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A Torch in the Dark



A socialist revolution has overthrown the nobles of the Imperial capital of Kyneburgh. 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. Cultists, demons, and undead nobles threaten the city! Delve into the dungeons and crypts beneath Kyneburgh, twice-kill the dead Lords, and secure the People's Revolution!


Using a single player variation of Blades in the Dark players can quickly generate characters with unique skills and items. As you delve you use your creativity and limited resources to overcome dozens of encounters, randomly generated from 9 unique dungeon locations. When your pack is full of broken crowns and 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 the diabolic magic of the dungeon you die!

If your last torch burns out in the pitch black dungeons 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 and secure the city from the demon curse corrupting it. For the realm! For the people! For the Revolution!

  • Single Player
  • 1 hour per session
  • Six-sided dice required
  • Playing cards required

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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Peter S June 28, 2023 10:09 pm UTC
Hello, what does it mean risk it 3x? Just rolling three times and if i get 3 fails? Or what it means if i get 2 success checks ouf of three, for instance in a The tomb of Viscount Alard Hund what it means in case of Jack. If i roll 2 successes did i fail? In a case of facing the demon what risk it 3x means exactly.
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Michael E October 09, 2023 10:43 pm UTC

When you see risk itx3 that means you have to make 3 separate risk rolls to overcome that encounter. You need to get a success (4 or higher) 3 times to move on. So for a jack in the Tomb of Viscount Alard Hund, you need to make 3 different rolls, picking your skills and items each time you do. If you only got 2 success out of 3 rolls, you need to roll again until you get that third success.

The same is true when facing demons.
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