You’ve always known you were special. You heard it in whispers when you were alone as a child;
you felt it each time people applauded your deeds and lingered on your name. It came as no surprise that there
were those who hunted you. Everyone always fears and loathes their betters…
Urban Shadows is an urban fantasy game of supernatural drama and political intrigue set in a modern-day city. Some of the characters in this story are mortal, but they might also be touched by otherworldly forces, transformed into ghosts, vampires, werewolves, and wizards, and locked into a world of supernatural debts and obligations.
The Dragon is a limited edition playbook for Urban Shadows. The Dragon is an old soul locked in a new form, a mystery lost to the ages reborn into the modern era. Plagued by memories of their nearly forgotten rule, dark visions that feed their ego and excite their baser instincts, they hunt for their fellow dragons and lost artifacts alike…yet there are still enemies who would hunt them as well.
What You Get:
- A unique character Archetype for The Dragon, a new member of Wild who seeks to reclaim their birthright while their enemies (The Ordo Draconis) hunt them to extinction
- A separate document for players on playing The Dragon, including detailed explanations of the Dragon’s moves and mechanics
- Detailed instructions for running a campaign using The Dragon for the Master of Ceremonies, the player who portrays the political machination of the powers-that-be
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. Packed with mechanics that create hard choices and meaningful fiction, this game is easy for new players to learn and complex enough to play again and again.