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N.O.W. The Modern Action Roleplaying Game v1.2

N.O.W. The Modern Action Roleplaying Game v1.2

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  • Elite spies fight ninjas on snow-covered rooftops.
  • Martial-artists perform incredible chi-powered feats.
  • Technology-laden burglars infiltrate wealthy corporations.
  • Mutants with extra-ordinary powers hide themselves from the public.
  • Soldiers of fortune help those who cannot help themselves.
  • Dark vigilantes prowl the night, hunting cowardly criminals.
  • Artificially enhanced operatives work deep behind enemy lines.
  • Rugged explorers uncover ancient ruins and long-lost treasures.
  • Lone crusaders investigate crimes where the authorities cannot.

Play a secret agent, a weary investigator, an elite hacker, or a shadowy ninja. Are you a roving reporter, a kung-fu expert, or a weathered soldier? Dozen of modern careers await you!

This roleplaying game allows you to create and run adventures in any modern setting, from the late 1800s to the 21st century.

  • Four heritages (Human, Mutant, Augmented, and Chosen) and dozens of careers from lawyers to ninjas which allow you to create any modern character with a fun, intuitive life-path system.
  • A wide variety of modern equipment, from the weapons of WW2 to the high-tech gadgets of secret agents. Drive an Aston Martin DB5, brandish a Magnum .45, or use an experimental jetpack. 
  • Full rules for running the game, including fast but tactical combat, environments, and extended martial arts and vehicle rules.
  • Extensive guidelines for building your own contemporary game setting, including rules of creating careers, foes, and more, with discussions concerning genre, themes and technology.

Whether you're an elite team operating undercover, a military unit, a group of vampire hunters, or apocalyptic survivors, N.O.W. has you covered!

This is a What's O.L.D. is N.E.W. core rulebook.

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Michael M June 19, 2018 7:17 pm UTC
Unable to order PDF. Keeps putting hardback in cart.
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Russ M June 19, 2018 8:47 pm UTC
How odd. It works for me. Are you sure you're selecting the correct option?
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Theodore G June 01, 2018 3:08 am UTC
Is this just Modern Core, Modern Equipment and Action Careers put together as one book? Is there anything extra like how NEW and OLD have supplements included? Also, are the individual books updated to 1.2 already? They all seem to be last updated in 2017.
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Russ M June 01, 2018 8:14 am UTC
And Modern Worlds. The other books were 1.2 already, except Action Careers which predates 1.2. It is 1.2 in this book, however.
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Theodore G June 02, 2018 9:52 pm UTC
Will Action Careers eventually get updated?
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Stephen G May 29, 2018 10:38 pm UTC
So this is updating daily now?
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Andrew Choon Sim H May 28, 2018 4:46 am UTC
What page is the character sheet on in this book? I'm reading it on a mobile.
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Russ M May 28, 2018 1:32 pm UTC
Redownload the file - it was updated this morning, as the character sheet had not been added. It's right at the end.
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Andrew Choon Sim H May 28, 2018 5:41 pm UTC
Thank you for the update
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Lee S May 26, 2018 5:43 am UTC
What the hell. I clicked on the link in my Yahoo email account from EN Publishing... "The third complete game in the What's OLD is NEW trilogy is finally here! And for a short time, you can grab the PDF for just $10!" but when the link came up the price was $12.97.
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Russ M May 26, 2018 8:03 am UTC
I’m not sure what could have happened there Lee, but the PDF is definitely on sale at $10 right now. Maybe you had something else in your shopping cart?
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Lee S May 27, 2018 1:32 am UTC
I don't know either. But it shows up on the sales page is what it shows up as for the price:

N.O.W. The Modern Action Roleplaying Game v1.2
From EN Publishing
Watermarked PDF $12.97CAD
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Stephen S May 27, 2018 3:06 pm UTC
@Lee_S, that's in CAD funds. So the price is $10 USD.
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michael B May 25, 2018 11:21 pm UTC
Will there be a physical book available as well? I have physical copies of all the other WOIN products as well as pdfs.
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Dan H May 26, 2018 12:26 am UTC
A voucher for it was an option in the kickstarter, so I would think it will be available eventually.
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Ben B May 26, 2018 5:13 am UTC
It will come :)
From what I've read on the WOIN Facebook groups, the PDF versions tend to be processed faster than the print versions.
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Russ M May 26, 2018 8:04 am UTC
Yep, the hardcover is coming soon.
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