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No Angels Live Here (Occult Detective Agency RPG)


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No Angels Live Here is GM-less roleplaying game focused on  the unique mission of occult detectives to face down the supernatural influence of the Dark. A neo-noir weird fiction roleplaying game of temptation, dark powers, and determined investigators standing as the last bulwark against the spirits of the Dark.

Become a determined occult detective and form your own agency! 

Uses a complete unified build of the Motif Game Framework, featuring the Motif Story Engine (solo RPG toolkit) and the Motif Action Engine (quickplay RPG system). The main rolls only use three standard six-sided dice. It produces interesting answers and rich results without complex charts to reference. A player facing system where only players roll, with NPCs and circumstances having consequences for player character failure.

Supports traditional multiplayer tables, duo play, GM-less collaborative tables, and solo roleplaying! Whether you want to explore the world in a single player experience or run a full table of eight, No Angels Live Here seamlessly supports multiple modes of play.

Answer your calling and join the battle against the Dark! Enjoy a fast-paced, narrative-focused, free-flowing style as you pursue noir and horror stories. 

Key Features

  • Motif Story Engine based 3d6 system, simple yet deep
  • Player-facing resolution; only players roll.
  • "Determination" pool, representing drive and willpower
  • A corruption system of Temptation and Damnation
  • Shared team memories and relationship building
  • Agency building and reputation
  • Rules and guidance for building NPCs and NPC actions
  • Mysteries patch for guiding investigations and hidden knowledge problems
  • Twists & Turns patch for introducing story twists
  • The Stalking Dark patch for introducing increasing tension and weirdness
  • Pendulum patch, creating swinging momentum

Latest updates:

  • 6 Example NPCs
  • 6 Example Monsters
  • 3 Example Clients
  • 2 Example Groups
  • 5 Example Mission Hooks

This is a "backer" style edition. All future PDF updates included in purchase.

Runs on Motif, using the Motif Framework. Be sure to check out our Gold best-selling flagship title, the Motif Story Engine, GM-less and solo toolkit ("GM-ulator") for the Motif Game Framework 

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Lee S July 29, 2022 7:38 am UTC
While the table of contents is hyperlinked, page numbers on the pages would still be nice.
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November 25, 2020
This title was added to our catalog on October 06, 2020.