Current June 2019 DNA Prices

I added this post Current Father’s Day DNA Sales 2019 Prices – June 7, 2019 (keeping that post updated for now) – for Father’s Day Sales, which end between June 10 and June 17, 2019, depending on company. I will be blogging tomorrow about the major changes that Helix has done with many of its DNA tests.

Updated June 7, 2019 – Added AncestryDNA Father’s Day Sale below and made minor price changes as needed. Updated June 5, 2019: added Father’s Day Sales and made price adjustments as necessary; updated June 2, 2019 – minor price changes as needed.

As always, check prices before you order! You can also check EBay and Amazon in case you find a lower price there, but make sure it’s for the same company and test. Some of the companies show an end date for their sale prices, but many don’t. Amazon loves to raise and lower prices on DNA tests on a somewhat regular basis, usually every few days for some of the major companies, bit less often for other companies.

As of June 7, 2019 (original post was on June 1, 2019, and will be modified as needed, usually daily or every other day), the following companies are offering DNA sales. I am also including the general pricing for a number of other DNA companies that aren’t offering sales right now. I will update this post as new sales are added or current sales end.

Tests on Sale (usually checked daily or every other day, and sometimes several times a day as Amazon has a habit of raising or lowering prices later in the day):

23andMe  Regular price (keeping it up since Amazon loves to change the price on their 23andMe kits on a somewhat regular basis https://www.23andme.com/ Ancestry (ethnicity) only kit regular price $99**  https://www.amazon.com/23andMe-Ancestry-Personal-Genetic-Service/dp/B01LZ5K87Z/ regular price $99.00; Ancestry + Health sale price $149.00 – Father’s Day Sale through June 17, 2019, regular price $199.00**. Amazon has Ancestry + Health – https://www.amazon.com  (last update June 7, 2019 – also on sale), but can vary every couple of days so check Amazon).

AncestryDNA : https://www.ancestry.com/dna/ –  sale price $59 (through June 17, 2019), regular price $99.00 – been seeing $89 and $79 sale prices when I check on some days, but those usually only last one (1) day; Amazon https://www.amazon.com/s?field-keywords=ancestry+dna (sale price $69; regular price $99.00 – 119.00*  as of June 7, 2019); if you want AncestryDNA + Traits, https://www.amazon.com/AncestryDNA-Genetic-Testing-Ethnicity-Traits/dp/B07J1FZQBC sale price $89; regular price $119.00. Check other vendors on Amazon as sometimes they are cheaper than the listed Amazon price in the link. If you order two (2) or more kits in one order from Ancestry, additional kits are $89, first kit is regular price of $99.

Don’t know if this is a targeted sale on the AncestryDNA site or available to everyone, but seeing on their website if I go to add a DNA test; I also see it if I am not logged into my account

SAVE NOW. Add more kits to your order for only $89/ea

Also, check EBay as you can often find AncestryDNA kits cheaper on it. In general, you can usually find Buy It Now AncestryDNA kits around $45 – 55 on EBay (make sure it’s an AncestryDNA kit as EBay searches often pull up other companies’ kits when using Ancestry DNA as your search parameter); for the auctions, it can vary widely depending on how an auction goes.

CVS Pharmacy Black Friday Sale Sneak Peek: I found CVS Pharmacy is offering 23andMe kit  (lab fee extra, $70 or $170, depending on if you want health reports or not); regular price $29.99 as of June 7, 2019 (regular price $29.99); check for discount code or reward card discount/bonus as they sometimes offer discount codes. Here’s the direct link: https://www.cvs.com/shop/23andme-personal-genetic-service-saliva-collection-kit-prodid-168385

Dante Labshttps://us.dantelabs.com/products/whole-genome-sequencing sale price $399.00, regular price $899.00.  On Amazon, there are several listings: 1) https://www.amazon.com/Dante-Labs-Sequencing-Healthcare-Professionals/dp/B07H99QBK8 regular price $799.00; 2) Dante Labs Whole Exome Sequencing (WES) for Healthcare Professionals, Sequence 20000 Genes, with Personalized Report, with Saliva Collection Kithttps://www.amazon.com/Dante-Labs-Sequencing-Professionals-Personalized/dp/B07DNJ7QWQ, sale price $599.00. check Amazon as they sometimes temporarily offer great deals on some Dante Labs kits – see Dante Labs Amazon Sale Prices (updated September 4th with additional clarification from Dante Labs) for more details. Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS) – $399 (regular price $899.00 on Dante Labs website) – on Amazon (link broken since September 6, 2018 as it looks like they removed it, will continue to monitor daily on the off-chance they add it back to Amazon) with free shipping; Whole Exome Sequencing (WES) – sale price $549.00 (regular price $750)looks like they removed it from the company’s website sometime between October 18 and 19, 2018). Another Dante Labs test on Amazon is https://www.amazon.com/Dante-Labs-Wellness-Healthcare-Professionals/dp/B07DNHDV4Y/ Dante Labs DNA Test for Health and Wellness for Healthcare Professionalssale price $199.00 (as of June 7, 2019), regular price is $199.00 The sale is still going, but no word on how long until they end it. Whole GenomeZ – Whole Genome Sequencing for Advanced Diagnostics (130X + 30X)) – https://us.dantelabs.com/collections/our-tests/products/whole-genomez sale price $899.00, regular price $1,499.00. https://us.dantelabs.com/collections/our-tests/products/long-reads-whole-genome-sequencing $899 price.

DNAFit https://www.dnafit.com/us/store/ ** (on sale temporarily for some items  – no word on when the sale ends)

Diet Pro: starting at $169.00 – sale price, regular price $199.99
Fitness Diet Pro: starting at $189.00 $219.99 (on sale on DNAFit website) – Check other test prices as they appear to have major price increases recently.

FamilyTree DNA (FTDNA)  – https://www.familytreedna.com/. Father’s Day Sale (ends June 17, 2019) FamilyFinder sale price $59;  sale price, $59.00 on Amazon (valid as of June 9, 2019): https://www.amazon.com/Family-Tree-DNA-Genetic-Ancestry/dp/B01NAQ1UCW?th=1.

I don’t have most of the Y-DNA upgrade prices yet, but am working on it.

Y-37 sale price $129; regular price $169
Y-67 sale price $219, regular price $268
Y-111 sale price $299, regular price $359
Big Y-700 sale price $499, regular price $649

Big Y-700 upgrade sale price $229, regular price $249

FindMyPastDNA (they use LivingDNA kits – see LivingDNA below):  Father’s Day Sale ends June 17, 2019 – https://www.findmypast.com/ancestry-dna-testing/sale price $65 each as of June 7, 2019 although it’s sale price of $79 on LivingDNALivingDNA kits on Amazon (price as of June 7, 2019), https://www.amazon.com/3-Living-DNA-Ancestry-Test/dp/B07HWVRPNZ/ – on Amazon, sale price $95.00 regular price $99.00 + $4.99 shipping. Added it to Sales Section because they accept free limited transfers from other DNA testing companies.

Full Genomes Corporation: https://www.fullgenomes.com/ $15 Individual SNPs.

Geno 2.0 Next Update June 1, 2019 – National Geographic and Helix have stopped offering kits – see National Geographic Geno Project DNA Ending. Temporarily, Amazon still has some kits available – Amazon sale price is $59.99* with free shipping (Amazon price current as of June 7, 2019).

Helix – https://www.helix.com/collections/all/ some tests on sale and not all on listed in the link below, but many aren’t (direct link to Helix list of DNA tests offered); Amazon list of Helix tests doesn’t include all Helix items listed on the Helix site so you may need to search for specific tests or items if you are checking Amazon for something not in the above Amazon link. Rest of Helix DNA tests are regular price and Helix kits are regular price of $80.00 if you need a Helix DNA kit for an individual. However, Helix sometimes does limited sales so check any test you are considering to see if it’s on sale.

