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It is the Year 450 by Neo-Babylonian Reckoning. The city of Neo-Babylon is a mega-urban monstrosity: a towering city serving as the world’s exemplar of arcane, technological, and consumerist materialism.

Beneath Neo-Babylon, a vast Undercity hides the unwanted and undesirable. Unstable magic, outdated tech, and the constant stream of garbage from the overcity have become invaluable commodities.

The Undercity is lawless. When Neo-Babylon collectively refused to offer food, security, or a sense of community in sufficient quantities...that’s when the Gangs stepped in.

Gangs of the Undercity is a cyberpunk/fantasy skirmish game set in the Undercity of Neo-Babylon. It is a 28mm miniatures game simulating gang warfare in a near-future fantasy world. 

In our Free Edition, which you can get here, you’ll find everything you need to play the game. Download it, share it with your pals, and give it to anyone who wants it! The game mechanics should feel familiar and easy, with unique twists. That version of the book includes:

  • Basic Rules, with everything a new player will need to jump into the action. 

  • Gang Templates, Rules for playing as one of the 12 most influential gangs.

  • Gang Creation, with rules to make your own distinct gang in Neo Babylon’s Undercity.

  • Solo Mode Play, so you have rules to play the game, even when there isn’t anyone else available.

  • 10 Scenarios, giving you unlimited playability and depth of experience.

  • Sample Gang Lists, premade lists for both the Flaming Skulls and the Valkyrs to get you into the action as soon as possible. 

For all of you die-hard gangers, this full version of Gangs of the Undercity has even more fun. This full version gives you all of the above, plus:

  • Introduction to the World of Neo Babylon, with tales of how the world diverged from our own, how Neo Babylon came to be, and what life is like in the Undercity.

  • Full Color, the full version brings the rulebook to life in stunning color, with beautiful art and illustrations to whet your appetite to play in this world. 

  • The Drakaina Letters, letters written by a former gang boss to each of the 12 gangs, urging them to unity, giving flavor for each gang, and contextualizing how things went so wrong and ended up in open warfare. 

  • Campaign Play, for when you want to add more RPG elements to your games. Every choice in every game is meaningful in wars fought over many battles, with turf changing hands and destinies being shaped.

  • Freebooters, who are off-beat or flavorful characters you can recruit into your gang alongside the die-hards.So leap forward, brave adventurer! The stars await you, and the wild glories of an untamed sky!

When the gangs go to war, no one is safe. Pick a side, hit the street, and fight. Your gang’s reputation, influence, and future depend on you!

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Paul A July 29, 2021 2:40 pm UTC
I bought the GotU starter set, but found the pocket sized rulebook a bit too small to read easily. So I just got the pdf of the full rules, planning to print it out and then have it spiral bound at Office Depot. But I can't print it. Do I need a password to do so? If I can't print this, then it was a wasted purchase.
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Paul A July 29, 2021 4:29 pm UTC
I just noticed that it says "printing disabled" at the top right of the page, so my bad for not noticing it. I've been buying pdfs from this site for almost 10 years, and this is the first time someone has not let me print what I just bought. Why on earth would you do that?
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Chad P July 29, 2021 7:34 pm UTC
Hi Paul, sorry you're having a frustrating time. I am not sure, but I believe "printing disabled" must be the default setting. I'll check and see what I can do to get you a printable copy so you can do what you need to do.
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Paul A July 29, 2021 9:39 pm UTC
Thanks, that would be great. FYI, the free version was printable. Reading that is what convinced me to get the starter set.
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Paul A August 01, 2021 12:55 pm UTC
Chad, never mind. I forgot that the starter box included the pdf rules, and they just arrived by e-mail. I've already printed it out and had it spiral bound.
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Jay J August 14, 2021 12:38 pm UTC
Is this still print disabled? I’m not finding anything that says it is, but I don’t want to put down money for the PDF if I can’t print it out. Thanks.
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Chad P September 21, 2021 5:19 pm UTC
Sorry for the lengthy response time. Prepping for GenCon was taking up all my bandwidth. But the setting has been changed and you can print now!
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Nathan P July 04, 2021 4:10 am UTC
I know you have starter sets coming but is this also a miniatures agnostic game?
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Chad P July 05, 2021 5:01 pm UTC
Yep! We'll continue making minis, but folks should feel free to use whatever minis they want!
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Michael S March 23, 2021 6:54 pm UTC
Still reading thru rules but from what I see so far all I can say is FANTASTIC!!!. Extremely playable and no need for tables as in a similar classic that starts with "N". Really hope a POD/Hardcopy is in the works. Also recommend a Gang Record sheet in style of the rulebook.
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Chad P March 23, 2021 7:04 pm UTC
That is a good suggestion for the Gang Record Sheet. One of our goals is to have a downloadable one soon. But thanks for the encouraging words, Michael!
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