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RPGs for one referee and player - presented as a Valentine's day special, partly a repeat of an offer from 2017

https://bundleofholding.com/presents/BundleForTwo2

This offer launched Tuesday, February 12, and runs through 10PM Eastern US time (GMT -4) Monday, February 25. This promotional page expires at that time.

"This Bundle for Two 2 is our second Valentine collection of tabletop roleplaying games designed for just two players. Whereas the original February 2017 Bundle for Two included intimate duets ideal for a loving Valentine's Day experience with your significant other, these games feature serial killers, hack-and-slash dungeons, and Cthulhu. But hey, these could work for some relationships; there must be at least fifty shades of romantic roleplaying. And even if you have other Valentine plans, these games still work fine when you can't find an entire game group, or you want a game that works well with online virtual tabletops, or you're just looking for an intense head-to-head gaming experience.

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.

Ten percent of each purchase (after gateway fees) goes to this offer's designated charity, Human Rights Watch.

The total retail value of the titles in this offer is US$87. Customers who pay just US$5.95 get all three titles in our Starter Collection (retail value $29) as DRM-free .PDF ebooks:

  • Reflections: A Game of Duelling Samurai by Jim McClure (Third Act Publishing, retail price $12): A longtime rivalry between feuding samurai culminates in a final, fatal confrontation.
  • The Quiet Year by Avery Alder (Buried Without Ceremony, retail $8): A highly original map-drawing game from the designer of Monsterhearts about the struggles of a post-apocalyptic community. [Previously in our November 2013 Indie Cornucopia.]
  • Dirty Secrets by Seth Ben-Ezra (Dark Omen Games, retail $9): An amazing story engine that effortlessly creates dark and twisting noir plots. [Previously in our June 2015 Deadly Games offer.]

Those who pay more than the threshold (average) price, which is set at $14.95 to start, also get our entire Bonus Collection with three more titles worth an additional $58:

  • Cthulhu Confidential by Robin D. Laws, Chris Spivey, and Ruth Tillman (Pelgrane Press, retail $25): Mythos horror meets hard-boiled noir in this GUMSHOE One-2-One game for a Game Moderator and a lone detective.
  • One on One Adventures Compendium (Expeditious Retreat, retail $18): Eleven Pathfinder fantasy adventures for a GM and one player.
  • The Hour Between Dog and Wolf by Matt Gwinn (Errant Knight Games, retail $15): A flawed hero and a serial killer both confront their darkest impulses.

These don't really work terribly well for me - I tend to prefer games with several players, since a lot of the fun of roleplaying comes from player interaction, daft ideas, etc. - but I can see them possibly being useful if for some reason only one player makes it to a game session. It looks to be a pretty cheap offer, and probably worth it just to mine for ideas. Recommended, though as usual I have to stress that I'm not paying for this stuff, YMMV, etc. etc.
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Continuing my Harry Potter / DC crossover, previous parts on any of these archives:

On Fanfiction.net
On Archive of Our Own
On Twisting the Hellmouth

XIV: Great Vengeance and Furious Anger )

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Two offers for Shadowrun, the cyberpunk/magic RPG, one containing the game and most useful supplements, the other some of the more esoteric extras:

SR5 Essentials

https://bundleofholding.com/presents/SR5Essentials

The year is 2081. Magic has returned and creatures of myth and legend walk among us as megacorps bleed the world dry. You're a shadowrunner -- a deniable asset, a corporate pawn -- using bleeding-edge science and magic to make your meat body and mind better-than-flesh. Stay on the edge, and you may survive another run on the mean sprawl streets.

This all-new offer is the first of two now in progress featuring the 2013 Fifth Edition of Shadowrun, the cyberpunk-fantasy RPG from Catalyst Game Labs. This Essentials offer includes the complete Shadowrun 5E rulebook and all its key rules supplements. If you're new to Shadowrun, start here. The companion SR5 Runs & Guns collection gets runners into new and deeper trouble with more supplements and sourcebooks.

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.

Ten percent of each purchase (after gateway fees) goes to these two Shadowrun 5E offers' designated charity, the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

The total retail value of the titles in this offer at launch is US$145. Customers who pay just US$22.95 get all three titles in this offer's Core Collection (retail value $70) as DRM-free .PDF ebooks, including the complete Shadowrun 5E core rulebook (Master Index Edition), plus the free 5E Quick-Start Rules and Character Conversion Guide; the player's book, Run Faster; and the cyberware catalog Chrome Flesh.

