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RETROCITY

Into the Long Night

A noir roleplaying game by

Bastien Lecouffe Deharme

 

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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.

INFLUENCES

In random order

The Silence of the Lambs

Bladerunner

True Detective

The Shield

Carpenter in general

Sergio Leone

Top of the Lake

Le Roi et l'Oiseau

The Fall

Bladerunner 2049

x-files

Justified

In the mouth of Madness

Nick cave

Brazil

James Ellroy

P.K.Dick

Kurosawa

Raymond Chandler

Ultravox

Chester Himes

Alphaville

Jo Nesbo

The Sisters of Mercy

Alfred Hitchcock

The Legendary Pink Dots

Bernard Herrmann

The Untouchable

Sharp Objects

Q Lazzarus

Wyatt Earp

Joy Division

Covenant

Townes Van Zandt

Front 242

Anne Clark

Mad Max

Dalek

The Young Gods

Morthem Vlade Art

Harry Callahan

The Hacker

Drive

And so many others ...

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