The Con Is On! BRG Games Available at Breakout & Cangames 2017

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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.

Breakout (Toronto, ON)

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)

Cangames (Ottawa, ON)

Saturday, May 20th
High Plains Samurai (2:00pm to 6:00pm)

Sunday, May 21st
High Plains Samurai (2:00pm to 6:00pm)

The Silence Is Broken! New Previews for HPS and ScreenPlay’s Now In Print

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.

Mmm, juicy. 
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.

Casting a Wider Net: BRG Now Available at Open Gaming Store and CDG Marketplace

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.

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2015 In Review

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.

Click here to see the complete report.

(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.)


Welcome to Broken Ruler Games!

BrokenRuler_logo_websiteheader_Jan2015It is my absolute pleasure to welcome you to the Broken Ruler Games website. Or if you’ve been a fan of BRG before today, welcome to the new and improved site with a swanky new domain name and content.

Before I go into a quick presentation of where you can find everything you need to know on Killshot (especially where to buy your copy) and get a handle on what’s coming up next from the Ruler (ahem! ScreenPlay!), there’s one individual in particular who must be thanked for making this happen. That’s not to say there isn’t an army of people to thank for making the Ruler what it is at this very moment, including the likes of my Development Teams past and present, our fans, customers, and every tabletop gamer out there who has played our work. Without all of you, the doors would have been closed a long time ago, but this one individual in particular literally helped bring this studio back from the dead. And that individual is Aaron Huss, President of Mystical Throne Entertainment.

A couple of months back, I announcement the end of the Ruler across all our social media. Within hours, Aaron sent off an email with an offer: make Broken Ruler Games a development studio under the Mystical Throne banner and I could continue to do the work I loved while he would take care of all the logistical aspects of publishing and marketing. I’ve been working with Aaron for close to three years now (including the second edition of MTE’s Mercenary Breed and the long-running Under The Hood column on Roleplayers Chronicle) and his hard work has helped make MTE a very successful indie RPG publisher, so my answer was a very quick and eager, “Yes!” This new arrangement has given me new vigour and motivation to proceed with everything I had intended for the Ruler without getting bogged down with the necessary burdens of publishing and production management. So if you see anything you like from this day forward, it’s all thanks to Aaron Huss.

But enough with these pleasantries, it’s time to let you check out the new site. You can start by learning more about Broken Ruler Games (which we call “the Ruler” for simplicity’s sake and that essential coolness factor) on the About page. Then jump over to our assembly of Killshot pages to learn all about the ENnie Award winning assassin RPG before seeing what’s in store next with High Plains Samurai (an upcoming B&W/wushu hybrid RPG) and ScreenPlay (the system behind the Samurai and an upcoming improvised standalone roleplaying game). Finally, you can learn about our next phase of the Optional System and the hushed and deadly work of rogue operatives… oh, but I may have said too much already. That one will have to wait for another time.

From there, you can also find us across the social media spectrum and stay up-to-date on our various machinations. Follow us on Facebook, join in on Google+, and read all about it on Twitter. Of course, there’s always good ol’ fashioned email where you can reach me personally at

Now let’s start making a future together, shall we?

The Warden
President/Lead Designer, Broken Ruler Games