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Urban Shadows is an urban fantasy game based on Apocalypse World. Urban Shadows focuses on the drama and violence of a dark city steeped with supernatural politics.

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What references should I use for how Fae look in urban shadows games?

I'm aware the answer is always: ask the Fae player. The problem is that no one in my gaming group knows where to start. We are Spaniards using the Spanish version of the game and, in this copy, they ...
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Do hunters "even the playing field" by crippling themselves?

One of the initial questions to the hunter is: What terrible thing have you done to yourself to help even the playing field? Is that something that hunters usually do? They cripple themselves if ...
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Why did 'Let it out' change so much from Urban Shadows 1e to 2e?

In my Urban Shadows 2e quickstart the basic move 'Let it out' reads: LET IT OUT When you let out the power within you, choose an ability from your playbook and roll with Spirit. On a hit, mark ...
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How does Urban Shadows: Second Edition differ from the original?

Urban Shadows: Second Edition is currently only available as a quickstart PDF on DriveThruRPG. As I wait for my physical copy to arrive, I'm wondering: What significant things were specifically ...
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Providing prophecies without constraining future player actions?

I'm running an Urban Shadows game, and two of the players came up with a prophecy that was to be announced by some NPCs. It sounded exciting, so I encouraged them and rolled with it. When it came time ...
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What can I do to stem the growing number of rumours?

So in Urban Shadows at the start of each session each player is spotlighted a faction and has to provide a rumour about that faction to the MC. This is great but the problem is that with 4 players we ...
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