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The people of mining colony Norton Outpost are addicted to murder. Kith slaughter kin over petty conflicts and bad habits. A union strike raises tensions to a boiling point. The true killer stalks unseen among protest signs and workers on the edge of chaos in…

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Picket Line Tango is a noir-inspired murder mystery adventure in space for the Mothership sci-fi horror RPG. It has everything you need for night after night of thrills, suspense and economic horror, including:

  • 15 new NPCs—each a suspect, each terrified for their lives, two already dead.
  • 12 rundown colony locations bottled up inside an atmospheric dome. Once the PCs go in, no one gets out.
  • The shocking truth about the real killer and new mechanics for generating their grizzly deeds.
  • Tools for running deteriorating strike conditions including a tumultuous timeline, spine-chilling corporate threats, and a chaos tracker primed to send Norton Colony over the edge.
  • Jazzy art on every spread from legendary Spanish illustrator Roque Romero.
  • Hieronymous, a pet bear in a gilded cage.

A 16-page, full-color zine table ready for One-Shots or short Campaigns. Easily adapted to your sci-fi RPG of choice.

Physical copies available now from Floating Chair dot Club and soon your other favorite indie webstores.

Written by Emily Weiss
Illustrated by Roque Romero
Edited by Ian Yusem
Proofreading by Fiona Maeve Geist
Layout by Eric K. Hill

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Jason Y June 18, 2021 2:23 pm UTC
I bought this outside of Drive Thru, so I can't review it here, but this zine is incredible. There are a couple things of note. From a practical perspective, it's 16 pages, and other than the front and back covers it is print friendly. From a gameability perspective it tells you right up front what it is and how to use it. The rest is just a mesh of characters tied to places and a closing net of pressure and murder. It is a joy to read and is such a cool way to tackle this type of module.
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This title was added to our catalog on May 26, 2021.
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