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Urban Shadows: Dark Streets (1st Ed.)



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 ENnie-award winning 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?

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Scott F December 31, 2020 12:45 am UTC
Who wrote the section on Kichijoji? I'd like to contact them on a specific question unless someone else can answer it. The author writes that there are no native Japanese who are Tainted. I assume this is based on his or her understanding of Japanese folklore or some popular fiction source rather than the author's imagination and being unfamiliar with that source I'd like to know the reasoning so as to decide whether to include that rule in my own game.
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Ryan C October 27, 2018 1:34 am UTC
Does this come with printable play books for the new classes?
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Sarah M November 05, 2018 7:43 pm UTC
It does! The file marked LE Playbooks is the printable file.
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Mark T April 11, 2018 9:07 pm UTC
Hey folks!

Sorry for the delays on responding here. We don't always get notified when someone posts. As David notes, both the softcover and hardcover versions of the book are available on our website, and they both come with the PDF via DTRPG. Thanks!
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David G January 07, 2018 4:50 pm UTC
Just to be clear for anyone who sees this discussion.... Magpie has this book available on their site both in hardback and soft cover now. (The PDF comes with both of them).
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John L July 01, 2017 1:19 pm UTC
It's July. I understand publishing has its pitfalls and delays. When do you now expect to be selling the physical book from your web store? I do not yet see it offered there. Itching to have this and don't want to buy the pdf when I can get it with the physical book.
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DOUGLAS M June 24, 2017 8:27 pm UTC
Ok, lets rephrase it:
will it be available as POD here in the drivethru?
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Ian M March 26, 2017 1:30 pm UTC
Really digging it so far, especially the notes about playbook design and playtesting! A couple of questions:

1) The chapter about Kichijoji is entitled "Kichijojiby", but that term is only mentioned in the title. The Urban Shadows G+ page is actually the only Google search result for it. Is it a typo?
2) Are there any plans to do a .mobi and/or .epub conversion? I really enjoyed reading Urban Shadows on my phone and Kindle.

Thanks for an enjoyable read!
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John L March 22, 2017 1:10 am UTC
Will I be able to obtain hard copy (PoD or otherwise)?
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Mark T March 22, 2017 9:03 pm UTC
Yup! We'll have them up on our webstore in May!
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Graham S March 23, 2017 5:17 pm UTC
Great! Will there be a way for UK/European/Non-USA customers to get them without crazy postal pricing?
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Mark T March 23, 2017 7:12 pm UTC
Yes! International shipping from the Magpie Games webstore is just $5. :D
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Graham S March 25, 2017 9:04 am UTC
Love you.
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John L March 25, 2017 11:24 am UTC

Great! I'll hold off buying until then. Thanks!
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Jakub N June 24, 2017 11:30 am UTC
Where can I find hardcopy of this supplement?
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