I asked Chris, who runs Modiphius, the company behind Mutant Chroncicles, if it would be ok for me to write a post about the process of writing the NPC descriptions, short pieces of fiction, art briefs and miniatures briefs that came with some of the Kickstarter reward tiers and backerkit addons. He said yes, so…
I’ve loved every minute of writing for Mutant Chronicles 3rd Edition, but writing the backer stories will be one of the highlights for me.
A quick bit of background: I’ve been a gamer for over 30 years now and I bought the original edition of Mutant Chronicles on the day of release and fell in love with it then. I consumed every sourcebook I could get my hands on and also played the Doomtrooper card game more times that I can remember. I loved the world and especially loved the short pieces of fiction in the game. They were evocative and painted a rich picture of the Mutant Chronicles world. I was really sad when the game vanished. Meantime I made computer games (as designer, writer, producer and eventually studio head) for 14 years and then became an author three years ago, but the world of MC never left me – Luna City did much to influence my depiction of sci-fi London.
So when I heard Chris was bringing Mutant Chronicles back I badgered him day and night to be part of that, and I was really excited to become line manager and lead writer on all the background. I loved watching the Kickstarter unfolding and learning that I was not alone in my love of Mutant Chronicles. Your enthusiasm is infectious!