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Katanas & Trenchcoats, Episode 1: Welcome to Darkest Vancouver PREMIUM EDITION

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Note: the next edition is being Kickstarted throughout April 2016!

Live the Dream of '90s Roleplaying!

Do you yearn to portray the passionate and harrowing drama of awesome Immortals in a secret supernatural world? Does your heart sing the ancient aphotic melody of '90s storytelling? Does endless fire burn within you to make an everlasting mark on this Darkest Cosmos? If you meet another Immortal in on a windswept street, do you fight with swords as your way of saying hello?

That's because you're a badass, and this book wants to be your best friend and squire. Katanas & Trenchcoats is your personal Egyptian Scots-Spaniard on this deep narrative journey. It presents for you—just you because you're special—a totally unique system that isn't at all ripping off countless other roleplaying games.

So gaze into this abyss, and let it gaze lovingly back. It wants to be a vessel for your truth. Open your heart and live the Immortal dream of the '90s now!

What's in this Action?

  • A custom system that uses d10s. Mind: blown!
  • Rules for creating not just Immortals, but also Vampires, Werebeasts, Technomages, Ghosts, and the Fey-Touched!
  • An exciting setting: the supernatural capital of Darkest Vancouver, with callouts to other parts of the Darkest Cosmos.
  • Crave rules for sex and soundtracks? Sink your teeth right in!
  • Want your LARP fix? You're welcome!
  • Why yes, there is a character sheet!
  • THE PREMIUM EDITION HAS: the name "Premium" in the title (so you know it's kickass), a stat bump for your character just for having it, and it's also watermarked because that means it's totally custom to you.
  • AND MUCH, MUCH MORE! (If you need less, you can buy the Basic Edition.)

Those Responsible

Contributors of varying sorts include: Justin Achilli, Tiara Lynn Agresta, Rose Bailey, Leonard Balsera, Cam Banks, Jennifer Brozek, Brian Campbell, Dave Chalker, Brian Clevinger, Lillian Cohen-Moore, Richard Dansky, Erik Scott de Bie, Crystal Frasier, Jess Hartley, Adam Jury, Steve Kenson, Adam Koebel, Anna Kreider, Ryan Macklin, Matthew McFarland, Nathan D. Paoletta, Josh Roby, Gareth Ryder-Hanrahan, F. Wesley Schneider, Lauren Stone, Travis Stout, Jeremy Tidwell, Clark Valentine, Ian A. A. Watson, Eddy Webb & Filamena Young

    Not Enough? Behold!

    Listen to this inspirational playlist.

     
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    Discussions (4)
    Customer avatar
    Travis J September 04, 2015 3:21 am UTC
    Well, this is certainly bringing back a lot of memories best left buried. The '90s were a hell of a time.
    Customer avatar
    Gabriel A V April 19, 2015 3:33 am UTC
    So where is the "Immortal Edition"???
    Customer avatar
    Ryan M April 19, 2015 6:39 am UTC
    PUBLISHER
    Those are custom orders. I sold out of those on day 1, though if you're curious, the link to the Immortal Edition in the description tells a little more. For convenience, here it is again:
    http://somanykatanas.com/become-immortal/
    Customer avatar
    Carl A April 10, 2015 2:15 am UTC
    It sounds like a mistimed April Fool's joke. Is this a serious system meant to be played, or a satire of games that came out in the 90's?
    Customer avatar
    Ryan M April 10, 2015 3:58 am UTC
    PUBLISHER
    Check the publication date. Not mistimed. :)

    But yes, there's a functional celebratory game underneath.
    Customer avatar
    James R April 02, 2015 2:24 pm UTC
    PURCHASER
    Genuinely curious as to the differences in editions? Because it's not really very clear.
    Customer avatar
    Ryan M April 02, 2015 6:37 pm UTC
    PUBLISHER
    It's precisely whats listed above, and no more:
    "THE PREMIUM EDITION HAS: the name "Premium" in the title (so you know it's kickass), a stat bump for your character just for having it, and it's also watermarked because that means it's totally custom to you."

    The stat bump is +1 to your Grandeur Rank

    Spoken with an equal amount of detail on: http://somanykatanas.com/live-the-dream/
    Customer avatar
    Nicholas A April 06, 2015 11:35 pm UTC
    Outside of the reasons listed by the creator, one should also consider that all proceeds from this title are going to charity, which is rather noble. It isn't listed on the product page, but is listed on his blog. Just mentioning in-case that helps with the decision making process.
    Customer avatar
    James R April 08, 2015 10:50 am UTC
    PURCHASER
    Thanks Nicholas. I hadn't realised it was just a game thrown together for charity.
    Customer avatar
    Ryan M April 08, 2015 3:09 pm UTC
    PUBLISHER
    Nah. The charity aspect was secondary. We made the game because we wanted it to exist. And it certainly wasn't "thrown together." If it was, it would have been far less stressful and time-consuming to make.

    Maybe I should start just throwing together games instead.
    Customer avatar
    Azhrei V April 10, 2015 4:23 pm UTC
    Why not? It works for John Wick.
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