STARTER COLLECTION (US$9.95 - retail value $46)
- Maid: The Role-Playing Game (Star Line Publishing, retail price $6): The first Japanese tabletop RPG ever translated into English -- a wild comedy game of maids serving their eccentric master.
- Mecha and Mekayana (Heroic Journey Publishing, retail $10): Chris Perrin's fast-moving game of simple and exciting robot combat, along with the supplement that adds Bollywood film romance and giant-robot melodrama.
- Magicians (Samjoko Publishing, retail $10): The tabletop RPG of Asian mythology with a magic system that uses the Korean language. That's right, playing this game teaches you Korean!
- Anima Prime (Berengad Games, retail $10): Steambots and megaswords in the vein of the Final Fantasy series.
- Clover and the Clover Holiday Special (Ben Lehman, retail $10): Charming games of the best five-year-old girl in the world -- -- a loving tribute to Kiyohiko Azuma's manga series Yotsuba&!
- Golden Sky Stories (Star Line Publishing, $10): Heartwarming tales, reminiscent of Miyazaki's My Neighbor Totoro, about magical animals in a rural Japanese village.
- Tokyo Brain Pop (Atarashi Games, $10): The revised (and retitled) game of psychic Japanese schoolgirls at Atarashi High School.
- Kuro (Cubicle 7, $20): Cubicle 7's game of unremitting Japanese horror a la The Ring, from French designer Neko and the team behind Qin: The Warring States (now available in Asia Fantastic).
- Monkey (D101 Games, $7): Newt Newport's storytelling game of the Monkey King's Journey to the West.
- Motobushido (Alliterated Games, $10): Motorcycle-samurai heed the call of the Highway.
Ten percent of each purchase (after gateway fees) goes to Doctors Without Borders.
Usual caveat - The main reason I know about this offer is because I'm on the list to get this stuff free if I want it. In this case I'm interested, though I doubt I'm going to try to learn Korean, but even if I wasn't I think it's a reasonable deal. If I think these are bad deals I'll say so.