Marcus L. Rowland (ffutures) wrote,
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Another RPG bundle offer - Leagues of Gothic Horror

This is horror material for a game system which was included in a less specialised bundle, Leagues of Adventure:

"The Leagues of Gothic Horror setting presents occult Victorian and Lovecraftian adventures for the Leagues of Adventure RPG from Triple Ace Games. In occult adventures using the Ubiquity rules system, globetrotting members of the Leagues of Adventure confront restless spirits in haunted houses, shapeshifters in deep forests, and mummies in fog-shrouded streets.

Ubiquity is less freeform than Fate Core, but not as crunchy as Savage Worlds. You can use any dice at all -- d4s, d6s, d20s, whatever. Your attributes and skills determine the size of your dice pool (how many dice to roll), and a success is a 50-50 chance on each die. A success can be an even result, or odd, or 1-3 on a d6, or any other method that provides an even chance. This mix of structure, flexibility, and player control lets you run fast-moving games that focus on cinematic action, ease of play, and roleplaying.

Triple Ace has funded its Gothic Horror line in a sequence of well-received Kickstarters: the original June 2015 Leagues of Gothic Horror campaign, Shapeshifters & Vampires (June 2016), Leagues of Cthulhu (Oct 2016), Ministry and Mordavia (April 2017), and Ghost Writer (Sept 2018). This Leagues of Gothic Horror Bundle presents the complete Leagues of Adventure rulebook and a dozen setting sourcebooks dripping with Hammer-film atmosphere.

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 Triple Ace Games, the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

The total retail value of the titles in this offer at launch is US$142. Customers who pay just US$9.95 get all four titles in our Starter Collection (retail value $53) as DRM-free .PDF ebooks, including Leagues of Adventure (previously in our December 2015 Ubiquity Bundle), the complete Leagues of Gothic Horror setting book (and its Edgar Allan Poe appendix), and Guide to Mordavia: Land of Horror.

Those who pay more than the threshold (average) price, which is set at $19.95 to start, also get our entire Bonus Collection with no less than eight more guides worth an additional $89, including Leagues of Cthulhu, the Leagues of Gothic Horror Expansion, The Ministry of Unusual Affairs, Wicked Science, Black Magic, and three Gothic Horror monster guides: Shapeshifters, Apparitions, and Mummies."

At least one more title will be added later: "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."

As I recall it, the previous Leagues of Adventure game took a fairly kitchen-sink approach, throwing in bits from every possible genre. This seems to be a bit more specialised, but it's still a system that's trying to cover a lot of ground. And I have to be honest, when the most notable thing mentioned about a game system is the number and type of dice it uses, as in the second paragraph above, I find myself wondering why I would want to use it rather than any other horror system. Having said that; like all of these bundles there's a lot of stuff for the money, and it may be interesting if you're already using the system for other things.
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