WHAT IS THE RADIANCE ADVENTURE ENGINE?
The Radiance Adventure Engine is a supplement that allows you to play any tabletop roleplaying game as a single-player game! It can be used with any system, genre, or setting. Radiance's cards work like story prompts, allowing you to weave an infinite variety of story-rich adventures anytime, anywhere!
Not a solo player? Gamemaster's can also use Radiance as a tool at the table with friends to generate side-quests - or even entire adventures - on the fly.
HOW DOES RADIANCE WORK?
Grab your favorite Tabletop RPG, one or more characters, dice, or cards, and then decide how you want to play.
Play one or more heroes through a single-player adventure in The Radiance Adventure Engine. Each Radiance adventure starts with a Core Adventure Problem - a randomly generated narrative arc for the entire adventure. Using a 4-act narrative structure similar to books and movies, we break the adventure down into 8 Adventure Stages. At each Stage you draw Story and Detail cards to give that portion of the adventure its own drama. Each Story is then broken into multiple Paths and you choose the Path your hero takes. The Path cards contain system agnostic mechanics that you match to the RPG of your choice. Your hero then takes Actions (and you roll dice) to journey forth into the adventure.
Gameflow in Standard Mode
MORE WAYS TO PLAY
Skip some of The Radiance Adventure Engine mechanics and focus on the story.
Combine Radiance with our Luminous Campaign Engine to experience an entire campaign of solo-play adventures.
- Roleplay and Write Mode
Turn Radiance into a journaling game with our Shine Storytelling Engine to roleplay your way through writing your novel or script.
- GM-Optional Mode
Collaborate as a group of players to run a GM-less game or or round-robin game where players take turns directing the story.
WHAT'S IN THE BOX?
The Radiance Adventure Engine box contains:
- (4) Reference Cards - tarot size
- (8) Adventure Stage Cards - tarot size
- (6) B-Story Cards - tarot size
- (4) Action Cards - tarot size
- (58) Story/Path cards - double-sided tarot
- (120) Detail Cards - micro size
- (14) Reward Cubes - 8mm plastic
- (2) Dice - green and blue d4s
- (1) Initiative Token - double-sided ceramic
- (1) Draw-string bag - for drawing detail cards
- (1) Instruction Booklet- 24 pages
RADIANCE IN PLAY
How does solo RPG play in Radiance work? Mike Howlett, creator of Radiance, shows us in this single-player demo of The Radiance Adventure Engine.
Creative Designer and GM, Christina Stiso uses The Radiance Adventure Engine a for a collaborative game session of Pasión de las Pasiones.