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 46 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 September 29, 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 September 29, 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:
Traveller4 Bundle: https://bundleofholding.com/presents/Traveller4
Through MONDAY, OCTOBER 21, make a starship jump to the dawn of the Third Imperium with the all-new Traveller4 Bundle
Adventurer! You subscribed to this Bundle of Holding mailing list to receive news of our pay-what-you-want collections of tabletop roleplaying game .PDFs and RPG-related ebooks at http://bundleofholding.com.
In Designers & Dragons: The ’90s, Shannon Appelcline recounts the story behind T4. After Traveller‘s original publisher, GDW, shut down in January 1996, rights to Traveller reverted to designer Marc W. Miller. Marc licensed the game to Imperium Games, the fourth of 21 short-lived companies started by longtime industry inhabitant Ken Whitman. Financed by Courtney Solomon‘s company Sweetpea Entertainment, Whitman lured GDW staffers Lester Smith and Timothy Brown, along with other Traveller stalwarts, to prepare a new edition.
GDW’s MegaTraveller and Traveller: The New Era had transformed the rules and destroyed the Third Imperium interstellar empire, but the new edition, it was said, would restore the spirit of Classic Traveller and explore the Imperium’s earliest days, “Milieu 0.” In the event, the Traveller4 rulebook, written by diverse hands in just four months, proved a mess: sloppy editing, indifferent artwork and layout, and rules systems that each worked well enough on their own but combined oddly. For instance: (1) Traveller4‘s character generation system and skill list are perhaps the best in the game’s long history; (2) the combat system (once you incorporate its extensive errata) works smoothly, with fine-grained difficulty ratings and a simple penetration-damage scheme adapted from Striker and MegaTraveller; but (3) the characters you made in (1) can easily achieve skill ratings that steamroll any difficulties they meet in (2).
In 1997 Imperium Games followed the T4 rulebook with 14 support titles of strikingly uneven quality. (Some of the most interesting books were created by an outside studio, the CORE Group, and by Greg Porter of BTRC, whose EABA game line we presented this past April.) In 1998 Imperium vanished as quickly as it had arrived. Two years later Solomon produced and directed the first Dungeons & Dragons film. As for Whitman’s later career, a search for “Ken Whitman Traveller” brings many results.
Though Traveller4 never found a large following, it still has fans. Its setting, the young Third Imperium spreading from Core Sector to recover thousands of lost worlds, is unique in Traveller‘s long history. Despite their poor editing, which spawned 30 pages of consolidated errata, the T4 books present many good ideas and system-neutral setting descriptions that work well with any Traveller milieu. This all-new collection presents the T4 rulebook and the best supplements and adventures — everything you need to venture out in your scout ship (or your battle squadron) to recontact the Pocket Empires lost in the Long Night. And yes, we include the errata.
Pay just US$14.95 to get all six titles in our Starter Collection (retail value $70) as DRM-free .PDF ebooks, including the complete Marc Miller’s Traveller core rulebook (plus the Traveller4 Game Screen); the venerable ship-design system Fire, Fusion, & Steel (in its revised version for T4) and the Naval Architect’s Manual for interior ship design; the Central Supply Catalog equipment guide; and Milieu 0, a setting guide that describes the early days of the brave new Third Imperium, a thousand years before Classic Trav.
And if you pay more than the threshold (average) price, which is set at $24.95 to start, you’ll level up and also get our entire Bonus Collection with seven more supplements and adventures worth an additional $70, including Greg Porter’s weapons guide Emperor’s Arsenal; Pocket Empires, which lets you own and operate your own star system; the fleet action supplement Imperial Squadrons; Psionic Institutes; the two-part adventure Long Way Home and Gateway; and the nine-scenario collection Anomalies.
These .PDFs are decent image scans of the original 1990s hardcopies. Text is always clear and usually copiable, though a few books have background graphics that interfered with the OCR (optical character recognition). Illustrations are generally dark and muddy.
Ten percent of your payment (after gateway fees) goes to this offer’s designated charity, the Electronic Frontier Foundation.
The early glories of a galactic empire await — but don’t wait, because this Traveller4 Bundle vanishes Monday, October 21.
