Brinkwood: The Blood of Tyrants

Created by Erik Bernhardt

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Latest Updates from Our Project:

May Update
3 months ago – Fri, May 13, 2022 at 07:16:22 AM

Hello brigands!

My apologies for the delay in updates. We've been in "low power" mode a bit since the last books were shipped out, but I wanted to check in and let you know about a few upcoming developments.

First up, Refuge and Despair. Refuge's  layout is moving towards completion, with the next steps being a few quality checks and proof ordering before we enter full production! Exciting times! Meanwhile, Despair is moving towards being text-complete, and we expect to start editing it soon.

Next, the Brinkwood SRD has been released! For all the hackers and designers out there, this is your chance to create and sell your own custom content for Brinkwood, so check it out! We're also currently running a game design jam using the SRD, so feel free to submit your creations. I'm already excited to see the strange and inventive twists and turns people are taking with Brinkwood.

See you all in the forest!

January Update
7 months ago – Tue, Jan 25, 2022 at 09:56:21 PM

Hello brigands!

Another month, another update! Let's get to it.

Brinkwood available from IPR (and on store shelves)

We are happy to announce that Brinkwood is now available from Indie Press Revolution, and we've already got a few retailer orders in! If you'd like to see Brinkwood at your FLGS, point them at Indie Press Revolution! We are also happy to offer a brick-and-mortar guarantee, outlined in detail on our website. Essentially, if new players purchase a hard copy of Brinkwood from a retailer, they can send us an e-mail and get a complimentary copy of the PDF version!

Refuge Editing!

Brinkwood: Refuge has completed it's editing process, and is moving towards layout! We appreciate your patience as we continue to work to make both Refuge and Despair the best possible games.

Values and Violence in Brinkwood

The insightful Talen Lee has published a video essay on Brinkwood, that I highly recommend checking out. He brings some great insight into the origins of Brinkwood, as well as some interesting perspective on Brinkwood's place in the wider tabletop roleplaying game community.

December Update!
8 months ago – Thu, Dec 09, 2021 at 09:56:11 AM

Hello brigands!

Happy December! We have had a few developments I wanted to update you about, so let's dive into them!

Print-on-Demand Rewards Sent!

By now, all backers with Print-on-Demand rewards should have received their at-cost coupons, allowing you to purchase your preferred rewards from DriveThruRPG at cost. Please note that DriveThruRPG seems to have some issues lately with regards to shipping due to COVID, particularly in shipping the Cardenfell Map out. We apologize for this inconvenience, and will keep you updated as to when DriveThruRPG resolves their shipping issues. 

Codex Rewards Distributed!

Your digital copy of the Brinkwood Codex containing all unlocked copies of the stretch goals should now be sent out to all of our backers who pledged at the PDF level and above! Our guest writers and designers did a wonderful job expanding the world of Brinkwood, and I encourage you all to give the Codex a read!

Brinkwood: Refuge is Rules-Complete!

Exciting news, Brinkwood: Refuge is now rules-complete, and is currently being edited! *Despair* is still in active development, but we hope to have more updates on both Refuge and Despair for you soon!

Codex Beta Release!
9 months ago – Fri, Nov 19, 2021 at 05:32:13 PM

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Shipping Begins!
9 months ago – Fri, Nov 05, 2021 at 02:12:27 AM

Hello brigands!

Exciting news! Our order has arrived at the warehouse, we've QA'ed the books for quality, and we are officially starting to send out our first shipments! Barring any hiccups, our domestic backers should start seeing their books arrive in the next two weeks, with international backers receiving packages soon after. 

On the Print-on-Demand front, we've received the proofs from DriveThruRPG and have started sending out links to our Print-on-Demand backers. If you backed at the Print-on-Demand level, you'll receive a total of 4 e-mails from DriveThruRPG, each with a link for you to order a softcover black-and-white version, a hardcover black-and-white, a hardcover color, or softcover color option. 

For the digital edition, we plan to send out the final digital versions via DriveThruRPG soon. We also plan to send out the Codex PDF containing various stretch goals and additional material in mid-November, also via DriveThruRPG.

We apologize for any delay, and look forward to getting *Brinkwood* into your hands as soon as possible!