Three gorgeous books—all you need to play Burning Wheel forever—in one simple bundle.
Burning Wheel is an award-winning fantasy roleplaying game in which players take on the roles of vibrant, dynamic characters whose very beliefs propel the story forward. Starting with a simple D6 dice pool mechanic, this game intuitively builds on its core concepts. The rules detail dramatic systems for task resolution, advancement, trials of belief, tests of nerve, searing social conflict, dangerous sorcery, miraculous faith, and brutal, gut-wrenching martial combat. Behind the dice, your decisions drive the game’s systems. Their choices tangibly affect every outcome—from glorious victory to ignominious defeat. But there are consequences to every decision, ramifications to every action. The choices you make close off one path, while opening another. This philosophy underpins the character creation system for Burning Wheel. And it’s not just a matter of pushing a point here, or nudging a number there: As soon as a player decides to make a character in Burning Wheel, he is confronted with decisions about the character’s past, ethics, beliefs, scars, goals and dreams. Questions whose answers affect not only the player’s character, but the shape of the story as a whole. Burning Wheel is presented in an easy-to-read writing style, with plenty of insight and advice from the designer. If you’re not careful, Burning Wheel will change the way you play roleplaying games.
The Revised Edition of Burning Wheel Gold is the definitive Burning Wheel book and contains adjustments, revisions and errata incorporated by the author.
The Burning Wheel Codex stands as the companion volume to the award-winning Burning Wheel Fantasy Roleplaying System. Beginners and veterans alike will see the game in a new light and find their campaigns enhanced by this fantastic material. The tome offers insight into building settings and adventures for your Burning Wheel campaigns, helpful commentary on writing Beliefs and Instincts, a trove of magical arts and five new sets of lifepaths: The Wizard Burner, Dark Elves, Roden, Trolls and Great Wolves. Truly a grimoire worthy of wizards and warriors everywhere.
In the Burning Wheel Anthology, the designers sew into 20 years of rule tapestry some new strands and repair some frayed threads. They include rules for creating your own lifepaths, fighting wars and forming political factions. Even better, the designers offer a new emotional attribute—Heroism—and a simple system for investing one's artha in one's sword in order to grant it special qualities. But our favorite contribution to the canon are the revised rules for injury and treatment—allowing characters to earn scars that show the permanent record of their follies written on their flesh! This book also contains Luke’s thoughts on and revisions of Burning Wheel over the past decade.
The physical books come with free PDFs!