Sunday, April 8, 2007
As the pic says Happy Easter! This image is from one of my favorite roleplaying games, Gamma World 1st edition (1978). It’s a post-apocalyptic place with all kinds of crazy mutants with bizarre superpowers. This science-fantasy setting was one of those things that hooked me into gamming for life and this fantastic image of gun-toting rabbits is one of the reasons. Because of this rabbit-men picture, I always thought Gamma World would make a great comic book. I wonder what the furry fans think about this?
These creatures are called Hoops. They walk erect, are highly intelligent, seek ancient technology and are omnivores. Hoops have bizarre powers like: telepathy, the ability to merge their minds into one, and the power to transmute metal into rubber. Pretty weird huh? Later editions of Gamma World described them as having a militaristic society but they’ve always been a little nutty regardless. I like to think of them as a cross between Bugs Bunny and Watership Down. Gives a whole new meaning to hunting for eggs doesn’t it?