Updated July 6, 2019: added more information to the Chivalry and Sorcery Kickstarter campaign; updated July 4, 2019: made price adjustments as needed and removed any sales that have ended.
AS ALWAYS, CHECK PRICES BEFORE ORDERING as sales can end or prices change before I update them. Also, some sales only have so many items or keys available for purchase so the sale ends as soon as they run out of items or keys.
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Week 33 Gaming Sunday Week – will do my best to update as needed. The quote below is from my first Gaming Sunday Week post: Gaming Sunday Week of September 30, 2018.
While I will post gaming stuff (RPGs, Wargames, Board Games, Card Games, Computer/Console Games) at other times during the week, I decided to start doing a Gaming Sunday Weekly Post. Among other things, it will include Bundle of Holding (https://bundleofholding.com – generally 3 – 5 bundles active at a time) and Humble Bundle (https://www.humblebundle.com/ – generally around 5 – 6 bundles active, not including the tons of other sale items that aren’t bundles and a number of bundles that exceeds what I can add here without making it longer than it’s worth) items in this post; some of which won’t be gaming related. I will update the post during the week as bundles go off sale and new bundles come on sale. I won’t be including all of the sale items on Humble Bundle as it can easily exceed a reasonable amount. The good news is you can save an item that has been on sale to a Wish List and you will be notified if and when it comes on sale again. For example, this game was recently on sale: https://www.humblebundle.com/store/search?sort=bestselling&search=mordor – it requires a birthdate if you click on the only game in the list; the sale is over, but you can add it to your Wish List.
I will also include any crowdsources that are gaming related, from Kickstarter, Patreon, IndieGoGo, GoFundMe, etc. For example, The Fantasy Trip by Steve Jackson on https://thefantasytrip.backerkit.com/hosted_preorders which was previously a Kickstarter project: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/sjgames/the-fantasy-trip-old-school-roleplaying.
Axis and Allies – Zombie Edition: (Temporarily on Sale as of June 30, 2019 – Noble Knight)
Thanks to Noble Knight – https://www.nobleknight.com/P/2147736548/Axis-and-Allies—Zombies for sending me an e-mail about this latest version of Axis and Allies, a World War II board game with numerous editions, including unofficial ones on sites like: http://www.historicalboardgaming.com/ – see http://www.historicalboardgaming.com/Custom-Maps-Games_c_90.html for some examples.
Here’s the official Avalon Hill (AH) site for the game: http://avalonhill.wizards.com/games/axis-and-allies/zombies. And here’s AH’s Rules PDF for the game: http://media.wizards.com/2018/ah/AAZ-Rulebook.pdf
BackerKit: https://www.backerkit.com/ (for creators and backers of projects) If you backed a project, you can find it at https://www.backerkit.com/are_you_a_backer and some of the companies allow you to pre-order even if you didn’t back a game.
It’s one of several pledge managers used by the different crowdfunding sites. CrowdOx – https://crowdox.com/ and Pledge Manager – https://signin.pledgemanager.com are other choices made by some campaigns. Additional pledge managers include Gamefound.com – https://gamefound.com/, FluentPM.com – https://www.fluentpm.com/, and Jet Backer – https://platform.jetbacker.com/. mentioned in this post: Interesting Articles about Pledge Managers.
The Fantasy Trip Adventures BackerKit: here’s the Kickstarter campaign for it: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/warehouse23/the-fantasy-trip-adventures?ref=user_menu. This is different from the earlier Kickstarter campaign and they already have a new Kickstarter campaign going. Here’s the old one, but it’s no longer available: https://thefantasytrip.backerkit.com/hosted_preorders/ – ended November 1, 2018. This is a follow-up to The Fantasy Trip Kickstarter project: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/sjgames/the-fantasy-trip-old-school-roleplaying.
