The Hotness
Games|People|Company
Legacy of Dragonholt
The Starship From Hell
Being a role-playing game on the topic of the High-Flying adventures of Beatrice Henrietta Bristol-Smythe, DBE, daring Aviatrix and accomplished Exploratrix, and her Gentleman Companion, who for a Modest Fee, accompanies Beatrice ... [truncated]
Fate Core System
Realms of Terrinoth
Dungeon Crawl Classics Role Playing Game
Player's Handbook (D&D 5e)
Book 1: The War-Torn Kingdom
Tales from the Loop
Starfinder Core Rulebook
These Are the Voyages: Mission Compendium Vol. 1
Mouse Guard Roleplaying Game
The Shab Al-Hiri Roach
Star Trek: The Role Playing Game Second Edition
Ars Magica (5th edition)
Advanced Melee
The Great Pendragon Campaign
White Dwarf (Issue 92 - Aug 1987)
The Winds of Magic
Apocalypse World
Star Wars: Edge of the Empire Beginner Game
Horror on the Orient Express (2nd Edition)
Star Wars: Edge of the Empire Core Rulebook
Ryuutama: Natural Fantasy Role Play
Beyond All Worlds
Dungeons & Dragons Starter Set
Monster Manual (D&D 5e)
Mutant: Year Zero Core Book
Lone Wolf Adventure Game
The End of the World: Wrath of the Gods
Classic Fantasy
Star Trek Adventures Core Book
The Star on the Shore
Universal Upgrades: Advanced Character Options
Starfinder #001: Incident at Absalom Station
Torg Eternity
Xanathar's Guide to Everything
Cthulhu City
Implausible Deniability
Pax Cthuliana
Sun Spots
Our Friends the Machines & Other Mysteries
Wet Hot American Summer: Fantasy Camp
Fish F***ers
Ambarquenta Core Rulebook
Players Handbook (AD&D 1e)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles & Other Strangeness
AMBER Diceless Role-Playing
Omlevex
Power Behind the Throne
Information
RPG
Genre
Series Code
 
Category
Mechanic
Designer
Artist
Publisher
Honors
Year Published
2006
Primary Name
Burning Empires
Alternate Names
 Corrections
 Customize View
xml RSS Feed 
Facebook Twitter Delicious Google
ObjectID: 43798
Versions
Pg. 1
Nick: 
Electronic Version
Publisher: 
Year: 2006
Electronic (PDF, DOC, eBook, HTML, etc.)
656 pages
Size: Tradeback
English
View
Corrections
Link Image
Nick: 
Hard Cover
Publisher: 
Year: 2006
Hard Cover
Product Code: BWH3000
ISBN-10: 0975888943
656 pages
Size: Tradeback
2.70 pounds
English
View
Corrections
Link Image
Description Edit | History

"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.

More Information Edit | History

Awards

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

Nominations

Microbadge: mb

Updating...
Thumbs Up
Marketplace
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No items found
{{product.numforsale}} for sale {{product.price}}
{{product.prettycondition}}
{{product.listdate|truncate:"10"}}
Updating...
Thumbs Up
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No items found
{{item.title}} {{item.timeleft}}
{{item.currentprice}}
Updating...
Thumbs Up
Images
Gallery:
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No images found
Updating...
Thumbs Up
{{title}}
Category: Language:
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No videos found
{{video.numrecommend}} {{video.title}} {{video.language}} {{video.username|truncate:"10"}} {{video.numcomments}}
Updating...
Thumbs Up
{{data.config.moduletitle}} Relationship:
[] [Forums »] [Post »] [Search »]
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No threads found
{{thread.numrecommend}} {{thread.subject}}
Last Post {{thread.lastpostdate|truncate:"10"}} Posted {{thread.postdate|truncate:"10"}}
{{thread.user.username|truncate:"10"}} {{thread.numposts-1}}
Updating...
Thumbs Up
{{title}}
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No posts found
{{post.numpositive}} {{post.title}}
by
{{post.numcomments}}
Files
Title | Hot | Recent
[Browse »]  [Upload File »] Language:
Pg. 1 of 1
3 Burning Empires Relationship Sheet
Sheet for mapping out the relationships of all the characters and factions in a Burning Empires game.
English
2009-08-11
3 Burning Empires World Burner Sheet
Aid to create, or "burn up", the world your group will play through in Burning Empires.
English
2009-08-11
3 Burning Empires Infection Sheet
Sheet used to manage the Infection mechanics of Burning Empires.
English
2009-08-11
3 Burning Empires Firefight Scripting Sheet
Sheets used to script combat actions in the Burning Empires Firefight system.
English
2009-08-11
3 Burning Empires Character Builder Worksheet
Worksheet for planning out lifepaths to create, or "burn up", a character in Burning Empires.
English
2009-08-11
4 Burning Empires Duel of Wits Scripting Sheet
Sheet used to script "Duel of Wits" actions in Burning Empire.
English
2009-08-11
3 Burning Empires Character Sheet
Standard character sheet for Burning Empires
English
2009-08-11
Linked Items
Sort: Pg
Relationship:
Pg. 1
Pg. 12
Burning Wheel & Burning Empire

Indie Systeme - Systemvorstellung

Edit
Pg. 39
Egg Learns to Walk #133

News (Personal Update); Burning News (Sad Joke) (Review and impression of The Burning Wheel and Burning Empire);

Edit
Updating...
Thumbs Up
GeekLists
[Browse »] [Summary »]
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No lists found
{{list.numpositive}} {{list.title}} {{list.username|truncate:"10"}} {{list.numitems}}
{{list.lastreplydate|truncate:"10"}} {{list.postdate|truncate:"10"}}
Statistics
RPG Item Rank: 312
Num Ratings: 91
Average Rating: 7.42
Standard Deviation: 2.08
Num Views: 8320
GeekBuddy Analysis: Analyze
Similarly Rated: View
Avg. Game Weight: 4.4
Fans: 12
Personal Comments: 22
Users Owning: 245
Users Wanting: 3
Users Trading: 10 [find trade matches]
Price History: View
Total Plays: 9
Plays This Month: 0
Tags
Your Tags: Add tags
Popular Tags: dice-pool [+] tactical [+] rpg [+] very-advanced [+] difficult [+] indie [+] sci-fi [+] space [+] d6 [+] [View All]
Updating...
Thumbs Up
Web Links
Category: Language:
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No Web Links Found
Link {{cat}} {{lang}}
{{weblink.postdate|truncate:"10"}}
User Information
Use this tool to rate games, save comments, and manage your collection.
Front Page | Welcome | Contact | Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Advertise | Support BGG | Feeds RSS
Geekdo, BoardGameGeek, the Geekdo logo, and the BoardGameGeek logo are trademarks of BoardGameGeek, LLC.