HomeDNA / GPS Origins Ancestry Testhttps://homedna.com/product/gps-origins regular price $199.95 (looks at over 80,000 autosomal DNA markers). Sometimes available on GroupOn. They may offer a 10% discount if you put it in your shopping  cart and try to leave before completing the order. It semi-regularly goes on sale for much cheaper.

LivingDNA https://www.livingdna.com/ sale price $79; regular price is $99 (price as of June 7, 2019); on FindMyPastDNA for $65 temporarily. LivingDNA or FindMyPastDNA on Amazon – https://www.amazon.com/3-Living-DNA-Ancestry-Test/dp/B07HWVRPNZ/ ( check prices as Amazon may have a lower price). LivingDNA offers free limited transfers, but you won’t get a few benefits if you go this route that you would get if you order the test directly from LivingDNA; they have indicated they will offer discounted upgrades for those who transfer and want the extra benefits, but no word on when or how much it will cost). For example, you won’t get haplogroups (mtDNA, Y-DNA – if male) and originally you wouldn’t get ethnicity results when I did a free transfer back in December 2017, but looks like they may be offering ethnicity results for the free transfers during the beta test (it’s not clear if you get to keep the ethnicity results after the beta test ends and it doesn’t appear those who upload after the beta test will get them without paying some kind of upgrade fee) after your transfer processes (estimated between August 8 – October 31, 2018 for the free transfers to process; they are rolling them out in small groups). You would have to order a kit from LivingDNA to get those benefits. They are partnering with FindMyPast and FindMyPast will be offering LivingDNA kits packaged with FindMyPastDNA (or some similar language) at some point, similar to how MyHeritageDNA uses FTDNA kits with MyHeritage logo on the package. They are slowly rolling out matching starting August 8, 2018 and plan on finishing by sometime in October 2018. One transferred results are showing a single match, but only one has finished processing as of June 1, 2019 and it only has one match. Two of the transfers has zero (0) matches!

MyHeritageDNA https://www.myheritage.com/dnaSale Ends June 10, 2019$59 sale price + free shipping if you order 2+ kits in one order; Amazon for $69.00* (still valid as of  June 7, 2019) with free shipping and FTDNA‘s Amazon (see above) price may be cheaper so check both places. GroupOn: https://www.groupon.com/deals/n-myheritage-dna-kit sale price $55.00 as of June 7, 2019. MyHeritageDNA accepts free limited transfers from FTDNA as well as from AncestryDNA, LivingDNA, and 23andMe (including v5 chip now). They made some major changes to those who upload raw data transfers after November 30, 2018); it won’t affect you if you uploaded your raw data before December 16, 2018 as they are grandfathering in people who upload raw data before December 16, 2018 and they will retain full access.Free limited transfer of raw data from many other DNA companies although if you have a paid MyHeritage subscription, the full upgrade is supposed to be free.

Rite Aid: https://www.riteaid.com/shop/23andme-genetic-personal-service 23andMe KIT ONLY $29.99 (lab fees are $70 or $170 depending on if you want health reports). Having a Holiday Sale. Promo Code available to SAVE 20% off with Promo Code SAVE20 (Promo Code and discount change every few days). Still available as of June 7, 2019, but should be ending soon although they frequently replace it with a different Promo Code.

Silverberry Genomix: https://silverberrygenomix.com/  Received an e-mail with discount, but not sure if it’s available for those who didn’t receive the e-mail. Some kits on sale, check website; Amazon; Amazon link for all Silverberry Genomix products available, usually with free shipping – check to see if any kits are on sale on Amazon. If you upload your 23andMe, AncestryDNA, or FamilyTree DNA (FTDNA) raw data, you can get a Basic Wellness Report that includes 10 free reports and is available without a discount code. You can also get the Basic Wellness Report (BWR) if you order a kit from Silverberry Genomix. Keeping in the Sale Section because you can get a limited BWR free.

Target:https://www.target.com/p/23andme-personal-ancestry-dna-test-kit-lab-fee-included/-/A-53450926 They are offering 23andMe basic Ancestry/Ethnicity kit (the $99.99 test) regular price $99.99. Lab fee is included.

TeloYears https://www.teloyears.com/home/ regular prices for some things, but a limited time sale price for other things https://www.teloyears.com/home/products.html?uid=09290167Ecrf491i9 (price still valid as of June 7, 2019 although deal can vary from time to time). TeloYears Health regular price $99; TeloYears Health + Ancestry $169 (regular price $199, but seems to be a standard discount as opposed to a sale price). They also do the TribeCode (see below) tests. Not available on Amazon.

Veritas Genetics: https://www.veritasgenetics.com/ No sales. They occasionally run sales.

Vitagene: https://vitagene.com up to 20% off Father’s Day Sale – ends June 16, 2019 (sale still going June 7, 2019)

Current sales: https://vitagene.com/shop/products-include-dna-test-kits/

Health Reports for diet, fitness, and supplementation + Ancestry + free 15 minute nutritional phone consultation. Regular price $99; on sale for $79. Believe this is the same report available on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Vitagene-DNA-Test-Kit-Ancestry/dp/B01NCISWQT (sale price on Amazon is $79.00* as of June 7, 2019 – check for coupon as they sometimes have $10.00 off coupon deal on Amazon)- price may or may not be cheaper on Amazon as they love to raise and lower the prices on a regular basis.

All in 1 Bundle for diet, fitness, skin report, and supplementation + Ancestry + free 15 minute nutritional phone consultation. Regular price $129, on sale for $99.

Vitality Bundle for diet, fitness, skin report, and supplementation + Ancestry + + 90 days of 4 personalized supplement + free 15 minute nutritional phone consultation. Regular price $245; on sale for $169.

If you already have a DNA test from another company, you may be able to get Health Reports for $49 or Vigor Bundle for $149.

End of Vitagene Tests

Walgreens Sale: https://www.walgreens.com/store/c/23andme-personal-genetic-service-saliva-collection-kit/ID=prod6331361-product – $29.99 (kit only) as of June 7, 2019 with possible discount Again, lab fees are $70 or $170 depending on if you want health reports. Extra savings may be available if you spend enough money to qualify for the discount.

WeGene https://www.wegene.com/en/ free upload if you tested with 23andMe (including v5 chip) or AncestryDNA; regular price if you need to order a kit from WeGene (it’s a Chinese company and you would need to figure out the exchange rate if you buy a kit from them and also probably need a way to read Chinese since the main WeGene is in Chinese). For now, they don’t accept FTDNAMyHeritageLivingDNA, etc. It includes basic to intermediate haplogroup(s) – mtDNA and Y-DNA (males only).

DNA companies not offering sales at this time (note – some are included above as they may have sales going on):

23andMe (see Sale Section above) https://www.23andme.com/ Ancestry (ethnicity) only kit regular price $99Amazon link: https://www.amazon.com/23andMe-Ancestry-Personal-Genetic-Service/dp/B01LZ5K87Z/ – regular price $99.00; Amazon has Ancestry + Health – https://www.amazon.com/23andMe-DNA-Test-Ancestry-collection/dp/B01G7PYQTM/  regular price $199.00.

AncestryDNA (see Sale Section above)https://www.ancestry.com/dna/ – as noted in the Test on Sale section above, I don’t know if the price showing on my Ancestry account is one available to everybody or only sent to a group of members. $99 – regular price if you only order 1 test; as of  the date of this blog post, it’s not on sale on Amazon (price can vary almost daily, click on the link or see the Sale Section above). Worth noting sometimes Ancestry sends individual e-mails to small groups of its users that includes DNA sale prices, but those tend to be limited to the people who received the e-mails. Also, check EBay as you can often find AncestryDNA kits cheaper on it, usually in the $45 – 55 range and shipping may or may not be free.