World of Warcraft Diary: if you go to https://thewowdiary.backerkit.com/, it will include the following link for those who didn’t back it: https://thewowdiary.backerkit.com/hosted_preorders. You can also view the campaign at https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/whenitsready/the-world-of-warcraft-diary-0
The World of Warcraft Diary
If you missed Kickstarter’s most-funded nonfiction book in history, you can order it here! The WoW Diary was written by the game’s first level designer and covers the story behind making Vanilla WoW. With over 130 behind-the-scenes images and 336 full-color pages, it is the must-have book about game development.
Bundle of Holding Bundles available (as of June 30, 2019) – NOTE: sometimes the bundle price will drop a little bit from the previous day, but usually the bundle prices tend to go up a lot more than they go down):
Bundle(s) available on Bundle of Holding:
Colonial Gothic https://bundleofholding.com/presents/Colonial2019
Hero! Again we mark America’s Independence Day holiday (with Canada Day in recent memory) with the second revival of our July 2017 Colonial Gothic Bundle, featuring the supernatural flintlock-horror tabletop roleplaying game from Rogue Games. Uncover the secret history of America’s 18th-Century frontier, where monsters stalk the woods and ghosts haunt every sleepy hollow. This bargain-priced revival once again brings you much of the Colonial Gothic gaming line — everything you need for a complete campaign of magic and mayhem in the shadows of early America. For this revival, CG designer Richard Iorio has generously added his new, just-published RPG of magical innocence, Fairyland — and all previous purchasers of this Colonial Gothic Bundle during its two earlier runs also receive the new game automatically on their Wizard’s Cabinet download page.For just US$$7.95 you get all eight titles in our Starter Collection (retail value $$47) as DRM-free .PDF ebooks, including the complete Colonial Gothic Third Edition rulebook; three essential supplements (Gamemaster, Adventure, and The Player Companion); the adventures The Landlord’s Daughter and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow; the Colonial Gothic Gamemaster Screen; and the 174-page Beginnings adventure that kicks off the Flames of Freedom campaign about the American Revolution.And if you pay more than the threshold price, which started at $17.76 (hah!) and now stands at $$18.16, you’ll level up and also get our entire Bonus Collection with ten more titles worth an additional $$77:
- Fairyland: The brand-new RPG of adventures out of Hans Christian Andersen and the Brothers Grimm.
- Colonial Gothic Atlas: A comprehensive 290-page guide to the Thirteen Colonies, the Province of Maine, New France, the Caribbean Islands, and East and West Florida.
- Five sourcebooks and setting guides: The Grimoire, Bestiary, The Templars, Settings, and The French & Indian War (retail $8).
- Lovecraft: Bring the Cthulhu Mythos onto the American frontier.
- Journey to Norumbega: A Lovecraftian mega-adventure set in the pre-colonial New World well before the American Revolution
- The Defeated Dead A ghost story of vengeful soldiers at the site of the US Army’s greatest defeat.
Learn more about our offers at our official blog, Beyond the Bundle.
The Good FightThe entire Rogue Games share of this offer’s proceeds will be donated to the charity selected by Rogue Games owner Richard Iorio II, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. “Over the weekend of June 12-14, 2015 I lost three friends in succession to suicide,” Richard writes. “The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention helps you understand why this event happened and, more important, they offer comfort. They cannot take away the pain, but they can help you deal with it.” Richard wrote about the AFSP on the Beyond the Bundle blog.
