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Blades in the Dark RPG

Original price £24.99 - Original price £24.99
Original price
£24.99
£24.99 - £24.99
Current price £24.99

Blades in the Dark is a tabletop role-playing game about a crew of daring scoundrels seeking their fortunes on the haunted streets of an industrial-fantasy city. There are heists, chases, occult mysteries, dangerous bargains, bloody skirmishes, and, above all, riches to be had if you're bold enough to seize them.

You and your fledgling crew must thrive amidst the threats of rival gangs, powerful noble families, vengeful ghosts, the Bluecoats of the city watch, and the siren song of your scoundrel's own vices. Will you rise to power in the criminal underworld? What are you willing to do to get to the top?

In this stand-alone game, you'll find:

  • Rules to create your scoundrel using the following character archetypes: the Cutter, the Hound, the Leech, the Lurk, the Slide, the Spider, or the Whisper
  • Rules to create your crew, built from types like Assassins, Bravos, a Cult, Hawkers, Shadows, or Smugglers
  • A robust core mechanic which puts the fiction first, the strength of a character's position (desperate, risky, or controlled) matters just as much as the character's ability scores
  • A lightning-fast mechanic for planning criminal operations to cut through the usual slog of planning at the game table
  • Rules for alchemical experiments, gadget tinkering, and weird occult powers including rules for playing Ghosts and other strange beings
  • A setting guide to the haunted city of Doskvol, with all the maps, factions, NPCs, schemes, and opportunities you need to run an exciting sandbox game

Customer Reviews

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Ralph F
Blades in the Dark

Excellent system that keeps the game fast paced and moving. Huge fan of the flashbacks and planning in the moment.

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Benjamin

Fantastic product and service.

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Thorn
Great System

Fun system, great presentation in the book. Love the episodic approach.

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Sam J
Very Happy - Great Product!

The RPG is really well designed - simple and compelling - with loads of chance for improvisation. It was delivered quickly and intact, and reasonably priced!

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Evan Morris
Great Service

Hearing this game was in short supply by my friend. I decided to sweep it up as soon as I saw it. It didn't take long and it was delivered promptly and safely. When my other friends going to bigger companies had more problems.

Would recommend. The service, also it's an amazing game. For a TTRPG the set up is streamline and the gameplay fun and quick. Perfect TTRPG to pick up and play. Although it helps if at least the gamemaster has played this before.