Public Databurst // Touched: A Darkening Alley
Happy New Year, Backers!
If you backed at the PDF level and higher, you should all be getting an email from DTRPG with a download code for Touched: A Darkening Alley. This book introduces a touch of eldritch horror to The Sprawl along with a new specialist playbook, the Antiquarian, to help you probe into those secrets that humanity was not meant to know. It also features an amazing piece of cover art by Dawn Carlos.
As I type this (at 12:46pm, Jan 13 2019, ET) those emails are going out, so if you didn't get one soon after you read this, send me a message through Kickstarter and I'll resend your code.
Touched is a cyber-fantasy setting for The Sprawl. It was the second stretch goal from the Kickstarter--and probably most hotly awaited--and it's not finished yet. As I've mentioned before, Steve Wallace has imagined a three-part setting for this, and its expanded from the original 50 page brief. The first part (A Darkening Alley) presents an eldritch horror take on The Sprawl; the second part, Touched Prime, will take familiar "elves and magic" approach; and the third (Rental) will based around magical transhumanism. Touched Prime is almost complete (including a sweet cover by Toma Feizo Gas, artist of the original cover for The Sprawl) and will be out later this year. Rental is still being written, so will be further off.
My plan is to get the first two parts out to you in PDF form, then release more material for the settings (including a couple of missions that Steve and I are working on) and eventually publish all three parts of the setting, and the supplementary material, as a PoD book. But in the short term, these will be digital only.
That's all for now. May your missions be free of Horrors!