Free League Publishing: Tales From the Loop (about 1980s teens solving mad-science mysteries a la Stranger Things) and Coriolis - The Third Horizon (an Arabian Nights-style space opera). Both these RPGs adapt the "Year Zero" rules system from Free League's 2014 post-apocalypse RPG Mutant: Year Zero - Roleplaying at the End of Days (presented in our July 2018 Mutant: Year Zero Bundle).
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.
The total retail value of the titles in this offer at launch is US$95. Customers who pay just US$12.95 get all six titles in our Starter Collection (retail value $45) as DRM-free .PDF ebooks, including the Coriolis - The Third Horizon core rulebook, the Coriolis Atlas Compendium setting sourcebook, and four Coriolis supplements -- Aram's Ravine, Artifacts & Faction Tech, Hamurabi, and The Mahanji Oasis.
Those who pay more than the threshold (average) price, which is set at $24.95 to start, also get our entire Bonus Collection with three more titles worth an additional $50, including the complete Tales From the Loop core rulebook and its first supplement, Our Friends the Machines & Other Mysteries, plus the full-length Coriolis adventure The Dying Ship.
Free League game resources
- The Free League Publishing website and DriveThruRPG publisher page
- On the RPG Pub forum in February 2018, Charles Dunwoody posted a lengthy Year Zero system overview and rules Q&A
- See also Charles's two-part background piece (October 2018) on ENworld, "Free League: Explore Many Worlds with One Game System" (Part 1 and Part 2)
These both look a lot of fun, and the artwork and presentation are very good indeed. Coriolis has echoes of Dune and other settings that avoid the usual Western-centric SF ethos, Tales from the Loop is a game of weird technological miracles as seen through the eyes of a group of kids trying to cope with the problems they create - think Scooby-Doo with robots and strange matter. They're both fairly recent games, so this offer is a good way to get a flying start at a very reasonable price. Recommended, subject to all the usual YMMV disclaimers.
Later - having looked at Tales from the Loop a little more, I think better models than Scooby-Doo are Eureka or Roadside Picnic, or a mixture of all three.
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