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.

Jul
07
2016
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New Bundles of Holding: GURPS Traveller/GURPS Traveller Imperial Survey.

Full disclosure: I doubt that I will ever buy into a GURPS Bundle of Holding, largely because I have a ludicrous number of GURPS books in my physical library. And I mean ludicrous.   It’s kind of alarming, really.

Anyway,  Bundle of Holding is doing both GURPS Traveller and GURPS Traveller Imperial Survey.  It is an official ‘alternate history’ of the main Traveller line; basically, somebody blew up a shuttle at the right time and the entire civil war / collapse of interstellar society never actually happened. I seem to recall this bothering some people at the time, but I don’t feel that I’m sufficiently aware of the Traveller universe to be able to have a meaningful opinion on that controversy.  Suffice it to say that it’s quite a good – and nicely supported – game line; well worth checking out.

Also, they included GURPS Traveller: Starports, and damn but I miss John M. Ford.  He was one of the best of us.

Jul
01
2016
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Bundle of Holding: The Laundry, redux.

Reader of mine passed this along: Bundle of Holding is doing the Laundry RPG offer, again. This is the “British civil service dealing with the Mythos” RPG that’s based off of Charlie Stross’s horror/fantasy series; and the only reason why I haven’t gotten it is because these days I order the physical books directly from the publisher.  But the game looks very good and it certainly reads as very funny, so check it out.

May
09
2016
4

Ooh, Castle Falkenstein is on Bundle of Holding.

I personally don’t need it…

…because I was lucky enough to track down a complete physical set of the game line in the 1990s. A combination of ample discretionary cash and ready access to NYC’s gaming stores allowed me to devote resources to find some of the more esoteric stuff, which Castle Falkenstein certainly is. Castle Falkenstein is… it is the distillation of all that is romantic and fun about steampunk. It is a 19th century world where historical and fictional figures meet all the time and have adventures together, set in a backdrop of magic, zeppelins, and dramatic reveals. And, oh, yes: the game uses playing cards, because while ladies and gentlemen might readily amuse themselves by pretending to be cowboys or mages for an evening, they will most certainly not use dice to do it.

I love the Castle Falkenstein setting dearly. And, not to brag (I totally mean to brag) I also have a playtester’s credit for the GURPS edition of it. So while I don’t need these PDFs, there are worse ways to burn through twenty bucks than to get the complete game line…

Oct
22
2014
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New Bundle of Holding: Bundle of Tentacles +2.

This one is, obviously enough, Call of Cthulhu related; but I did not get the bonus titles this time.  I already own them all, thanks largely to Kickstarter.  Happy as all get-out to get the core stuff, none of which I had already.  By all means, check it out.

Oct
13
2014
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Last day on the All Flesh Must Be Eaten Bundle of Holding.

AFMBE is zombie apocalypse roleplaying, and it’s pretty fun.  I actually had an idea for a submitted Deadworld for it half sketched out in my brain… right up to the point that I realized that a) I was probably too-obviously using the world from 28 Days Later (great zombie flick) and b) the background flatly contradicted what happened in 28 Weeks Later (which was… not as a good as the first one).  At any rate, check it out.

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