Gaming Sunday May 12, 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 26 of Gaming Sunday Week – will do my best to try and 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:

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: 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 (as of May 19, 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):

New Bundle(s) available on Bundle of Holding:

Song of Ice and Fire RPG: https://bundleofholding.com/presents/SIFRP2

For FOUR DAYS ONLY we’re reviving last month’s Song of Ice and Fire RPG Bundle featuring A Song of Ice and Fire Roleplaying, the official tabletop fantasy roleplaying game from Green Ronin Publishing based on the bestselling epic A Song of Ice and Fire by George RR Martin. Whether you’ve enjoyed the HBO Game of Thrones series that’s just finishing its eight-season run, or whether you want to rewrite the ending yourself, this revived April 2019 offer gives you a new chance to explore Westeros with the SIFRP game designed by Robert J. Schwalb (Shadow of the Demon Lord). Start your own noble house, wage war, and stage intrigues in the great game where you win or you die.

(If you missed last month’s offer, you can learn lots more about SIFRP from the original run’s entry on the official Bundle of Holding blog, Beyond the Bundle.)

For just US$14.95 you get all five titles in this revival’s Starter Collection (retail value $72) as DRM-free .PDF ebooks, including the complete A Song of Ice and Fire Roleplaying core rulebook in both its Game of Thrones Edition (retail price $20) and its Pocket Edition optimized for tablet use (retail $14), as well as the Campaign Guide (retail $20) and Chronicle Starter (retail $13) and the introductory adventure Wedding Knight (retail $5).

And if you pay more than the threshold price of $25.52, you’ll level up and also get our entire Bonus Collection with eight more titles worth an additional $70, including the Night’s Watch sourcebook (retail $18); the full-length chronicle Dragon’s Hoard (retail $19); three Chronicle System rules supplements — Out of Strife, Prosperity (new Holdings), Spark to Powder (gunpowder rules), and Chronicle of Sorcery — and three creature guides: Woodland Creatures, Mountain Terrors, and Desert Threats.

The Good Fight

Ten percent of your payment (after payment gateway fees) will be donated to the charity designated by Chris Pramas of Green Ronin Publishing, the Union of Concerned Scientsts.

The World’s Largest Bundle: https://bundleofholding.com/presents/AlderacD20

Adventurer! This new collection of tabletop fantasy roleplaying supplements and adventures includes The World’s Largest Dungeon and World’s Largest City, so we’re calling it — that’s right! fight us! — The World’s Largest Bundle. A peerless 900-page megadungeon published in 2006 by Alderac Entertainment, The World’s Largest Dungeon has 1,600 encounters — a d20 System-based dungeon crawl that can entertain you for years. The City, with its quarter-million humans, dwarves, elves, humanoids, and (ahem) others, fits smoothly in most fantasy campaign worlds. And this offer adds Alderac’s stunning 400-page Ultimate Toolbox, plus comprehensive d20 sourcebooks like War, Empire, Gods, Relics, Dungeons, and Dragons to give you over 4,000 pages of fantasy gaming goodness. The World’s Largest Bundle! Yeah!

For just US$12.95 you get all nine titles in our Starter Collection (retail value $72) as DRM-free .PDF ebooks, including Ultimate Toolbox (previously in our November 2017 Worldbuilder’s Toolkit 5), the d20 sourcebooks Empire, War, Mercenaries, Gods, Magic, and Relics, and the scenario collections Adventure I and Adventure II.

And if you pay more than the threshold price of $26.85, you’ll level up and also get our entire Bonus Collection with four more titles worth an additional $75, including The World’s Largest Dungeon (retail price $40), World’s Largest City (retail $20), and a catchy pairing of two more d20 sourcebooks: Dungeons and Dragons.

[These are .PDF image scans of the original hardcopy supplements (2001-2007) with OCR (optical character recognition) applied. Text is clear and copiable. The text of World’s Largest City is light; the rest have dark, crisp text.]

