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A Torch in the Dark



The People's Revolution has overthrown the nobles of the realm and seized the Imperial capital of Kynburgh. The Emperor Titan Kyne died cursing the land and all who deposed him. Now the only coin that is left lies buried with the undead Lords who forged the Empire. Delve into the dungeon, twice-kill the dead Lords, and secure the People's Revolution!


Using a single-player stream-lined variation of John Harper's Blades in the Dark rules, players can quickly generate characters with unique skills and items. As you delve you use your creativity and limited resources to overcome 100's of encounters, randomly generated from 9 unique dungeon locations. When your pack is full of broken crowns and Imperial coins you return above ground to the Imperial capital for downtime where your character can recover and resupply for their next delve.

If you succumb to your wounds you die!

If you become corrupted by diabolism and the wealth of the dungeon you die!

If your last torch burns out in the middle of the pitch black dungeon you die!

The only way to live is to kill the ghoulish nobility in their crypts, steal back their wealth, and survive to delve again. For the realm! For the people! For the Revolution!

  • Players: 1
  • Playtime: 30 minutes per session
  • Requirements: 6 six-sided dice, a deck of playing cards (jokers included) and something to write with. A character sheet and reference sheets are included with the game.

This work is based on Blades in the Dark (found at, product of One Seven Design, developed and authored by John Harper, and licensed for our use under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license (

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