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

Another RPG bundle offer - Dungeon World

Dungeon World is an attempt to bring new life to the old dungeon-bashing style of RPG by using a better and more customizable rules set:

"This is the Bundle site's third collection featuring the Apocalypse Engine RPG Dungeon World from Sage Kobold Productions. Transplanting Vincent Baker's Apocalypse World to fantasy, Dungeon World brings indie ideas to traditional dungeon crawls. Because it's published under a Creative Commons license, many designers have helped make Dungeon World one of today's best-supported indie RPGs. This new collection presents lots of supplements and settings.

The total retail value of the titles in this offer at launch is US$106. 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, Doctors Without Borders.

Like our two previous DW Bundles, this +3 offer's Starter Collection (retail value $39) includes the core Dungeon World rulebook. Customers who pay just US$5.95 get the rulebook plus all these new supplements and adventures as DRM-free .PDF ebooks:

  • Great Monsters of Crime (Red Box Vancouver): Johnstone Metzger (The Nightmares Underneath, Adventures on Dungeon Planet) presents felonious creatures inhabiting a literal criminal underground.
  • 20 Dungeon Starters (Lampblack & Brimstone): Kick off your campaign with no preparation in 20 different ways.
  • The Perilous Wilds (Lampblack): We presented this landmark DW environment supplement in our January 2016 Dungeon World Bundle +2. We bring it back to support the many new Perilous Wilds expansions in this offer's Bonus Collection -- see below!
  • Grim Hunt (Porcupine Publishing): Pursue an elven spy through a port city full of intrigue and betrayals.

Those who pay more than the threshold (average) price, which is set at $16.95 to start, also get our entire Bonus Collection with ten more titles worth an additional $76:

  • Three more Red Box Vancouver monster manuals: Space Wurm vs. Moonicorn, A Market in the Woods, and The End of Known Space.
  • Five Lampblack & Brimstone excursions in the Perilous Wilds line: Perilous Deeps, A Book of Beasts, Mad Vandel's Map Pack, Freebooters on the Frontier, and A Folio of Followers.
  • The Boughs (Sandy Pug Games): A campaign setting of the civilizations inside colossal trees in an infinite forest. Includes the Ranger of the Vast playbook.
There are no surprise extras this time.

I'm ambivalent on this one - dungeon crawls aren't a style of adventure I tend to play, and I doubt a new rules system would do anything to change that. But you do get a lot for your money, and it ought to be useful as a source of ideas, so I think I can recommend it, if only for the silly monster on the cover of The Perilous Wilds. As usual I have to stress that I'd get this stuff free if I wanted it, which may affect my perception, if you have to pay your opinions may differ

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