From the back cover:
EXPERIENCE ADRENALINE-FUELED ACTION IN THIS VERSATILE TABLETOP GAME OF MODERN ADVENTURE!
Elite spies fight ninjas on snow-covered rooftops.
Martial artists perform incredible chi-powered feats.
Technology-laden burglars infiltrate wealthy corporations.
Mutants with extraordinary powers hide themselves from the public.
Soldiers of fortune help those who cannot help themselves.
Dark vigilantes prowl the night, hunting cowardly criminals.
Artificially enhanced operatives work deep behind enemy lines.
Rugged explorers uncover ancient ruins and long-lost treasures.
Lone crusaders investigate crimes the authorities can't.
Play a secret agent, a weary investigator, an elite hacker, or a shadowy ninja. Are you a nosy roving reporter, a kung-fu expert, or a battle-tested soldier? Dozens of modern careers await you!
This roleplaying game allows you to create and run adventures in any modern setting, from the early 1900s to the 21st century.
- Four heritages (Human, Mutant, Augmented, and Chosen) and dozens of careers-from lawyers to ninjas-allow you to create modern characters with a fun, intuitive life-path system.
- A wide variety of modern equipment, from famous weapons of WW2 to high-tech secret agent gadgets, gives you the chance to drive an Aston Martin DBS, brandish a .44 Magnum, or use an experimental jetpack.
- Full rules for running the game feature fast but tactical combat, environments, and extended martial arts and vehicle rules.
- Extensive guidelines for building your own contemporary game setting walk you through creating careers, foes, and more, with discussions concerning genre, themes, and technology.
Whether you're a team of elite undercover spies assembled to save the world, a unit of military specialists combating an alien invasion, a gang of vampire hunters, or a band of apocalypse survivors, N.O.W. has you covered!