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Night's Black Agents

Night's Black Agents

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Night's Black Agents has been nominated for five ENnie awards for Best Rules, Best Interior Art, Best Rules, Best Writing and Product of the Year. Find out why!ENnie Award Nomination Logo

The Cold War is over. Bush’s War is winding down.

You were a shadowy soldier in those fights, trained to move through the secret world: deniable and deadly.

Then you got out, or you got shut out, or you got burned out. You didn’t come in from the cold. Instead, you found your own entrances into Europe’s clandestine networks of power and crime. You did a few ops, and you asked even fewer questions. Who gave you that job in Prague? Who paid for your silence in that Swiss account? You told yourself it didn’t matter.

It turned out to matter a lot. Because it turned out you were working for vampires.

Vampires exist. What can they do? Who do they own? Where is safe? You don’t know those answers yet. So you’d better start asking questions. You have to trace the bloodsuckers’ operations, penetrate their networks, follow their trail, and target their weak points. Because if you don’t hunt them, they will hunt you. And they will kill you.

Or worse.

Nights Black Agents

Night’s Black Agents brings the GUMSHOE engine to the spy thriller genre, combining the propulsive paranoia of movies like Ronin and The Bourne Identity with supernatural horror straight out of Bram Stoker. Investigation is crucial, but it never slows down the action, which explodes with expanded options for bone-crunching combat, high-tech tradecraft, and adrenaline-fueled chases.

Updating classic Gothic terrors for the postmodern age, Night’s Black Agents presents thoroughly modular monstrosity: GMs can build their own vampires, mashup their own minions, kitbash their own conspiracies to suit their personal sense of style and story. Rules options let you set the level of betrayal, grit, and action in your game. Riff from the worked examples or mix and match vampiric abilities, agendas, and assets for a completely custom sanguinary spy saga.

The included hook adventure gets the campaign going; the included city setting shows you what might be clotting in Marseilles’ veins even now. Rack silver bullets in your Glock, twist a UV bulb into your Maglite, and keep watching the mirrors … and pray you’ve got your vampire stories straight.

As good as the toolkits that Night’s Black Agents provides are, the rules and advice deliver on the game and genre that they promise. Whether it is blood pumping action or heart stopping shocks, Night’s Black Agents is probably best shaken, and definitely has the “Vampire Spy Thriller” staked. - Matthew Pook

Vampires and spies – once you’re past the initial surprise, you’ll see that they work tremendously well in tandem. Well, I think they do, and I think the book’s an absolute knockout. - Sidney Roundwood

Night's Black Agents

 
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Stephen H March 15, 2014 2:17 am UTC
"Bush's war"? Then why wasn't the Cold War "Truman's war"? Besides, don't you mean "the Clintons' war"? After all they were just two of the many prominent democrats who supported or voted for the war, and said that Sadam had weapons of mass destruction, which have now turned up in Syria as it was predicted. And remember, BJ Clinton let the Big Bad go.

I don't come here for politics. I come to take a break from it. I bought Cthulhu 101 today, and am enjoying it. Thanks.

Stephen
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Thomas H April 16, 2014 9:37 pm UTC
This is a book about clandestine operatives and the reference is not to either Gulf War but what is, arguably, the second major phase of clandestine history; Bush's War on Terror. There is nothing pejorative inherent in the reference.
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Thomas H April 16, 2014 9:38 pm UTC
should have said recent clandestine history of course.
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Simon R April 28, 2014 10:57 pm UTC
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The book was written by staunch Republican Ken Hite, so is not an insult. I might change the copy in any case as it's getting out of date.
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Stephen H April 29, 2014 12:43 am UTC
I wanted to remind whoever wrote the copy above that there was bipartisan support for the war. This is the first time in our country's history when I've heard of a war often described as belonging to a president. Presidents don't go to war. Troops go to war. Hopefully the country is behind them. If so, it's America's war on terror, or whatever the current administration calls it. I'm a veteran. Calling it Bush's war is offensive to me. Whether it was intended to be offensive or not isn't really the point. You have the right to say what you want, but you don't get to control the reaction I have. If I'm the only customer here who is bothered by the terminology, so be it. The individual is the world's smallest minority.
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Simon R May 22, 2014 5:16 pm UTC
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Did you read any of the replies above?

Bush's War refers to the War on Terror, not the Gulf War. You'd have to ask Ken, who is a staunch Republican, why he chose that language.
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