There are some who have been cursed by gods or blessed by devils to walk this earth knowing neither disease nor age. They are immortals, fated to toy with the mortals whose lives remind them of their eternally delayed demise.
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 Immortal is a limited edition playbook for Urban Shadows, an urban fantasy tabletop roleplaying game in which mortals and monsters vie for control of a modern-day city. 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.
This playbook includes:
- A unique character Archetype for The Immortal, a new member of Power who schemes and plots to manipulate city politics…while their ancient enemies lurk in shadows
- A separate document for players on playing The Immortal, including detailed explanations of the Immortal’s moves and mechanics
- Detailed instructions for running a campaign using The Immortal 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.