Mutant Chronicles have a lot which Mutant
R.Y.M.D. lacked. Mutant Chronicles is backed up by a number of
boardgames and a trading card game, Doomtrooper. This product
line seem to be appreciated abroad although Swedish gamers are not too
enthusiastic about Mutant Chronicles.
As with the 6th edition of Drakar och Demoner, Mutant Chronicles'
layout is great. Also the quality of the pictures is good, although
the motives... nyaah.
In a distant future, mega-super corporations have control over
mankind, earth is merely a dumping place. A "religious" brotherhood
control the great masses and society is decaying. Then, on the tenth
planet of the solar system, something awakens, and humankind will
Imagine the players running around with shoulderpads larger than a
torso and guns that are bigger than car, shooting evil undead-looking
monsters... Yes, you got it... Doom(tm) the Role Playing Game.
Seriously, it is not that bad, but personally I feel that Mutant
Chronicles leave very little roleplaying to do and a lot of
shooting. They might have called it a dice-rolling game. It might be
nostalgia, but I feel that Target Games made a mistake. Many Swedish
roleplayers have abandoned their "side", but as far as I know they
seem to like their new market and they sure make a lot of money
on this product line.
© 1998 Max Zomborszki
Last Updated: 1998-01-04