Marcus L. Rowland (ffutures) wrote,
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Two more RPG bundle offers - Savage Worlds

Two offers for Savage Worlds, one of the better SF RPGs

The Last Parsec

https://bundleofholding.com/presents/LastParsec

"This is one of two offers now in progress featuring space-opera settings for Pinnacle Entertainment's Savage Worlds RPG. This Last Parsec Bundle presents Pinnacle's high-spirited galactic backdrop for JumpCorp interstellar exploration teams at the starry frontiers of Known Space in the 30th Century. The other offer, Seven Worlds Bundle, presents the Intellistories Savage Worlds epic campaign of the fall of Humanity in 2217.

The Last Parsec originated in three notionally linked campaign books Pinnacle published to support the Savage Worlds Science Fiction Companion. Though the books' shared background was merely sketched, fans asked for "the setting book," which Pinnacle dutifully provided in its September 2014 Kickstarter campaign. The line's success spawned a June 2018 "booster" campaign presenting the setting's space prison of Irongate.

Open-ended and modular, with no complicated backstories nor canonical history, The Last Parsec may remind you of Farscape or the recent Netflix remake of Lost in Space. Above all, it's a loving homage to TSR's fondly remembered Star Frontiers -- a loosely defined galactic society where characters zoom all over the universe on every kind of mission. Player characters can be humans, cat people, walking plants, precognitive Serrans (space elves), dome-headed robots, four-armed Kalian swordsmen, or any of five more races, working together for JumpCorp as bounty hunters, explorers, merchants, security, diplomats, mercenaries, salvagers, entertainers, surveyors, scientists, engineers, or spies. JumpCorp employs everybody, sends them everywhere, and asks them to do everything. Is JumpCorp good or bad? honest or corrupt? sinister or benevolent? The answer is yes -- it's whatever your story needs.

(And if you're wondering, the term "the last parsec" has no great significance in the setting. It's a slang expression of loyalty: "I'm with you to the last parsec, and beyond.")

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 of these two offers (after gateway fees) goes to their designated charity, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

The total retail value of the titles in this offer is US$107. Customers who pay just US$9.95 get all five titles in this offer's Player Collection (retail value $39) as DRM-free .PDF ebooks, including the complete Last Parsec core setting book, the Savage Worlds Science Fiction Companion, The Last Parsec Archetypes, and the JumpCorp Requisition Kit, as well as the Savage Worlds Deluxe Explorer's Edition core rulebook -- everything you need to start your JumpCorp career.

Those who pay more than this offer's threshold (average) price, which is set at $24.95 to start, also get this offer's entire Game Master Collection with eleven more titles worth an additional $68, including the campaign settings Leviathan, Eris Beta-V, and Scientorium; four poster-size ship maps suitable for The Last Parsec or any space-opera setting (Dropship, Freighter, Pirate Ship, and Research Ship); the introductory adventure Omariss Death Worm; two sets of Last Parsec print-and-fold Figure Flats miniatures (Explorers of Deep Space and Terrors of Deep Space); and The Last Parsec GM Screen Inserts."


Seven Worlds

https://bundleofholding.com/presents/SevenWorlds

"This is the second of two offers now in progress featuring science-fiction starfaring for Pinnacle Entertainment's Savage Worlds. The first offer, The Last Parsec Bundle, includes the indispensable Savage Worlds Science Fiction Companion required for this offer, the Seven Worlds Bundle.

Seven Worlds by Luis Enrique Torres is set in the year 2217. Humanity has colonized the nearest star systems. In the Seven Worlds campaign, a world-shattering epic on the scale of Battlestar Galactica or The Expanse, you become the unlikely heroes who try to avert the fall of Humanity. Fighting edge-of-your-seat, scientifically accurate space battles using the easy and quick Savage Worlds rules, you'll traverse known space from edge to edge and beyond. View and navigate the setting's 3D digital starmap, coded in VRML (Virtual Reality Modeling Language), as a free download from SevenWorldsRPG.com. This bargain-priced offer gives you the entire Seven Worlds line, including all seven campaign modules.

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 offers' designated charity, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

The total retail value of the titles in this offer is US$112. Customers who pay just US$7.95 get all eight titles in this offer's Starter Collection (retail value $46) as DRM-free .PDF ebooks, including the full-color 216-page Seven Worlds Setting Guide; the first installment of the epic campaign, Rumors of War; and the Seven Worlds GM Screen, as well as five full-color Battle Maps.

Those who pay more than this offer's threshold (average) price, which is set at $17.95 to start, also get this offer's entire Bonus Collection with sixteen more titles worth an additional $66, including the rest of the Seven Worlds Campaign modules (2: Divided We Fall, 3: Into the Fire, 4: Broken Circle, 5: Chrysalis, 6: Exodus, and 7: Endgame) plus ten more Battle Maps. Designed for the Seven Worlds campaign, all the maps in this offer show generic locations (corridors, docking bays, etc.) you can reuse in any space adventure."


Savage Worlds is a popular system, and between them these offers should give a lot of scope for running adventures. The price is pretty good, and both campaigns look reasonably playable. Even if you prefer another game system, they should work reasonably well as a source of ideas. Recommended, with the usual reminder that I'm not paying for this stuff if I want it so my perception may be warped slightly; if you do your mileage may vary.
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