Burning Wheel

The 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. 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 choices tangibly affect every outcome—from glorious victory to ignominious defeat—closing off one path, while opening another. This philosophy underpins the character creation system as well. It’s not just a matter of pushing a point here, or nudging a number there: As you build a character in Burning Wheel, you are confronted with decisions about the character’s past, ethics, beliefs, scars, goals and dreams. Should you play, Burning Wheel will change the way you play roleplaying games.

Burning Wheel Game Overview

  • Setting – Medieval Western European + Silmarillion
  • System –  D6 die pools, success-based
  • Character Creation – Lifepaths, point-buy
  • Complexity – Medium to high
  • Ask us about –Beliefs and artha
  • Required Reading – The Burning Wheel (Gold Revised Edition)
  • Supplements –  The Burning Wheel Codex, Anthology Vol 1