Bleake Rebellion Released

By on 29 October 2013

The Houseless Hills are pleased to announce the release of Bleake Rebellion, their first roleplaying game.

Set in a pseudo-historical 18th century European city where some of the people have been turned into magic wielding miscreations by a magical pollution called the miasma, the faithful can bring about miracles, and places of intense suffering become cursed, Bleake Rebellion explores the darkness within the hearts of the rebels as they try to overthrown the tyrannical regime that rules their city.

“You are cordially invited to the beheading of your worthy friend, Edina Bleake, for the crimes of incitement, conspiracy and treason. Your fellow dignitary’s last exit shall take place this Wednesday at two in the afternoon in the market square. Thereafter, her corpse and head shall be paraded through the streets in her honour.”

Bleake Rebellion is a captivating fantasy roleplaying game where you create a band of rebels seeking to overthrow the corrupt authorities that rule their beloved city. With its unique system for resolving challenges and building stories, Bleake Rebellion is the must have game for anyone who wants a fair, even-handed and emotionally fulfilling roleplaying experience.

This book contains essential rules to get you started on your first story, advanced rules for when you have become an expert and a guide to life in the rebels’ city.

For 3 to 6 players aged 16 or older.

It can be bought, in print, from Lulu and PDF from DriveThruRPG/RPGNow.

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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