SLLSWRD has launched intending to develop innovative tabletop RPGs with an OSR feel and new school appeal.
The new publishing house is a joint venture of Daniel D. Fox and Adam Rose, known for Zweihänder. Fox created the game, and Adam Rose owns Grim & Perilous Studios.
However, the first project is Gangs of Kahabro, powered by Free League Publishing’s Year Zero Engine.
We’re told that the game takes place in the mysterious, labyrinthine city of Kahabro, which provides an enthralling backdrop for players to explore. To provide a fully immersive experience for RPG enthusiasts, the game’s narrative blends the theatricality of the cult classic film The Warriors, the soapy betrayals of the hit TV programme The Sopranos, and the gritty metropolitan backdrop of Kahabro.
Players in Gangs of Kahabro will take on the roles of knaves from numerous criminal factions striving for power and dominance in the city. As they attempt to establish their gang as the dominating force in Kahabro, they will traverse a complex web of relationships, betrayals, and political intrigue.
Gamers can personalise their gangs, build their havens, plan their criminal businesses, and form rival gangs to compete for city control.
While the game used YZE, it started with Zweihänder in mind, and the result is a mashup of both. The system combines the Zweihänder’s action point-based economics for tactical fighting with the Year Zero Engine’s narrative techniques, resulting in a novel approach to managing characters and gang territory in Kahabro.
Dejan Mandic, the art director of Zweihänder, Main Gauche, Endless Night of Lockwood, and Flames of Freedom, will illustrate the book in black-and-white, combining the evocative scenery with a black-and-white aesthetic.
Via SLLWRD Games.
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