I have a question/consideration regarding Forged in the Dark systems and the use of Tiers. my players are impatient and want to go straight after the big bullies -- Tier 4 and Tier 5 factions. But my read of the game rules, and how Tier ties into Effect, is that it would be impossible for a Tier...
I've recently been reading a lot of the GM:ing advice from the Alexandrian blog and a series of articles there discuss the idea of an "open table". It's basically the West Marches idea where you have a large pool of players to draw from for every session.
And this got me thinking about running...
The awesome John Harper approved of me posting my Blades in the Dark redesigns, and made me a very happy fanboy.
Everything except the fonts and the logos are made by me, from illustrations to textures.
Hope you guys like it.
This is a setup thread for a Blades in the Dark PbP game that will be co-GM’d by myself and Tim.
While Tim & I both own the book, I realize others do not. Here is a link to the players kit online; that should be enough to get you started on things. The first few posts here will be...
So I've been thinking about Spire: The City Must Fall vs Blades in the Dark, and I've been thinking about subsystems.
Let's use the definition of a subsystem as "a substantial expansion of the rules beyond the core mechanic". And I was thinking about how some tropes end up with subsystems, and...
PbtA is under the hood of some recent games I really like the look of, most of all Kult: Divinity Lost. That said, the system as I understand it turns me off. I'm coming to this with some very distinct preferences and prejudices, so I'd love to be corrected if I'm off base. A lot of my...
So the GM can call for an Action Roll during a flashback to see how successful the hitherto-offscreen contingency plan went. How do you rule a 1-3 roll? I feel like the system is asking for two things that could be at odds with each other: reduce over-planning by shuffling contingencies into...
What are the pros and cons of using either dice mechanic? They largely achieve the same outcomes but the method of rolling is different.
Of course I'm talking about Powered by the Apocalypse and Blades in the Dark.
Let’s hear some odd, surreal, or just plain spooky events or phenomena that might happen in Doskvol! I’ll start:
It’s raining teeth. Mostly human teeth, but there are... others too. Some are from creatures that have been extinct since the Cataclysm.
So I’m strongly considering running a BitD campaign in the next few months, and I’d like to have a soundtrack going by then. But I’m drawing a blank.
Here are my ideal candidates so far:
* The Dishonored soundtracks (obviously)
* A smattering of Chelsea Wolfe’s quieter tracks
* Dark Ambient...
I'm on-again off-again working on a Blades in the Dark hack for Licensed Adventuring Company, an anachronistic fantasy comedy adventure hopepunk thing. Right now the bulk of it is straight BITD, with mostly just some character stuff being different, and of course the setting and focus. Comments...
I've received an update notice for my Scum & Villainy pre-order that the PDF is available ... and it looks very promising. Nice interpretation of Star Wars, Firefly, or ... Fading Suns.
Anyway, I've never played Blades in the Dark – even though I own it – so I was wondering if someone...
This week You Don't Meet In An Inn presents Beam Saber: The Cenotaph!
Beam Saber is a mech/vehicle focused Forged In The Dark game by Austin Ramsay!
In this episode the players gather for their session zero where they build the setting, their squad, and their characters.
You can find the...
"The dark is generous, and it is patient, and it always wins, but in the heart of its strength lies weakness: one lone candle is enough to hold it back."
- Matthew Stover
Thirteen Things You Need To Know
1. Everybody's Dead, Dave
Hundreds of years ago, there was Extinction: the day the world...
Per the rules, once you mark off your last Stress box, you’re out. You’re out of the mission, you gain a Trauma, yadda yadda. How have you narrated this in your games?
(I absolutely adore BitD, but I’m still trying to wrap my brain around how to reflect this mechanic in the fiction.)
I'm gearing up for a test run of the Scum & Villainy space opera playset for Blades in the Dark with my regular group. However, my actual experience with BitD is limited to being a player in a sadly deceased PbP game so I'd like to get a better feel for how to run it, and I'd also like to...
My group restarted a game of Blades in the Dark last night after a hiatus of several months. One of the reasons (aside from scheduling) we put the game on hold in the first place is that we all really enjoy having various points of tension between the players which will occasionally...
For the last couple months I've been working on a mech/vehicle focused Blades In The Dark hack called Beam Saber and now V0.1 is ready to be shared!
I've made a Beam Saber discord...
Wanted to set up a group of swindlers for Blades in the Dark and this is what I put together:
Frauds and swindlers
Your job is to separate the gullible from their coin . . .
When you play Charlatans, you earn xp when...