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

Another RPG bundle offer - Ponyfinder

I really don't know what to say about this one, except that it definitely isn't one I want, although it appears that quite a lot of people do if a successful Kickstarter is any indication. If you're a fan of My Little Pony and related works your opinion may differ...

"Why yes, it is a D&D 5E/Pathfinder setting about little magic ponies. Ponyfinder casts the players as equine fae in the magical realm of Everglow. As the Ponyfinder TV Tropes entry indicates, designer David Silver has conjured a campaign setting that captures many appealing aspects of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. Has Ponyfinder found its audience? Check the impressive run of five successful Kickstarter campaigns, from the original July 2013 "Ponies for Pathfinder" Kickstarter through four sequels, most recently the July 2016 "Dawn of the Fifth Age" Kickstarter for a D&D Fifth Edition conversion.

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, Reading is Fundamental.

The total retail value of the titles in this offer at launch is US$134. Customers who pay just US$12.95 get all five titles in our Starter Collection (retail value $58) as DRM-free .PDF ebooks, including the complete 188-page Ponyfinder Campaign Setting core rulebook (the 2018 Unified Edition for both D&D 5E and Pathfinder), the Everglow Bestiary, and three introductory scenarios from Playground Adventures especially suited for younger players: Ghost of the Pirate Queen, The Lonely Pony, and The Sweetest Secret.

Those who pay more than the threshold (average) price, which is set at $19.95 to start, also get our entire Bonus Collection with four more titles worth an additional $76, , including the Tactics of Everglow rules expansion, Races of Everglow, Tribes of Everglow, and the full-length scenario The Unicorn's Crown (Part 1 of the seven-part saga To Found an Empire)."

Sorry, I am so not this game's intended audience that I can't even look at the thing without going wibble... Lots of pictures of ponies in silly armour and using ridiculous weapons etc., lots of D&D type stuff, and my eyes are REALLY glazing over. Bronies and others with an interest will probably love it, but that simply isn't me, and I think I'm going to pass on value judgements because I have no idea.

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