Tiny Dungeon: https://bundleofholding.com/presents/TinyDungeon
Adventurer! This Tiny Dungeon Bundle presents the stripped-down and streamlined TinyD6 universal tabletop roleplaying rules from Gallant Knight Games. Funded in a September 2017 Kickstarter campaign, the Tiny Dungeon RPG uses the minimalist TinyD6 mechanics for a fast-playing fantasy game that’s easy to learn and teach, and ideal for convention games, one-shots, and novice roleplayers. Player characters — heroic adventurers, daring treasure hunters, imperious magicians, and more — have statistics that fit on a 3×5″ notecard. Designer Alan Bahr has adapted the TinyD6 rules for standalone games in other genres. This bargain-priced offer gives you the current editions of Tiny Dungeon, Wastelands, Frontiers, and Mecha (tiny, uhhh, giant robots?), along with a tiny boatload of freebies.For just US$9.95 you get all five titles in our Dungeon Collection (retail value $37) as DRM-free .PDF ebooks, including the complete Tiny Dungeon 2E core rulebook (previously presented in last year’s Indie Cornucopia 6), plus its free quickstart set Mad Magicks of the Turned God and Quickstart Characters; the Tiny Dungeon Player’s Guide; the print-and-cut Bestiary Deck and Treasure Deck; and the GM Screen.And if you pay more than the threshold price of $20.79, you’ll level up and also get our entire Universe Collection with seven more minimalist TinyD6 titles worth an additional $61, including the standalone RPG of streamlined post-apocalypse action Tiny Wastelands Revised Edition (plus its Enclave Deck and GM Screen); the space opera SFRPG Tiny Frontiers Revised Edition (plus its Rules Expansion); the Tiny Frontiers sourcebook Mecha and Monsters (plus its Mecha and Monsters Pregen Cards); and, for summer-season lifeguarding action and bay-watching glamour, Beach Patrol (plus its free set of Quickstart Characters).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, Doctors Without Borders.
PARANOIA (The New One): https://bundleofholding.com/presents/ParanoiaRCE
Citizen! This Paranoia RED Clearance Bundle presents the new card-based 2016 edition of Paranoia, the classic satirical tabletop roleplaying game from Mongoose Publishing about a darkly humorous future in the underground city of Alpha Complex. Funded in a tremendous October 2014 Kickstarter campaign, the revamped Paranoia RED Clearance Edition has all-new rules, many devious setting updates, and enhanced backstabbing techniques to test on your fellow Troubleshooters. Everything is different, but everything is still perfect. Your friend The Computer says so.For just US$19.95 you get all three titles in our Starter Collection (retail value $51) as DRM- free .PDF ebooks, including the complete Paranoia RED Clearance Edition, with the Players Handbook, Gamemasters Handbook, and Mission Book, plus cards and play aids; the new Forms Pack; and the Interactive GM Screen.And if you pay more than the threshold price of $34.03, you’ll also get our entire Bonus Collection with four more titles worth an additional $67, including the introductory Guide to Alpha Complex; Gareth Hanrahan’s full-length mission Implausible Deniability and Martin Dougherty’s mission Robots of Unusual Size; and John M. Ford’s classic adventure The YELLOW Clearance Black Box Blues (Remastered).Why have you not yet purchased this offer, citizen? Perhaps a visit from Internal Security can expedite the transaction.Learn more about our offers at our official blog, Beyond the Bundle. Paranoia copyright © 1984, 1987, 2004, 2009, 2016 Eric Goldberg & Greg Costikyan. Mongoose Publishing Ltd., Authorised User. “Paranoia” is a registered trademark of Eric Goldberg & Greg Costikyan. All rights reserved. Support your fellow citizens!Your friend The Computer has instructed its loyal servants in Central Processing Unit to assign ten percent of your payment (after gateway fees) to this offer’s designated charity, Human Rights Watch.
