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City of Knives-Blades in the Dark Campaign- Beginner friendly!

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City of Knives-Blades in the Dark Campaign- Beginner friendly!

Blades in the Dark on Discord, Theater of the Mind

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  • Duration: 3 to 3 hours

  • Number of players: 2 to 6 players

  • Experience required: Open to all

Price per player-session

About the adventure

"Steal off my turf again and I’ll cut out your eyeballs! "- Donna "Cutter", Underboss of the Wicked Roses Ready to commit some misdeeds scoundrel? - 🌆 Welcome to Doskvol, a city of crime, corruption and opportunity! - 🗡️Choose what type of rogue you want to be and establish a name for yourself with your crew! - 💰 Commit heists, assassinations, extortion, smuggling and more to climb your way up the criminal underworld! - 🕯️Explore the city, its inhabitants and discover its dark secrets.... - 💥Will you end up running the city or sink into oblivion like so many before? Escape Ironhook prison and form a proper crew of underdog scoundrels. Use your old contacts to establish a lair and your first caper, while navigating the perils of the city, establishing alliances with other criminals, pissing off powerful people and avoiding the noose for all your misdeeds! "City of Knives" is an original campaign in the Blades in the Dark setting, an industrial, fantasy world in perpetual night that puts you in the shoes of criminals forming their own crew, climbing up the ladder of the underworld via heists, assassinations, extortion and more. Play the ruthless scoundrel you always wanted to! If you want to explore an ambience filled city, packed with flavorful NPCs, while committing crimes, discovering mysteries and creating your own stories, this is the campaign for you! New players and first-timers are more than welcome!

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Brings A fantastic atmosphere, original fun content, a well-organized Discord server and VTT setups, dynamically lit battle maps and ambience filled scenes, fun handouts such as maps and letters, etc... to the table

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Additional Details

How to prepare

A mic, a Quest Portal account (a VTT which is free and easy to set up), a discord profile and a good attitude is all you need. If you ever feel overwhelmed or lost, you just hit me up. I'm always here to help!

What I provide

I bring everything that is needed for a fantastic game, including but not limited to a excellent virtual tabletop setup, ambient music, interesting storylines, colourful NPC's, etc....

Gameplay details

I go through all the basics and limits in session 0, establishing very clearly what is to be expected in the campaign. I regularly check up on players, as its my job to make sure everyone is having the best possible time. As far as rules go, I use the basic rules from Blades in the Dark, but roleplay and storytelling is always at the forefront of my campaigns, so don't stress about knowing the rules. If you know how to roll dice, that's good enough!

Content warnings


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

Character Creation is discussed in detail during session 0. It is a collaborative effort between GM and players, so I will be there every step of the way to help you create your perfect character. As a group you will also choose what type of crew you guys want to run and everything that entails.

Players can expect

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

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