More RPG offers, both repeats with more stuff added:
Dying Earth Compleat Bundle
"Originally presented in January 2014 and revived in March 2015, this Dying Earth Bundle offer returns for a third trip, now greatly expanded and rechristened Dying Earth Compleat -- because the offer now encompasses the entire DERPG line. And all purchasers of the two previous runs also receive all the new additions (a US$65 retail value) on their Wizard's Cabinet download page. (The new titles are Primer of Practical Magic, Demons of the Dying Earth, Day of the Quelo, Gomoshan's Tomb, The Creep of Inaccuracy, and Excellent Prismatic Spray issues 2-6.)
Jack Vance's Dying Earth stories portray the exploits of characters ranging from vat-grown beauties to wandering scoundrels to vainglorious magicians, who eat, drink, gamble, explore, and cheat their way through what is widely presumed to be the final era of history. Above them, the sun has reddened and grown spotty with age; all assume that it will soon extinguish itself. The cities of the Dying Earth are places of exotic and decadent beauty. Strange foods and bizarre clothing are commonplace. The world is littered with forgotten ruins and plagued by dangerously effective predators. Only the foolhardy or powerful venture far from the safety of their communities. The latter group is intimately familiar with arcane secrets of magic, which, though wondrous and impressive, are mere shadows of the achievement of previous ages.
Published in 2001, The Dying Earth RPG was the first official tabletop RPG based on Jack Vance's work and one of the earliest releases from Pelgrane Press, which has since published 13th Age, the GUMSHOE line of games, and many more. (Trivia: Bundle of Holding operator Allen Varney laid out the DE rulebook and designed the original Pelgrane Press logos.) Designer Robin D. Laws (Feng Shui, HeroQuest, Hillfolk) captured the essence of Vance's stories through an ingenious rules system that downplayed combat in favor of intricate social rules of persuasion and rebuff. The game text anatomized many of the elements that mark the Dying Earth stories: odd customs, crafty swindles, heated protests and presumptuous claims, casual cruelty, weird magic, strange vistas, ruined wonders, exotic food, and foppish apparel.
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 the charity designated by Pelgrane Press co-owner Simon Rogers, V-Day.
This is one of the largest offers in Bundle history, with a total retail value of US$182. Customers who pay just US$18.95 get all seven titles in this offer's Essentials Collection (retail value $76) as DRM-free .PDF ebooks:
Those who pay more than this offer's threshold (average) price, which is set at $36.95 to start, also get this offer's massive Compleat Collection with fourteen more supplements and adventures worth an additional $106 that amplify any Dying Earth game at all three levels of play:
Stone Skin Press BundleStone Skin Press. With a series of literary anthologies to challenge the boundaries between genres and creative scenes, Stone Skin (the Pelgrane Press fiction imprint) gathers writers from such disparate fields as gaming, literary fiction, F/SF, film, YA, comics, and podcasting. Its eclectic author rosters bring colliding perspectives to bear on themes that combine the classic with the surprising.
"Stone Skin Press is a new fiction imprint from roleplaying game publisher Pelgrane Press," Simon Rogers wrote at the start of the August 2012 Kickstarter campaignthat launched the line. "We set up the imprint because of my enthusiasm for genre-crossing writing, including Michael Chabon, Iain Banks, Margaret Atwood, Ursula Le Guin and Adam Marek. I already know how to publish, and there is a wealth of talented writers, both mainstream and genre who enjoy writing to a challenging brief. We want to inspire all-new fiction and take our writers and readers in new directions."
We provide each ebook complete in ePub, Kindle (.mobi), and .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 the charity selected by Pelgrane Press co-owner Simon Rogers, V-Day.
The total retail value of the titles in this offer at launch is US$40. Customers who pay a mere US$3.95 get all four titles in our Starter Collection (retail value $16) as DRM-free .PDF ebooks, including The New Hero Volume 1 and Schemers -- a total of 28 stories both heroic and insidious by Tobias S. Buckell, Monte Cook, Julia Bond Ellingboe, Chuck Wendig, and more -- plus both collections of the avian webcomic The Birds by Robin D. Laws.
Those who pay more than this offer's threshold (average) price, which is set at just $9.95 to start, also get this offer's entire Bonus Collection with four more star-studded fiction collections worth an additional $24:
At least one more title will be added later. When a title is added after launch, ALL customers who previously purchased the bundle -- even during this offer's original October 2014 run -- automatically receive the newly added title, REGARDLESS of whether or not they paid more than average. This is their reward for buying early.
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