More Fighting Fantasy: https://bundleofholding.com/presents/MoreAFF
Adventurer! This More Fighting Fantasy Bundle enhances Advanced Fighting Fantasy, the tabletop roleplaying game based on the bestselling Fighting Fantasy gamebooks. This is an all-new companion to our resurrected March 2017 Advanced Fighting Fantasy Bundle now in progress, with the rulebook and early supplements. Once you have that collection, you’ll want to add these recent supplements and adventures for both AFF and its standalone companion space-opera game, Stellar Adventures. Three of these supplements are debuting in this offer and have never been available until now.For just US$9.95 you get all six supplements in this offer’s Starter Collection (retail value $38) as DRM-free .PDF ebooks, including Rough Guide to the Pit, Demons of Doom, The Titan Herbal, and three short AFF adventures: Crooked King’s Cup, The Floating Dungeon of Varrak Aslur, and Inn of Lost Hope.And if you pay more than this offer’s threshold price of $21.37, you’ll level up and also get this offer’s entire Bonus Collection with seven more titles worth an additional $57, including the three titles premiering here: the monster manual Return to the Pit, the city guide Travels in Arion (plus the Map of Arion), and the Weapons and Armor Catalogue for Stellar Adventures. You also get the rest of the Stellar ebook line — the rulebook itself, its Starship Catalogue, and the four-part scenario The Kaladarian Response.Remember, if you don’t already have the revived March 2017 Advanced Fighting Fantasy Bundle now in progress, start there first.Learn more about our offers at our official blog, Beyond the Bundle. The Good FightTen percent of each payment (after payment gateway fees) for these two Advanced Fighting Fantasy offers will be donated to the charity designated by Arion Games owner Graham Bottley, CoppaFeel. “My wife has been selected to be part of a team of 100 inspirational people trekking through the Himalayas in October to raise money for the breast cancer awareness charity CoppaFeel,” says Graham.
Advanced Fighting Fantasy: https://bundleofholding.com/presents/2019AFF
Adventurer! We’ve resurrected our March 2017 Advanced Fighting Fantasy Bundle featuring the Arion Games tabletop roleplaying game based on the phenomenally popular Fighting Fantasy gamebooks by Steve Jackson (the British one) and Ian Livingstone. Originally published in 1989, and presented here in its handsome 2011 Second Edition, Advanced Fighting Fantasy is a complete RPG set in the classic Fighting Fantasy world, with a fast and adaptable system ideal for beginners and well suited to long-term campaigns. This revival accompanies an all-new companion offer, More Fighting Fantasy, with recent supplements and adventures.For just US$7.95 you get all four titles in this revived offer’s Starter Collection (retail value $40) as DRM-free .PDF ebooks:
- Advanced Fighting Fantasy Second Edition: Graham (Maelstrom) Bottley’s completely rewritten RPG (2011) that revises Marc Gascoigne’s original 1989 rules and adds lots of new material.
- Heroes Companion: Mass battle rules, loads of new magical styles, wilderness creation, organizations, hirelings, and more.
- The Sorcery Spell Book: The AFF version of the grimoire from Steve Jackson’s four-book Sorcery! gamebook series (1983-85).
- Out of the Pit: The original, indispensable monster book with 250 loathsome creatures.
And if you pay more than this revival’s threshold price of $19.24, you’ll level up and also get this offer’s entire Bonus Collection with five more titles worth an additional $59:
- Crown of Kings – The Sorcery Campaign: A full-length campaign based on the Sorcery! series.
- Beyond the Pit: Another 250 dangerous and intriguing denizens of Titan.
- Titan: A 128-page sourcebook about the Fighting Fantasy world. Discover Titan‘s history, kingdoms, and great powers. Includes the Titan Map.
- Blacksand: The City of Thieves, Port Blacksand, is home to rogues and pirates, and a destination for the bravest Heroes. This sourcebook adds rules for Firepowder weapons, naval sorcery, and sailing. Includes the Blacksand Map.
- The Warlock of Firetop Mountain: A full-length RPG scenario based on the first and most famous Fighting Fantasy gamebook.
Don’t forget the all-new More Fighting Fantasy, now in progress.
Learn more about our offers at our official blog, Beyond the Bundle.
The Good FightTen percent of each payment (after payment gateway fees) for these two Advanced Fighting Fantasy offers will be donated to the charity designated by Arion Games owner Graham Bottley, CoppaFeel. “My wife has been selected to be part of a team of 100 inspirational people trekking through the Himalayas in October to raise money for the breast cancer awareness charity CoppaFeel,” says Graham.
Civilization Sales: SALE ENDED. Will keep the link up for when it comes back on sale later. Check Fanatical.com, Steam, and Humble Bundle as one of those will often a sale that’s not listed on the Civilization website.
