The city is decaying. Not the decay that comes in the aftermath of a major catastrophe, but the type that comes after a hundred years of misuse and abuse by people. It’s getting bad. There are parts of the city no one goes to unless they are looking for trouble. Even the people who live there don’t go out at night. If they do, they are part of the problem.
The not blighted parts of the city are filled with those with the power and the money to make it better but they do nothing and in reality make it worse. Even the suburbs and the middle class turn a blind eye to the truth. Preferring to believe that their oasis is free from the drugs, sex, and violence of The City. They of course are wrong. The efforts to gentrify the downtown and other ‘dangerous’ neighborhoods just further the tension in the city. Community groups form and are dismantled legal and socially because they have no power. No matter their case The City wins. It always wins.
Violence is on the rise, suffering is on the rise, anger is on the rise.
Something else is on the rise. Heroes? Fools? Saviors? Recently their have been a rash of citizen vigilantes rising up and taking action into their own hands. Some are organized, some are loners, but all seem to have one goal. Make it better than it is now.
Can you make it better?
The City is a lower power hero game set in a fiction version of Kansas City. You take on the role of a citizen hero to combat the aspects of the city you feel are not being handled by the authorities.
With the rise in violence and abuse there is also the arrival of people with abnormal abilities. Most of these people are the population of vigilantes that are creeping up but not all.
These abilities are not hard coded into the rules. Instead it is assumed that all characters can push themselves slightly beyond what is in human norms. The hero’s can punch a bit harder, run a bit longer, and tell more convincing stories. They can’t jump buildings, fly or shoot fire out their asses. Although minor psychic or magical abilities could pop up. As the game progresses the hope is that it expands organically.
Expect violence, sex, non-PC language, and just about anything else I can think of to make you hate the city enough to want to change it.
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Scenes played: 3
License: Community License