Arcane Crimes Division: A History of Magic


You are a detective assigned to the Arcane Crimes Division in the sprawling, fantasy, city of Polarity. Together with your partner, you investigate magic and supernatural crimes, engage in thrilling chases and confront monsters and scoundrels. All while trying to keep your Captain’s blood-pressure from boiling over and consigning you to paperwork-hell.

Detectives in the Arcane Crimes Division have exceptional skills and abilities; born from battle, scarred by magic, or drawn from long criminal experience. These abilities provide detectives with unique advantages when working a case, conducting a chase, or resolving a conflict. During each shift, teams of detectives battle the clock, pursuing leads across the city to unravel crimes, and bring the guilty to justice, before it’s too late.

Play as a Siege Automaton, powered by magic and steam; a Spell-Runner, skilled at navigating deadly dungeons, a Crimson Court Vampire, ageless and unnaturally attractive; a Blade, acrobatic and fearless and many more.

This game works best when detectives riff off their partners, so be prepared to collaborate and lean-into the genre. This game will form part of a final playtest phase of game development.

Arcane Crimes Division
Number of Players: 
4 or 6
System Knowledge: 
Not Needed
Buddy Cops
Genre Knowledge: 
Not Needed
Role-playing Knowledge: 
Not Required
Brooklyn 99 & Guards, Guards
Age / Maturity: 
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This game is teen-friendly: