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The cyberpunk future is already a horror show. Now it gets supernatural...

“The shit-holes are getting shittier, and no one wants to talk about it. The town that disappeared, that video of a lady giving birth to what looked like an octopus, or the leaked corp files about a continuous human scream emanating from Jupiter. Why aren’t the news feeds talking about this? What are the corps hiding?”

—Antonio Alverez, editor-at-large THE CANT 

It's 1985. Ever since Nixon privatised the Vietnam War, we've been an a downhill slide into corporate hell. We all thought that was a metaphor, but maybe we were too optimistic. A Darkening Alley is a low-magic, dark horror setting for The Sprawl. Rifts in the fabric of space are starting to crack, opening portals to strange new worlds filled with beings and energies far beyond our understanding; humanity is beginning to feel the effects. Strange happenings are becoming more and more common. The street-side prophets are starting to sound a bit reasonable. The corporations smell power and have started pouring a lot of money into investigating and documenting these occurrences—that’s where you come in.  

A Darkening Alley introduces the new Antiquarian playbook, a Trauma system by DYMPHNA, and several magical abilities available to players through basic advances. Because players do not start with magical abilities, you can easily merge this setting with an ongoing campaign.

Touched: A Darkening Alley is a setting supplement, not a complete game. A copy of The Sprawl is required to play.

Product includes two versions of the PDF (MIDNIGHT, as shown in the preview; and NOON, black and coloured text on white background).

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Jason M January 15, 2019 9:52 pm UTC
This is fantastic and I can't wait for the rest of the series. One tiny problem, though. The eldritch trauma track is missing from the bottom of page 22. The space for it is there, but that track itself isn't.
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Hamish C January 16, 2019 2:55 pm UTC
Thanks Jason! I updated the file to correct this.
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Hamish C January 16, 2019 2:56 pm UTC
(As an inside baseball note, the track _was_ there, it was just in a thoroughly useful white on white, a result of layout in MIDNIGHT then being colour flipped to NOON.)
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Patrick S January 14, 2019 4:16 pm UTC
Will there be a PoD?
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Hamish C January 16, 2019 3:00 pm UTC
Not in the short term. There will eventually be a PoD of the whole compiled series. I expect Touched Prime to be done fairly shortly, and then there will be a couple of missions, but it will be a while before Rental is done, so I don't expect to be working on a PoD until 2020 at least.
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