A downloadable ruse

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YOU WANT TO BELIEVE

The world has gone to shit, but there’s something behind it all.

YOU’RE WILLING TO RISK IT ALL

You have four insecurity tracks. If any reach six, you’ve been made.

One track starts at three. The others begin at one.

  • PHYSICAL
  • PSYCHIC
  • PERSONAL
  • SOCIETAL

YOU USED TO BE SOMEBODY

What did you do? That experience may come in handy.

MAKE A NAME FOR YOURSELF

Updated 21 days ago
StatusReleased
CategoryPhysical game
Rating
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Authorseanfsmith
Tagsalien, Cyberpunk, Horror, megacorp, x-files

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Perfidious Racket is a Cthulhu Dark style game of conspiracy horror. It's got a bit of X-Files, but through a slightly grimier and more cynical lens.

It's also very compact. There isn't a lot of dressing on the engine, just roll d6 for skill and d6 for consequences and if your consequences is over your skill there's consequences.

That said, this works in its favor. Perfidious Racket has flavor, atmosphere, and a solid gameplay loop all in just a few pages. As a result, it's extremely easy to pick up, and you'll reliably get compelling gameplay out of it.

Overall, I'd recommend getting a copy if you like games that are really easy to start, games with a pulpy tone, and games that lean on atmosphere to sell a modern setting of paranoia, grey aliens, and martian demons.