From January 2017, murder mystery party games from FREEFORM GAMES Murder Parties EVERYTHING YOU NEED to host a murder mystery for six to 32 guests: https://bundleofholding.com/presents/2019Murder
Hosts and hostesses! This revived January 2017 Murder Parties Bundle once again presents unforgettable live-action murder-mystery party games from Freeform Games. Invite your guests to an evening of food, drink, and investigation of a murder. One guest did it — but who? With no predetermined script, these party games put you and six to 32 friends in the heart of the action. Before the party, every player gets a detailed character background with goals, contacts, secrets, and costume tips. At the gathering, you all decide who to talk to, trust, or betray. In four hours or so, will the murderer be discovered? You won’t know until the party’s over.With settings from Hawaii to Golden Age Hollywood to the Wild West, these .PDF kits include step-by-step instructions for the host, quick-start hints for guests, illustrated item cards, reference sheets, and much more. Many games provide versions for kids, extra “emergency characters” in case someone brings a friend, and other thoughtful touches. Check out Freeform’s free introductory ten-guest Way Out West game, and then investigate this bargain-priced collection for groups of six to 30+ guests. It’s not too early to start planning your holiday party!For just US$19.95 you get all four titles in our Smaller Groups Collection (retail value $120) as DRM-free .PDF kits:
- A Will to Murder (6-9 players, retail $30): In 1930s Britain, a wealthy family feuds over the last will of their murdered patriarch.
- Lei’d to Rest (6-12 players, retail $30): A luau gone bad at a Hawaiian beach resort.
- A Heroic Death (8-12 players, retail $30): The Superheroic Justice Doom Squad has to save the world, but first they must escape their volcano headquarters.
- Way Out West (10-14 players, retail $30): The party’s on at the Silver Dollar Saloon in Cactus Gulch, 1884.
And if you pay more than the threshold price of $30.08, you’ll level up and also get our entire Bigger Groups Collection with four more kits suited for soirees with up to 30+ guests:
- Davy Jones’ Locker (10-15 players, retail $30): In Tortuga, 1785, Caribbean pirates aim for the big haul — or the keelhaul.
- Spellbound (13-17 players, retail $30): At the Tremaine School of Magic, students must investigate a memory-loss mystery while also taking final exams.
- Arabian Nights (18-24 players, retail $40): An hour after the Sultan announces his daughter’s betrothal to handsome Prince Ala ‘ad-Din, the young prince is found dead in the marketplace.
- Hollywood Lies (16-32 players, retail $50): At the post-award party for Dazzled to Death, film stars and producers wheel and deal despite the sad death of the award-winning star.
Note: Many Freeform Games party games have Standard and Extended versions; Extended versions support more guests. The games in this offer are all Standard versions. And be aware, you print out all the guest handouts before the party. For the larger games you’ll be printing a lot of pages.
Learn more about our offers at our official blog, Beyond the Bundle.
The search for justice
Ten percent of your payment (after payment gateway fees) will be donated to this offer’s designated charity, Human Rights Watch.
Savage Battlefield – DINOSAUR PROTOCOL, G.A.I.A., GASLIGHT, SHERWOOD, and more: https://bundleofholding.com/presents/SavageBattle
Adventurer! This Savage Battlefield Bundle presents tabletop roleplaying game campaign settings published by Battlefield Press for Pinnacle Entertainment’s fast-furious-fun Savage Worlds Deluxe Edition RPG. (And one for the new SW Adventure Edition, too.) In this all-new offer, which helps Battlefield owner Jonathan Thompson and his family after an arsonist burned their home, you can get Victorian and World War I fantasy, Cthulhoid space opera, Robin Hood adventure, and more for a bargain price.For just US$7.95 you get all five campaign settings in our Starter Collection (retail value $48.50) as DRM-free .PDF ebooks, including the starfaring Cthulhu Mythos setting Eldritch Skies (Savage Worlds Edition), plus the Kindle version and GM Screen Inserts; the World War I alternate-history fantasy Kaiser’s Gate, plus the Kaiser’s Gate Field Manual: Mounts and Adventures & Archetypes; and Sherwood: The Legend of Robin Hood Second Edition.And if you pay more than the threshold price of $21.64, you’ll level up and also get our entire Bonus Collection with five more titles worth an additional $55.50, including the Eldritch Skies supplement Distant Vistas; the modern-day supernatural Agents of G.A.I.A.; the post-apocalyptic exploration of a World Reborn, The Dinosaur Protocol (for SWAdE); Gaslight Victorian Fantasy Third Edition, plus the Gaslight Map Pack and Calendar Pack 1888; and the 1920s one-shot adventure set in the Kaiser’s Gate background, Wizards and Wiseguys: Public Enemies.Learn more about our offers at our official blog, Beyond the Bundle.
Helping a publisher in need
On August 6, as Battlefield Press owner Jonathan Thompson and his family were on their way home from Gen Con, a burglar robbed their home in Shreveport, Louisiana and then set the house on fire. “The fire destroyed collectibles, about a third of my gaming collection, general reference books, and my work computers,” says Jonathan. “We have insurance, but there is a $2,500 deductible, and we will be displaced to a hotel for at least the next 5-6 months.” Ordinarily we donate 10% of the revenue from a Bundle of Holding offer to a charity. For this Savage Battlefield Bundle, we’re adding the charity portion to the publisher share, to help Jonathan cope with disaster.
