Cover art by Richard Whitters, Used with Permission

>>>>> BEAR WARS v0.5 <<<<<<<

The link above is to the playtest google doc I have been working from. I think there is enough here for playtest.

The first adventure is the The Knights of Salt. Thanks to everyone who has offered suggestions so far…

The document has a lot to offer but there is more to come. Here is a brief intro…


A World War between Bears and Man set in a fantasy desert wasteland.

  • We, the BEARS and our kin, have traveled from OSOLAT to escape a war, only to find another in KINGSLAND.
  • KINGLSLAND is our new home, but this new world is dangerous.
  • We are the clans of the BEAR: Brown, Black, Grizzly, Panda, Polar, and Koala
  • We live in a state of constant war against MAN, and their insatiable hunger.
  • The BEARS of Kingsland are new to this land, but not new to war.
  • BEARS are fierce fighters, known for their strength and prowess in combat.
  • The SPIRES are dangerous rocky columns covering the plateau of land to the north.
  • HUMANS live in the cracks of the SPIRES.
  • The father BEARS foretold our arrival and our struggle with the MAN and BEAST, but we had no other place to run.
  • MAGIC is unreliable and has only just been discovered by the BEARS. MAN mastered MAGIC long ago.
  • BEARS also have great powers. It is called PSI.
  • PSI and MAGIC are not compatible.
  • There are 2 kinds of humans, MEN and BEASTS. Men are the leaders and control MAGIC. Beasts are the larger, stronger and mutated version of man.
  • BEARS number in the hundreds, maybe a thousand at most. They are the last of their kind. Fighting for survival against an insatiable enemy, MAN.
  • There is only one thing MAN fears, GRIFFONS.

Version 0.5 Notes

Added description to the adventure “The Knights of Salt”

Changed the title of adventure to The Knights of Salt and brief desc

Added ti the history of MEN and the Black Magic Wars

Changed the GREAT WEAPON tag adding a die to EFFORT

Added to the History of BEAR and History of MEN

Added footnote to GRIFFON art

Added Eternum and Salt Crystal effects for spells and powers



A BEAR WARS Adventure (Working Title)


The planet is named SALT… You have found a crystal spear that belonged to the great Magnus Skycaller. You discover the legend of the Knights of SALT, and find Magnus himself is one of them!

They were an ancient group of heroes that attempted to save the planet and failed, thus was created the desert wasteland called Kingsland.

The Knights of SALT are now called to action again to save Kingsland and all of SALT before the same fate happens again. But what happened, and why did they all die? You have been chosen to find out why and how.

The crystal weapons hold the BEAR souls of the Knights of Salt. When the time is right, the knights soul will take over the weapon wielders body and engage in an epic battle to save the planet. But first you have to find the weapons… they have been lost for decades.