DNAFit (See Sale Section above) https://www.dnafit.com/us/store/ (See Sale Section above for DNAFit tests on sale) –

Non-sale prices tend to be:

Fitness Diet Pro $299.99
Fitness + Fat Burner $199.99
Fitness + Muscle Builder $199.99
Diet + Meal Planner $199.99

DNATribes http://www.dnatribes.com/  Company no longer selling kits. Website will go down later this year (Website still up as of June 7, 2019).

FamilyTree DNA (FTDNA)https://www.familytreedna.com/  See sale prices above under the Sales Section.

You can also check Amazon or EBay as other alternatives.
Family Finder regular price $79Amazon link: https://www.amazon.com/Family-Tree-DNA-Genetic-Ancestry/dp/B01NAQ1UCW $79.00 regular price
Family Finder + Y-37 (males only) regular price $248
Family Finder + Y-67 (males only) regular price $347
Family Finder + mtFull Sequence (males or females) regular price $278
Family Finder + Y-67 + mtFull Sequence (males only) regular price $546
Y-37 (males only) regular price $169
Y-67 (males only) regular price $268
Y-111 (males only) regular price $359
Big Y-500 (Y-111 + Big Y) (males only) Sale price $649 regular price $799
mtDNA Plus (male or female) regular price $89
mtFull Sequence (male or female) regular price $199

Full Genomes (FG or FGC) https://www.fullgenomes.com/; with prices based on which test you order. Also, project discounts are available, but you would have to contact FGC for details and pricing. The prices here tend to stay the same, but occasionally they will offer sales or change prices so always check with FGC before ordering. Not available on Amazon.
Whole Genome Sequencing 30x $1295 CLIA available; also available: 15x $645
Y Elite Ancestry Test for Men $425
Analysis of Y BAM files – males only (starts at $50 for BAM file analysis with several other analysis options available – https://www.fullgenomes.com/analysis-and-more/)
Long Read Whole Genome $2,900.00
Whole Genome Sequencing 20x $825
Exome Sequencing $525.00
DNA kits ($20.00) – doesn’t include any tests

GEDmatch/GEDmatch Genesis: https://www.gedmatch.com/login1.php (link still temporarily valid, but frozen so you can’t upload new kits there use  -> https://genesis.gedmatch.com/login1.php to upload raw data; free for most things like Matching, but access to Tier 1 tools costs $10.00/month.

GenePlaza https://www.geneplaza.com/ – no sale – they offer two choices – purchase a kit (regular price $145, but sometimes on sale for $85 (update September, 2018; to order a test, they refer you to GenCove, but the link to GenCove tells you they no longer sell the test) ; they were offering $6 credit (may no longer apply as of early September 2018) that applies to many, but not all, apps offered by GenePlaza) from them or free upload if you tested with most major DNA companies (23andMe, AncestryDNA, and GenCove – check with GenePlaza if you tested elsewhere) with small bonus (NOTE: credit may no longer be available: $3 credit if you do the free upload; $6 credit if you order a kit from them; (NOTE: credit may not apply to all apps offered) to spend on different apps they offer. Don’t see a price for how much the kit would cost if you needed to order one. App prices range from $1.49 to $5.49. Some of the individual tests are interesting enough to check out. Not available on Amazon.

Helix https://www.helix.com/ – Amazon link: Amazon list of Helix tests some of the individual tests are on sale (check above for the handful on sale, but you would need to check each one as the sales come and go on a regular basis.  For whatever reason, Helix doesn’t make it easy to view pricing for each test without opening each test individually which is a pain in the neck. This link, https://www.helix.com/store/all, gives you each test available, but you would need to check each test for current pricing. This link on my blog gives the Helix tests currently available on Helix: List of DNA Tests Offered Through Helix.

HomeDNA https://homedna.com/  Many of the below test kits are available at CVS Pharmacy, Rite Aid Pharmacy, Walgreens, and Wal-Mart which would save you any applicable shipping costs, but would be subject to local sales tax. Also, the kits available locally usually are only for the testing kit and you would need to pay additional lab processing fees to HomeDNA when you send in the kit. (Note: if you order a kit directly from HomeDNA, as opposed to doing a raw data upload from another company, it will be a cheek swab); some of the tests may be available on Amazon and on GroupOn.

The tests currently offered directly on HomeDNA are as follows with regular prices listed below :

Ancestry:
GPS Origins Ancestry Test $199.95 (looks at over 80,000 autosomal markers); also available on Amazon and Amazon price may be much cheaper. Sometimes available on GroupOn.
GPS Origins Ancestry Test – Upload Your Raw Data (can upload from most of the major DNA testing companies – AncestryDNA, 23andMe, FamilyTree DNA, Geno 2.0 but not 2.0 Next unless it was done by FamilyTree) $39.00 (number of markers depends on which company you transfer results from)
GPS Origins Ancestry Test – African Edition $199.00
GPS Origins Ancestry Test – Asian Edition $199.00
HomeDNA Starter Ancestry Test $69.00 (13 CODIS markers)
DNA Origins Maternal Lineage (mtDNA) $69.00 (HVR1, 2, and 3 regions – it’s not a full mtDNA test based on what other companies offer)
DNA Origins Paternal Lineage (Y-DNA) $69.00 (appears to look at 16 Y-STRs) – Males only
HomeDNA Advanced Ancestry Test $124.00 (appears to be a combination of Ancestry Test, Maternal Test, and Paternal Test)

Health and Beauty:
HomeDNA Food and Pet Sensitivity $99.00 (Nuts, Dairy, Wheat, Pets)
HomeDNA Healthy Weight $119.00
HomeDNA Skin Care $99.00
HomeDNA Paternity $164.00 (has both at-home or legal testing options – it doesn’t say, but I would expect legal testing to include additional fees – includes a child kit, a possible father kit, and biological mother kit (mother’s participation is optional, but recommended) Not for New York residents due to New York requirements for legal paternity testing.

Pets:
Mixed-Breed Dog Identification DNA Test and Life Plan $125.00 (learn about your mixed-breed dog’s lineage)
Cat DNA Health Screen and Life Plan $125.00 (screen your cat for over 40 genetic diseases and traits)
Dog DNA Health Screen and Life Plan $125.00 (screen your dog for over 100 genetic diseases and traits)

End of HomeDNA list

Promethease https://www.promethease.com/ Regular price uploads start at $12 with some uploads running more if the raw data file size is larger than average (Genes for Good, for example). They have offered free uploads several times in the past and will probably do it again in the near future. Note: this isn’t a DNA test, but uses your raw data from other companies (23andMe, Ancestry, FTDNA, etc.) to generate reports.

Rite Aid: https://www.riteaid.com/shop/23andme-genetic-personal-service KIT ONLY $29.99 (lab fees are $70 or $170 depending on if you want health reports.). See Sale Section above for possible discounts.

TeloYears https://www.teloyears.com/home/ prices: TeloYears Health $99 TeloYears Health + Ancestry $169 (regular price $199, but seems to be a standard discount as opposed to a sale price). They also do the TribeCode (see below) tests. Not available on Amazon. Temporarily in the Sales Section since it is offering a limited time sale right now.

