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Welcome to Christmas in July! For the rest of July, this digital title has been marked down by 25%! For more values, visit our Christmas in July sale page.

This product is best described by Director Connor Black, in his address to the newest round of fresh recruits:

Sometimes people tell lies for good reasons. Ask any parent who has lied to his child about the loss of a loved one. Ask any man who was ever asked if everything was going to be okay when he knew it would not. Sometimes the truth is too ugly for people to hear. Sometimes if the truth were known it would change everything. It’s these little white lies that people tell their children, men tell their families, and governments tell their people that keep us safe.

The Constitution lists eighteen specific enumerated powers of congress. One is omitted from public view though. The ones you’ve seen are what are shown to the rest of the world but nothing is as transparent as that. Even the founding fathers had spy networks, without which their revolution would have failed in its earliest days. There is indeed a nineteenth power in Article I Section 8. It’s very specific and highly secretive and involves the security of this nation, outside the scope of its military, navy, militia, or even the highly known FBI or CIA.

To execute this power, a bureau within the government exists, layered in secrecy and discretely funded. Bureau 19. New agents have been recruited and are about to be trained, and they stand beside you today. 

I give you one last chance to voluntarily leave, before you learn things that cannot be unlearned. The questions you must now ask yourself: Are you willing to do bad things for good reasons? Are you willing to leave the comfort of ignorance behind, and to take action on the truths you learn? Are you willing to live a life of white lies?

Based on Swords & Wizardry WhiteBox, White Lies brings all the simple elegance of WhiteBox out of the dungeon and into the realm of espionage and paramilitary action and adventure! The digital purchase includes character sheets (both class-specific and blank) and a small Admin toolkit called Echo Team, containing a team of pre-generated level 1 agents for you to use as NPCs or quick players characters.

This product is not affiliated with Covert Ops, our d00lite espionage RPG, though it captures much of the same feel and has some of the researched and developed content repeated or adapted from that product.

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Marvin B July 24, 2017 3:44 pm UTC
Looks like an interesting book, and I like the fact that it's based on my S&W WhiteBox rules, but it was kind of a bummer to see Matt's name there in the credits instead of mine. Matt did the S&W "Complete" rules, but the WB set was my creation.
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Matt M July 24, 2017 5:11 pm UTC
It appears the only place you are credited in White Lies and various other White Box-derived games is in the license info in the very back of the books. Of the other derivates I have, that also seems to be the case with White Star, WWII: Operation White Box, and Ruins & Ronin. (White Box: Fantastic Medieval Adventure Game and The Hero's Journey are both properly credited.) I don't think you'd be out of line in contacting the publishers directly about this issue.
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Bill L May 18, 2018 7:37 pm UTC
I'm so sorry! Please contact me via email and I can see what I can do to get your name in the credits properly. I apologize! I followed the guidelines from other white box implementations, and didn't realize I was carrying on an error.
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BENJAMIN N March 19, 2016 5:37 pm UTC
Sophia B gives a great and comprehensive review of White Lies.
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William L November 16, 2015 5:36 pm UTC
Now that the POD is available, we'll be sending coupon discount codes via email to those who purchased the PDF for a discount on the POD to eliminate any DwD Studios profit. It will be sent later this week, as soon as the workflow here at this site allows us to generate the coupon.
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Pierre S November 17, 2015 6:17 am UTC
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David O November 22, 2015 4:34 am UTC
Arrgh... I Can't figure out how to change my settings so I get emails from RPGNow!
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William L November 23, 2015 9:34 pm UTC
David - if you didn't get it, your mission (if you choose to accept it) is to send me an email with your customer ID and I'll reply with your coupon code :-)
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Jose F December 01, 2015 4:19 am UTC
I don't see a button for POD, just pdf. When will that be available?
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William L December 03, 2015 7:06 pm UTC
It was available but the first group of customers contacted me and OBS claiming that the cover came out orange or brown rather than blood red like my proof looked. I modified color information in the PDF and re-uploaded and am once again waiting on OBS workflow to approve the new file and for me to order a proof. I'm sorry for the delay. I don't know why my proof looked spot-on and the customer purchases differed, but they claimed it was because of my files so yeah.
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Jose F December 09, 2015 4:58 pm UTC
Ok, thanks. I will grab it when it's available.
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Eugene S November 13, 2015 5:14 am UTC
If I buy the pdf and then the book, do I get the price of the pdf taken off?
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William L November 13, 2015 11:36 pm UTC
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Tomas S November 08, 2015 8:33 pm UTC
Will this be offered as a print-on-demand?
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William L November 10, 2015 6:02 am UTC
Yep. We're just waiting on workflow here on OBS
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William L November 08, 2015 12:43 am UTC
I've received a few spelling/grammar errata emails and posts on G+ and over at our site - if anyone finds anything egregious please share with us before the POD is released! In the rush to get this product ready for simultaneous release with the movie SPECTRE, the proofreading was rushed. Any help is appreciated!
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Pierre S November 06, 2015 8:13 pm UTC
Hot damn! A new DWD system.
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