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(DealerUmbra) #1

This'll be a post that grows over time as we learn more about the crew. Right now, I'll just try and summarize what we know about them from the Patreon video and other sources, character-sheet wise. I'm thinking about doing stats for the individual characters and their Actions going forward. If there's any information I'm missing or that I have wrong, let me know!

General Background to the Show

RollPlay: Blades is using the Blades in the Dark system developed by John Harper who will also be the DM of the show.

The Crew are Assassins, operating out of a dilapidated library. Many names have been discussed, including but not limited to The Readers and The Scholars, but nothing has been decided upon.

  • They have a reputation for being Professionals.
  • They have the Deadly special ability, giving them a free point in either the Hunt, Prowl, or Skirmish actions, player's choice.

  • As Assassins, they have access to Insight and Prowess Training. This gives them additional XP for Insight
    and Prowess Training if they choose this action during downtime.

  • They have also chosen the Assassin rigging upgrade, which allows them to carry more items into the field, and the Hidden upgrade, keeping their lair a secret.
  • They have a friend in Irimina, a vicious noble.
Faction Tier Status
The Unseen IV +1
The Foghounds I +1
The Lost I +1
City Council V -1
Lord Scurlock III -1
Bluecoats IV -1
The Reconciled III -2
The Silver Nails III -1
The Empty Vessel I -1

djWHEAT/Vana "Miss Cattaby" Cattaby

Wheat is playing the Spider known as Miss Cattaby, a false noble that has masterminded her way up the social ladder. Her Vice is gambling, high-stakes games of cards in the dark. She is friends with Salia, a secret-broker and rivals with Jennah, a servant.

Heritage: Akoros, Imperial City

Background: Noble

  • She has the Foresight upgrade, allowing her to assist another player without paying stress. This can be done up to three times per score.


  • Insight 2
    • Study 2
    • Survey 1
  • Prowess 1
    • Prowl 1
  • Resolve 2
    • Consort 2
    • Sway 2


Anne is playing Rune, an arcane Whisper with her ghostly hound Myth. Her Vice is stupor, which she achieves with the aid of black lotus; a hallucinatory smoke that gives pleasant dreams. Her black lotus supplier is Martin Gull, owner of the Leaky Bucket. She is a friend of Quellyn, a witch, and an enemy of Lord Scurlock, a vampire.

Heritage: Akoros, Duskwall

Background: Underworld

  • She has the Ritual upgrade, allowing her to summon supernatural beings through study.


  • Insight 2
    • Survey 1
    • Study 1
  • Prowess 3
    • Finesse 1
    • Prowl 1
    • Skirmish 1
  • Resolve 3
    • Attune 2
    • Consort 1
    • Sway 1

Geoff(iNcontroL)/Carriless "The Raven" Firm

Geoff is playing a Carriless Firm, a demon-blooded Cutter with completely black eyes. His vice is faith: sacrifice for a greater demon. He is a friend of Mercy, a cold killer and a rival of Marlane, a pugilist.

Heritage: Tycheros

Background: Underworld

  • He has the Leader upgrade, making him more efficient in leading a cohort in combat, and makes the cohort more efficient as well. (Note: the Crew does not have a cohort at this time, outside of Myth.)

Attributes & Actions:

  • Prowess 3
    • Finesse 1
    • Prowl 2
    • Skirmish 3
  • Resolve 1
    • Command 2

Ezekiel_III/Aldo "The Lesson"

Zeke is playing Aldo, a soft-spoken Cutter with a love for the finer arts. His Vice is pleasure, going to museums and absorbing the culture of Duskwall. He's a friend of Stras, a clever blade and an enemy of Grace, an extortionist.

Heritage: Akoros, Duskwall

Background: Academic

  • He has the Brutal upgrade, which makes his physical attacks more powerful.

Attributes & Actions:

  • Insight 1
    • Study 2
  • Prowess 2
    • Skirmish 3
    • Wreck 2
  • Resolve 1
    • Command 2

Admin edit: This is now a Wiki post. That means that some (not all) can edit this post freely and update it with information.

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(Twitch: ChromeViper) #2

:itmejphappy: :itmejp10:

(Twitch: LiveSpace) #3

Do you mind if I make this into a wiki post?

edit: that would mean that anyone with a certain trust level will be able to do edits to your post. It would be the first wiki post but it would be an interesting test.

(DealerUmbra) #4

I don't mind at all, go ahead!

(Might be Captain Marvel) #5

Love this post and I hope more of this type of wiki post can is made for the other RollPlay shows. :itmejp10:

@DealerUmbra when all the cast art is out you can have the name of the character link to the image of the character so it does not change the format much :smiley:

(DealerUmbra) #6

Added links to the ones we have so far! I just used the twitter picture link; I don't know if Geers has a more permanent solution somewhere else.

(Twitch: LiveSpace) #7

Added in some formatting. For the names and pasted the image directly into the text to break up the constant flow of text a bit more.

(That Guy™) #8

Added Twitter hyperlinks and full names to the cast

(Might be Captain Marvel) #9

added the small general background to the show section. I know this is a post about the crew but I felt like adding information about the system and John Harpers twitter tag would be good.

(That Guy™) #10

Maybe merge this info with a mega wiki after the show starts for a one stop thread for all the info. Kinda like a Neogaf thread.

(Might be Captain Marvel) #11

a mega thread just for Blades or for all Rollplay shows with all the links?

(That Guy™) #12

a mega thread for each new long-form show going forward. Links to the vods/youtube. short synopsis of each episode, updated character backstories and stats etc...

(Might be Captain Marvel) #13

that would be awesome! :itmejp10:

(ScratchNSn1ff) #14

there could be a Wiki page simply called "The Grave" where dead PC info goes, that'd be pretty cool

(Zandivya) #15

I wonder if Zeke is taking inspiration from Mr. Tulip in Terry Pratchett's The Truth
or from the similar duo in Neil Gaiman's Neverwhere.

Mr. Tulip being a very large, very strong man, who is brutally violent at all possible moments except when there is art involved.

(Broxalar) #16

Such a great post of information to set things up. Very interesting to see how things will shape up with this crew!

(DealerUmbra) #17

It's very hard to actually die in Blades, so I don't think we'll see too many dead characters.

However, we could definitely have some kind of "Off-Screen" section for PCs that are in jail and/or overindulging on their vices.

(FunkTownHero) #18

Shout out to GearsArt for those amazing pictures!

(Twitch: InvoluntarilyHuman) #19

Zekes character looks bad-ass. I love the book-loving brawler trope.

What a great cast. I can't wait to see this one. This is going to be great!

(ScratchNSn1ff) #20

i was thinking that wiki could be for all the RP shows like an almost collective grave that all PCs go to, but you make a good point bout the Blades campaign.