Sure, you can maybe play a rogue that's got quite a checkered past, but for the most part, the characters we play in RPGs are fairly upstanding individuals (or, if they're a bard, maybe swaying back and forth a bit). But in For Blood & Coin, you play the dregs of society that usually stay far out of the way of an adventuring party. A new edition of the game is up on Kickstarter, looking to get funded.
From the campaign:
For Coin & Blood is a classically-inspired fantasy roleplaying game, which takes the direction of playing the scum and villains you normally fight inmost fantasy campaigns!
Playing assassins, cult leaders, blackguards and more, For Coin & Blood is a different look at the other side of the coin of fantasy roleplaying games. Inspired by the writings of authors such as Kate Elliot, Joe Abercrombie, Sarah Monette, Glen Cook, Anna Smith Spark, Scott Lynch, and more, For Coin & Blood is dark fantasy roleplaying about antiheroes, thieves and assassins, rooted in the darkest recess of mankind’s depredations.
While most roleplaying games hide their murderers under the mantle of “hero” (I mean, what “hero” invades underground complexes in search of treasure and murders the denizens because their whole species is “evil?”), For Coin & Blood makes no pretenses about what it asks you to be. You’re the villains that other campaigns fight. You’re the cult leaders, assassins, fallen nobles, murderers, mercenaries, necromancers and thugs.
The Kickstarter's more than 2x funded with 9 days left to go.