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We walked among the gaping ruins and rusty car wrecks, monuments to the fall of the Ancients. Naphta had been taken by a Deathworm and the Rot had driven Hugust insane. We had no grub left and there was only rotwater to drink. But we had to keep going. We had to find Eden. We could not return to the Ark empty-handed, the fate of the People rested on our shoulders. Suddenly, Franton, the insect-like Stalker leading our way through the wasteland, stopped. “Zone-Ghouls”, he hissed, drawing his scrap rifle. I inhaled, ready to spew out a cascade of flames at anyone who dared come close. In the next instant, a chilling shriek rose from the ruins around us.

Mutant: Year Zero takes you to the world after the great Apocalypse. Humanity’s proud civilization has fallen. The cities are dead wastelands, winds sweeping along empty streets turned into graveyards. But life remains. Among the ruins, the People live. You are the heirs of humanity – but not quite human anymore. Your bodies and minds are capable of superhuman feats. You are mutants.

The Mutant RPG franchise has three decades of rich history in Sweden, with the first edition released in 1984. This is the game that later developed into Mutant Chronicles to widespread acclaim. Now, for the first time, a version of the original, post-apocalyptic shade of Mutant is released to an international audience. This brand new version of the classic game contains material for hundreds of hours of game time:

  • 269 page full colour core RPG rulebook - everything you need!
  • Create a unique mutant player character – including skills, talents, mutations, gear and relationships – in mere minutes.
  • Push your character’s skills to their limits, releasing amazing mutant powers in the process.
  • Fight fast and furious battles, making every bullet count and using a detailed list of gruesome critical injuries.
  • Set your game in one of the Zones provided – The Big Smoke and The Dead Apple – or create your own Zone, based on your home town.
  • Develop the Ark – your settlement in the Zone – by undertaking Projects, building a new society.
  • Explore the Zone using the grid map and the unique sector generation system that populates the Zone with mutants, monsters and phenomena.
  • Experience the five Special Zone Sectors – scenario locations that can be placed in any sector of the Zone.
  • Search for the mysterious Eden bunker in the Path to Eden campaign frame provided, which includes an epic finale.

For more information about Mutant: Year Zero and our other games, please visit our website. There, you can also purchase printed games.

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Stephen G September 26, 2023 6:54 pm UTC
Ad Astra email link is broken. Reply email came back as undeliverable.
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Lee S July 24, 2022 4:26 pm UTC
Good day,

Do you sell print and play versions of your gaming cards for MY0? I would buy the hell out of them if you did.
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James D February 19, 2020 3:18 am UTC
Does anyone know if this system is compatible with Alien RPG? I wanna build Predators, but I'm not good at building from scratch...
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Kevin G December 18, 2018 2:19 pm UTC
Will the german PDF version be available anytime soon?
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Catriona M December 09, 2018 1:45 am UTC
What's the difference between the files Mutant_Year_Zero_3rd_printing.pdf and Mutant_Year_Zero_DIGITAL4.pdf?
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Koichi U December 03, 2018 1:07 am UTC
Hello, can anyone tell me what has changed with 2018 Dec. 2nd (?) update?
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Chad M October 03, 2018 3:34 am UTC
I bought this through the bundle but have been unable to download it. No matter what computer or phone I try to I keep getting the same error message:

FAILED - {"error":"The requested source file could not be found.: /data/rawpdfs/rpg/Free League Publishing/Mutant_Year_Zero_3rd_printing.pdf"}

Really hoping this gets fixed ASAP so I can download my purchase!
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RODRIGO R January 24, 2018 4:51 pm UTC
Does it include the cards? Do you really need to use the cards?
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Chris B January 24, 2018 5:48 pm UTC
No but you have tables in the back of the book that replicate the cards and you can simply roll a dice to get the result. Of course people like drawing cards ;-)
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Oliver S February 17, 2016 4:42 pm UTC
I was just going over the second printing of the Mutant Year Zero Corebook PDF and noticed a small error.

Page 50

Under:Sneak Agility

Stunt: When setting up a sneak attack, you get a –1 modification to your first attack for every extra
6 rolled after the first.

The First printing reads +1 modification.
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Des S November 25, 2015 9:31 am UTC
seriously guys ..
why do you guys not add a print on demand option?
people will pay for it.

everyone seems to want their hard or soft cover copy but all you have is pdf.
losing sales can't be part of your market strategy surely.
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Chris B November 25, 2015 1:06 pm UTC
Hi Des, we don't offer print on demand because we sell print production copies from our webstore at and the books are also available in retail.
There will be more stock hitting North America in the near future however we like to print a certain style of stock for this book and using print on demand is not suitable for us as a publisher since the costs are so high
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Fabrizio V October 09, 2015 12:21 am UTC
Can we expect a print on demand option in a foreseeable future? The physical book is not easy to come by in Canada...
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Chris B October 09, 2015 7:56 am UTC
A new print run is underway and should be in North America by November - it was so popular it sold out fast
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Roy M October 05, 2015 9:18 pm UTC
Well, the preview looks pretty good. The production value seems to be fairly high. However, the preview gives me very little information about the actual rules. If I buy this I will be the GM, but I want more info on how the rules work before committing the funds. I know it is a d6 system that uses different color dice, but that's about all I know. How robust is the combat system? Is this one of the currently popular "rules light" games or more traditional? I like the setting and am intrigued by the possibilities, but need some more info. Why provide a preview with so little info about the rules?
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Joe D September 16, 2015 3:33 pm UTC
Any chance that you'll do a second pass at editing this? Spelling and grammar is largely fine, but there are many references to things that don't exist (such as chapters 17 and 18). This would be alright, except that there are also references to chapters that do exist but are mislabeled. An early example is "Read more about artifacts in Chapter 16." (pg. 13). This should be chapter 14. I assume artifacts were originally chapter 16 in an earlier draft but that is not the case for the finished product. This makes referencing different sections unnecessarily difficult.

Otherwise, an excellent product and game. Disregarding editing, I'm very happy with my purchase.
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Chris B September 16, 2015 8:42 pm UTC
Yes we're updating the pdf now so thanks for the comments!
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Joe D September 18, 2015 6:58 pm UTC
Awesome! Thank you :)
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Matthew K March 12, 2017 12:41 am UTC
If the PDF gets updated will people with an old copy of it get the option to download the updated, edited version ?
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July 06, 2015 9:36 am UTC
I played the earlier versions of Mutant before this new one(Swedish only). The version I played was Mutant UA or Undergången Arvtagare(Translation:Undergången arvtagare = Heirs of the Apocalyse).
Me and my friends played the f%¤k out it. The setting was intereseting, the rules were quite easy to understand, character creation was quite enjoyable and there were so many supplemental source and adventure books.
There was so much we could play around with.

Now for those of you who can get your hands on one of the original books of Mutant UA, you may notice that the rules have been dumbed down alot. It used a modified variant of d20 system. I must say that this is a huge improvment over the UA version. It has become much easier to run a game and keep things organized.
But as for the mutants/characters them self, all the races were available from the start in UA. They were the Humans, the Mutants, the Psi-mutants and the Robots.

That would have been an excelent game to...See more
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