Those who pay more than this offer's threshold (average) price, which is set at $32.95 to start, also get this offer's entire Bonus Collection with three more key 5E supplements worth an additional $75 -- the rules expansions for magic (Street Grimoire), the Matrix (Data Trails), and riggers (Rigger 5.0).
 

SR5 Runs & Guns

 

https://bundleofholding.com/presents/SR5RunsGuns

This is the second of two all-new offers now in progress featuring the 2013 Fifth Edition of Shadowrun, the cyberpunk-fantasy RPG from Catalyst Game Labs. The first offer, SR5 Essentials, presents the core rulebook and key rules supplements; if you're new to Shadowrun, start there. This companion Runs & Guns offer adds more combat, magic, and creature supplements to keep runners alive -- or not -- on the mean streets of 2081.

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.

Ten percent of each purchase (after gateway fees) goes to these two Shadowrun 5E offers' designated charity, the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

The total retail value of the titles in this offer is US$148. Customers who pay just US$14.95 get all four titles in this offer's Starter Collection (retail value $63) as DRM-free .PDF ebooks, including Run & Gun (advanced combat rules), Forbidden Arcana (advanced magic), Bullets & Bandages (medicine), and Aetherology (the astral realms).

Those who pay more than this offer's threshold (average) price, which is set at $24.95 to start, also get this offer's entire Bonus Collection with four more titles worth an additional $60, including Howling Shadows (the SR5 critter bestiary), Dark Terrors (horrors of 2081), Shadow Spells (more magic), and Gun H(e)aven 3 (more weapons).

 


Shadowrun has never been one of my favourite games, I'm not convinced the genres mesh wonderfully, but it's an OK system with a big user base. I think that there have been previous offers for earlier releases, but this is the first for 5th edition, which updates things a lot. I think it's a pretty good deal if you want to give the system a try, or are only familiar with the earlier releases.
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Another bundle offer, this time for one of the most popular superhero RPGs, Mutants and Masterminds:


https://bundleofholding.com/presents/EarthPrime

"This new M&M Earth-Prime Bundle is intended to introduce new players to Mutants & Masterminds from Green Ronin Publishing. If you're new to this popular tabletop game, fly straight into four-color comic-book superhero action with this standalone collection of introductory rulebooks and sourcebooks. It gives you everything you need to foil the nefarious schemes of would-be conquerors.

First published in 2002, M&M started as an OGL D20 product. Designer Steve Kenson (ICONS) creatively modified and expanded the d20 System to reflect the unique demands of a superhero game. Character generation, character advancement, damage, and saves are all different from the traditional d20 System.

And the superhero RPG Green Ronin likes to call "the World's Greatest" is much more than a system. It offers two well-developed settings, Freedom City and Emerald City, and you can easily create your own setting, as many fans have already done -- including Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martin, who licensed his Wild Cards shared-world fiction series (inspired, it's said, by Martin's own 1970s Superworld campaign) as an M&M RPG supplement series published by Green Ronin. You can even publish your own setting through Green Ronin's "Super-Powered by M&M" Trademark License, which allows third-party publishers to use "product identity" text.

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.

Ten percent of each payment (after gateway fees) goes to the charity chosen by Chris Pramas of Green Ronin, the California Community Foundation Wildfire Relief Fund.

The total retail value of the titles in this offer is US$123. Customers who pay just US$14.95 get all three titles in our Starter Collection (retail value $60) as DRM-free .PDF ebooks, including the complete new M&M 3E Basic Hero's Handbook with stripped-down rules for newcomers; the Rogues Gallery collection of dozens of supervillains; and the new edition of the classic M&M campaign setting, Freedom City for 3E.

Those who pay more than the threshold (average) price, which is set at $24.95 to start, also get our entire Bonus Collection with three more titles worth an additional $63, including the complete 320-page Deluxe Hero's Handbook with all the rules you need for any situation (previously presented in our April 2014 M&M 3E Bundle); the Atlas of Earth-Prime, a 270-page guide to the entire world of M&M; and the revised edition of Hero High, about the travails of super-powered teens training to become the heroes of tomorrow."


M&M compares reasonably well to other superhero RPGs; it's based on the Open Games License e.g. D&D so a lot of players will be able to pick it up fairly easily, and it plays about as well. I tend to prefer GURPS Supers or Champions if I'm playing, simply because they seem to be a slightly better fit to the genre, and if I'm running something I'd probably use homebrew rules based on Diana: Warrior Princess, but that's mainly because I wrote the system and know it backwards. For a newcomer with some familiarity with other OGL games this may well be a better fit, and as always you get a hell of a lot for the money. Recommended, subject to all the usual YMMV caveats.

