WHAT IS CITY OF MIST RPG?

Here’s the lowdown: City of Mist is a modern city where legends are real people. Heroes, tricksters, and monsters are reborn inside ordinary people, regular Joes and Janes, who gain supernatural powers connected to their legendary alter-egos.

The mystical veil of the Mist hides these miraculous powers from the other, sleepwalking residents of the City. It makes armor look like a flak vest and fire breathing like a cheap party trick or a gas leak explosion, so no-one ever knows about the legendary. Modern-day legends exploit this to run secret lives and insidious organizations behind the veil of the Mist.

This is your City: gritty, corrupt, and rife with magic and mystery.

 

PLAY AS

"RIFTS"

ORDINARY PEOPLE WITH LEGENDARY POWERS

Player characters in City of Mist are ordinary people in whom a legend has awakened. You play a unique combination of a real-life persona and a legendary Mythos, from a street-cleaner with the powers of the Monkey King to a fashion tycoon who is the incarnation of Aphrodite. Your life is a game of balance between magic and normality.

 

Together with your ragtag crew of Rifts, you will hit the dark streets to uncover the insidious forces at play in your City, confront ancient legends in modern-day guise, and discover what you truly are... 

 

DIVE INTO THE

INVESTIGATION

AND UNCOVER THE CITY'S UNSPEAKABLE TRUTHS...

Someone is running the show in this City, and it's up to you to find out who. You need to talk to the right people, ask the right questions, and sometimes take answers by force. Are you doing it out of the kindness of your heart or because you have a stake in the matter? Either way, the truth must be revealed.

For gamemasters, both new and experienced, City of Mist makes writing investigative adventures easy, using the Iceberg Model. Check out the MC Toolkit below for a complete case-writing guide.

 

A NEW

CINEMATIC

GAME SYSTEM 

Inspired by super-powered noir graphic novels and TV shows, the City of Mist game system encourages you to get creative and experience cinematic moments with every action you take.

  • Intuitive and easy to learn: suited to new and veteran players

  • Classless yet guided character creation characters built purely out of descriptive tags, with dozens of improvements to choose from

  • Dramatic actions: choosing between different possible outcomes propels the story forward

  • No hit points: use descriptive conditions (physical, social, magical, emotional, etc.) with tangible game effects

  • Unique evolution rules: simulate the ups-and-downs of your hero's life

GET STARTED

Download the free Quick Start PDF or pick up one of the City of Mist books:

 
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