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 with most Pelgrane publications, this supplement exists in a world of instantaneous oceans of information, and 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 the eighth installment of the Ken Writes About Stuff subscription, or it’s available as a stand-alone from the store. If you have subscribed to KWAS, Looking Glass: Mumbai is now on your order receipt page, so all you have to do is click on the new link in your order email. (If you can’t find your receipt email, you can get another one sent to you by entering your email address here).
You can read a review of Looking Glass: Mumbai on RPG Geek here.
|Stock #: PELH09D||Author: Kenneth Hite|
|Artist: Jeff Porter||Pages: 11pg PDF|