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 this offer’s designated charity, the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

The Last Parsec: https://bundleofholding.com/presents/LastParsec

Adventurer! The Last Parsec Bundle brings you high-spirited space-opera action from Pinnacle Entertainment for the Savage Worlds tabletop roleplaying game. In the 30th Century hyperspace travel has opened the universe. Throughout the Milky Way and countless galaxies beyond, explorers discover millions of star systems, strange planets, and exotic alien races. Trade and technology thrive among the Known Worlds, and the galactic enterprise JumpCorp sends its agents everywhere to do everything. Funded in a September 2014 Kickstarter campaign, The Last Parsec appeals to fans of Star Frontiers and Guardians of the Galaxy. Its wide-ranging campaign books like Leviathan and Scientorium scale easily to match your group’s preferred level of science, roleplay, and fast action.For just US$9.95 you get all five titles in this offer’s Player Collection (retail value $39) as DRM-free .PDF ebooks, including the complete Last Parsec core setting book, the Savage Worlds Science Fiction Companion, The Last Parsec Archetypes, and the JumpCorp Requisition Kit, as well as the Savage Worlds Deluxe Explorer Edition core rulebook — everything you need to start your JumpCorp starfaring career.And if you pay more than this offer’s threshold price of $23.75, you’ll level up and also get this offer’s entire Game Master Collection with eleven more titles worth an additional $68, including the campaign settings Leviathan, Eris Beta-V, and Scientorium; the introductory adventure Omariss Death Worm; four poster-size starship maps; two sets of Last Parsec print-and-fold Figure Flats miniatures; and The Last Parsec GM Screen Inserts.And check out our companion offer now in progress, the Seven Worlds Bundle, with its epic Savage Worlds struggle to protect Humanity in the year 2217.

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

 

The Good FightTen percent of your payment (after gateway fees) goes to these two Savage Worlds offers’ designated charity, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

Seven Worlds: https://bundleofholding.com/presents/SevenWorlds

Adventurer! This Seven Worlds Bundle, presenting the Seven Worlds campaign by Luis Enrique Torres, is the second of two offers now in progress featuring science-fiction settings for Pinnacle Entertainment‘s Savage Worlds tabletop roleplaying game. If you don’t already have the Savage Worlds Science Fiction Companion required for this world-shattering adventure across seven star systems, it’s in our Last Parsec Bundle.In the year 2217 Humanity has colonized the nearest star systems. In the Seven Worlds campaign, an epic on the scale of Battlestar Galactica or The Expanse, you become the unlikely heroes who try to avert the fall of Humanity. Fighting edge-of-your-seat, scientifically accurate space battles using the easy and quick Savage Worlds rules, you’ll traverse known space from edge to edge and beyond. View and navigate the setting’s 3D digital starmap, coded in VRML (Virtual Reality Modeling Language), as a free download from SevenWorldsRPG.com.This bargain-priced offer gives you the entire Seven Worlds line, including all seven campaign modules. For just US$7.95 you get all eight titles in this offer’s Starter Collection (retail value $46) as DRM-free .PDF ebooks, including the full-color 216-page Seven Worlds Setting Guide; the first installment of the epic campaign, Rumors of War; and the Seven Worlds GM Screen, as well as five full-color Battle Maps.And if you pay more than this offer’s threshold price of $18.93, you’ll level up and also get this offer’s entire Bonus Collection with sixteen more titles worth an additional $66, including the rest of the Seven Worlds Campaign modules (2: Divided We Fall, 3: Into the Fire, 4: Broken Circle, 5: Chrysalis, 6: Exodus, and 7: Endgame) plus ten more Battle Maps. Designed for the Seven Worlds campaign, all the maps in this offer show generic locations (corridors, docking bays, etc.) you can reuse in any space adventure.

