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Blood & Bronze is a fantasy game of high adventure and role-playing set in Mesopotamia during a legendary Bronze Age. Assuming the roles of daring adventurers, you and your friends set out on perilous quests to find riches and glory, battle monsters and uncover hidden mysteries.

Blood & Bronze outlines a unique setting and the cultures living there, provides a wilderness map to explore and six adventurous classes for players to choose from: Mercenary, Rogue, Mystic, Desert-Farer, Courtesan and Seer. It combines well-defined skills for common tasks—such as fighting, lying, searching, scaling walls etc—with traditional roll-to-avoid for saving throws, thus empowering players in purposive actions while still keeping their characters very much at risk.

Blood & Bronze comes in a 68 page pdf or booklet. It features beautiful interior illustrations by Rich Longmore, cartography by Sam Perkins-Harbin and a cover by Adam Moore.

The pdf contains all the rules needed to play. In addition, it details a zone for wilderness adventures and a quick method for generating dungeons, strongholds or similar adventure locations. Together with a brief chapter on character generation and a character sheet with pre-printed reference rules, Blood & Bronze invites you to start your adventures right away.

In addition to the pdf, you need pencil, paper, and polyhedral dice to play.

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John K March 14, 2021 7:57 am UTC
Entry 6 in the Bone Salt effects table says "Celerity. Your may add +1d6 to your weapon speed." But I can't find anything else about weapon speed.
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Mark K February 06, 2021 10:17 pm UTC
I would have loved to see rules for chariots; they were an important part of the warrior culture of the bronze age.
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Brett S July 18, 2020 3:54 pm UTC
The author has said on his website ( that if you bought the print version that you can contact him to get the pdf.
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Scott N January 21, 2020 7:11 am UTC
Why is there no pod for this?
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Joakim A February 06, 2020 10:25 am UTC
There is a PoD on lulu.
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Scott N February 07, 2020 4:32 pm UTC
Yeah I know but you have no option there for a POD+PDF combo.
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J.T. D December 02, 2018 7:34 am UTC
I noticed that the cover art file is separate from the rules PDF - is there any way for us to get a copy of the rules PDF that includes the cover art?
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John K March 14, 2021 10:29 pm UTC
You can do it yourself here:
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