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Atomic Highway - Post Apocalyptic Roleplaying

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Civilization came crashing down. Billions died.
A new Dark Age has begun. The descendants of the apocalypse's survivors scavenge the remnants of the Before Times, struggling to build a new life amidst the ruins of the old. In a savage world where the strong ravage and exploit the weak, the survivors' settlements are oases, connected only by convoys of armed and armored vehicles that run the gauntlet of raiders... and worse.
Though the threats of chemical and biological agents and radiation have all but faded, their taint lingers on in every mutant born to man and beast.
This is the world of Atomic Highway.

Atomic Highway is a complete roleplaying game. All you need to play it is this book, a few friends, paper and pencils, and a few ordinary dice.

Features:

  • The V6 Engine: a simple, fast-playing game system that emphasizes cinematic, or "movie-style" action, supported with many clear examples.
  • Quick and easy character creation rules providing dozens of potential character types. Tear along the shattered highway as a road warrior, track down monstrous threats as a brave tribal warrior, or unearth the wonders of the past as a canny scavenger.
  • Rules for mutants and mutations, including optional rules for humanoid animals and psychic powers.
  • Straightforward rules for a wide variety of vehicles and modifications.
  • A complete bestiary of threats, mundane and mutated.
  • Easy-to-use scavenging tables - you never know what you'll unearth.
  • A customizable setting with advice and tips on how to create your own post-apocalyptic world.
  • Roleplaying and game running advice for Players and Game Masters, new and experienced alike.
  • A ready-to-use introductory adventure.

While the Print On Demand editions are marked as color, the interior is black & white. The color printing method was a necessity of converting the older PDF to a newer POD format. 

 

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Brandon P November 14, 2023 3:28 am UTC
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Is this edition still going to be available after the new edition goes live?
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Alan B November 14, 2023 3:24 pm UTC
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That hasn't been determined yet. Generally, we at GKG are fans of keeping RPG history as available as possible (except where there is a serious reason or issue), so we'll do our best.

But I don't feel as though I can promise it until the decision is made.
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Brandon P November 19, 2023 4:19 pm UTC
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That's completely fair. Thank you for the reply!
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Steve I November 02, 2023 3:31 pm UTC
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Picked up the free PDF and it looks great, really fancy giving this a go, and probably will quite soon. I'd quite like to buy the print copies of this and IF, but I do have a couple of quick questions that might help to make that decision...
1) Are there any errata to be aware of?
2) Back in 2020 the last answer to the question of whether there is going to be more coming out for it, was yes, but 3 years on, there seems to be no sign of any new material... is there likely to be anything else for this?
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Alan B November 02, 2023 4:11 pm UTC
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We are working on a new edition, aimed at crowdfunding in 2024. The new edition will include any errata, updates, new art, etc.

It's been a long few years of derailed projects starting in 2020, so there's been some delays.
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Steve I November 03, 2023 9:22 am UTC
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Hi Alan, that's great, thanks for the reply... been reading through the PDF, and i will be all over the new edition when it comes...
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Patrick G September 13, 2023 3:13 pm UTC
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Is this system similar to the OpenD6 (The same basic system introduced in Ghostbusters RPG and expended with the Star Wars RPG)?
Or is it a different take on a "D6" System?
Thanks!
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Alan B September 13, 2023 3:35 pm UTC
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Not related at all!
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Tomasz M June 09, 2023 8:27 am UTC
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Is there a second edition coming up?
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Patrick W December 11, 2022 3:03 am UTC
What are the dimensions of the print copy of this book?
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VALENTINOS K August 25, 2022 10:55 pm UTC
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Hey! Loong time fan of the game, used to share custom vehicles back in the day with the RAD forums. Glad to see the system is still alive and supported.

If any of you want to burn rubber but what, with our recent mini apocalypse or other calamities, cant make it in person I ve made this mod on tabletop simulator

I included the rulebook because its given freely here as a pdf but otherwise urge people to buy a physical copy to support publishers

if you use TTS here you go:

https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=2548042248&searchtext=atomic+highway

Happy Trails
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Rene D June 08, 2022 6:12 am UTC
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Hey, i really like this book. Any chance to get the errata?
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Jan K March 04, 2021 4:06 pm UTC
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So I get that it is just listed as color because of technical reasons and in reality is black and white, but is there a difference between Standard or Premium Color (seeing as how there's a 10 bucks difference)?
Similar question for Irratiated Freaks, any difference between B&W or Premium Color?
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Alan B March 04, 2021 4:58 pm UTC
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Hey Jan! The only difference is the quality of paper. It's thicker and the blacks will look darker and richer on the premium color paper.
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Forrest S March 24, 2022 7:01 pm UTC
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DTRPG really should just call them Premium Paper editions.
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Ross S November 05, 2020 3:49 am UTC
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Were there still plans for expanding/renewing the AH game line in the near future?
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Alan B November 05, 2020 3:47 pm UTC
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There are! Work is continuing.
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Michael H July 23, 2020 10:40 pm UTC
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Rhys M July 20, 2020 10:49 pm UTC
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How is the book in color? I thought it was in black and white?
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Alan B July 20, 2020 11:00 pm UTC
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Hey Rhys!

We actually answer that at the bottom of the listing: While the Print On Demand editions are marked as color, the interior is black & white. The color printing method was a necessity of converting the older PDF to a newer POD format.
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Rhys M July 20, 2020 11:42 pm UTC
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Oh. Sorry about that. I totally missed that. But thank you for the answering so quickly.
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Chris K May 02, 2020 8:47 pm UTC
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Good to hear there is a publisher for this game again, it's a great set of rules. Looking forward to new material.
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donovan P August 08, 2019 12:53 am UTC
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are you guys gonna add the small expansions back and do you plan to finish the twisted Armageddon book
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Dave S October 22, 2018 1:28 pm UTC
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Hey guys.

Neither this pdf or Irradiated Freaks opens on my tablet, both keep crashing moon reader+ which is my preferred app to view pdfs.

Any idea on how to fix this? I've tried different apps. Aside from not liking them, the pages take multiple seconds to turn.
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Vladimir T June 14, 2018 3:26 pm UTC
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I have the original RAD print run of both the Core & 'Irradiated Freaks' and have just found out the rights have changed hands - the news about a possible revival is great to hear!

Any word yet on what's coming next? Like the Supernatural/Alien Apocalypse sourcebook that was being planned for the 3rd book? Or is the idea to take the game away from a 'generic/DYI' approach & towards a more detailed meta-setting?
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Brandon P February 03, 2018 5:08 pm UTC
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Any chance of licensing or otherwise expanding the line now that rights have been secured?
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Alan B March 12, 2018 9:29 pm UTC
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Hey Brandon,

That will happen in the future!
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Platinum seller
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131
ISBN
978-1-907204-84-5
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GKG-021
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This title was added to our catalog on December 24, 2009.