A downloadable RPG

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Copperhead County is a tabletop roleplaying game about organized crime, political corruption, and life & times in the modern American South. Set in the year 201x, in a fictional county in Tennessee, player characters try to get rich, American-style, while surviving against the competition, the authorities, and their own hellbound ambitions. 

Infiltrate or smash a corrupt system and become the big fish of a small pond. Investigate the rot at the heart of American society. In Copperhead County you have complete control over your methods and business - steal, deal, sell vice, do all of the above, or even none of the above. Will you get rich off the system, or will you try to change how things are done?

Copperhead County is Forged in the Dark, based on the beloved engine from Blades in the Dark.  Inspired by works like The Wire, Breaking Bad, Justified, GTA, and more,  Copperhead County presents a realist, socially-politically-conscious world and has you play an action RPG in it.

Play and find:

  • Action! Steal things, chase cars, brawl, blow stuff up!
  • Drama! Develop your character's personal relationships and demons as they embark on their new career in organized crime!
  • Politics! Consider the legacy and present of the South, in its cultural majesty and racist, capitalist horror! How do you feel about mountaintop removal mining, union organizing, charter schools, and reality television? Rig elections and corrupt the political machine, or smash it and live free!

Choose from character playbooks like:

  • The Brick, an unstoppable enforcer.
  • The Cleaner, a steady problem solver.
  • The Hazard, a volatile artisan.
  • The Mover, an uncatchable daredevil.
  • The Stringer, an ingenious executive.
  • The Wheeler, a wily politician.

In Copperhead County, your crew isn't defined by their business, but in how they approach the world. Will you smash the system, take it over, or just look after your own? Choose from crew playbooks like:

  • Hellraisers, a crew of rebels and renegades exploding the status quo.
  • Outfit, a crew of crooks and corrupters exploiting the status quo.
  • Blood, a crew of flesh and family taking care of themselves.

Steal, fight, build, negotiate, sin, and get rich in a place where whiskey and blood run together. Welcome to Copperhead County.

Copperhead County is now in Early Access! Download the EA version of the game, including all necessary material to play, setting and faction information, and The Best Brands Heist, the only RPG adventure where you rob a big-box store™. You can also grab just the playbook sheets for free.

This version of the game is not standalone, and requires referencing the Blades in the Dark SRD to play.

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Published Mar 24, 2018
StatusIn development
CategoryPhysical game
AuthorJason Eley
GenreRole Playing
Average sessionA few hours
MultiplayerLocal multiplayer


Buy Now$10.00 USD or more

In order to download this RPG you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $10 USD. You will get access to the following files:

Copperhead County EA v3.zip 24 MB

Download demo

Copperhead County Sheets EA v3.pdf 431 kB

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