Hi, my name is Jean Chandler, I am a somewhat old dude living in New Orleans, a historical fencing instructor, history researcher and game designer. Plus some other things which help keep the wolf from the door but aren’t nearly as fun. I first learned about Burning Wheel from my friend and fellow fencer and game designer Jake Norwood. I bought the books many years ago and loved them, (in particular I found the Character Burner a delightful read) but I have not actually played it yet.
Back in those days I also made a game, or more precisely an add-on to DnD which lets you make combat a bit more like fencing in historical Martial Arts. I had somewhat neglected that game (due to day job and some other obligations) for most of the last 7 or 8 years but it puttered along on it’s own momentum. Since Covid has interrupted some other aspects of life, I took a new interest in my old game and set to expanding it a bit. Many old itches have begun to be scratched.
One of the itches which I find most annoying is to be limited (solely) to the world of DnD. I am not a ‘system snob’ or anything and I myself prefer to tinker than use off the shelf systems, but I love game design for the heck of it and I enjoy reading lots of other people’s games. I also like trying to adapt my combat and now also magic system to other games.
Which is what brings me here, I would like to try, to explore adapting my combat system to Burning Wheel. Not necessarily in any official capacity, (please forgive me if it seems impossible, it may very well be but I just want to explore the idea). I like this game (Burning Wheel) and I want to learn more about it.
I was hoping some people here on the forum might be able to fill me in on a few things. To my embarrassment I have been a little out of the loop on RPG’s in general for a while and I don’t know all the other games available on here - are they related to Burning Wheel? I don’t fully understand BW combat system, though I get the basic idea. I’d love it if anyone wants to discuss it with me in some detail so I can get a better grasp of it. I’d have some naive questions and no doubt be sent packing to read FAQ’s and newby threads, but I’ll come back here a bit better equipped for a more productive discussion and (maybe) still try to close the loop.
I should also ad that I spoke to Thor from BW about 6 or 7 years ago on my own forum, not sure if he’s still with BW or not but if so, hello!
Thanks for reading my overlong intro and I hope everyone is doing well here during this very strange and liminal moment for my country and the world.