Category Archives: Hillfolk

Check Out this DramaSystem LARP Report

I was wondering when someone would run a DramaSystem LARP using Emily Care Boss’ brilliant live action adaptation of the rules as seen in Blood on the Snow. The answer, it turns out, is last November. The Twin Cities’ LARP House, a group dedicated to Nordic-style play in America’s Scandinavia, ran two events using the […]

How Documentaries Show Us DramaSystem Scene Structure in Real Life

Yung Chang’s documentary China Heavyweight, now streaming at a video service near you, follows the impact of a high-school boxing program meant to recruit amateur fighters on two young men who buy their coaches’ promises of a way out of their poor tobacco-farming community. In addition to providing a window into cultural change in today’s […]

Hillfolk Goodies

SHUFFLE UP SOME HILLFOLK INSPIRATION! This custom playing card deck for Hillfolk and DramaSystem includes face cards styled for your next saga of Iron Age Drama. Special scene prompts appear on each card, giving you suggestions to jump-start your creativity the next time you’re stumped for a scene. In addition to illustrations for the face […]

Hillfolk Tokens

In DramaSystem, all participants, including the GM, collect and spend tokens throughout the course of an episode. Red, yellow and green tokens are called procedural tokens, and are used to call procedural scenes your character is not in and determine how many cards you draw to resolve procedural scenes. Blue tokens are recommended to represent […]

Status in DramaSystem

Up until the middle of the 20th century, when class distinctions started to soften and an egalitarian ethic took hold in the West, differences in social status remained a key concern of the English-language storytelling tradition. Today’s audiences sometimes have trouble understanding why Tess of the d’Ubervilles doesn’t leave and set up a hat shop […]

Narcocorrido: December Series Pitch for DramaSystem

“I am not in danger, Skyler. I am the danger.” —Walter White, Breaking Bad Every month the DramaSystem Series Pitch of the Month Club brings you a new and unique series pitch for the Hillfolk RPG. For December, Jesse Scoble draws you into the dark and violent world of border drug trafficking with Narcocorrido. Here, narcotraficantes and […]

Hillfolk Signings at Gen Con

Hail, raiders of the Gen Con high country!  To celebrate the launch of Hillfolk and its companion volume Blood on the Snow, we’ve arranged two signing events at the Pelgrane Press booth. We have so many contributors at the show that we’re going to be splitting our signers into two bunches. On Thurs Aug 15th […]

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