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The Dragon Arises

You’ve always known you were special. You heard it in whispers when you were alone as a child; you felt it each time people applauded your deeds and lingered on your name. It came as no surprise that there were those who hunted you. Everyone always fears and loathes their betters.


The Dragon is a limited edition playbook for Urban Shadows, an urban fantasy tabletop roleplaying game in which mortals and monsters vie for control of a modern-day city. Vampires, faeries, hunters, and wizards fight to carve out a piece of the streets and skyscrapers, ready to make deals with all those who have something to offer. 

This playbook includes:

  • A unique character Archetype for The Dragon, a new member of Wild who seeks to reclaim their birthright while their enemies (The Ordo Draconis) hunt them to extinction
  • A separate document for players on playing The Dragon, including detailed explanations of the Dragon's moves and mechanics
  • Detailed instructions for running a campaign using The Dragon for the Master of Ceremonies, the player who portrays the political machination of the powers-that-be

Urban Shadows makes use of the same rules-light engine as Apocalypse World, Monsterhearts, and Dungeon World—while drawing on fiction as diverse as The Wire, The Dresden Files, and The Shield—to create a game of urban politics and supernatural drama. Packed with mechanics that create hard choices and meaningful fiction, this game is easy for new players to learn and complex enough to play again and again. 

You once ruled with tooth and claw. Will you reclaim your throne?

 
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Ian M April 13, 2018 4:02 pm UTC
Looks cool! What does "limited edition" mean in this context, if anything?
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Sebastian D April 14, 2018 4:33 pm UTC
As far as I understand it, it's a playbook that initially was available only to the backers of the Kickstarter (see also: https://www.reddit.com/r/PBtA/comments/82h0u7/urban_shadows/)
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Mark T April 14, 2018 7:37 pm UTC
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Hey Ian!

In general, "limited edition playbooks" are outside of the normal set we published with the corebook. They tend to warp or change core elements of the game, so we recommend people use them a bit sparingly. In this case, The Dragon includes a specific organization (The Ordo Draconis)!
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Ian M April 18, 2018 8:55 am UTC
Thanks for your reply -- that makes sense!
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This title was added to our catalog on April 12, 2018.