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Kickstarter Launching May 1st at 9:00 AM PST!

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Mud, Blood, & Glory is a tabletop role playing game set in the American west in the 1880s. It is designed from the ground up to be accessible and inviting to players of all experience levels. With Mud, Blood, & Glory, anyone can sit down and get started in minutes — no experience required. Form a posse, saddle up, and hit the trail! 

Mud, Blood, & Glory is designed for 3 - 8 people to play. Most players will take on the role of outlaws, brigands, and bandits of the old west. One person will be the game master who will create the world and curate the narrative experience for the players. 

The Mud, Blood, & Glory handbook has the basic rules, the advanced rules, the game master guide, a starter adventure, and the character sheets. Everything you need, all in one spot. The handbook also includes all of the items, weapons, animals, vehicles, and anything else you might come across during your adventures.

Both rulesets provide easy to understand explanations of how everything in Mud, Blood, & Glory works from character creation to combat to wilderness survival. 

The game master guide provides everything a game master needs to get started. This includes templates for baddies and non-player characters, as well as useful tips, how-to’s, and walkthroughs for some of the more challenging aspects of running any tabletop game.

At the end of the game master’s section is a starter adventure to get your game going and give you a good look at how to build your own adventure in Mud, Blood, & Glory. Brand new players and game masters can sit down, create characters in just minutes, and use the starter adventure to get playing right away.

In this handbook:

  • Character Creation Guide and Character Sheets

  • Basic Rules

  • Advanced Rules

  • Game Master Guide

  • Starter Adventure

  • All of the items, animals, vehicles, and materials you need

Mud, Blood, & Glory provides a set of basic rules and a series of advanced rules. The basic rules are everything you need to play a full, thrilling game of Mud, Blood, & Glory. They are great for new players and game masters to get their bearings, for seasoned players to sit back and enjoy the role play, or to just get a quick game going in minutes. 

The advanced rules provide more intricacy and challenge for folks who are looking to turn up the heat. All of the advanced rules work independently and with one another, so you can pick and choose which advanced rulesets fit your style. You can even add and remove rulesets part way through an adventure to fine tune your experience.

Every ruleset in the advanced rules builds off of the basic rules and works alone or in conjunction with any other advanced ruleset. If your group is looking for a tough adventure of wilderness survival, use the Survival, Weather, and Conditions rulesets to enhance the experience. If you want a tactical combat experience, add on the Advanced Combat and Inventory rules. Or, if you want to experience everything the west has to offer, go all out and use every advanced ruleset.

  • The basic rules are great for new players and game masters, seasoned players looking for more role play, and quick games.

  • The advanced rules add levels challenge and intricacy for experienced players.

  • Mix & match rulesets to fit your style.

There will be more info as we approach the Kickstarter launch on May 1st! Be sure to follow us on Instagram @blackhat.games!

Parker Blau