Tuesday, 14 September 2010

ION Guard - Alien Empires Cover!

The first preview of Alien Empires, and yep, it'll be available in both BASH and ICONS editions. :)

Sunday, 1 August 2010


Grab it HERE!

Also, I'm off to Paris for a week, so if anyone tries contacting me, I'll be incommunicado.

See ya!

Tuesday, 27 July 2010

Voting Over!

Well, voting for the ENnies is now finished, and we all have to wait until August 4th to see if AH or RAD managed to win anything against all odds. I'll be in Paris at the time and while I don't seriously expect to win anything, it was still incredible being nominated anyway. Heartfelt thanks to anyone who voted for AH or me, and to the judges for nominating my little piece of vanity press.

Friday, 16 July 2010


If you want Atomic Highway or R.A.D. to win an ENnie Award, please vote for us! It is your support that counts, and your vote that matters in the ENnies, especially for the little guys like me. Visit ENnie Voting and make your voice heard, and if any of your friends really enjoy the game, please give them a nudge that way too.

Saturday, 10 July 2010


Atomic Highway is up for the Best Rules 2010 ENnies Award, and also for the Indie RPG 2009 Awards too! Woohoo!

Friday, 2 July 2010

ION Guard - BASH Edition Out Now!

The Basic Action Superheroes! edition of IOn Guard is now available via DriveThruRPG!

Wednesday, 9 June 2010

The Announcement!

Well, after losing home internet access for nearly a week, the announcement you've probably already heard is here:
ION Guard!

Tuesday, 25 May 2010

Updates and a new Freebie!

Firstly, thanks to Derek for yet again providing another bizarre mutant critter! You can download the Steel Beak in the Freebies section of the R.A.D. homepage!

In other news, writing on an unrevealed supplement for a completely different gameline is coming to a close, and editing is starting. All will be revealed on June 1st!


Wednesday, 21 April 2010

AH SOLD OUT! + New Downloads Up!

The 1st printing of AH has sold out! Huzzah!

In other news, a couple new freebie downloads are up on the R.A.D. website, including the Errata/FAQ and some ready-to-use (illustrated) Player muscle cars!

Have fun!


Thursday, 15 April 2010

Tuesday, 13 April 2010

AH nearly sold out!

Only 7 copies of the first printing left!

Wednesday, 7 April 2010


The pdf of the sourcebook of mutants, freaks, and beasts, chock full of mutations, humanoid animals, humanoid plants, and twisted beasts is available in pdf now!

Atomic Highway 1st Print - Running Out!

Only 16 copies of the first limited printing of AH are left! Grab one while you can!

Sunday, 21 February 2010


The first print run can now be grabbed via Indie Press Revolution HERE, for immediate shipping if the date of 2-19-10 is anything to go by! There are only 100 copies in this run, so grab 'em while you can!


Wednesday, 17 February 2010

R.A.D. and Cubicle 7 Team Up!

Although the first very short run of AH is due to hit stores soon, the success of AH has necessitated more, so...

Cubicle 7 – Radioactive Ape Designs Publishing Partnership Announced

Cubicle 7 Entertainment and Radioactive Ape Designs are pleased to announce they have formed a publishing partnership.

The partnership sees Radioactive Ape’s Best Selling post apocalyptic PDF “Atomic Highway” appear in print format through distributors and stores this coming June.

“I’ve been a fan of Colin’s work for many years, during his time freelancing across the industry, so when he started producing his own works I took notice. Also, as a fan of dark future fiction and games, Atomic Highway immediately hit all the right buttons on my radar”, said Angus Abranson of Cubicle 7, “The fact that the game has gone on to be a best seller in the PDF market and has received glowing reviews only cemented my desire to team up with him and help bring the game to a wider audience.”

“The success of Atomic Highway really caught me by surprise.” added Colin Chapman, Director of Radioactive Ape Design. “It quickly became clear that Atomic Highway needed real publishing power behind it if it was going to meet the demands of the print publication marketplace. Cubicle 7 have rapidly established themselves as a highly-regarded company at the forefront of RPG publishing, so I had no hesitation in teaming up with them.”

About Cubicle 7 Entertainment Ltd

Cubicle 7 Entertainment is a British-based publisher and events company, specialising in the games industry. Founded in 2006, by Angus Abranson and Dominic McDowall-Thomas, the company has published role-playing games from a list of licensed and home-grown properties including Victoriana, Starblazer Adventure (based on DC Thomson’s 80’s Starblazer comic series), SLA Industries, Qin: The Warring States and the recent Doctor Who: Adventures in Time and Space (licensed from the BBC). Cubicle 7 also works with a number of publishing partners helping bring their creations to print and into distribution. In June 2009 Cubicle 7 announced it had joined the Rebellion Group.

Cubicle 7 Entertainment: http://www.cubicle7.co.uk

About Radioactive Ape Designs

Radioactive Ape Designs was established in 2009 by Colin Chapman, a veteran RPG freelance writer and designer with credits in over forty publications for various RPG lines including All Flesh Must Be Eaten, Godlike, Hollow Earth Expedition, Iron Kingdoms, and Talislanta among others. Atomic Highway, the first R.A.D. RPG is a rules light post apocalyptic game using the V6 Engine game system. Support for the game is already underway and further RPGs using the V6 Engine are being developed.

Radioactive Ape Designs: http://radioactiveapedesigns.com/


If you miss the initial limited run, look for the second run in June, folks. :)


Friday, 12 February 2010

Official Vehicle Distance Tracking Sheets!

Dave Graffam has been at it again! This time he's produced official Atomic Highway seven-zone vehicle distance tracking mats along with bonus miniature-scaled battlemats of the same roads, both gridded and ungridded! He'll be producing assorted vehicle tokens soon to make tracking vehicle distance in AH even cooler, as well as more miniatures and terrain pieces for the minis users among us.

This game accessory features a heavily-weathered stretch of highway divided into 7 zones, which is just what you need to keep track of vehicle positions during chases in this awesome RPG. Two overhead views are provided in this packet, giving you a choice of a "straight overhead" look or a slight angled "perspective" view.

As a bonus, you get a 28mm-30mm battle mat of this scene!

The battle mat measures 16" x 20", which you can easily assemble from 4 sheets of standard-sized pages. An optional 1" gridded version of this battle mat is included.

CONTENTS: 2 full-color vehicle distance tracker sheets, and 2 full-color battle mats (plain or gridded). Each file in this set is in high-quality 300dpi resolution.

Grab 'em cheap HERE!

Wednesday, 27 January 2010

official Atomic Highway paper Miniatures!

R.A.D. is pleased to announce official Atomic Highway paper miniatures and papercraft models by the talented hand of Dave Graffam! Dave has already produced his first licensed set, a highly affordable but high quality group of Remnant Sentinels available HERE, also useful for depicting well-armed characters of any post-apocalyptic setting! Look for this and other great official support material from Dave in the future!


Saturday, 23 January 2010

Update time!

So, what's been happening?

Atomic Highway has remained in the #1 Small Press slot on DriveThruRPG for a month now, the first supplement is being split into two (Irradiated Freask! being the first one, dedicated to more mutations of every variety, more psychic powers, more humanoid animals, humanoid plants, and mutant critters). Irradiated Freaks! is nearing completion writing-wise, all of the interior art is done, and the cover is underway. So, it'll be off to editing and layout soon!

I've also announced the next R.A.D. rpg (Against Alien Gods! - Swords vs. Superscience Roleplaying!), and development is slowly beginning on it.