Metamorphosis Alpha: the first science fiction RPG

My latest post on deals with Metamorphosis Alpha, that out-of-control generation ship adrift between the stars. The prequel to Gamma World, James Ward’s “dungeon in the sky” was out of print by the early 1980s, but occupies a deserved position in the RPG hall of fame anyway.  Check it out.


3 Responses to “Metamorphosis Alpha: the first science fiction RPG”

  1. AlexJCavanaugh Says:

    Never even heard of that one!

    Your interview is set to post early, David. Been touting it this week, so should be numerous comments and questions for you tomorrow. Thanks again!

  2. Joni Says:

    I never played that one but I remember an article from an old Dragon Magazine that listed a lot of funny mutations. I used those in my own game that was loosely based on Strontium Dog comic by 2000AD (now there is an official sourcebook for Strontium Dog using coincidentally a new Mongoose Traveller game engine).

  3. David Williams Says:

    #$# love Strontium Dog . . . Johnny Alpha is the MAN

    The Dragon article probably was referring to Gamma World, which MA essentially served as prequel to . . . and which I’ll be writing about on Tor next week. .