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Welcome to the firsts episode of series 11! In this episode, we will be going over the Blades in the Dark system with Rhi, Josie and Minna from the Blades in the Dark actual play, The Magpies, and start creating a crew of amazing people together!


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Rhi: @Rhiannon42 (

Josie: @DragonGirlJosie (

Minna: @mynaminnarr (

The Magpies:

Iron Hides

  • 00:00:00 - Announcements
  • 00:03:54 - Introductions
  • 00:06:31 - What’s in a game? - Setting
  • 00:10:19 - Materials needed
  • 00:11:30 - What do characters do in this game?
  • 00:13:56 - What’s unique about the game?
  • 00:18:47 - History of the system
  • 00:21:40 - Forged in the Dark
  • 00:24:30 - Other things to know?
  • 00:33:36 - Let’s make some people! - Available Playbooks
  • 00:36:15 - Picking our crew type
  • 00:39:27 - Picking playbooks
  • 00:43:34 - Picking heritage - Background locations
  • 00:53:21 - Picking backgrounds
  • 00:59:42 - Episode Closer
  • 01:01:35 - Show Blurbs!
Game systems and materials discussed in this episode:

Blades in the Dark Core Rulebook

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