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Written for the Twisting the Hellmouth New Years Resolutions challenge 2019. For those who don't remember her, Marcie Ross was the invisible girl in the Buffy season 1 episode Out of Mind, Out of Sight who was eventually recruited by a mysterious agency and apparently trained as an assassin. All characters and settings belong to their respective writers / megacorporations of doom, not to me, and this story is not meant to infringe on copyright.

Five Resolutions Marcie Ross Broke and One She Kept )

Comments please before I post to archives.

Life Meme

Jan. 27th, 2019 09:53 am
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Gacked from [personal profile] coth and [personal profile] history_monk  - I think this one shows me as fairly boring...

How old are you?
66

Tattoos?
None.

Ever hit a deer?
No.

Ridden in an ambulance?
No.

Sung karaoke?
No.

Ice skated?
Tried when I was a kid, fell over a lot, gave up.

Ridden a motorcycle?
My main form of transport from 1973 or so until about 2010.

Stayed in hospital?
Only a lengthy stay after I was born due to rhesus problems.

Skipped school?
A couple of times, I think.

Last phone call?
A scammer telling me they were my internet provider.

Last text from?
The airline booking people I used for the upcoming Dublin trip.

Watched someone die?
Yes, my mother. In the Harry Potter 'verse this would qualify me to see thestrals, I suppose.

Pepsi or Coke?
Diet coke for preference, diet pepsi is OK too.

Favorite pie?
Steak and kidney, but eat VERY rarely.

Favorite pizza?
Pepperoni

Favorite season?
Summer.

Broken bones?
A cracked finger, don't think anything else.

Received a ticket?
Several, including a spate of six or seven over a couple of weeks when Westminster didn't have me in their parking permit system properly.

Favorite color?
Red, if you go by motorbikes I've owned.

Sunset or sunrise?
I am really NOT a morning person so definitely sunset.
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Continuing my Harry Potter / DC crossover, previous parts on any of these archives:

On Fanfiction.net
On Archive of Our Own
On Twisting the Hellmouth

XIII: Muggle Mechanical Flying Carpet )

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Booked a Ryanair flight from Gatwick to Dublin in the end - £51 return, but I haven't sorted how much the luggage will cost yet. I can do that any time before the flight so I'll wait until I pack for Eastercon, weigh that, add a kilo or two for safety, then use that as my luggage weight. A flight from Southend would have been cheaper, but it's more expensive to get to the airport and takes a lot longer. Heathrow would have cost a lot more, unfortunately - I say unfortunately because I can travel there free, I have to pay to get to other airports.
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This is from the Humble Bundle people, so I don't get freebies - it's a far future SF/Fantasy setting. Lots of books and looks cheap if you don't want all of it.

https://www.humblebundle.com/books/numenera-monte-cook-books

Update - I suddenly remembered that I've seen this before, in a bundle from the Bundle of Holding people about 18 months ago - my verdict then was interesting but a sod to run. The details are here:

https://ffutures.dreamwidth.org/2084776.html
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This is a relatively recent system I know little about - the initial game is designed for a post-human SF setting dealing with a failed galactic empire, with spin-offs for a variety of other settings:

https://bundleofholding.com/presents/Fragged

Fragged Empire from Design Ministries is Wade Dyer's game of exploration and rebuilding in a "post-post-apocalyptic" future. In the far future you are a genetically engineered remnant, emerging from genocidal war to reclaim a lost empire. Some worlds have fallen to barbarism; some retain technology so advanced it seems magical. You stand at the dawn of a new civilization, a time of opportunity and danger.

A June 2014 Kickstarter success (with follow-up crowdfunding in 2016 and 2017), Fragged Empire spawned the fantasy spinoff Fragged Kingdom, the pirate setting Fragged Seas, and more. All use the same robust, adaptable rules that emphasize unique characters, intuitive tactical combat, and long-term "sandbox" campaigns. The Fragged Empire YouTube channel explains it all.

From a "Sell me on Fragged Empire" Reddit thread: "One of the most mechanically rich while still being simple (it's just three dice, right?) combat system that dynamically changes the battlefield and choices you might make based on attribute damage. All of that inside one of the more unique universes with all-new worlds and races that have a wealth of history and tension built in." -- "Well organized and nonlinear character creation lending itself to diverse progression that enriches a character concept and diversity. Abstract advancement system that lets you roleplay almost any situation at both ends of the table. [...] Awesome combat that makes use of terrain and cover."

