Aug
14
2017
0

You *want* this Esoterrorists Bundle of Holding.

For sixteen bucks and change this is a great deal for Esoterrorists RPG PDFs.  Lemme put it this way: I’m not picking it up because I own all of the books already.  Most of them in print.  Heck, I have the first edition rules from when it was all about the GUMSHOE rules and only had bits and pieces touch on the actual ‘sane conspiracy horror / supernatural investigation’ game world*.  By all means, get this series.

Moe Lane

*It’s different from many other supernatural investigation game settings in that the conspiracy that the PCs are working for is essentially benevolent (while still being ruthless on demand) and remarkably intolerant of sociopaths within its own ranks.  No steady spiral out into broken relationships and substance abuse for the Ordo Veritatis, thanks; you start to feel the strain, they get you competent psychological counseling. Because when you’re trying to patch holes in reality made by unnatural occurrences and human suffering maybe you shouldn’t be doing either yourself?

Jul
05
2017
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The Colonial Gothic Bundle of Holding.

I have been putting off getting into the Colonial Gothic RPG setting for a good, long while now.  It’s not that the game concept isn’t awesome: 18th Century Secret History Horror?  That’s right in my wheelhouse.  The problem was, I somehow got it into my head that the game used D&D’s open source mechanics.  I don’t mind D&D, but I’ve seen some horrible ways it can be adapted — or, more accurately, warped.

But this does not apply to the new edition of Colonial Gothic, if indeed it ever did, so check it out.  21 bucks on Bundle of Holding gets you everything, including some Lovecraft-specific stuff.  Which makes sense: if HPL gamed, he would have run a campaign in the pre-Revolutionary era.

Jun
13
2017
10

The Cyberpunk 2020 Bundle of Holding.

Cyberpunk 2020. Now there’s a name I haven’t heard in a long, long time. Never actually played it — who does have time to play all the RPGs that one sees?* — but I mucked about with character creation with a friend’s copy.  I mostly was trying to get a feel for it in relation to the Paranoia adventure Alice Through The Mirrorshades, which was a crossover adventure between the two systems.  Don’t ask me why they felt the need to do that; gaming during my college years got weird, especially when it came to the campaign worlds that confidently expected the Soviet Union to be around in the future. (more…)

May
12
2017
2

Anybody play Savage Worlds – East Texas University?

The Savage Worlds RPG setting East Texas University was described by Bundle of Holding as being “Southern rural horror right out of Bubba Ho-tep by way of Buffy and The X-Files,” which is admittedly not a bad pitch when it comes to people like me.  But cash flow is cash flow.  Is this worth the price of admission?

Apr
17
2017
1

The Bundle of Holding double-barrel-dangerous Champions 4E sale.

‘Double-barrel’ because it’s in two parts. You got your Champions 4E Essentials, which is gonna cost you thirty-three bucks – look, let’s not pretend that you’re going to go minimalist here, OK?  You’re either going to open your wallet wide, or not at all.  No point trying to play the angles here.  – Anyway, that’s going to get you pretty much all the Champions genre books.  And then you got your Champions 4E Universe, which for thirty-seven bucks gets you all the adventures.  All in all, act now and spend seventy bucks and you get the entire Hero System 4E Champions line.

And that’s why ‘dangerous.’  Because that price is only going to go up.  If you’re gonna get ’em, get ’em now.

Mar
13
2017
2

New Bundle of Holding: Changeling: The Lost.

I dunno. I liked White Wolf’s first edition Changeling, not least because it was really more (as somebody in my gaming crowd put it) World of Insufficient Light than World of Darkness.  I assume that Changeling: The Lost ‘rectifies’ that ‘error.’ Which makes it less appealing to me. Perhaps not to you folks, though.

Now, if they want to give me first edition Mage: The Ascension, we can discuss that further. I always wanted to run that Technocracy-as-good-guys game…

Mar
06
2017
1

Hey: the new version of Space: 1889 is up on Bundle of Holding.

This is the 2013 Kickstarter edition, not the original.  The original was one of the first RPGs I ever bought, but I never got to play it: there weren’t very many people around to play with at the time, and none of them wanted to do Victorian steampunk. Of course, I’m old enough to remember when ‘steampunk’ meant something like The Difference Engine, instead of the bronze, wood, and zeppelin stuff we have now.  Mind you, I like both: certainly Space: 1889 is a prime example of the more adventurous form of the genre.  But steampunk got away from the literary types pretty freaking quick.

Anyway, check it out.

Nov
14
2016
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So I got sucked into the Old School Revival Bundle of Holding.

One too many people raving about the… Old School… stuff that you could grab on this one.  Also, one of the titles is the “Mad Monks of Kwantoom,” which is an awesome title for a roleplaying supplement.  You know exactly what you’re getting there with a title like that.

Yeah, Bundle of Holding knows how put the hooks in, huh?

Oct
24
2016
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Bundle of Holding with old and new Trail of Cthulhu offers.

They offered the first Trail of Cthulhu (1930s GUMSHOE Cthulhu RPG) a few years back, and now they’re reanimating it; and they’ve also added a new Bundle. I pretty much own everything in either bundle – Pelgrane makes good games – and I can say honestly that they’re worth the money you’d spend to get them in PDF. Eternal Lies alone is one of those campaign books that you approach with a certain amount of awe. So check ’em out.

Aug
17
2016
1

Shadowrun 3e dropping in two different Bundle of Holding…s.

Broken down into Shadowrun Essentials and Shadowrun Sprawl. I may skip this one – I’m getting kind of backed up on PDFs – but as I understand it Third Edition Shadowrun still has quite the fan base.  So if you were looking to start/improve your collection, now’s the time…

Aug
08
2016
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Oooh. Deadlands Noir on Bundle of Holding.

Here. This video explains the setting, more or less…

…but the basic idea is this: imagine an America riven in two during the Civil War by black magic and necromancy. The Deadlands setting was the Old West in such a milieu: explicitly horror, with a lot of weird technology and magic and whatnot.  The Deadlands Noir setting, in contrast, is same world decades later, with a hard-boiled pulp detective edge to it.  I’ll have to see if I can free up the cash for this one.

Jul
25
2016
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The Hillfolk Bundle of Holding is a nice deal.

I already have the books in hardcover – all hail the mighty Kickstarter – but Hillfolk is one of those game systems that can be valuable to a GM even if you don’t actually play it, so by all means: grab it from Bundle of Holding.  Robin Laws consistently comes up with gaming innovations that are both interesting, and entertaining to play.  …This is not all that common, alas.

And he’s right: it’s being offered an absurdly low price.

Moe Lane

PS: The Bundle of Lamentations (Lamentations of the Flame Princess, to be precise), on the other hand, is something I know nothing of.

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