Gears of Defiance is a narrative roleplaying game that explores themes of oppression, resistance, and the bonds of family. Players step into the shoes of second-class Imperial citizens, members of a tyrannical society with limited rights and stripped of privilege. Together they must rely on each-other as they figure out their place in the growing resistance against a powerful Empire, and decide what lines they’re willing to cross for a chance at a better future.
- Create narrative-defined characters by answering a few questions
- Collaborate to create the oppressive Empire, the Family that still resists, and a customized setting that is completely unique for your game.
- Undermine the Empire through peaceful resistance, subtlety and intrigue, or actively on the resistance's front lies
- Track your character's mutable moral and political standing with The Alignment Matrix.
- Rules for one-shots, short-term games, and long campaigns
- Includes six premade settings by top industry talents for instand plug-and-lay!
- 3 Maps you can print out to define and manage your city!