To everyone going to the Origins Game Fair this week(end), enjoy and have a great time trying everything new and beloved! We’re so pleased to know that High Plains Samurai: Legends will not only be on sale at the IGDN booth, but there will also be a game of Showdown in Yung Zhi available for new Writers to try. Massive thanks goes out to the IGDN for helping to make this happen (and at GenCon too). We hope you have a chance to check it out.
In times of dire crisis, everyone needs to do their part to help out in whatever way they can. That’s why we answered the call when Hydra Cooperative activated the bat-signal for fellow publishers to fill their Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief Bundle (available now on DriveThruRPG and RPGNow). For $25 USD, you’ll receive over $500 worth of PDFs from publishers such as Kobold Press (Deep Magic), Arc Dream Publishing (Delta Green), Fat Goblin Games (The Gamemaster’s Worldbuilding Journal), and so many more. Plus we’ve included ScreenPlay in the mix. Even if you’ve purchased ScreenPlay or a sampling of these products, there’s a lot to gain from this bundle with the added bonus of doing a little something to help out the people of Puerto Rico.
With High Plains Samurai: The Rehearsal Edition only days away from cracking open your hard drive, Broken Ruler Games will be running HPS as well as Ironbound and Killshot at two of Canada’s biggest conventions of the year. There are some spaces remaining (but not many) for Breakout in Toronto and registration launches on Saturday for Cangames so if you’re planning to attend either and want to play any of these games with their creator (that’s me!), do the thing that needs doing to make it happen.
Friday, March 10th
High Plains Samurai (10:00pm to 1:00am)
Saturday, March 11th
High Plains Samurai (10:00am to 1:00pm) – only one space remains!
ScreenPlay Presents: Ironbound (3:00pm to 6:00pm)
Killshot (7:00pm to 10:00pm)
Saturday, May 20th
High Plains Samurai (2:00pm to 6:00pm)
Sunday, May 21st
High Plains Samurai (2:00pm to 6:00pm)
It’s been a month plus change since we last posted anything here and it’s not because of taking some time off. Far from the truth and today’s new updates are proof of the Ruler’s future in 2017.
First, check out the updated (and moved) High Plains Samurai page. As we get ready to launch the Rehearsal Edition of the game at the beginning of next year, we’ve updated the juicy text and included previews of Kieron O’Gorman’s ongoing artwork for the Kickstarter and two pages of layout previews. Speaking of juicy, we’ve updated the logo too.
Second, we’re happy to report ScreenPlay is now available in a black & white softcover and will be working its way to a few small distribution channels. Phone calls and emails are in progress on that front but with access to groups such as the IGDN (Indie Game Developer Network), IPR, and local convention distributor, Ottawa Story Games, we’re hoping to have copies of ScreenPlay in a couple of stores by the start of the new year. Oh, and it’ll be available on Amazon around the world by the start of next week.
You can order your own right now right here from BRG. For only $15 (plus shipping), you can have a softcover edition for use as soon as you pull back the packaging.
And we’re not done yet. Pick up your jaw because you need it to heal quickly for what’s coming soon.
As part of our continuing efforts to expand BRG (including plans for print distribution in late 2016/early 2017), we are happy to announce you can now buy Broken Rulers Games’ games at Open Gaming Store and the CDG Marketplace. You can find the links at any of our various Killshot and ScreenPlay pages with sales links at the bottom or you can click on either of the logos below to check out their complete, growing inventory.
If there’s one thing I’m a sucker for, it’s end-of-year reviews. 2015 has been a very uplifting year for the Ruler and the next one’s looking to be an explosion of awesome sauce. Once 2016 is underway, I’ll be doing a sales review and share it here, but for now WordPress has provided a breakdown of this site’s first year in operation.
Enjoy and Happy New Year to all of you! Keep your dice rolling.
Here’s an excerpt:
A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 1,600 times in 2015. If it were a cable car, it would take about 27 trips to carry that many people.
(This post was written by The Warden, creator and lead designer of ScreenPlay… actually he is the sole embodiment of Broken Ruler Games working with a team of talented freelancers to create games that break the rules.)
This year’s Black Friday sale at DriveThruRPG was so popular, the site crashed. That means some of you may have missed out on saving 50% on all Broken Ruler and Mystical Throne Entertainment PDFs… which is why we’re extending the sale until December 14th.
And be sure to download your free copy of ScreenPlay: The Rehearsal Edition as a stocking stuffer to yourself.