A downloadable tabletop RPG
Copperhead County is a Southern noir game about organized crime and political corruption in a fictional slice of Tennessee, circa 201X. Steal, deal, sin, and pursue the American Dream in a place where whiskey and blood run together.
Copperhead County is Forged in the Dark, based on the beloved engine from Blades in the Dark. Inspired by media like The Wire, Breaking Bad & Better Call Saul, Justified, and the books of Daniel Woodrell, Elmore Leonard, and Attica Locke—plus many other works of contemporary crime fiction—Copperhead County presents a grounded world and invites you to play an action RPG in it.
The current Early Access version of the game is a 60+ page PDF, extensively playtested and refined, compatible with the free Blades in the Dark SRD. You will need to reference the SRD, or have a working knowledge of the system, to play. The EA document contains full variant rules, playbooks, player and GM guidance, and an original setting. There's a lot of content! A standalone release is coming soon!
Anyone who purchases Copperhead County during the EA period gets a discount from the final price, subsequent updates for free, and the satisfaction of backing a 100% DIY independent RPG.
Play and find:
- Action! Steal things, chase cars, brawl goons, blow stuff up.
- Drama! Explore your character's personal relationships and problems as they embark on their new career in organized crime.
- Politics! Consider the legacy and present of the South, in its dueling majesty and horror. How do you feel about mountaintop removal mining, union organizing, charter schools, and television news? Will you infiltrate the political machine to entrench your power, or smash it and reject authority?
- Music! Copperhead County has two official soundtracks: a regular one and an extremely long one. Listen to the main soundtrack right here!
Created, designed, written, directed, & produced by Jason Eley
Cover and iconic character art by Dylan Choonhachat
Interior art and additional cartography by Adam Schwaninger
Additional gameplay writing & design by Michael Crowley
Additional playbook graphic design & layout by Calum Grace
Additional cartography by Tiffany Munro
Blades in the Dark™ is a trademark of One Seven Design. The Forged in the Dark Logo is © One Seven Design, and is used with permission.
In order to download this tabletop RPG you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $15 USD. You will get access to the following files:
- March Mini-Update: Ouch10 days ago
- The Nashville Tornado31 days ago
- February 3: Playbook Sheets v8.549 days ago
- February 2: Map Update + Factions Preview51 days ago
- The Official Text AP Begins!56 days ago
- February: Unraveling 201763 days ago
- January: Captains & Heathens92 days ago
- Merry Crimesmas Sale + FORGED IN THE HEARTH BUNDLE!Dec 19, 2019