TribeCode Tribecode$99 regular price for Advanced Ancestry; kit is ordered through TeloYears (see above) and appears to be the Ancestry/ethnicity portion only. Not available on Amazon. Once you order the kit from TeloYears and register it, you qualify to earn TribeCoins which can be used for a variety of purposes. You can also earn TribeCoins, by logging into TribeCode and going to the Community section. Logging in daily to TribeCode generally generates 1 TribeCoin/day.

uBiome https://ubiome.com/consumer/explorer/  regular prices ranging from $89 to $399 with new option for ExplorerGutPlus*** https://shop.ubiome.com/pages/explorer-plus (4 SmartGut tests delivered during the year for $399 sale price, regular price $799), depending on which tests you want run; sometimes goes on sale for a lot less. If you go with one of the subscription options, you get 20 – 25% discount; doesn’t apply to ExplorerGutPlus, but does apply to the other options in the first uBiome link above. This isn’t a regular genealogical DNA test like many of the others listed in this post. It checks between 1 and 5 sites for bacterial DNA (mouth, skin, nose, genital, gut). I have taken this test in the past when it was on sale as I was curious as to what it would show. Interestingly, some insurance companies will pay some of the cost. Click on this link: https://ubiome.com/clinical/smartgut/ and see if your insurance company will cover it. The Smart Gut kit is only one of the sites (gut, specifically, a stool sample). The beta ended so they are no longer writing off what’s not covered by insurance (ended mid-August 2018), but you can still check and see how much it would cost based on what your insurance covers. Shame they haven’t figured out a way to get insurance companies to cover the other four sites yet. I have done the Smart Gut kit a number of times over the last 3 years.

***From the link:

How does ExplorerPlus™ differ from SmartGut™?

ExplorerPlus is a wellness product that offers a broader view into your microbiome, providing more comprehensive information about your microbiome for wellness, using a patented combination of full metagenomic and marker-based sequencing.

SmartGut**** is a medical test ordered by a doctor and reimbursed by insurance, processed in our CLIA-licensed and CAP-accredited laboratory. SmartGut helps you and your doctor better understand your symptoms for gut conditions, including IBD, IBS, Crohn’s, and ulcerative colitis, providing you and your doctor valuable insights to help guide diagnosis and treatment. It also examines risk factors for health conditions like diabetes, obesity, and kidney stones.

****More comprehensive microbiome access also coming to SmartGut!

Veritas https://www.veritasgenetics.com/ See Sale Section above.  Here’s a link to their 30x read DNA kit: https://www.veritasgenetics.com/mygenome. Regular price $999 for their 30x read. For additional information, here’s a link to the company’s PDF: https://www.veritasgenetics.com/sites/default/files/media/documents/VG_ProductOnePager_myGenome_email.pdf – Not available on Amazon.

WeGene https://www.wegene.com/en/ free upload if you tested with 23andMe (including v5 chip) or AncestryDNA; regular price if you need to order a kit from WeGene (it’s a Chinese company and you would need to figure out the exchange rate if you buy a kit from them). For now, they don’t accept FTDNA, etc. It includes basic to intermediate haplogroup(s) – mtDNA and Y-DNA (males only). Have WeGene in the Sale and non-Sale sections since you can order a kit for them at regular price if you don’t use AncestryDNA or 23andMe free upload option. Not available on Amazon. It’s also in the Sales Section since you can upload raw data from 23andMe (including v5 chip) and AncestryDNA free. Exchange rate was around $60 – 70 when I checked at different times.

YSEQ.net https://www.yseq.net/ regular prices as YSEQ rarely does sales although they occasionally will do a sale. Will continue checking in case they do a sale for DNA Day. Prices range, depending on if you want an individual Y-DNA SNP or various STR ranges, mtDNA (several options) to a 15x read, 30xread, or 50xread full DNA test. 15x read: $740; 30x read: (+ $600 above 15x read price) ; 50x read: (+$1,430 above 15x read price) ; Other Extras (price is in addition to whatever read you order) add $90 if you want USB drive sent to you (otherwise, you can download your results through a link for no additional cost); Sanger extra Y-DNA results (up to 10 Y-DNA SNPs): $100; you receive 4 cheek swabs and you need to use all four and mail them back to YSEQ. Individual SNPs tend to run $18. YSEQ also offers Y-STR testing, mtDNA, and Haplogroup panels. It’s a good alternative to FTDNA in some ways, but doesn’t offer matching. It is a great way to cheaply verify Y-DNA comparisons between males who should share Y-DNA. For the full DNA test, they’re offering a 23andMe type autosomal raw data option that may be usable on sites that accept 23andMe transfers. Located in Germany. Cheek swab

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Gaming Sunday June 16, 2019

AS ALWAYS, CHECK PRICES BEFORE ORDERING as sales can end or prices change before I update them. Also, some sales only have so many items or keys available for purchase so the sale ends as soon as they run out of items or keys.

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Week 31 Gaming Sunday Week – will do my best to update as needed. The quote below is from my first Gaming Sunday Week post: Gaming Sunday Week of September 30, 2018.

While I will post gaming stuff (RPGs, Wargames, Board Games, Card Games, Computer/Console Games) at other times during the week, I decided to start doing a Gaming Sunday Weekly Post. Among other things, it will include Bundle of Holding (https://bundleofholding.com – generally 3 – 5 bundles active at a time) and Humble Bundle (https://www.humblebundle.com/ – generally around 5 – 6 bundles active, not including the tons of other sale items that aren’t bundles and a number of bundles that exceeds what I can add here without making it longer than it’s worth) items in this post; some of which won’t be gaming related. I will update the post during the week as bundles go off sale and new bundles come on sale. I won’t be including all of the sale items on Humble Bundle as it can easily exceed a reasonable amount. The good news is you can save an item that has been on sale to a Wish List and you will be notified if and when it comes on sale again. For example, this game was recently on sale: https://www.humblebundle.com/store/search?sort=bestselling&search=mordor – it requires a birthdate if you click on the only game in the list; the sale is over, but you can add it to your Wish List.

I will also include any crowdsources that are gaming related, from Kickstarter, Patreon, IndieGoGo, GoFundMe, etc. For example, The Fantasy Trip by Steve Jackson on https://thefantasytrip.backerkit.com/hosted_preorders which was previously a Kickstarter project: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/sjgames/the-fantasy-trip-old-school-roleplaying.

Axis and Allies – Zombie Edition: (Temporarily on Sale as of June 16, 2019 – Noble Knight)

Thanks to Noble Knight – https://www.nobleknight.com/P/2147736548/Axis-and-Allies—Zombies for sending me an e-mail about this latest version of Axis and Allies, a World War II board game with numerous editions, including unofficial ones on sites like: http://www.historicalboardgaming.com/ – see http://www.historicalboardgaming.com/Custom-Maps-Games_c_90.html for some examples.

Here’s the official Avalon Hill (AH) site for the game: http://avalonhill.wizards.com/games/axis-and-allies/zombies. And here’s AH’s Rules PDF for the game: http://media.wizards.com/2018/ah/AAZ-Rulebook.pdf

BackerKit: https://www.backerkit.com/ (for creators and backers of projects) If you backed a project, you can find it at https://www.backerkit.com/are_you_a_backer and some of the companies allow you to pre-order even if you didn’t back a game.

It’s one of several pledge managers used by the different crowdfunding sites. CrowdOx – https://crowdox.com/ and Pledge Managerhttps://signin.pledgemanager.com are other choices made by some campaigns. Additional pledge managers include Gamefound.com – https://gamefound.com/, FluentPM.com – https://www.fluentpm.com/, and Jet Backer – https://platform.jetbacker.com/. mentioned in this post: Interesting Articles about Pledge Managers.

The Fantasy Trip Adventures BackerKit: here’s the Kickstarter campaign for it: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/warehouse23/the-fantasy-trip-adventures?ref=user_menu. This is different from the earlier Kickstarter campaign and they already have a new Kickstarter campaign going. Here’s the old one, but it’s no longer available: https://thefantasytrip.backerkit.com/hosted_preorders/ – ended November 1, 2018. This is a follow-up to The Fantasy Trip Kickstarter project: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/sjgames/the-fantasy-trip-old-school-roleplaying.

World of Warcraft Diary: if you go to https://thewowdiary.backerkit.com/, it will include the following link for those who didn’t back it: https://thewowdiary.backerkit.com/hosted_preorders. You can also view the campaign at https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/whenitsready/the-world-of-warcraft-diary-0

The World of Warcraft Diary

If you missed Kickstarter’s most-funded nonfiction book in history, you can order it here! The WoW Diary was written by the game’s first level designer and covers the story behind making Vanilla WoW. With over 130 behind-the-scenes images and 336 full-color pages, it is the must-have book about game development.

