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Killing Streets
 
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Killing Streets
Publisher: White Wolf
by Sensible C. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 06/17/2019 18:43:49

"Killing Streets" is a great secondary title to "1000 Hells", "World of Darkness: Hong Kong", and "World of Darkness: Tokyo", but It definitely would have trouble on it's lonesome. "Killing Streets" starts off with a nice five page story about some gangsters and follows that up with an introduction that includes a sizable media review list and a lexicon of Asian underworld lingo. Chapter one is a thirty page overview of Asian culture, which includes the rise of piracy, the Triads, and the Yakuza, a brief history since they've started modernization, what effects it's had on people's lives, shifts of power from agrarian homesteads to run down cities, daily life and expectations, and the typical moral decay that follows. It's not a comprehensive history, but good enough to put the coterie in the mood with a bit of side research. Chapter 2 is a rather large compilation of characters from all parts of Asia like Japan, China, Korea, India, and the Penangallan [Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Thailand, and Malaysia], and gives your coterie more creatures of the night than they could shake a stake at. "Killing Streets" is touchy about how it's used, and chapter three goes into depth on how the story teller should approach this product, with an emphasis on each character's internal conflict, hostage situations that involve the innocent, and the constant threat of violence and death. The appendix offers expanded rules for skills like streetwise, etiquette, investigation, and law, then finishes up with tainted areas called broken mirrors. Broken mirrors are pockets of Yomi Wan and the Middle Kingdom that have fused together, where people regularly commit suicide, rape, and murder, all while everybody could care less. The Yama Kings use these broken mirrors to spread Yomi Wan and move Gaia into the Sixth age, but they also serve as power conduits for demons, while they act like a power dampeners for Kuei-Jin, deadly terrain for the uninformed. If you're a story teller that detests combat or excessive violence, this probably isn't the title for you, but for $5, it could be worth the fluff.



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