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City of Mist

Monday 30 August 2021
In August 2021 we presented the City of Mist Bundle featuring City of Mist, the comic-book epic-myth neo-noir detective RPG from Son of Oak Studio about ordinary people with legendary powers who search for truth in a mysterious metropolis.

In City of Mist, myths and legends are born into modern-day people. Hardboiled detectives and cunning mob lords hold the mythic powers of characters like Alice in Wonderland, the Monkey King, and Gilgamesh. This City is teeming with strange places infused with modern mythology, Mist-shrouded alleys lead to cavernous fairy halls. Legend-powered villains, crooks, and psychos like the Snow Queen, Jade Emperor, and Gingerbread Witch run rampant.

Your City of Mist character is a one-of-a-kind combination of a myth, legend, or fairy tale with a modern-day walk of life — detective, vigilante, homemaker. Described using tags, your abilities, gear, and personality are completely unconstricted by fixed lists of classes, powers, or attributes. Whether you play a cynical private eye or a back-alley hero wannabe, it’s up to you and your crew to unravel the mysteries and conspiracies hidden behind the Mist, a mystical veil that prevents the unwitting City residents from seeing legendary powers. Face off against other modern-day legends, even while you struggle to balance everyday life with the Mythos inside you.

Using a simple but powerful narrative system, skillfully adapted from the Apocalypse Engine, along with custom tag-based motivation and advancement rules, City of Mist combines the super-detective mood of Daredevil and Jessica Jones with mythic themes out of the Fables comics and Neil Gaiman’s American Gods. The excellent City of Mist website has lots of background, free downloads, how-to-play videos, and reviews — including a nice November 2020 video review by Bundle friend Dave Thaumavore.

This bargain-priced offer presented the complete City of Mist Player’s Guide and MC Toolkit core rulebooks (funded in a big August 2018 Kickstarter campaign), the Starter Set (from a November 2019 Kickstarter), and many sourcebooks and cases — everything you need for a complete urban fantasy campaign in the mean streets of this haunted city. There were five titles in our Starter Collection (retail value $75) as DRM-free .PDF ebooks, including the introductory All-Seeing Eye Investigations Starter Set, the complete City of Mist Player’s Guide and MC Toolkit core rulebooks, ten full-color Location Maps, and the MC Screen.

Those who paid more than the threshold (average) price also got our entire Bonus Collection with nine more titles worth an additional $88, including the player options rules expansion If Dreams Could Kill, the Council of Avatars sourcebook Don’t Believe the Truth, the three-case story arc The Personal Vein (Broken Glass, Carnival of Machines, and Killing Her Softly), three District mini-sourcebooks (Independence, La Colonia de Sombras, and Tourist Trap) and the five-track City of Mist Soundtrack.

Ten percent of each payment (after gateway fees) went to this City of Mist offer’s pandemic-related charity, Direct Relief. Direct Relief gets protective gear and critical care medications to health workers, with emergency deliveries to medical facilities across the US and to regional response agencies across the world.