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The Great Game

Developed by John R Davis & Mike Galer

(Dogs Dinner Games) 

Based on The Black Hack by David Black 

The Great Game adds in political intrigue as a motivating theme. Bribery, corruption, espionage, perjury, sabotage and terrorism are all thrown into the mix of your Jack Hack gaming

The Jack Hack is an OSR inspired game using the Black Hack system by David Black. A copy of the Black Hack is needed to play the Great Game & The Jack Hack 

(The Jack Hack is a game of trying to beat the odds in the depravity of late Victorian London. It has particular focus on the Whitechapel area just before, and around the time of the infamous Jack the Ripper murders.)

CAUTION: By its very nature this game features somewhat adult themes. There is Victorian Profanity.

This add on features:

2 new classes:

·         The Gutter Monger. A once respectable journalist now peddling titillation and squalor.
·         The Mounter. A snitch and blag who life is built on a pack of lies.

The Rest of the book is ‘Welcome to London's Hotbed of Intrigue’ and contains lots of random stuff to see, to plot and to inflict on others!

-There is a brief discussion on how new technologies such as airships, telegrams and moving pictures can help you peddle misery and exploitation.

-Stats and descriptions of 12 Victorian Firearms and 6 Explosives you may wish to use.

-About 20 antagonists with stats.

Random tables to generate:
d8 Clever people you may wish to find.
d20 buildings you may wish to target.
d8 chemistry advances to help you poison someone.
d6 publications to send message and ciphers.
....and more tables on information to listen out for, the latest military technology and others.

There is also a three part adventure generator to allow you to create on the fly Who? Why? and How? the deed will be carried out.

There are a number of more detailed bullet point adventures and half a dozen photographs and diagrams of important places.

In Development: Future add-ons for the Jack Hack include

Dead London, wherein our rogues have to contend with Invaders from Mars and the Rise of Steampunk!

Carved in Flesh. Which looks at each Whitechapel murder in turn, with added conspiracy/theories linked to a big event nearby at the time (a freak show, an ecclesiastical gathering, etc).

Ripper Fhtagn. Five bodies within an elder sign?. Dark horror including a light sprinkling of mythos, penny dreadful and gothic.

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November 27th, 2016
My third review for the extremely fun and challenging Jack Hack line. You will need the Black Hack and the Jack Hack to use this. This supplement brings in espionage and conspiracy to the regular gutter crawl of the Jack Hack. The Sherlock Holmes movie [...]
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