Limited number of Blades Special Edition available!

It’s a good day for cutthroats, smugglers, and other nefarious types. We’ve just received word that we have a few extra copies of the Blades in the Dark Special Edition!

Hold your lurking-in-the-dark horses. (Do horses lurk? If they don’t, they SHOULD.) Didn’t you say the special edition would only be available to Kickstarter backers?

We did. See, printing is a funny thing. When we print a game, we always print a bit more than we need to account for lost packages, damaged shipments, printing errors, and any books used to defend the KS backer from a knife attack by a shadowy figure. (Actually, I don’t know if we’d replace the book in that last instance. Strangely, it has never come up.) We’re usually pretty good about making those estimates—they’re fueled by Fred’s magical record-keeping ninja powers. But on rare occasions, we lose more copies than expected. That happened with Dresden Files Accelerated earlier this year, and it kinda sucks but then we move along and fix it. On other rare occasions, the printing and shipping fairies are kind to us. We have fewer damages, lost packages, and misprints. And then we end up with extras.

That’s why we ended up with copies after saying that we wouldn’t be able to get any.

Restrain the crew of horse assassins again! (Horseassins? Shouldn’t that be a thing?!) What is the Special Edition?

The Special Edition contains all of the stuff you get in the standard print edition, but with two major differences:

  • A swanky cover (although the cover of the standard print is also swanky)
  • An additional city guide for U’Duasha, the city of fire and bronze. It includes city maps, factions, situations, items, and treasures unique to the Iruvian city of U’Duasha. More places to practice your lurking skills is always good!

The Special Edition will sell for $50, which is exactly what Kickstarter backers paid for it. That seems fair and all, and we’re a fair bunch of evilly hatted scoundrels.

I wants it, my shadow-skulking precious! How do I get my grabby hands on it?!?!

There are two ways to get a copy! First, you can order a copy from the Evil Hat webstore. A stealthy team of black garbed footpads will deliver it to your door. Or, you know, the postal service might do it.

PLEASE NOTE that the Evil Hat webstore no longer offers international shipping. We love our international folks in a major way, and we hate the idea that shipping your products to you from our webstore often costs more than the actual games. With that in mind, we’ve been working hard to develop more and more relationships with overseas distributors. In this case, we know that’s not going to do you a whole lot of good, since the SE will only be offered via our webstore. So! If you live outside of the US and are willing to pay the postage, we suggest a freight forwarder like It should still be cheaper than the postage rates we were able to offer previously.

If you are going to GenCon, you can get your grabby hands on a copy right there at the con! Indie Press Revolution will have a limited number of copies for sale at booth 2338. Then you don’t have to engage in any of that postage nonsense at all, and you can lurk in the corners of the convention hall with your copy!

Any last words of wisdom before we embark on our latest score?

Why yes! I’m so glad you asked!

These are the LAST LAST REALLY THE LAST copies of the special edition that we intend to print. There are about 500 of them in total. We’re splitting that number between GenCon and our webstore. When they are gone, they are gone like a stolen painting at a black market auction. If you’d like a copy, we advise getting on that as soon as possible.

Did you really just write an informational blog post that included horseassins, printing fairies, and mail-delivering black garbed footpads?

I sure did. And I can write more of them, if you have questions. Just ask ‘em in the comments or email me at