Broken Ruler Games is a tabletop game development studio and personal imprint to The Warden, an ENnie Award winning game designer and writer with over 10 years experience in the field. Should that matter to you? Sure, it would be nice, but I’d rather let my work stand for itself.
BRG is all about one thing: breaking all the rules. So much so that it’s our tagline. That means building new games and systems from the ground up, venturing into new territories and finding new methods of playing and running exciting games between friends and strangers alike. It started in 2011 when BRG was formed and work began on our first game, Killshot, which went on to be the award winner mentioned above… and that’s just our first foray into the field. As I write this, work is underway on three new additions to our catalogue, ScreenPlay, High Plains Samurai, and another that shall remain top secret for now (though that should give you a clue to the genre). If you haven’t heard of them, we’ve packed as much detail as possible into this site to tell you all about it.
We’re also a part of the Mystical Throne Entertainment family. That means we have all the fun building games from scratch, playtesting, and producing the finished product while MTE puts them out to market and makes sure they get into your hands. It’s a great relationship and I highly advise you check out some of their other work, particularly if you’re a fan of tabletop RPGs such as Savage Worlds, Legend, or their very own creation, the Entropic System.
But that’s not all you’re going to find here. This is also my own personal blog where I ramble on about game design and some of the random trains of thought that go on in my noggin when it comes to our expectations of games, how we play them, and how we build them. You can find them scattered across the Home page of this site.
Is there more to tell you about Broken Ruler Games? I could probably go on for a while, but that’s why we built this site – for you to poke around and see for yourself. If you have any questions, post them in the comments for each post and page and I’ll personally answer them as soon as I can. Until then, it’s time to build your next game.
Owner and Lead Designer
Broken Ruler Games
(P.S. Every page you’ll find on this site is written by me and is unedited. Ok, maybe some of the pages have been edited, but those are the actual content pages for products such as Killshot. The majority of the posts made to this site should be viewed as blog posts – just read and enjoy, put the red pen away. See? We’re breaking the rules already.)