New Year’s Sale Going on Now!

BRW Games end-of-year sale! From now through New Year’s Day, you’ll get 20% off every pdf. That’s less than a buck for character classes like the Mountebank, and less than twelve for the Adventures Dark and Deep Bestiary. Say goodbye to 2018 and hello to some great bargains!

See you at GaryCon!

Just a reminder – next weekend we’ll be at GaryCon for the first time (woo-hoo!). Look for the BRW Games table in the dealer’s room, and there will also be sessions of Castle of the Mad Archmage on Friday and Saturday nights (both are sold out, sorry!).

Do stop by and say hi, if you’re in the neighborhood!

2016 Convention Calendar

Hey all!

Starting next year, we’re expanding our convention presence throughout the northeast, and will be including a greatly expanded number of select offerings from third-party publishers as well.

So far, here’s the (tentative) schedule of our appearances. Naturally, subject to change; this post will be kept updated as conventions are changed, removed, or added.

February 18-26, Morristown, NJ. Dreamation.

March 3-6, Lake Geneva, WI. GaryCon.

April 17-19, Trevose, PA. Philly Games Con.

June 29 – July 3, Morristown, NJ. Dexcon.

August 5-7, Hunt Valley, MD. Shore Leave.

November 11-13, Scranton, PA. Mepacon.

November 18-20, Cherry Hill, NJ. Philcon.

See you there!


Just wanted to put out a quick “thank you” to everyone who bought Adventures Dark and Deep and Castle of the Mad Archmage at this weekend’s Dexcon/OSWARP convention. Everyone should have gotten their download codes for the pdf versions of the books by now – if you haven’t, check your spam filter. They do tend to get flagged as spam for some reason.

Adventures Dark and Deep at GenCon!

If you’re at GenCon this week, be sure to stop by the OSR Booth (#2033). There you’ll be able to pick up all of the Adventures Dark and Deep books currently available:

  • Players Manual
  • Game Masters Toolkit
  • A Curious Volume of Forgotten Lore (for folks who are already playing another game, and want to bring in the ADD material as a supplement to add to your game)

They’ll have both the hardcover and softcover versions available, and if you send a picture of you holding the book to, or a receipt showing you bought it, you’ll get a free pdf version. Enjoy!

Inaugural Convention Appearance a Huge Success

This weekend marked the first official convention appearance for BRW Games, and we not only had a lot of fun at this marvelous convention put on by Dexposure, Inc., but also had a near-sellout of our core rule books. Reaction from the gamers was enormously positive.

I only ran one session of the game myself, using the wonderful dungeon terrain produced by our partner Legendary Realms Terrain. That adventure, “Tomb of the Pirate King” will be available at some point for purchase. It ended up being a TPK, but it only came at the very end, when the players realized they hadn’t secured their boat when they arrived at the tomb, and it had floated away as the tide had come in. They otherwise fared well, and it seemed like the module was a fun one for them.

Dale and Mollie, my volunteers
for the convention

As mentioned, we completely sold out of the Players Manual for Adventures Dark and Deep, and only had one Game Masters Toolkit remaining when we packed up on Sunday afternoon. In addition, we sold a bunch of copies of A Curious Volume of Forgotten Lore (the supplement book that allows you to add the new character classes and/or combat system to whatever game you’re already playing), and special convention-only print editions of Treasure of Welthorp, the Necromancer, and the Witch.

Everyone who purchased a hard-copy book also received a code for a pdf copy through Those codes went out this morning, so look for it. If you bought a book at the convention and did not receive a code, first check your spam filter (they tend to get flagged as spam, regretfully). If it’s not there, you can contact us at

Dale and Yours Truly

It was really great to see the reaction from the gamers at the con. The reaction on someone’s face when they “get” what the concept of the game is, is just priceless. I had so many people come up and tell me what a wonderful idea the game was, and then come back the next day, after having read the Players Manual, and buy the rest of the books because the PM was so cool. It really makes all the work worthwhile.

The next convention appearance will be Metatopia (in Morristown, NJ in November), which is a game designers/publishers convention specifically geared to matching up folks who are interested in playtesting new games with companies and designers in search of playtesters. It’s a really fantastic notion, and the first two were loads of fun. I’m very much looking forward to it, and might very well have a game or two in need of playtesting by then.