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This book is a preview of the upcoming Metamorphosis Alpha Roleplaying Game, including the Introduction and first two chapters of the book. Read an overview of the starship Warden and learn the basic game mechanics of the new System 26 rules!

Metamorphosis Alpha was the very first science-fiction roleplaying game, designed by James M. Ward and published in 1976. After many incarnations, Signal Fire Studios is proud to soon present a new version of the game for both existing fans and those who’ve never before explored the twisted decks of the Warden. The new product line uses a new set of roleplaying game rules designed by award-winning game designer Jamie Chambers that allows both new and veteran players to quickly jump into the action aboard the Warden! Players will be able to take on the role of primitive human (mutated or not), animal, or plant fighting for survival or trying to unlock the many secrets hidden within the starship.

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Jamie C June 27, 2015 2:27 am UTC
If anyone hasn't seen it yet, the digital edition of this game is available!
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Jamie C January 30, 2015 5:52 pm UTC
Updated files as of January 30, 2015 in anticipation of the second-quarter 2015 release of the full gamebook! The update includes an important core gameplay adjustment to match what will be in the final product. Thanks to everyone who's checked out the preview so far!
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david K February 25, 2015 12:58 am UTC
I have been looking forward to this for months. I am so glad to see a more immediate release date. I still have my 1978 copy and can hardly wait to see the changes.
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Henry M April 29, 2014 8:48 pm UTC
Wow. Has it really been almost 40 years? I missed the intervening iterations of the game, but the original was great fun and the source of several of my classic gaming memories. Checking out the preview, it looks like a great update to an old classic. Really looking forward to this!
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Hulbert D April 25, 2014 9:44 pm UTC
Very helpful! I run a Call of Cthulu game every Christmas, as well as a rare Morrow Project game. This shall be a great game aid for both!
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April 18, 2014 1:51 am UTC
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Jamie C April 15, 2014 9:06 pm UTC
Important to note that this preview is NOT the final version of even these early chapters, which will still be subject to review and modification all the way up until we go to press!
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david K April 15, 2014 10:15 pm UTC

how close are you to completing this? I've been waiting for what seems like forever.

David K
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Jamie C April 16, 2014 6:59 am UTC

Yes, the product is definitely late but in the final stages now. The book has 9 chapters plus the introductory adventure. Currently the Introduction and Chapters 1-7 are complete in layout with art, needing only final editorial revision and a few pieces of spot art added. Chapters 8 and 9 need some content revision and the adventure needs to be rewritten from the playtest draft to the formal version to be used in the book. I'm going to revise the final production schedule to get a solid idea of when the book will be press ready right away, both for Kickstarter backers, pre-order customers, and anyone else interested in the game. Thanks!
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Joe H May 17, 2014 12:44 am UTC
How do we get in line for the final? It looked like the KS was closed. Is there a waiting list? Thx!
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Jamie C May 22, 2014 3:50 pm UTC
We'll have the eBook/PDF version right here on DTRPG, naturally — but if you want to pre-order a physical book (which will include a free PDF as well) you can do so at signalfirestudios (DOT) com (slash) product=metamorphosis-alpha-rpg-pre-order and you'll be right there.
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Anthony S June 28, 2015 8:15 am UTC
Have you considered a Savage Worlds treatment for MA?
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This title was added to our catalog on April 15, 2014.
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