"Montreal-based Dream Pod 9 built its early reputation with Heavy Gear, Jovian Chronicles, and other RPG and miniatures games inspired by high-tech science fiction and Japanese-style robots. In sharp contrast, Tribe 8 (1998), Dream Pod 9's third RPG, is a chronicle of dream magic, supernatural horrors, and godlike figures on a post-apocalyptic Earth.
When the demonic race of Z'bri horrors enslaves humanity, the Earth Goddess manifests magical avatars called Fatimas to overthrow the demons. But life under the Fatimas is no utopia either. Tribe 8 player characters are the Fallen -- outcasts from the seven Fatima tribes -- determined to build an eighth tribe and a new society on the ashes of the old. You can learn much more about the game's backstory and premise on the Dream Pod 9 Tribe 8 page.
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. [Note: These .PDFs are image scans from the 1990s hardcopy originals. The print is readable but light. Most text can be copied; the optical character recognition (OCR) is generally good but not foolproof.]
Ten percent of each purchase (after gateway fees) goes to this offer's designated charity, Make A Wish International.
The total retail value of the titles in this offer at launch is US$81. Customers who pay just US$11.95 get all six titles in our Starter Collection (retail value $40) as DRM-free .PDF ebooks: the First Edition Player's Handbook (retail $7) -- read this first! -- plus the 1998 Tribe 8 1st Edition rulebook (retail price $8) and the Tribe 8 Weaver's Screen and Assistant (retail $6) that launches the extensive T8 metaplot. You also get the Tribe 8 Companion (retail $6), the Horrors of the Z'bri book of adversaries (retail $6), and the Adrift on the River of Dream magic sourcebook (retail $7).
Those who pay more than the threshold (average) price, which is set at $22.95 to start, also get our entire Bonus Collection with seven more titles (retail value $42):
- Children of Lilith (retail $6) and Trial by Fire (retail $6): The central books in the initial T8 story arc, Children of Prophecy.
- Vimary Sourcebook (retail $7): The acclaimed core setting book -- one of the best-regarded supplements in the T8 line or anywhere.
- All three "Word" tribebooks: Word of the Pillars (retail $5), Word of the Fates (retail $6), and Word of the Dancers (retail $6) -- the guides to playing, or opposing, the Seven Tribes of the Fatimas.
- Into the Outlands (retail $6): A setting sourcebook of the wilderness that surrounds the island of Vimary and the lands of the Z'bri.
As I said, this really doesn't interest me. The value looks OK, and may be very good if you like this sort of thing, but I'm going to pass.