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Black Rose Wars

A project in Riverside, CA by Ludus Magnus Studio LLC

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Dates: Apr 26th -> May 20th (24 days)
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TENTACCOLADE Awards - Best Kickstarter Tabletop Games of 2018

January 3rd - via:
2018 was full of surprises, huge projects and changes on tabletop gaming related Kickstarter sections. Some creators appeared out of nowhere, others lost popularity and some rose to power, by completely obliterating the competition. Today we (Read More)

This KS is dedicated to all of you

May 20th - via:
There is no word to express what happened in this campaign.  We found exceptional boys and girls supporting us; it was an exhausting month to us, with crazy schedules, but thanks to you everything went well.   You supported and helped us, you gave... (Read More)

A Keeper in the dark

May 20th - via:
"Are you happy with what I have done? Now anyone who looks in your eyes will now turn into stone and no one will be able to save them," snapped Athena,"Even you, Medusa, should you seek your reflection, will turn to rock the moment you see your... (Read More)

Elemental fury!

May 19th - via:
Hi, Mages!   Here we are at a new update dedicated to magic schools, and this time we will talk about the new entry in the Lodge, the oldest magic coming from the new world ... the Elemental school!   This school, like Demonology, makes extensive... (Read More)

Forgotten knowledge...

May 18th - via:
Welcome to this new update all about spells. However this time, we’re not talking about a school but rather the most sought after and dangerous spells of the lodge, the ones only the Black Rose can bestow as gifts to mages who prove their loyalty... (Read More)

Around the World, Around the World, Around the World, Around the World

May 18th - via:
Hi, mages! The time has come to travel across the different lodges of the world. In this update I will explain you the Legendary Scenarios: Sicily Reign – Bronte, at the Slopes of Etna: Artifact Run  America – Tenochtitlán: Black Rose... (Read More)


May 17th - via:
 Hi everyone,   We’ve nearly reached the end of this fantastic journey, just three days to go until the end of the campaign.   As usual, we tend to leave the best for last, so in this update we are pleased to present the latest Add-ons and the... (Read More)

The cards know your destiny!

May 17th - via:
Hi Mages!  Welcome to the new “magic guide for young mages”, today we will show you the inherent powers of the arcane art of tarot reading and, together with our amazing Baba Yaga we will discover how the Major Arcana’s cards can be useful to... (Read More)


May 16th - via:
Here we are with the second episode of Inferno.   The path walked by Dante and Virgilio led them to stumble upon a fascinating place filled with meaning, where the poet used real life characters to describe the sins he would slowly go on to explore.... (Read More)

Pimp your Weapons!

May 16th - via:
Hi, Mages!   Here we are at a new update, dedicated to one of the schools unlocked during the campaign and which will improve your games and make them always fun and varied.  Today we will talk about one of the most atypical among all schools,... (Read More)

Expansion for 5/6 players: instructions for use

May 15th - via:
Yesterday we published the much awaited add-on to expand the number of BRW players and now you can start a gigantic war with 6 mages with whom to shake the Lodge’s columns!  As many of you know, the expansion has undergone a change underway,... (Read More)

The last tour in the Lodge

May 15th - via:
Hi, Mages! Here we are at the last wing of the Lodge which was still missing, in fact, we will explore the Green rooms and end our journey with the most important room of all: the Black Rose room!   Treasure Room   Treasure room In this luxurious... (Read More)

5°-6° player

May 14th - via:
Hi everyone,Here we are with our second-last update on the add-ons.   We are proud to present the “5th-6th player” package.   box Many of you have been asking for this since the start of the campaign; it was already in the works and the moment... (Read More)

Power is in the Mind

May 14th - via:
Hi, Mages!   Today we will talk about one of the last magic schools which joined the Lodge thanks to your efforts. The Mind school was founded by Circe the Sorceress, her best representative.  Circe created this school and shaped it in her own... (Read More)

Inferno, part 2, Ottavo cerchio...

