13th Age FRPG from Pelgrane Press. Created by Rob Heinsoo and Jonathan Tweet, lead designers of the Third and Fourth Editions of D&D, 13th Age combines the best parts of traditional d20 RPGs with story-focused rules that let you run the kind of game you most want to play.
This is one of two 13A offers now in progress. The all-new 13th Age Adventures adds recent supplements, including The Book of Ages and all three collections of Battle Scenes. (13th Age Adventures promo link.)
The nominal setting of 13th Age, the Dragon Empire, is intentionally left half-created, so each campaign can pioneer new stories. Most d20 games have powerful NPCs -- conquerors, sorcerers, demigods, dragons -- who shape the world behind the scenes. 13th Age brings them forward, making them icons -- the Dwarf King, Elf Queen, Emperor, Lich King, Orc Lord, Prince of Shadows, Archmage, High Druid, Great Gold Wyrm, and so on -- whom the PCs will aid or oppose in your campaign. The network of icon relationships, both among themselves and with the player characters, differs for each group. The characters' relationships and backgrounds help define the setting. Each 13th Age player chooses "One Unique Thing" that makes his or her character interesting and hints at a story that can unfold over the campaign. Unique Things can establish facts about the world. If the player says, "I am the only acrobat who performed their way out of the Diabolist's Circus of Hell" -- well, wow! Wonderful! The GM didn't even know there was a Circus of Hell, but of course there is -- now.
A huge hit in both its original run and its previous revival in May 2017, this re-resurrected bargain-priced offer includes rules, monsters, treasures, adventures, and even music -- everything you need to run your own 13th Age campaign in the Dragon Empire. We provide these ebooks and audio tracks complete in .PDF (Portable Document Format) or as MP3 audio tracks. Like all Bundle of Holding titles, these books and music tracks have NO DRM (Digital Restrictions Management), and our customers are entitled to move them freely among all their devices.
Ten percent of each purchase (after gateway fees) goes to these two 13th Age offers' designated charity, Human Rights Watch.
The total retail value of the titles in this offer is US$^146. Customers who pay just $19.95 get all the titles in our Starter Collection (retail value $62) as DRM-free .PDF ebooks and MP3 music tracks, including the complete 325-page 13th Age rulebook (retail price $25), the 13 True Ways rules expansion (retail $21), and the 13th Age Soundtrack (retail $16) with atmospheric music for play sessions.
Those who pay more than this offer's threshold (average) price, which is set at $32.95 to start, also get this offer's entire Bonus Collection with seven more titles worth an additional $81:
- Eyes of the Stone Thief: Gareth Ryder-Hanrahan's massive 364-page campaign in pursuit of, and inside, a colossal living megadungeon.
- 13th Age Bestiary: A horde of new creatures, both monsters and rivals, with hundreds of variant versions.
- The Book of Loot: A 72-page collection of hundreds of new treasures.
- Shadows of Eldolan: An ideal introductory adventure set in a small town with duelling wizards' schools.
- Diamonds and Shadows: This compilation of modules from the 13th Age Organized Play program sends the heroes on a campaign to locate and dispose of a powerful magical gem.
- Candles, Clay, & Dancing Shoes: This installment of the 13th Age Monthly subscription program presents half a dozen one-use magic items.
- Summoning Spells: A 13th Age Monthly installment with new demon, elemental, and archon summoning spells, plus stats for summoned archons, elementals, and (haHAA!) the laughing demon.
13th Age Adventures
13th Age Adventures Bundle companion offer adds recent supplements, including The Book of Ages and all three collections of Battle Scenes.
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 devices.
The total retail value of the titles in this offer is US$107. Customers who pay just US$14.95 get all three recent supplements in this offer's Starter Collection (retail value $49) as DRM-free .PDF ebooks, including The Book of Demons (retail price $15), The Book of Ages (retail $17), and the newest book of magical treasures, Loot Harder (retail $17).
Those who pay more than this offer's threshold (average) price, which is set at $27.95 to start, also get this offer's entire Bonus Collection worth an additional $58 with all three collections of Battle Scenes connected to the 13 icons of the Dragon Empire, plus their associated full-color Map Folios: High Magic & Low Cunning (retail $20), The Crown Commands (retail $19), and Fire & Faith (retail price $19).
Last time the first bundle was offered I said
I'll be honest, this wasn't one I took a lot of interest first time around, I tend not to play straight fantasy RPGs, but the value looks pretty good. I'm biased, of course, since I'm getting this stuff free if I want it, so YMMV.
I'm not seeing anything here to change my mind on this, but this is a VERY popular system so I'm obviously in a minority. Enjoy!
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