Category: campaign

Brovenloft: The Pope’s Tale

The straight dope from the Bro Pope, the (second) man who brought the Rat King to heel.  I’ve made a few minor edits for clarity and readability.  Otherwise, these words are his own. Introduction (h/t ThreadReaderApp) Ok, time to resume this thread about #BROvenloft When the #BROvenloft concept was...

New Game: Rise of the Orc Lords

Coming soon to a social media website near you, it’s the latest iteration in Braunstein technology. Starting already, but kicking off December 1st, we’ve got twelve volunteers ready to sit upon a throne of mammoth bones and direct orcish hordes in support of their Dread Lord’s crusade of chaos. ...

BROSR Principles: A Primer

Over the last couple of years, the lads in the #BROSR have reinvigorated the ossified field of tabletop RPGs by incorporating the solid design principles laid down by the giants of the pre-1980s collapse.  We’ve spilled a lot of ink – and I’ve published a number of videos –...

Eddie’s Brovenloft

The man, the myth, the legend behind the lich, the myth, the legend posted his experience running Eddie But In Hieroglyphics through the Brovenloft meatgrinder.  The bad news is he posted it over on Twitter.  That site is so ephemeral and this thread so amazing, it seemed a shame...

Brovenloft: Lessons Learned

There’s a natural ebb and flow to conflict games, and D&D played right is no exception. The first BROSR campaign, Trollopulous, kicked off on a very slow note due to the lack of information available to all players.  Strict adherence to 1:1 timekeeping meant that messages crawled around a...

Fluid’s Brovenloft

Straight from the DM’s mouth, what it looks like to send the players at your D&D table into the teeth of a Braunstein, patron-play campaign.  This is how you bridge the gap between powerful patrons and the more street-level D&D with which most people are familiar. The man who...

The Rat King’s Tale

Herewith: the secret history of The Rat King. When the guys in the BROSR started kicking around ideas for factions they might play in the BROvenloft extravaganza, I decided to finally throw my crown in the ring.  Instead of a military power like that of Kangsta Wrapper the mummy...

The War For Sneedville: An Introduction

The next major project for The Joy of Wargaming will be something a little different. I’m not going to play any of the battles out on my tabletop (if I can help it). You Are. I’ve got a full explanation over at The Joy of Wargaming, but for you...

Wargame Campaigns by Henry Hyde

This is a beast of  a book, weighing in at over 500 pages.  It is as complete and thorough a treatment of the subject as we have seen since the days of Featherstone and Bath. And it includes gems like this: All in all, “Wargaming Campaigns” is a fun...

Enter the BROSR Matrix

Let’s walk back some of the derision that I heaped on Matrix Games last week, shall we? I’ve been reading up on the subject because somebody smarter than me recommended them.  Also, they look like a style of gaming that has something to offer the #BROSR in the way...