Marcus L. Rowland (ffutures) wrote,
Marcus L. Rowland

Another bundle offer - Bundle of nerves

This is the first of two horror games bundles - the second will be announced tomorrow, apparently. This one repeats an offer from 2013, the one tomorrow will be all new. This runs through to November 1st

"Revived from its first run in October 2013, this original Bundle of Nerves offer presents a wide selection of indie RPGs featuring scares of many kinds, from Kafkaesque psychological terror to slasher flicks. It spawned a series of annual Nerves collections, of which the latest installment, Nerves +3, will launch soon and run in parallel with this revival."

"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 Innocence Project."

Customers who pay $6.95 get all the titles in the Starter Collection (retail value $25.50) as DRM-free .PDF ebooks:
  • Don't Rest Your Head (Evil Hat Productions, retail $5): The classic indie RPG by Fred Hicks of insomniacs with superpowers, fighting exhaustion and madness to stay awake for just one more night in the Mad City.
  • Dread (Impossible Dream, retail $3): The suspense RPG that uses a Jenga tower.
  • Kingdom of Nothing (Galileo Games, retail $7.50): The people who lost everything and slipped through the cracks into the Forgotten Places, where the Nothing manifests their fears as twisted monsters.
  • Murderous Ghosts and Murderous Ghosts: Northampton State Hospital (Trauma Games, retail $5 each): Vincent Baker's cutthroat two-player RPG of cat-and-mouse pursuit. The Northampton State Hospital version debuted in this offer.
Customers who pay more than the threshold (average) price, which is set at $14.95 to start, also get the Bonus Collection with five more titles (retail value $56:)
  • The Demolished Ones (Rite Publishing, retail $13): Brian Engard's Victorian noir, steampunk, Lovecraftian horror, murder-mystery, quest-for-identity, Fate-based adventure.
  • Don't Lose Your Mind (Evil Hat Productions, retail $10) and Don't Read This Book (retail $5): Twenty-six new Madness Talents for Don't Rest Your Head, plus 13 forbidden tales from the Mad City edited by Chuck Wendig.
  • The Final Girl (Gas Mask Games, retail $8): Bret Gillan's fast, low-prep game of slasher-flick action. The Final Girl is sold exclusively in this offer and nowhere else.
  • Ocean (Atarashi Games, retail $10): Jake (Tokyo Brain Pop) Richmond's GM-less survival/mystery story game set in an abandoned underwater research station.
  • Spookybeans (Chapter 13 Press, retail $10): A morbidly funny comic-book world in the goth vein of Charles Addams and Tim Burton.

There don't seem to be any surprise extras this time around, but given how many games the offer includes that isn't really a problem.

As usual I have to point out that I get to download these games free, so I may not be entirely unbiased in mentioning this - it looks like a good deal if you like horror, whether you actually need so many horror games is possibly another story. But there's probably stuff in any or all of them that would be useful for any of the others, or for other horror games such as Call of Cthulhu, so I think it looks like it's worth a few quid.
Tags: rpg

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