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Week 39 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 August 11, 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 August 3, 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:
War on Everything – MAYDAY, SNAPSHOT, 50-FOOT COLOSSI, ZOMBIE WAR, and more: https://bundleofholding.com/presents/WarOnEverything
Warm up your printer: The Bundle of Holding declares War on Everything with this all-new, bargain-priced collection of print-and-play tabletop board wargames that range across the Earth and into space. These small, fast-playing games, most for one or two players, include full-color .PDFs of the complete rules, maps, and no more than 100-200 counters apiece. With a color printer and some cardstock, you can get up and running in half an hour or less, and a game takes just 1-2 hours. Fight dimensional invaders, colossal rock-monsters, zombie hordes, and fleets of starships — and play a disease that wipes out medieval Europe!Launch the conflict for just US$7.95 to get all four boardgames in our Declaration Collection (retail value $48), including the classic Traveller close-combat game Snapshot, Tiny Battle Publishing’s Invaders From Dimension X! and Zombie War, and the morbid historical multiplayer game Black Death.
Pay more than the threshold price of $18.67 to build up your forces with our entire Escalation Collection that adds four more games worth an additional $60, including Mayday (another Traveller boardgame); the complete Starfire Core Rules Bundle (with the Revised Tactical Rulebook, Imperial Starfire, and Sky Marshal #2) from Starfire Design Studio; and Tiny Battle’s two Dimension X sequel games: Space Vermin From Beyond! and Attack of the 50 Foot Colossi!
In a September 2011 BoardgameGeek forum post, Mark “ZombieMark” Mitchell offers “crazy-quick and stupid-simple” advice for printing and assembling print-and-play wargame components.
Learn more about our offers at our official blog, Beyond the Bundle.
The Good Fight
Ten percent of your payment (after payment gateway fees) goes to this offer’s designated charity, The DOTS RPG Project, a nonprofit dedicated to making games accessible to visually impaired players and other people with disabilities.
ArM5 World of Magic: https://bundleofholding.com/presents/ArM5World
Note well, magus! This new ArM5 Worlds of Magic Bundle is one of two offers now in progress featuring Ars Magica, the landmark tabletop roleplaying game of medieval myth and magic from Atlas Games. This new collection of .PDF ebook supplements for ArM Fifth Edition lets you range across the world outside Mythic Europe — explore magickal traditions in Hibernia, Africa, and the lands of the Nile — and meet the guys with their face in their chest.For just US$14.95 you get all four titles in this offer’s Starter Collection (retail value $55) as DRM-free .PDF ebooks, including Mythic Locations, The Cradle & the Crescent (previously in our February 2016 ArM5 More Magic offer), Thrice-Told Tales, Hooks, and The Contested Isle.And if you pay more than this offer’s threshold price of $26.97, you’ll level up and also get this offer’s entire Bonus Collection with five more supplements worth an additional $75, including the location sourcebooks Lands of the Nile and Between Sand & Sea: Mythic Africa; Through the Aegis, (five ready-to-run covenants); and the supplement that shows you how to comprehensively and permanently blow up your entire campaign world, Dies Irae.(If you don’t already have the revived August 2014 Ars Magica 5 Bundle now in progress, start there first to get the core Fifth Edition rulebook and key supplements.)Learn more about our offers at our official blog, Beyond the Bundle.
The Good Fight
Ten percent of each payment (after payment gateway fees) for these two Ars Magica offers will be donated to these offer’s designated charity, Doctors Without Borders.
Ars Magica 5: https://bundleofholding.com/presents/ArsMagica5-2019
Magus, heed this resurrection! We’ve revived (for a fifth time!) our popular August 2014 Ars Magica 5 Bundle featuring the Atlas Games tabletop fantasy roleplaying game of medieval myth and magic, Ars Magica. This, one of two large ArM5 offers now in progress, gives you .PDF ebooks of the core rulebook and everything you need to start your own saga in Mythic Europe. If you’re new to Ars Magica, start here. Then continue your Hermetic research with our new companion offer, ArM5 World of Magic, with many more supplements about this remarkable magical setting.For just US$$14.95 you get all five titles in this resurrected offer’s Starter Collection (retail value $$55) as DRM-free .PDF ebooks:
- Ars Magica Fifth Edition: The complete, current 240-page rulebook.
- Covenants: The essential guide to help players improve the homes of their magi.
- Houses of Hermes: True Lineages: A detailed treatise on four powerful Houses of the Order of Hermes.
- Apprentices: Become a young student of the Art of Magic.
- The Living Covenant: As a convenience to our customers, we present over two dozen free characters and setting files from the Atlas Games website, collected here in one handy 42-page booklet.
And if you pay more than this offer’s threshold price of $$25.53, you’ll also get this offer’s entire Storyguide Collection with five more sourcebooks and scenarios worth an additional $$70:
- Houses of Hermes: Mystery Cults and Societates: The second and third treatises on the Hermetic Houses.
