Urban Shadows: Dark Streets – Sean’s Pick, 032817

While the Apocalypse World Engine continues to escape me personally, I recognize that there are a lot of people who adore the system, and anything from Mark Diaz Truman is pretty much guaranteed to be magic right from the get-go for AWE fans. This is the first supplement for Urban Shadows, which I know is a happy-making moment for many of you.

THE DARKNESS RISES. WILL YOU JOIN IT?

The hum of the city is an ever-present friend, a reminder that no place is safe from the politics of the concrete jungle. Will you rise to meet the wolves at the door? Or try to find some place safe to ride out the coming storm?

The choice is yours. 


Dark Streets is the first supplement for Urban Shadows, an urban fantasy tabletop roleplaying game in which mortals and monsters vie for control of a modern-day city. This supplement details new rules and settings for Urban Shadows, including:

  • Four new character Archetypes, each pushing the boundaries of Urban Shadows’ themes and mechanics: The Hallowed, The Revenant, The Scholar, and The Vessel.
  • Essays from the game’s creators — Andrew Medeiros and Mark Diaz Truman — on running campaigns in historical eras and creating your own custom playbooks.
  • Six city guides set in diverse urban centers like Los Angeles, Bangalore, and London, each designed to flesh out your game with exciting and involving fiction.
  • A detailed look at New York City, a unique setting guide that features Threats, custom moves, and NPCs across the sprawling metropolis of the five boroughs!

Urban Shadows makes use of the same rules-light engine as Apocalypse World, Monsterhearts, and Dungeon World—while drawing on fiction as diverse as The Wire, The Dresden Files, and The Shield—to create a game of urban politics and supernatural drama. Dark Streets expands on the game’s original vision to offer new choices, new settings, and new mechanics that will engage experienced and new players alike. 

The streets are waiting for you. What will you make of their promises and lies?

Sean Patrick Fannon
Writer & Game Designer: Shaintar, Star Wars, Savage Rifts, much more
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