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City of Mist Starter Set (2016)


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This package contains: 

  • 86-page rulebook
  • Seven (7) pre-generated character playbooks (color + printer-friendly)
  • Two (2) sample cases (playable scenarios)
  • Player moves sheet (also in printer-friendly format)
  • MC moves and tracking sheet
  • Crew themes sheet
  • Printable Status Spectrum cards sheet

Hit the streets of City of Mist with the Core Books bundle including the Player's Guide and the MC Toolkit!

In this comic-book film-noir RPG, you will play ordinary individuals with legendary powers and hit the streets of a haunted modern-day city in search for answers. With a simple but powerful narrative game system and unique character motivation and evolution mechanics, City of Mist will let you experience just what happens when everyday life on the streets awakens to unfathomable mythical forces from within.

City of Mist is a role-playing game of film-noir investigation and super-powered action. It is set in a modern metropolis rife with crime, conspiracies, and mysteries. The protagonists are Gateways, ordinary people who became the living embodiment of a legend, their Mythos. While your Gateways may seek to strike a balance between the mysterious nature of their Mythos and their mortal aspirations, the powers within them always threaten to tear their lives apart. They have unwittingly become a part of a secret world of clashing stories, and soon other legends will come looking for them with demands.

City of Mist is based on the story-driven Apocalypse Engine, but it takes a step further into narrative gaming by introducing several new features:

  • Rich character motivations built around compelling Mysteries and Identities. Follow your characters’ themes to gain their benefits and evolve them or go against them to discover new aspects with a unique non-linear character evolution system.
  • Know no limits for powers, abilities, traits, gear, or allies. Everything in City of Mist is described by free text tags, so you can create exactly the character you want.
  • Full-on narrative engine, with an edge. Every action you take in the game is based on the interpretation of your tags, using moves to deliver dramatic outcomes that drive the story forward.
  • Status spectrums, a new system of ‘narrative damage.’ You can use descriptors to create any imaginable setback or advantage so that every action in the fiction, in and out of combat, can have lasting gameplay implications.
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jason M October 08, 2022 1:13 am UTC
YES! You included a PRINTER FRIENDLY version! THANK YOU!
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Chad N December 03, 2018 6:03 pm UTC
Having printing trouble I prefer to have a hard copy of the rules and printed it out but any page that has the text bubble with the purple border left the text off example page 17 everything printed but the text
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Michael S May 05, 2017 11:27 pm UTC
Looks very interesting, but rulebook appears to have only 36 pages not 86. There is only 1 scenario not 2. There are no pre-gen characters. Was seriously considering spending $ on this but....
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Gerald R May 08, 2017 3:38 am UTC
My copy has 87 pages (downloaded 5/5/17). Just reDL'ed and same. Folder with 2 sample cases also.
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Dan D May 09, 2017 3:23 pm UTC
As I am a backer for this on KS, I received different links to download the product. I just downloaded the updated files from last week, and the Starter Set rules book definitely has 86 pages. However, this is the link for the one I downloaded (which doesn't group all of the files in one nice package):

Try downloading again, just to make certain it's a good download package, and if it's not, then you can get the separate files via that link above. And do try again; it's an absolutely awesome product, and I'm very glad I helped get it funded!
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Ben T October 16, 2017 7:01 am UTC
I can't find anywhere to really buy it, the website is deaad
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Luke W November 22, 2017 11:08 pm UTC
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