Gaming Sunday December 30, 2018

 AS ALWAYS, CHECK PRICES BEFORE ORDERING as sales can end or 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. None of the links below are affiliate links!

Week 13 of Gaming Sunday Week – will do my best to try and update daily or 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 am a fan of Sid Meier’s Civilization computer games: https://www.humblebundle.com/store/search?sort=bestselling&search=civilization (note, not all of the games are for Sid Meier’s Civ series (about half of the games in the link are for Sid’s Civ series (ranging from Civilization III to Civilization VI – some are on sale and some aren’t).

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:

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.

The Fantasy Trip BackerKit: 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. Keeping it here for now as an example. Working on trying to find a good replacement as several should be showing up in Backerkit soon.

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 (available as of January 2, 2019) – NOTE: sometimes the bundle price will drop a little bit from the previous day):

Second Breach: https://bundleofholding.com/presents/SecondBreach

Support Charity: Reading Is Fundamental

Ten percent of your payment (after payment gateway fees) will be donated to these two Through the Breach offers’ designated charity, Reading Is Fundamental.

For just US$14.95 you 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 (play a Gremlin!), 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.

And if you pay more than this offer’s threshold price of $25.52 (valid as of January 2, 2019)), you’ll level up and 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.

Remember, if you don’t already have the Through the Breach Bundle, start there first!

Through the Breach: https://bundleofholding.com/presents/Breach2018

Support Charity: Reading Is Fundamental

Ten percent of your payment (after payment gateway fees) will be donated to these two Through the Breach offers’ designated charity, Reading Is Fundamental.

For just US$14.95 you 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. (If you bought this offer during its original December 2016 run, keep reading for a nice surprise.)

And if you pay more than this offer’s threshold price of $27.29, (valid as of January 2, 2019) you’ll level up and 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.

(As for that surprise — if you purchased this offer during its original run, you get the new Through the Breach 2E core rulebook automatically on your 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.)

Doctor Who Bundle: https://bundleofholding.com/presents/DoctorWho

Support Charity: BBC Children in Need

Ten percent of your payment (after payment gateway fees) will be donated to the charity designated by Dominic McDowall of Cubicle 7 Entertainment, BBC Children in Need.

In addition to the complete, current Doctor Who RPG rulebook (2015), this new offer presents campaign supplements, sourcebooks, and adventures you haven’t seen before in any bundle. For just US$19.95 you get all three titles in our Starter Collection (retail value $70) as DRM-free .PDF ebooks:

  • Doctor Who Roleplaying Game (retail price $30): The complete game (previously published as Doctor Who – Adventures in Time and Space) based on the Vortex System (Rocket Age, Primeval).
  • All the Strange, Strange Creatures Volume 1 (retail $20): Aliens the Doctor has encountered on his adventures, aliens he has not yet met, and aliens he hopes never to meet again.
  • Paternoster Investigations (retail $20): The sourcebook of Victorian-era adventures and Paternoster Gang campaigns.

And if you pay more than the threshold price of $32.51 (price valid as of January 2, 2019), but will change as more bundles are sold), you’ll level up and also get our entire Bonus Collection with four more titles worth an additional $72:

  • Gamemaster’s Companion (retail $20): A TARDIS-full of guidance for running Doctor Who RPG adventures, along with three complete scenarios.
  • The campaign sourcebooks The Black Archive (retail $14), about UNIT, and The Silurian Age (retail $20), about dinosaurs in spaceships.
  • All of Time and Space Volume 1 (retail $18): A collection of four complete adventures — Ghost Engines, Northern Knights, Schrodinger’s Expedition, and Tomb of Cleopatra.

This offer also includes a 30% discount code for purchases of all Doctor Who RPG print products at the Cubicle 7 webstore.

Adventures in Middle-earth™:  https://bundleofholding.com/presents/MiddleEarth (Adventures in Middle-Earth by Cubicle 7)

Support Charity: Doctors Without Borders

Ten percent of your payment (after payment gateway fees) will be donated to the charity designated by Dominic McDowall of Cubicle 7 Entertainment, Doctors Without Borders.

