Beware the Expedition Impasse

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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...

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Twist First

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...

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Burglars

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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.

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Beren Sheets

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Today, we are launching our Character Sheet Repo with the sheets for Beren levels 1 - 5.

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Character Sheet Repo

Complete character sheet downloads for one-shots.

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Magicians

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After you cast your spell(s), there's no need to sit and mope.

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The Benefits of Leveling Up

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Whether playing at a convention or firing up a one-shot adventure, there are times when you are looking for not only pre-generated characters but a pre-gen team.

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The Triforce of Puzzle Dungeons

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Puzzles are a staple of adventure and role-playing games. However, the design for a puzzle dungeon presents not-so-typical challenges. Fortunately, Torchbearer has systems, tactics, and mechanics...

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Let Loose the Hellhounds of War

Now that The Grind is starting to ship, this will be our last behind-the-scenes Grind article.

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Picking a Character Class

Loot as if you were to die tomorrow. Level up as if you were to live forever. - The Adventurer Credo

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The Turns Before The Grind

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Reflections on the adventurer life, for soon The Grind shall hit.  

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Journey to the Dreaded Isle

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When Luke Crane announced Kickstarter's Zine Quest back in November, we started kicking around ideas.  

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The Grind

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Torchbearer RPG Zine Available Now in PDF

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Boss Monsters: They Have a Cave Troll...

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Boss Monster battles offer interesting challenges for players and GMs. Players have to strategize a little differently and GMs have to juggle a few more pieces. Let's look at what these special rules...

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GMing Pointers: an Example Play

GMing any game is an art form - requiring imagination and creativity. But when it comes down to it, running a Torchbearer game for the first time can be daunting.

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Iconics: Team Builds for Torchbearer RPG

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I greet you, Legion of Chaons, and welcome back to Mordite Monday! This week I'm turning over command to D. Koch, author of Fearless and Freebooting and all-around classy guy. His formidable mission...

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