About Gurbintroll Games

Hi, and welcome to Gurbintroll Games.

Gurbintroll Games is a small independent trade imprint under which I – “Blacky the Blackball” – publish my role-playing games.

Gurbintroll Games is a strictly non-commercial endeavour. All the games published through this imprint are available for free (in the case of electronic formats) or at a nominal price (in the case of physical books). Each game is a labour of love, written for the pleasure of writing and playing it rather than for money.

Currently, Gurbintroll Games has the following games available:

  • Blood, Guts & Glory – A gritty mash-up of two fantasy games.
  • Codename: Spandex – A retro-clone of a British 1980’s super hero game.
  • Cthangband – A roguelike computer game.
  • Dark Dungeons – A retro-clone of a classic edition of the world’s best selling fantasy game.
  • Darker Dungeons – A modified version of Dark Dungeons which unifies the mechanics, making it a less faithful clone but a simpler game to play.
  • FASERIP – A retro-clone of a classic four-colour super hero game.
  • Masks – A mash-up of a classic four-colour super hero game with more modern narrative elements.
  • The Immortals Companion – A supplement for the fifth edition of a popular game, containing updated versions of various rule sets from earlier editions.

Most of the Gurbintroll Games publications are (or will shortly be) available through DriveThruRPG.

Additionally, Gurbintroll Games has a number of “extras” – smaller unofficial supplements for existing games – that can be downloaded directly from this site.