This is for sales on the Civilization website: https://civilization.com/sale/ (nothing on sale as of May 26, 2019 so you will get a 404 error when you click on the link and a sale is not active). May or may not be on sale at Fanatical.com (a few Civ 5 and Civ 6 items on sale on different days, it varies widely) or Humble Bundle, but it has been recently on sale at both and occasionally goes back on sale.
Civilization VI (aka Civ 6 or Civ VI) regular price $59.99.
Civilization VI Digital Deluxe Edition regular price $79.99.
Digital Deluxe Edition Includes:
Civilization VI Standard Edition
Vikings Scenario Pack
Poland Civilization & Scenario Pack
Australia Civilization & Scenario Pack
Persia and Macedon Civilization & Scenario Pack
Nubia Civilization & Scenario Pack
Khmer and Indonesia Civilization & Scenario Pack
DriveThru RPG (DTRPG) and its sister sites: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/ –
They are generally daily sales on DTRPG which you can get e-mail notices if you sign up for them; same for the sister sites. They often place Deal of the Day in the top right corner of the homepage, but the link varies daily.
Don’t know when this ends, but this sale (two links) is up to 66% off: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/featured.php?promotion_id=ENPub-03.19 with an additional link to https://www.drivethrurpg.com/browse/pub/87/EN-Publishing.
DTRPG links: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/ See also:
- RPGNow: http://www.rpgnow.com/ (closed April 2019 – redirects to the DTRPG main site; they merged your account with DTRPG)
- Ulisses-Spiele: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/browse/pub/3444/Ulisses-Spiele;
- 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 still has some items on sale as of June 30, 2019.
Fanatical.com Bundles and Sales Available: https://www.fanatical.com/en/bundle – seventeen (17) bundles available as of June 30, 2019 – tends to vary day to day so check back every day to see what’s available. Main site: https://www.fanatical.com/.
You will need a Steam account – https://store.steampowered.com/ to access many of the games offered by Fanatical.com. Several new bundles not listed below.
Week-end Sale: https://www.fanatical.com/en/publishers/aspyr?GSCsource=aspyr+04012019 (still available as of June 30, 2019) – tends to vary over time as to which titles are offered and how big the discounts for the titles.
Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Bundle: https://www.fanatical.com/en/bundle/middle-earth-shadow-of-mordor-bundle. Sale price: $4.99 (regular price $19.99). Not seeing an end date (still available as of June 30, 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 ($425 is the goal) may work for some. Up to $355, not counting donations given outside of GoFundMe. See also his Patreon account below.
Ellerium Games: https://www.gofundme.com/ellerium-games. This is a hobby/game store in Scotland. £470 of £15,000 goal raised by 14 backers.
Brief blurb from the above link:
We are a small board game store based in Inverness, Scotland.
We have been a big member of the board game and trading card game community over the last 3 years.
We have seen our share of hardships and issues in setting up the store. after 3 years of operating we have now hit a tipping point of what to do next.
We are looking to secure fund for refurbishment and upgrade of the gaming space and to help us invest in developing our stock range.
Humble Bundle Bundles Available (as of June 30, 2019) – https://www.humblebundle.com/ (5 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 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.
Chivalry & Sorcery – the Medieval Role Playing Game Kickstarter Campaign: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/cns5/chivalry-and-sorcery-the-medieval-role-playing-game/
Chivalry & Sorcery, the legendary game of medieval fantasy roleplaying, is back! Standing on the shoulders of giants, with refined mechanics and a deep, rich atmosphere, this brand-new edition is bigger and better than ever before, and for the first time ever is brought to you as a full colour hardback book!
Please join us as we raise funds to complete the layout and fund the printing of this hefty tome, an estimated 500 pages of glorious colour – the Chivalry & Sorcery Roleplaying Game!
The text of the Chivalry & Sorcery core book is already complete, and layout is underway, and we’re confident of fulfilling the Kickstarter objective of publishing the game by February 2020.
Here’s the Kicktraq for the campaign: http://www.kicktraq.com/projects/cns5/chivalry-and-sorcery-the-medieval-role-playing-game/.