This new bargain-priced collection gives you everything you need for science fiction, fantasy, and piratical adventure using this flexible and fast-growing system. We provide each ebook complete in .PDF (Portable Document Format) and each audio track in .MP3 format. Like all Bundle of Holding titles, these books and tracks have NO DRM (Digital Restrictions Management), and our customers are entitled to move them freely among all their ereaders and music players.

The total retail value of the titles in this offer is US$117.50. Customers who pay just US$14.95 get all four titles in our Starter Collection (retail value $55) as DRM-free .PDF ebooks, including the complete full-color 385-page Fragged Empire core rulebook (plus the free Quick Start Rules and the adventure The Ghost Ship Carthage); Protagonist Archive 1; the full-length introductory adventure Let Sleeping Gods Lie; and the rules expansion Hacked.

Those who pay more than the threshold (average) price, which is set at $24.95 to start, also get our entire Bonus Collection with five more titles worth an additional $62.50, including Fragged Kingdom and Fragged Seas; Classic Races and Magic (add elves and clerics to your Kingdom); Fragged Dieselpunk Mecha because why not; and eight Fragged Empire Ambient Audio Tracks of atmospheric science-fictional background sounds for your game sessions.


I really don't know much about this - it sounds interesting, but they all do - at the moment all I can do is say that it looks to be well presented, but there is a strong emphasis on combat which may not be to everyone's taste. The first 33 pages of the rules are on the web site, mostly a couple of stories and other information to give a feel for the future setting. As usual with these bundles you seem to be getting a lot for your money, whether you need it is a matter of personal taste.
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Two games from White Wolf - one is SF, the other superheroes.

Trinity 1E

https://bundleofholding.com/presents/Trinity1E

"This is one of two offers now in progress featuring the Trinity Universe Storyteller games. The companion offer, the Aberrant Bundle, presents the other two games in the series, Aberrant and Adventure!.

Set in the 22nd Century, Trinity (1997) depicts humanity recovering from a devastating war against superhuman mutants called Aberrants. World powers include South America, East Asia, Africa, and the Moon; North America and Europe remain a shambles. Players are psions (bioengineered human psychics), members of the six Psion Orders that safeguard humanity on Earth and on its long-lost interstellar colonies. Projecting an optimistic tone, Trinity permits a broad range of adventures, from cyberpunk-style corporate heists to post-holocaust scrounging to space exploration.

White Wolf Publishing released Trinity in a spiral-bound limited edition as Æon in October 1997. When Viacom claimed the title infringed on its Aeon Flux TV show trademark, White Wolf renamed the game. The Trinity limited-edition hardcover appeared in November 1997, then the softcover in March 1999. The .PDF rulebook in this offer is based on the softcover. Onyx Path Publishing is working on a second edition under the game's original title, Æon.

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.

Ten percent of each payment (after gateway fees) goes to these two Trinity Universe offers' designated charity, the Bodhana Group.
The total retail value of the titles in this offer is US$124. Customers who pay just US$9.95 get all five titles in our Starter Collection (retail value $44) as DRM-free .PDF ebooks, including the complete 324-page Trinity First Edition core rulebook, the Trinity Players Guide, the Technology Manual, and two Psi Order sourcebooks ( America Offline and Shattered Europe).

Those who pay more than the threshold (average) price, which is set at $19.95 to start, also get our entire Bonus Collection with eight more titles worth an additional $80, including three more Psi Order sourcebooks (Terra Verde, Luna Rising, and Stellar Frontier), the complete Darkness Revealed trilogy of adventures, and three short Field Reports (Extrasolar Colonies, Media, and Psi Laws).



Aberrant


https://bundleofholding.com/presents/Aberrant

Set ten years after radiation from the exploding Galatea satellite triggered bizarre powers in a small fraction of Earth's population, Aberrant (1999) chronicles the struggles of these "novas," or "new humans," and their quest to fit into -- or forever change -- human society. Though some novas become vastly smarter, they grow no wiser. Instead, most of them become the center of celebrity cults, to their ultimate detriment. Aberrant deconstructs the superhero genre -- sort of X-Men meets Watchmen with some newuniversal mixed in. Originally published by White Wolf, Aberrant is getting a new edition from Onyx Path Publishing designed by superhero champ Steve Kenson (ICONS, Mutants & Masterminds, DC Adventures).

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.

