N.O.W. The Modern Action Roleplaying Game


  • Elite spies fight ninjas on snow-covered rooftops.

  • Martial-artists perform incredible chi-powered feats.

  • Technology-laden burglars infiltrate wealthy corporations.

  • Mutants with extra-ordinary 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 where the authorities cannot.

Play a secret agent, a weary investigator, an elite hacker, or a shadowy ninja. Are you a roving reporter, a kung-fu expert, or a weathered soldier? Dozen of modern careers await you!

This roleplaying game allows you to create and run adventures in any modern setting, from the late 1800s to the 21st century.

  • Four heritages (Human, Mutant, Augmented, and Chosen) and dozens of careers from lawyers to ninjas which allow you to create any modern character with a fun, intuitive life-path system.

  • A wide variety of modern equipment, from the weapons of WW2 to the high-tech gadgets of secret agents. Drive an Aston Martin DB5, brandish a Magnum .45, or use an experimental jetpack. 

  • Full rules for running the game, including fast but tactical combat, environments, and extended martial arts and vehicle rules.

  • Extensive guidelines for building your own contemporary game setting, including rules of creating careers, foes, and more, with discussions concerning genre, themes and technology.

Whether you're an elite team operating undercover, a military unit, a group of vampire hunters, or apocalyptic survivors, N.O.W. has you covered!

This is a What's O.L.D. is N.E.W. core rulebook.