Partial update February 18, 2019.
I will try and update this later in the afternoon or evening of February 17, 2019.
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 19 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. It’s one of several pledge managers used by the different crowdfunding sites. CrowdOx – https://crowdox.com/ and Pledge Manager – https://signin.pledgemanager.com are other choices made by some campaigns.
The Fantasy Trip Adventures BackerKit: https://the-fantasy-trip-adventures.backerkit.com/hosted_preorders, and 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 (available as February 10, 2019) – NOTE: sometimes the bundle price will drop a little bit from the previous day):
Adventurer! This Ironclaw/Jadeclaw Bundle presents the tabletop roleplaying game of anthropomorphic fantasy, Ironclaw from Sanguine Games. Since 1999 Ironclaw and its Asian-themed companion game Jadeclaw have presented high-spirited RPG adventures of political intrigue and worldshaking peril in an elaborately developed world of intelligent animals. This comprehensive 20th-anniversary offer presents most of the Ironclaw First Edition (1999-2004) and Second Edition (2010 to date) lines — everything you need for compelling fantasy adventures.
For just US$7.95 you get all seven titles in our Legacy Collection (retail value $40) as DRM-free .PDF ebooks: the Ironclaw First Edition core rulebook, the Jadeclaw Legacy standalone companion RPG (2006), and five 1E supplements about the Noble Houses and institutions in the game’s default setting, Calabria: Avoirdupois, Bisclavret, Doloreaux, Phelan, and Rinaldi.
And if you pay more than the threshold price of $22.09 (as of February 18, 2019), you’ll level up and also get our entire 2E Collection with five more titles worth an additional $100, including Ironclaw Core Omnibus: Squaring the Circle (2010) with the complete Second Edition rules (plus the free Book of Fools add-on); the Book of Mysteries rules expansion; the campaign settings Book of Jade (the 2E version of Jadeclaw) and Book of Horn & Ivory; and the Book of Adventures with seven 2E scenarios.
Learn more about our offers at our official blog, Beyond the Bundle.
The Good Fight
Ten percent of your payment (after payment gateway fees) will be donated to the charity chosen by Ironclaw designer Jason Holmgren, the Electronic Frontier Foundation.
Bundle for Two 2: https://bundleofholding.com/presents/BundleForTwo2
Adventurer! This Bundle for Two 2 is our second Valentine collection of tabletop roleplaying games designed for just two players. Whereas the original February 2017 Bundle for Two included intimate duets ideal for a loving Valentine’s Day experience with your significant other, these games feature serial killers, hack-and-slash dungeons, and Cthulhu. But hey, these could work for some relationships; there must be at least fifty shades of romantic roleplaying. And even if you have other Valentine plans, these games still work fine when you can’t find an entire game group, or you want a game that works well with online virtual tabletops, or you’re just looking for an intense head-to-head gaming experience.
For just US$5.95 you get all three titles in our Starter Collection (retail value $29) as DRM-free .PDF ebooks:
- Reflections: A Game of Duelling Samurai by Jim McClure (Third Act Publishing, retail price $12): A longtime rivalry between feuding samurai culminates in a final, fatal confrontation.
- The Quiet Year by Avery Alder (Buried Without Ceremony, retail $8): A highly original map-drawing game from the designer of Monsterhearts about the struggles of a post-apocalyptic community. [Previously in our November 2013 Indie Cornucopia.]
- Dirty Secrets by Seth Ben-Ezra (Dark Omen Games, retail $9): An amazing story engine that effortlessly creates dark and twisting noir plots. [Previously in our June 2015 Deadly Games offer.]
And if you pay more than the threshold price of $15.36 (as of February 17, 2019), you’ll level up and also get our entire Bonus Collection with three more titles worth an additional $58:
- Cthulhu Confidential by Robin D. Laws, Chris Spivey, and Ruth Tillman (Pelgrane Press, retail $25): Mythos horror meets hard-boiled noir in this GUMSHOE One-2-One game for a Game Moderator and a lone detective.
- One on One Adventures Compendium (Expeditious Retreat, retail $18): Eleven Pathfinder fantasy adventures for a GM and one player.
- The Hour Between Dog and Wolf by Matt Gwinn (Errant Knight Games, retail $15): A flawed hero and a serial killer both confront their darkest impulses.
Learn more about our offers at our official blog, Beyond the Bundle.
Shadowrun 5E Essentials: https://bundleofholding.com/presents/SR5Essentials
Scan this, chummer: This all-new Shadowrun 5E Essentials Bundle is the first of two offers now in progress featuring .PDF ebooks for the 2013 Fifth Edition of Shadowrun, the cyberpunk-fantasy tabletop roleplaying game from Catalyst Game Labs. This offer includes the complete Shadowrun 5E rulebook and all its key rules supplements in .PDF — everything you need for a campaign of megacorporate espionage and magical battle in the shadows of 2081. If you’re new to Shadowrun, start here. Then check our companion SR5 Runs & Guns collection that gets your runners into new and deeper trouble with more supplements and sourcebooks.
For just US $22.95 you get all three Fifth Edition titles in this Essentials offer’s Core Collection (retail value $70) as DRM-free .PDF ebooks, including the complete Shadowrun 5E core rulebook (Master Index Edition), plus the free 5E Quick-Start Rules and Character Conversion Guide; the player’s book, Run Faster; and the augmentation catalog Chrome Flesh.
