Try as One Might
A comprehensive guide to Order of Might from Too Few Kobolds to Too Much to Handle.
Rewarding Gallows Humor
Adventurers in Torchbearer often find themselves in situations out of their control or beyond their capabilities. In those moments, when all else has failed, there is usually nothing left to do but...
The Bitter End
The simple rules for rope in Torchbearer’s gear chapter are perfectly suitable for most campaigns, but rope has a special place in the pantheon of adventuring gear. Just like torches and rations, a...
The Grind Turn 3: Hell or Highwater
Puzzling Over Puzzle Conflicts
An example of custom conflicts and puzzles.
The Grind Turn 2: Mistvale Nights
Chaos has spread to the valley of Mistvale...
The Delver's Guide to Surviving the Underworld
The Delver's Guide to Surviving the Underworld is a FREE expansion to The Vagrant's Guide, brought to you by Jared Sorensen of Memento Mori Theatricks. If you backed the Kickstarter or bought a PDF...
The Grind 2: Darkovia
All of Darkovia is a haunted place overrun with ghasts and vampires. Its ruler is a vampire lord who laments his immortality and suffers from secret rages that he takes out on the local population.
Have you been sitting around waiting for one of your friends to ask you to help them move? Well, wait no more. Using these advanced hauling rules, you can now get all the fun and excitement of moving...
The Vagrant's Guide to Surviving the WildIn Stock
The Vagrant’s Guide to Surviving the Wild is a Torchbearer Sagas supplement for travelers in the wilderness. The nearby ruins are now emptied—picked clean by freebooters and ne’er-do-wells who...
A wise is an area of knowledge a character draws upon—often to correct a failure or point out something missed. Wises must have a narrow focus, but they represent a wealth of expertise.
List of Mail
Loyal followers, we have more projects in the works than ever! If you want to stay on top of the latest Mordite Monday posts, crowd-funding announcements and product releases, you should submit to...
The Grind Turn 2: Talk of the Town
The Kickstarter for The Grind Turn 2: Mistvale Nights is thriving. There's still time to support this spooky gothic horror gazetteer-style adventure! On this week's Mordite Monday, let me tell you a...
Vagrant's Guide PDF
The PDF of The Vagrant's Guide to Surviving the Wild is now available for download at DriveThruRPG.com! If you were a kickstarter backer you should already have received your email with the link to...
A Vagrant's Update
Happy New Year! We're putting the finishing touches on the Vagrant's Guide, and it is very, very close.
A simple method for creating obstacle-to-obstacle ecosystems.
Shared origins can bind a party together with a common cause beyond simply "meeting in a tavern." A common origin lets the players craft beliefs, goals, and instincts relating to others in the party,...
The Delver's Guide
When Jared Sorensen jumped in and started writing the Cavernous Underworld territory for the upcoming expansion to the Vagrant's Guide, we were excited to say the least. But it was only the tip of...
A Vagrant's Schedule
We are wrapping up the Vagrant's Guide and wanted to outline the schedule and the current table of contents.
Reaching the Destination
Today is the final day of the Kickstarter campaign for The Vagrant's Guide to Surviving the Wild, the Torchbearer supplement for travelers in the wilderness. Over the course of the campaign, we've...
Beware the Expedition Impasse
The Vagrant's Guide to Surviving the Wild contains lots of new gear, monsters, and animals for wilderness adventures. But, the heart of the book revolves around a new custom conflict type called an...
The Vagrant's Guide: Nazdreg the Goblin Wolfrider
The Kickstarter campaign for our new book, The Vagrant's Guide to Surviving the Wild is now live! Over 140 pages of mounts, new classes, gear, spells and prayers, monsters... a little...
The Vagrant's Guide: Qacha the Marauder
Mordite legions, today we launch our Kickstarter campaign for our new book, The Vagrant's Guide to Surviving the Wild. Over 140 pages of mounts, new classes, gear, spells and prayers, monsters... a...
The Vagrant's Guide: Ramiro the Cavalier
Mark your calendars for Monday, October 7th. On that hallowed date, Mordite press will launch a Kickstarter campaign for our new book, The Vagrant's Guide to Surviving the Wild. Over 140 pages of...
The Vagrant's Guide: Chira the Centaur Nomad
Mark your calendars for Monday October 7th. In one week, Mordite press will launch a Kickstarter campaign for our new book, The Vagrant's Guide to Surviving the Wild. Over 140 pages of mounts, new...
Getting there's the hard part...
Experienced delvers know that Torchbearer's conditions are much more than a hit point meter. Each condition is a strategic restriction, an averted twist, a roleplaying cue, and experience points in...
Long have we labored in darkness, feverishly preaching the word to any who will listen. The prophets themselves speak, the pews are full, and yet our precious tome has grown scarce. It has acquired a...
Let's discuss trap design and look at a trap from the lair of the nefarious Lich King of Mordeth. The Lich King has had centuries to build and perfect a series of traps to safeguard his tomb, and...
Animus (Intelligent Objects)
Certain magic items possess an animating spirit. These driven and often malevolent spirits work through magic to bring about their own goals, utilizing their mortal owners as pawns to this end.
Loyalty and Resentment
A new optional rule for managing advanced Torchbearer relationships.
Managing Resources — The Town Ability
A new 'bulk resources' rule for buying whole batches of items.
The Grind PDF is Now Released
Mordite Press' much-too-big-to-be-a-zine supplement for the Torchbearer RPG — The Grind — is now available in PDF form.
The Halfling Burglar provides the backbone for any adventuring party. As a support role, halflings make an adventurer's life easier, and experienced players appreciate a burglar in the mix.
Today, we are launching our Character Sheet Repo with the sheets for Beren levels 1 - 5.
Character Sheet Repo
Complete character sheet downloads for one-shots.