Into the Long Night
A noir roleplaying game by
Bastien Lecouffe Deharme
Blinking neon lights and cigarette smoke.
Smell of whisky and gun powder.
Mechanical bodies lying in the moonlight, and rain washing the blood away.
Set in a dark future heavily influenced by the 80’s, RETROCITY Into the Long Night is a roleplaying game created by author and illustrator Bastien Lecouffe Deharme based on his 2011 graphic novel Memories of Retrocity. A noir game of urban action and investigation in a dystopian American city of 2050.
Players incarnate police officers, members of the prestigious unit called The Watch, going through their daily routines, within the walls of the tormented Retrocity: the city devouring the souls of its inhabitants.
Retrocity has a mystic, an inherent darkness. RETROCITY Into the Long Night is a haunted experience. Players embody individuals struggling with who they are, in a sinister city feeding on the inclines of mankind, figuratively and literally. Retrocity is an adult, and gritty game involving narrative tension, psychological violence, and existential struggle. It is a symbolic delirium and a dark metaphor.
WHAT DO WE PLAY?
Whether they are fresh-faced rookies coming straight out of the Academy, or veterans who have been walking the streets and the back alleys for more than 20 years, the characters in RETROCITY Into the Long Night are police officers from the Retrocity Police Department.
Guardians of the remnant of some kind of justice, the Officers are not immune to the City’s corrupted influence. Retrocity itself triggers their worst inclinations, desires, and fears, leading them through a hidden path within the maze of the streets, toward their own perdition.
Beat cops on patrol, detectives, or members of the special unit called The Watch, the players will experience the reality of the everyday life as cops, navigating their career within the massive American ultrapolis of 2050: Retrocity.
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The Silence of the Lambs
Carpenter in general
Top of the Lake
Le Roi et l'Oiseau
In the mouth of Madness
The Sisters of Mercy
The Legendary Pink Dots
Townes Van Zandt
The Young Gods
Morthem Vlade Art
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