Gaming Sunday August 18, 2019

Updated August 24, 2019

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 40 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 24, 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 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: 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 24, 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:

This Bundle of Holding is a bit different than usual. Bundle of Holding has decided to restart the campaign and went with choosing the charity themselves. Usually, the bundle creator chooses the charity. In this case, the charity is

Help for a gaming industry founderOrdinarily we donate 10% of the revenue from a Bundle of Holding offer to a charity. For this Catalyst Bundle revival, we’re adding the charity portion to the publisher share, to help Rick Loomis and Flying Buffalo through a tough time.

Catalyst: https://bundleofholding.com/presents/Catalyst2019

Through TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10 the resurrected July 2017 Catalyst Bundle once again brings you Flying Buffalo’s classic CityBooks and more — and we help the man who made them happen

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On short notice but in a good cause, we resurrect (through Tuesday, September 10) the July 2017 Catalyst Bundle, featuring the famous Catalyst line of generic fantasy supplements from Flying Buffalo. Rick Loomis, founder of Flying Buffalo, publisher of Tunnels & Trolls, and designer of the first-ever solitaire adventure (Buffalo Castle), is facing overwhelming medical bills from his treatment for lymphatic cancer. Rick’s family has started a GoFundMe campaign, and we’re also helping with this great collection of Buffalo’s Catalyst supplements that work with any fantasy RPG.

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Adventurer! In a good cause we’ve revived our July 2017 Catalyst Bundle, featuring the Catalyst line and other tabletop fantasy roleplaying game .PDF ebooks from Flying Buffalo. Rick Loomis, founder of Flying Buffalo, publisher of Tunnels & Trolls, and designer of the first-ever solitaire adventure (Buffalo Castle), is facing overwhelming medical bills from his treatment for lymphatic cancer. Rick’s family has started a GoFundMe campaign, and we’re also helping with this great collection of Buffalo’s Catalyst supplements that work with any fantasy RPG. Notably, the CityBook series presents dozens of individual shops, establishments, and characters you can add to any urban fantasy adventure.This revived collection brings you all seven CityBooks, four Grimtooth’s Traps collections of devious dungeon obstacles, and the RPG Mercenaries, Spies, & Private Eyes. For this resurrection we’ve added a recent Catalyst title, the City of the Gods Map Pack, and the solo adventure Mugshots No. 1 – The Case of the Pacific Clipper. (And if you bought this offer during its original July 2017 run, check your Wizard’s Cabinet — you get both of these new additions too!)

For just US$7.95 you get all six titles in our Starter Collection (retail value $30) as DRM-free .PDF ebooks, including the first three CityBooks (I: Butcher, Baker, Candlestick Maker, II: Port o’ Call, and III: Deadly Nightside), plus the first two Grimtooth’s books and Treasure Vault.

And if you pay more than the threshold price of $22.50, you’ll level up and also get our entire Bonus Collection with ten more titles worth an additional $49:

  • CityBooks IV-VII: Four more sets of people and places you can easily drop into any city adventure — IV: On the Road, V: Sideshow, VI: Up Town, and VII: King’s River Bridge.
  • Grimtooth’s Traps 3-4: Titled Fore and Ate (don’t ask us why), these two books give you hundreds more traps to waylay dungeon delvers.
  • NEW IN THIS REVIVAL! City of the Gods Map Pack: The wondrous place built by all the pantheons of Earth after they left this world behind.
  • Mercenaries Spies & Private Eyes: Michael Stackpole‘s classic action/espionage RPG inspired by Tunnels & Trolls. Includes the Adventure of the Jade Jaguar solo adventure. (Both were also part of our September 2018 Tunnels & Trolls Bundle.)
  • NEW! Mugshots No. 1 – The Case of the Pacific Clipper: A high-flying pulp-era solo adventure for MSPE written by Dungeons & Dragons co-designer Dave Arneson.

