The Metabarons Roleplaying Game
|Publisher(s)||West End Games|
The Metabarons Roleplaying Game is a role-playing game set within the mystically-inclined and oppressive space opera setting, the Jodoverse created by Alexandro Jodorowsky originally in the form of French language comic books. In the game, players play, not the Metabarons themselves, but common folk in the same universe affected by the Metabarons. Progress in the game depends heavily on adhering to a personal (and in many cases, self-created) honor code, though not one usually based on a simple good/evil or wrong/right dichotomy, and on resisting the Necrodream, representing complacency, laziness and apathy.
Books and Supplements
Only three books were released for this game, though there were plans for several others that never materialized. The game is currently out of print and West End Games seems to no longer support it.
The 288 page hardcover rulebook volume featured original color artwork by Travis Charest, who provided the cover, as well as original Jodoverse comic book artists Jean Giraud, Juan Gimenez and Zoran Janjetov among others.
The Metabarons Game Master Screen
The color game master screen came bundled with an 80-page supplement called The Metabarons Companion Book 1.
Metabarons Guidebook #1: The Path of the Warrior
A supplement with information derived from the first volume of the Metabarons comic book appeared in 2002.
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