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During the great apocalypse, humanity fled to the depths of the underground enclaves. In genetic laboratories, researchers tried to breed a new being, splicing human and animal DNA, creating a beast  intelligent yet strong enough to survive in the devastated world. The enclaves have fallen - but the animals’ fight for freedom has only just begun. 

Mutant: Genlab Alpha is a complete stand-alone expansion to the award-winning Mutant: Year Zero roleplaying game. 

Get ready for a furry mutant (r)evolution! 


  • New rules, PC roles, skills and powers for mutant animals. The expansion includes all the rules you need to play!
  • A detailed description of Paradise Valley, the mountain valley where the animals are being held captive.
  • A description of the mysterious underground facility called the Labyrinth, where the Watchers dwell.
  • The complete campaign Escape from Paradise, letting the players lead the animals’ fight for freedom.
  • Unique strategic game mechanics for putting the players truly in charge of the Resistance, planning its operations.
  • An overview of how the mutant animals can travel to the Zone if they escape, and join the human mutants of Mutant: Year Zero
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Xavier C January 21, 2021 7:02 am UTC
One more person hoping for a reprint of the physical books for Genlab Alpha and Mechatron, or barring that, a POD option. Sorry, but I'm old school... I love books and don't care much for PDFs, especially when we're talking about 200+ page rulebooks.

Can't seem to find print copies anywhere on the secondary market at a reasonable price.

Thank you for your consideration, Modiphius.
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John S November 29, 2020 2:43 pm UTC
If the hardcovers are no longer going to be in print, please provide a PoD version. GenLab Alpha and Mechatron really need to remain available in physical format.
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garvin A October 16, 2020 4:13 am UTC
So I'd like to add my own question if there's going to be another print run or not? Because the Modiphius store is out of stock.
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Lunar V July 31, 2020 11:43 pm UTC
Is there going to be another print run of this book and mechatron?
i'd love to get the full set of four books but they've been out of stock...
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Nathan R December 21, 2016 3:33 am UTC
Just a comment, if you purchase this you should also be getting a big PDF zip file, download that as it comes with many of the extras that were generated from the Kickstarter - plus the core book. Looking forward to running this soon.
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Al T January 27, 2017 5:58 pm UTC
It looks like it comes with Compendium 3 as well.
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Stephen G September 15, 2016 4:40 am UTC
Are you planning on releasing the POD version of this soon?
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Chris B September 15, 2016 10:42 am UTC
There is no print on demand version, instead we have a beautiful print version in stores or available from the store :-)
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Manuel G July 28, 2016 10:17 am UTC
I have one question .There will be a spanish translation?
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Alex H July 04, 2016 2:38 pm UTC
Hello there! Kickstarter here. I've been reading through the book, and it's an excellent looking system, but I do have two questions...

First off, what is a Heavy Weapon? In the equipment section you mention both Light and Heavy Weapons, and explain that a Light weapon takes up half an equipment slot, but never explain what a Heavy Weapon is. Presumably it takes up double the normal equipment slots? (2 lines)

Also, what is DEV? Artefacts and the epilogue all mention DEV requirements and bonuses, but nowhere in the book does it explain what that means. Presumably that's something from Mutant Year Zero?
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Tomas H July 04, 2016 3:04 pm UTC

Yes, exactly, a heavy weapon takes up 2 lines on the character sheet.

And yes, the DEV ratings are used in Mutant: Year Zero. They are included for artifacts in Genlab Alpha since these also can be used in Year Zero.
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