A Far Off Land Kickstarter: Modern Meets Mythic in Two Worlds

A Far Off Land will be Bennett-Burks Design’s second RPG setting and is presently being Kickstarted.

A Far Off Land is being written by myself (Megan Bennett-Burks) and my co-author Jacob Possin (co-author of Jadepunk, contributor to the Fate Codex.

Artists will include Gennifer Bone (who has done art for Lamentations of the Flame Princess, & much more), Tanyaporn Sangsnit (who has done art for Legendary Games, Project Biomodus, & many more), and more!

Jacob Possin and I have been doing a series of interviews, from podcasts, to blogs, to videos.

The Kickstarter itself can be found here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/8614065/a-far-off-land-a-fate-rpg-in-two-worlds

An interview with me here with Mark Van Vlack on his Dust Pan Games blog: http://dustpangames.blogspot.com/2017/10/a-far-off-land-kick-starting-now.html

I also will be part of an #RPGnet chat and other interviews soon!  The #RPGnet chat will be Monday, November 6th, 6PM Pacific Time.  Here’s its listing on the RPGnet calender.

“You, Fated one, are a beautiful lie, and so too is the world around you”

A Far Off Land is a multi-world spanning fantasy RPG (roleplaying game) setting by Megan Bennett-Burks and Jacob Possin for the Fate RPG. We will include rules for Apocalypse World / PbtA in a PDF IF we hit the $7000 funding mark.

Take the role of one of the Fated; shapeshifting beings which are creatures of both worlds. The Fated are akin to the demigods of legend.

The intrigues of the many Courts & Factions are at the heart of the game. Each group has its own vision for the two worlds, and ideas about your place within it; will you fight to see this vision come to its fruition? Or will you rebel and carve out your own place in the two worlds?

Five Dragons: Oneiros, early access v1 now available for Free

Five Dragons for Fate RPG

The first supplement for Leaves of Chiaroscuro is now available at DriveThruRPG! You can get it for PWYW, even free.

“Last night, I dreamt I flew upon great wings and held a fire deep within my belly. I dreamt of a great beast who was my father; the beast spoke, “my son go forth and conquer”.  Today I awoke to find the dream is real.” Continue reading

Five Dragons for Fate (rough draft)

What started as blog posts, has evolved into what will be a supplement available for free when complete. While I geared this towards Leaves of Chiaroscuro characters, I’ve taken care to set it up so that it can be used with the setting of your choice.  If your Fate  game includes dragon-themed characters, than this supplement is for you!

Here’s the very very rough draft of Five Dragons. If you read any of the blog posts dealing with the Oneiros, you’ll notice I’ve changed some things. I still need to add one more dragon option for the Oneiros as well.

I’m also pondering adding a few more things to it, but what? Is there something you’d like to see in this supplement? Let me know!

Oneiros: Five Dragons, V2

(updated 1/27/17)

Dungeon Fate 1: Stress & Consequences

Why Would You Do This?
An exercise in insanity?  Because I love to hack game systems to little bloody bits and pieces?

Anyhow, this is a Fate hack that I’m releasing in little bits and pieces.  I haven’t playtested it yet, if you decide to give any part of it a try, then, I would love to hear about it.  I would also love to hear if anything just plain doesn’t make sense, and what unanswered questions there might be about what is included here. I do plan to playtest it and fix it as needed later, so consider this to be a very rough draft.

What is this good for?

Dungeon Fate is good for those who like game systems that capture that easy hackability, that fast paced gameplay that Fate has (and like other elements of the game), but want to try something with a more brutal, gritty edge. Hopefully this will prove good for games where the stakes are higher, and also for games more about the challenges of survival.  Continue reading

Two Living Relics from Beyond

Enchanted places where the veil between Asiyah and another physical realm are worn thin are blessedly rare, but when they do occur sometimes bizarre life from beyond may find its way over.  Explorers may seek to extinguish such life before it can take root in Asiyah, or to bring it back for those who collect such oddities.

The two “objects” below are otherworldly creatures of a parasitic nature. The PCs may find them while exploring an enchanted realm, or perhaps while investigating the home of a collector who has come to some mysterious end. Continue reading

A Review by Red Dice Diaries

The first review (that I am aware of) of Leaves of Chiaroscuro is in.  This one is by Red Dice Diaries, who have done a wide variety of other RPG book reviews, and some very helpful video tutorials on the Fate RPG.  You can watch it on Youtube (see below).
In the meanwhile the holidays mean the print proof is taking a little longer to get to me from DriveThruRPG, but with any luck I’ll have it in hand soon.

Live play, print, and other projects

I just finished running my first game at a convention, this one online, as, I’ve never been able to make one in “meatspace” due to them being too far away, or scheduling issues.  I hope to run more of them in the future, and to be a player in some as well.

I’m also now working on a few other projects.  One is some art which may in the future appear in a OSR dungeon crawl by Samwise 7 (who previously created Murcanto’s Lair).  Another is a Fate setting with Jacob Possin.  Finally, I did a series of lineart for the horror tabletop board game Asylum of the Doomed, which my friend Sean is now Kickstarting.

I’m going through Leaves of Chiaroscuro again as well, as I’m prepping for the print version, and need to make sure no nasty typos sneak into it which have not yet been caught.  So look forward to that either at the very end of this year or early next year.

You can watch the live play here.  The players were all great BTW!