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Moth-Light is a dramatic science-fiction game set in a post-fall civilization plagued by giant arthropods known as Moths. 

Players confront issues of trust, form pacts, and pursue personal goals to further their story and cement the bonds that bind them.

Take flight in a novel fantasy Forged in the Dark and usher in a new age of human achievement.

Designed for one Game Master and three to five creative players.


All the rules you'll need to play Moth-Light on Beacon.

Background on the setting, including the peoples of Beacon, the role of predecessor technology in the game, and more.

Guidelines on how to interpret post-fall tech in your game.

Instructions on how to create Pacts, pull Strings, and form Bonds: Novel elements that play into personal drama and drive the fiction to new heights.

A Pact Sheet to track your quest's progress.

Detailed reference sheets to improve your play experience.

Six basic playbooks in booklet format including:

  • The Favorite: A Privileged Leader & Diplomat
  • The Hunter: A Skilled Tracker & Guide
  • The Mouse: A Sneaky Scavenger & Thief
  • The Sage: A Learned Philosopher & Engineer
  • The Spear: A Masterful Martial-Artist & Warrior
  • The Will: A Disciplined Spiritual Leader & Adept

And two special playbooks:

  • The Heart: A Pure Soul Bound by a Sacred Destiny
  • The Shell: A Lost Soul Preserved in Steel


Additional setting material and lore.

Improved formatting and layout.

Beautifully illustrated art by Al Lukehart.

Detailed examples of play.


Original Concept, Writing, & Layout by Justin Ford

Based on the systems and rules created for  Blades in the Dark, by John Harper, and published by Evil Hat.

Developer's Note: This version of the game is in development. Your copy will feed back into more frequent updates, developer blogs, new playbooks,  world lore for Beacon & Reprieve, and beautiful art! Follow me here or on twitter for more updates, developer blogs, and previews.

Thank you so much for your encouragement and financial support



Updated 7 days ago
StatusIn development
CategoryPhysical game
GenreRole Playing
TagsFantasy, fitd, Sci-fi, sci-fi, ttrpg


Buy Now$10.00 USD or more

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Moth-Light 1.0a.pdf 877 kB

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Moth-Light Sheets.pdf 3 MB

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