The Crew's First Score (learn to play Blades in the Dark)

The Crew's First Score (learn to play Blades in the Dark)

Blades in the Dark on Roll20, Discord

Price per player-session

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  • Duration: 3 to 4 hours

  • Number of players: 2 to 6 players

  • Experience required: None

Price per player-session

About the adventure

The has shattered. The world fallen into darkness. Spirits no longer pass on after death. Ancient evils long believed to be myth rise from the depths of the oceans. And the best of power comes from harvesting the blood of these leviathans to power the city. Your city. Doskvol. Centuries close quarters in one of the worlds last bastions of civilization has breed strife, corruption, and greed in the factions of Doskvol vying for power. You are one of the cities many scoundrels doing whatever it takes to cut a little slice of the pie for yourself. Will your meticulous plans meet with fatal peril, or will you build up enough coin to retire, after loosing only a fraction of your mind and soul. Dark Blades in the Dark is a game about a group of daring characters building an enterprising crew. We play to find out if the fledgling crew can thrive amidst the teeming threats that surround it. Think of the shows 'Leverage' and 'Peaky Blinders' mashed together, with a little supernatural horror splashed in for flavor. The players work with the Game Master to build each of their characters as well as decide on what kind of crew they want to be. They will work to further their own goals, which may cause conflict with other factions in the city. This session Is LEARN TO PLAY. You do not have to have any prior experience with this system. All the resources you need will be available to you in the Roll20 Game, and the mechanics will be taught to you over the course of the session. come and join in on this exciting adventure in the dark streets of a cutthroat city on a dying world.

2 years on StartPlaying

119 games hosted

Highly rated for: Storytelling, Creativity, Voices

Average response time: 24+ hours

Response rate: 100%

Additional Details

How to prepare

You will need an account with to be able to access the game. You will also need a Discord account and a working microphone so that you can join the voice chat. Webcams are optional. Reading the rules in advance is optional, as this game will include character creation and teaching the basics of the rules. We will be using the digital dice provided by roll20.

What I provide

I will be providing links to the roll20 game where you will have access to reference documents, character sheets and digital dice. I also will provide a link to my discord channel where we will have our voice chat.

Gameplay details

Major Themes of this system include: Death, murder, theft, drugs, madness, trauma, cruelty, sex and many other adult themes. The world is not kind to its characters, and its important that you expect that going into the game. If one of the above subject matter is a major concern for you, message me and I'd be happy to talk to you about how prevalent it is in the game and if we can work around it. I want all of my games to be a save and fun game for all of my players. I use Red/Yellow/Green cards in my games, and do to the nature of this setting, I will also be using Lines and Veils to make sure everyone is in agreement on what is acceptable.

Content warnings


Safety tools used
  • Lines and Veils
  • X, N, and O Cards
How will character creation work

Character creation and Crew creation will occur in the first hour of play. the Player's Kit is available to anyone online at the blades in the dark website under their downloads section. You're welcome to read up on the basic rules and read through the different Playbooks available to player characters, but it is not required. The final character sheets will be created in Roll20.

Players can expect

  • Combat/Tactics: Low
  • Roleplay: Medium
  • Puzzles: Medium
  • Experience Level: None

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