Bundle of Holding Bundles available (as of June 16, 2019) – NOTE: sometimes the bundle price will drop a little bit from the previous day,  but usually the bundle prices tend to go up a lot more than they go down):

Bundle(s) available on Bundle of Holding:

Tékumel: https://bundleofholding.com/presents/Tekumel.

Adventurer! This Tékumel Bundle presents the astonishing science fantasy tabletop roleplaying campaign setting Tékumel created by Professor M.A.R. Barker (1929-2012). Unmatched in its depth and intricacy, Tékumel is a far-future world of 14 intelligent species, inventive and flavorful cultures, ancient technology, psychic powers, a history spanning 30 millennia, and several constructed languages. The Tékumel Foundation has authorized this bargain-priced introduction to Barker’s magnificent world, with two complete roleplaying games, maps, histories, journals, and — a first for the Bundle of Holding — language books!Any gathering of published Tékumel material is really a “starter collection,” but for just US$6.95 you get all eight titles in this particular Starter Collection (retail value $37) as DRM-free .PDF ebooks, including the complete Empire of the Petal Throne RPG; maps of the Five Empires and the city of Jakálla; the histories The Ever-Glorious Empire and Deeds of the Ever-Glorious; and a compilation of lore from Professor Barker’s own long-running campaign, Notes From the Thursday Night Group.

And if you pay more than the threshold price of $19.43 (as of June 16, 2019), you’ll level up and also get our entire Bonus Collection with seven more titles worth an additional $50, including the complete two-volume Swords & Glory RPG (Gamescience, 1983-84) plus its Combat and Sorcery Summary; two linguistic treatises, The Tsolyáni Language and Tsolyáni Primer; and both issues of the Tékumel Journal.

(Most of these files are .PDF image scans of the original 1970s and ’80s hardcopies. The text is crisp and readable, but no optical character recognition has been applied.)

Learn more about our offers at our official blog, Beyond the Bundle.

 

The Good FightTen percent of your payment (after payment gateway fees) will be donated to this offer’s designated charity, the Wildlife Conservation Society.

Mutant Epoch: https://bundleofholding.com/presents/MutantEpoch

Adventurer! The Mutant Epoch Bundle presents William McAusland’s gonzo post-apocalyptic tabletop roleplaying game The Mutant Epoch from Outland Arts. In the twisted future of 24th-Century America, engineered humans form “dig teams” with Aberrationist mutants, free-willed android mercenaries, and self-aware robots to uncover relic treasures in Ancient ruins. Through force of arms these excavators survive against barbaric skullocks, warmorts, moaners, reptili, and bipedal rats. Grab your gasmask, knee pads, crossbow, and junk armor, and answer the pleas of hard-pressed humanity in a world of post-apocalypse adventure.For just US$7.95 you get all three titles in our Starter Collection (retail value $40) as DRM-free .PDF ebooks, including the complete The Mutant Epoch Hub Rules (core rulebook), the Crossroads Region Gazetteer, and Mutant Bestiary One.And if you pay more than the threshold price of $18.60 (as of June 16, 2019), you’ll level up and also get our entire Bonus Collection with five more sourcebooks and scenarios worth an additional $49, including the location guide Pitford: Gateway to the Ruins, the Creatures of the Apocalypse Codex, the adventures The Mall of Doom and Beyond Red Crater, and Excavator Monthly Compendium.Learn more about our offers at our official blog, Beyond the Bundle.
The Good FightTen percent of your payment (after payment gateway fees) will be donated to this offer’s designated charity, Doctors Without Borders.

Fantasy Hero 4E & 5E Essentials: https://bundleofholding.com/presents/FH5Essentials

 

Hero! This Fantasy Hero Classic Essentials Bundle presents the core HERO System tabletop roleplaying game rulebooks for the Fourth and Fifth Edition Fantasy Hero lines from Hero Games, 1990-2009. The HERO System underpins Champions, The Super Roleplaying Game. These endlessly flexible rules let you create any magical spell, item, or character you can imagine. Fantasy Hero works well for all kinds of fantasy: high, low, urban, sword and sorcery, and everything else.For just US$7.95 you get all five titles in this offer’s Core Collection (retail value $44) as DRM-free .PDF ebooks, including the complete Fantasy Hero corebook for HERO System Fifth Edition, plus the Fantasy Hero Grimoire and Grimoire II: Lost Magic and the bestiary Monsters, Minions, and Marauders — and we’ve thrown in the Hero Sidekick rules, in case you’ve misplaced your Fifth Edition rulebook.And if you pay more than this offer’s threshold price of $18.20, you’ll level up and also get this offer’s entire Bonus Collection with seven more titles worth an additional $53, including the 1990 Fantasy Hero campaign book for Champions Fourth Edition (the “Big Blue Book”) along with both 4E Companions; both volumes of the Asian Bestiary; and the location book Fantasy Hero Battlegrounds along with Map Archive I – Martial Arts and Fantasy, which has floor plans for all the locations in Battlegrounds. (We previously presented the Archive in our original November 2013 HERO System Bundle.)Then check our companion offer now in progress, Fantasy Hero Settings, with campaign sourcebooks compatible with any edition of Fantasy Hero.Learn more about our offers at our official blog, Beyond the Bundle. 
The Good Fight Ten percent of each payment (after payment gateway fees) for these two Fantasy Hero offers will be evenly split between the two charities designated by Jason Walters of Hero Games, the Electronic Frontier Foundation and Down Home Ranch.

Fantasy Hero Settings: https://bundleofholding.com/presents/FH5Settings

Look sharp, hero: This Fantasy Hero Settings collection is the second of two offers now in progress featuring Fantasy Hero tabletop roleplaying campaign supplements and sourcebooks for HERO System Fourth and Fifth Edition from Hero Games, 1990-2009. If you haven’t already purchased our first offer, Fantasy Hero Classic Essentials, start there first to get the core .PDF rulebooks and essential grimoires. Then return here for this Fantasy Hero Settings collection, a wide-ranging assortment of location supplements that adapt the all-encompassing Fantasy Hero rules to high, low, urban, Celtic, and sword-and-sorcery fantasy. Though published for Fifth Edition, these sourcebooks work with any edition of the HERO System.For just US$7.95 you get all four ebook supplements in this offer’s Starter Collection (retail value $39), including Urban Fantasy Hero; Nobles, Knights, and Necromancers; The Book of Dragons; and Enchanted Items.And if you pay more than this offer’s threshold price of $16.75, you’ll level up and also get this offer’s entire Bonus Collection with four campaign setting sourcebooks worth an additional $40, including The Turakian Age, The Valdorian Age, The Atlantean Age, and Tuala Morn.Learn more about our offers at our official blog, Beyond the Bundle.
The Good Fight Ten percent of each payment (after payment gateway fees) for these two Fantasy Hero offers will be evenly split between the two charities designated by Jason Walters of Hero Games, the Electronic Frontier Foundation and Down Home Ranch.

 

Civilization Sales: SALE ENDED. Will keep the link up for when it comes back on sale later. Check Fanatical.com, Steam, and Humble Bundle as one of those will often a sale that’s not listed on the Civilization website.

This is for sales on the Civilization website: https://civilization.com/sale/ (nothing on sale as of May 26, 2019 so you will get a 404 error when you click on the link and a sale is not active). May or may not be on sale at Fanatical.com (a few Civ 5 and Civ 6 items on sale on different days, it varies widely) or Humble Bundle, but it has been recently on sale at both and occasionally goes back on sale.

Civilization VI (aka Civ 6 or Civ VI) regular price $59.99. 

Civilization VI Digital Deluxe Edition regular price $79.99.

