Monthly Archives: July 2015

Blades in the Dark: Construction

This game was hosted by Antigen Con 2, an online convention during Gen Con. I got to play with three players I had not played with before, and they used pre-gen characters. The session was about two hours. We had … Continue reading

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Blades in the Dark: A Night at the Theater

The Unrecommendables had another great adventure. This time Aldo and Wolfram gained a new crew member. The session lasted three hours. Fergus and Child, twin teen agents of Carrow, escorted Nivirald Templeton “Duster” to the bookshop lair of the Unrecommendables. They offered … Continue reading

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Blades in the Dark: Three Playbooks

I didn’t want to horn in on the human playbooks, as that’s still under development. You know what would be cool, though? Supernatural playbooks. Even if players don’t make these into characters, they outline my idea of how such creatures … Continue reading

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Blades in the Dark: What Happened to the World

About 1,200 years ago there was another jarring twist, the Gates of Death tried to snap open and swallow the world. Once more, anonymous and long-forgotten heroes thwarted the attempt. However, even a momentary breach drew a mass of the … Continue reading

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Blades in the Dark: Hollow Invasion

We had a third session with gang rules, 3 hours online. Clave Hellyers. Whisper, the Liar of Duskwall. Prichard Keel, a hound from the underworld with an uncanny fascination with leviathan song recordings. Benvolio “Dean” Tetsudo, a cutter focused on academic approaches … Continue reading

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Leviathan Blood, Lightning Oil, and Electroplasm

Let’s take a look at the iconic energy sources of the shadowed city of Duskwall, host to the Blades in the Dark game. These three substances seem related, but not interchangeable. What is their relationship? There is no official stance … Continue reading

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Crime and Punishment in Duskwall

I don’t think it does much good to have complex lists of crimes and their statues and punishments. Instead, some general guidelines should do the trick. One important element to keep in mind is that the whole system is utterly … Continue reading

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