Crime is running rampant in the Crescent City. Do you have what it takes to crack the next big case?
Welcome to the Big Easy!
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Are you ready to clean up the mean streets of New Orleans?
JEALOUSY... BETRAYAL... MURDER...
It’s 1935 and death's a way of life on the mean streets of New Orleans, but you're a gumshoe on a case and you have a job to do. You need to find who committed the crime, why they did it, and then you have to prove it.
But solving a case this juicy isn’t fun and games. Most folks don’t want their dirty laundry aired out. And when you go poking around in dark corners, sometimes you turn up something much worse than an ugly mug with a heater.
Still, your worst enemies just might be the other gumshoes trying to beat you to the solution.
YOU CAN’T TRUST ANYONE IN THE BIG EASY.
The Big Easy is a card game set in the roleplaying world of Deadlands Noir, and designed by Deadlands Noir creator John Goff.
Players take the role of a hard-boiled detective in a race for clues to solve the a brutal crime. The first gumshoe to gather three clues wins.
But of course, it's not so easy. At every turn you might face a fearsome foe or deadly obstacle to your investigation. Keep your .45 handy and your wits sharp, and you might make it out alive.
Equip cards represent the gear and gadgets your detective has access to. There are three types of Equip cards, Weapons, Devices, and Getup. You can equip one card of each type.
Equip cards provide a large number of different benefits, but frequently improve your efforts at Investigating locations. Before you can use an Equip card's effects, you must equip it to your detective. Once in play, the card can be used.
Location cards represent the various seedy spots around New Orleans your detective must investigate to find clues.
When you arrive at a location, your detective must face an encounter before investigating the scene. Encounters can be simple obstacles like a barred door or locked safe, but they can also be something much, much worse.
Meddle cards allow you to interfere with the investigations of other detectives. whether by causing an investigation to become harder, delaying an opponent at a location, or forcing them to reveal clues at an inopportune moment, Meddle cards generally serve to throw a wrench in your opponents' carefully laid plans.
In The Big Easy, all players play from the same deck of cards as they move around the city in search of a suspect, motive, and a piece of evidence. The first player to come up with all three clues wins the game and solves the case.
Let's take a look at the various cards you'll need to use to become a crack investigator.
What's in the Box?
Inside The Big Easy box you'll find everything you need to play.
"There are unscrupulous types wherever you turn in this town, but that just means you can usually find whatever you need... if you have the money to grease the right palms."
In addition to your detective card, you also use the corresponding character token to mark your gumshoe's current location in New Orleans.
Each player chooses one of the detectives at the start of the game. Each gumshoe has their own special ability and brings something unique to the investigation.
Each location belongs to a different neighborhood, and each neighborhood can only have three locations attached at any one time. Once a location has given up a clue it is discarded, so you will need to travel around New Orleans to solve this mystery.
From ghouls and ghosts to the hardboiled harrowed undead and voodoo practitioners, New Orleans is home to a host of murderous menaces. If your detective is well prepared, and perhaps a little lucky, you can overcome the encounter and try to search the location for clues.
You can also use Meddle cards to counter your opponents' meddling, so you must weigh up what the best use is of these versatile cards.
New Orleans 1935
If you're unfamiliar with the world of Deadlands and Deadlands Noir, you've been missing out!
Deadlands is the original Weird West roleplaying game: an award winning property that's been around for decades.
Set in the mythical Weird West, players take the role of grizzled frontier types, mad scientists, saloon gals, and much more, to rid the west of the horrors spawned by the earth-shattering event known as "the Reckoning".
In 2012 Pinnacle expanded the Deadlands storyline to Depression-era New Orleans with the Deadlands Noir Kickstarter campaign. Written by long-time Pinnacle author John Goff, the mean streets of the Big Easy made the perfect backdrop for a new generation of Deadlands stories.
The immense success of the campaign led to additional Noir products, and soon after that John Goff began work on the card game that would eventually become The Big Easy.
To check out the roleplaying books for Deadlands Noir, visit the Pinnacle site at www.peginc.com.
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