A downloadable tabletop RPG

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Copperhead County is a Southern noir game about organized crime and political corruption in a fictional slice of present-day Tennessee. Steal, deal, 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 and inspired by media like Breaking BadBetter Call Saul, and The Wire, plus contemporary crime fiction by the likes of Daniel Woodrell, Walter Mosley, Elmore Leonard, and Attica Locke.

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 a complete original setting.

Need some shit to play with it? Your EA purchase also includes three "adventure modules" ready to launch a campaign or power a one-shot.

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, and television news? Will you infiltrate the political machine to entrench your power, or smash it and reject authority?
  • MusicCopperhead County has two official soundtracks: a regular one and an extremely long one. Listen to the main soundtrack right here!

Backing Copperhead County during the EA period is backing the final product. This game is 100% DIY-produced. There are no publishers or crowdfunding campaigns here. Your purchase goes directly to supporting, growing, and completing the game.

Created by Jason Eley
Additional writing and editing by Michael Crowley
Interior art and additional cartography by Adam Schwaninger
Cover and iconic character art by Dylan Choonhachat

Forged in the Dark

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.


Buy Now$17.96 USD or more

In order to download this tabletop RPG you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $17.96 USD. You will get access to the following files:

Copperhead County EA v10f.pdf 23 MB
Copperhead County Sheets 07-09-21.pdf 373 kB
The Best Brands Heist v10b.pdf 353 kB
The Collectible Card Grab v10.pdf 88 kB
The Fundraiser Fandango v10.pdf 109 kB
VTT Sheets.zip 2 MB

Download demo

The Collectible Card Grab v10 DEMO.pdf 88 kB
Copperhead County EA PREVIEW v10.pdf 4 MB
Copperhead County Playbooks 07-09-21.pdf 373 kB

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