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October 9, 2017

Weapons Redesign

One of the key goals behind the scenes was to balance the weapons. In order to do that we had to do some math within each weapon system. For example, we needed to make sure that all ballistic weapons using the same cartridge behave roughly the same, dam...

October 8, 2017


As part of our streamlining of the rules we looked at many of the numbers and statistics in the book and asked ourselves, “Does this do anything?” Many of the values players take the time to roll up during character generation were seldom used in game play...

October 7, 2017

Game Balance

One of our goals, which may not be readily apparent from the playtest PDF, was to provide a bit more balance to the game. You might have noticed that the stats for many of the player species have changed from the older editions. That’s why. Each species ret...

October 6, 2017

The Fans

Though we always love making new fans, many fans of Battlelords can trace their first exposure to the game back to popular “red cover” 3rd edition that Larry Simms was selling at Gen Con back in the early 90s. It was Michael Osadciw’s amazing artwork on a flyer...

October 6, 2017

Half Way There

We are half way through the Kickstarter campaign to fund the 7th Edition of Battlelords of the 23rd Century roleplaying game. We are just about to hit two-thirds of our funding goal!  Please help us keep up the momentum and spread the word about the campa...

October 6, 2017

Artwork in Daily Updates

We will do our best to post new artwork in our daily updates. Be sure to check back here to see them! 


Battlelords has always been laced with dark humor. Sometimes the game strayed into what some people would call juvenile humor and in other...

October 6, 2017

Combat Recovery

One of things that occurred to us is that medicine is probably going to be a lot better in the future than it is now. Particularly when the Zen Rigeln have the ability to manipulate organic tissue like its clay. As a result, combat recovery is going to b...

October 6, 2017

Armor Options

Great efforts have been made to improve the organization of the material and simplify bookkeeping in the 7th edition book. Armor options have been categorized by function, and determining if an armor option has been destroyed by a penetrating hit is now mu...

October 6, 2017

Reminder: New Pledge Levels added

We’ve had some fans requesting more options for getting their name in the 7th edition book at lower pledge levels. We have now added new pledge levels at $80, $95, and $150 where you can get your name or your character's name worked int...

October 6, 2017

New Pledge Levels

We’ve had some fans requesting more options for getting their name in the 7th edition book at lower pledge levels. Right now the $300 and $500 level tiers allow a backer to get their character’s likeness in the book ($300) or help name and design the a...