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A modern-day game of drugs, money and magic in the American southwest.


There are borders everyone sees: the looming fence with its sporadic observation platforms, the tags claiming this block or that in the name of a local gang or drug cartel, and the wrought-iron fences surrounding gated communities.

There are borders that are real only in our minds, like the imaginary lines that divide country from country, or one race from another.

But in this little southwestern town, another border reveals itself to those gifted with the power to see it: the veil between the worlds. Even today, the old ways of magic are still taught; spells, curses, visions and transformations are still practiced, and opposing clans are locked in a daily battle that no policia would ever understand.


OTHER BORDERS is a tabletop roleplaying game based on DramaSystem by Robin D. Laws, and influenced by D. Vincent Baker's Apocalypse World engine.  This Standalone Edition contains all you need to play (except 2 standard dice).


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Th R May 06, 2017 5:12 pm UTC
Is this a co-operative or competitive game?
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Tod F May 06, 2017 5:26 pm UTC
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I'd say cooperative, but dramatic.

Just as in most story games, everyone at the table is cooperating in creating a story. And just as in most RPGs, there is a GM who will at times present the players with adversities and consequences. Like all DramaSystem games, the dynamics are geared to generate lots of interesting drama between characters whose lives are intertwined, like an adult telenovella with an ensemble cast.

OTHER BORDERS includes a wide range of character types - for instance, you can play anything from a border patrol officer to a gang member to a shop owner to a sorcerer to a cop to a druglord - so depending on the character types chosen by the players, there may be direct conflict between player characters, or they may choose to all be "on the same side". But even if they choose to oppose each other, they're still not really "competing" with each other. It's all about the drama. :-)
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