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Hello, World is a post-cyberpunk tabletop role-playing game set in a digital utopia free of scarcity. The only thing in short supply is Memory: a priceless resource that lets Users forge lasting, meaningful experiences. Subvert the system as a Black Hat or forge your own Dynasty, run from the deadly Glitch and defy the Administration as an immortal User!

Will you challenge the status quo, where most Users go about forgetful immortal lives continually consuming stale entertainments? Or will you protect this society, free of want or need, from those who might tamper with or destroy it? Or will you go all the way and shatter the bonds that hold this place together to welcome the all-consuming Glitch that terminates consciousness?


hello, world is a table-top roleplaying game that is "Forged in the Dark", meaning it is a hack of John Harper's Blades in the Dark (bladesinthedark.com).   Blades in the Dark has an open-source System Reference Document (SRD).  Knowledge of how to play Blades is assumed for the current version but hello, world will continue to receive regular update patches until it is ready to go gold as a standalone role-playing game.

hello, world has a special rate for financial hardship!  Use this URL: https://umbralaeronaut.itch.io/moderator

Would you like to provide feedback?  Go to the Hello, World Feedback Form!  I'll give you a free download code as thanks!


Hello, World now has a Spotify playlist!

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$6.00 USD or more

In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $6 USD. You will get access to the following files:

HW_Player Handouts.pdf 2 MB
HW_Playbooks.pdf 320 kB
HW_Guide booklet.pdf 3 MB
HW_Crew Sheets.pdf 354 kB
HW_Faction Map.pdf 110 kB
BBC_Pregenerated Chars.pdf 4 MB

Download demo

HW_DEMO_Player Handouts.pdf 2 MB
DEMO_Pregenerated Chars.pdf 4 MB

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