Actual Play: Floating Castle Ardmor, Part 1

Mordite Press is playing through Shane King’s adventure Floating Castle Ardmor, which is available for free under the Dungeoneers license. The adventure is still in its “alpha” playtesting phase, so...

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Actual Play Mordite Mondays

Torchbearer G+ Lifeboat

With the life draining out of G+, I'm setting up a slack that people can join for discussion while we await the promised land.

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Announcements

The Orc Warmonger

Mordite Press presents a new Torchbearer class for heartless players and GMs: the Orc Warmonger (PDF).

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New Rules Mordite Mondays

Master's Manual III: Versus Tests and Conflicts

In Part II, we discussed Obstacles and how to evaluate what obstacles were challenging for a given party. Today we're going to look at versus tests and monsters, and how to gauge just how dangerous a...

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Master's Manual Mordite Mondays

Master's Manual II: Obstacles

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In Part I we discussed how skill and ability tests against obstacles are only a part of Torchbearer’s overall flow. A lot hangs on how the GM presents information to the players and the choices that...

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Master's Manual: Pacing

The Torchbearer rulebook has solid advice on running the game, and I recommend periodically re-reading it as your Torchbearer campaign unfolds. Specific headings like Describe to Live and...

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Mordite Mondays Master's Manual

Otherworld Problems

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As the Torchbearer rulebook helpfully explains, the magician is the most complicated class in the game. A close reading and mastery of the spell rules is necessary to get the most out of playing a...

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Mordite Mondays Rules Explainer

PAX Unplugged — Roast of the Condor Queen!

Mordite Press is preparing a feast of gaming for PAX Unplugged 2018! To celebrate, we're putting on a sale! From today until December 3rd, all our books are 30% off. This can combine with...

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Nature Demystified

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Nature is one of the most abstract rules in the Torchbearer RPG. You could, in theory, play many sessions without rolling it at all. Even so, a lot of the other mechanics hang from it, and once...

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Mordite Mondays Rules Explainer

The Make-A-Lich Foundation

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Some time ago, I presented Jared Sorensen (Memento Mori Theatricks) with a notion: his Specialist class rules should be used to enable depraved Torchbearer magicians and clerics to attain Lichdom.

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New Rules

Thouls and Thoblins

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The most monstrous of holidays draws near, and so this Mordite Monday is a Monster! Following on Thor's example on the official Torchbearer Blog—which introduced and reproduced stat blocks for...

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Mordite Mondays Monsters

Iconoclasts

Dwarven thieves, half-orc paladins, dark elf striders; some adventurers become more than just an exemplar of their heritage. You’ve rebelled against your upbringing, taking on a profession that’s...

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Mordite Mondays New Rules

A Primer for the Torchbearer RPG

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It’s been five years since the Kickstarter for the Torchbearer RPG. There have been a lot of developments since then, both through official BWHQ products and the open Torchbearer Sagas License. While...

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Mordite Mondays

Hail and Well Met!

A hooded stranger stumbles into the tavern from the rain-soaked streets bearing news of a quest. It slowly draws back its hood to reveal it's the Mordite Press Blog! Every Monday we'll post an...

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Mordite Mondays

Roost of the Condor Queen

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A century ago, emissaries from Puku would travel into the kingdom of Feudor, offering priceless artifacts to trade and dispensing unique insights into the profound mysteries of the Otherworld. For a...

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Products Modules

Fearless and Freebooting

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Nine indispensable character classes for bravely plundering, raiding, and looting. Inspired by traditional Norse mythology. Suitable for any campaign, but designed especially for the Torchbearer...

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Products Supplements

The Crypt of Khaab'r

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High in the steppes of Barbaria, the epics tell of Khaab’r, a brave and fearsome wanderer who rose to become King of his tribe. His dagger, Tiger’s Tooth, was his constant companion throughout his...

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