Mistborn Adventure Game

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The Mistborn Adventure Game is a pen-and-paper RPG set on Scadrial.[1] It was created by Crafty Games. They have also released a number of supplementary rule books.

Gameplay Focus[edit]

Compared to many other role playing games such as Dungeons and Dragons, the Mistborn Adventure Game has a light focus on rules and a strong focus on storytelling and player character development, using a semi-theatrical approach. Items are called "Props," and there are separate combat rules for dealing with enemies that have names and enemies without names, termed "Extras" (and are much easier to plow through). One striking gameplay mechanic is the rule that player characters will gain experience and strength more quickly if they suffer serious setbacks (and survive), even if they may also be temporarily or even permanently crippled by the experience. This both encourages pushing the limits of a character and aids richer storytelling as characters grow and develop through their adventures.

As would be expected, all flavors of Scadrian play prominent roles in character creation and gameplay.

Rule Books[edit]

Mistborn Adventure Game
The core rulebook. Includes the short story The Eleventh Metal and provides a structure for applying Allomancy, Feruchemy, Hemalurgy, and "Mimicry," which is what the game calls the kandra racial abilities.
Terris: Wrought of Copper
A supplement about the Terris people and the Terris Dominance during the Final Empire. Introduces Terris-unique Traits and the first rules for Networks. Also includes the campaign "Justice, like Ash".
Alloy of Law
A supplement that updates the world and rules to the era depicted in Mistborn Era 2. Introduces the first rules for Twinborn and Compounding. Includes the short story Allomancer Jak and the Pits of Eltania.
Skaa: Tin & Ash
A supplement about the skaa during the Final Empire. Introduces skaa-unique Traits and adds several new Networks. Also includes the campaign "Beasts of Burden".

Future plans[edit]

Alloy of Law: Masks of the Past
A supplement to address additions to the world in Shadows of Self and The Bands of Mourning. It is planned to release during Spring 2017.[Citation needed]
Thieves in the Ninth House
The first planned campaign adventure. Set during Era 1.[Citation needed]
unnamed Noble supplement
A supplement about the Nobles during the Final Empire. Planned to include rules for Noble crews.[2]
unnamed Kandra supplement
A potential supplement about the kandra.[2]
unnamed Era 2 campaign book
A campaign adventure set during Era 2 dealing with the negative ecological effects of industrialization as a "big bad".[2]

Supplementary Fiction[edit]

The Eleventh Metal
A short story about Kelsier's training with Gemmel
A House of Ashes
A set of short stories based just before the Final Ascension, not written by Brandon
Allomancer Jak and the Pits of Eltania
A serialised western adventure story in the Roughs

Notes[edit]

  1. Brandon's newsletter - November 2011
    Brandon's website - 2011-11
  2. a b c #RPGNet Interview with Alex Flagg of Crafty Games.
    — GMShoe's blog - Oct 30th, 2014
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