Old School Revival 6: https://bundleofholding.com/presents/OSR6
Adventurer! This Old School Revival Bundle 6 is our sixth annual (well, mostly) celebration of the Old School Revival and the spirit of tabletop roleplaying’s earliest days. This all-new collection presents Hot Springs Island and Operation Unfathomable, dungeons by Dyson Logos, three One-Page Dungeons compilations, BLUEHOLME, Hydra Cooperative, Melsonian Arts Council, and a new Expeditious Retreat “Aggressive Ecologies” entry debuting in this offer.For just US$12.95 you get all seven titles in our Starter Collection (retail value $48) as DRM-free .PDF ebooks, including the foul-aired hexcrawl Fever Swamp, the Aggressive Ecology embodied in The Undead Leviathan, the BLUEHOLME Journeymanne Rules (plus its Referee Repository, Character Records, and the introductory module Necropolis of Nuromen), and a giant dungeon map collection by master mapper Dyson Logos.And if you pay more than the threshold price of $26.78, you’ll level up and also get our entire Bonus Collection with nine more titles worth an additional $65:
- Jacob Hurst’s glorious two-volume jungle hexcrawl, A Field Guide to Hot Springs Island and The Dark of Hot Springs Island
- The gonzo-phantasmagorical subterranean sandbox by Jason (The Dungeon Dozen) Sholtis, Operation Unfathomable (plus its Player’s Guide and the map and character sheet)
- The Slaver Fungus, a new star-spanning “Aggressive Ecologies” entry from Expeditious Retreat that debuts in this offer and is not yet available anywhere else
- Chris Kutalik’s What Ho, Frog Demons!, a hexcrawl set in the Weird-infested Marlinko Canton, site of Slumbering Ursine Dunes, Fever-Dreaming Marlinko, and Misty Isles of the Eld
- And three recent volumes in the long-running One-Page Dungeon Compendium contest series: 2016, 2017, and the 2018 Tenth Anniversary Edition
Learn more about our offers at our official blog, Beyond the Bundle.
The Good FightTen percent of your payment (after payment gateway fees) goes to this offer’s designated charity, Ocean Conservancy.
Torg Eternity: https://bundleofholding.com/presents/TorgEternity
Through MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 30 the all-new Torg Eternity Bundle puts you on the front lines of the Possibility Wars using the new 2018 edition Storm Knight! This all-new Torg Eternity Bundle presents the current (2018) edition of Torg, the multi-genre tabletop roleplaying game from Ulisses Spiele. Invaders from other realities (“cosms”) have arrived on Earth, and where they rule, the laws of physics warp to form strange new landscapes. But Core Earth’s “Storm Knights,” heroes from all the cosms, use magic, technology, miracles, and even super powers to defend against the Reality Raiders and their endless minions.Designed by Shane (Savage Worlds) Hensley and others, and funded in a spectacular May 2017 Kickstarter campaign, Torg Eternity updates the 1990 West End Games version (which we presented in two past offers, January and March 2015) and reimagines the cosms that threaten our Core Earth. This all-new offer presents everything you need to restart the Possibility Wars for reality itself.For just US$9.95 you get all three titles in our Starter Collection (retail value $37.50) as DRM-free .PDF ebooks, including the complete Torg Eternity Core Rules and the new Drama Deck, the Torg Eternity GM Screen and Character Archetypes, and the Character Journals with multi-page record sheets for Storm Knights from every cosm.And if you pay more than the threshold price of $25.06, you’ll level up and also get our entire Bonus Collection with three more titles worth an additional $43, including the Day One Adventure Book that puts you in the opening minutes of the Possibility Wars, the scenario collection Delphi Missions: Rising Storm, and the Torg Eternity Soundtrack with 21 atmospheric .MP3 music tracks.Learn more about our offers at our official blog, Beyond the Bundle. Toward new PossibilitiesTen percent of your payment (after payment gateway fees) will be donated to this offer’s designated charity, Rainforest Trust.
Civilization Sales: SALE ENDED.septem 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 September 29, 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 September 29, 2019.
Fanatical.com Bundles and Sales Available: https://www.fanatical.com/en/bundle – nineteen (19) bundles available as of September 29, 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 September 29, 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 September 29, 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.
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 September 29, 2019) – https://www.humblebundle.com/ (10 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 September 29, 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 September 2019. As of August 31, 2019, many have not received their rewards which is why I changed the date.
Thousand Year Old Vampire Kickstarter RPG Campaign: Late Backers accepted (may no longer be available as of September 29, 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 September 29, 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 September 29, 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 September 29, 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)
Prior Gaming Sundays posts: https://upsdownsfamilyhistory.wordpress.com/tag/gaming-sunday/