Digital Deluxe Edition Includes:

Civilization VI Standard Edition

Vikings Scenario Pack

Poland Civilization & Scenario Pack

Australia Civilization & Scenario Pack

Persia and Macedon Civilization & Scenario Pack

Nubia Civilization & Scenario Pack

Khmer and Indonesia Civilization & Scenario Pack

 

DriveThru RPG (DTRPG) and its sister sites: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/

They are generally daily sales on DTRPG which you can get e-mail notices if you sign up for them; same for the sister sites. They often place Deal of the Day in the top right corner of the homepage, but the link varies daily.

Don’t know when this ends, but this sale (two links) is up to 66% off:  https://www.drivethrurpg.com/featured.php?promotion_id=ENPub-03.19 with an additional link to https://www.drivethrurpg.com/browse/pub/87/EN-Publishing.

DTRPG links: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/ See also:

DTRPG sales: see below.

Savings on Dark Places and Demogorgonshttps://www.drivethrurpg.com/browse/pub/9721/Bloat-Games No word on when the sale ends; it started November 9, 2018 and still has some items on sale as of June 16, 2019.

Fanatical.com Bundles and Sales Available: https://www.fanatical.com/en/bundle – seven (7) bundles available as of June 16, 2019 – tends to vary day to day so check back every day to see what’s available. Main site: https://www.fanatical.com/.

You will need a Steam account – https://store.steampowered.com/ to access many of  the games offered by Fanatical.com. Several new bundles not listed below.

Week-end Sale: https://www.fanatical.com/en/publishers/aspyr?GSCsource=aspyr+04012019 (still available as of June 16, 2019) – tends to vary over time as to which titles are offered and how big the discounts for the titles.

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Bundle: https://www.fanatical.com/en/bundle/middle-earth-shadow-of-mordor-bundle. Sale price: $4.99 (regular price $19.99). Not seeing an end date (still available as of June 16, 2019). Considered Mature Audience only.

Windows OS System Requirements:

Minimum:

  • OS: 64-bit: Vista SP2, Win 7 SP1, Win 8.1
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-750, 2.67 GHz | AMD Phenom II X4 965, 3.4 GHz
  • Memory: 3 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 | AMD Radeon HD 5850
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Hard Drive: 44 GB available space

Recommended:

  • OS: 64-bit: Win 7 SP1, Win 8.1
  • Processor: Intel Core i7-3770, 3.4 GHz | AMD FX-8350, 4.0 GHz
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 | AMD Radeon HD 7950
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Hard Drive: 57 GB available space

GoFundMe:

There are numerous GoFundMe, https://www.gofundme.com/, gaming opportunities out there – https://www.gofundme.com/mvc.php?route=homepage_norma/search&term=gaming although you may need to narrow it down quite a bit if you have a particular gaming interest.

Rasing to Upgrade The Bipolar Writer Blog: https://www.gofundme.com/rasing-to-upgrade-the-bipolar-writer-blog

Not a gaming GoFundMe, but once to help authors out. Thought it was worth including as it shows how a small campaign ($425 is the goal) may work for some. Up to $355, not counting donations given outside of GoFundMe. See also his Patreon account below.

Ellerium Games: https://www.gofundme.com/ellerium-games. This is a hobby/game store in Scotland. £470 of £15,000 goal raised by 14 backers.

Brief blurb from the above link:

We are a small board game store based in Inverness, Scotland.

We have been a big member of the board game and trading card game community over the last 3 years.

We have seen our share of hardships and issues in setting up the store. after 3 years of operating we have now hit a tipping point of what to do next.

We are looking to secure fund for refurbishment and upgrade of the gaming space and to help us invest in developing our stock range.

Humble Bundle Bundles Available (as of June 16, 2019) –  https://www.humblebundle.com/ (6 bundles available – can vary from day to day) also check on Humble Bundle’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/humblebundle/ as they are good about adding sale items that aren’t part of the highlighted bundles. The good news is you have this option if you don’t like the nonprofit chosen by the organizer: ” If you would like to support a different charity, select a new one from our database of thousands.”

Latest Humble Bundle offerings (in order by newest added):

New Weekly Sale: https://www.humblebundle.com/store/?hmb_source=humble_home&hmb_medium=product_tile&hmb_campaign=mosaic_section_1_layout_index_1_layout_type_twos_tile_index_1 (not an affiliate link). Many games to choose from.

Civilization VI Deluxe: https://www.humblebundle.com/store/sid-meiers-civilization-6-digital-deluxe regular price $79.99.

Civilization VI: https://www.humblebundle.com/store/sid-meiers-civilization-6 regular price $59.99.

Civilization IV: The Complete Edition: https://www.humblebundle.com/store/sid-meiers-civilization-iv-complete-edition regular price $29.99.

Civilization III Complete: https://www.humblebundle.com/store/sid-meiers-civilization-iii-complete regular price $4.99.

Many of the other Sid Meier’s Civilizationhttps://www.humblebundle.com/store/search?sort=bestselling&search=meiers%20civilization

Other Humble Bundle Links (way too many to list all of them; some of these can change daily so I will highlight only a few and may include some that aren’t on sale):

On Sale (you can filter it a number of different ways, including Top Discounts, Bestselling, Alphabetically, Release Date, New Releases, Genres, Platform, DRM): https://www.humblebundle.com/store/search?sort=discount&filter=onsale

Sid Meier’s Civilization (ranging from Civilization III to VI and a few others); some on sale at the moment on Humble Bundle, also available at Fanatical.com https://www.fanatical.com/en/search?search=meier%20civilization), but I like the Civ series of games): https://www.humblebundle.com/store/search?sort=bestselling&search=sid%20meier%20civilization&genre=Strategy. It is sometimes on sale through the Civilization Sale website: https://civilization.com/sale/

Indiegogo Projects: mostly Gaming related: https://www.indiegogo.com/ Try https://www.indiegogo.com/explore/all?project_type=all&project_timing=all&sort=trending&q=gaming and narrow down as needed.

Indiegogo Products on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Amazon-Launchpad-Collection-Indiegogo/b?node=12034484011&tag=indiegogo-20 (not an affiliate link)

Demons: A Star Trek Fan Film: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/demons-a-star-trek-fan-film–2/ The latest Star Trek fan film; ended in mid April 2019. $6,505 pledged of $8,500 goal.
Convergence – a Star Trek Fan Film Indiegogo Campaign: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/convergence-a-star-trek-fan-film#/. Ended November 3, 2018. $7,385 of $5,500 pledged (fully  backed as of November 2, 2018). Will keep pending updates on Backerkit which hasn’t shown up yet.
According to https://fanfilmfactor.com/2018/10/27/convergence-releases-one-of-the-best-crowd-funding-videos-ive-ever-seen/, this is the secondprise (their word, not mine) “ask” video they have ever seen:
This 3-minute vignette is now my second favorite crowd-funding “ask” video ever.  Why is it my second favorite?  Well, nothing will likely ever surpass this video (and the four that came after it) from Star Trek Continues‘ “Kirkstarter 2.0.”  But the reason this Convergence video gets the secondprise (get it?), is because it has so much fun while asking folks to donate.
They recommend bookmarking it if you plan on any sort of crowdfunding/sourcing campaign.

Fairytale the Roleplaying Game Indiegogo Project: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/fairytale-the-roleplaying-game/x/19581145#/. I gave more information in this blog post: Fairytale the Roleplaying Game on Indiegogo. The project owner shows Oulu, Finland for location. Ended November 9, 2018 unfunded. Hopefully, they will bring it back as it sounded like a promising RPG.

Kickstarter Projects – Gaming Related for the most part, but will include non-gaming related items at times (frequently, shipping costs are NOT included if you back a project – so factor those into your budget): https://www.kickstarter.com/

Kickstarter Newest Campaigns: https://www.kickstarter.com/discover/newest?ref=discovery_overlay.

