Blades in the DarkBlades in the Dark cuts right to the action of doing dirty deeds, then keeps cutting to the bone.”— Sean Nittner, playtester

Since my first game at Nerdly, I knew I was going to love the hell out of this game…and I do. Here’s a collection of my AP reports as well as playsets and scores I’ve cobbled together. Enjoy!

Vigilantes

“Doksvol is a sewer of crime and corruption filled with thugs of one stripe or another. The Bluecoats? There for show. Servants of the rich and the powerful, oblivious and unconcerned with the plight of the people. There is no one to protect the downtrodden and the low. No one but me.”

—Argus Fern, Vigilante

Vigilantes is a Blades playset about playing the good guys, or as close to the good guys as you can find in Doksvol. The playset includes one new gang type, Vigilantes, as well as new rules for turf, claims, entanglements, downtime, and payoffs as they apply to Vigilantes.

Direct Download: Vigilantes.pdf

Academia

“Charterhall University houses the finest minds in Doskvol. We are not the privileged brats of Whitecrown Academy, handed a degree and Leviathan Hunter simply for inheriting the name Strangford. We are the experts of jurisprudence, alchemy, electro-engineering, and spectrology. We are the future!”

—Una Farros, Sparkwright Tower Chair

Outside of the Imperial City, the greatest universities in the empire are found in Doskvol. From the high walled towers of Whitecrown to the merchant class guilds of Charterhall, if there is a mystery to be solved, a philosophy to be extolled, or a schematic to be designed, some student of Doskvol is toiling late in the night to gain course credit for it.

Direct Download: Doskvol Academia.pdf

Scores

“Angering Lord Scurlock is inviting suffering to your doorstep. Here are the secrets I know about him. Your doorbell is ringing!”

—Mordis, Night Market Merchant

I’m a fan of quick to assemble scores that are based on the players input at the table. If you want to run something for a convention game or to kick off a campaign, give these a look.

Gaddoc Rail: The northbound Argonaut from Wintercliff clattered into Gaddoc Rail Station, its cattle catcher ablaze with electroplasmic lightning. On it was your mark. Nobody left the station after it pulled in…No one has left the station since.

Direct Download: The Score – Gaddoc Rail.pdf

Charterhall University: The Noble Order of Crows is an institution which claims it’s origins date back to the Emperor’s gift of Deathseaker Crows to Bellweather Crematorium in year 492. They are a benefit society pledged to elevate the status of their members and of the Doskvol Devil Hunters…Yesterday charges were brought against your chapter. You’ll be expelled if you are lucky, joining the Deathlands Scavengers if you’re not.

Direct Download:  The Score – Charterhall University.pdf

Scurlock Manor: On behalf of a patron who offered enough to make it worth your while, you bypassed Scurlock’s external defences, made your way into the manor, and got your hands on the score. That’s when all hell broke loose.

Direct Download: The Score – Scurlock Manor.pdf