Harken, adventurers — not all heroes are forged in the realm of medieval fantasy.
So, I’m really excited to announce that the Burning Wheel Store will now be carrying indie tabletop roleplaying games, debuting with two renowned RPGs that elegantly explore existential conflicts, galvanizing landscapes of the future, and magically powered mechs (enough said!).
Be sure to look out for more indie features in the future!
Lacuna Part I. The Creation of the Mystery and the Girl from Blue City by Jared Sorensen
I’m enamored by this game. Mechanically simple and clean, it takes us on a straightforward adventure through a delightfully strange, war torn landscape built from billions of human minds and guarded by Arachnid-headed beings.
Lacuna Part I. The Creation of the Mystery and the Girl from Blue City comes to us from the award-winning game designer and creator of InSpectres, Jared Sorensen of Memento Mori Theatricks. Lacuna won the 2006 Indie RPG Awards’ Most Innovative Game Winner and has been received well by the gaming community.
“…fabulously cool.” – Ken Hite, Out of the Box
“…elegant and simple mechanics for resolving conflicts…the inclusion of the heart-rate mechanic is fantastic [and] it’s one of the best pacing mechanics that I’ve seen so far…” – Paul Tevis, Have Games, Will Travel
“It is, in my view, the best work from Memento Mori by a considerable margin, and if you haven’t been paying attention, that means I think it’s one of the strongest RPGs in existence.” – Ron Edwards, Sorcerer
“This game is amazing. I think, and I can’t believe I’m going to say this, that this is Jared’s best design. And I think Inspectres is one of the best RPGs ever written.” – Luke Crane, Burning Wheel
“…one of the most unusual, thought-provoking, and limitless RPGs of the past 10 years.” – Zachary Houghton, RPG Blog
Tenra Bansho Zero by Junichi Inoue, translated by Andy Kitowski
Tenra Bansho Zero transports us to the far future where feudal Japanese has another chance to permeate the political and cultural landscape, only this time with magical tech — and did I mention the mechs that run on magic?!
Hailing from the wonderful world of Japanese manga and translated for us by Andy Kitkowski, Tenra Bansho Zero “is a Japanese Storytelling Game of ‘Hyper-Asian Fantasy’, in the author’s own words. Conceived, designed and illustrated by famous manga author Junichi Inoue (and featuring gorgeous art from illustrators Hiroyuki Ishida, Rasenjin Hayami and others), Tenra Bansho Zero is one of the most recognized “Made in Japan” tabletop role-playing games.” It was nominated for the 2013 Golden Geek Best RPG Artwork/Presentation Nominee & the 2014 ENnie for Best Production Values Nominee.