Cartel: A Mexican Narcofiction Tabletop Roleplaying Game Hardcover
In Cartel, you play bold narcos, naïve spouses, and dirty cops tied to the Sinaloa drug cartel, facing a dangerous game of drugs, money, and power. Navigate dangerous relationships, make desperate plays for money and power, and discover how far you are willing to go to hold on to what is yours. Buena suerte, cabrón.
Cartel is based on the Powered by the Apocalypse system used in Apocalypse World, Urban Shadows, and more. When your character takes an action that fits a move, the move tells you what happens in the story or you roll two six-sided dice to find out. Each move is a tense beat of a narrative, an opportunity for the drama of Cartel to build to a bloody climax.
Cartel creates adult fiction in the vein of Breaking Bad, The Wire, and El Mariachi, making it fun for lovers of crime fiction and Mexican melodramas alike. Cartel has the mechanical strength and narrative flexibility to create stories that are alternately tragic and darkly humorous, set against the backdrop of an eternal drug war.
Designed by Mark Diaz Truman (Our Last Best Hope).