Houseless Hills New Release – Building, Talking, Playing

By on 3 July 2014

Houseless Hills are pleased to announce that they have released Building, Talking, Playing – A Beginner’s Guide to Bleake Rebellion.

Building, Talking, Playing is a stripped down version of Bleake Rebellion, a low fantasy game about rebels trying to overthrow the corrupt authorities that rule their city. This new release has been made to let readers try out a simpler version of the game for free. The PDF is 53 pages long (4.39 MB) and contains all the basic rules you need to play Bleake Rebellion. There is interior black and white artwork evocative of the setting and ready made characters so you can begin playing as soon as you are ready.

This release is made for three to six players. It is GM lite and is easier and simpler than the original game. Gaming Tales – A Night on the Game had this to say about Bleake Rebellion. Both it and Building, Talking, Playing are suited to short games, are story focussed, and place your character’s inner feelings and motivations at the heart of game.

You can download it from UK Role Players here or, if you’d like to reward the author for his work, use the DriveThruRPG/RPGNow links below to pay what you feel it is worth.

About Dave McAlister

Dave has been roleplaying for over 30 years, having played and/or run most mainstream systems with the espionage genre being an early favourite. So much so that, in 1999, he started Modus Operandi. That same year he joined the Sarbreenar “Living” campaign team as their plotline controller before moving across to the Living Spycraft campaign team (as UK Regional Branch Director) in 2003. 2003 also saw the birth of UK Role Players as well as Dave’s first freelance writing appointment (co-writing World Militaries and consulting on both US Militaries and Battlegrounds, all for Spycraft).

Since then, Dave has concentrated on supporting the UK gaming scene. He has organised and run several small, one-day, events and was the RPG Area Manager for Gen Con UK in 2004. His current favourite systems are Dungeons & Dragons (specifically 5th Edition), Savage Worlds and Cinematic Unisystem. He has a (currently neglected) blog at and runs a D&D 5e SRD website at

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