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Dark Streets / LE Playbooks Update - Jan 2015

Hey folks!

Since we get so many questions about Dark Streets and the LE Playbooks in this community (the archives aren't really that searchable), he's an official (pinned) update on these projects:

Dark Streets - We're currently working through the City Guides and LE playbooks for the book. We plan on including the cities listed in the Kickstarter and The Vessel, The Revenant, The Scholar, and The Hallowed, along with a few essays about expanding the game in interesting ways. The depth of rules editing here has been substantial (we want to make sure everything really, really works), but we expect to have production news in the next month or so.

Other LE Playbooks - If you're looking for LE playbooks that aren't going to be in Dark Streets (The Dragon, The Immortal, The Angel, etc) stay tuned for more information. We're likely to release those as standalone products when they are finished, sometime after Dark Streets is published.

Thanks!
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+Mark Diaz Truman​ any news on DS? 
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Philow Beker

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Messenger-In the face of impending violence, ask your lord to speak through you and roll with Spirit. On a 10+, the instructions are clear and cogent. On a 7-9, they are mired in symbologyand sacrifice. On a miss, your lord has nothing to offer but judgement; heal 2 harm and gain +1 armor if you act as his agent

Can some one explain me this move?
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I believe this is from the Angel playbook, right? If so, that's still undergoing revisions. The goal is to have a move that allows you to be the lord's agent in the face of impending violence.
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Studio 101

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Russian edition preorder landing page and video. Maybe it will be interesting for someone.
 
#Городские_легенды

«Городские легенды» — это настольная ролевая игра в жанре городского фэнтези. Чудовища и смертные соперничают здесь за власть над современным городом. Вампиры, феи, охотники за нечистью, чародеи и многие другие сражаются за место на улицах в тени небоскрёбов и готовы пойти на что угодно, лишь бы стать сильнее.

Предзаказ книги открывается 8-го июля 2016 года и продлится две недели. Подробности на сайте: http://urban.studio101.ru/

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Katrina Ostrander

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I'm looking to run a Monday night campaign of US in the Twin Cities area (Roseville specifically) and I'm looking for potential players. If interested, comment here and I'll get in touch with you. Edit: Changed from Thurs to Mon.
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Yes, it will be!
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Erik W

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Anyone have experience using MS Project or Visio to track and manage Threats and/or story arcs for Urban Shadows?

Seems a vibrant, political city with an expansive cast of characters might benefit from a system like those for tracking offstage movements in between sessions...
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Rich Glover

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Roleplaying stories are about collaboration. Otherwise, it would be easier to just write the story in prose form. But how do you, the GM, get players involved in your creative endeavor? For many players, you ...
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Ask loads of questions and build on the answers. 
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Etienne Olieu

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Hi people!
I am running a game situated in New York, and sadly one of the players won't be able to attend the next two sessions, so I wanted to write him a love letter for when he gets back. He plays The Wolf who is currently lost in the wintry wastes of Arcadia, as a conesquence of ingesting a lot of troll blood near a portal (a way to park him while the player is on vacation).
I was wondering if any of you had any ideas for a cool move to give him for when he returns?
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Dang, thought I'd remembered to write it. Cheers :)
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Rich Glover

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Are there any good sources for City Moves outside of the US book at this point?
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Dylan Clayton

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This struck me as interesting inspiration for any number of playbooks with some kind of true form, like fae or tainted.
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Kevin Weiser

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What's a good name for a -mancy that specializes in Salt? Salomancy? 
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Halomancy : Halos [ from Gr. ἅλς, ἁλός, salt] -manzìa [Lat. -mantīa, Gr. -μαντεία, from μάντις «fortune-teller»] or... mineralogy = mineralomancy (in place of
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About this community

Urban Shadows is an urban fantasy tabletop roleplaying game in which mortals and monsters vie for control of a modern-day city, a political battleground layered just under the reality we think we know. Vampires, faeries, hunters, and wizards fight to carve out a piece of the streets and skyscrapers, ready to make deals with all those who have something to offer. The city is waiting for you. What will you make of its secrets and sins?
 
Congrats on US being nominated for Best Rules!
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That we are. Thank you. 
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Does anyone see a problem with running Urban Shadows in 17th or 18th century America?
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Maybe it should be. I'm running dungeon world next but maybe after that I'll run Urban Shadows. 
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Joe Coo

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Maybe purchasing urban shadows a soon just enquiring about international shipping cost as I'm a U.K resident
Any idea if their is a better away to get the game ,
Or is ordering direct from Magpie my best option?

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That's awesome mate thank you. 
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Diego Minuti

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How do you see, feeding from a WILLING target, you your Vamp eats flesh?
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I have a new HC: Emotion Eating vampire psychiatrist.
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Jason Murguz

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Is anyone interested in joining a game of Urban Shadows on Roll20?
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+Sean Hess let me get everything up and running and get through causes get creation with everyone and we will nail down a date that works best for folks
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Rich Glover

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Going to run actual 1st session tomorrow. We did chargen and world building (Fictional version of Seattle, mashed up with Portland and Vancouver called Rain City!).

But actual first RP session is tomorrow. We have a ton of good back story and relationships, so the question is:

Should I ignore the start of session mechanic on that first session, in favor of hard-framing to get them all together?

I am looking for a "best bets" kind of feedback, it seems like the start of session is really meant for on-going session not that first one.

Thanks!
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I think I started to use hard framing on session 3 and following, to speed up things when my comrades started planning for nothing.
do you need a clear path? I'll give you a clear, bright, burning path.

they were glad.
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hey Shadowites, did you know the wonderful +Mark Diaz Truman talked about Urban Shadows on my show +1 Forward? He did! He even ran a scene for me, too!

Check it out:
http://www.gauntlet-rpg.com/1-forward/urban-shadows
iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/+1-forward/id1110623840 RSS: http://1forward.libsyn.com/rss
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I did know, Richard. And I fuckin' loved it :)
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Jason Dettman

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Will Magpie Games (and products) be at Origins Game Fair?
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Yep! We're going to be there running Urban Shadows, Masks, Epyllion, and more!
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Rob Deobald

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Hey! I just noticed the Urban Shadows play documents were updated recently, and I think there might be something missing from the Threats and Storms sheet.

The first page lists the five different types of threats and their sub-types (revolution, power play, passion, ritual and territory), but the second page only provides moves for three of the five types (passion, ritual and territory).

Loving the look of the new MC and Threat sheets. :D Not sure if they had been up before or if March was the first time, either way I was still using the playtest ones like a sucker. ;)
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Aha! We're on this. Thomas (layout) is out of town, but we'll try to get it wrapped up by the end of the month.
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David Hayes

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I posted here about my difficulties with combat in a recent US game I ran. I'm still not entirely sure how to do it and I'm always looking for more examples of play in AW games.

I found this really great write-up from the Dungeon World side of things called "A 16 HP Dragon", very inspirational: http://www.latorra.org/2012/05/15/a-16-hp-dragon/
Over on the Dungeon World forums stras gave an example of play that completely describes why I care enough about DW to put all this effort into it:
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I think my years-and-years of D&D and GURPS and White Wolf and what-have-you have ingrained in me this weird sense of fairness... like, if the dice didn't say it then it's just me saying it and that's not fair.

But that's a false choice, anyway, 'cuz as DM in those games I'm the one that creates situations and I can guide them towards deadly ultra-violence where the dice come out or I don't. So, hooray for examining base assumptions I guess.

And thanks for listening. ( =
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