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

Help for a gaming industry founderOrdinarily we donate 10% of the revenue from a Bundle of Holding offer to a charity. For this Catalyst Bundle revival, we’re adding the charity portion to the publisher share, to help Rick Loomis and Flying Buffalo through a tough time.

Mythras Worlds: https://bundleofholding.com/presents/MythrasWorlds

(Looking for our other offers? Darkfast DungeonsMythras CoreWar on Everything )Adventurer! This all-new Mythras Worlds Bundle presents recent .PDF sourcebooks and adventures for Mythras, the d100-based fantasy tabletop roleplaying game (formerly published as RuneQuest 6) by The Design Mechanism. These marvelous campaign worlds range from Mythic Earth to the modern-day Vampire Wars to the fantasy setting of Thennla.This offer is a companion to our April 2018 Mythras collection with the core rulebook and important supplements like Mythic Britain and Classic Fantasy. We’ve revived that offer as Mythras Core, and the supplements in this new Worlds collection require those books.

For just US$9.95 you get all five titles in this offer’s Starter Collection (retail value $41.50) as DRM-free .PDF ebooks, including the modern supernatural setting After the Vampire Wars; The Lonely Lighthouse and Moonspike Tower, two modules for the Classic Fantasy expansion; The Fenix Papers, a collection of Mythras articles; and the Mythras GM Screen.

And if you pay more than this offer’s threshold price of $25.12, you’ll level up and also get this offer’s entire Bonus Collection with ten more supplements and adventures worth an additional $68, including Mythic Constantinople (plus its Map Pack and the adventure Life’s Long Consequences); two Mythic Britain location books, Logres and Waterlands; and no less than five titles set on Thennla Shores of Korantia, The Taskan Empire Thennla, and the adventures Khakun Shrugs and The Arakuline Tribute.

Remember, if you don’t already have the revived April 2018 Mythras Core Bundle now in progress, start there first.

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 Mythras offers will be donated to the charity selected by Mythras designers Lawrence Whitaker and Pete Nash, the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

Mythras Core: https://bundleofholding.com/presents/MythrasCore

Adventurer! We’ve resurrected our April 2018 offer featuring .PDF ebooks of Mythras, the acclaimed Design Mechanism version of one of the greatest fantasy tabletop roleplaying games ever published, RuneQuest. Formerly titled RuneQuest 6, this authoritative edition of the classic skill-based percentile system enjoys a wide range of supplements and adventures featuring swords and sorcery, history and myth, science fiction and urban horror. This bargain-priced revival, retitled Mythras Core, once again gives you everything you need for a complete campaign of classic dungeon-crawling fantasy or mythic history. And the all-new companion offer, Mythras Worlds, adds even more.For just US$14.95 you get all five titles in this revived Core offer’s Starter Collection (retail value $47) as DRM-free .PDF ebooks, including the 304-page Mythras core rulebook, three adventures — Madness & Other Colours, Xamoxis’ Cleansing, and A Gift From Shamash (that last one is even science fiction!) — and the 336-page Classic Fantasy supplement (Old School dungeon crawls in Mythras!).And if you pay more than this offer’s threshold price of $25.05, you’ll level up and also get this revival’s entire Bonus Collection with eight more supplements and adventures worth an additional $57, including Mythic Britain (and the Mythic Britain Companion), Mythic Rome (plus the Mythic Rome Maps), and three Classic Fantasy adventures: These Violent Delights, The Terror of Ettinmarsh, and Tomb of the Mad Wizard.

Don’t forget our all-new companion collection, Mythras Worlds, with recent sourcebooks including Mythic Constantinople and After the Vampire Wars.

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 Mythras offers will be donated to the charity selected by Mythras designers Lawrence Whitaker and Pete Nash, the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

 

War on Everything – MAYDAY, SNAPSHOT, 50-FOOT COLOSSI, ZOMBIE WAR, and 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.

