A Family of Blades - Modern Action & Intrigue

Hi everyone, I just released A Family of Blades, my Leverage-inspired FitD game.


A Family of Blades is a tabletop roleplaying game about a team of criminals who became a family, broke up, and have now been thrust back together for one last job.

I wrote A Family of Blades as a streamlined hack of Blades with an emphasis on fast-paced one-shots and episodic gameplay. Inside you’ll find all the rules you need to play games inspired by the likes of Leverage, Burn Notice, Ocean’s Eleven, and the Fast & Furious movies.

The game is currently half-price for Early Access and you’ll need to reference the SRD or have a working knowledge of the system in order to play. The final version will be entirely self-contained, however, and purchasing the game now also gets you the final version.


This is an excellent boil-down of Blades for one-shot action. I’m really into it!

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Just a quick post to say that A Family of Blades was just updated to Version 1.1!

In addition to an extra editing and rules pass, this version includes new artwork and ten new pages describing the five playbooks in greater detail.

Future updates will focus on moving Family towards being an entirely self-contained product, with a focus as ever on streamlining the core Blades rules for ease of learning and playing.