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Katanas & Trenchcoats (1/e), Episode 1: Welcome to Darkest Vancouver PREMIUM EDITION

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This is the old edition!
You can get the 3rd edition (that's actually playable) from Galileo Games!

Live the Dream of '90s Roleplaying!

Do you yearn to portray the passionate and harrowing drama of awesome Immortals in a secret supernatural world? Does your heart sing the ancient aphotic melody of '90s storytelling? Does endless fire burn within you to make an everlasting mark on this Darkest Cosmos? If you meet another Immortal in on a windswept street, do you fight with swords as your way of saying hello?

That's because you're a badass, and this book wants to be your best friend and squire. Katanas & Trenchcoats is your personal Egyptian Scots-Spaniard on this deep narrative journey. It presents for you—just you because you're special—a totally unique system that isn't at all ripping off countless other roleplaying games.

So gaze into this abyss, and let it gaze lovingly back. It wants to be a vessel for your truth. Open your heart and live the Immortal dream of the '90s now!

What's in this Action?

  • A custom system that uses d10s. Mind: blown!
  • Rules for creating not just Immortals, but also Vampires, Werebeasts, Technomages, Ghosts, and the Fey-Touched!
  • An exciting setting: the supernatural capital of Darkest Vancouver, with callouts to other parts of the Darkest Cosmos.
  • Crave rules for sex and soundtracks? Sink your teeth right in!
  • Want your LARP fix? You're welcome!
  • Why yes, there is a character sheet!
  • THE PREMIUM EDITION HAS: the name "Premium" in the title (so you know it's kickass), a stat bump for your character just for having it, and it's also watermarked because that means it's totally custom to you.
  • AND MUCH, MUCH MORE! (If you need less, you can buy the Basic Edition.)

Those Responsible

Contributors of varying sorts include: Justin Achilli, Tiara Lynn Agresta, Rose Bailey, Leonard Balsera, Cam Banks, Jennifer Brozek, Brian Campbell, Dave Chalker, Brian Clevinger, Lillian Cohen-Moore, Richard Dansky, Erik Scott de Bie, Crystal Frasier, Jess Hartley, Adam Jury, Steve Kenson, Adam Koebel, Anna Kreider, Ryan Macklin, Matthew McFarland, Nathan D. Paoletta, Josh Roby, Gareth Ryder-Hanrahan, F. Wesley Schneider, Lauren Stone, Travis Stout, Jeremy Tidwell, Clark Valentine, Ian A. A. Watson, Eddy Webb & Filamena Young

Not Enough? Behold!

Listen to this inspirational playlist.

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Travis J September 04, 2015 3:21 am UTC
Well, this is certainly bringing back a lot of memories best left buried. The '90s were a hell of a time.
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Gabe V April 19, 2015 3:33 am UTC
So where is the "Immortal Edition"???
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Ryan M April 19, 2015 6:39 am UTC
Those are custom orders. I sold out of those on day 1, though if you're curious, the link to the Immortal Edition in the description tells a little more. For convenience, here it is again:
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Brandon P September 29, 2019 9:33 am UTC
This link apparently no longer functions. Is the Immortal edition no longer available? What happened with the K&T Kickstarter?
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Carl A April 10, 2015 2:15 am UTC
It sounds like a mistimed April Fool's joke. Is this a serious system meant to be played, or a satire of games that came out in the 90's?
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Ryan M April 10, 2015 3:58 am UTC
Check the publication date. Not mistimed. :)

But yes, there's a functional celebratory game underneath.
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James R April 02, 2015 2:24 pm UTC
Genuinely curious as to the differences in editions? Because it's not really very clear.
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Ryan M April 02, 2015 6:37 pm UTC
It's precisely whats listed above, and no more:
"THE PREMIUM EDITION HAS: the name "Premium" in the title (so you know it's kickass), a stat bump for your character just for having it, and it's also watermarked because that means it's totally custom to you."

The stat bump is +1 to your Grandeur Rank

Spoken with an equal amount of detail on:
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Nicholas A April 06, 2015 11:35 pm UTC
Outside of the reasons listed by the creator, one should also consider that all proceeds from this title are going to charity, which is rather noble. It isn't listed on the product page, but is listed on his blog. Just mentioning in-case that helps with the decision making process.
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James R April 08, 2015 10:50 am UTC
Thanks Nicholas. I hadn't realised it was just a game thrown together for charity.
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Ryan M April 08, 2015 3:09 pm UTC
Nah. The charity aspect was secondary. We made the game because we wanted it to exist. And it certainly wasn't "thrown together." If it was, it would have been far less stressful and time-consuming to make.

Maybe I should start just throwing together games instead.
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Charles H April 10, 2015 4:23 pm UTC
Why not? It works for John Wick.
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