Wisdom from the Wastelands Issue #12: Parasite Mutations/TransfoGut worms and intestinal bacteria, athlete's foot fungus, toxoplasmosis protozoa, lycanthropy and Rage and vampire viruses. Whether biological fact or fictional terror, we are surrounded (and colonized) by parasitic lifeforms, some of which evolved to become a necessary part of us - while others affect our behavior, or become our nightmares. Parasite mutations were originally introduced in the Skirmisher Publishing LLC sourcebook Creatures of the Wastelands, but transformations are a new evolutionary step regarding the concept of symbionts bonding with hosts.
Wisdom from the Wastelands is dedicated to providing useful information, game content, and ideas to players of modern, science fiction, and post-apocalyptic table-top and role-playing games in general and to fans of Goblinoid Games' Mutant Future RPG in particular. The material it contains are compatible with it and any others that use the "Basic" system introduced in the most popular role-playing games of the early 1970s and are easily adaptable to many other games (especially successor systems, to include those covered by the Open Game License).
Our goal is for each thematic issue of this publication to contain a variety of material that will inspire Game Masters and players alike and provide them with things that they can immediately plug into their games. We very much hope you will find this and subsequent issues of the Wisdom from the Wastelands to be useful and enjoyable!
Authors: Derek Holland, Chris Van Deelen, Skirmisher Game Development Group