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Atomic Highway - Core Rules

Atomic Highway - Core Rules

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Published by Christopher Allen
core rule book for atomic highway, post apocalyptic rpg
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Published by: Christopher Allen on Jun 22, 2013
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everal generations have passed since Doomsday when the Earth was wracked by the Final War. Our forebears told of  the devastation, of the great pillars of ash and flame, of the clouds of manmade pestilence, of the waves of strangely scented death. All the marvels our ancestors had striven to create, their towering edifices of steel, concrete and glass, the lore stored on their webs of computers, were torn asunder, rent and lost. Many died, man and beast alike, and the Earth was tortured and twisted. Many more died during the Years of  Dark Ice that followed.As heat and light returned, those few survivors began to establish themselves anew, communities began to slowly grow again, both to  protect and nurture or to seize and pillage, for both are paths of survival. Nations were gone, survival was paramount, trade was scant. What useful implements of the Before Time that could be safely salvaged were quickly hoarded and cherished, for future generations, for survival, for  protection and predation.The damage and poisoning of the Earth was reflected in the warped  flesh of animal and man. Many were born with hideous mutations to the horror of their parents. Most died, others were cast out, only a few  were nurtured or endured. Over time, the number of mutants has slowly increased, reluctantly accepted in some places, still reviled in others.Fortified settlements are scattered across and beneath the blasted  landscape now, linked by the battered roads our ancestors made. Road  warriors in their armed and armored vehicles guard these places of  civilization, escort the mighty trade rigs that ferry goods and people between those settlements that trade. Raiders assault these in their crude vehicles, steal and slaughter, constantly test the defenses of the towns and homesteads nearby. The weak, the foolish, quickly fall to their ravages.This is a time of hardship, of rebuilding, a time when scavengers  pick at the scraps of the Before Time, a time when might too often  means right. But it is also a time of hope, for Humanity has endured and the Earth begins to very slowly mend. The future will again be  wrought by our hands, for good or ill.
- Daniel Turing, Lore Keeper of Redtow
Concept & Author
Colin Chapman
System Design
Colin Chapman
Additional Writing
Reid SanFilippo
Tom Cadorette, Daniel Potter
Art Director
Colin Chapman
Cover & Title Design
George Cotronis
Cover Art
Andrey (d1sk1ss) Anishenko
Back Cover Design
Jo Wilding
Interior Art
Emel Akiah, John Becaro, Alex Owens
Layout & Layout Design
Jeremy Jagosz
R.A.D. Logo By
Dan Ramos Santos
V6 Engine Logo By
Jeremy Jagosz
Sheet Design
Jeremy Jagosz
Shawn D. Hilton & Friends
Steve Berrier, Brian Buhl, Tom Cadorette, ColinChapman, Chris Cooper, Neal Dalton, Michael Dawes,Lauren de Villiers, Liam Fishwick, Mark Garbe, NateHancock, Mike Hawkins, John Henkelman, JeremyJagosz, Bart Miller, Joshua Montgomery, David Mullin,Tiffany Pincombe-Ley, Luke Purvis, Ron Purvis, MikeMiley, Daniel Potter, Reid SanFilippo, DemetriosSanters, Mike Simon, Jason A. Starks, Ben Sterling-Woodland
Special Thanks
Emel Akiah, John Becaro, Crusher Bob, Tom Cadorette,John Clayton, Chris Cooper, Neal Dalton, Jerry D.Grayson, Jeremy Jagosz, Tim Kirk, Alex Owens, DanielPotter, Reid SanFilippo
RPG.net Name the Game Contest
Richard Dickson
T.J. Bailey, Charlibananas, Jason Durall,Iago1537, Tim Kirk, Multi-Pass,
Daniel Potter, HarlanQuinn, Reid SanFilippo, Princess Stacey, Valandil,Wisdom000
RPG.net Monkeys
Jon Acheson, Basilisk, Iago1537, Tim Kilgriff,NinjaHero, DigitalSentience
Colin would like to dedicate this book to his wife, Jo, thereason for his continued existence, and his daughter, Rosie,for bringing delightful madness into his life.He would also like to express his absolute awe and gratitudeto the folks who truly helped make this dream a reality.Words cannot convey how brilliant the folks listed underSpecial Thanks are.
Copyright 2009 by Radioactive Ape Designs. All Rights Reserved. This material (art, logos, illustrations, characters, concepts, text andgame mechanics) is protected by the copyright laws of the United Kingdom. Any reproduction or unauthorized use of the material orartwork contained herein is prohibited without the express written consent of Radioactive Ape Designs, except for the purposes of reviews and for the blank character and vehicle/mount sheets which may be reproduced for personal use only. References in this bookto any companies or products are not meant to challenge the trademarks or copyrights concerned.

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