I saw this when I checked Bundle of Holding this evening – Beasts and Barbarians Bundle. Remove some of the e-mail copy/paste to keep the post under 600 words.
If you were into Robert E. Howard, Michael Moorcock, Fritz Leiber, or similar Conan-style action, this might be the bundle for you. Since this is a revived bundle, if you have the earlier bundle, check your account to see if you were given a free upgrade.
Through MONDAY, FEBRUARY 17 the resurrected August 2018 Beasts & Barbarians Bundle once again brings you vintage sword-and-sorcery adventure for Savage Worlds Explorer Edition
A BEASTLY AND BARBARIC REVIVAL
Through Monday, February 17 we revive the August 2018 Beasts & Barbarians Bundle featuring the sword-and-sorcery campaign setting from GRAmel Publishing for the fast-furious-fun Savage Worlds Explorer Edition rules from Pinnacle Entertainment. The Savage Worlds roots of Beasts & Barbarians run deep and cross borders: The prolific Italian Savage contributor Umberto Pignatelli created it for GRAmel, the Polish SW licensee. GRAmel’s Piotr Korys was once Pinnacle’s Savage Worlds line editor.
Funded in 2017 in a successful Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign, Beasts & Barbarians Steel Edition (the game’s second) adds lots of material, furthers the setting’s timeline, and makes useful corrections in tone. B&B‘s Golden (first) Edition (2011), while faithfully capturing the spirit of Robert E. Howard’s pulp fiction, also followed Howard’s practice of characterizing some races in stereotyped ways. “We didn’t want to offend anybody,” Piotr Korys explained on the RPG.net forum. “Cultural differences (I’m from Poland, Umberto is from Italy) could be the reason and explanation, but our game was proofread and edited by US-born English native speakers — and they left [the characterizations] there. We have changed a lot of things, which were put there not because we are racist (both Umberto and me hate white supremacy — or every supremacy — movement), but because they were in pulp games.” This offer’s Steel Edition (2017) removes the problematic characterizations.
This bargain-priced revival once again presents the complete Steel Edition and lots of character supplements, location sourcebooks, adventures, and play aids — everything you need to tread the jeweled thrones of the Dread Sea Dominions under your sandaled feet. Pay just US$12.95 to get all seven titles in this revived offer’s Starter Collection (retail value $68) as DRM-free .PDF ebooks, including the full-color Steel Edition Player’s Guide, Game Master Guide, and the Heroes of the Dominions collection of pregenerated player characters; the bestiary Beasts of the Dominions; the introductory adventure Soul in the Water; the Steel Edition Figure Flats print-and-fold character standups; and the Game Master Screen.
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 this revival’s entire Bonus Collection with eight more titles worth an additional $76, including three location sourcebooks (Dark Places of the Dominions, Jalizar – City of Thieves, and Tricarnia – Land of Princes and Demons); three character supplements (Gladiators of the Dominions, Pirates of the Dominions, and Tattered Banners – Bandit Lords and Mercenary Captains); and the full-length Steel Edition adventures Enyia’s Song and Trollhunt.
Ten percent of your payment (after gateway fees) goes to this offer’s designated charity, Ocean Conservancy.
Limber your sword arm, check your arrows, and grab this revived Beasts & Barbarians Bundle before it rides off to new adventures Monday, February 17.