This is one I REALLY like - but unfortunately own all of it in dead tree format! It's a repeat of a 2016 offer, but with lower prices:
"By far the most popular comedic RPG in tabletop gaming, PARANOIA inverts many roleplaying tropes: Players compete instead of cooperating; they can't know the rules, and rules lawyers are aggressively curtailed; the Gamemaster really is out to get you, and your character will die repeatedly. PARANOIA is unique in awarding supreme, insuperable, unquestionable authority to the GM, who dances the players like puppets for entertainment. It's less a roleplaying game than a psychological exercise.
Yet it works, hysterically well. In the authoritative RPG.net Game Index of over 17,600 games, the current Mongoose Publishing edition of PARANOIA ranks #18. In November 2014 Mongoose completed a spectacularly successful PARANOIA Kickstarter campaign that raised £217,517 from 4,380 patrons for a new, streamlined edition to be designed by James (Baron Munchausen) Wallis, Grant Howitt, and Paul Dean.
Designed by Dan Gelber, Greg Costikyan, and Eric Goldberg, and originally published by West End Games in (appropriately) 1984, PARANOIA has had several editions. This offer presents the First (1984) and Second (1987) Editions from the game's original publisher, West End Games. Previously available only in pirated versions of varying quality, the original March 2016 run of this offer marked the debut of new image scans, approved by PARANOIA's original designers -- the first authorized PDFs available anywhere of all the best books that made the game great. This collection includes some of -- actually, most of -- the funniest writing in the history of roleplaying.
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, Human Rights Watch.
The total retail value of the titles in this offer at launch is US$80. Customers who pay just US$17.95 get all six titles in our RED-Clearance Collection (retail value $35) as DRM-free .PDF ebooks:
Those who pay more than this offer's threshold (average) price, which is set at $24.95 to start, also get our entire ULTRAVIOLET-Clearance Collection with eight more titles worth an additional $45:
I really don't have anything bad to say about this, except to warn that the second edition rules are different and considerably easier to run and use - I'd REALLY recommend going for the full bundle on this one. I hate to think how much I spent on this stuff as dead trees, but if you don't already know the game this is a great way to get into it. I'm not even going to give a "Your mileage may vary" warning this time!
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