Saturday, January 12, 2013

61 Days Till GaryCon! I Want To Play... Gamma World

It was the late eighties at Grandma's house. Knowing that there would be a few stretches with nothing else to do, I brought my copy of the Dungeon Master's Guide with me to read. As I was flipping through the pages, I came upon a section about converting AD&D characters to another game produced by TSR called Gamma World. I had never heard of the game before and wondered what it was about. From what I could gather it was a game set in a post-apocalyptic world that used similar mechanics to D&D. Having grown up on shows like Thundercats and Max Headroom, the idea of playing in a that kind of setting intrigued me. Sadly, I could never find the game at any of my local game stores.

In recent times the closest I have come to Gamma World is downloading the PDF of Mutant Future. But since GaryCon is the home of old-school RPGs, I'm hoping to fit a game into my schedule and cross another title off my role-playing game bucket list.


  1. I like Gamma World a lot, and I've played Metamorphosis Alpha (its forerunner) with Jim Ward at last year's Gary Con. I'm pretty sure two or three GW games were run last year at Gary Con, so I think you'll be in luck. If you're in the mood for some other gonzo post-apocalyptic gamin', I'll be running two games of Mutant Future at Gary Con, including one session of Thundarr the Barbarian on Saturday morning. (It was a big hit at Gen Con last year.)