Ten percent of each payment (after gateway fees) goes to these two Trinity Universe offers' designated charity, the Bodhana Group.
The total retail value of the titles in this offer at launch is US$118. Customers who pay just US$12.95 get all three titles in our Starter Collection (retail value $50) as DRM-free .PDF ebooks, including the complete 298-page Aberrant rulebook and Players Guide, plus the Storytellers Screen with its three-episode introductory story, "Permanent Vacation."

Those who pay more than the threshold (average) price, which is set at $23.95 to start, also get our entire Bonus Collection with four more titles worth an additional $68, including the Year One setting book that describes the stunning near-future world of 2008, the sourcebooks Elites and Teragen, and the scenario collection Worldwide: Phase II (retail $20), which advances the timeline to the breathtaking future of 2015.
At least one more 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."



It's a long time since I've looked at this game setting; my impression of it was that it used a lot of White Wolf's general tropes such as multiple competing cliques, and looked like it would be fun but difficult to get into. Having looked briefly at the PDFs I still think that's still the case. But I know that a lot of readers out there will want to add to their White Wolf collections, and this seems a cheap way to do it. Recommended, but as usual I have to emphasise that I get these games free if I want them - if you don't your mileage may differ.

Worldcon

Jan. 9th, 2019 02:11 pm
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 Worldcon room bookings have opened, and I've booked a student room at Trinity College - it's close to the venue and cheaper than any hotel they're offering, but I don't think it includes breakfast etc. There probably are cheaper alternatives, but I really don't like the idea of boarding houses or dorms, so this will do.

Now I have to think about flights. Anyone know of any good deals?
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This is simply a big collection of maps in PDF form, from Oone games

https://bundleofholding.com/presents/0oneDungeons

"This all-new collection, a follow-up to our popular January 2018 0one Blueprints offer, presented a sprawling range of labyrinthine dungeon RPG blueprints from 0one Games. You may also recall 0one's fine work on the massive Great City Campaign Setting we presented in July 2017.

These state-of-the-art interactive .PDFs let you turn the grids (both square and hexagonal) on and off, show or hide room numbers, show walls as outlines or filled, show or hide doors and furniture, orient the compass rose, change print options, and make many other customizations, depending on the map. Note: The interactive features in these state-of-the-art .PDFs require the free Adobe Reader. Some of these files may not display properly in other readers.

Like all Bundle of Holding titles, these .PDFs have NO DRM (Digital Restrictions Management), and our customers are entitled to move them freely among all their ereaders.

Ten percent of each purchase (after gateway fees) goes to this offer's designated charity, the RPG Creators Relief Fund. The Roleplaying Game Creators Relief Fund (RCRF) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization founded to provide financial assistance to tabletop roleplaying game creators suffering hardship due to medical emergencies, natural disasters, and other catastrophic situations.

The total retail value of the titles in this offer at launch is US$93.50. Customers who pay just US$9.95 get all thirteen titles in our Starter Collection (retail value $44) as DRM-free .PDF ebooks, including nine complete levels of the colossal Dungeon Under the Mountain; the vast Dungeon of Terror Virtual Boxed Set; and three megadungeons: Archlich's Lair, Palace of the Vampire Queen, and The Undercity.

Those who pay more than the threshold (average) price, which is set at $22.95 to start, also get our entire Bonus Collection with sixteen more titles worth an additional $49.50, including the Dungeon Under the Mountain Level 10 Virtual Boxed Set, 13 customizable Rooms & Encounters (travel the Fungal Corridor to the Desecrated Temple to meet Gormoth the Ever-Hungry), and two sets of Customizable Battlemaps: Dungeon Rooms that let you make your own scenes for miniatures combat."

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."


These look quite good - I'm not entirely happy with the use of shading, which is going to waste quite a lot of toner / ink when they're printed, but if you don't go mad and print them all at once it's a reasonably good way to get a lot of maps cheaply. It isn't something I personally need - I tend to make my own when I need them, and don't do much with traditional dungeons anyway - but if you need this sort of thing it seems a reasonable deal.
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Continuing my Harry Potter / DC crossover, previous parts on any of these archives:

On Fanfiction.net
On Archive of Our Own
On Twisting the Hellmouth

XII: Hissing Sid )

Comments please before I post to archives.
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 The Bitcoin selling machines that are in some branches of CEX are being taken out of use permanently.
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The APOD (Astronomy Picture of the Day) calendar for 2019 is here and is very pretty:

https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/image/1812/ApodCalendar2019v5_Dave.pdf

Ducky!

