Anatomy of a Faction

Factions in Blades in the Dark serve two primary functions: first, to illustrate setting, and second, to provide numeric data to several of the game’s player-facing mechanics. Per the “Factions of Doskvol” handout on p. 21 of the Player’s Kit, all base Blades factions consist of at least four major data points:

  • Name
  • Tier (dictates dice pools and obstacles)
  • Hold (dictates faction vulnerability)
  • War status (with the player crew)

However, p. 285 of the rulebook lays out a number of additional data points for the “notables” of Doskvol (defined as the Underworld subgroup of factions and a handful of extras)…

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