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Softcover Version
Publisher: Goodman Games
Year: 2016
Soft Cover
Product Code: GMG4395
ISBN-13: 9780997259001
122 pages
Size: Letter
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Kickstarter Boxed Edition
Publisher: Goodman Games
Year: 2014
Box Set
Product Code: GMG4391
136 pages
Size: 10.75 x 14.25 inches
3.38 pounds
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From the hardcover book’s back cover:

The tiny speck of the first colonization starship moved sluggishly through the cold depths of space. There was much mankind didn’t know about the stars, and one of those mysterious effects slashed into the starship Warden 300 years ago. Now the ship drifted through the darkness, lost and in trouble. While many intelligences move about its decks, none of them work to help the starship find its way.

Generations later, you are a native on the starship Warden. As a true human, mutant, or robot, you fight to survive, unaware that the radiation-saturated world around you is in fact a starship, one of mankind’s greatest achievements. Can you uncover the secrets of the starship Warden and steer it back on course, or will you simply try to live another day?

The very first sci-fi RPG returns in a deluxe oversized hardcover featuring the original 1976 rules plus loads of extras and new material!

This compilation contains the original 1976 edition of Metamorphosis Alpha, plus introductions and historical commentary, new monsters and NPCs, campaign advice, contemporaneous supporting articles from The Dragon, Dungeoneer, and Space Gamer magazines, and a new adventure module by creator James M. Ward.

This edition also features the very first publication ever of Mr. Ward’s original playtest notes for the 1976 edition of the world’s first science fiction RPG!

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The softcover Collector's Edition does not include the playtest notes found in the hardcover.

The article "Some Ideas Missed in Metamorphosis Alpha" on page 53 has the wrong title and the wrong issue of The Dragon. The article's correct title is "Notes on the Androids on the Starship Warden" and appeared in The Dragon #4, December 1976. The actual "Some Ideas Missed in Metamorphosis Alpha" article is now hard to find as copies of The Dragon #5 are scarce, and even the reprint from The Best of The Dragon, Volume 1 isn't common.

The article "Adding Color To Your Mutant" effectively replaces the article "How Green Was My Mutant" from The Dragon #5 / The Best of The Dragon, Volume 1.

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