- The Lion and the Lily: The Normandy Tribunal sourcebook about the many active covenants in densely populated northern France.
- The Broken Covenant of Calebais : The first-ever ArM adventure, updated for the current edition.
- Tales of Mythic Europe: Nine short adventures that push your saga to the limits of Mythic Europe.
Learn more about our offers at our official blog, Beyond the Bundle.
Alms for charity
Ten percent of your payment (after payment gateway fees) will be donated to these two Ars Magica offers’ designated charity, Doctors Without Borders.
Mekton Zeta: https://bundleofholding.com/presents/Mekton
(Looking for our other offers? Conan Essentials — Conan Hyborian Ways — Savage Heroes )Mechajock! This Mekton Bundle presents the complete .PDF ebook product line for the 1994 Zeta edition of Mekton, the anime-mecha tabletop roleplaying game by Mike Pondsmith from R. Talsorian Games. Mekton conjures worlds of Macross-style high adventure and Gundam-like mechanized combat in a far future where science fiction meets Japanese anime. At stake: the survival of entire civilizations, entrusted to the skilled few who can master the giant robotic war machines of this future age.For just US $9.95 you get all four titles in our Starter Collection (retail value $42.50) as DRM-free .PDF ebooks, including the complete Mekton Zeta core rulebook, the Mekton Zeta Plus rules expansion, the Mekton Techbook, and the Mekton Tactical Display Referee’s Screen.And if you pay more than the threshold price of $23.68, you’ll level up and also get our entire Bonus Collection with six more supplements and sourcebooks worth an additional $44.50, including four complete campaign settings — Operation Rimfire, Mekton Empire, Invasion Terra, and Starblade Battalion — plus the two Mecha Manuals, big books of robot designs that debut in .PDF in this offer and are not yet available anywhere else.These are top-quality .PDF image scans of the original 1990s hardcopies with OCR (optical character recognition) applied. Some of these books are newly scanned for this offer.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.
Savage Heroes: https://bundleofholding.com/presents/SavageHeroes
This Savage Heroes Bundle presents no less than four game settings for the fast-furious-fun Savage Worlds tabletop roleplaying game from Pinnacle Entertainment. Based on the long-running comics Fear Agent™, The Goon™, and The Sixth Gun®, and on Robert E. Howard’s pulp wanderer Solomon Kane, these savage worlds span time and space for a bargain price.For just US$19.99 you get all five complete rulebooks in our Corebook Collection (retail value $75) as DRM-free .PDF ebooks:
- Fear Agent™: A pulp space odyssey with horror, military action, old-fashioned ass-kicking, and revenge, not necessarily in that order.
- The Goon™: Zombie-robot-changeling noir with Franky, Doc Alloy, Fishy Pete, Merle the Werewolf, and the rest of the Goon’s tough-as-leather crime syndicate.
- The Sixth Gun®: Cutthroat Weird-West historical fantasy about six otherworldly pistols and the rogues, gadflies, and scoundrels who seek them.
- The Savage World of Solomon Kane: Robert E. Howard’s Puritan wanderer has passed the torch to a new group of holy warriors who fight globe-spanning evil.
- And as we often do, we include the Savage Worlds Deluxe Explorer’s Edition rulebook.
And if you pay more than the threshold price of $31.11, you’ll level up and also get our entire Expanded Collection with fifteen more titles worth an additional $81, including basically all the important supplements for all these games:
- For Fear Agent: Its Archetypes pregenerated characgters, Creature Cards, GM Screen Inserts, and the adventure Feeding Time
- For The Goon: Its Archetypes, Creature Cards, GM Screen Inserts, and the adventure The Great Bollaire Street Block Party
- For The Sixth Gun: The Sixth Gun Companion, plus the Custom GM Screen, Figure Flats, and the adventure The Winding Way
- For Solomon Kane: The worldbook The Path of Kane, Savage Foes of Solomon Kane, and Solomon Kane: Traveler’s Tales (adventures)
Learn more about our offers at our official blog, Beyond the Bundle.
The Heroic FightTen percent of each payment for this Savage Heroes offer (after gateway fees) goes to the charity chosen by Shane Hensley of Pinnacle Entertainment,, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.
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 August 3, 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.
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 August 3, 2019.
Fanatical.com Bundles and Sales Available: https://www.fanatical.com/en/bundle – sixteen (16) bundles available as of August 3, 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 August 3, 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 August 3, 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 August 3, 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 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/
Campaign ended July 31, 2019: 678 backers pledged £32,863. They unlocked the last Stretch Goal even though it wasn’t met which was £35,000.
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 August 3, 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).
The products were delayed due to a random Customs check in late July 2019, but should be sent to backers by the end of August 2019.
Thousand Year Old Vampire Kickstarter RPG Campaign: Late Backers accepted (still available as of August 3, 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 August 3, 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 August 3, 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 August 3, 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:
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!
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)