And if you pay more than this offer’s threshold price of $35.69 (price valid as of February 17, 2019), you’ll also get this offer’s entire Bonus Collection with three more key 5E supplements worth an additional $75 — the rules expansions for magic (Street Grimoire), the Matrix (Data Trails), and riggers (Rigger 5.0).
Learn more about our offers at our official blog, Beyond the Bundle.
Ten percent of your payment (after gateway fees) will be donated to these two Shadowrun 5E offers’ designated charity, the Electronic Frontier Foundation.
SR5 Runs & Guns: https://bundleofholding.com/presents/SR5RunsGuns
Hoy, chummer! This SR5 Runs & Guns Bundle is the second of two offers now in progress featuring .PDF ebooks for Shadowrun 5E, the 2013 Fifth Edition of the classic cyberpunk-fantasy tabletop roleplaying game from Catalyst Game Labs. Our first offer, SR5 Essentials, presents the core rulebook and key rules supplements; if you’re new to Shadowrun, start there. Then return here to build out your SR5 campaign with this companion collection of supplements about combat, magic, and more on the mean streets of 2081.For just US$14.95 you get all four titles in this offer’s Starter Collection (retail value $63) as DRM-free .PDF ebooks, including Run & Gun (advanced combat rules), Forbidden Arcana (advanced magic), Bullets & Bandages (medicine), and Aetherology (the astral realms).And if you pay more than this offer’s threshold price of $27.43 (as of February 17, 2019), you’ll also get this offer’s entire Bonus Collection with four more titles worth an additional $60, including Howling Shadows (the SR5 critter bestiary), Dark Terrors (horrors of 2081), Shadow Spells (more magic), and Gun H(e)aven 3 (more weapons).Remember, if you don’t already have our SR5 Essentials, start there first!Learn more about our offers at our official blog, Beyond the Bundle. Upgrading the systemTen percent of your payment (after gateway fees) will be donated to these two Shadowrun 5E offers’ designated charity, the Electronic Frontier Foundation.
M&M Earth-Prime: https://bundleofholding.com/presents/EarthPrime
Hero! This new M&M Earth-Prime Bundle is your ideal introduction to The World’s Greatest Superhero Roleplaying Game, Mutants & Masterminds from Green Ronin Publishing. If you’re new to this popular tabletop game, fly straight into four-color comic-book superhero action with this standalone collection of introductory rulebooks and sourcebooks. It gives you everything you need to foil the nefarious schemes of would-be conquerors.For just US$14.95 you get all three titles in our Starter Collection (retail value $60) as DRM-free .PDF ebooks, including the complete new M&M 3E Basic Hero’s Handbook with stripped-down rules for newcomers; the Rogues Gallery collection of dozens of supervillains; and the new edition of the classic M&M campaign setting, Freedom City for 3E.And if you pay more than the threshold price of $27.13 (valid as of February 17, 2019), you’ll level up and also get our entire Bonus Collection with three more titles worth an additional $63, including the complete 320-page Deluxe Hero’s Handbook with all the rules you need for any situation (previously presented in our April 2014 M&M 3E Bundle); the Atlas of Earth-Prime, a 270-page guide to the entire world of M&M; and the revised edition of Hero High, about the travails of super-powered teens training to become the heroes of tomorrow.Learn more about our offers at our official blog, Beyond the Bundle. Protecting the innocentTen percent of your payment (after gateway fees) will be donated to the charity chosen by Chris Pramas of Green Ronin, the California Community Foundation Wildfire Relief Fund.
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 February 70, 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 February 17, 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/. Added https://www.wargamevault.com/ and RPGNow: http://www.rpgnow.com/ (closing sometime in February 2019; merging your account with DTRPG); Ulisses-Spiele: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/browse/pub/3444/Ulisses-Spiele; and Pegasus Press (or Pegasus Digital): https://www.drivethrurpg.com/browse/pub/3445/Pegasus-Press.
DTRPG sales: see below.
Savings on Dark Places and Demogorgons – https://www.drivethrurpg.com/browse/pub/9721/Bloat-Games No word on when the sale ends; it started November 9, 2018 and was mostly over by February 17, 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 February 17, 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 February 17, 2019)
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 February 17, 2019). Considered Mature Audience only.
Windows OS System Requirements:
- 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
- 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
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 ($325 is the goal) may work for some. Up to $99 (as of February 17, 2019), not counting donations given outside of GoFundMe.
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 February 17, 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 February 17, 2019) – https://www.humblebundle.com/ (8 bundles available as of February 17, 2019) 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):
Humble Book Bundle: Break into the Game Industry by CRC Press: https://www.humblebundle.com/books/break-into-game-industry-books Three tiers ($1 – $15+).
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 come 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 Civilization – https://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)
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.
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. $24,478 pledged (as of February 17, 2019) of $15,000 goal; fully funded.
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 February 17, 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 February 17, 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 February 17, 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 February 17, 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/DTRPG: https://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 PDF – http://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 DTRPG: https://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-history – not 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
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 February 17, 2019.
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.
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 Roleplayers – https://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!
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)