BWHQ’s Luke Crane at Pax Prime 2015

Luke will be in Seattle this week speaking at PAX Dev and PAX Prime!

 Kickstarter for GamesWednesday2:30 PM, Grand Ballroom
Design an RPG in 3600 SecondsSaturday11:30 AM, Sphinx
The Far Future of GamesSunday1 PM, Sphinx
When not speaking at events, Luke can be found in Gamma Ray Games’ room, demoing Swords & Strongholds.
Swords & Strongholds will be for sale at the Gamma Ray Games table, as well as a few remaining copies of Miseries and Misfortunes.
You can reach Luke in Seattle through his Twitter handle (@Burning_Luke) if you have questions about Burning Wheel, Mouse Guard, Torchbearer or Swords & Strongholds.
Luke also has one special secret surprise prize for one fan who can find him and answer some questions on Friday.
Follow him on Twitter for more hints on what’s up!
Thanks!

Harken, Bards! Last Week to Submit Your Torchbearer Adventures!

Hail, burners!

Tis your last week to submit your pitch for a Torchbearer adventure! Contest ends on this coming Monday, August 17th!

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BWHQ wants to commission exciting, dungeon-based fantasy adventures for the Torchbearer RPG. Luke and Thor will commission their favorite pitch for publication as a PDF. We will work with the author in an editorial capacity to develop the adventure and edit the text, and we will commission art for the adventure, including a pretty map. And we will pay you for your work.

All you have to do is fill out this form to enter!

What are we looking for?

  1. The concept for the adventure
  2. Some background on the dungeon
  3. One or more hooks
  4. Your vision of the adventure’s climax
  5. A rough map of 10-15 areas

Feel free to e-mail submissions@burningwheel.com with any questions or comments!

Good luck adventurers!

Arlin

Critical Success at GenCon 2015 (or at least we rolled fours and up)!

Luke (@Burning_Luke) and Thor (@mimir9) are back from GenCon 2015 and they bear only glad tidings! We sold all our stock and MouseGuard: Swords & Strongholds was a success!

Before you is Luke’s demo of Swords & Strongholds brought to us by the awesome, Team Covenant!

And their interview with Luke!

Speaking of bearing glad tidings… check out… TORCH BEAR featured in 100 Swords, the “2-Player Sword-Based Dungeon Crawling Micro Deck-Builder”!

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Hope you all had fun! Maybe I’ll see you guys their next year T-T

Fare thee well,

Arlin

 

 

Gen Con 2015!

Hail burners!

Gen Con Indy 2015 is finally upon us, and Burning Wheel will be there! We’ll be located in the Exhibitor’s Hall at booth 2545, where you can meet Luke and Thor, demo Mouse Guard: Swords & Strongholds (we’ll have copies for sale!), purchase our books, and try and snag a printed zine of Luke Crane’s Miseries & Misfortunes (only 22 printed copies will be unleashed upon the masses at 11AM on Thursday!)

In addition, Thor will be running a new Torchbearer adventure: The Secret Vault of the Queen of Thieves (see schedule below)!

Fair thee well, adventurers! See you in Indianapolis!

Baroque Adventuring with Luke Crane

Medieval fantasy tropes are a staple in the wild world of tabletop roleplaying games; I know I’ve enjoyed my fair share of ancient castles, untamed countryside, mighty barbarian kings and steadfast paladins, and naive villagers who gossip you into crazy adventures. You adventure, you hoard treasure, you affect the landscape, times passes… but everything remains static culturally and politically on a dungeon train going in circles. Mind you, I eat this stuff up.

But what if you could play a tabletop roleplaying game in a more progressive time, with more politically-charged backdrops in a changing metropolis with muskets and sacrilegious magic performed in the depths of the city? What if you could play like this within those very nooks and crannies set in the timeline of our world’s own history ? Well, Luke Crane, the creator of Burning Wheel, has given us an avenue of such.

Today, Burning Wheel Headquarters launches Miseries and Misfortunes; a fun baroque supplement for Basic Dungeons and Dragons by Luke Crane. It is set in Paris, France during the mid 17th century following closely to the culture and environment of the time. Adventure like a Parisian (not unlike the characters in Alexandre Dumas’ The Three Musketeers) and explore the volatile times that predated the French Revolution.

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Miseries and Misfortunes is a 54-page supplement for Basic Dungeons & Dragons. It contains six new classes, as well as weapons, spells and equipment for playing D&D in the first half of the 17th century. Rules describe fighting with rapier, pistol, pike and musket in small formations, hiring servants and exploring strange and forgotten places.

Download it now at our store fo’ free!

 

Your ever enthusiastic guard captain here at Burning Wheel HQ,

Arlin

Some Burning Wheel Action hosted by Roll20!

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So, Roll20‘s Adam Koebel is gamemasterin’ some Burning Wheel for their Game Master Series on Youtube! Check out the latest episodes on their channel!

Do you have unique, evocative adventure ideas? Would you like to see them published?

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Well met, adventurers; especially all you bards out there!

BWHQ wants to commission exciting, dungeon-based fantasy adventures for the Torchbearer RPG. Luke and Thor will commission their favorite pitch for publication as a PDF. We will work with the author in an editorial capacity to develop the adventure and edit the text, and we will commission art for the adventure, including a pretty map. And we will pay you for your work.

All you have to do is fill out this form to enter!

What are we looking for?

  1. The concept for the adventure
  2. Some background on the dungeon
  3. One or more hooks
  4. Your vision of the adventure’s climax
  5. A rough map of 10-15 areas

Feel free to e-mail submissions@burningwheel.com with any questions or comments!

 

The More You Nerd interviews our founder, Luke Crane!

Check out Luke Crane’s interview on The More You Nerd Podcast (Episode 162: Burning History with Luke Crane)!

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“Luke Crane, creator of Burning Wheel and the Games Lead for Kickstarter,  joins Drew, Patrick, and Myles to talk about the culture of table top gaming before spiraling into an impromptu history lesson!”

— The More You Nerd Podcast

I like comics — especially when they’re about Burning Wheel!

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Well met, adventurers!

So, if you haven’t heard of Mythcreants​ and their bi-weekly comic strip, Roll Dice Already!, check it out right now!
RollDiceAlready! explores “the joys and absurdities of tabletop roleplaying” that we’ve come to know so well through our own adventures. Most recently, we’ve come to find that they’ve been playing Burning Wheel!
And as an added bonus, thanks to the crew at Mythcreants, we are able to offer all the strips featuring Burning Wheel in one PDF for free! So, check it out and thanks again, Mythcreants!

So, enjoy and happy adventuring!

 

Burning Wheel Presents Two New Adventures!

I bear glad tidings, adventurers! Two new Burning Wheel adventures are available in our store right now. You can download the free PDFs, and enjoy it today with friends around the table or over at Roll20!

Screen Shot 2015-06-15 at 2.56.34 PMTwilight in the Duchy Verdorben combines three introductory Burning Wheel adventures by Luke Crane and Thor Olavsrud; Trouble In Hochen, Dinner for One, and Your Day In Court. Art by Jordan Worley and Tony Dowler. Free PDF.

 

Screen Shot 2015-06-15 at 4.40.44 PMWords Remain Below is a Burning Wheel adventure that deals with superstition, fear, justice, and morality in the midst of a volatile situation as the fate of a young woman accused of being a witch rests in your hands. Written by Larry Bierworth & Patrick Riegert. Free PDF!