You are the crew of a smuggler skyship
Lady Blackbird is on the run from an arranged marriage to Count Carlowe. She hired a smuggler skyship, The Owl, to take her from her palace on the Imperial world of Ilysium to the far reaches of the Remnants, so she could be with her once secret lover: the pirate king Uriah Flint.
HOWEVER, just before reaching the halfway point of Haven, The Owl was pursued and captured by the Imperial cruiser Hand of Sorrow, under charges of flying a false flag.
EVEN NOW, Lady Blackbird, her bodyguard, and the crew of The Owl are detained in the brig, while the Imperial commander runs the smuggler ship’s registry over the wireless. It’s only a matter of time before they discover the outstanding warrants and learn that The Owl is owned by none other than the infamous outcast, Cyrus Vance.
How will Lady Blackbird and the others escape the Hand of Sorrow?
What dangers lie in their path?
Will they be able to find the secret lair of the pirate king? if they do, will Uriah Flint accept Lady Blackbird as his bride? By the time they get there, will she want him to?
Go play! And find out.
Inspired by Sci-fi classics like Star Wars and Firefly with an added steampunk twist, Lady Blackbird is a rules-lite RPG written by John Harper. You get to play as one of the pre-generated crew of The Owl (including Lady Blackbird herself), making a daring escape from the Hand of Sorrow.
You don’t need to know anything about the system ahead of time, or about roleplaying games at all! We’re completely newbie friendly!
I’ll be providing character sheets, dice, pencils and writing materials. If you want to bring dice of your own, the game is played with six-sided dice.
No game is more important than the players, and we will use safety tools (X Card, Lines & Veils, Open Door) to make sure everyone’s in a good place, even when the story gets to some dark places. If you don’t already know them that’s fine, I’ll brief you before we begin.
Who am I?
My name is Arthur. I write and I tweet about indie role-playing games. I’ve been playing and running tabletop role-playing games since 2017.
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