The world faces a terrible apocalypse. Without warning the sun’s radiation spiked to alarming levels and under this relentless and deadly barrage humanity succumbed. People fell ill, millions died, populations moved underground into fortified Rad Bunkers, all the time the sun pushing the people deeper into the darkness. Many plants and animals perished, and society collapsed. Food and clean water were rationed until people began to starve, and martial law was replaced by irradiated outlaws and bandits roaming the surface in their lead lined vehicles.
Rad Zone is a roll and write, print and play, solo game set in a harsh future where you manage a group of survivors. They live in a Rad Bunker and strive to keep their home stocked with food, water, medical supplies, fuel, equipment and raw materials. They must go on dangerous missions, salvage these much-needed items from nearby locations and at the same time avoid raiders and outlaws that roam the land in their radiation induced crazy. On top of this they must be quick to avoid taking a dangerous dose of radiation.
In Rad Zone gameplay revolves around a series of template sheets. These are adjusted and updated while your characters are on mission. A mission sees a survivor head out and salvage resources. A game session is played with one character generated afresh or selected from the Rad Bunker Roster. Also, you may already have some characters you made earlier, who are experienced, who you want to send on a mission. The policy of the bunker is to send one person at a time to reduce the level of radiation poisoning in the population, as well as reduce casualties.
Yes, you need to survive but you must also draw in new survivors you encounter on your mission. The only way humanity is to make it through is by saving not only your bunker crew but also to increase its numbers. Once you reach 40 people in your bunker you have won this campaign. If you have lost ten people on missions then you have failed and the rest of your survivors perish. Another way you can win the campaign is if you survive twenty episodes. This means the Rad Bunker has made it through. You have a choice of starting a new campaign with the same base or start another base with new characters. If you continue with the old base then you can generate up to ten new characters minus the ones you still have active.
Rad Zone will be out in early 2021