Jul. 3rd, 2017

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Just got an ad for this - and I suspect that the applications don't stop with the role playing hobby.

http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/215545/Corporate-Babble-Generator

Anyone who has worked in the corporate world for long enough will know that there is a certain type of person who likes to be…creative…with their language. Rather than saying something simple, they seem to insist on coming up with a string of words that sounds like babble and nonsense to anyone listening, yet these types lap it up. What they actually mean is up for debate…

There are several hundred million possible combinations in this generator, so there is sure to be something that helps sparks your imagination and impresses your corporate managers.

Inside you'll find...

  • 1 d10 table for the opening part of the babble
  • 6 x d100 tables full of corporate sounding words and phrases - 2 sets of 2 tables are treated as one when working out what to use.
  • A d100 table of pre-done examples to help you save time

In total this can give 10 x 100 x 100 x 200 x 200 or 4,000,000,000 (Four Billion) possible combinations

You could end up with phrases such as...

  • Our goal is to exclusively cast high-quality processes
  • Our mission statement is to exceptionally right-shore web-enabled leadership
  • We insist that you should accordingly provide access to progressive methods of empowerment
  • We insist that you should diligently transform maintainable instructions

It costs $1.99, I suspect that there are business textbooks costing twenty times as much covering essentially the same ground

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This is one I know very little about - it's a horror RPG, it's set in 18th century America, and has things like Sleepy Hollow, witches, the Indian wars, the Cthulhu Mythos, etc. etc.

https://bundleofholding.com/presents/ColonialGothic

"This new offer presents the Third Edition of the supernatural flintlock-horror tabletop roleplaying game Colonial Gothic from Rogue Games. Uncover the secret history of America's 18th-Century frontier, where monsters stalk the woods and ghosts haunt every sleepy hollow. This bargain-priced offer includes almost the entire Colonial Gothic line -- everything you need for a complete campaign of magic and mayhem in the shadows of early America.

We provide each ebook complete in .PDF (Portable Document Format). Like all Bundle of Holding titles, these books have NO DRM (Digital Restrictions Management), and our customers are entitled to move them freely among all their ereaders.

The entire Rogue Games share of this offer's proceeds goes to the charity selected by Rogue Games owner Richard Iorio II, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. "Over the weekend of June 12-14, 2015, I lost three friends in succession to suicide," Richard writes. "The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention helps you understand why this event happened and, more important, they offer comfort. They cannot take away the pain, but they can help you deal with it."

The total retail value of the titles in this offer at launch is US$94. Customers who pay just US$8.95 get all six titles in our Starter Collection (retail value $39) as DRM-free .PDF ebooks, including the complete Colonial Gothic Third Edition rulebook (retail price $10), three essential supplements (Gamemaster, Adventure, and The Player Companion, total retail $21), and the 174-page Beginnings adventure (retail $8) that kicks off the massive Flames of Freedom campaign that will encompass the entire American Revolution.

Those who pay more than the threshold (average) price, which is set at $17.95 to start, also get our entire Bonus Collection with eight more titles worth an additional $55:

  • Three sourcebooks: The Grimoire (retail $6), Gazetteer (retail $7), and Bestiary (retail $7).
  • Three setting books: Settings (retail $8), New France (retail $7 -- previously presented in our August 2013 Bundle of the Ages), and The French & Indian War (retail $8).
  • Lovecraft (retail $7): Bring the Cthulhu Mythos onto the American frontier.
  • The Templars (retail $5 -- also from our August 2013 Ages offer): Colonial Gothic's secret history of history's most secretive bunch.
At least one additional title will be added after launch: "When a title is added after launch, ALL customers who previously purchased the bundle automatically receive the newly added title, REGARDLESS of whether or not they paid more than average. This is their reward for buying early.

This isn't one I feel particularly attracted to, but it looks like you get a lot of stuff for your money including an entire revolutionary war campaign and lots of monsters. I think it's reasonable value, and it's supporting a worthwhile cause, but as usual your mileage may vary.

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