Core Rulebook, Second Edition


There is no king who is strong on his own.
Ten or fifteen kings are following Ḫammu-rapi, the master of Babylon,
the same for Rīm-Sîn, the master of Larsa,
the same for Ibal-pi-El, the master of Ešnunna,
the same for Amud-pi-El, the master of Qaṭna.
Twenty kings are following Yarim-Lim, the master of Yamḫad.
– A letter from Itūr-Asdu of Mari, to vassals of King Zimri-Lim, written ca. 1769 BCE.

Over 3,700 years ago, Hammu-rapi reigned in Babylon. Known today for his law code, this Amorite king took a minor city-state located on a branch of the Euphrates and created an empire which rivaled any the world had yet seen.

Babylon On Which Fame and Jubilation Are Bestowed is a roleplaying game set during the 25th year of Hammu-rapi’s reign. Whether players choose to situate their game in historic Mesopotamia, or in some fantastic variant, BFJB gives players and gamemasters the tools needed to experience the cultural milieu and personalities of Babylon in the eighteenth century BCE.

Now updated with a simpler, faster ruleset, this new edition includes significantly more information on the peoples and cultures of the Old Babylonian Era. The gazetteer has also been substantially expanded from the first edition, and includes notes on 29 additional cities of the Ancient Near East. In addition to this book, a group needs only paper, several six-sided dice, and their imagination to play.

Lengthy blog post with more information about BJFB 2.0 here.