Barrow Keep


When you were young, you thought the great walls of Barrow Keep would keep you safe. But now you're coming of age, and you realize how many troubles have been inside these walls all along: duplicitous courtiers, treacherous kin, and puritanical heresy-hunters. How will you protect yourself and your friends?

Barrow Keep is a low-prep romantic fantasy setting that brings together the intrigue of Game of Thrones with the magic of authors like Robin Hobb or Mercedes Lackey, Barrow Keep launched in 2020 as part of Zine Quest 2. Thefirst volume, Barrow Keep: Den of Spies, was nominated for an IGDN Groundbreaker Award for Best Setting.

Print copies of Barrow Keep: Den of Spies available from Spear Witch, Exalted Funeral, and The Twenty Sided Store. PDF copies are available from Itch and DriveThruRPG.

For GMs, there are two scenarios set in the Barrow Keep: Den of Spies setting: Treacherous Kin and The Wildwoods Ambassador. Both include stats for Old School Essentials (Dungeons & Dragons BX) and Troika!

For players, there are short lifepath playbooks for eight characters who live in Barrow Keep and know its intrigues and factions using the rules of Old School Essentials and Labyrinth Lord (D&D BX), Sharp Swords & Sinister Spells, and Troika!


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