Here’s the deal – you’re the meanest, cunningest, most brutal orcs around, and you’ve been selected for a special mission. You’re gonna infiltrate the human city of Freiberg and abduct Prince Theodore Holstein (boo!) so your superiors can interrogate him for information on the allied war plans.
Of course, no-one thought to specify who’s in charge of the group, and you’ve all got your own aims in mind for your time in the city… but you’ll be fine, right? Holstein is going DOWN.
A one-shot tabletop RPG for up to six players (and one GM); this 25 page PDF contains a system, illustrated characters, city map, antagonists and scenario details. The rules are written with an eye to make them easy to pick up and learn, and encourage stupid plans and wild distractions, so it’s a great game for cons – or just to keep around if your regular game is called off on short notice.
“It ended up with the hulking warlord type throwing a still-hot greasy pig at the bride while the goblins surfed across the freshly waxed ballroom floor on a tuba so RESULT” – A commenter on my blog who enjoyed running the game
“I’ve run Havoc Brigade 3 times as far as I can remember, and I’m still being badgered to run it more.” – Ben Meredith
“I ran Havoc Brigade and it was bloody brilliant. I will never forget the moment when everyone realised they really could do anything. They were still working out a way into the city and someone said “I can build a ROCKET BOAT!”” – Phil Hanley