjoy. Nor is the idea of having the same type of creature living inside a child and grandchild, joining generation after generation, until, over time, the two species gradually merge. But, this already happens. Humans and termites rely on intestinal bacteria to aid digestion, lichen are the synthesis of fungus and algae,... [click here for more]
Robots are just as important to Mutant Future as biological creatures. They can be antagonists, sources of information, or even slave labor. This is the first of four robot-themed issues, and presents eight new robots, as well as several new weapons and accessories. Only a few of the robots in this article have precise dimensions; the examples here are intended as types, not specific... [click here for more]
Robots are just as important to Mutant Future as biological creatures. They can be antagonists, sources of information, or even slave labor. In this second installment of four robot-themed issues there are eight new robots, as well as several new accessories, a new weapon, and a new form of locomotion. Only a few of the machines in this article have precise dimensions; the examples here are... [click here for more]
Artifacts play a key role in Mutant Future. Like magical items in fantasy games, artifacts are treasures sought by adventuring parties that brave the mutant-infested ruins of the Ancients’ world. But often these treasures are in less than pristine condition due to factors such as age, neglect, or misuse.
Wisdom from the Wastelands is dedicated to providing useful information, game... [click here for more]
Robots are just as important to Mutant Future as biological creatures. They can be antagonists, sources of information, or even slave labor. In this third installment of four robot-themed issues there are eight new robots, as well as several new accessories, a new weapon, and a new form of locomotion. Only a few of the machines in this article have precise dimensions; the examples here are intended... [click here for more]
Robots are just as important to Mutant Future as are biological creatures. They can be antagonists, sources of information, or even slave labor. In this fourth installment of author Derek Holland’s robot-themed issues there are new forms of locomotion, new accessories and weapons, and some additional rules.
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Welcome to the inaugural issue of Wisdom from the Wastelands! This publication is dedicated to providing useful information, game content, and ideas to players of modern, science fiction, and post-apocalyptic table-top and role-playing games in general, and to fans of Goblinoid Games’ Mutant Future RPG in particular. The rules it contains are compatible with this game and with any others... [click here for more]
Just as a single change to a stock creature can result in a very different and distinct entity, mutation modifiers can expand the scope and variety of Mutant Future mutational powers, altering them slightly with bonuses or penalties. With little or no tweaking, these modifiers can also be applied to supernatural powers — such as spell-like abilities — used in games from other genres.
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Although most Ancients considered melee weapons like swords, axes, maces, spears, and even exotic ranged weapons such as bolas and shuriken to be archaic, some did practice the use of such weapons, and there were inevitably high-tech versions of them. This issue deals with these modern melee weapons, describes alternate methods of creating them, and introduces some new weapons.
Wisdom from the... [click here for more]
Force screens were developed for individuals from all walks of life, to guard them from all manner of threats. There were simple fields that warded users from the insults of weather and city life, those that protected police against small caliber firearms, and those used in military powered armor systems and combat vehicles. All shields operate on the same basic mechanic: they project a protective... [click here for more]
Despite much of the planet being covered by ocean, sea monsters have oddly been absent from all editions of the game that inspired Mutant Future. Such a vast area, in a variety of latitudes and conditions, provides a huge playground in which to design creatures. As a result, sea monsters could be anything from kaiju crabs to a form of bacteria that converts biological mass to various... [click here for more]
This issue presents technologies and items for making Mutant Future weapons more lethal and combat more colorful. These additions include expanded range rules, new ammunition types for both modern firearms and archaic missile weapons, and many new ways for your group to satisfy their inner gunsmiths.
