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We Are the Night Shift...

We alone stand against the vampires, werewolves, and Things that Go Bump in the Night.

We know the things tha tprowl the shadows, the monsters that feed on the innocent.

We have seen Something Weird.

We control Something Weird

We create Something Weird.

We study Something Weird.

We are the things that Weird Things fear.

We are the Weird.

We are the Night Shift, and we are all that stands between you and the end of all that you know.

Night Shift: Veterans of the Supernatural Wars is an urban fantasy roleplaying game of Chosen Ones, Witches, Survivors, and Something Weird, driven by modern sensibilities with familiar, old-school mechanics. Within its pages you will find:

  • Eight brand new character classes, built for taking on the creatures of the night
  • A customizable Supernatural character race
  • Four complete Night World mini-settings
  • A complete bestiary
  • Rules for magic, psychic powers, and super science
  • Everything you need to play except paper, pencils, dice, and friends!

The New Class of Old School Takes on Urban Fantasy! Are you game?


Please note that orders on this page are for a pre-sale of Night Shift. The game will be releasing in June or July, and all pre-sale orders will be sent AFTER all Kickstarter backer orders have been filled. Expect pre-orders to begin arriving sometime in late June or early July.

Choose the Right Region!

In addition, please make sure that you are choosing the correct pre-order button below. We will not be able to ship orders which have not paid the proper shipping charges. We are aware that shipping outside of the United States (yes, sadly, including Canada) is extremely expensive; it bugs us as much as you, but there really is nothing we can do about it.

Why no PDF-Only?

PDF-only sales will not open up until after the physical books begin shipping to Kickstarter backers, and will be handled through DriveThru RPG. If you wish to get a PDF, please choose one of the hardcover and PDF bundles below and you will be sent a special DriveThru RPG code for an advance PDF copy of the game within 24 hours. If your PayPal account is not the same as your DTRPG account, please be sure to let us know what your DTRPG account email is when you place your order.

Can I Try It?

Of course! You can download our Night Shift Quick Start Rules and Character Sheet from our Downloads page. Enjoy! This game is based on old-school mechanics, so anyone familiar with the 0e, B/X, BECMI, or Advanced versions of the World's Most Famous RPG will be up and playing in no time flat. The system is designed to be fast playing, intuitive, and wide open. It's very much a rules-light game powered by O.G.R.E.S., our New Class of Old School house system. We hope you enjoy it.

I Want More Than One!

Please bear with us as we work through these early phases of direct sale setup. Right now I have only the capability to take single orders through the direct buttons. Paypal is unreasonably complicated in getting payment buttons setup, and a lot of things that they should make easy, they put on the heads of the retailer.

I'm looking at options to set up a full, modern storefront moving forward, but I wanted to make the potential to order a copy available quickly.

If you wish to order more than one copy, I can combine shipping, but do not use the buttons here. Send me a message through the contact form on this site, and I will invoice you for the total cost of your items.

All Prices Include Shipping!

United States

Standard Hardcover, United States ($48.00)

Hardcover plus PDF, United States ($55.00)

Special Leatherette Hardcover and PDF, United States ($83.00)

Please Note: We only have 10 of these available! They are first-come, first-served, and any orders after the first 10 will be refunded.


Standard Hardcover, Worldwide ($93.00)

Standard Hardcover and PDF (Worldwide) ($98.00)

Special Leatherette Hardcover and PDF, Worldwide ($128)

Please Note: We only have 10 of these available! They are first-come, first-served, and any orders after the first 10 will be refunded.

Elf Lair Games, Spellcraft & Swordplay, Oldschool Roleplaying Core System, O.R.C.S., Oldschool Generic Roleplaying Engine System, O.G.R.E.S., Cd8 System, The titles "Night Shift: Veterans of the Supernatural Wars," and "Chutzpah! A Certain Je ne Sais Quoi," as used in reference to role playing games, and the phrases "Powered by O.R.C.S." and "Powered by O.G.R.E.S." are copyright© and trademark™ 2008, 2011, 2016 and 2019 by Jason Vey and Elf Lair, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Elf Lair Publishing and Elf Lair Games are subsidiary to Elf Lair, LLC.