Sunday, September 9, 2012

Mutant Future : Deviant Database Review!!

     Yesterday, I briefly mentioned "Sniderman's" release of his Mutant Future Bestiary the Deviant Database.
Since then I've downloaded the PDF and had some time to look it over.  All I can say is WOW!
This products just screams Old School and I mean that in the best possible way.  The pages have an affect on the borders that makes them look like old printer paper print outs. Which is so cool, I actually still have reams of Gamma World 4th edition characters (NOT Gamma World 4E) that I printed off back in the day from my buddy Tormentor's character generator. So this truly felt like home to me.  The art is just right for this product, once again capturing the feel of the genre and era I first played these games in.
So what's in it?
Tons of mutant beasts and critters!  Over 90 in fact.  Many you have seen from his blog, but reworked/cleaned up with all new artwork.  Just thumbing through this, well scanning through this since its a PDF, I came up with all kinds of ideas for my Post Apocalyptic games.  There are aquatic beasts like the fearsome Octoshark and the Flamewhale! The ultrafast Cheetahpede!, and you guys know I'm a fan of all things simian, there are a couple of simian based beasties in here too, the Wolf-Ape and the SkunkApe.  Like I said there are over 90 creatures from the mundane to the malicious.  I loved the old Dragon Magazine Mutant Manual articles back in the day and this product reminds me of those and more.
     Oh and if Mutant Future gaming isn't your thing (How can that be??!!) you can easily use these mutants in your Labyrinth Lord games or in your upcoming Starships and Spacemen games.  Your Adventurers and Away Teams will never be the same! LOL  With minimal conversion effort and I do mean minimal you could use some of these beasties with your Stars Without Number or X-plorers Campaigns too.  It's that versatile of a product.
     So in case you couldn't tell, I heartily recommend this product to anyone looking for some fun (mutant) monsters to spice up your old school (particularly Mutant Future) games.
Tell 'em Brutorz Bill sent ya!  : )


  1. Awesome! I'm on my way now to get it! Thanks for the review...and keeping a pulse at Green Skeleton!

  2. Hey MIK! Thanks for the comment. Let me know what you think of the Deviant Database!
    Sorry my posts have been down for a bit. I'll try to do better. : )

  3. Thanks for the review! I'm pleased you like it! And there's more to come!