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Mud & Blood



1-page of rules lite medieval dark fantasy, for lean & mean adventures in cruel worlds. Free to grab today.

Everything is falling apart. Hope has dried up. Pick up a blade or a bow, and set your mind to it. This is the dark ages after all.

Mud & Blood is a concise game for running rules light medieval dark fantasy roleplaying details on one side of A3 (but still printable on A4) and character sheets fit on Tarot cards.


  • Player only rolling with a d6 pool system. 
  • GMs use common sense to guide the action.
  • Characters are made in minutes, and fit on a Tarot Card size. Progression is simple but impactful.
  • No hit points to track, just Wounds and Stress as consequences of actions.
  • Equipment sets, rather than tracking individual items.
  • Fiction first, partial successes, with critical failures and successes too.

Comes with:

  • The rules on a pdf spread
  • Fillable pdf character card
  • An A4 sheet with 4 character cards for printing

Mud & Blood is inspired by the likes of World of Dungeons and Blades in the Dark by John Harper, Cairn by Yochai Gal, as well as OSR in general and Apocalypse World.

It shares DNA with my other game Restruct, which you can find here on DriveThru as well!



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July 27th, 2023
During the last few days I have soloed my way through the fun adventure, Crestkeep. It is a two page adventure which is included in Written In Blood (20 pages, free at DriveThruRPG). This adventure was written for Mud & Blood (1 page, free, same pl [...]
July 8th, 2023
This is great for game nights where you want to dive straight in. Character creation is super fast, love the tarot-sized character sheets! Good muddy bloody vibes :D [...]
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This title was added to our catalog on July 05, 2023.