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Subject:Another RPG bundle offer - Nobilis
Time:06:40 pm
Another RPG bundle, two RPGs - Nobilis, which I've heard about but never played, and a spin-off for games in the style of Japanese animation etc., Chuubo's Marvelous Wish-Granting Engine. To make this clearer, the cheaper offer is Chubbo's..., the more expensive version includes Nobilis.

https://bundleofholding.com/presents/NobilisChuubo


"This offer presents .PDF ebooks of two landmark indie RPGs by star designer Jenna Moran (Exalted, Weapons of the Gods). Among 2,600 rules sets in RPG.net's comprehensive Game Index, Jenna's Nobilis, the diceless RPG of demigodlike Powers (think Sandman's The Endless or Piers Anthony's Incarnations of Immortality), ranks #1. And Chuubo's Marvelous Wish-Granting Engine adapts the Nobilis system for a warm-hearted RPG of heroic innocents in the style of Miyazaki films like Spirited Away and shows like Adventure Time. 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 designated by Nobilis and Chuubo's designer Jenna Moran, the Trevor Project.

The total retail value of the titles in this offer at launch is US$90. Customers who pay just US$9.95 get all six titles in our Starter Collection (retail value $50) as DRM-free .PDF ebooks, including the complete 578-page Chuubo's Marvelous Wish-Granting Engine rulebook (previously presented in our November 2014 Indie Cornucopia +2), its supplements Fortitude and the Techno Player's Guide, the Chuubo's Quest and Issue Cards, and the illuminating extended play example Finding Home.
Those who pay more than the threshold (average) price, which is set at $17.95 to start, also get our entire Bonus Collection with four more titles worth an additional $45:
  • Nobilis: The Game of Sovereign Powers Second Edition (2002): This .PDF re-presents the gorgeous 304-page "Great White Book" originally by Hogshead Publishing, winner of an Origins Award for Best Graphic Presentation. Includes the free rules expansion Unlikely Flowerings. (We presented the 2011 Third Edition of Nobilis in the Cornucopia +2.)
  • Fortitude: The Glass-Maker's Dragon: A massive 562-page Chuubo's campaign, set in the beautiful hometown of Fortitude, that will keep you busy reaching for your dreams for years.
  • Fortitude: The Legendary 139: A campaign about the extraordinary passengers who sailed into port on the day the sun died."
At least one more title will be added after launch. "When a title is added after launch, ALL customers who previously purchased the bundle automatically receive the newly added title, REGARDLESS of whether or not they paid more than average. This is their reward for buying early."

Nobilis and Chuubo's resources

This sounds interesting; my impression is that they're games aimed at more cerebral players, able to role-play really weird characters and think well outside the box, people whose idea of RPGs is number crunching and kicking open dungeon doors will probably hate them. The price is good, though as usual I have to point out that I don't have to pay it if I want this stuff, so your mileage may vary.
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whswhs
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Time:2018-09-18 03:29 am (UTC)
That's kind of an interesting offer. I have Nobilis on my shelves, as it happens, because I admire it aesthetically and also find it conceptually interesting (it's kind of akin to Amber Diceless, which I used once for a campaign set in E.R. Eddison's Zimiamvia). But I can't imagine that I would ever play or run it; the underlying metaphysics of the game world thoroughly repels me. On the other hand, the Chuubo version might be more appealing. I've run a rather cerebral game in a world inspired by anime (I used BESM as the engine), Exalted, the Gormenghast novels, and the Abhorsen novels, among other sources, and it was one of the high points of my career as a GM, helped by utterly brilliant players, of course.
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ffutures
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Time:2018-09-19 10:09 am (UTC)
Well, just getting the Chubbo part seems to be the cheaper option, which presumably helps.
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