Cover Artists: Jeff Porter
Looking Glass: Mumbai
We look at India’s mightiest metropolis, from its legendary crime syndicates to its glamorous movie colony — and we look beneath it, for vampires and conspiracies and Mythos maneuverings. A “Low and Slow” city setting for many possible GUMSHOE games.
This look at India’s mightiest metropolis, from its legendary crime syndicates to its glamorous movie colony, of necessity holds plenty of rash generalizations, needed for game play and speed of familiarization. More than many cities, Mumbai relishes its contradictions, its vastly rich and abysmally poor literally living side by side.
As this supplement exists in a world of instantaneous oceans of information, it is not intended to be comprehensive. Instead, it combines a few evocative details with broad-brush color. It is intended as a starter, letting you begin cooking Mumbai as a “Low and Slow” city setting for many possible GUMSHOE games. It is a foundation for your own adventures, a framework on which to hang the fruits of your own research.
Looking Glass: Mumbai features the lay of the land, including markets and masses, and three unique backdrops for the main setting, a scenic or thematic element, or just somewhere to stage a fight scene. Ken features Mumbai’s factions, from the mob, to political parties, to the terrorists. Includes nine Mumbai story seeds and hooks, and Mumbai mythos.
Looking Glass: Mumbai is available as part of Ken Writes About Stuff Volume 1.
You can read a review of Looking Glass: Mumbai on RPG Geek here.