Dangerous Times is a storytelling game, played as a conversation between players, with rules and occasional die rolling to keep things interesting.
One player assumes the role of editor and helps to guide other players, who take the role of reporters, through a prohibition-era New York City that’s recently magic.
During this time, reporters who sought to make the world a better place were known colloquially as “muckrakers”. They worked for social change.
Each session plays out as a single issue of the newspaper. Together, players will build rumors and leads, gather evidence, and turn facts into news articles. At the end, players consider the impacts their publication has made, and whether the world changes for the better or the worse.