Assembling a Mosaic of the Future: The Post-Nuclear World of Fallout 3

Martin Pichlmair


Fallout is a series of role-playing games set in a prolonged nuclear age that follows the fictional Great War of 2077. Its story follows an alternate history scenario that branches from our history at about 1950. During the years following the nuclear fallout, the earth changes its face. Species mutate, some animals become sentient, and many humans lose their mind. This review focusses on the historic context of the nuclear age and how it informed the world of Fallout.


Nuclear Age; Role-Playing Games; Alternate History; Fallout;

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