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Barons of Braunstein $2.49
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Barons of Braunstein
Publisher: Olde House Rules
by James H. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 10/23/2016 02:40:35

A light, yet robust, set of rules that hearkens back to the earliest days of our hobby when Major David Wesely took wargaming to its next logical evolution. Although only designed to run historical or psuedo-historical games out of the gate, the simple and straight-forward nature of the rules makes them easy to hack (I've written a high magic plugin, myself) and mold to your particular campaign needs. Frankly, the buy in price of less than three US dollars is an absolute steal, whether you're just looking for a simple yet robust set of easily malleable rules or a rare window that allows you to gaze upon the very beginning of our hobby. You should really own this thing.



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[5 of 5 Stars!]
Barons of Braunstein
Publisher: Olde House Rules
by Steven W. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 09/28/2015 15:25:39

Very rules light and interesting RPG, written for Dark and Middle Age adventuring. The game tries to emulate historical fiction, with very little room for high fantasy tropes, but can easy handle monster heavy sword-and-sorcery campaigns.

For the price point, this is a must buy game, and I plan to keep a copy in my GM bag for quick play opportunities. Character generation takes a few minutes at most, and adventures can be spun together on the fly.

I rate it 5 stars, but I think the "low definition, high trust" nature of the rules could make this game a bit rocky with players that like crunchy rules or tricky character builds.



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[5 of 5 Stars!]
Barons of Braunstein
Publisher: Olde House Rules
by James C. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 11/16/2014 23:47:11

I just received this along with a copy of Pits & Perils and Fear! Fire! Foes! I have been looking for a written copy (or reasonable facsimile) of the Braunstein rules. This was an awesome 24 page discovery. Even though I am less interested in historical gaming, I appreciate using historic settings as a foundation for fantasy. Combining the last page of the document (introducing magic and witchcraft) with Pits & Perils (using Braunstein's Luck vs. Pits & Perils HP and magic), might make for an interesting game. At its core, this feels like a new take on Holmes Basic D&D.



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