Announcing the 2020 Blackpowder & Bloodlines Weekend Event: The Holy Tempest

Blackpowder & Bloodlines’ fourth yearly weekend-long event, “The Holy Tempest” will take place on 29-31 May 2020 at Eumeralla Scout Camp, Anglesea. Read below for more information about the event, as well as ticketing & payment information. The holy war in Sollundom rages on, and casts a dark shadow over the New World. The denizens…

Rules update – ‘the blood’

Rules are the absolute physics of the game world and when they change that means the very world is changing under your character. How rules change may impact how you play your character and interact with the game OOC. For the next game we’re clarifying two rules and only modifying one. Let’s look at the…

Guiding principles

There is a particular way to play this game and it may be a little different from what you have seen or done previously. But fear not, I am here to tell you all you need to know!

Frequently asked questions

Is there conflict in the game? Yes, this game is about conflict. Unlike other many other LARPs this game is not about your faction vs another faction. At the lowest level it is about you making choices between your conflicting alliances and loyalties. If there are three people in a room, the ideal situation (according to B&B) is that A…

Death

As anyone who has given even a cursory read of the rules will know, in Blackpowder & Bloodlines, it is remarkably easy to kill a character. This is quite deliberate. When it comes to inter-character conflict on that level, the question we want the various players to be asking is “should I kill someone?” not…

Themes

This is really critical stuff. Please do take the time to read this quite carefully. Blackpowder & Bloodlines is very deliberately examining some specific themes. The organisers of Blackpowder & Bloodlines find many of these themes abhorrent. Because of this, we are deliberately exploring them in the hopes of learning more about ourselves in a…