Dusting Off Gamma World
All the buzz on the blogs is about 5e or DnDNext, wishlists of what to add, what to ditch, and what to keep. While we all wait to be invited to the beta test, Skyland Games is going to take a look at where 4e shined. While not being perfect, the 4e version of Gamma World is a great example of how 4e mechanics can be really fun. If you haven’t tried it yet, I would encourage you to do so. There is even a free online character generator (PS – that would be on my wishlist for 5e!) that allows you to roll up a completely random character or choose the values you want, or have rolled.
Since it has been out for a couple of years, fans in the blogging community have supported the version with some great articles and tables. 4e Critical Hits has put together an incredible resource for 4e Gamma World material. Roving Band of Misfits has put together articles analyzing the monsters as published, as well as a guide to converting iconic DnD monsters for use in Gamma World.
There are tons of other resources out there, but this will get you started. The guys and I will be rolling up some crazy characters tonight, and I’m sure it will be a hilarious play report tomorrow. If you haven’t given 4e Gamma World a try, it”s a worthy diversion while we all wait for what comes next!