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Subject:Another RPG bundle offer - Feng Shui
Time:06:06 pm
Another fun Bundle of Holding offer, this time one of the classic action RPGs, Feng Shui, in an all new(ish) second edition:

https://bundleofholding.com/presents/FengShui2

"This offer presents the 2015 Second Edition of Hong Kong movie action RPG Feng Shui from Atlas Games. Designed by Robin D. Laws (Cthulhu Confidential, Hillfolk, GUMSHOE), Feng Shui 2 hits you with ancient sorcerers, transformed animals, control-freak Shaolin monks, and cyborg apes. Armed with the secrets of feng shui, they aim to conquer the past, present, and future. Only you have the guts, guns, and flying feet to stop them.

Leap off buildings, sword-fight across treetops, and have running gun-battles through the Underworld in a desperate race to keep history itself from being rewritten. Discover your sworn enemy is your long-lost sister, swear vengeance for the fallen noodle-boy caught in the crossfire, and kill a lot of kill-worthy dudes to earn one more bounty so you can buy that nightclub singer new corneas. Kick butt! Blow things up! Save the world! Kiii-yaaah!

We presented the first edition of Feng Shui and four of its supplements in a quick five-day offer way back in October 2013. This all-new collection has many 2E books funded in Atlas's triumphant September 2014 Feng Shui 2 Kickstarter campaign, along with half a dozen First Edition supplements not included in the previous offer. 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 National Film Preservation Foundation.

The total retail value of the titles in this offer at launch is US$113. Customers who pay just US$14.95 get all four titles in our Starter Collection (retail value $40) as DRM-free .PDF ebooks, including the complete full-color Feng Shui 2E corebook, Hong Kong Task Force Double Eight, the updated adventure Burning Shaolin Redux, and the First Edition creature collection Glimpse of the Abyss.

Those who pay more than the threshold (average) price, which is set at $24.95 to start, also get our entire Bonus Collection with seven more supplements worth an additional $73, including the 2E Secrets of the Chi War, five 1E Faction sourcebooks (Blood of the Valiant, Elevator to the Netherworld, Seal of the Wheel, Thorns of the Lotus, and Gorilla Warfare), and the Game Master Screen with its 32-page insert book, A Fistful of Fight Scenes.

At least one more title will be added fter 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."


This is one I can unreservedly recommend; Feng Shui is one of the classic action RPGs, with some lovely rules to give it the flavour of its source material. Kick mook ass, take names, and save the continuum. It's a weird job but somebody has to do it... It's pretty cheap considering the original paper cost, and if you don't already own a fair chunk of it it's the best way to get it all. As usual your mileage may vary, of course...

Later - forgot to apologise for the delay in mentioning this, which may mean some people don't get the cheapest price - I heard about it yesterday, but I was staying in a hotel and of course the WiFi went wrong overnight and I couldn't post this until I got back to London.

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whswhs
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Time:2018-04-03 05:37 pm (UTC)
There, I'm afraid, our tastes differ. I read a friend's copy of Feng Shui a while back, and recoiled. It seemed to me that the worldbuilding was no more substantial than a stage set, and that it intentionally called attention to its being a stage set. And that's just the opposite pole from what I prefer, which is worldbuilding with massive depth in the style of J.R.R. Tolkien or Austin Tappan Wright.

In fact, though I know that Laws is greatly respected, I've never seen a game by him that I could run or would want to play. It's like John W. Campbell's old formula, "A being that thinks as well as a human being, but not like a human being" (though I make no claims as to whether it's Laws or I who's the alien).
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ffutures
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Time:2018-04-04 10:46 am (UTC)
We'll have to differ on this - I've had a lot of fun with some of his systems.
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