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The lushly illustrated Bronze Age Sword & Sorcery roleplaying game of passion and dread compromise

The Bloody-Handed Name of Bronze is a game of imaginative, visceral fantasy.

  • Players: 2-4 (with special rules for 2p, designed to play over coffee)
  • Time: 1-2 hrs. per player per session. Plays many sessions or one-shots.
  • Dice: About a dozen each 6-sided dice graven of jet and cast in gold
  • Contents: 220+ pages of heavily illustrated game rules, stories, monsters, and vivid descriptions of the Earthen Firmament, borne of the passions of the Waters of Heaven and the Waters of the Underworld!

The World of Names is a world of blood spilled by hammered bronze clenched in the hands of Fated Heroes who seek to become immortal through their great feats and greater death...

And it is a world of desire and promise spoken by Namedealers; a world wherein all that has a name, has desires and a will to accomplish them — and will compromise and promise and coerce to achieve the whims of their heart. Before you lie arrayed the many splendors of the Earthen Firmament of the World of Names, holding its many peoples, its deserts and mountains, its forests and animals. It is born of the union of the Vault of Heaven and the Waters of the Underworld,whose passion named the world.

The heavy-bound Codex Edition of The Bloody-Handed Name of Bronze is here!

Will you die in glory, to return — immortal! — to the Earthen Firmament — or will you be forgotten, that you might escape the consequences of your many promises?

Featuring the stories and art of Hugo & Nebula Nominee Mimi Mondal (Luminescent Threads: Connections to Octavia E. Butler), Shel Kahn (By Crom, Lomy), Simon Roy (Prophet, Habitat), Jabari Weathers (Bluebeard's Bride, Strange Horizons), and Joshua A.C. Newman (Shock:Social Science Fiction, Mobile Frame Zero).

Join the Bloody-Handed Name of Bronze Discord to find others to play with online  in this   Year of the Plague!

CategoryPhysical game
Rated 4.8 out of 5 stars
(23 total ratings)
AuthorJoshua A.C. Newman
GenreRole Playing
Tags2p, 4p, Fantasy, PbtA, swordandsorcery, Tabletop role-playing game


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