Free League Launches Kickstarter for Mutant: Elysium

Free League Publishing has launched a new Kickstarter campaign, this time for Mutant: Elysium which will be the third and final major expansion for the Mutant: Year Zero RPG. Within minutes of launching, the Kickstarter was already fully funded for its modest goal of SEK 100,000 (about $11,094 USD). Donations continued to pour in as we were writing this piece, so you can bet that the stretch goals are already well funded. The identified stretch goals include a hardcover book, a map of Elysium, a custom card deck, and a set of custom dice.

After all, Mutant: Year Zero is an incredibly popular RPG with enough critical acclaim to get it a video game adaptation in the span of only a few years.

As always, Mutant: Elysium is playable as a standalone game, but it can be used to augment a run of Mutant: Year Zero that you've currently got in the works. Elysium tells the origin story of the enclave humans, the last torchbearers of human civilization. They live in the huge underground enclave Elysium, where the major Houses struggle for supremacy. Amid all that chaos, there's a looming threat that could bring the downfall of humanity's last refuge. So it's sure to be a tense campaign.

The full description for Mutant: Elysium reads:

Mutant: Elysium, with art by acclaimed artists Simon Stålenhag and Reine Rosenberg and created by Free League, completes the Mutant: Year Zero quadrilogy of roleplaying games telling the full story of the postapocalyptic MUTANT universe. The stand-alone expansion, which also introduces non-mutant humans as a playable class in Mutant: Year Zero, includes:

  • ENCLAVE HUMANS – New rules for creating and playing enclave humans, including their web of contacts with rich and powerful allies.!
  • ELYSIUM I – A detailed description of Elysium I, the mother of all Elysium enclaves, including a full-color map.
  • GUARDIANS OF THE FALL – The complete campaign Guardians of the Fall, that will settle the final fate of the enclave.
  • ADAPTING TO LIFE IN THE ZONE – An overview of how the enclave humans can adapt to life in the Zone, and join the mutants, animals and robots of Mutant: Year Zero, Mutant: Genlab Alpha and Mutant: Mechatron!

In Elysium I, the Houses turn on each other and enclave workers begin to question their masters. After a violent confrontation, the ruling Houses create a force of judicators, with the authority to strike hard against anything that threatens order in the enclave.

You are one of these judicators. It is your duty to investigate crimes and impose the appropriate sentences. But never forget that your strongest loyalty is towards your family. You are the true heir of doom. When humanity sets foot on the surface again, it will be your House that leads the way into the new dawn. Your lineage. Your family.

You can check out the Mutant: Elysium Kickstarter page here, or check out Mutant: Year Zero and its expansions Genlab Alpha and Machinarium on the Free League site here.

About Madeline Ricchiuto

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