Actual Play – The Saltford Job (8/7/2017)

GM: Sean Nittner
Players: Karen Twelves, Eric Fattig, and Adrienne Mueller
System: Blades in the Dark

Note: I fell way behind on my AP reports so these are written many moons later based off my notes. The accuracy will likely vary greatly! Also, this is just transcribed from my notes. Things may be out of order!

In which Elke and crew infiltrate the Saltford Bank and steal back the Iruvian artifacts!

The Staff of Saltfords

Meg (Severosi bouncer, friendly, casual, quick to act)

Nisk (Glass wearing banker, timid, worldly, amenable)

Notes recovered from the archive

Elke created an account at Saltfords and got a tour to case the join, then the broke in, evading these protections:

  • Locks, picked’em
  • Guards, duped’em
  • Whispers, blocke’em
  • Alarms, disarmed’em

But the real fun (thanks engagement rolls) was running into Karth Orris (mercenary commander of the Hive) and convincing him that Corro had sent them to retrieve the artifacts, both getting access to them and blaming Corro for the whole thing.

They also took Bazso and some of his crew with them. Encountering the onyx statues themselves (Snake, Falcon, Bull, and Flame?) the realized that something within them was watching them, and that it would continue to see them evermore. The statues were quickly covered with burlap sacks! Also Elke noted that Bazso passed in front of them undetected.

Clocks!

We had several during the game, here’s where the wound up:

Recover the artifacts: 8/8

Found by Slatfords’ Security (alert clock): 1/4

Hive Interferes: 4/8

Occult Hazards: 0/8

Sean’s Thoughts

As heists go, this one had great moments (the confrontation with Karth and the threat imposed by the statues themselves) but overall I felt like the bank security itself was bypassed (by virtue of the convincing Karth to go along with them). It came up one time, when they were supposed to have Corro’s key, and Harland had to finesse the door open without anyone noticing he was picking it. Still, I didn’t feel like I brought to like the bank that hung the corpses of its would-be robbers from their lamp-posts!