Nahual: A Tabletop RPG of Mexican Urban Fantasy

Created by Miguel Angel Espinoza (Nahual RPG)

Nahual is a Powered by the Apocalypse tabletop RPG about shapeshifters in Mexico who hunt angels to make a living.

Latest Updates from Our Project:

Moves chapter done!
30 days ago – Sat, Sep 19, 2020 at 11:43:09 PM

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New Chapter Previews
4 months ago – Mon, Jul 06, 2020 at 02:49:31 AM

More Chapters Previews!

Hola everybody! I hate to sound like disco rayado, but things are moving forward... steady and constant. No rushing. 

June was a tough month for me, lots of things happening in my day job. But I was still able to make good progress. I can share with you two more chapters laid out: 

The Angeleros chapter talks about the anatomy of the playbooks, and The Changarro chapter presents the 4 changarros in their new form! With fixes and adjustments made after the dev editing pass. I'm pretty happy and excited about how they turned out!

Here is a link to the PDF (I have attach the new chapters to those I shared previewsly, and I'm crossing fingers this time the link doesn't crash!):!AlrNNK_NAlNPgr8V_nFqIs0QoyZIsQ?e=bRPcyK

With that, the work continue! The next chapters have had important revisions thanks to my dev editor. I've found that part of the process to be priceless, and I'm taking the time to make sure the game turns out as awesome as possible. I know I'm way overdue... but I trust that you also want this game to be amazing, and that I have your support on that regard! Thanks as always. Your kind words of encouragement are sweat nectar to my spirit! Mil gracias!

First Chapters Preview!
5 months ago – Wed, May 20, 2020 at 01:23:55 AM

First Chapters for Preview

Hello everyone, things are still moving forward. Chapters are being edited and ready to layout! I'm so excited about it. Here are some image previews for you: 

But more importantly! Here is a link to a PDF of the first 3 chapters!

34 pages for you to see. This still needs to go to proof reading (and if you catch anything yourselves of course feel free to point it out). 

Current Workflow

Things are progressing now in an echelon formation. I'm at the point finishing the writing of the last chapters, followed by my dev editor working on the chapters that are already written, then follows my editor working on the chapters already dev editted, then it's me again laying out the chapters approved by the editor. So all is moving at the same time, more or less. 

The Spanish version has already been sarted, Ileana is translating the chapters that have passed dev editing, so that's another part of the project moving forward simultaniously.

We're getting closer and closer to the finish line, thank you all for your patience and support!

Roll20 Preview

Another thing that has been moving forward is the Roll20 character sheet, which was promeses as an stretch goal. My friend Roberto Martinez from Mexico is an amazing programmer, and I'm happy he agreed to work on the project. Here is a sneak peek at what he has been cooking. I'm so excited!

Of course it is in a pretty early stage, but I couldn't wait to share this news with you all. 

Stay safe through this trying times. And as always: mil gracias! 

State of Things and Pandemia
6 months ago – Fri, Apr 17, 2020 at 02:26:51 AM

Hello everyone, I hope you are all staying safe during this hard time. I know things have changed in a weird way for many of you, please be careful and patience, and keep yourselves and your loves ones safe. 

For me, since I was already working from home, things haven't changed in a drastic way. But they have changed nontheless; we had to readjust a couple of things in our personal lives, regarding familiy, friends and the people that provide services for us at the house. However, the situation is still calm in town, and we are waiting to see how things develop. 

My day job has been quiet bussy, but I'm still pushing through the last part of the book to get it finished. Here is a summary of the chapters and their current state: 

  • Chapter 0. Preface - Ready for copy editing.
  • Chapter 1. The Setting - Ready for copy editing.
  • Chapter 2. The Basics - Ready for copy editing.
  • Chapter 3. The Angeleros - Waiting final dev editing pass.
  • Chapter 4. The Changarro - On dev editing.
  • Chapter 5. The Moves - On dev editing.
  • Chapter 6. The Nahuales - On dev editing.
  • Chapter 7. Life in the Barrio - On dev editing.
  • Chapter 8. The Marakame - Currently writing.
  • Chapter 9. The First Session - To be written. 

I'm sending those first three chapters to copy editing to keep things moving. My copy editor says it's okay for him to work in batches, and that he doesn't need to wait until I have the whole thing, which is pretty good news! 

Right now, the texts add up to 60,936 words, including the 4,944 words I've written so far for the Marakame chapter, which is a long and complex chapter since I explain how to run the game in it. Once I'm done with that one, the final First Session chapter I'm expecting it to be relatively quick to get done. 

Current Play Materials

I'm including here a link for the latest play materials for you all to have in one place, in case you are looking for them:


Thanks as always for all your patience, I sometimes feel like a disco rayado as we say in Spanish, repiting the same thing over and over. But know that I truly mean it, that I'm still working hard and chipping away at this challenge, getting closer and closer to the finish line. One step at a time. 

Abrazos virtuales, and please stay safe everyone. Peace!

New Changarros with layout!
8 months ago – Fri, Feb 28, 2020 at 02:58:55 AM

Hello everyone, this is a super quick update to share with you the new changarros fully laid out. In general the whole chapter (Chapter 4) has been rewritten already, and is on dev editing. But you can already try the changarros and let me know your impresions. I'm pretty happy with how they turned out!

Thank you again for all your patience, you really can't imagine how grateful I am for this.

February is gone, and it has been a pretty bussy month on my day job. There is no much to say, except that I'll keep the hard work. I'm going crunch mode again, working real late at night (for a while at least) to try and push this during the next month, and see if I can finish it. Let's see how long I can keep the pedal to the metal!

Gracias como siempre! XOXO