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Subject:Another RPG bundle offer - Hunter: The Vigil
Time:06:53 pm
This is an offer for Hunter: The Vigil, White Wolf's game of monster hunting. The setting is the "Chronicles of Darkness" which apparently is a variant on their long-established World of Darkness setting (Vampire etc.). I read the first version of the rules in dead tree format many years ago, but never really got into it:

https://bundleofholding.com/presents/HunterVigil

"This offer features White Wolf's 2008 Storytelling game from the Chronicles of Darkness, Hunter: The Vigil. Fans of Supernatural, Sleepy Hollow, and other monster-hunting tales can rejoice: No longer need ordinary humans be swept up in the machinations of the unknown. Hunter lets you take up the torch and fight -- often desperately -- against the darkness. This bargain-priced offer collects almost the entire Hunter line masterminded by gifted editor Chuck Wendig, now an acclaimed novelist (Blackbirds, Under the Empyrean Sky, and the Star Wars Aftermath trilogy).

We provide each ebook complete in .PDF (Portable Document Format). Like all Bundle of Holding titles, these books have NO DRM (Digital Restrictions Management), and our customers are entitled to move them freely among all their ereaders.

Ten percent of each purchase (after gateway fees) goes to this offer's designated charity, the RPG Creators Relief Fund. The RCRF is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization founded to provide financial assistance to tabletop roleplaying game creators suffering hardship due to medical emergencies, natural disasters, and other catastrophic situations.

The total retail value of the titles in this offer at launch is US$114. Customers who pay just US$7.95 get all four titles in our Starter Collection (retail value $38) as DRM-free .PDF ebooks, including the complete Hunter: The Vigil corebook (retail price $20), the organizations book Compacts and Conspiracies (retail $9), and the Block by Bloody Block campaign framework (retail $9). As a convenience to customers who don't have the World of Darkness rulebook, we also include the 66-page adventure Nightmare at Hill Manor, released for Free RPG Day 2011, with all the rules you need to play Hunter: The Vigil.

Those who pay more than the threshold (average) price, which is set at $21.95 to start, also get our entire Bonus Collection with four more titles (retail value $76), including Chronicles sourcebooks about hunting vampires (Night Stalkers, retail $20), werewolves and spirits (Spirit Slayers, retail $19), mages (Witch Finders, retail $20), and just about every other supernatural creature (Mortal Remains Revised, retail $17).

At least one other title will be added after launch. "When a title is added after launch, ALL customers who previously purchased the bundle automatically receive the newly added title, REGARDLESS of whether or not they paid higher than average. This is their reward for buying early."
 

It's an interesting offer if you're into horror RPGs and monster hunting - but as I've mentioned in previous posts, I feel a bit "monstered out" and probably won't bother to look at it, and to be honest I've never been a huge fan of White Wolf's game system. This probably has a lot more to do with me than with the actual merits of the system. Nevertheless I think you're getting quite a lot for your money, and certainly think it should be considered if you want a horror system.

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whswhs
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Time:2017-01-24 02:30 am (UTC)
I bought this one back when it first came out, but I could never come up with an idea for a campaign, and eventually I resold it. I still like original WoD, but the games I'd like to run are Mage and Wraith (I actually have run Mage once and found it a lot of fun).
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ffutures
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Time:2017-01-24 09:21 am (UTC)
I've played Vampire a few times, but to be honest all the clan and goth stuff put me off.

Review here, in the style of a certain gonzo journalist:

http://www.forgottenfutures.co.uk/odyssey/od2.htm
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whswhs
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Time:2017-01-25 04:39 pm (UTC)
I looked at Vampire and it seemed unappealing; it was way too political, and I didn't find the fantasy of being a creature of the night that preys on normal people compelling, either. But I liked Mage a lot better, and I had a lot of fun in the Changeling campaign I was in, though that's not a game I'd want to run, I think.

It struck me a while back that the classic WoD games were kind of a map of the human life cycle: Changeling is about children trying to live imaginative lives while surrounded by adult routines and obligations; Werewolf is about adolescents in rebellion against the established order and preoccupied with intense passions; Vampire is about college students staying up late at night and forming cliques; Mage is about adults learning how the world really works and trying to shape it; Wraith is about elderly people faced with death and looking back to the world of the living from outside. I'm not sure where Hunters would fit in. . . .
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ffutures
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Time:2017-01-25 08:01 pm (UTC)
It's much more of a traditional monster-bashing game than the others. I suppose that like most RPGs it's an excuse for guilt-free violence, sort of a supernatural war on terror, so it's sort of the Fight Club version of adulthood.
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