Jan. 16th, 2019

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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.

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