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A young thief and newcomer

You’re new here. New to the crew, new to Doskvol, or just new to being a scoundrel. You might be the youngest in the crew, but you know a trick or two. You know how to lift some coin, how to slip out of the local Bluecoat precinct, and how to annoy someone with endless questions. You’ve made friends with ghosts and pulled off a few small-time cons, and now you think you’re ready for the big time. Let’s hope the rest of the crew thinks the same.

The Pledge is a fan playbook written and designed for the Blades in the Dark RPG by John Harper. It is designed to fit into any crew, especially as a new addition in the middle of an ongoing campaign. You'll need the full Blades in the Dark rules to use this playbook.


Based on the design and world of Blades in the Dark by John Harper

Written & designed by Michael Elliott

Original cover image by HLS 44 on Unsplash

Playbook and character sheet templates by Justin Ford

This work is based on Blades in the Dark, 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.

CategoryPhysical game
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
(7 total ratings)
GenreRole Playing
Tagsbitd, blades-in-the-dark, Dark Fantasy, playbook, Tabletop role-playing game, urchin
Average sessionA few hours


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Click download now to get access to the following files:

The Pledge Playbook v 2.1.pdf 3 MB
Pledge Character Sheet.pdf 193 kB

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