May 13th - via:
The temperature is rising, you can smell iron and all around you sulfur miasma make the air unbreathable.  You knew you had to defeat your rivals, but you were thrown into a daydream nightmare.   The rooms you were used to know come to life,... (Read More)

Light comes after Darkness

May 13th - via:
Hi, Mages! Our journey through the Lodge’s rooms is almost over. Only a few rooms have not been visited yet, so we immediately lead you to the bright Yellow rooms! Sanctuary The Sanctuary The Sanctuary is a sacred place for all mages in the Lodge.... (Read More)

A look into the void

May 12th - via:
Welcome to a new lecture of Black Rose’ school of magic. In this update we will talk about one of the most disturbing of all schools, the Void school.   Void school The mages belonging to Void have made pacts with sidereal entities that reside in... (Read More)

Blue is the new black

May 12th - via:
And here we are, back through the Lodge’s corridors. Today we will guide you into the wing devoted to deception and traps, namely the Lodge’s wing where Illusionists (and Diviners, too) are more comfortable and where past, present and future... (Read More)

Blood for the blood god... ops...sorry :)

May 11th - via:
Hi everyone,   the Lodge welcomes the mortal assassin mages of the Blood School!   When you play one of these fantastic characters, you will be thrown into the melee with the aim of annihilating your rivals.   Many of the Blood School spells are... (Read More)

The Dark Side of the Lodge

May 11th - via:
Hi, Mages! Our journey keeps going and we have finally arrived in the darkest wing of the Lodge, where the most sinister rooms are, rooms where necromancers and conspirators feel comfortable, but where the other mages enter only if forced, just to... (Read More)

Welcome to hell...

May 10th - via:
“Nel mezzo del cammin di nostra vita mi ritrovai per una selva oscura, ché la diritta via era smarrita.  “ [Dante – Inferno – canto I°] “When halfway through the journey of our life I found myself in a gloomy wood, because the path which... (Read More)

Purple deep

May 10th - via:
Hi Mages Our non-stop journey through the Lodge continues, and after visiting the Red rooms we will directly go to new caves, trying to unlock their secrets.  Today our walk will lead us to the Purple rooms! Armory   Armory In the Armory fantastic... (Read More)

Exploring the Lodge

May 9th - via:
Hi Mages!  Although we’ll keep updating our insights on the magic schools, today we start to take you around the Lodge, letting you know its rooms and guiding you to the discovery of their powers and secrets. In each guide we will talk about the... (Read More)

Solo Mode

May 8th - via:
Hello everyone,  even the Solo Mode SG have been destroyed: congratulations guys, you are great!   We take the occasion to immediately explain the mechanics of this new game mode.   Solo mode Set-up   According to Solo Mode rules, you will be... (Read More)

A whisper in the ear

May 8th - via:
Hi, Mages And here we are at the last episode dedicated to the schools of BRW’s Core Box, but first of all LMS team wants to thank all of you for supporting us with so much affection and commitment. Thanks to all of you we have reached and exceeded... (Read More)

Language packs

May 7th - via:
Hello everyone,  this is a brief update to let you know that we will release the Language Packs in German, Spanish and Italian.   As usual we are receptive to your requests and, after studying how to get to develop and produce them, we can finally... (Read More)

Appetite for Destruction

May 7th - via:
Hi, Mages! And here we are at the episode devoted to one of the Lodge’s most anticipated schools: Destruction! As you know, this is the school allowing you to directly attack your opponents and inflict a huge amount of damage, but do not... (Read More)

It's a Gorgon

May 6th - via:
Hello everyone,  after a neck and neck which lasted 3 days, the Gorgon wins against the Mermaid and will be Kronos' keeper.  Gorgon 106 VS Mermaid 78 The next question is: do you prefer a male or a female creature? (vote here in the comments) This... (Read More)

Now You See Me...

