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Film noir (“black film”) is a genre of stylized crime films made primarily in Hollywood from the early 1940s to the late 1950s and known for dark and cynical worldviews, usually illustrated by innovative — and often disturbing — directing and lighting techniques. Films noir highlighted social post-war angst and insecurity and featured such tropes as corrupt authority, deeply flawed protagonists, dark urban settings, dangerous women (the femme fatale, often contrasted with the “good girl”), an obsession with the characters’ pasts, unflinching looks at human turpitude, and helplessness against one’s fate.

This is a role-playing supplement for David Black's The Black Hack that takes players inside this dark, often seedy world of vice and danger. It features all the role-playing OSR goodness you've come to expect from TBH, plus a new Usage Die, a concise timeline covering the '40s and '50s, tips for the GM wishing to run a noir-flavored campaign, and five Classes to choose from.

Requires a copy of The Black Hack.

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Alan B July 28, 2017 7:40 pm UTC
Any chance of a PoD?
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Michael B November 20, 2017 11:37 pm UTC
Sad to say, no. I lack the time and expertise to make one. But thanks for asking.
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