For just US$16.95 you get all three titles in our Player Collection (retail value $55) as DRM-free .PDFs: the full-color 224-page Adventures in Middle-earth Player’s Guide rules, the Rhovanion Region Guide (adapted from the TOR supplement Heart of the Wild), and The Road Goes Ever On (adapting TOR‘s Journeys and Maps).

And if you pay more than the threshold price of $29.94 (price will change as additional bundles are sold – valid as of January 2, 2019), you’ll level up and also get our entire Loremaster Collection with three more titles worth an additional $48, including the 160-page Loremaster’s Guide, the scenario collection Wilderland Adventures (converted from TOR‘s Adventures in Wilderland), and the introductory adventure The Eaves of Mirkwood, along with its accompanying Loremaster’s Screen.

This offer also includes a 20% discount code for purchases of most Adventures in Middle-earth print products at the Cubicle 7 webstore. (The only product not included in this discount offer is Bree-land, which is not yet available in print.)

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

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Warhammer FRP 1E https://bundleofholding.com/presents/WFRP1E

Support Charity: Doctors Without Borders

Ten percent of your payment (after payment gateway fees) will be donated to the charity designated by Dominic McDowall of Cubicle 7 Entertainment, Doctors Without Borders.

For just US$11.95 you get all three titles in our Starter Collection (retail value $30) as DRM-free .PDF ebooks, including the complete 385-page Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay First Edition core rulebook (now including its original color plates!) plus the two city supplements Marienburg: Sold Down the River and Middenheim: City of Chaos.

And if you pay more than the threshold price of $25.40 (price will change as additional bundles are sold – valid as of January 2, 2019), you’ll level up and also get our entire Campaign Collection with all five scenario ebooks (worth an additional $50) in the legendary Enemy Within sequence, one of the greatest campaigns in roleplaying history: Shadows Over Bögenhafen, Death on the Reik, Power Behind the Throne, Something Rotten in Kislev, and Empire in Flames.

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

Civilization Sales: SALE ENDED. Will keep the link up for when it comes back on sale later. Check Humble Bundle and Fanatical.com below as some Sid Meier’s Civ games are on sale there (as of January 2, 2019). However, 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 January 2, 2019 so you will get a 404 error when you click on the link and a sale is not active). Not on sale at Fanatical.com (a few Civ 5 and Civ 6 items may or may not be on sale, it varies widely) or Humble Bundle, but it has been recently on sale at both and occasionally goes back on sale. See also Fanatical.com or Humble Bundle below as they also offer Civilization games.

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
Offer valid on store.2k.com only while supplies last. Offer availability, product inventory, pricing, and game formats may vary by region. Offer does not apply to previous purchases, credits, or gift cards. Discount applied before shipping and taxes are added (if any). Offer valid from Thursday, October 18 through Sunday, October 28, 2018, 11:59 PM PST. PST is local time in San Francisco, USA. No rainchecks. Offer cannot be redeemed for cash. Dates and details of offer are subject to change and may be canceled without notice. Not responsible for any typographical errors, price variances or manufacturer delays. Void where prohibited or otherwise restricted by law.

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.

DTRPG links: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/ See also: https://www.drivethrucards.com/, https://www.drivethrucomics.com/ https://www.drivethrufiction.com/https://www.dmsguild.com/, and https://www.storytellersvault.com/.

DTRPG sales: see below.

Teach Your Kids to Game: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/featured.php?promotion_id=TYK-RPG-2018 with additional link to https://www.drivethrurpg.com/rpg_teachkids.php (still valid as of January 2, 2019)

Huge Savings on Dark Places and Demogorgonshttps://www.drivethrurpg.com/browse/pub/9721/Bloat-Games No word on when the sale ends; sounds like January 1, 2019 for some items; it started November 9, 2018 and was mostly over by January 2, 2019, but some items are still on sale.

Fanatical.com Bundles and Sales Available: https://www.fanatical.com/en/bundle – fourteen (14) bundles available as of January 2, 2019 – tends to vary day to day so check back every day to see what’s available. Main site: https://www.fanatical.com/.

Promo Code: FANATICAL10 for additional 10% off, it may not apply to all games, especially games already on sale – it varies so try it anyway. Still valid as of January 2, 2019 although it sounds like it ends very soon based on the note when I checked on January 2nd.

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.

