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We don't know who broke the world, but we know what weapon they used.

In the year 1990, the United States of America fired a nuclear attack on the Soviet Union, immediately killing millions and poisoning the land, air and water for years.

The scarce few survivors were forced into hiding. About 50,000 people fled to the relative safety of the Moscow Metro, with smaller numbers following suit in cities like Novosibirsk, Volgograd, Saint Petersburg, Yekaterinburg, Samara and others.

  • Complete OSR style rules for adventuring in the dangerous, irradiated wastelands of Central Asia and beyond.
  • Mausritter-inspired rules
  • Tables suffused with Sovietica
  • A complete map-building minigame you play with whatever dice you have on hand.
  • Rules for upgrading and modifying your firearms.
  • A bullet-based economy, where every bullet fired is a lost resource.
  • Rules for managing a crew or small community, full of both loyalists and saboteurs.
  • A classless system with 36 randomized backgrounds to help you flesh out your character.
  • Rough, intense exploration where resource management, thorough exploration and careful movement are rewarded over violence.
  • Ten RAD Powers: body-horrory and immensely powerful radiation-powered "spells" that might shorten your lifespan.
  • An advancement system powered by solidarity, mutual aid and helping your community.
  • Simple rules to define settlements and factions.

Beyond the core rules, your purchase of RAD will provide you with character sheets, item cards, condition cards and a session tracker for the GM's benefit.

Play is simplified by giving enemies a single stat they roll with, and a combat system that places emphasis on the established fiction and players' creativity rather than simulationist rules and grid-based rules.

I plan to support RAD for a long time! The current version is fully playable and provides plenty of tools for GMs and players to effortlessly insert themselves into the Sovietpunk world of RAD.

In the future, I hope to create (and I hope you will too) stuff like:

  • Adventures
  • Dungeons
  • Enemies
  • Weapons
  • Additional rules
  • Premade factions and NPCs
  • New RAD powers
  • and more!

ALSO! Check out Mynar's incredible adventure THE TECHNICOLOR FOREST, for RAD

The Technicolor Forest

CategoryPhysical game
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
(18 total ratings)
GenreRole Playing
Tagscommunist, Indie, metro-2033, OSR, soviet, stalker, Tabletop role-playing game


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In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $10 USD. You will get access to the following files:

RAD Spreads.pdf 9 MB


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RAD Character sheets.pdf 18 kB
RAD Condition cards.pdf 36 kB
RAD Item and Weapon cards.pdf 37 kB
RAD Session tracker.pdf 17 kB

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I wrote a fan supplement for this!


Excited to dive into this! Do you have a non-spreads version by chance?

Hi, thank you! I do not, currently, but I can make one after work today :)

Excellent! No huge rush. Just easier to use that format on my tablet. Liking what I've seen of the game so far!


Any updates on the non-spreads?


Looks fun and interesting. Just wondering about the Loyalty Table, it's unclear how the roll of the dice effects movement on the table. Do you compare the results from the P and B dice and then whichever total is higher you move based on the difference?

Yeah exactly! One kind of dice makes the number go up and another makes the number go down, and the net sum/subtraction of all rolls lets you know how many spaces to move on the table. Let me know if that's still unclear please!

WOW, I love this so far! My only tick I have is about waiting for more future content to be made, that's how good the stuff already in the game is- I keep wanting more! (in a very positive way.)

In short; very nice game! 

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This game is Rad (please don't hate me). Shades of Fallout, Stalker, Metro 2066 and probably a bunch of other things I'm missing. But this game is more than just its aesthetics. I have a few friends who I know will love this game and its evocative setting very much.

Get this now, you won't regret it.

Thank you so much! This is such an encouraging comment. I hope you and your friends enjoy this :) be on the lookout for a future RAD jam

This looks really cool! Any plans for physical copies? 


Thank you so much! And yes, I'm currently talking to various publishers to figure out the best way to get this printed.

Awesome! Do you have a mailing list or something?