Think of Conan seeking for the Maltese Falcon, or Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser in the Big Sleep, set in Lankhmar. This is Sword Noir. Inspired by mashing up the novels and stories of Raymond Chandler, Dashiell Hammett, Robert E Howard, and Fritz Leiber, in Sword Noir: A Role-Playing Game of Hardboiled Sword & Sorcery, characters’ morals are shifting at best and absent at worst. The atmosphere is dark and hope is frail or completely absent. Violence is deadly and fast. Trust is the most valued of commodities-life is the cheapest. Grim leaders weave labyrinthine plots which entangle innocents. Magic exists and can be powerful, but it takes extreme dedication to learn, extorts a horrible price, and is slow to conjure. Now is the time for your characters to walk down mean streets, drenched in rain, hidden in fog, and unravel mysteries, murders, and villainy.
|Publisher||Sword's Edge Publishing|
|Artist||Ed Northcott, Robert Wakefield, Melodie Wakefield|
|Size||6X9 inches/15X23 cm, 100 pages|