Fencing. Fighting. Torture. Revenge. Giants. Monsters. Chases. Escapes. True Love. Miracles. You too, can experience the high adventure of The Princess Bride universe with The Princess Bride Roleplaying Game!
The Princess Bride Roleplaying Game is a cooperative story-telling game. Each player takes on the role of a character within The Princess Bride universe. This character can be anything you imagine inhabiting your version of The Princess Bride universe. One of the players will create the world and adventure for the rest of the players. The book is a guideline for you to play fairly within the world, as well as give helpful hints and advice on how to have a fun time around the table.
It's been our pleasure to game with and work with Steffan O'Sullivan on The Princess Bride Roleplaying Game. Steffan has been gaming since the seventies, and has been professionally writing role-playing games since the eighties. He is known for his work on GURPS: Bunnies and Burrows, GURPS: Swashbuckler, and the Fudge engine, which powers this game along with a whole host of other games.
This 250-plus page, full-color, hardback rule book has all the rules you need to play in the world of The Princess Bride. The Princess Bride Roleplaying Game uses a light role-playing engine called "Fudge". Fudge was also designed by Steffan O’Sullivan and features a simple set of rules that requires just three six-sided dice to play. You can even use Fudge dice to make action resolution a bit more streamlined. The book presents a graduated character-creation system, allowing first time players to jump right in, and experienced players can experiment with their own character builds. In addition to the easy rules and character creation, it details the background of The Princess Bride. It has the stats for all the main characters in the movie, as well as descriptions of the places in The Princess Bride. The book also includes adventures and adventure hooks to keep your play group busy for weeks.
The Princess Bride Roleplaying Game is officially licensed, and we have worked with The Princess Bride licensor to bring you this great book full of your favorite shots from the movie.
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The Movie or the Book?
Our inspiration for the game came from the movie and if anything in the movie was contradicted by the book, we went with the movie. This is your game, though, so use whatever inspirations you want!
Want to try before you buy?
We have fully playable quick start rules available for free on our website:
The quick start rules have 5 pre-built characters, the basic rules of play, and an adventure!
A digital copy of The Princess Bride Roleplaying Game core rule book.
The Princess Bride Roleplaying Game core rule book. A PDF copy of the rule book, and, exclusive to this campaign, an 18"x24" folded map of Florin.
The Deluxe Book features a faux leather cover, gilded pages, and a bound ribbon bookmark so you don't lose your place! Also included are eight Fudge Dice, a PDF copy of the rule book, and, exclusive to this campaign, an 18"x24" folded map of Florin.
The Inconceivable Edition includes a wonderful cherrywood box containing the deluxe core rule book, 15 Grandpa Wait! tokens, 8 Fudge Dice, a PDF copy of the rule book, and, exclusive to this campaign, an 18"x24" folded map of Florin.
We have many add-ons with this campaign. If you want an add-on simply add its cost to your pledge. For example, if you wanted a pack of Fudge Dice with the base book you would pledge $58.
Fudge Dice: This pack has 8 beautiful Fudge Dice, four translucent green, and four translucent purple. These Fudge Dice replace the three six-sided dice needed for skill resolution. To use them, simply add up each "+" and subtract each "-". This is the bonus or penalty to your skill. These dice can be used for any Fudge or Fate game, too. The dice costs $8 per pack.
Grandpa Wait! Tokens: These metal tokens are a great way for players and game masters to track their Grandpa Wait! points in the game. They are two-sided: One side featuring Grandpa reading the story to his Grandson, the Grandpa Wait! side, and the other side featuring Prince Humperdinck looking smug, which is the Life’s Not Fair side, the game master’s version of the Grandpa Wait! token.This set comes with 15 tokens. Each token is 30mm across and 3mm thick, roughly the size of a US half dollar. Thanks to the fine folks at campaigncoins.com for their great design and production team.
Grandpa Wait! tokens will not be available through distribution any remaining sets will be sold on Toy Vault's website. Once they are gone, they're gone!
Need more than one set of rules? Add $50 to your pledge level to add an additional rule book to your pledge.
Cloth Map: This polyester canvas map features the country of Florin in all its glory. It measures 24”x36” and is in full color. Any remaining maps will be sold on the Toy Vault site, and then it will be gone!
Sometimes a player doesn't show up for the game, and it is time to break out a board game, how about Princess Bride-opoly? Add a Princess Bride-opoly to your order for $35.
Storming the Castle is a great card game that plays a bit faster than Princess Bride-opoly. You can add a copy to your order for $20.
This set of 4 bookmarks are a great way of marking your place in The Princess Bride Roleplaying Game or other books. One set of 4 bookmarks is $5.
A PDF of the Thieves' Forest: We'll commission an additional map, this one focusing on the Thieves Forest, Where is Miracle Max's place, and is Falkbridge's Tavern the only place to grab a drink in the forest?
Also a PDF quick play sheet: This will be a two-sided page with relevant charts and information for quick viewing during a game.
A PDF of Guilder: We'll commission another map, this one focusing on Guilder, expanding the current map to include more detail of the kingdom.
A PDF of the Guilder Gazetteer: Guilder, the land of the Fire Swamp, and the Cliffs of Insanity are there any pleasant places? Find out with our next Stretch Goal a 20+ page Gazetteer of Guilder!
A PDF Adventure: A 20+ page adventure in the world of The Princess Bride!
Risks and challenges
Toy Vault has been around since 1998, and we have completed many many projects. We have successfully completed fulfillment on all of the Kickstarter projects we have launched. Timing is always a challenge on these projects, there are many steps all dependent on each other. If any of these steps gets delayed the projects get delayed as well. There are a lot of parts with this campaign, but we've done a lot of research work on timing and feel our August timeline is a reasonable estimate. This may slip based on stretch goals or how successful the campaign is, but the project will be completed and sent out.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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