Friday, March 2, 2018

See you at GaryCon!

Just a reminder - next weekend we'll be at GaryCon for the first time (woo-hoo!). Look for the BRW Games table in the dealer's room, and there will also be sessions of Castle of the Mad Archmage on Friday and Saturday nights (both are sold out, sorry!).

Do stop by and say hi, if you're in the neighborhood!

Monday, January 15, 2018

Stretch Goal!

One of my fans has suggested that I set a stretch goal to come out with a print edition of one of my earlier adventures, Bitterbark's Circus. The Circus is a mirthfully malevolent place, and can also be used as an expansion for Castle of the Mad Archmage (Level 11, Area 34, for those keeping track). Up until now, it's only been available in pdf format.

However, if we break $4,500 on the Musicland Kickstarter, making a print version of the adventure will be bumped to the top of the priority list, and will almost certainly be available by the time Musicland is. Backers of this Kickstarter at any level will also receive a coupon for a 25% discount on the print version of Bitterbark's Circus if we hit the stretch goal (and all print versions include the pdf, too!).

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Adventures Dark and Deep Class pdfs

I've gotten a bunch of inquiries about putting out stand-alone versions of the new classes and sub-classes in Adventures Dark and Deep:
  • Bard
  • Jester
  • Mystic
  • Mountebank
  • Savant

Well, after a bit of work, that request is now a reality. All of the "new" classes in Adventures Dark and Deep, based on the outlines that Gary Gygax made in various places online and in Dragon Magazine, are now available as stand-alone pdf files.

In those files, you'll find the full class description, as well as every spell available to that class.

I see this as being of interest to three different types of people:
Those who are playing one of these classes, and want a handy reference guide at the table. Rather than flipping through the whole Players Manual to get your spells and abilities, it's all in one convenient place.
Those who want to add a particular class to their Old School game. Want to have mountebanks in your Labyrinth Lord game? Now you can, without having to even invest in the whole Curious Volume of Forgotten Lore book.
Those who are curious about Adventures Dark and Deep, but want to get more of a feel for how the game is laid out and rules handled, without having to plunk down a bunch of cash sight unseen.

And the price? Each one is a buck. You want them all? You only pay $4 for five of them. A twenty percent discount.

It's admittedly an experiment, but I know if I was playing the game, having a class-specific mini-handbook would be really convenient.

Here are all the links:

The Bard Class
The Jester Class
The Mystic Class
The Mountebank Class
The Savant Class
The Adventures Dark and Deep Class Bundle (20% discount!)

Personally, the mountebank is my favorite. Which one is yours? Sound off in the comments.


Saturday, January 13, 2018

Musicland Kickstarter Update

In response to several inquiries, a new reward level has been added; the Musicland Standard Edition, for those who want to get the book in print, but missed out on the limited edition print version.

This new reward level will include a standard POD version of the book, plus the pdf. You'll need to pay the cost of printing and shipping when you collect your reward from RPGNow / DriveThruRPG. The print cost has been factored into the reward level, and the total will come out to around US$10 plus shipping.

So if you chose the pdf-only version and want to upgrade for only a few bucks more, now's your chance!

You can find the Kickstarter here:

Sunday, August 20, 2017

FSH 2017

Just a few quick shots of the BRW Games table at FSH this year. Because of the nature of the event, we focused heavily on carrying third-party Viking-themed games, and people really seemed to like it!

Friday, July 21, 2017

Christmas in July Sale!

OneBookShelf is running its annual "Christmas in July" sale, and naturally BRW Games is participating. That means you can get everything in the BRW catalog at deep discounts:

Click here to see the whole kit and kaboodle.

What's that? You want specifics? Well, roll these around your brain and see if it doesn't scream BUY ME!!!

The original Castle of the Mad Archmage, in print, no less, for under $45. Yes, that includes both print and pdf! Seriously, you could literally spend years with your players in this dungeon. 13+ levels, thousands of encounter areas, new monsters, new magic, the thing is effing HUGE.

Not enough? How about this...

The Adventures Dark and Deep core rulebooks and DM's screen, for under $100. Yes, again, that's both print and pdf! What is it? Why, it's 1E meets Gygax's original plans for the next version of the game. Start with the 1E rules, streamline the stuff that needs streamlining, add new classes and spells and monsters and magic, and off we go! If you liked Unearthed Arcana, you'll love Adventures Dark and Deep.

Plus there's a whole bunch of other stuff also on sale; expansion modules, adventures, my take on a fantasy China expansion rulebook (all completely compatible with most Advanced RPGs... ahem).

So head on over and check out the sale! I wrote most of it, but honestly, it's a really good deal, and stuff you'll get a ton of use out of for years.

Friday, May 19, 2017

We have winners!

Well, two out of three winners, anyway.

In conjunction with the recent ADD/CotMA pdf sale, three lucky winners were going to get free hard copies of their purchases. All three winners have been contacted through OneBookShelf, but unfortunately I've only heard from two of them!

But we still have another winner to be heard from! If you're reading this and bought a pdf during the sale, please look for an email from Chris Tang (from OBS) with the subject line "Free Book" and follow the instructions within.

If I don't hear from our mystery winner within a week, I'll be forced to draw another winner. I'll also ask OBS to try to get in touch with him again.

Jonathan and Weird Dave, your books will be en route shortly. Thanks to everyone for participating!