Get the Preview PDF of The Lost Ships of Smargaid!

SmargaidCoverThanks to the generous efforts of Kickstarter backers we are now past 2/3rds of the way to our goal on BEARD! with 31 hours to go. We’ve just sent out the Preview PDF of future Pulp! Adventure: The Lost Ships of Smargaid!

You can get it right now by backing BEARD! The Card Game on Kickstarter.

This Pulp! adventure was written by BEARDS!’s co-designer Daniel Curran. Heroes will investigate the isles of Smargaid and Rubin, discover the missing shipments of jewels, and journey below to battle what lurks beneath. Just like Estia and Scentia, it contains background information, hooks, an adventure and a bonus bestiary.

If you’re not familiar with the Pulp! System you can pick up the core rules for Pay What You Want from DriveTHruRPG.

With less than a day and half left we wanted to remind you exactly what your getting for your money. BEARD! is the very first card game from Beer Star Games. It plays 2-6 players, in about 10 to 30 minutes. Its a very silly fun time!

It’s been written, playtested and edited. This game is being released wether the Kickstarter is succesful or not. However, the Kickstarter allows us to print the game in a store quality custom tuck box, and brings the magnficent Daniel Solis to do the final layout.

Please spread the word about this exciting project if you’d like to see BEARD! as a very pretty final version. We need less than $1200 to make our goal. That’s just 1 Santa and 1 Time Traveler (What? A guy can dream can’t he?)

Brian A Liberge

New Pulp! Adventure: Scentia Besieged! Coming Novembers 1st or November 15th, You Decide!

ScentiaCoverOur latest Pulp! Fantasy adventure is about to go the printer. We’re going to release this beauty on DriveThruRPG on November 15th but you can get your hands on it this Friday! What do you have to do? Why all you have to do is back BEARD! on Kickstarter. You won’t regret it! Beard is the hair-larious card game that will leave you in tears, or at lest drive you to drink!

There’s already a preview of Scentia available to BEARD! Backers, but there’s something about the fully edited, color illustrated, final version that just brings so much more joy. Here’s the back cover text.

Scentia, southernmost isle of the Charter Confederacy, stands as the border between the archipelago nation and the power-hungry empires of the continent of Iziz. It has stood as a testament to the prosperity that the Charter can bestow, a nexus of trade and a bastion of military strength that profits the Confederacy and protects it in turn.

That strength has been sundered, the trade slowly choked off, as old foes from the island’s own marshes rise to overrun half of Scentia in brutal savagery. The surviving residents suffer under the threat of continued attacks and the strain of limited resources. As the proverbial wolves close in, a call for help goes out across the Confederacy. Shall you answer?

“Scentia, Besieged From Within and Without!” is a Pulp! Fantasy module set in the Gamer Assembly’s Shattered Seas and made using the Pulp! The RPG Core Rules. Light on rules and high on action, it challenges your adventurers to aid a settlement beset on all sides, even from within its own walls. Cross the wilds of Scentia. Uncover the truth behind the foes threatening to overrun the island. Break the siege.

This Adventure Includes:

– Details on the Shattered Seas Setting, including factions like the Blue-Eyed Wizards and the Salty Lutes!

– A complete adventure including premade Player Characters! – A series of plot hooks both for the adventure and for further play!

– Details on Scentia itself, including a Bestiary covering the entire island!

And Remember! To get this spectacular adventure this Friday, you just have to back BEARD! 

BEARD! Media Drop with Trolls in the Circus!

We’ve had the pleasure of being on two more podcasts recently and they both just happened to have dropped this morning. Take a listen to the sweet sounds of Dan and I talking about sweet, sweet beards.

On Troll In The Corner we talk about BEARD! but we also get into Beer Star Games as a business and self publishing. 

On RPG Circus, my old stomping grounds, we talk about BEARD but we also give some RPG thoughts on leveling up and investigations in RPGs.

Brian A Liberge
Creative Director
Beer Star Games

Beard Media Round-up!

Tonight from 7-9 Eastern, join Beer Star Games for a Q&A on RPG.Net. It all takes place via IRC Chat. Here’s the link.

We were featured on Guys, Games and Beer and didn’t even know it! Check out the video of Dan at The Boston Festival of Indie Games here. That creepy guy in the background is his co-designer Brian.

The Roleplay Hub is a great online community that helps gamers come together to do what they do best. . . game. They also have great taste in beards!

We also recently recorded a Podcast with Going Last so keep your eyes out for that. In the mean time you can find Brian’s reflections on GenCOn over that The Gamer Effect.

Fly into Fate Accelerated and New Pulp! Action with BEARD!

As we hit certain key funding marks, on BEARD! the Card Game, we’ll be releasing preview content from our other lines, directly to backers! Now’s your chance to get a taste of two new Pulp! Fantasy Adventures, and Ace Adventure for Fate Accelerated!

Back BEARD! now!:

At $1200: Scentia, Besieged Within and Without –  Our next Pulp! Fantasy supplement, by Seamus Conneely. Save Towertown from the militaristic marsh hoppers, and the secret their phalanxes hide. This document is already in a light layout and waiting on art. You also get the full PDF at funding, two weeks before it goes public.

At $2400: The Lost Ships of Smargaid – The following Pulp! Fantasy Supplement, by BEARDS!’s co-designer Daniel Curran. Investigate the isles of Smargaid and Rubin, discover where the jewelers caravans have gone, and journey below to battle what lurks beneath. This project has just finished editing.

At $3600: Ace Adventure and the Turtle of Providence – Ace Adventure takes 1920s Pulp style fighter pilots, fighting giant monsters in an alternate, decopunk, America. It’s going to be our next big setting after Pulp! Fantasy. I wrote this adventure for GenCon 2013, and it was a huge success.The Turtle of Providence is a Fate Accelerated adventure taking our heroes to the harbor of Providence, but how does the infamous P.T. Barnum factor in?


BEARD! the Card Game has launched on Kickstarter! Now’s your time to head over and buy the game that has people talking, and laughing, and growing the facial hair of the gods!

BEARD! is a casual, silly, Beer & Pretzel style game for 2-6 players. This card game takes you on a  a ridiculous romp through reality as you compete with your friends to grow the first truly epic beard! Will you become a Lumberjack, face down Ninja! or find True Love? All is possible when trying to grow the greatest of all beards!


All it takes is $1 to get access to a word document, with the full text of the cards. $20 gets you all 104 cards, fully printed, with shipping to the United States.

Other rewards include dice, t-shirts and the chance to design your own card in a future expansion!

How To Play

Gameplay is simple.

1. The player with the largest beard chooses who goes first.

2. The first player draws a Save Or Shave card (SOS Card), reads it out loud, and does what it says. Hopefully, it tells you to draw Beard! Cards, but it might tell you to lose Beard! Cards, Steal the Cards of others, roll a six sided die, or choose between multiple options.

3. Play continues clockwise.

4. Each Beard! Card has one letter: B, E, A, R, or D. The first person to have one of each Beard! Card, wins the game.

The Game is Nearly Complete!

The game has been written and playtested. Its been dragged to bars, parties and even GenCon. It premiered publicly at the Boston Festival of Indie Games just this past September, and we have been listening and revising the whole time.

Wesley K Hall has completed the art. (

It has been edited by John Adamus (

Daniel Solis has agreed to do layout. (

Now we need your help, to make the finished product a reality!