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Blades in the Dark - A Minor Complication, Pt. 2

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28 Mar 2019 00:00 #294640 by AndrewMcAlpine
This is the second entry in a three-part series exploring...

More thoughts on failure, Blades in the Dark, and the reasons we're dumber alone than we are together.

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28 Mar 2019 08:07 #294641 by hotseatgames
No preparation? I like the sound of that.

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28 Mar 2019 10:46 #294655 by AndrewMcAlpine

hotseatgames wrote: No preparation? I like the sound of that.


It's sort of like the gaming equivalent of a trust fall--exhilarating, humbling, and with a non-zero chance it could fail and fail very badly.
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28 Mar 2019 11:10 #294656 by GorillaGrody
I love the Gang Hideout stats in Blades in the Dark, such that our D and D group spent the first three sessions trying on various hideouts for size. We’ve settled on a Buffyesque library.
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28 Mar 2019 11:45 #294658 by Da Bid Dabid
I also stole the "group levels as an adventuring guild" and "NPC faction status" for my DCC campaign straight from Blades. My players really like it as that's where they see the impact on the world around them, not just their own personal gains. When the Wizard they screwed over a few adventures back comes looking for his revenge, they see his name at -2 status and saves me recapping why this guy gunning for them.
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28 Mar 2019 11:54 #294660 by AndrewMcAlpine

GorillaGrody wrote: I love the Gang Hideout stats in Blades in the Dark, such that our D and D group spent the first three sessions trying on various hideouts for size.


Yes! The promise of having a secret hideout awakened all sorts of weird childhood feelings I didn't know still existed.
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28 Mar 2019 11:56 #294661 by AndrewMcAlpine

Da Bid Dabid wrote: My players really like it as that's where they see the impact on the world around them, not just their own personal gains. When the Wizard they screwed over a few adventures back comes looking for his revenge, they see his name at -2 status and saves me recapping why this guy gunning for them.


Great point--playing in a dynamic, reactive world vs. a campaign setting sourcebook feels like the difference between a real-life jungle gym and a painted backdrop.
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