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

Another RPG bundle offer - Mindjammer

This is an SF RPG I don't know at all:

"This choice new collection features Sarah Newton's transhuman SFRPG Mindjammer from Mindjammer Press, co-published by Modiphius Entertainment. In the New Commonality of Humankind -- a hyperadvanced far future of realistic aliens, lost colony worlds, and the vast Mindscape shared consciousness -- Mindjammer lets you play hardened mercs, cunning corpocrats, culture agents and memetic engineers, aliens and para-human hominids, scouts and socialites, uplifted animals, androids, and even sentient starships. The Second Age of Space is the stage for transcendent cutting-edge space opera in the tradition of Iain M. Banks, Alistair Reynolds, Charles Stross, Ken MacLeod, and Vernor Vinge.

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 chosen by Chris Birch of Modiphius Entertainment and Sarah Newton of Mindjammer Press, Vision Rescue. "Modiphius and Mindjammer Press have chosen to support Vision Rescue," they say. "Our goal is to raise US$20,000 for a Vision Rescue Bus, one of the projects the charity uses to help combat child slavery in India."

The total retail value of the titles in this offer is US$101. Customers who pay just US$12.95 get all four titles in our Starter Collection (retail value $50) as DRM-free .PDF ebooks, including the complete 500-page Mindjammer corebook (retail price $27), the adventure The City People (retail $12), the stunning Enhanced Commonality Space Schematic poster map (retail $7), and Sarah Newton's Mindjammer - The Novel (retail $4), which we originally presented in the very first Bundle of Holding offer in the ancient past of February 2013.

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 supplements and adventures worth an additional $51: three regional/cultural sourcebooks -- Core Worlds (retail $14), The Far Havens (retail $11), and Children of Orion - The Venu Soucebook (retail $14) -- along with the complete campaign adventure Hearts and Minds (retail $12).

There don't appear to be any surprise extras this time around.

This seems to be a competently-designed system using the well-regarded FATE games engine, and is trying to do something a little different than the usual evil space empire/daring space pirate/space mercenary sort of SFRPG. It's also very pretty, with a lot of illustrations which seem to be reasonably well balanced in the gender of adventurers, if not their races, and you do seem to get a complete system (including things like spaceship design which are often sold as separate books) in the corebook. I'm not sure I'll be playing it, but it certainly looks interesting, and I think it's probably worth buying if you want a system of this type, especially if you're already familiar with the FATE game mechanics. But as usual I have to point out that I don't pay for this stuff if I want it - if you do your mileage may vary.

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