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The King is just. Rather than execute you, he cursed you with the head of a wolf. Instead of death, you were exiled to be hunted for the rest of your days.

But now, the King needs you, or someone like you. There is a great crisis threatening the realm. If you were to solve it, he would remove the curse, pardon you of your crimes. What would you be willing to do for absolution?

WOLF HEAD is a dark fantasy tabletop role-playing game about medieval fable and what you will, and won't, do to be let back into the fold.

Players take on the roles of wolves, criminals cursed with a wolf head and banished from society. You have become defined by your crimes—did you commit murder, foment revolution, speak heresy, or love the wrong person? And will what you did help or hinder you in clawing back what they took from you?

Powered by Charge and the Forged in the Dark engine, this game contains everything you need to start your quest immediately—no prep required.


  • Fast-paced, easy-to-run mechanics.
  • Streamlined character creation that lets you shape your story.
  • Define your crimes and your world.
  • Quest prompts for zero-prep play.
  • Everything you need to start playing straight away!


Created by A.C. Luke

This work is based on Charge, product of Fari RPGs, developed and authored by René-Pier Deshaies-Gélinas, and licensed for use under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

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.

Banner and cover art is by Kim Diaz Holm, used under CC BY 4.0.


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

Wolf Head.pdf 18 MB
Wolf Head (Spreads).pdf 18 MB
Wolf Head Playbook.pdf 635 kB
Wolf Head Playbook (Printer Friendly).pdf 162 kB

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Hi, I would like to make a proposal to translate Wolf Head into Korean.

Could you check the your twitter DM?

How many pages is Wolf Head.pdf?


The pdf is 24 pages.


Quick check. 

On page 10 in the roll section 6 is listed twice. I'm thinking the second one is meant to be 1-3.

Again this is good stuff. Great use of ideas from other systems in a slim but evocative form. Cheers

AC this is the bomb. I love the set up and flow. I especially appreciate the campaign map and the tools to run the game.


I think it's super cool looking! Great Idea!


"ferment" -- you mean to say "foment" revolution

Fixed, thanks!

Also, MARTYR is missing an R (playbook).

just a quick note: your game is in the “Games” category, while it should rather be in the “Physical games”.


So it is! Thanks for spotting that.