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Become the wasteland freak you’ve always dreamed of, create the chaos warrior you were destined to play, and generate alien races or unique aberrations for your campaign world with this exciting new accessory for Savage Worlds: the Mutation Deck from Just Insert Imagination.

This special Action Deck comes with four Jokers, and can be used to quickly and randomly generate mutations using the included Edges and Hindrances.

Players can use the cards to customize their own mutant characters, while Game Masters can draw cards from the deck to modify existing monsters or NPCs from their favorite bestiary. By using a new Setting Rule, the Game Master can also introduce mutation injuries inflicted by horrific eldritch spells.

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The Mutation Deck is the perfect companion for race creation, and includes the following:

  • 4 Jokers

  • 1 front and 1 back card

  • 52 playing cards

  • 156 new abilities

  • 3 new Setting Rules

  • 6 new Edges and 1 new Hindrance

The PDF includes a document with the rules, mutations, digital versions of the cards, and a tuck box you can print and assemble yourself.

Purchasing the printed deck gets you just the deck; the option to add a sturdy plastic case is also available above and on the Cart page.

If you want your deck to come in a tuck box with artwork, follow this link.

Attention Print on Demand customers: If you select the print only option, the rules can be downloaded and printed out from the Publisher Preview.

Rules are included in the PDF for the Print + PDF option, available at the same price.

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Wayne R January 25, 2021 2:12 pm UTC
Has this now been updated to SWADE?
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Morne S January 25, 2021 2:37 pm UTC
Hi Wayne
Not yet. The last few months of the year were difficult. The conversion of our older products has started though. First Winter Eternal and then The Mutation Deck. We will share as soon as we have more info.
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Morne S October 18, 2020 11:55 am UTC
Hi Henry
An update is on the cards (see what I did there?). It is not yet SWADE compatible but you can still use it, it is not suddenly obsolete. All pdf files will be updated when that happens.
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Henry F October 20, 2020 3:29 am UTC
Yeah, see, I don't know why this is a recurring thing in the SW community; suggesting people buy products for older versions of SW and just "update" it themselves. I pay money for a product because I need a ready-to-go solution. If I pay $20+ for your deck (shipping included), I shouldn't then have to go through the entire thing and find what is or isn't compatible with SWADE, and then come up with fixes that hopefully won't mess up other mechanics down the road. Now I have a deck of cards and a reference sheet or two with all the changes/modifications listed, on top of everything else I'm keeping track of for my campaign.

Doesn't sound fast, furious and/or fun to me.
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Henry F October 18, 2020 11:29 am UTC
Is this compatible with SWADE?
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Raymond P October 31, 2019 1:48 am UTC
I seem to recall getting an email a while back saying that this was updated. What exactly was changed? Or am I just out of my mind?
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Morne S October 31, 2019 10:05 am UTC
Hi Raymond.
As far as I remember our two other card decks were updated to be more VTT friendly, but there hasn't been anything for the Mutation Deck in a while.
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Raymond P October 31, 2019 1:38 pm UTC
Good to know. Thank you for responding so quickly.
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John M September 06, 2017 10:35 pm UTC
I've had this deck for a while, and am now running a Fantasy Pirates' game. So, there's no place for mutations, just yet. However, while I was working out to the Atomic Blonde soundtrack, I came up with the following micro-setting for when half my crew can't make a game. 'hope to give you a little inspiration, or you can just borrow the idea and run with it yourselves!

London Calling:

It would be zombie-survival in the wrecked carnage of Berlin 1989, so gear and background music would be time-appropriate.

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It started as a particularly virulent strain of the flue, which spread across the globe in a matter of days. Scientists think that it had remained asymptomatic for weeks before causing the infected to be sick. When they fell sick, they died quickly – some within hours, and others within minutes. Some fell even more quickly, once the symptoms appeared.

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