B-movie sci-fi meets spaghetti western: A fast-paced, action-adventure roleplaying game in which players take on the role of Bounty Hunters, banding together to hunt down bad guys for reputation and reward - in a world where drifters and gunslingers rub shoulders with killer robots, atomic horrors and deranged mutant supremacists.
BHAW uses a much-abridged version of the award-winning Fate rules, tailored to make the system easy to learn and fast to play. Veteran Fate players can easily import more advanced concepts. Newcomers to Fate will find everything they need to play in this rulebook.
BHAW comes with a sample setting and a few ready made fugitives to hunt down. The setting focuses on the Zaragoza region, an area somewhere in the South West USA but not really based on any specific location. Though geographically small the region is filled with plenty of adventuring opportunities. Of course this isn't the only place in the Atomic Wasteland's world you can go bounty hunting in.
The Zaragoza region features three major, rival cities, Zaragoza, Red Star City and Mu-Town collectively known as the Big Three and a large number of small settlements, ranches and trading posts. The pre-apocalypse network of roads connects these settlements. Dotted along these are fortified roadhouses where travellers can grab a coffee, fill up their cars or spend the night.
Bounties for the entire region are posted in these three major cities, each one of which is likely offer a different selection of bounties at anyone time. To ensure a steady flow of work a bounty hunter quickly learns to visit each of the Big Three frequently and cultivate good relations with whatever passes as the law there.