Our Brilliant Ruin Roleplaying Game

A project in Raleigh, NC by Studio Hermitage

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Enter a gilded age in which upstairs-downstairs personal and sociological drama meets existential horror.
Backers: 821
Average Pledge Per Backer: $58

Funded: $47,312 of $25,000
Dates: Feb 27th -> Mar 28th (30 days)
Project By: Studio Hermitage
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Latest News

48 Hours Left and the Final Stretch Goal!

March 26th - via: kickstarter.com
Hello everyone! Welcome to the final 48 hours of the Our Brilliant Ruin Kickstarter! It's been an amazing journey so far. We have some great updates for this final push - let's get right into it! Stretch Goal RecapLet's start off with a quick recap... (Read More)

A Special Dice Upgrade!

March 24th - via: kickstarter.com
Hello everyone - it's the final weekend before the end of the campaign later this week! We have an exciting update this time, so let's get right into it.  Glow-in-the-Dark Dice UpgradeWe recently talked with our dice manufacturer, Q-WORKSHOP. After... (Read More)

Only Six Days Left to Back Our Brilliant Ruin TTRPG on KickstarterNews

March 21st - via: dlh.net
The Kickstarter campaign for Our Brilliant Ruin has surpassed its initial funding goal of $25,000 US, raising $37,437 US from over 600 backers in 23 days. Several stretch goals for the campaign have been unlocked, including the Gazetteer chapter, the development of a Virtual Tabletop experience with Alchemy, a digital coloring book, and a digital supplement called Whisper. The Whisper supplement has been expanded through several stretch goals to contain a fashion catalog, recipes created by professional chefs, and Penny Dreadful-style story excerpts. Additional rewards will be revealed once visible locked stretch goals are met. (Read More)

The Anatomy of an Enemy

March 20th - via: kickstarter.com
The final week of the Kickstarter is here! It's been a fantastic campaign so far and our team appreciates the outpouring of support. Today's update will go over how enemy NPCs are presented in Our Brilliant Ruin. While most NPCs will not require any... (Read More)

A Sneak Peek at Layout Progress!

March 16th - via: kickstarter.com
Hopefully everyone is having a great weekend. As we head towards the last 10 days of the campaign, we have a number of updates to pass your way, including some layout previews! Layout ProgressWe have three amazing designers working on the layout... (Read More)

Learn How to Make a Character with Good Time Society!

March 14th - via: kickstarter.com
Hi everyone, today's update is another quick one! Create a Character with Good Time SocietyBecca Scott and the Good Time Society team have put together another video for Our Brilliant Ruin, this time discussing character creation in the game. Learn... (Read More)

Becca Scott Introduces the World of Our Brilliant Ruin!

March 13th - via: kickstarter.com
We hope everyone is having a great week so far. Today's update is a quick one! Our Brilliant Ruin on Good Time SocietyWe recently had the amazing opportunity to partner with the team at Good Time Society to spotlight Our Briliant Ruin! In their first... (Read More)

More Stretch Goals Have Been Reached!

March 12th - via: kickstarter.com
Hello everyone, and congratulations on achieving another round of stretch goals! The latest five stretch goals have all been reached in less than a week since we posted them! To recap, the following content has been unlocked from the most recent... (Read More)

World Lore - The Ruin and the Afflicted

March 11th - via: kickstarter.com
The RuinThe Ruin is an invasive, preternatural force existentially threatening the Dramark. Although the residents of the Dramark have a general understanding for how the Ruin manifests and its origin, its greater, perhaps cosmic truth is unknown... (Read More)

Dev Diary - Resolution System Design Intentions

March 9th - via: kickstarter.com
Hello everyone - we hope you are all having a fantastic weekend so far. Today's update is a special dev diary from game designers Justin Achilli and Rachel J. Wilkinson that discusses design intentions behind the test resolution system of Our... (Read More)

World Lore - Unbonded Faction

March 8th - via: kickstarter.com
Ruinous OriginsThe term unbonded has come to mean many things, but it’s most frequently associated with being disbarred from the various truefolk guilds: That’s how many of the unbonded find their way into the faction. It’s a bit broader than... (Read More)