May 6th - via:
Hi, Mages! Welcome to the new episode of “know your magic ... or something like that!”. This time the protagonist is the most elusive magic school: Illusion!  Illusion symbol The Illusion will be your favorite school if you like to surprise your... (Read More)

We were like you, you will be like us

May 5th - via:
Hi, Mages! And here we are at a new appointment with the magic schools of BRW! Today, as many have asked, we will talk about the most disturbing schools ... Necromancy!     Do you want to inflict damages on your opponents? Do you want to weaken... (Read More)

Mastro Peio’s shop

May 4th - via:
Mastro Peio’s shop has a grand reopening, with all new features.  Little bowls designed to collect all your game tokens.   There is nothing more annoying than losing components while playing the game. These wooden bowls will keep in safe all your... (Read More)

There is an Assassin in my Lodge!

May 4th - via:
Hi, Mages! The world of Assassin’s Creed has entered the lodge bringing with it much enthusiasm but also many questions, so this update will give you the answers you are looking for!   We start by saying that we are really proud of being able to... (Read More)

Nothing is destroyed, everything is transformed

May 3rd - via:
Hi Mages! Our journey through the secrets of the Lodge's magic schools continues, and today it’s time to talk about one of the most feared schools: Transmutation!   If you like hand-to-hand combat and destroying rooms, this is definitely the... (Read More)

Social SGs

May 2nd - via:
Some of you have suggested we shed some light on the social SGs. As always, we have listened to your requests and here we are, ready to illuminate you. Dukas is the first one you have unlocked.  Dukas Spriggins in the LMS universe are equivalent to... (Read More)

May the light be with you

May 2nd - via:
Hi, Mages! Here we are at a new guide to the BRW magic schools, and today you are getting ready to be hit by a wave of Light as we talk about Divination!  Do not be fooled, however! If you think that Divination is not a bad enough school for your... (Read More)

A Demon is forever

May 1st - via:
And here we are also at the second focus on one of the magic schools you have unlocked!     As you can easily guess, Demonology bases its game style on the evocation of Demons, powerful creatures that can help you in many ways in your race to... (Read More)

Fantastic Familiars and where to find them...

April 30th - via:
Here we are at the launch of the first campaign’s add-on: two fantastic sets of Familiars for your mages!   Blisters These two packs contain two breeds of pets, the Griffins, and the Hydra!   Each pack includes 3 different models of each pet, 3... (Read More)

The illusion of the time

April 29th - via:
An illusionist story Davide Schiavon was born in a noble Venetian family, in 1500. The scion, thanks his tutor, has approached the art of alchemy. The boy had a true talent, and his studies proceeded by leaps and bounds, until the day of the tragic... (Read More)

Legendary scenarios

April 28th - via:
Bronte Bronte is one of the masters of the forge at the service of Vesuvius.   Forever considered one of the best forgers among the cyclopes, he hides his secrets between the rocks and lava of Etna, in Sicily.   Bronte Thanks to the magical flow... (Read More)


April 27th - via:
Here we are with another update.  This campaign enjoyed a truly exciting start, so once again, thank you to everyone.   In this update we’ll talk about 2 things: game materials with a linen finish and Crono.   Linen finish   Let us just say... (Read More)

The Keeper "first choice"

April 26th - via:
Hello Mages! First of all thanks again for this amazing start, you gave us an hard time to keep the pace with the Sgs! We hope that what you saw up to now excited you as much as it did with us. We have still a lot of stuff to uncover, but in the... (Read More)

A Black Rose (war) for you!

April 26th - via:
Welcome Mages!   Welcome to the third LMS kickstarter ... arranged in just 10 minutes !!!!!!!!   We wanted to keep a very Italian caution, but you were fantastic and welcomed us in the best way!  So, welcome to this new journey we’re going to... (Read More)

The Bear's pick of Kickstarter Tabletop Games 24th to 30th April

April 24th - via:
With a vast array of tabletop games launching on Kickstarter every week: it's hard to sift through all the titles vying for your attention. But don't worry, The Dice Bear is here! Here is this weeks pick of tabletop games and board games to be release on Kickstarter between the 24th and 30th April. (Read More)

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