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The Very Good Dogs of Chernobyl


A modern, occult horror TTRPG of telepathic dogs. 

Image of a concrete area with ferris wheel in the background. Grafitti on one of the structure's columns

In 1986, a meltdown in reactor 4 at the Vladimir Ilyich Lenin Nuclear Power Plant in Soviet Ukraine occurred, punching a hole in reality that allowed creatures of darkness and madness to escape into our world.

The tragedy that befell Pripyat, the town built to house the families of the workers at the power plant, is well known. Forced to flee, to abandon their lives, their homes, and even their loyal family dogs. Only those pets that fled to the woods survived the purge of the army, and the flames of the reclamators. You will play as these very good dogs.

Two laika dogs stand in the woods. One looks to the right, one looks down.

Time has passed. Humans call the area around the power plant “The Exclusion Zone” - a forbidden area that only scientists and madmen enter. But to you, and your pack, this place is your whole world. A world populated with wild animals and beings of dark power. A world that it is your duty to protect. Some dogs remember people, and others have been born into this wild place. That rare breed that was born during the year of the Great Fall have witchy vision and can see things that no one else sees, and smell things that no one else can smell.

The radiation and sickness still grow from the Sepulcher that house the still raging nuclear heart of the disaster. Mutant animals, mad humans, and dark beings stalk the woods.  

Can you and your pack survive the winter to keep the world safe?

Of course you can, you are all VERY GOOD DOGS.

Image of a page from The Very Good Dogs of Chernobyl. Page is titled: A Few Good Dogs (Dramatis Canine)

The Very Good Dogs of Chernobyl is a complete game - perfect for either a moody, horror one-shot or for a campaign of melancholy survival in a dark and twisted world. But with dogs. The PDF include everything that you need to create your dogs and pack, rules to run games, ideas for MCs on games to run, and a complete adventure ready to play.

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October 18, 2021
This title was added to our catalog on December 03, 2021.