Jan. 2nd, 2019 09:03 pm
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Browsing a load of pictures I took to test a lens a few days ago and found this.

Anyone else think my feathered friend here resembles a certain politician?


duck

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Gacked from [personal profile] legionseagle

"The james_davis_nicholl list of 100 SFF Books You Should Consider Reading in the New Year has matured into a meme.

Italics = read it. Underline= not it, but another by the same author. Strikethrough = did not finish.
Read more... )
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These are two bundles for a wild west "steampunk cowboys V Cthulhu" RPG Into the Breach. The first is repeated from December 2016, the other is all new:

Through the Breach

https://bundleofholding.com/presents/Breach2018

"Originally presented in December 2016, this revived offer is one of two now in progress featuring Through the Breach, the Wyrd Miniatures Lovecraftian-Wild West-steampunk RPG based on the Malifaux miniatures game. In the magic-saturated parallel world of Malifaux, you take on the roles of unique Fated citizens, such as Gunfighters, Drudges, Dabblers, and Entertainers. Your destiny, or Fate, is created during character creation, and it affects every aspect of your life. As the game progresses, the destinies of the Fated entwine, driving you all inexorably toward a final reckoning. Will you fall to Fate, or cheat it?

This revived offer has an all-new companion, Second Breach, with recent supplements and short "Penny Dreadful" scenarios.

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.

Ten percent of each purchase (after gateway fees) goes to these two Through the Breach offers' designated charity, Reading is Fundamental.

The total retail value of the titles in this revived offer is US$141. Customers who pay just US$14.95 get all five titles in this offer's Starter Collection (retail value $60) as DRM-free .PDF ebooks, including (new to this revival) the complete 412-page Through the Breach Second Edition core rulebook (2017) and four short "Penny Dreadful" adventures, ideal for introducing the Gothic, necromantic-industrial city-state of Malifaux. (Customers who purchased this offer during its original run get the new Through the Breach 2E core rulebook automatically on their Wizard's Cabinet download page. When you buy a Bundle of Holding early, you never worry about missing a title added later -- even much later.)

Those who pay more than this offer's threshold (average) price, which is set at $26.95 to start, also get this offer's entire Bonus Collection with seven more titles worth an additional $81, including the rules supplements Into the Steam and Under Quarantine and two full-length adventures that build on them: Northern Aggression and A Night in Rottenburg, plus several more Penny Dreadfuls.


Second Breach

https://bundleofholding.com/presents/SecondBreach

"This all-new offer, featuring the Through the Breach RPG from Wyrd Miniatures, accompanies the original December 2016 Through the Breach Bundle, newly resurrected and now in progress. This companion Second Breach offer adds recent supplements and scenarios for this gorgeous Lovecraftian-Wild West-steampunk RPG based on the Malifaux miniatures game.

The total retail value of the titles in this offer is US$133. Customers who pay just US$14.95 get all seven titles in this offer's Starter Collection (retail value $63) as DRM-free .PDF ebooks, including the rules supplement Into the Bayou, the introductory campaign In Defense of Innocence, and five short "Penny Dreadful" scenarios: Bad Moon Rising, Child of Flame, Dirty Deeds, Ghost House, and Madman, Interrupted.

Those who pay more than this offer's threshold (average) price, which is set at $24.95 to start, also get this offer's entire Bonus Collection with ten more titles worth an additional $70, including the campaign-length scenarios The Bayou Games and Nythera, Adventure Box Collection I, and no less than seven more Penny Dreadfuls: Earthly Desires, The Hand That Feeds, Heart of Darkness, Night of the Carver, No Strings Attached, Sixteen Tons, and Til Death Do Us Part.


Back in December 2016 I said "You get quite a lot of material for the money, but to me it feels like it's falling between too many stools, I don't think I'll be very interested. But of course your mileage may vary." To be honest, nothing I'm seeing here really changes that opinion. It's The Wild Wild West with monsters and magic, and simply isn't something I want to run. If you do, this may be just what you're looking for.
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Humble Bundle are doing a fantasy RPG bundle, seems to be generic scenarios, deck plans, city maps etc. for D&D 5th edition, looks like you get a lot for the money. I don't get Humble Bundle stuff to review so I haven't looked at any of this material beyond the titles, but if you GM fantasy RPGs it's probably worth considering

https://www.humblebundle.com/books/5e-fantasy-dragons-dungeons-maps

There's also a bundle of "professional photographic software" - nothing I particularly want, unfortunately

https://www.humblebundle.com/software/professional-photography-software

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