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Tuesday, January 6, 2015

The Steins Have It...

Braunstein! is designed as a medieval (4-14th century) historical adventure game.  Even so, it's nice to mix things up, and David Wesely, the inventor of the concept, was quick to expand his vision into other genres, including a banana republic and, eventually, medieval fantasy games (with Dave Arneson), giving rise to a whole new hobby, not to mention this blog!

In that spirit, we presented Ape Future, a Planet of the Apes conversion for Braunstein!  Well, this time around we have a special guest contributor; Bryan Steward from Black Paperclip Games and designer of the popular Powers That Be and The Uncanny Abode, with not one, but two Braunstein! variations to try...


Shoot'em in the head!  It's the zombie apocalypse from when it wasn't trendy and cold-war nightmares ruled all.

For inspiration, get Night of the Living Dead, Dawn of the Dead, and Day of the Dead, from the fiendish George Romero...



When you find a huge, dead alien with a gaping hole in its chest...leave!

This is based on the Aliens franchise, which has its roots in the late 1970s, giving it proper old-school status.  

Oh, and expect to die.  Some of those aliens are tough.  It's chest popping fun...  


We hope you enjoy these, and many thanks to Bryan Steward for contributing!  His upcoming Red Skies over Betelgeuse is coming this spring, assuming the aliens and zombies don't get him first, you know how it goes, these things happen!  In the meantime, enjoy his special variations and check out his work at Drive-Thru RPG...

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