10 Mystery Keys for $6.99: https://www.fanatical.com/en/bundle/winter-mystery-bundle (you get up to 10 mystery keys); if you only want one (1) mystery key, it’s $1.00 and the price goes up to $6.99 if you want ten (10) keys.

Staff Picks 2018 (Build Your Own Bundle): https://www.fanatical.com/en/pick-and-mix/staff-picks-2018 (you choose how many items you want and the price is based on number of items chosen – 1 for $1.00; 3 for $2.49; or 5 for $3.49.)

Tropico 6 Pre-Order: https://www.fanatical.com/en/franchises/tropico-6. Discount of 10% for pre-orders going on right now. You also get access to the beta if you pre-order.

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 January 2, 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.

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 (as of January 2, 2019).

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 January 2, 2019) – see first link at top of post for additional Humble Bundles not listed below –  https://www.humblebundle.com/ 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. I won’t be including Bundle deals that are political in nature, with rare exceptions for parodies or satire that are no longer alive,  or offered by groups that I do not support for various reasons, or if the chosen nonprofit is one that I do not agree with their mission. 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):

Python 2019: https://www.humblebundle.com/books/python-packt-2019-books several tiers available starting at $1.

Blood, Sweat and New Year’s by Callisto: https://www.humblebundle.com/books/blood-sweat-newyears-books two tiers available.

Humble RPG Book Bundle: 5th Edition Fantasy – Dragons, Dungeons, Maps and more https://www.humblebundle.com/books/5e-fantasy-dragons-dungeons-maps Three tiers: $1 – $15+

Professional Photography Bundle: https://www.humblebundle.com/software/professional-photography-software Three tiers: $1 to $25+

New items added to the highest tier daily.

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 no items on sale as of January 2, 2019.

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 at 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)

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 up pending updates on Backerkit.
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.

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):

You can sign up for information.

Thousand Year Old Vampire Kickstarter RPG Campaign: Late Backers accepted (still available as of January 2, 2019) 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 January 2, 2019).

Americana RPG Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/sandypuggames/americana-1 Video stream tomorrow (October 29th): 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 January 2, 2019.

Live stream – Oct 29 at 12:00pm CDT

AMA with special guest star, Pumba

Join us as we discuss Americana and run through character generation with a helping hand from our friend and yours, Pumba the Dog

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. There is  one stretch goal remaining: $12,500. 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/. Added an update post as the company did a Live Stream on October 29th, 12 Noon U.S. Central Time: Americana Kickstarter Live Stream October 29, 2018 12 Noon U.S. Central Time.

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 January 2, 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.

Bunnies and Burrows has been a niche market since its first introduction in 1976 (2nd edition still available as a PDF on DriveThru RPG/DTRPGhttps://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/82542/Bunnies-And-Burrows?term=bunnies&test_epoch=0 for $5.00, but it has stayed popular in its niche. I have never played the game, but it was put out by one of my favorite gaming companies, Fantasy Games Unlimited (FGU): https://www.fantasygamesunlimited.net/, who also published: Aftermath! (post-World War III RPG), Bushido (Feudal Japan RPG originally published by two other gaming companies), Chivalry and Sorcery (C&S, fantasy RPG, 1st and 2nd editions published by FGU with 3rd and 4th editions published by two other gaming companies – FGU also published numerous supplements that added new elements to the game), Daredevils (pulp magazine RPG), Merc (modern mercenary/counter-insurgency RPG), Privateers and Gentlemen (piracy themed RPG), Space Opera (sci-fi RPG), Swordbearer (fantasy RPG, originally published by another gaming company), Villains and Vigilantes (V&V, superhero RPG), plus a host of other RPGs and board games. FGU published a second edition several years later. The 2nd edition was later modified by Steve Jackson Games and published as a GURPS supplement which is still available as a PDFhttp://www.warehouse23.com/products/gurps-classic-bunnies-and-burrows and https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/231815/GURPS-Classic-Bunnies–Burrows for $7.99 on both sites.

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:

Winter Holiday Sale: https://www.nobleknight.com/  may vary from day to day; some items still available as of January 2, 2019.

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

Not too many at present. Too many possibilities, but if you search on Patreon, you may find one or more projects that appeals to you.

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/.

Here’s a gaming creator who’s on Patreon, Liz Danforthhttps://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!

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/

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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