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Subway Runners


Life is tough for the cash-strapped in Pociopolis. Ever since the secret to immortality was discovered, nobody retires anymore! With all the steady jobs taken and no sign of any new ones opening up, there’s only one sure way to make some quick cash: sign up as a Subway Runner and work for the Metro Authority to hunt monsters and repair subway lines below the city.

SUBWAY RUNNERS is a Forged in the Dark game of gig economy adventures designed from the ground up to be played online by folks who are responsibly practicing social isolation. It uses online tools to quickly create random characters, gigs, and adventure details so players can get the ball rolling quickly.

What's Cool About Subway Runners?

I'm thrilled you asked!

We Got Wild with Random Generators!

You can make a character, get them a gig, and get all the details you need for their adventure by using the online Subway Runners random generators linked to in the pdf! You're basically already playing. Also, each page has a Print File button on the bottom to save your runner's promotions as a PDF for posterity of future adventures!

Forged in the Dark with a Twist!

Like other Forged in the Dark games, you leverage your actions to take risky actions, get stressed and catch traumas, and do fun stuff to get promotions. Unlike any other Forged in the Dark game we know of, your list of actions is totally different from your fellow runners! You never know the trauma you're gonna get, from "rude" to "romantic"! Both your experience triggers and your benefits for doing them change from runner to runner and game to game! And if you don't like the runner you got, another file is just a click away.

Designed with Social Isolation In Mind!

A lot of folks are staying home right now, and making good choices for their community by limiting their in-person contact with others. Subway Runners is designed to run easy-breezy over discord, zoom, roll20, or wherever you hang out with your chums online! Toss a shared whiteboard in there if you're feeling fancy, or take notes in a shared google doc. On top of all that, the rules reference PDF is great to help players new to the FitD system get started quick.

The PDF has bookmarks!

That's not very cool, but Dan was real excited about it so we thought we'd mention it here.

Praise for Subway Runners

"This game is totally zonkers. Love it."
-Enny nominated tabletop RPG master Rob Hebert

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File Last Updated:
August 07, 2021
This title was added to our catalog on August 12, 2021.
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