Category Archives: Night’s Black Agents

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Special Relationships Are Not Special Snowflakes (Or At Least, Not If You Do Them Right)

by Lisa Padol When I first started running the Dracula Dossier, setting up the 1894 group, one of my players wanted a special relationship with Dracula. They wanted to have had their character have met Dracula as a child and for Dracula to have taken a liking to them. After all, the player argued, just […]

The Zalozhniphone Quatrefaction

Big Bloody Spoilers for both The Zalozhniy Quartet and The Persephone Extraction in this article. Don’t read if you’re a Night’s Black Agents player. Here, have some deliberate disinformation so you don’t accidentally read anything important.   DRACULA’S BEHIND EVERYTHING   EDOM STANDS FOR ENGLISH DEFENDERS OF MAGIC   YOU ARE UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF […]

Dispatches from the Dossier: Volume 2

Recently retrieved from The Royal Opera House, London. Edom Operatives believe “O.” to be Olivia Liu, informant working with anti-vampire operatives in Europe. A full report of the events at the opera house are contained here. (Hastily handwritten text reads: “I heard you were here. We need to talk. O.”

Dispatches from the Dossier: Volume 1

A group of unknown antagonists recently rescued a reporter from a kill squad in Marrakesh; they were then spotted in London at the site of an assassination. What follows is an intercepted internal memo from a mysterious organization calling itself EDOM. Interested agents who want a more detailed account of the events as they transpired […]

Heat

by Adam Gauntlett Running all over Europe shooting vampires attracts attention from governments, police agencies, and other unsympathetic official observers. Night’s Black Agents represents this attention, and the concomitant investigations and pursuits, with the abstract value of Heat. If you make it go Boom, there are consequences. What should those consequences be? How can they […]

My Favorite GUMSHOE Ability with Gareth Ryder-Hanrahan

In our third Pelgrane Video Dispatch, Gareth Ryder-Hanrahan reveals his favorite GUMSHOE ability. Robin’s was obvious. Many guessed Ken’s. But can you predict Gar’s answer? Only a click on the video will tell the tale! Night’s Black Agents by Kenneth Hite puts you in the role of a skilled intelligence operative fighting a shadow war […]

My Favorite GUMSHOE Ability with Kenneth Hite

Our new Pelgrane Video Dispatches series continues with Ken’s favorite GUMSHOE ability. Robin’s was easy to predict. Will Ken’s choice come as a surprise? Night’s Black Agents by Kenneth Hite puts you in the role of a skilled intelligence operative fighting a shadow war against vampires in post-Cold War Europe. Play a dangerous human weapon, a […]

Network

by Adam Gauntlett In Night’s Black Agents, the Network ability represents your network of professional contacts. It works something like Cover in play; at any time, you may reveal or remember the existence of a member of your network in a given city … Walther PPK, 7.65 millimeter. Only three men I know use such […]

Trust

by Adam Gauntlett In Night’s Black Agents, Trust provides a modular system for tracking and modelling variable trust within a team of agents … Being trusted by a fellow agent lets you help her out in a pinch – or betray her far more effectively. TRUCE, n. Friendship. TRUTHFUL, adj. Dumb and illiterate. TWICE, adv. […]

Call of Chicago: The Best Dagger Is A Better Cloak

“I said to him, ‘What disguise will hide me from the world?’ … He looked at me with his large but indecipherable face. ‘You want a safe disguise, do you? You want a dress which will guarantee you harmless; a dress in which no one would ever look for a bomb?’ I nodded. He suddenly […]

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