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Poor Amongst the Stars - a new setting for Malandros

October 6, 2017

Jaye foster has released Poor Amongst the Stars – the first supplement for the game that someone volunteered to write without me having to ask them first! You can get it here on the Porcupine DriveThruRPG page:

Here's the produc…

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Malandros nominated for Indie Groundbreaker Award

August 3, 2017

The Malandros RPG has been nominated for the Best Setting category in the upcoming Indie Groundbreaker Awards! It's in some stellar company including Lovecraftesque, #Feminism and the Magischola LARP. 

Winners will be announced at this year's GenCon.


You can find the announcement of…

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Merry Christmas - here's an early gift!

December 20, 2016

To celebrate the festive season, I am making The Sydney Razor Gangs available free of charge. 

It's a 26-page PDF supplement for Malandros (which itself has a free online version at ), containing setting material about Sydney's underworld in the 1920s and 30s…

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Malandros in the Bundle of Holding

September 19, 2016

Now's a great time to get Malandros -- head to
where it's part of a collection of great indie games at an extraordinary price, along with the São Roque quickstart supplement.

Even if you already have it, here's what else you'll find in the …

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Malandros in print + supplements

May 27, 2016

You can now buy Malandros as a softcover or hardcover book!

Also available are the first two PDF supplements for the game: Other Borders, Tod Foley's magical realist modern-day setting near the Mexican border, and Aluminium Wars, Mark Galeotti's 1990s Russian setting, taking your game into …

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Malandros - PDF available

April 5, 2016

Malandros is now available in PDF for US$10 (or $9 if you post on social media about it first).

Click here to buy it via Payhip:



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Against the Unknown: free reference PDFs

February 2, 2016

Play resources for Against the Unknown are now available for free download.

The folder contains three PDFs:

  • a blank character sheet
  • a player's reference sheet, with the key rules contained on a single page
  • the Against the Unknown GM's guide, which contains advice on running the game, se…

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Malandros: interview with RPG Notícias

January 6, 2016

This article first appeared in Portuguese, on RPG Notícias, and is reproduced here in English with the kind permission of the author, Thiago Rosa.

Like most cariocas, I have a love-hate relationship with imperial Rio. On the one hand, it gave rise to various iconic elements of the city and cement…

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Malandros Kickstarter completed - but you can still be a backer

January 5, 2016

The Kickstarter for Malandros raised £1861, reaching all its stretch goals but one.

If you weren't able to back the project during the Kickstarter, you can now do so via Payhip.

Click here to go to the Payhip page, where you can buy the ebook for US$16.

You'll immediately get the basic version o…

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