A downloadable Tabletop RPG

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**NOTE: This is for an unfinished draft version of a game still in development! Currently, a copy of Blades in the Dark by John Harper or the SRD is required to play this game. The final game will be stand-alone. Buying this will give access to the final version.**

You and your gaggle of misfits have pretty limited legitimate options in Prohibition Era America. You can try to eke out a miserable existence the way you're supposed to, work in kitchens and factories and coal mines. Or you can do something a little less legal and maybe make something better for you and yours. You've got some product or service people want; you protect and distribute it; you make bribes to the police, local and federal government, and supernatural courts to avoid unfavorable ends; and you maybe get more tangled up in a mess of history and bad blood than you ever wanted to be. All of it comes with the territory. Try not to go broke or, worse yet, owe the wrong people for too long. Try not to get caught. Try to get through to the other side with more than you started with. Stay alive, stay fighting.

Misbehavin' is an urban fantasy tabletop roleplaying game set during Prohibition. Currently in development and supported by my Patreon. This is a playtestable version and includes several player playbooks and one crew playbook, an in-progress rulebook, and an in-progress quickstart set in New York City.

Touchstones, Inspiration, and Reference

  • Movies: Lawless (2012), Idlewild (2006), Chicago (2002), The Great Gatsby (2013), Some Like It Hot (1959), Blade Trilogy (1998/2002/2004), Hellboy & Hellboy 2 (2004/2008)
  • TV: Boardwalk Empire, The Magicians, Lost Girl, iZombie
  • Music: Here's my personal playlist for the game on Spotify.
  • Other Media: The Wicked + The Divine (comic), Prohibition (PBS documentary), Cryptomancy (comic)
  • TTRPGs: Blades in the Dark, World of Darkness, Apocalypse World, Monsterhearts

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Buy Now$15.00 USD or more

In order to download this Tabletop RPG you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $15 USD. You will get access to the following files:

NYC Quickstart v2.0.0.pdf 401 kB
Character Sheets v2.0.2 468 kB
Text v2.0.2.pdf 820 kB
Misbehavin' Playtest Bundle v2.0.2.zip 1 MB

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