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Subject:Two more RPG bundle offers - Pendragon
Time:07:19 pm
Two bundle offers for Pendragon, possibly the best Arthurian RPG, one a repeat, the other all-new:

King Arthur Pendragon

https://bundleofholding.com/presents/KAP2018

"This is a revival (the third) of our June 2014 offer featuring one of the most honored and respected RPGs ever published, King Arthur Pendragon. This revival runs in parallel with an all-new companion, Estates and Uther, that presents recent KAP supplements.

King Arthur Pendragon is the crowning achievement of legendary designer Greg Stafford (founder of Chaosium and discoverer of Glorantha), Pendragon isn't just a game about Arthurian Britain -- it is a painstakingly researched, amazingly detailed game with mechanics built specifically to support play as one of the noble, passionate, and ultimately tragic Knights of the Round Table. In the comprehensive RPG.net Game Index of over 19,200 tabletop RPGs, King Arthur Pendragon ranks #5. Pendragon is a rarity in the roleplaying world, a work of authentic scholarship.

Chaosium first published Pendragon in 1985. Since then, it has remained continuously in print through several revisions and several publishers, most recently Nocturnal Media, co-founded in 2010 by the late Stewart Wieck. This revival of the original June 2014 offer (the third revival, following those in December 2014 and July 2017) presents Nocturnal's current, comprehensive "Edition 5.2" rulebook (2016).

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 these two Pendragon offers' designated charity, the RPG Creators Relief Fund.

The total retail value of the titles in this offer is US$129. Customers who pay just US$12.95 get all six titles in our Starter Collection (retail value $57) as DRM-free .PDF ebooks:

  • King Arthur Pendragon (retail price $20): The most current (Edition 5.2) version of the clasic core rules for playing knights in Britain.
  • Book of Knights & Ladies (retail $20): Create characters from 100 different places in Britain or ten foreign lands, and from a dozen religions.
  • Tales of Chivalry & Romance (retail $6): Five short adventures about the knightly code of chivalry and the high art of romance.
  • Tales of Magic & Miracles (retail $6): Adventures in fantastic and holy realms, including a prelude to the Grail Quest.
  • Book of Records Volume 1 - Knights (retail $5): Form-fillable, auto-calculating .PDF character and estate sheets.

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 titles worth an additional $72:

  • The Great Pendragon Campaign (retail $25): Greg Stafford's multi-generation saga with over 100 adventures across 85 years, stretching from before Arthur is conceived to beyond his death. Of over 7,500 entries in the RPGgeek game index, The Great Pendragon Campaign is rated #1.
  • Book of Battle Second Edition (retail $25): These rules for large-scale combat let your knight stride into battle and turn the tide for better -- or worse.
  • Book of Armies (retail $20): All the armies in The Great Pendragon Campaign and many more, plus the battles important in the legends, such as Badon and Camlann.
  • Pendragon Gamemaster Characters (retail $2): Stats for all the important characters from The Great Pendragon Campaign and more.

Pendragon Arthurian Lands

https://bundleofholding.com/presents/ArthurianLands

"Pendragon Arthurian Lands is a companion (squire?) to our June 2014 King Arthur Pendragon Bundle, resurrected and running in parallel with this new offer. This all-new companion offer includes vintage 1990s location sourcebooks and adventures that range across the British Isles and beyond: Cambria, Cumbria, the Saxon lands, Caledonia, Scandinavia, and Ireland.

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. (These .PDFs are image scans of the original 1990s hardcopies with Optical Character Recognition applied. Text is generally clear and copiable; some sidebars are muddy and usually not copiable. The covers were poorly scanned.)

Ten percent of each purchase (after gateway fees) goes to these two Pendragon offers' designated charity, the RPG Creators Relief Fund.

The total retail value of the titles in this offer is US$78. Customers who pay just US$7.95 get all four titles in this offer's Starter Collection (retail value $34) as DRM-free .PDF ebooks, including Saxons! (about the Germanic invaders in southeast Anglia), Perilous Forest (set in Cumbria), Savage Mountains (Cambria, i.e. Wales), and the adventure collection Blood and Lust (Cambria, Logres, Anglia).

Those who pay more than this offer's threshold (average) price, which is set at $14.95 to start, also get this offer's entire Bonus Collection with five more titles worth an additional $44, including Pagan Shore (Ireland), Beyond the Wall (Caledonia -- Picts!), Land of Giants (Scandinavia -- Beowulf!), and the adventure collections Tales of Mystic Tournaments and Tales of the Spectre Kings.

 

Pendragon resources


I've taken a look at a couple of the supplements in the second offer and the scanning etc. doesn't seem to be as bad as described - it's all readable, though of course I may have been lucky and missed something horrible in one of the files I haven't examined.

My feeling on this is that this is a fairly important RPG, and one that's well worth looking at if you like the Arthurian mythos and want to play in this setting, or simply want some fairly accurate information on it. The prices for both bundles look good, I'd definitely recommend the first if you don't already have the game, and the second if you have it and want more. As usual your mileage may vary, of course.



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