World Lore - Truefolk Faction

March 7th - via: kickstarter.com
To Everyone, a Place The efforts of the truefolk give a sense of structure and order to the everyday. Without them, the aristocracy would be unable to dress itself, to organize a hunt or soiree, or probably even to cook a meal. Truefolk are masters... (Read More)

Our Brilliant Ruin RPG Easily Passes Funding Mark on Kickstarter

March 7th - via: thegaminggang.com
Upstairs, Downstairs meets horror in the new roleplaying game Our Brilliant Ruin from Studio Hermitage. The RPG focuses on members of a class based society living on a dying world similar to our own Europe during the 19th Century. The Kickstarter has passed the funding threshold over on Kickstarter and you can reserve a copy of the 256 page RPG in hardcover for a $50.00 pledge or grab just the PDF for a $15.00 pledge through March 28th. Expected delivery on the hardcover is this August with an early edition of the PDF to be made available in May. (Read More)

The First Round of Stretch Goals are Unlocked!

March 6th - via: kickstarter.com
Hello everyone - this update comes with amazing news: All our current stretch goals have been funded!  With this first batch of stretch goals, backers have funded the following: An extra section of the book, the gazetteer, which outlines more... (Read More)

World Lore - Aristocracy Faction

March 5th - via: kickstarter.com
Family need not be consanguinity. The aristocracy represents ownership, privilege, possession, and the collapse of an elitist social order. The Royal families that preceded the current aristocracy have been consumed entirely by the Ruin or otherwise... (Read More)

Fully Funded! Next Up: Stretch Goals

March 4th - via: kickstarter.com
We hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. The team here did, since Our Brilliant Ruin reached its funding goal over the weekend! Thank you everyone for your support getting here - funding in five days is an incredible milestone.  Now that Our... (Read More)

Over 300 Backers and Upcoming Discord Events!

March 2nd - via: kickstarter.com
Hi everyone, this update will be a quick one as the weekend goes into full swing. We have crossed over 300 backers and are on the final stretch to being fully funded! As of this update we only need a little over $1000 to hit our goal. Thank you for... (Read More)

World Lore - Fighting Back the Ruin

March 1st - via: kickstarter.com
Happy Friday everyone! We are very close to hitting our funding goal. Thank you to all our backers and everyone who has helped spread the word about Our Brilliant Ruin! Today we want to dive a bit deeper into the world of Our Brilliant Ruin and... (Read More)

You can play Our Brilliant Ruin right now!

February 29th - via: kickstarter.com
Hello everyone! First off, thank you for all the support for Our Brilliant Ruin. It's been a joy for our team to see the outpouring of excitement for this game. Layout for the PDF is coming along quite nicely - we will have more about that in an... (Read More)

Discord and an Actual Play VOD!

February 29th - via: kickstarter.com
An invitation to the Our Brilliant Ruin Discord Server Studio Hermitage respectfully requests your presence for a joyous celebration of the Grand Opening of the Our Brilliant Ruin Discord Server.  Discord Event Calendar ✨ Create a Character -... (Read More)

24 Hour Roundup!

February 28th - via: kickstarter.com
Thank you so much for an amazing first day! We are blown away by the support of this community. The excitement for this game and the world we have created is incredible to see. We are over 60% funded and continue to make progress!  Some roundups... (Read More)

See Our Brilliant Ruin in Action!

February 27th - via: kickstarter.com
DorkTales begins their short campaign of Our Brilliant Ruin today at 10:00 PM Eastern on Twitch. Immerse yourselves in Dramark, a world in the throes of its own demise, and get a feel for the mechanics and game system. You can catch episodes live... (Read More)

Our Brilliant Ruin Kickstarter Remains Cultured During The End

February 27th - via: techraptor.net
A new TTRPG Kickstarter has gone live. One that appears to be part of a growing trend of combining genre elements with the posh formal trappings of class-based society. This new project, Our Brilliant Ruin blends formal dresses and dinner parties with existential horror. (Read More)

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