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In poetry, the transformation from caterpillar to butterfly describes how something ugly becomes uniquely beautiful. But in nature metamorphosis is common as living things change forms over their life cycles. And this change is not just traditional fairy tale beauty: maggots become flies, tadpoles become frogs, and chest bursters become alien warriors. The eight creature sets in this issue show how... [click here for more]
The latest installment in our popular series on leading edge military technology and combat rules, this issue brings five deadly weapon systems and several new combat “conditions” to your gaming table. As a warning, Mutant Lords should use this equipment with care — some of these systems are extremely powerful. Even those weapons that do not appear lethal can devastate specific target... [click here for more]
Once again we bow to the wisdom of the Ancient philosophers, who recognized that the only constant in life (aside from death and taxes) was change, change, change. Metamorphosis can take very strange twists — and even have multiple stages. The six creature sets included in this issue show how very dissimilar creatures can be the same species, just young or mature forms.
One of the most... [click here for more]
Nanotechnology has existed since the late 20th century. At first, the tiny machines were used mostly in medicine and genetic manipulation, but technological advances brought wider application. Many of these breakthroughs helped make the Ancients’ lives easier, but others became microscopic dogs of war, let slip to wreak havoc and destruction. The first in our series on nanotechnology, this issue... [click here for more]
To mangle a paraphrase from John Donne, no mutant is an island — unless your mutant is an island. And even then it probably does not live entirely alone. Whether you are part of a community or a party of adventurers, Ancient philosophers from the Liver Pool had it right: everyone gets by with a little help from their friends. When two or more different species help each other, the cooperation... [click here for more]
Like a fine wine, some monsters improve with age, and it is to them that this second thematic issue of Wisdom from the Wastelands is devoted! An age chart can be a wonderful tool for Game Masters who want to scale monster encounters so that they are commensurate with the powers and artifacts possessed by the player characters. A chart of this sort is made up of three columns, one each for the... [click here for more]
Nanotechnology has existed since the late 20th century. At first, the tiny machines were used mostly in medicine and genetic manipulation, but technological advances brought wider application. Many of these breakthroughs helped make the Ancients’ lives easier, but others became microscopic dogs of war, let slip to wreak havoc and destruction. This issue features a host of tiny tools and toys you... [click here for more]
Continuing with the examination of this hi-tech subject that we started in issues #28 and #30 of Wisdom from the Wastelands, this third installment in our nanotechnology series presents many new nanites and a new terror weapon, the Converted, that Mutant Lords can unleash upon their players. Nanotechnology has existed since the late 20th century. At first, the tiny machines were used mostly... [click here for more]
Shape changing is a fascination crossing time, culture, and genre: Greek gods and mythic Indian monsters, vampires, were-creatures, spirit and shadow beings all captivate and intrigue with their metamorphoses. Shapeshifting in Mutant Future is no different; one of the most interesting and useful powers, it provides a player character with new abilities and opportunities a single body cannot.... [click here for more]
The science fiction equivalent of magical potions and elixirs, drugs and medications are similarly treasured. Because of widespread use by the Ancients, chemical compounds of all sorts can be found almost anywhere: in ruined bases, villains' caches, or within the junk hoarded by mutant monsters. These potent pharmaceuticals can bring a character back from the brink of death, or provide enough of an... [click here for more]
No matter what your choice of post-apocalyptic game, plants usually get the hind bud. And, unfortunately, Mutant Future is no exception. Although the core rulebook has example mutant plants and many plant mutations, there just are not enough of either. This is especially true considering that our world has many more plants than animals.
Wisdom from the Wastelands is dedicated... [click here for more]
During the final wars, various factions came to rely on psychological tactics like terror, rather than conventional bombs, bullets, and energy beams, as their weaponry of choice. Many believed a terrified populace was an unproductive populace, demoralized and ripe for civil unrest, all useful conditions for the terror-users. Sometimes this strategy worked, but other times it backfired so badly the... [click here for more]
In real life, we take plants for granted. Stretching out on the grass on a summer’s afternoon, leaning back against a gnarled oak with a good book (or your favorite device), watching the kids twirl the tire swing slung from a sturdy branch — these things don’t happen in Mutant Future. The grass spits acid, the oak bites, and … it is better not knowing what’s going to happen with that... [click here for more]