Beast Hunters

Note: We have just released the brand new Bloodcarved Edition of Beast Hunters!

Set your wits and weapons against the deadliest of beasts. Challenge them, kill them, and use their blood in the ink of the tattoos commemorating your victory and in so doing, claim a portion of their power.

Beast Hunters uses innovative mechanics for conflicts in which the players describe their actions and the GM assigns them appropriate qualities that affect or replace the outcome die roll. Through the power of your creativity, you have an unlimited array of actions and maneuvers at your disposal. The game is set in an evocative fantasy-post-apocalyptic tribal setting and includes 20 unique beasts with numerous custom tattoo designs, adventure seeds, detailed advice for how to play and run the game, ink-washed illustrations, and more.

The original Beast Hunters was a runner-up for Independent Game of the Year and Most Innovative Game at the Indie RPG Awards 2007. The brand new 105-page Bloodcarved Edition is completely revamped and overhauled with the benefit of 12 years of  feedback and experience.  It scales seamlessly from two (GM and one PC) to five players.

Get Beast Hunters
You can purchase the PDF version of the game at or on

Reviews (for the original 2007 edition)
"Beast Hunters is a near-perfect package of narrative storytelling, tactical conflict resolution, and easy-to-use rules."
Lukas Myhan, review.

"Beast Hunters has broken new ground."
Ron Edwards, author of Sorcerer, in his actual play report.

"Beast Hunters is an excellent RPG which I would highly recommend as an easier way into [indie games] or to anyone wanting a 2 player RPG."
Gametime Community Review.

"The book is gorgeous and the artwork strongly evokes the tribal mood Beast Hunters strives for, but at the same time this game is perfectly suited to other genre with little modification."
C.W. Richeson, review.


Published on  February 12th, 2020