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

Another RPG bundle offer - Apocalypse Engine Bundle +2

This is a system I've looked at before but never actually got round to playing. It comes highly recommended by friends who have contributed to the kickstarter mentioned below, and generally has a good reputation.

"This is an all-new second collection (a follow-up to our successful September 2015 offer) of RPGs Powered by the Apocalypse -- that is, based on Vincent Baker's fantastically original 2010 RPG Apocalypse World. From superheroics and cyberpunk to space opera and World War II, these wide-ranging games let you pick a playbook, try your Moves, roll 2D6, and play to find out what happens. 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 Southern Poverty Law Center.
The total retail value of the titles in this offer at launch is US$90. Customers who pay just US$12.95 get all four titles in our Starter Collection (retail value $42) as DRM-free .PDF ebooks:
  • Apocalypse World Second Edition (retail price $15): The February 2016 Kickstarter triumph brings new moves, new playbooks, and all-around smoothness. (See this Stack Exchange topic, "What's the difference betwen Apocalypse World 1E and 2E?")
  • Action Movie World: First Blood (retail $7): Get joyously typecast in cheesy '80s straight-to-video flicks.
  • Spirit of '77 (retail $10): Daredevils, truckers, and red-hot mommas hit the highways for high-octane Watergate-era excitement.
  • Headspace (retail $10): Hyper-competent transhuman operatives share their consciousness in a cyberpunk battle against global corporations.
Those who pay more than the threshold (average) price, which is set at $22.95 to start, also get our entire Bonus Collection with four more titles worth an additional $48:
  • Night Witches (retail $12): Jason (Fiasco) Morningstar's acclaimed historical game of Soviet airwomen in World War II -- the dreaded Nachthexen of the 588th Night Bomber Regiment.
  • Masks: A New Generation (retail $14): In the vein of Young Justice, Young Avengers, and Teen Titans, young superheroes of Halcyon City fight villains, save lives, and try to figure out who they are.
  • Epyllion: A Dragon Epic (retail $12): Young drakes investigate rumors, solve problems, and discover a growing evil in Dragonia.
  • Uncharted Worlds (retail $10): Bold starship crews earn fame and fortune uncovering the mysteries Out There.
At least one more 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 more than average. This is their reward for buying early."
Apocalypse Engine resources
As I said, I'm going by others' opinions here - I get the impression that this is a fun system which goes a lot of places others don't, and has some unusual ideas such as the referee NOT rolling dice all the time, but I haven't actually played it. It looks to be reasonable value for money, but as usual YMMV.

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