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Blades in the Dark and Risus

Rules-light games like Risus benefit tremendously from a strong sense of shared expectations. That’s the only reason Lasers and Feelings works; if you have Trek fans they will go for that genre emulation, with a more or less consistent understanding … Continue reading

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Blades in the Dark: The Grotto

Echo. (Iris) An Akorosian Whisper. Opium. Needles. (Matthew) An Iruvian Cutter. Familial obligation to maintain a hidden shrine to the Forsaken Legion, by burning objects of power. Pledge. (Elizabeth) An Akorosizan Slide. Theater and related luxuries. Zero. (Simon) An Iruvian Hound. Exotic tobacco laced … Continue reading

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Blades in the Dark: Audacity

Previous adventure: Soulsword. Adventure two! Everyone returned but Ashes the Spider. Here are their preferred vices: Echo. (Iris) An Akorosian Whisper. Opium. Needles. (Matthew) An Iruvian Cutter. Familial obligation to maintain a hidden shrine to the Forsaken Legion, by burning objects of … Continue reading

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Blades in the Dark: Soulsword

My home table is giving Blades in the Dark another try, Rules as Written. Ashes. (Kristy) An Akorosian Spider, bffs with Salia (an information broker) and frenemy with Jerren (a bluecoat archivist.) Echo. (Iris) An Akorosian Whisper, bffs with Gellen … Continue reading

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Devil’s Bargain

“Blades in the Dark” has a mechanic called a “devil’s bargain.” Anyone at the table can propose a consequence that will happen, 100% sure, if a player takes an extra die to roll. Only one of these can apply to … Continue reading

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Blades in the Dark: Two Sessions

We had a great morning and afternoon session of Blades in the Dark for the game day at the Tabletop Game and Hobby store. We had four players for the morning. Void. Sebastian Voss, a Tycherosian Hound with a taste … Continue reading

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The Gallows Tower Heist

I decided to write a Blades in the Dark story, taking place in the fictional setting of Doskvol. I started my backbrain machinery going the night before, which affected my sleep, but in the morning I banged the outline together … Continue reading

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