Zorro™: The Roleplaying Game: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/gallantknightgames/zorrotm-the-roleplaying-game I did a blog post on this game Zorro RolePlaying Game Kickstarter Campaign Ends February 22, 2019.

This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Fri, February 22 2019 6:00 PM CST. $32,124 pledged (as of February 24, 2019) of $15,000 goal; fully funded. Campaign over, waiting on pledge manager if they go that route – nothing showing up as of June 16, 2019.

Chimera Comics Cellar Door Sci-Fi and Horror Graphic Novel Anthology: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/chimerascomics/cellar-door-a-scifi-and-horror-graphic-novel-antho/ (sci-fi and horror collection, parental guidance advised). $8,477 pledged of $11,000 by 160 backers of campaign (as of November 23, 2018). Not mentioned in the article is the Live Stream October 31, 2018 about the campaign; you can get a free preview (link is a bit down the Kickstarter page, or try https://mailchi.mp/chimerascomics.com/look-in-the-cellar – link shows as http://bit.ly/lookinthecellar which redirects to the Mail Chimp link I added). If you pledged $20 or more in the first 72 hours of the campaign, then you get an exclusive item, 8.5″ x 11″ print (shipping is another $2 for U.S. addresses):

Thousand Year Old Vampire Kickstarter RPG Campaign: Late Backers accepted (still available as of June 16, 2019) – https://shop.trycelery.com/page/d3060069-61df-4789-a974-f4e1fc9a499d; original campaign https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/timh/thousand-year-old-vampire-a-roleplaying-game Ended November 16, 2018 1:15 AM CST. Fully funded: $37,102 pledged by 1,423 backers of $500 goal. Several F-bombs in the Kickstarter description although that’s because one of the items available if you back at $35 or higher is a LARP book with it in the title.

The game mechanics are simple and intuitive. Play progresses semi-randomly through a book of Prompts which let you explore your vampire’s wants and needs, resolve problems, and chart the decline into senescence. Play can happen entirely within the character sheet or can become a journaling activity–both work equally well.

Vampires, for the purposes of this game, can mean nearly anything that is functionally immortal, doesn’t like daylight, and preys on humans for sustenance. I like Montague Summers-type vampires myself, but this system is designed to be flexible.

All you need is the book or PDF, a d10, and a d6. This is a solo game for you to play in lonely places wrapped in darkness, but can be played multiplayer if you like. Play can take from one to three hours, depending on how you go about things.

Chibi Siblings of Conflict Kickstarter Campaign: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/674003445/chibi-siblings-of-conflict-miniatures. Ended November 15, 2018. $12,051 pledged of $2,300 goal; 181 backers. Fully funded! Leaving up temporarily. Late Backers link: https://app.crowdox.com/projects/674003445/chibi-siblings-of-conflict-miniatures (still available as of June 16, 2019).

Americana RPG Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/sandypuggames/americana-1: Campaign ended, but you can follow if you want to order and missed the cut-off. They will be doing a video update in the near future – will link to it once they add it. Still waiting on a pledge manager (Backerkit, etc.) to show up as of June 16, 2019.

Americana RPG is a new RPG being developed by Sandy Pug Games: http://www.sandypuggames.com/. They started a Kickstarter campaign at https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/sandypuggames/americana-1. I added it to Gaming Sunday Week of October 21, 2018. Fully funded ($12,574 pledged of $6,800 goal) as of November 1, 2018 and ended Thursday, November 1, 2018 9:54 AM CDT. You can follow along if you were interested and didn’t back it. Here are some more links for Sandy Pug Games link for all of their DriveThru RPG (DTRPG) products: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/browse/pub/7386/Sandy-Pug-Games. You can also follow them on Twitter at: https://twitter.com/SandyPugGames and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/SandyPugGames/.

It’s an unusual concept for an RPG (“A game of teenage rebellion and murder in a fantastical 50s that never was” – from the Kickstarter campaign), but you can get a free quick preview from DriveThru RPG (DTRPG): https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/256782/Americana–Preview-Quickplay-Pack?manufacturers_id=7386. You can also download the file at https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1lpbN1YtyQ9J2yhGLtEfi43JjI9PqD9Hd.

From the DTRPG link:

Americana is an RPG set in a fantasy, inclusive 1950s small town, somewhere in the United States. Your best friend is dead, and you think it’s murder. Gather their other friends, follow the clues and investigate your town full of magic, wonder, gangs and risks to track down the killer and bring them to justice. Take control of one of 6 archetypes (Jock, Nerd, Outsider, New Kid, Artist, Royal) each with their own unique strengths and abilities, build Your Dead Friend, the victim of this murder, whose abilities and inspiration will aid you in discovering the truth behind their grisly fate, and build an incredible, magical town full of fantasy and wonder to explore.

The game takes place in a 50s vastly different than the one we’re used to. For a start, the world is full of magic. Orcs and Dwarves are going steady at the drive-in, Elves and Dragons are taking a trip to Look-out Point and your principal is a kindly skeleton that fought against Charlemagne. The world is also massively more progressive than the 50s ever was, systemic oppression of marginalized people is an alien concept in the world of Americana.

This is a free quickplay set that shows off some of the systems and world of Americana and hopefully get you excited for the full product. It includes just about everything you need to get started with your own murder mystery – some small lore details, character sheets and a stripped back version of the full rules.

If this catches your interest, Americana is already 100% funded on Kickstarter, so head on over and check out some of our reward tiers and stretch goals – which include a super sentai, power rangers inspired twist on the core setting and rules!

Bunnies and Barrows 3rd Edition Kickstarter: Campaign has ended; should be a Backerkit added in the near future; may be a bit as they are going to conventions soon. I posted about it at https://upsdownsfamilyhistory.wordpress.com/2018/10/09/bunnies-and-barrows-3rd-edition-rpg-kickstarter/. Fully funded with over $36,403 (785 backers) pledged for a $12,000 campaign. Leaving the link below active for now. Campaign ended, but will keep it up for when they open the Backerkit portion. It’s on BackerKit if you pledged, but don’t see a link for late backers as of June 16, 2019.

You can find the Kickstarter campaign for 3rd edition Bunnies and Burrows RPG at https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/froggodgames/bunnies-and-burrows. It ends October 25, 2018 1:01 AM.

Have you ever wanted to play a role-playing game (RPG) where you were a rabbit,  raccoon, squirrel, chipmunk, skunk, porcupine, opossum, jackrabbit, or armadillo? If so, Bunnies and Burrows (B&B) 3rd edition is the RPG for you. There is a Wikipedia article on the earlier editions of B&B: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bunnies_%26_Burrows.

The latest incarnation of Bunnies and Burrows was taken over by another gaming company that released a B&B Light version https://froggodgames.com/frogs/product-category/bunnies-burrows/ (free PDF also available on DTRPGhttps://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/226680/Bunnies–Burrows-Light which is also the gaming company behind the Kickstarter campaign.

DNA of the Greatest Warriors in History Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/altavilla/dna-of-the-greatest-warriors-in-historynot gaming related although an argument could be made that warriors are RPG and Wargaming related. Goal (all or nothing): Campaign ended: Amazingly this project was funded since November 24, 2018, it was a long way from getting funded:

Here’s a good projection of how it turned around: https://www.kicktraq.com/projects/altavilla/dna-history-opening-a-tomb-of-four-great-warriors/#chart-exp-projection – click on the tabs to see different aspects.

As of December 2, 2018: project ended:

NOK 103,358 pledged of NOK 100,000 goal

23 backers

compared to November 24, 2018:

$2,562 pledged of $11,941 goal (these amounts change even when no additional pledges are added depending on the exchange rate)

 

16 backers (as of November 24, 2018)

 

with end date of December 2, 2018.

