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Blades in the Dark Heist Deck, Print and Play

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Blades in the Dark is a game of scoundrels pulling heists in the haunted city of Duskwall. This print and play deck of cards is designed to help game masters put together a heist on the fly.

With 50 obstacles, 40 important people, and 40 treasures, the game master's creativity can be inspired with Duskwall-flavored possibilities. Draw two people cards, a treasure card, and three obstacle cards, then figure out which person is hiring the crew and which is the target. Decide on an objective based around the treasure and the mischief it might inspire. Pick a location for the heist and weave the obstacles into it. You've got a foundation, now improvise the rest!

A document shows the "card backs" for obstacles, so once you draw one you can consult for some ideas to make it easier or harder. The cards are also great for seeing who showed up at the party, what heist a rival is researching, or who tumbles through the door as a survivor of an assassination attempt!

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Zac G January 16, 2022 3:45 am UTC
Can the printed cards be bought anywhere in the UK yet?
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Dominic M February 20, 2022 11:56 am UTC
Not seen them anywhere. Musing printing my PDF at somewhere like Doxdirect and then sleeving them in CCG card sleeves.
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Forest R November 11, 2021 3:54 pm UTC
These are great! Just played my first Blades session, which was completely impromptu, resulting from a last-minute cancellation in my DnD group. Downloaded these, grabbed a few at random and had a really fun, no-prep heist. Great product!
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Jorge R M August 11, 2020 3:26 pm UTC
Is the PDF colour or black & white?
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Michael D March 31, 2020 11:10 am UTC
I bought it recently and I'm quite happy because it's really inspiring
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Gary F May 25, 2017 1:43 pm UTC
Can you make this an actual print product so i can get the cards?
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SCOT S June 06, 2020 8:35 am UTC
Yeah but the shipping to Europe is more than the cost of the product.
A POD version from DTRPG might not be the same quality but would still be a welcome option.
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Michael L November 12, 2021 4:22 pm UTC
DTRPG's POD option has always been fantastic for me.
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Craig B March 03, 2017 8:53 pm UTC
There's a link inside the PDF to a physical and "more complete" version. Would have been nice to get the extra stuff from the physical version in the PDF too.
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Leonard Z April 27, 2020 8:43 pm UTC
It looks like the current version contains all of the cards that are in the physical deck the author noted above. So despite that statement being in the pdf this should be everything.
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Scott M August 09, 2016 9:44 am UTC
Be useful to number the cards, so I can just roll and reference the cards straight off the PDF.
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This title was added to our catalog on January 29, 2016.