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Your world is crumbling at the edges, pressed in on all sides by the savage and pitiless darkness—monsters and other evils that prey upon light and life. Most of your people huddle behind walls, convincing themselves that your civilization will persevere and conquer this land.

But you don’t have that luxury. There’s naught for you in this world save blood and treasure. You’ve no inheritance, no dowry, no rich uncle, not even a job. 

You’ve come to this inn because you have no other options but to make your own fortune in this damned world. And if that means delving into ruins of a long dead civilization and slaying a dragon or two, so be it. At least you’ll live it up before the end. And who knows? Maybe you’ll carve out a stronghold of light against the vast, weird dark after all.

So you’re at this inn, looking for prospects, looking for a few companions to back you up, looking for a way out of this two‑bit town…

Based on the award-winning Mouse Guard Roleplaying Game, Torchbearer is a riff on the early model of fantasy roleplaying games. In it, you take on the role of a fortune-seeking adventurer.

To earn that fortune, you must delve into forlorn ruins, brave terrible monsters and retrieve forgotten treasures. However, make no mistake, this game is not about being a hero or about fighting for what you believe. This game is about exploration and survival.

You may become a hero. You might have to fight for your ideals. But to do either of those things, you must prove yourself in the wilds. Because there are no jobs, no inheritance, no other opportunities for your deadbeat adventurers. This life is your only hope to prosper in this world.

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mathieu B November 16, 2020 5:45 am UTC
Where is the physical copy ?
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Sebastian A January 01, 2020 1:14 am UTC
Please add a Print on Demand option
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Chris C August 07, 2019 1:24 pm UTC
Where the heck is the PoD?
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Kevin S July 29, 2019 7:23 pm UTC
Physical copy?
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Jack E August 27, 2018 4:53 am UTC
This is what you get (as of the date of this post):

-Torchbearer RPG - 200 pages, First Edition, Second Printing (which fixed typos and tweaked a few rules)
-The Petersen Bestiaries Vols. 1 & 2 (10 new monsters to supplement the monsters in the core book)
-The Dread Crypt of Skogenby (a starting adventure)
-Iconic characters (six demo character sheets)
-Character and GM Sheets (blank character sheets, GM sheet, conflict sheet, and town sheet)

As with the preview, there is no pretty cover art. Not a big deal but :(
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Richard J May 28, 2018 5:44 am UTC
Is this really $15 for 12 pages or is it missing a 3rd #...?
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Jonas B July 10, 2018 2:05 pm UTC
The page number is wrong, the PDF I received after buying it was the full 200 page product.
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Gary F December 21, 2017 7:19 pm UTC
Which one of the two files is the updated one? The ZIP or RPG?
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Robert L June 03, 2017 4:05 am UTC
Is this .pdf color or grayscale?
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James S February 09, 2020 5:06 am UTC
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.. . October 02, 2013 4:38 pm UTC
Checque ziz outha -
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