Torchbearer: The Start Up

You don't need to know (or own) the system to play. It's new, we're all learning.

 

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You see nailed to the side of the tavern: "Looking for 5 Adventuresome young folk[1] for a expedition delving into an ancient ruin for historical artifacts[2] to finance further expeditions [3]"

Torchbearer is the latest Luke Crane RPG (Burning Wheel, Mouse Guard, Burning Empires). It is intended to make a old school D&D that feels very dangerous (mostly from the spelunking part, but also from what you meet there). It is NOT a simple rules set a la Dungeon world, but it looks like a blast all the same.

Planning on going all Burglar/Warrior/Adventurer unless someone comes ready for the magic/faith/elf stuff[4]. Will have pre-made characters for people who show up after 11:30.

http://www.burningwheel.com/store/index.php/torchbearer-pdf.html buy the game here for $15 if you want. Physical books are not yet sold.

Materials required: 10d6 in a color/style all your own (it seriously matters), pencil

[1] Down on their luck fools
[2] Loot
[3] Such as to the tavern to drink and not die of exposure in the winter
[4] They are unneeded, and specifically called out in the book as far more difficult.

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  • Tony R.

    Awesome session! I can't wait for the next one.

    August 3, 2013

  • Scott

    I have a meeting so I wouldn't be available until the afternoon.

    August 2, 2013

  • Matthew

    I'm really interested in attending, however, I'm not familiar with the rules. I play tabletops and board games, just never this one. I understand there is a paid rule book online, but is that necessary or can I just show up?

    1 · August 2, 2013

    • Michael L.

      You'd be fine to just come

      1 · August 2, 2013

    • Scott

      Pretty much everything you need is on the character sheet.

      1 · August 2, 2013

  • Michael L.

    Looking for 1 or 2 more

    1 · August 2, 2013

    • Tony R.

      It would be really cool to have another person, but 3 players works! :)

      August 2, 2013

    • Michael L.

      ^

      August 2, 2013

  • Tony R.

    So what are you guys playing this saturday? I'd like to play the adventurer.

    July 30, 2013

    • Michael L.

      If people don't have the PDF: adventurer is the dwarf spelunker/dungeon expert. Warrior is a human who hits stuff well. Burgler is a halfling who is bilbo freaking baggins.

      1 · July 30, 2013

  • Michael L.

    http://i.imgur.com/w1ggfO3.jpg colorized version of the prior map (w/terrain, etc).

    July 27, 2013

  • Michael L.

    Adding what I have here. No need to bother yet

    July 25, 2013

  • Michael L.

    Hand drew (a really messy) map as suggested in the rules:
    http://i.imgur.com/7UN1w5c.jpg

    Will work on getting a cleaner version eventually

    July 25, 2013

  • Tony R.

    "Looking for 5 Adventuresome young folk for an expedition delving into an ancient ruin for historical artifacts" So, you mean like archaeologists? How noble of us. ;-)

    July 22, 2013

    • Michael L.

      Who doesn't want to RP noble archaeologists?

      1 · July 23, 2013

  • Scott

    Is there a way to fix the title?

    July 22, 2013

    • Scott

      Excellent. Thanks. I'm in a car and wasn't sure if I could do it with the app.

      July 22, 2013

    • Michael L.

      It was my secret ploy to make sure a organizer looked at it...right......

      July 22, 2013

  • Paul M.

    Can't do this because of my schedule, but I want to hear the stories that come out of this :-)

    1 · July 22, 2013

  • Tony R.

    I've been looking forward to finally playing this wonderful and brutal game.

    July 22, 2013

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