How many tales have been told, and songs have been sung of the glory of war? And what do they know of war, those who do the singing? How many have breathed the trampled dust? Smelled the blood of men? Heard the cries of the dying over the din of battle? How many would turn their backs to the enemy and flee if they experienced the true terror of combat? Flee, that is, if it weren’t for you.
You are the lash the binds the splintering host. You stand astride the tide of fear and sorrow to stay the flagging spirits of your comrades. You see the grand scheme where others see only the petty drama of their own life and death. Your new compatriots needn’t know where you learned to ply your trade of blood and triumph. They need only learn to listen for your call in the thick of the fight, to heed your advice, and to strike where you point.
With your help, this lot just might survive.
This is a playbook I made for the great game, ‘Dungeon World’. The playbook allows you to play a Warlord, a support class with a fun and synergistic move set.
Download the Playbook here.
Both the playbook and the accompanying image are released under a CC By license