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Mean Streets Expanded RPG


Note: this compiles the former PDF Collection into a single book, which is identical to the softcover version.

Explore the best and bleakest aspects of film noir in this roleplaying game that draws on classic films of the Forties for inspiration. Chase down missing persons and investigate murders with the grittiness and cynicism of film noir. Portray private detectives, femmes fatales, desperate district attorneys, con-artists, government agents, reporters, and other classic staples of the genre. Mean Streets includes special rules for investigations, chases, and using connections, as well as three full-length mysteries, numerous story ideas, reference sheets, and over twenty ready-to-use character templates.

Mean Streets is a roleplaying game designed to be both easy to learn and fast-paced. The versatile genreDiversion i (1.1) 2d6 rules make it perfect for one-shot games, extended play, or as a framework for your own ideas. Plus you can combine it with our Active Exploits Diceless system for diceless film noir adventure. genreDiversion i games can also be combined to expand gaming options--mix and match custom rules and features from one game with another, such as with Ghostories for Film Noir Horror. Notes for adapting material from MasterBook™ Bloodshadows™ are also provided.

In short, Mean Streets is fast, ready-to-use, and adaptable. You don't have to learn a complicated system, refer to scores of tables, or spend all day creating characters. The rules are easy to learn, consistent, and flexible. You can either create custom characters for the game or dive right in with any of the included templates. The game is designed to be light; it has a small footprint and extremely low price tag - it's not overloaded with tons of rules or an excess of information you just won't need. It's meant to get you running quickly so you can have a good time.


  • Flexible and consistent rules for a variety of character roles, situations, and investigations.

  • Ready-to-use templates to get into the action quickly
    Over twenty characters that can be used right away.

  • Three ready-to-play mysteries
    Explore grim and gritty film noir stories.

  • Story ideas
    Numerous goals and story ideas to help create your own film noir stories.

This expanded game compiles the Mean Streets core book, companion Enhancement Pack, and Casablanca add-on in a single book.

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Ronald B November 17, 2021 9:46 pm UTC
I know the official website has printed copies of the expanded versions of the GDi system and would be great to see POD versions come on to here as well as the cost of shipping from the US more than doubles the price of books.
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Brett B November 17, 2021 10:54 pm UTC
You can get this via amazon, depending on your locale. The entire list of Precis Intermedia books at amazon (USA and International, like Canada, Australia, UK, and Germany) is here for cheaper or free shipping:
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Paolo M October 04, 2019 7:46 am UTC
I am sorry but I am a bit confused by the product lineup. If I buy Mean Streets Expanded RPG do I get everything (Casablanca, The Mean Streets Enhancement Pack...) under one cover, or is there still something that is available only by buying a supplement?
If this is indeed the case, could you please give me a short list of what I am missing in case I buy only the Mean Streets Expanded RPG and what else could I get if I want to be a completist?

Thanks in advance,
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Brett B October 04, 2019 1:37 pm UTC
Hello. Everything is included in the expanded edition: "This expanded game compiles the Mean Streets core book, companion Enhancement Pack, and Casablanca add-on in a single book." Sorry for the confusion.
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