I’ve got my Kickstarter copy of Goodman Games Mutant Crawl Classics – a retro throwback to the good old days of Gamma World.
If you’re a fan of the Dungeon Crawl Classics game then you’ll like this iteration of post-apocalyptic gaming. While they can’t use the term black ray gun, this game has got all of the wacky things you remember about Gamma World (see image below for the Death Field Generation mutation – it may not be called a badder…but it’s a badder).
The game uses a funnel or meat grinder approach. While this is optional I like the feeling that it evokes – don’t get too attached to any one of your initial characters. Whichever one makes it through the initial funnel represents the role of the die, how you played the game and that feeling that this world is dangerous.