Darkfast Dungeons: https://bundleofholding.com/presents/Darkfast

Adventurer! This Darkfast Dungeons Bundle presents the print-and-play dungeon-crawl boardgame Darkfast Dungeons, its compatible Save the Day superhero roleplaying game, and tons of full-color print-and-cut miniature figures by Canadian designer-artist David Okum. Darkfast Dungeons provides a fun and varied dungeon-crawl experience in a couple of hours. Because you need no gamemaster or preparation, Darkfast Dungeons is kid-friendly and also great for experienced players with limited time. A typical game lasts 2-3 hours, and it works great solo. With its hundreds of printable full-color miniature figures, the Darkfast Dungeons line is an affordable alternative to those big dungeon-crawler boxes full of plastic miniatures — games like DungeonQuest, Clank!, Descent, and Warhammer Quest — and you can store all your minis in a three-ring binder. The Okumarts Games YouTube channel has Actual Play videos and crafting tips.

This all-new collection presents DRM-free .PDFs of all the rulebooks and adventures for both Darkfast Dungeons and its four-color companion Save the Day, along with more than two dozen .PDFs of paper miniatures, for an unbeatable bargain price. For just US$9.95 you get all fifteen titles in our Starter Collection (retail value $55):

  • The complete Darkfast Dungeons Basic rulebook, along with five Darkfast Paper Minis sets: New Heroes, Dungeon Monsters Sets 1 & 2, and Mice & Rats Sets 1 & 2
  • Both Save the Day rulebooks — the Basic Rules and the Advanced Rulebook — plus four sets of Heroes & Villains Paper Minis
  • Three Eldritch Mythos Paper Minis sets: Monsters, Innsmouth, and the ever-handy Loathsome Fishmen

And if you pay more than the threshold price of $24.20, you’ll level up and also get our entire Bonus Collection with fourteen more titles worth an additional $71:

  • Five Darkfast Dungeons rules expansions, supplements, and adventures: Realm of Shades, Steam & Sword, Dragons & Dwarf Mecha,The Ghost Woods, and The Kingdom of Richard
  • Two rogues’ gallery supplements for Save the Day: Vile Villains One and Two, plus all four Vile Villains Paper Minis sets
  • The northerly Save the Day adventure Team Canada
  • Two Darkfast Dungeons Props Sets of papercraft props, walls, and doorways: Set 1: Forgotten Tombs and 2: Lost Treasures

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

The heroic battle

Ten percent of your payment (after payment gateway fees) goes to this offer’s designated charity, Ocean Conservancy.

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:

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 still has some items on sale as of August 24, 2019.

Fanatical.com Bundles and Sales Available: https://www.fanatical.com/en/bundle – nineteen (19) bundles available as of August 24, 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 24, 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.

Help Gaming Legend Rick Loomis: https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-gaming-legend-rick-loomis

 

Help for a gaming industry founder

Rick Loomis has been an important part of the game industry for almost 50 years, and now he is in the fight of his life with cancer. Even though he is a US army veteran and qualifies for medicare, Rick’s share of the medical bills are now in the tens of thousands of dollars. Please help his family through this terrible time and help keep the  legacy of Flying Buffalo going strong.

Rick was one of the founding members of the Game Manufacturing Association and served as its President several times when they needed him. He started Flying Buffalo Games back in 1970 and was one of the first people to ever run a Play-by Mail game on a dedicated computer. He has traveled the world to promote role-playing and card games and over the years Rick has befriended hundreds (thousands!) of people at conventions from his Flying Buffalo Games booth and company.  He published Tunnels & Trolls, the Nuclear War Card Game, Grimtooth’s Traps and so much more. Rick truly is a legend.  But being a legend doesn’t mean you are wealthy, it just means that some people have respect for your accomplishments.

Rasing to Upgrade The Bipolar Writer Blog: https://www.gofundme.com/rasing-to-upgrade-the-bipolar-writer-blog

Not a gaming GoFundMe, but one 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 24, 2019) –  https://www.humblebundle.com/ (7 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.

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 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 August 3, 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 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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