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The people of mining colony Norton Outpost are addicted to murder. Kith slaughter kin over petty conflicts and bad habits. A union strike raises tensions to a boiling point. The true killer stalks unseen among protest signs and workers on the edge of chaos in…

Picket Line Tango is a noir-inspired murder mystery adventure in space for the Mothership sci-fi horror RPG. It has everything you need for night after night of thrills, suspense and economic horror, including:

  • 15 new NPCs—each a suspect, each terrified for their lives, two already dead.
  • 12 rundown colony locations bottled up inside an atmospheric dome. Once the PCs go in, no one gets out.
  • The shocking truth about the real killer and new mechanics for generating their grizzly deeds.
  • Tools for running deteriorating strike conditions including a tumultuous timeline, spine-chilling corporate threats, and a chaos tracker primed to send Norton Colony over the edge.
  • Jazzy art on every spread from legendary Spanish illustrator Roque Romero.
  • Hieronymous, a pet bear in a gilded cage.

A 16-page, full-color zine table ready for One-Shots or short Campaigns. Easily adapted to your sci-fi RPG of choice.

Written by Emily Weiss
Illustrated by Roque Romero
Edited by Ian Yusem
Proofreading by Fiona Maeve Geist
Layout by Eric K. Hill

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CategoryPhysical game
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
(16 total ratings)
AuthorIan Yusem
TagsHorror, mothership, OSR, Sci-fi, Tabletop role-playing game


Buy Now$5.00 USD or more

In order to download this adventure you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $5 USD. You will get access to the following files:

Picket_Line_Tango_-_Digital_-_Pages.pdf 3 MB
Picket_Line_Tango_-_Digital_-_Spreads.pdf 3 MB


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If I got the physical copy from a zine site would it possible to get a pdf somehow?

I generally include PDFs with physical purchase, but it's possible I messed up and forgot to send someone the files to use. Where'd you buy it?

Took me a minute to check the sites I buy from but I found it, Spear Witch july 2 of this year

Shoot me a message on Twitter (link's on my creator page). I'll get you sorted.


Love the art style!