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Old 02-13-2021, 11:03 PM   #2
Mark Skarr
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Default Re: Opinions on Genlab Alpha, Mutant Year Zero?

I have it, and the two continuations/expansions, Genelab Alpha and Mechatron. I love the world but really don't like the system. I don't, quite, remember what all I disliked about it, it's been a while since I've read them.

There are some really, really good ideas in the game (I like the idea of how you map out the world, session by session). But, I remember there being some simplifications that I didn't like and some assumptions I wouldn't have made that were forced into the system and, thus, meant you had to play it their way.

I'm toying with it as a future idea for a GURPS game.

Genelab Alpha tells a specific story, but, once that story is done, you're free to introduce mutant animals into a MYZ game. As does Mechatron. That was one of the things I didn't like. The metaplot is almost mandatory. It is fortunate that it's mostly just more backstory, and you can do what you want once you explore it.

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