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

The Good FightTen percent of your payment (after gateway fees) goes to these two Savage Worlds offers’ designated charity, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

Neoclassical Geek Revival: https://bundleofholding.com/presents/Neoclassical

Adventurer! This Neoclassical Geek Revival Bundle presents the tabletop fantasy roleplaying game Neoclassical Geek Revival by Canadian designer Zzarchov Kowolski (Thulian Echoes, Scenic Dunnsmouth). A tribute to, and complete overhaul of, the Old School Revival, NGR uses inventive modern rules to conjure the spirit of classic dungeon crawls. And Zzarchov’s many wild and weird dual-statted scenarios work with both NGR and more straightforward D&D retroclones.For just US$5.95 you get all six titles in our Starter Collection (retail value $38) as DRM-free .PDF ebooks, including the complete Neoclassical Geek Revival rulebook (in three separate versions illustrated by Dyson Logos, Alex Mayo, and Scrap Princess), the 1st-level adventure The Temple of Lies, the handy play aids Hark! A Wizard! and Rampaging Monsters, and two remarkable scenarios from our November 2015 Old School Revival 3 offer: The Gem Prison of Zardax (hahaha!) and The Gnomes of Levnec.And if you pay more than the threshold price of $15.95 (as of May 12, 2019), you’ll level up and also get our entire Bonus Collection with five more supplements and scenarios worth an additional $51, including City of Tears (a desert-themed dungeon and campaign setting); Under the Waterless Sea (the siege of an undersea city burned to the ground — rather, to the ocean floor); and the holiday adventure Down in Yon Forest, plus the play aids Lost in the Wilderness (wilderness encounters) and The Price of Evil (use a pack of cards to generate a haunted house).Learn more about our offers at our official blog, Beyond the Bundle. 
The neoclassical spirit of givingTen percent of your payment (after payment gateway fees) will be donated to this offer’s designated charity, the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

Fiasco and More: https://bundleofholding.com/presents/Fiasco.

Adventurer! Make your own cinematic tales of small-time capers gone wrong — of disastrous situations founded on big dreams and flawed execution, right out of films like Blood Simple, Fargo, and other Coen brothers movies. This Fiasco and More Bundle brings you the tabletop roleplaying game Fiasco, its Companion and lots of playsets, and many live-action freeform games by Fiasco designer Jason Morningstar (Night Witches, Durance) published by Bully Pulpit Games.For just US$9.95 you get all six games in our Starter Collection (retail value $42) as DRM-free .PDF ebooks, including the complete Fiasco rulebook (2009), plus the card-based Civil War RPG Carolina Death Crawl; the live-action game Radioactive Bison (which Jason wrote for patrons of the Bully Pulpit d.rip crowdfunding campaign); the freeforms The Climb and Out of Dodge (both previously in our May 2014 American Freeform offer); and the Dungeon World scenario When War Came to Colgur (another d.rip patron reward). And as a convenience to our customers, Fiasco designer Jason Morningstar has curated Jason’s Favorite Fiascos, a special collection of seven free playsets that haven’t yet been collected anywhere.And if you pay more than the threshold price of $20.90, you’ll level up and also get our entire Bonus Collection with five more titles worth an additional $44, including The Fiasco Companion, the Fiasco playset collections Run, Fools, Run and American Disasters (previously in the November 2013 Indie Cornucopia), and the freeform games Winterhorn and The Skeletons.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 designated by Bully Pulpit Games, Mines Advisory Group.

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 may be on sale there. 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 April 27, 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. 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

 

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 was mostly over by May 12, 2019, but some items are still on sale.

Fanatical.com Bundles and Sales Available: https://www.fanatical.com/en/bundle – eighteen (18) bundles available as of May 12, 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 May 12, 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 May 12, 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 May 12, 2019) –  https://www.humblebundle.com/ (8 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 April 27, 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 April 21, 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 May 12, 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 May 12, 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 May 12, 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 May 12, 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.

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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