Noble Knight Sales:

Current Sale: https://www.nobleknight.com/  may vary from day to day; some items still available as of June 16, 2019. Major sale available as of June 16, 2019 – https://www.nobleknight.com/Featured

Patreon Projects: https://www.patreon.com/

Not too many at present listed below. Too many possibilities, but if you search on Patreon, you may find one or more projects that appeals to you, be it gaming or non-gaming.

Dyson Logos: https://www.patreon.com/dysonlogos. Dyson Logos is creating Hand-Drawn Maps for Fantasy RPGs. You can also find stuff on Dyson’s blog: https://dysonlogos.blog/.

Johnn Four: https://www.patreon.com/johnnfour

Here’s a gaming creator who’s on Patreon, Liz Danforth – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liz_Danforth, that works with both The Fantasy Trip and Tunnels and Trolls: https://www.patreon.com/posts/artists-20361636. She has a blog under the Blog Section below.

Death Wears Bunny Slippers (DWBS): https://www.patreon.com/dwbs. Occasional F-bombs and other profanity in the videos. Not exactly gaming related, but how many people can say they own an old nuclear missile silo? I mention DWBS on occasion as he’s an interesting guy and it’s on my Bucket List to own an old missile silo if I ever get the chance. If nothing else, I hope to visit his silo one day.

Esoteric Order of Roleplayershttps://www.patreon.com/esotericrp

The Esoteric Order of Roleplayers is an actual-play RPG podcast wherein a bunch of friends gather together every week to play role-playing games from off the beaten path. Many RPG actual-play ‘casts focus on D&D or Pathfinder; if you’re curious about a different sort of game, come here for a listen!

James Edgar Skye: https://www.patreon.com/JamesEdgarSkye (see GoFundMe for his Bipolar Blog under GoFundMe)

Morrus: https://www.patreon.com/1pa

WASD20: https://www.patreon.com/wasd20.

Blogs – mostly Gaming related: 

Atroll’s Entertainment (Ken St. Andre’s Blog): https://atroll.wordpress.com/

The Board Dame: https://theboarddame.com/

Deluxe Tunnels and Trolls blog: https://deluxetunnelsandtrolls.wordpress.com/

Gregorius21778 gaming blog: https://gregorius21778.wordpress.com/

James Edgar Skye Bipolar Blog: https://thebipolarwriter.blog/

Liz Danforth’s blog: http://www.lizdanforth.com/ – same Liz Danforth as under the Patreon section above.

Mike Hobbs’ game blog: https://meeples.wordpress.com/2016/03/21/mike-hobbs-gaming-blog/

No Rerolls: https://norerolls.co.uk/

T&T Delvers Tales: https://delvers.wordpress.com/ (Tunnels and Trolls)

Tangible Day: https://tangibleday.com/ (mix of gaming and other stuff)

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My Geocaching Journey Begins… — tallcardsfan

Thanks for joining me! I would like to read a blog of your logs. -bdg006 I second this! -catherinebatherine The beginning… I started geocaching after discovering it while wandering through Reddit. Love the idea of discovering secret treasure often hidden in plain sight. It’s so often stashed near a highly traveled route unnoticed by the […]

via My Geocaching Journey Begins… — tallcardsfan.

I haven’t gotten into geocachingWhat is Geocaching?, but mainly due to being limited to geocaches within my bicycle range although according to https://www.geocaching.com/, there are over 1,700 geocaches in the Wichita, Kansas area, Most of these won’t be close to where I live.

I also caution people to be careful if a geocache is on private property as not all property owners are okay with people trespassing to find a geocache.

 

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Fort Custer National Cemetery — Grandma’s Ramblings

My husband and I visited the Fort Custer National Cemetery today. We were impressed by the entrance to the cemetery. All along the main road were rows and rows of flags. This Avenue of Flags was dedicated May 26, 1986. It is composed of 152 flagpoles located along the main road, and an additional 50 […]

via Fort Custer National Cemetery — Grandma’s Ramblings.

 

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7 Islands No One Wants to Buy Even for $1 – YouTube Video

Some of these islands I might buy for $1 (USD) although mos of these islands sell for a lot more than $1 – 7 Islands No One Wants to Buy Even for $1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4X7hYE_Cg5o (about 10:00 minutes long).

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Celebrating Father’s Day when You’ve Lost a Child or Father – YouTube Video

I saw this on YouTubeCelebrating Father’s Day when You’ve Lost a Child or Father: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jJG8977b8P4 (about 29:18 minutes long).

I have a close family member who lost one of his children as well as his father.

 

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Knowing that You Have Extended Forgiveness — Matthew Winters (Honest Thoughts from a Pastor) – Forgiveness Sundays June 16, 2019

Tonight, I received a call from a man who called me pastor for almost a year. This man has been a blog topic before and a major source of encouragement. In the conversation, he mentioned a man in the church who despised me. This man would post derogatory remarks about me and the church on […]

via Knowing that You Have Extended Forgiveness — Matthew Winters (Honest Thoughts from a Pastor).

I chose this re-blog as my Forgiveness Sundays post this week.

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Celebrate Juneteenth by searching Freedmen’s Bureau Records – FamilySearch June 12, 2019

I saw this several days ago on FamilySearchCelebrate Juneteenth by searching Freedmen’s Bureau Records: https://www.familysearch.org/blog/en/juneteenth-day/.

Juneteenth is an important historical and joyous holiday that celebrates the abolition of slavery. It begins June 19 and lasts at least that day, a week, or an entire month.

What is Juneteenth?

The Juneteenth celebration commemorates June 19, 1865, when General Gordon Granger and 2,000 troops arrived in Galveston, Texas, to enforce the freeing of slaves. The celebration of Juneteenth (Emancipation Day) began in the streets of Galveston by the former slaves. Today, Juneteenth is celebrated by millions of people throughout the nation.

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What are the Freedmen’s Bureau Records?

In March of 1865, the Federal Government created the Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, later renamed the Freedmen’s Bureau. The goal of the Bureau was to help 4 million slaves make the transition to freedom.

The Freedmen’s Bureau had vast responsibilities. It provided needful services including rations, medical care, employment assistance, and support for education. Two hundred hospitals were built and 4,000 schools were established.

And of course, where such orchestrated government support services were offered, and abundance of records were required. This can be a great resource for those researching their African American roots during this time period.

The Freedmen’s Bureau records include:

  • Documentation of the legalization of marriages entered during slavery
  • Labor contracts (the beginning of share cropping)
  • Military payment registers
  • Hospital logs
  • Former slave owners
  • The number of children an enslaved person had

Searching the Freedmen’s Bureau Records

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Robin Foster, a National Genealogy Examiner and a member of the South Carolina Genealogical Society suggests the Freedman Bureau records are crucial to tracing your African American genealogy back past 1870. Before the growing number of helpful historical record collections online today, a researcher had to travel to national, state, or local archives to have any hope of finding records.

Records from the Slave Era in the U.S. are so valuable because they create the bridge from before the Civil War—when few records existed that mention identifying information about individual slaves—to the 1870s where former slaves began appearing. Records give names, dates of birth, marriage, and death. Additionally, records provide clues to past slave owners and locations.

The value of a single Bureau record to your family tree can be very exciting. Janis Forté, a lecturer, author, and publisher, and Recording Secretary of the Afro-American Genealogical and Historical Society of Chicago, was able to trace back three generations from one record. It even mentioned his slave ancestor’s daughters’ names and their married names. He discovered a great-great uncle had two marriages, one he didn’t know about.

Their records can bridge the genealogical gap from slavery to freedom.

 

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Happy Father’s Day 2019

Happy Father’s Day 2019. I will be visiting my Dad’s grave online on BillionGraves and Find-A-Grave as he is buried 800+ miles away. I will also visit my grandfathers’ graves on both sites.

Please don’t take your father for granted, and I realize there are some who have issues with their fathers. I lost mine unexpectedly as he wasn’t that old when he passed away.

 

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