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Yes of course there’s a war on in Crow’s Foot. There’s always a war on in Crow’s Foot. But that’s not the only thing happening in Duskwall on any given evening. This city of ours is enormous, big enough to house all kinds of miscreants and scoundrels getting into much more amusing trouble than the Crows. Just because Mr. Harper didn’t have enough space in his book for more than one such scenario doesn’t mean you shouldn’t go looking.

Underground Maps & Passkeys is a collection of alternative starting situations for Blades in the Dark, along with other odds and ends, written and compiled by members of the official Blades Discord community. Attend Charterhall University’s exhibition of new alchemical and electroplasmic technologies. Ensure Duskwall’s latest 5-star restaurant gets the reviews it deserves. Race high-speed sparkcraft skiffs against other daredevils on the secret canals beneath the city. Whether you’re looking for an alternative starting scenario to the one presented in the core Blades rulebook, to play a game of Fiasco set in Duskwall, or just to see how other people have interpreted the world of Blades, this zine has something for you.

All profits from Underground Maps & Passkeys will be donated to The Bail Project, an organization dedicated to ending cash bail and, in the meantime, paying bail for those that cannot afford it.

56 pages, 15 starting situations and 2 flavorful supplements


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The graphic design of this is so varied and so thematic! I love the clear seperations between sections that it gives, and the atmosphere within! I think my only request is that some are slightly harder to read - such as the Sparking Grounds.

Haven't given all the sections a shot yet, but there's so much here to begin sparking off of to build something of your own, or provide good structure if you're uncertain where to start.

The calendar at the end is also so useful - I ended up printing a copy and then writing some of my own additional festivals on it, as it looks better than my old tables :P