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Burning Empires
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Year: 2006
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Product Code: BWH3000
ISBN-10: 0975888943
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"Burning Empires is an American science fiction role-playing game, designed by Luke Crane and published by Key 20 Publishing in 2006. The epic game is based on Christopher Moeller's two critically acclaimed Iron Empires graphic novels, Faith Conquers and Sheva's War. The core book is a digest sized, 656 pages, hardcover book in full colour, including almost 400 pieces of artwork.

Burning Empires builds on the highly successful Burning Wheel game mechanics, while adding in new rules such as:

  • World Burner
  • Technology Burner
  • Infection mechanics
  • Firefight
  • Psychology
  • Alien Life-Form Burner

The game builds on some of the sci-fi elements and scene structure from an earlier Burning Wheel supplement, Burning Sands: Jihad. The game fiction assumes a race of sentient wormlike creatures called Vaylen which infect humans and take over their brains. This infection happens on a massive scale, eventually taking over whole planets in the process.

The phases of a Burning Empires campaign are: infiltration, usurpation and invasion. And these correspond to the stage of the Vaylen infection on the planet. Typically, the GM will take on the role of the Vaylen invaders, while the players will take the role of mostly humans who are trying to actively stop this invasion."

Source: Wikipedia, "Burning Empires (role-playing game)," available under the CC-BY-SA License.

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Awards

  • Origins 2006: won 'Best RPG'
  • Ken Hite's Outie Awards 2006: won 'Best Licensed Game'

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2 Burning Empires Relationship Sheet
Sheet for mapping out the relationships of all the characters and factions in a Burning Empires game.
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2 Burning Empires World Burner Sheet
Aid to create, or "burn up", the world your group will play through in Burning Empires.
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2 Burning Empires Infection Sheet
Sheet used to manage the Infection mechanics of Burning Empires.
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2 Burning Empires Firefight Scripting Sheet
Sheets used to script combat actions in the Burning Empires Firefight system.
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2 Burning Empires Character Builder Worksheet
Worksheet for planning out lifepaths to create, or "burn up", a character in Burning Empires.
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3 Burning Empires Duel of Wits Scripting Sheet
Sheet used to script "Duel of Wits" actions in Burning Empire.
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2 Burning Empires Character Sheet
Standard character sheet for Burning Empires
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