This week, Alex runs us through the QuickStart scenario for Candela Obscura! In a world of magic, intrigue and a serious lack of safety standards, three members of a secret society investigate the death of a woman modeling a stunning but lethal new fabric. The hunt for answers will lead them to an isolated company mining town with a terrible secret. Can they uncover the truth before it’s too late, or will they find themselves on the wrong side of laissez-faire capitalism? Listen to find out!
Having successfully pulled off their first job, the newest crew in Duskvol is going for a second job.
Dusk’s Quartet follows a tip from a friend. Someone robbed a casino and made off with the night’s take, and now they’re hiding out until they can get out of town. But Dusk’s Quartet wants to get to them first and get the loot. And, since they’re assassins, probably kill them, too.
Will they be able to track down their prey? And will they be able to make a clean getaway? Listen to find out!
Join us for a one-shot special of Blades in the Dark!
Three criminals are working together, trying to make a name for themselves in the dangerous streets of Doskvol. They are approached with a job offer: find a powerful spirit well a local steel baron is using and pour a small vial into it. For their troubles, they’ll be richly rewarded.
The three set out on the job, confident in their skills, and eager for the coin. But will they be able to complete the job? Or will they wind up as casualties along the way? Listen to find out!
Join us as we try our hand at Scum and Villainy!
A small, ragtag crew is just trying to make their way in this big galaxy, taking odd jobs where they can and just trying to do the right thing. Their most recent job was a simple one: deliver a small package. But when their contact to accept the package (and pay them) winds up dead, things get a little more complicated.
Can the crew keep their wits together and still turn a profit? Or will their curiosity about the mysterious package tear them apart? Listen to find out!
This week, we try out Blades in the Dark, a whalepunk fantasy RPG about daring scoundrels trying to claw their way to the top of the criminal underworld. Since the gates of death were broken, restless spirits have roamed the streets of Doskvol, along with darker things. Safe behind the lightning fences that protect them from the gigantic demons without, the citizens of the city form a closed system of factions jockeying for power. When a corrupt Bluecoat Inspector blackmails a no-account gang into being his personal saber in Doskvol’s underworld, he is merely looking for a group of disposable (and deniable) assets, but if they play their hand right, perhaps they can turn the situation to their benefit. After he instructs them to disrupt the operations of a local faction, they decide to rob a warehouse belonging to the group, and keep the spoils for themselves. With the tacit protection of the law, will they be able to pull off the job, or will unseen forces keep them from their first payday? Listen to find out!