Also, in looking at DriveThru RPG (DTRPG) earlier, I noticed a number of items on sale at Brittannia Game Designs – https://www.drivethrurpg.com/browse/pub/3675/Brittannia-Game-Designs-Ltd/subcategory/6429/Chivalry–Sorcery.
Zorro™: The Roleplaying Game: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/gallantknightgames/zorrotm-the-roleplaying-game I did a blog post on this game Zorro RolePlaying Game Kickstarter Campaign Ends February 22, 2019.
This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Fri, February 22 2019 6:00 PM CST. $32,124 pledged (as of February 24, 2019) of $15,000 goal; fully funded. Campaign over, waiting on pledge manager if they go that route – nothing showing up as of June 23, 2019.
Chimera Comics Cellar Door Sci-Fi and Horror Graphic Novel Anthology: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/chimerascomics/cellar-door-a-scifi-and-horror-graphic-novel-antho/ (sci-fi and horror collection, parental guidance advised). $8,477 pledged of $11,000 by 160 backers of campaign (as of November 23, 2018). Not mentioned in the article is the Live Stream October 31, 2018 about the campaign; you can get a free preview (link is a bit down the Kickstarter page, or try https://mailchi.mp/chimerascomics.com/look-in-the-cellar – link shows as http://bit.ly/lookinthecellar which redirects to the Mail Chimp link I added). If you pledged $20 or more in the first 72 hours of the campaign, then you get an exclusive item, 8.5″ x 11″ print (shipping is another $2 for U.S. addresses):
Thousand Year Old Vampire Kickstarter RPG Campaign: Late Backers accepted (still available as of June 23, 2019) – https://shop.trycelery.com/page/d3060069-61df-4789-a974-f4e1fc9a499d; original campaign https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/timh/thousand-year-old-vampire-a-roleplaying-game Ended November 16, 2018 1:15 AM CST. Fully funded: $37,102 pledged by 1,423 backers of $500 goal. Several F-bombs in the Kickstarter description although that’s because one of the items available if you back at $35 or higher is a LARP book with it in the title.
The game mechanics are simple and intuitive. Play progresses semi-randomly through a book of Prompts which let you explore your vampire’s wants and needs, resolve problems, and chart the decline into senescence. Play can happen entirely within the character sheet or can become a journaling activity–both work equally well.
Vampires, for the purposes of this game, can mean nearly anything that is functionally immortal, doesn’t like daylight, and preys on humans for sustenance. I like Montague Summers-type vampires myself, but this system is designed to be flexible.
All you need is the book or PDF, a d10, and a d6. This is a solo game for you to play in lonely places wrapped in darkness, but can be played multiplayer if you like. Play can take from one to three hours, depending on how you go about things.
Chibi Siblings of Conflict Kickstarter Campaign: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/674003445/chibi-siblings-of-conflict-miniatures. Ended November 15, 2018. $12,051 pledged of $2,300 goal; 181 backers. Fully funded! Leaving up temporarily. Late Backers link: https://app.crowdox.com/projects/674003445/chibi-siblings-of-conflict-miniatures (still available as of June 23, 2019).
Americana RPG Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/sandypuggames/americana-1: Campaign ended, but you can follow if you want to order and missed the cut-off. They will be doing a video update in the near future – will link to it once they add it. Still waiting on a pledge manager (Backerkit, etc.) to show up as of June 23, 2019. They are closer to getting stuff out as a recent update on Kickstarter announced.
Americana RPG is a new RPG being developed by Sandy Pug Games: http://www.sandypuggames.com/. They started a Kickstarter campaign at https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/sandypuggames/americana-1. I added it to Gaming Sunday Week of October 21, 2018. Fully funded ($12,574 pledged of $6,800 goal) as of November 1, 2018 and ended Thursday, November 1, 2018 9:54 AM CDT. You can follow along if you were interested and didn’t back it. Here are some more links for Sandy Pug Games link for all of their DriveThru RPG (DTRPG) products: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/browse/pub/7386/Sandy-Pug-Games. You can also follow them on Twitter at: https://twitter.com/SandyPugGames and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/SandyPugGames/.
