... for when you gaze long into the abyss. The abyss gazes also into you.
Blades In the Dark: City of Scoundrels
What are you willing to do to get to the top?
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 one-shot session of Blades, we will begin with character and crew creation. Typically, this is a lengthy and painstaking process. In Blades however, it is crucial for the storytelling, as we build connections between characters, discuss rivals and allies you already have, and figure out what kind of nasty or benevolent crew we have at the table. Generally this will help me as a Gamemaster, come up with ideas for scores for you to complete and then we roll from there!
P.S. Bring any lucky D6s you may have, just in case.