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blades in the dark

  1. Nate_MI

    Forged in the Dark & Tiers

    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...
  2. S

    Blades in the Dark at an "open table"?

    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...
  3. N

    John Harper approved of me posting my Blades in the Dark redesigns

    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.
  4. Nick the Nevermet

    [Closed Recruitment] Blades in the Dark Game

    OK, 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...
  5. CitizenKeen

    What makes a good subsystem?

    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...
  6. pstjmack

    Am I wrong about PbtA?

    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...
  7. kvltjam

    [Blades in the Dark] how do you rule unsuccessful rolls during a flashback?

    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...
  8. E_MacLeod

    PbtA 2d6 vs BitD 1d6. Pros & Cons?

    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.
  9. kvltjam

    🎨 Creative [Blades in the Dark] 101 Uncanny Events in Doskvol

    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.
  10. kvltjam

    [Blades in the Dark] Soundtrack suggestions

    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...
  11. Civil Savage

    Licensed Adventuring Company (Forged in the Dark)

    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...
  12. burningcrow

    [Forged in the Dark] Scum & Villainy is out? Has anyone played it yet?

    Aloha! 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...
  13. Youdontmeetinaninn

    [Beam Saber]: The Cenotaph

    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...
  14. Count Dorku

    🎨 Creative [Setting Riff] Obsidian Dawn: "Blades in the Dark Souls"

    "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...
  15. kvltjam

    [Blades in the Dark] How have you narrated running out of Stress to burn?

    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.)
  16. AndersGabrielsson

    [solo Scum & Villainy] Test Flight of the Stardancer

    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...
  17. Derrick Kapchinsky

    PvP problems in Blades in the Dark

    Hi! 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...
  18. S

    Hack the planet: blades in the dark cyberpunk hack

    http://www.enworld.org/forum/content.php?4986-Blades-in-the-Dark-Goes-%91Punk-in-Hack-The-Planet Ok, seems that a new cyberpunk rpg is coming to kickstarter this March, let’s talk about it.
  19. Youdontmeetinaninn

    🎨 Creative Beam Saber V0.1 (a Blades in the Dark Hack) is here!

    Hello everyone! 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! https://docs.google.com/document/d/14uhsdQIyMEoKEx0jGcE9eXIEm0R3MYv6uRCafKINa2k/edit?usp=sharing I've made a Beam Saber discord...
  20. TAROT

    🎨 Creative [BitD] Charlatans Crew

    Wanted to set up a group of swindlers for Blades in the Dark and this is what I put together: https://www.dropbox.com/s/ys21xgpgyf2c0k4/Charlatans.rtf?dl=0 CHARLATANS Frauds and swindlers Your job is to separate the gullible from their coin . . . When you play Charlatans, you earn xp when...
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