Brinkwood: The Blood of Tyrants

Created by Erik Bernhardt

Welcome to the pre-order store for Brinkwood! IMPORTANT NOTE: Shipping has not yet been calculated, and WILL NOT be included in your pre-order (yet). We will be sending out a survey as well as reminders to choose your shipping option (as well as to finalized your pledge) closer to delivery.

Latest Updates from Our Project:

New Year, New Content!
19 days ago – Sat, Jan 02, 2021 at 11:46:33 PM

This post is for backers only. Please visit Kickstarter.com and log in to read.

0.7.1 Update
2 months ago – Sun, Nov 22, 2020 at 10:43:47 PM

Hello Brigands!

Thank you so much for your feedback and response to the 0.7 release. We've caught quite a few issues due to reports in the google form, here on Kickstarter, and on the discord. This 0.7.1 release is essentially a "patch", fixing the minor issues that were reported to us and some we caught ourselves.

Brinkwood Manual 0.7.1

Brinkwood Almanac 0.7.1

Brinkwood Rebellion Reference Sheet

Notable changes include:

  • Clarified rules on how "rank up" aspects / how many ticks are required.
  • Updated "Rebellion Reference" sheet with appropriate aspect clocks. 
  • A short list in the Rules section designed for players familiar with Forged in the Dark, pointing to specific areas of the rules with major changes from typical FitD games.

Financial Data

We have also officially received our payout from Kickstarter. For reference, here's how the finances broke down:

  • No-Clear Funds Lost: $345 (below estimate of $3,564)
  • Backerkit Expenditure: $2183 (On-Target)
  • Advertising Expenditure: $3,870.11 (On-Target)
  • Kickstarter Percentage: $6,163.82 (below estimate of $7,128.10)

Overall, we're in a good place, having thus far lost less money to kickstarter and no-clear pledges than expected. 


See you in the forest!

Version 0.7 Released!
3 months ago – Tue, Oct 27, 2020 at 02:05:26 PM

This post is for backers only. Please visit Kickstarter.com and log in to read.

Thank You's and Next Steps
3 months ago – Mon, Oct 19, 2020 at 01:25:03 AM

Hello brigands!


Thank you all for your support and contributions to Brinkwood thus far. As we wrap up the Kickstarter and move towards production and delivery, I wanted to let you know what our next steps will be.

First up, we'll be communicating with our artists and stretch goal writers in order to make sure they have everything they need to get started on their initial drafts. We're hoping to have our first drafts completed by January so we can start the revision process. 

On the design front, I'm working on a new revision of Brinkwood, which I hope will be ready by November. This will reconcile a few errors you might have noticed in v06, as well as introduce a few simplified systems, particularly in the way we handle factions and the refuge. 

As stated on the Kickstarter, our goal is a June delivery, but please understand that due to the ongoing pandemic and other more general potential delays, that's a flexible date. I'll be communicating these updates at least once a month to let you know our progress. 


See you in the forest soon, brigands!

Halloween Season and Early Haunts
4 months ago – Sun, Oct 04, 2020 at 06:50:22 PM

Hello brigands!


As we head into spooky season and past the halfway mark of our campaign, I thought I'd share another horror themed Kickstarter currently ongoing that might interest you all.


Early Haunts is a graphic novel anthology currently on Kickstarter  that brings to life several stories that inspired classics of the horror  genre. I didn't even know most of these stories existed, so it was a  real treat to read just the descriptions of stories that inspired so  much of what we consider bedrock of the horror genre.

The Death Bride - Early Haunts

I'm especially looking forward to their rendition of "The Death  Bride", which inspired Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein." This story's got  everything, folks. Counts, villas, masquerade balls, carnivale, you know it's going to be my jam, and hey, maybe it'll be yours too!


Check out Early Haunts, it's running through the rest of October, and has already more than doubled it's pledge goal.

See you in the forest!