Learn to play Mutant Year Zero: Genlab Alpha
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About the adventure
No experience required! MYZ is a very simple system and easy to pick up. The war against the watchers has ended. In the 5 months following the last battle, in which many escaped from Paradise Valley and destroyed the outer fence, things have become grim for those who stayed behind. Though the presence of the watchers has diminished nearly to the point of vanishing...things are not great. The dog tribe vies for power and is rumored to have maintained their mutually beneficial relationship with the watchers. Other tribes have split and reformed into new groups with opposing views. Political games are rising. You have been approached by a strange wandering Moose named Poe. The dog tribe is planning to enter the western forbidden zone now that the watchers are gone. They claim there are powerful and useful artifacts to be had inside. However, they were sloppy with information and word has spread. Many small groups are gathering with intent to be the first inside the forbidden zone. Poe presents an offer; take some of the useful items I have scavenged in my wandering and head into the zone. Loot will be split, favoring you for taking the dangerous part. The race begins tonight. What will you find inside? Perhaps it is rare artifacts. Perhaps it is lost knowledge. Perhaps it is only death. NOTE: This easily has potential to become a two session scenario. We will feel it out during play and see if we want to run a second game or wrap it up in one. Mutant Year Zero: Genlab Alpha is a post apocalyptic game set inside of a national park known as Paradise Valley where all the player characters are mutated, anthropomorphic animals. It is a simple D6 based system that removes much of the number crunching and heavy rules that plague some other TTRPG's. Compared to D&D 5E and other popular fantasy games MYZ is quite a bit more punishing and combat tends to have much more extreme results. Intelligent play pays off and not all problems can be faced head on. The system is so great that is has become the basis of most games created by Free League. I absolutely adore it.
How to prepare
-Discord account -Microphone/webcam (preferably not a phone, quality tends to be lower) -Willingness to have fun!
What I provide
-Openness to whichever sort of character you want to play -My best descriptive writing and world-building -Music to set the mood -The required set of D6's for the game system
We will work together to establish what everyone needs to feel comfortable. Tools I utilize: 1. Session 0 to set expectations. 2. Lines and Veils: Lines are hard limits on content and Veils are soft limits of things that are okay to include in the story but not to delve into scenes and/or details of. I will make note of anything that ought or needs to be avoided. 2. X, N, O Cards: Type "X" in chat to let me know that you are uncomfortable with what is happening or would like to discuss something in private. Type "N" in chat if you feel that a scene is heading toward an "X" moment. We will figure out how to adjust. Type "O" in chat to signify that you are okay to continue. I will usually prompt an "O" check, but feel free to use it whenever. 3. Debrief: After each session, we will check in as a group and discuss the night's events. I understand that RPG's can have a real-life impact on people and I want to ensure that impact is a positive one. 4. Honesty: I will always be incredibly open and honest about how I am doing and what my intentions are. For the betterment of all players involved, I ask that we all maintain an open line of communication. Fun becomes a challenge in something as complex as an RPG when communication is not present.
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How will character creation work
We will work together to create your character before the game begins! MYZ character creation is quite simple and the PC sheets are quick and easy.
Players can expect
- Combat/Tactics: Medium
- Roleplay: Medium
- Puzzles: Low
- Experience Level: None
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