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Precis Intermedia is pleased to announce that it has acquired the intellectual property rights to the Mean Streets roleplaying game line, originally created and published by Mark Bruno and Deep7, LLC respectively. Mean Streets takes the best and bleakest aspects of film noir, presenting a concept with which to role-play cynical private eyes, unscrupulous gangsters, and dangerous femme fatales as portrayed in film noir from the 1940s and better part of the 1950s.

"It's amazing to me that Mean Streets it still going strong after all these years, and is just as popular today (if not more) as it was when first published in 2002," said Mean Streets creator Mark Bruno. "Now, five years later, Mean Streets will see new life breathed into the property through the able-bodied and creative hands of Precis Intermedia."

Means Streets is currently available in its original form as published by Deep7 (and available from Precis Intermedia here), and will continue to be until an already-planned second edition is released jointly by Deep7 and Steampower Publishing, under license from Precis Intermedia. Future editions are also planned for Precis Intermedia game lines, such as a noir add-on for Two-Fisted Tales and as a genreDiversion stand-alone game.

"Precis Intermedia and Deep7 have been partners for years," said Deep7 president Todd Downing. "It only makes sense that they would become the custodians of such a strong property. It's been a solid title for us ever since its release, and I'm looking forward to working with Precis Intermedia on future editions."

For more information about the current incarnation of the Mean Streets roleplaying game and other titles in the line, visit the Deep7 web site at, or purchase them directly from the Precis Intermedia online store (and Deep7's official sales processor) at

Incorporating one of the first e-publishing RPG companies, Precis Intermedia (formerly Politically Incorrect Games) is known for its diverse line-up of clear and concise roleplaying games, as well as its commitment to developing new ways of working with downloadable content. Precis Intermedia's current game lines include HardNova 2, Coyote Trail, and EarthAD 2 for low-cost, ready-to-play entertainment; Iron Gauntlets for customizable heroic fantasy gaming; Active Exploits Diceless for universal diceless roleplaying with that familiar 'dice' feel; Two-Fisted Tales for thrilling pulp action; Story Engine for scene and adjective-based, collaborative roleplaying; and more. For more information, visit the Precis Intermedia web site.

COngrats, Brett! That's a good pick up! What are your plans with it?


Thanks, Clash. As I mentioned in the news, 2 noir supplement for 2FT and a stand-alone GDi noir game.

Excellent stuff, Brett. I'm real interested to see what you're going to do with this one.

Thanks. I'm curious myself :D We'll see in time.


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