Dec
04
2017
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The ‘Dracula Dossier’ Bundle of Holding.

My only argument against you folks picking up the Dracula Dossier Bundle of Holding is that the physical books themselves are very, very pretty.  I picked this line up back when it was being Kickstarted, and it was great value.  You should definitely grab this one, if you have any interest at all in playing vampire meets post-Cold War espionage roleplaying games.  Which of course you do! How could you not? (more…)

Nov
13
2017
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Steve Jackson Games puts GURPS 4E on DriveThruRPG…

…at least, it looks like just GURPS 4e here on DriveThruRPG.  Specifically, it looks like the GURPS 4e titles I’d put on if I was getting ready to offer them as a Bundle of Holding; at first glance, the only items missing from DriveThruRPG are the ones that involve licensed properties. Which probably means no In Nomine any time soon, dammit. Still: keep watching the skies.

Oct
16
2017
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The Rippers Bundle of Holding.

The latest Bundle of Holding is a mild extravagance that I will have to pay for later, but Rippers is a Victorian horror RPG for Savage Worlds, and it was just a little too tempting.  Particularly since it is, after all, Halloween season. Two weeks to go; this shall be the week of the great Gathering of the Candy.  You have to curate your Halloween candy properly, of course. It must be balanced between what your kids will eat later, what you will eat later, what will make you too sick if you eat too much of it, and what you just want two or three of and then the rest can be handed out later*.

Moe Lane

*Turns out that I like frozen Butterfingers. Bit of a surprise to me, that. And Smarties are just flat-out dangerous to me at this point; just thinking about them gives me a headache. A delicious, delicious headache…

Sep
12
2017
2

The GURPS Traveller Bundles of Holding.

Yes, bundles.  There’s GURPS Traveller Essentials, and GURPS Traveller Wars. The first Bundle of Holding includes a book (GURPS Traveller Starports) written by John M. Ford, and that’s worth it all by itself. I still miss the guy.

Anyway, I have the originals in print, and it’s a tight series; you’ll like it.  It’s also an alternate of the original timeline, mind you: no assassination of the Emperor, no collapse of civilization, and no New Era stuff.  So it might be a little odd-looking to any real grognards perusing it…

Aug
28
2017
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The Werewolf 20A Edition Bundle of Holding.

Sweet. Alas, cash flow is a problem right at the moment, but it’s still a nice deal from Bundle of Holding.  Twenty five bucks gets you all the PDFs, I think.  Of course, my favorite WW products from that time were Mage and Demon, but still.

Aug
14
2017
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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.

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