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At last Middarmark

At last Middarmark.

Thor showed me this draft over four years ago. I told him it was amazing, but it wasn’t done. Since then, Thor has regretted that day and every day since. For I have born the lash against him, driving him to frenzy and madness.

But he finally did it. Middarmark is ready to enter this world.

Like all of our best work at BWHQ, this book has been a challenge for us. We’ve never done anything like it. Traditionally, we eschew setting and focus on evoking atmosphere through the rules. But Thor’s work is so powerful, so evocative, that it was worth breaking our own Beliefs. Even so, we made sure that every detail in the book is hooked back into the system in some fashion. Because, as ever, we don’t just want you to read, we want you to play.

We hope you like it.

Burning Wheel and the Codex are out of print

Hello friends,
The Burning Wheel Gold 5th printing and the Burning Wheel Codex are both out of print at the moment. It appears there is a problem with the printing of both books. We are working with the printer, but the matter will take some time to resolve. The quality of our printed materials is extremely important to us, so rest assured that we are working as hard as we can to get this fixed.

If you are experiencing any problems with your books, please write to Andy Action and include a picture of the issue.

Meantime, Torchbearer, Mouse Guard and Dungeon World are all in print. And we have a lot more great stuff coming up for you in 2017.

Thank you for your support and patience,


My friends!
We have launched a new game—INHERITANCE.

Ten years ago, Daxo murdered his beloved older brother, Baldr. Exiled by his father for his crime, he’s spent a long decade wandering. But now he’s heard that his dear grandfather has died, and he’s returned home to claim his inheritance.


It’s funding now on Kickstarter until October 3rd. I hope you’ll join us on this adventure.

Burning Wheel Codex is now available from the Burning Store

Burning Wheel Codex
The Burning Wheel Codex is now available via the Burning Store.*

Burning Wheel Codex – Get It Here

*All Kickstarter backer rewards are out the door (except for ones for which there’s a problem that we’re addressing and except the people who never responded to the survey).


The Hand of the Pit and the Black Axe

If you’re at Gen Con, swing by booth 2051 and grab a copy of our friend Todd James’ new adventure, The Hand of the Pit!

In the days of old, a giant demon hand clawed its way up from the Pit to the mine of Whelcrag, scattering gleaming gold spoor in its wake. A man-eating ogre works for the Hand, bringing it souls to feed its demonic hunger! Will you dare the haunted mine?


Riddled with mind-bending illustrations, we have a special edition of 50 adventures in zine format. For those of you who can’t be at Gen Con, head over to our store and download a PDF of the adventure for just $5!

Also, for Mouse Guard fans, we have special, limited run Black Axe weapon cards for the Mouse Guard RPG 2nd Edition.

Black Axe Promo Card2

The back face of the card contains the stats for the fabled weapon so that you can use it to slay owls and drive off weasels in your own games! The card is free if you’re buying the RPG at Gen Con or if you can tell me the proper pronunciation of Celanawe.

Gen Con 2016!

Burning Wheel Headquarters once again makes the pilgrimage to the great Oz in Indianapolis—Gen Con.

You shall find us lurking in booth #2051. At said booth we have a mighty hoard of treasures for your pleasures:

GenCon 2016 Pricelist

And furthermore, we have events! 

Thursday, 11 AM: The Burning Wheel Headquarters AMA

Thursday, 4 PM: Dungeon World/Dungeon Nerd

Friday, 2 PM: Luke is doing his Official Kickstarter Panel.

Friday, 4 PM: 3600 Seconds to Live!

Saturday, 12 PM: Luke is doing his Kickstarter War Stories panel with Cards Against Humanity, Harebrained Schemes and Exploding Kittens.

Saturday, 1 PM: BWHQ UNITE!

Sunday, 11 AM: Fantasy RPGs and Heavy Metal: A Match Made in Hell


The Codex is safely ensconced in our warehouse and our resident Cave Troll directs its conveyance to our Kickstarter backers.


We will have it available for sale at Gen Con. Otherwise, it will be available from our store once we have fulfilled all Kickstarter backer rewards. I expect that to be in mid- to late-August.

Thanks for your patience.

New review & podcast about Torchbearer RPG!

Ooh – there’s a new review and a podcast about Torchbearer RPG from Shut Up And Sit Down!




We’re proud to announce a new line of games called “Parsely Games for purchase via the Burning Store!
Created by BWHQ affiliate (and co-author of FreeMarket RPG), Jared Sorensen of Momento-Mori Theatricks, Parsely Games are inspired by Ye Olde Text Parsers from days of yore, but substituting a live human for the computer parser. Parsely Games are small, portable and fun for (almost) all occasions.

Parsely Games - 8 Logos

• Play them anywhere! On trips, in long lines, camping, at game cons…

• Play them with anyone! Young or old, expert or total n00b

• Play with a few friends or 100 random strangers at the same time

There are currently eight Parsely Game titles available via the Burning Store:

Mouse Guard RPG 2nd Edition Hardcover & Boxed Sets now available via Burning Store


2016 PAX East BWHQ Booth - Thor










The BWHQ crew has returned from their successful foray to 2016 PAX East with some new goodies:
Mouse Guard RPG 2nd Edition Boxed Sets & Hardcover books are now available directly via the Burning Store!

Mouse Guard RPG Second Edition Boxed Set, link: here
Mouse Guard RPG Second Edition Hardcover Book, link: here