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Burden is a short-ish form tabletop roleplaying game about a world at the end of time and a fateful journey to a monument.

Playing Burden

Like other conventional tabletop roleplaying games, a group of four to six people play together.

Burden: Design and Writing Guide

Where other games' campaigns may slowly reveal their overarching plot and let things develop over time, Burden alway has its end in sight, known by all the players before they even begin to create their characters.

The Paragon

As their foot touches the ground, the silence is almost deafening. Their muscles twitch into motion fractions of a second before contact, their toes recoil in anticipation, their knee flexes with absurd precision. Carrying a load that would bring others to their knees, the Paragon seems unaffected, running uphill with disconcerting ease.

The Pathfinder

Their wounds are caulked with salt. A blindfold protects their eyes against the toxic spores hanging in the air. They press on, optimising every step, relentless in their goal.

The Splitter

The air crackles around them, charged particles springing into existence and collapsing. Gravel and sand shift around as if whipped up by thousands of little storms. The smell of petrichor follows them wherever they go.