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Always Bet On The Underdog: Blades in the Dark Rag to Riches Campaign

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Blades in the Dark | Always Bet On The Underdog: Blades in the Dark Rag to Riches Campaign

Blades in the Dark on Foundry VTT, Discord

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Campaign Schedule
2 out of 5 seats filled
Timezone: UTC
  • Duration: 2.5 to 3 hours
  • Number of players: 3 to 5 players
  • Experience required: Open to all
  • Age: 18+
  • Recruiting notes

    Join our crew of Shadows as they embark on their 5th heist, all the while deciding what to do with the hunting plans of a famous Leviathan ship. ๐Ÿ—“๏ธ Game every Friday. Story centered around players & their choices. Currently we have a Cutter, Spider, and Leech. Veterans and first-timers are welcome! Feel free to contact me about anything.

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    About the adventure

    "๐˜›๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ง๐˜ข๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ต ๐˜ธ๐˜ข๐˜บ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ค๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ฎ๐˜ฃ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ๐˜ฑ ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ญ ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฐ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฐ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ช๐˜ต." Have you ever wanted: ๐ŸŽฉ To be a main character in the Peaky Blinders series ๐Ÿธ Listen to jazz and discuss how to expand your criminal organization ๐Ÿ’ฅ Go into free fall from an airship as it explodes ๐Ÿ›๏ธ Rob a bank and frame another gang ๐Ÿ“œ Carve your way to the top mansions, one blackmail at a time โš”๏ธ Assassinate politicians and influence the tides of the city from the dark? If this sounds like you, come and join us as we dive into one of the best systems for quick-paced action, dramatic storytelling, epic character arcs, unique downtime and heist mechanics, and memorable tales made by a player-made crew. Beware, because running an organization gives a vastly different adrenalin than heists. Different consequences. There are tough questions that need answers, and there isn't the "right" oneโ€”only the one that will allow you to survive Doskvol. So, what legacy will you leave behind? Here are experiences from my players: "Nikko had a real flare for enhancing the drama with his language, and has a better grasp of poetic language than most native English speakers. He is an excellent fireside GM, a single malt scotch if you will." ~Robert "Nikko is an AWESOME DMโ€”he totally rolls with unexpected punches and weaves them seamlessly into a cohesive narrative, his NPCs are distinct characters who make you love/hate/whatever them, and he finds ways to turn what could be throw-away moments into real sources of emotional depth." ~Joel

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    Nikko | ElvenFirefly


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    Additional Details

    How to prepare

    The game will be run over a Discord server with the help of Foundry VTT. A computer with a microphone and a headset is needed. Webcam is optional. Dice can be done either digitally or using your own physical dice.

    What I provide

    I will bring a deep passion for epic tales, a vast experience in dramatic storytelling, and love and care for you to have a perfect campaign. In addition, my most trusted tools are top-notch virtual tabletop, music for every mood, the atmosphere, and a cauldron of emotions.

    Gameplay details

    Session 0 will happen in the form of 1-to-1 calls with me before your first session to set everything right. This is a mature game. We shall establish the theme and the Lines and Veils document so everyone is comfortable and safe. If you need to step away from the session for any reason, you're welcome to do so at any time. A 10-minute break roughly in the middle will serve for drinks, snacks, and bio, as well as to help with the pacing and bleed. I will be checking in with you throughout the campaign. Blade's system is a master of heists and subterfuge. With a flashback mechanic, you are planning ๐˜ฅ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ score, once you are in the motion and trouble. This way, you are spending more time somersaulting while shooting, rather than talking about every possible situation. With downtime mechanics, you will develop long-term crew projects and see the fruits of your labor grow. ๐€๐š๐š๐š๐ง๐ ๐€๐‚๐“๐ˆ๐Ž๐!

    Content warnings


    Safety tools used
    • Aftercare
    • Breaks
    • Debriefing
    • Lines and Veils
    • Open Door
    • Session 0
    How will character creation work

    โ€ข We can make your character during our call, or you can make it before hand if you know how. โ€ข Premade characters are available. This system allows you to flesh out your character during the play when you are faced with difficult decisions.

    Players can expect

    • Combat/Tactics: Medium
    • Roleplay: High
    • Puzzles: Low
    • Experience Level: Open to all

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