Introduction to the Game

I'm looking for players for a new in-person RPG campaign using the Black Sword Hack, a dark fantasy role playing game. For those who might be interested, here are some of the details.

If you're interested in playing, or have any questions, you can reach me at [email protected]

Where and When

The game will be weekly, on Sunday at around 1:00pm. It'll be at the Critical Hit games store in Pinellas County, Florida. I'd be open to changing the location, if the players can suggest someplace better.

My plan is to have the first session on September 10th. I can take up to 6 players. Characters

The Game Rules

Is it D&D? Not exactly. it's a similar game, much simpler to learn and play. If you've played D&D you should have no problem learning this game.

New players are completely welcome. No experience required.

The Game World

The Black Sword Hack is a weird fantasy game, strongly inspired by authors like Michael Moorcock, Fritz Lieber, and Poul Anderson.

The game describes itself as follows: > Grab your sword and shield of bronze, don your demonic breastplate, and recall the spells you stole from Elfheim. You must get ready for battle, for the enemy is threatening everything and everyone you’ve ever known. The struggle between Law and Chaos is coming to an end, and reality itself is in danger. You may have to sell your soul, and perhaps even lose your life – but if the world is to disappear tomorrow, you and your companions will go to your doom knowing you fought til the bitter end.

The world itself isn't defined. The players and the GM will create it together. In our first session, we'll be drawing a map of the world, and creating some of the places and factions that exist in this world. Book Cover


The setting is a possibly doomed world, a battleground between the forces of Law and Chaos.

I'd like to keep the game fairly serious. Not that there won't be jokes at the table, but all of the in-game material will be true to the fantasy genre on which the game is based.

Do I need to bring anything?

Not really, no. I'll have dice and pencils, but feel free to bring your own dice and writing implements.

Getting the game

To be clear, you don't need to buy the game (or anything else). But if you're interested you can get copies of it as follows:

Reviews of Black Sword Hack

Here's a couple of reviews of Black Sword Hack that might give you a better idea of what the game is like:

A quick overview:

An overview of the rulebook:

A lengthy review:

An actual play: