The consensus there is that the Friday nighters are waiting for the release of the Atlantis: The Second Age RPG rulebook in a dead tree edition, so they said they'd rather play a game to "fill in" the gap between Yggdrasill and Atlantis: The Second Age. Since I've been thinking about running the game for one-shots and the like for the last month or so, I raised the idea of playing Atomic Highway, and the players were pretty stoked about the game, other than the two players who had never played the game before as they weren't part of the Friday night group the last time I ran it.
So, what is Atomic Highway, you ask?
Atomic Highway is a roleplaying game of post-apocalyptic adventures using the cinematic style V6 Engine system, and emphasizing GM creation of the setting. Here's the blurb from the back of the book:
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 the 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.
What's not to like, right? The best news is that the game is now available for free on DriveThruRPG!
In any event, I'll be running Atomic Highway tomorrow night on the Friday gaming group.
And I'll be whetting your appetite with a sample of character creation later today. :)
Looking forward to this game. :)