A downloadable playbook

Riches to rags! Princes to paupers! Whether your character studied sculpture at Saint Martin's College or was merely fed by a silver spoon, The Prince is a playbook for Blades in the Dark about being a scoundrel by choice, rather than necessity. Touchstones include Marius Pontmercy, Common People, Percy Blakeney from The Scarlet Pimpernel, Iron-Blooded Orphan's Kudelia Bernstein, and failing children from any number of noble houses in space. Your reasons for choosing this life are your own, but unlike everyone else caught in Doskvol's underworld, you can always walk away.

The Prince was designed for the Unusual Suspects Jam in September 2020.

Included are a character sheet and playbook ready to use!

For fillable online playbooks, there's the traditional option available here, as well as a fancier version here designed to be compatible with the Eskur Character Keeper.

If you like this playbook, check out The Clown and The Arts of War, for Beam Saber!

CategoryPhysical game
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
(11 total ratings)
AuthorMousewife Games
Tagsblades-in-the-dark, playbook, prince, unusualsuspects


Prince Character Sheet.pdf 327 kB
Prince Playbook Book.pdf 24 MB


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Aren't you sick of being desperate and destitute? Don't you just want to be bad for bad's sake? To misbehave and get away with it? To descend into the muck and elevate those lucky enough to share your presence? THE PRINCE is all that and more: an elegant, awful rogue who doesn't have to be here, but is. Every arrow in your quiver is an opportunity to make being bad be fun. It meshes so so well with what Blades aspires to, and it's a delight to play (and to witness!)

this is such a good and sharp playbook!

I love this concept. The Double Dealer ability is especially good.

this is so cool!!!! i love it!!

A phenomenal playbook that I can't wait to get to the table. Well done!