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Thoughts on Forging in the Dark

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Thoughts on Forging in the Dark is a guide to making and modifying games using the Forged in the Dark tabletop roleplaying game system. Originally written for Blades in the Dark by John Harper, the Forged in the Dark engine has been adapted for use by  Scum and VillainyBand of Blades, and many indie games. 

This is a guide for anyone interested in modifying a Forged in the Dark game or writing a game using this engine. It goes through all of the core systems of the game, including playsheets, special abilities, crews, dice mechanics, action rolls, stress, resistance, etc. You'll learn what that system does, how  the parts relate to each other, and what kinds of modifications or changes you might make. 

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31 pages, 17.4k words, hyperlinked table of contents, PDF format.

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