It’s an unusual concept for an RPG (“A game of teenage rebellion and murder in a fantastical 50s that never was” – from the Kickstarter campaign), but you can get a free quick preview from DriveThru RPG (DTRPG): https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/256782/Americana–Preview-Quickplay-Pack?manufacturers_id=7386. You can also download the file at https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1lpbN1YtyQ9J2yhGLtEfi43JjI9PqD9Hd.
From the DTRPG link:
Americana is an RPG set in a fantasy, inclusive 1950s small town, somewhere in the United States. Your best friend is dead, and you think it’s murder. Gather their other friends, follow the clues and investigate your town full of magic, wonder, gangs and risks to track down the killer and bring them to justice. Take control of one of 6 archetypes (Jock, Nerd, Outsider, New Kid, Artist, Royal) each with their own unique strengths and abilities, build Your Dead Friend, the victim of this murder, whose abilities and inspiration will aid you in discovering the truth behind their grisly fate, and build an incredible, magical town full of fantasy and wonder to explore.
The game takes place in a 50s vastly different than the one we’re used to. For a start, the world is full of magic. Orcs and Dwarves are going steady at the drive-in, Elves and Dragons are taking a trip to Look-out Point and your principal is a kindly skeleton that fought against Charlemagne. The world is also massively more progressive than the 50s ever was, systemic oppression of marginalized people is an alien concept in the world of Americana.
This is a free quickplay set that shows off some of the systems and world of Americana and hopefully get you excited for the full product. It includes just about everything you need to get started with your own murder mystery – some small lore details, character sheets and a stripped back version of the full rules.
If this catches your interest, Americana is already 100% funded on Kickstarter, so head on over and check out some of our reward tiers and stretch goals – which include a super sentai, power rangers inspired twist on the core setting and rules!
Bunnies and Barrows 3rd Edition Kickstarter: Campaign has ended; should be a Backerkit added in the near future; may be a bit as they are going to conventions soon. I posted about it at https://upsdownsfamilyhistory.wordpress.com/2018/10/09/bunnies-and-barrows-3rd-edition-rpg-kickstarter/. Fully funded with over $36,403 (785 backers) pledged for a $12,000 campaign. Leaving the link below active for now. Campaign ended, but will keep it up for when they open the Backerkit portion. It’s on BackerKit if you pledged, but don’t see a link for late backers as of June 30, 2019. Backers who ordered print copies should have received their copies by now.
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 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:
Current Sale: https://www.nobleknight.com/ may vary from day to day; some items still available as of June 23, 2019. Major sale available as of June 23, 2019 – https://www.nobleknight.com/Featured
Patreon Projects: https://www.patreon.com/
Not too many at present listed below. Too many possibilities, but if you search on Patreon, you may find one or more projects that appeals to you, be it gaming or non-gaming.
Dyson Logos: https://www.patreon.com/dysonlogos. Dyson Logos is creating Hand-Drawn Maps for Fantasy RPGs. You can also find stuff on Dyson’s blog: https://dysonlogos.blog/.
Johnn Four: https://www.patreon.com/johnnfour
Here’s a gaming creator who’s on Patreon, Liz Danforth – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liz_Danforth, that works with both The Fantasy Trip and Tunnels and Trolls: https://www.patreon.com/posts/artists-20361636. She has a blog under the Blog Section below.
Death Wears Bunny Slippers (DWBS): https://www.patreon.com/dwbs. Occasional F-bombs and other profanity in the videos. Not exactly gaming related, but how many people can say they own an old nuclear missile silo? I mention DWBS on occasion as he’s an interesting guy and it’s on my Bucket List to own an old missile silo if I ever get the chance. If nothing else, I hope to visit his silo one day.
Esoteric Order of 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!
James Edgar Skye: https://www.patreon.com/JamesEdgarSkye (see GoFundMe for his Bipolar Blog under GoFundMe)
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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