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Mutants in the Now: a Modern-Mutant-Animal Zine RPG!

A project in Cuyahoga Falls, OH by Julian Kay

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Mutants in the Now is a #ZineQuest RPG inspired by a mutant animal RPG of the 1980s! Let's poke some goop and mutate all over again!
Backers: 235
Average Pledge Per Backer: $20

Funded: $4,703 of $2,021
Dates: Feb 16th -> Mar 5th (18 days)
Project By: Julian Kay
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Latest News

Secret Update #3: Discord!

March 4th - via:
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Update #9: Unusual Size!

March 4th - via:
Just... try to ignore the fact that Kickstarter probably has a different update # from my title. You can't tell me what to do, Kickstarter! Well, okay, it can. A little. So, it's time for a zine of UNUSUAL SIZE! That means I'll be jumping to ~72... (Read More)

Update #8: Old-School Feel

March 3rd - via:
So! We're so far along towards the final stretch goal it's safe for me to say the 'zine will be longer than 48 pages; how much longer depends on how our final project total ends up at. It won't exceed 72 pages, but I'm now definitely open to... (Read More)

Update #7: Milestones, Skills, and More!

March 1st - via:
Wow, we're almost towards an expanded payout for our contributors! I'll be doing that for both art and editing, with the exact amount depending on my own final project costs. I'd definitely attest that being paid fairly in this industry is tough, and... (Read More)

Update #6: Evolving Art!

February 26th - via:
Image by Gordon Johnson, used under a the Pixabay license. This is just a quick update to bring up that we've blown through the first stretch goal, Evolving Art! It was a little touch and go there, but it seems like it's settled. I already talked to... (Read More)

Update #5: Roll Down the Line

February 24th - via:
Believe it or not, I haven't... written an RPG with attributes. I've written for games with attributes, sure, like 13th Age. I'm intensely familiar with many games that use them. But when it comes to my own design, I've dodged that kind of... (Read More)

Secret Update #2: Secret of the Goop Survey

February 22nd - via:
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Secret Update #1: Species Guidelines

February 22nd - via:
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Update #4: The List

February 22nd - via:
And, with no further ado, here's the listing of animals! There may be changes, but think of it as 98% reliable. All in two pages! Rules text will use a larger font, but small fonts are good for long lists like these. Here's the full-sized image for... (Read More)

Update #3: Funded!

February 20th - via:
Thank you so much. We've come very far in so little time... Oh, wait, no, sorry, that's just Kickstarter's message prompt! Celebration caricature of me done for my Patreon by Dani G FUUU... NDED! We're over the line! While nothing is ever entirely... (Read More)

Update #2: The Casting Call

February 19th - via:
"Running a Kickstarter is a full-time job.", my coworker says. Around a year ago, I was working as a full-time contractor for a board game company. I was busy handling a social media program to promote a board game release, and that alone took up a... (Read More)

Update #1: It's for the Animals!

February 17th - via:
Mirage Mini Comics, a small collection of zines put out by the TMNT creators and their peers back in '89. Wow. I just wanted to get an update as the day ends on my slice of the Earth. I know every successful Kickstarter says as much, but I wasn't... (Read More)

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