Written by Buddy Shay, the designer and writer behind By a Thread, the collection of short stories, Brighton under Siege, is now available for sale internationally. Events in this collection take place in the same world as By a Thread and center around an invasion of Brighton by the Savage Races roughly 30 years before events in the RPG begin. You can find it on Amazon.
On August 1, 2022, Arme Blanche Games will release our first one-sheet, What’s Mine Is Mine. In this scenario, the outfit is sent into the wilds to investigate a group of miners who have been out of contact with the city. Can the heroes get to the bottom of things? Can they do so with their lives intact?
On June 24, 2022, Arme Blanche Games will release our first module for By a Thread: The Dwarf’s Demise. This pulp-mystery will take PCs to Brighton’s wealthiest citizens in their effort to solve the murder of Rolf Undermountain, the famous dirigible tycoon.
On the same day, we will also release a map pack containing tactical maps of the scenes likely to involve combat. These 12″x18″ maps are optimized for use with VTTs for gaming groups that play online.
Both will be available on DriveThruRPG.
By a Thread and the accompanying character sheet are now live! You can check it out here.
After nearly two years of development, By a Thread will be available on DrivethruRPG on Tuesday, March 15, 2022. I hope you’re as excited as I am!
Our first title, The Border Keep, has been added to DriveThruRPG’s Cozy Games Indie Gallery. The gallery begins tomorrow, and the title includes maps and descriptions of a small castle and its denizens and is meant to be used as a home for a group of PCs in any fantasy setting.
We also offer an accompanying map pack of the castle optimized for virtual tabletops.
In addition to creating the setting By a Thread, Arme Blanche Games is hard at work creating our first module, The Dwarf’s Demise. This scenario is designed for an outfit of 3-5 characters and comes complete with six pre-generated characters for ease of play. This module can be played in one session of roughly four hours.
In this scenario, the PCs are private investigators hired by the Brighton Police Department to solve the murder of one of the city’s elites, Rolf Undermountain, a dwarf who made a name for himself designing dirigibles. Rolf went to work on a Saturday, and his body was found that afternoon by his receptionist, Opal of the Evergreen Twelve, an elf. Who could the culprit be?
In this pulp mystery reminiscent of the radio teleplays of yore, PCs will get the chance to interact with some of the wealthiest members of Brighton society. Who would benefit the most from Rolf’s death? Will the PCs discover an even graver threat?
Recently, Arme Blanche Games became an officially licensed Ace with permission to create supplements for the Savage Worlds roleplaying game! We consider this a high honor, and it will also allow us to proceed with the development of our setting, which should be released in either Q1 or Q2 2022. It is currently in playtesting.
By a Thread will take players into a fantasy world wherein dwarves, elves, faeries, humans, and ogres are locked into perpetual war against hordes of goblins, orcs, and trolls. Imagine a world where a once-mighty nation and global empire has fallen into chaos resulting in industrial city-states trying feverishly to protect their people and maintain their standard of living. The setting takes place in the world of Aerodom and has technology reminiscent of Earth in the 1920’s. Travel by land is always dangerous, and so those who can afford to do so travel by dirigible. Even the cities themselves, though surrounded by trenches and with almost every able-bodied adult conscripted into service, can be dangerous due to infestation from goblins and their ilk.
It is a land crying out for heroes to make things right. Grab your revolver or your Tommy gun, and help to make things right.