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Your best friend is dead

And you’re the only one who can find the killer

A unique world of magic, mystery and teenage adventure

Americana Title

Americana is an RPG set in a fantasy, inclusive 1950s small town, somewhere in the United States. Your best friend is dead, and you think it's murder. Gather their other friends, follow the clues and investigate your town full of magic, wonder, gangs and risks to track down the killer and bring them to justice.

The game takes place in a 50s vastly different than the one we're used to. For a start, the world is full of magic. Orcs and Dwarves are going steady at the drive-in, Elves and Dragons are taking a trip to Look-out Point and your principal is a kindly skeleton that fought against Charlemagne. The world is also massively more progressive than the 50s ever was, systemic oppression of marginalized people is an alien concept in the world of Americana. 

You play as something new and incredible in this world; a Teenager. Never before has the world been in a place that allowed for a long adolescence, and as the first of these strange creatures, you make a lot of people uncomfortable with your wild clothes, your loud music and your strange habits. Players choose from one of 6 teenage archetypes - Jock, Nerd, Artist, New Kid, Outsider, Royal - each with their own strengths and place within the high school ecosystem. You'll also pick from one of 9 fantasy species, each with their own unique backstory and history within the world.

Americana features innovative new mechanics; Your Dead Friend pushes the victim of the murder to the center of the story, and Flashbacks let you build your relationship with the victim dynamically through play. Town Creation lets you and your table collaboratively create an incredible town full of magic and mystery and an extensive resources section helps you and your players build the perfect mystery.

What They're Saying

Geek and Sundry - did a fantastic little write up of the project on their site!

Five or So Questions -  Beau Sheldon over at Thoughty did a fantastic interview that covers a lot of the game. Check it out!

brhfl.com - "But a good rulebook lends itself to a good experience, and from ensuring that all the players are engaged and invested in the narrative to establishing basic safety nets and boundaries for players, Americana lays the groundwork for a great experience... Now I get to be a crime-solvin’ pink non-binary dragon, and all I can say is heck yeah."

@CrowedRat - "Americana is the Pink Mohawk to Monsterhearts' Black Trenchcoat."

 
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Matthew R October 26, 2019 5:23 am UTC
The "links" under "What They're Saying" don't link to anything.
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A. S October 25, 2019 9:59 pm UTC
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Having no issues seeing the preview, on Firefox. Love and adore this book so much.
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Rachel B October 25, 2019 9:20 pm UTC
Just FYI: there still isn't a preview at all which is probably costing you sales.
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Sandy Pug G October 25, 2019 9:44 pm UTC
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I just checked in a few browsers and the preview works fine for me and on one other team members system, but I'll mess around backstage, lemme know if it works for you.
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Sandy Pug G October 16, 2019 12:41 pm UTC
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The hardcover should be available now. Sorry for the wait, and I hope you all enjoy it!


Minor note: There is an intentional error on the credits page. This is just a silly joke at the request of our editor.
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Matthew F August 28, 2019 1:56 pm UTC
Is there any chance we could get a preview for this product?
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Sandy Pug G August 28, 2019 2:02 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
Sure thing, I thought I had one set up but it must have gone when we updated the files.

I'll get one set up!
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144
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978-1-7334583-0-6
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This title was added to our catalog on August 21, 2019.