Scum and Villainy

A Forged in the Dark game by Evil Hat and the subject of a six-episode actual play arc on Lair of Secrets. Also check out our Blades in the Dark posts.

A close up view of bicycle gears.

S3E14 Changing Gears

On this episode, we talking about changing gears – changing game systems, changing genres, changing roles, changing groups – as part of our May 2023 RPG Blog Carnival hosting duties. Before venturing into those tiny, switching passages, all different, we talk about Ken’s return to backpacking, discuss new streaming series (Lockwood and Co., Picard, and […]

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A rogue in a cloak, side-lit in reds and orange, emerges from black/gray shadows. From cover of the Blades in the Dark rulebook.

Blades in the Dark Playbooks

Before we played Scum & Villainy, even before starting the Lair of Secrets, we played Blades in the Dark. It’s an urban fantasy role-playing game centered on heists and inspired by the likes of Leverage, the Ocean’s movies, Peaky Blinders, Heat, and Reservoir Dogs. Like its successor games, in Blades in the Dark, player characters are documented using playbooks. The playbooks are like a

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