Rosewood Abbey


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Rosewood Abbey is a roleplaying game about upholding the truth no matter the consequences.

It is inspired by Umberto Eco’s novel The Name of the Rose, its 1986 film adaptation, and the British mystery television series Cadfael.

This Carved from Brindlewood (PbtA) game is for 3 to 6 players. It works well for one-shots but truly shines for short campaigns, thanks to its unique "Rumor Mill" story-building mechanism.

The Fratres Herodoti comprise an informal brotherhood of scholars who swore an oath to knowledge and truth. The mysteries these Friars, the player characters, investigate are often mundane and unrelated to one another.

Nonetheless, at the Abbazia di Palissandro, Rosewood Abbey, other monks and their flock are prone to interpret situations as either the work of God or that of maleficent spirits. As rumors spread out of proportion, the papacy becomes compelled to settle the veracity of alleged miracles or heresies.

Will the Friars uphold their oath?

Rosewood Abbey is rooted in Walloon, Flemish, and European folklore often irreverent towards religion.

The game isn’t intended as a comment on contemporary religious beliefs and practices.

"Carved in Brindlewood" means it is directly adapted from the roleplaying game Brindlewood Bay with the blessing of the author, Jason Cordova.


Rulebook: Manga-inspired PUR bound booklet, size B6 (125mm x 176mm).
Soft cover with removable color dust cover.
184 pages black & white interior.


A game designed by Kalum from The Rolistes Podcast.
Rules Editor: Chris S. Sims.
Cover art by Kalum, based on "Saint Benedict Reviving a Monk Killed by the Devil" by Hans Leonard Schäufelein (circa 1505)

_Additional information_

The books are expected to be printed by early June.

Each rulebook will be packed and posted by the author.

Please allow 3-5 business days for your order to be packed then shipped out of the Brexit-devastated United Kingdom. Shipment tracking will be emailed.