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Two more RPG bundle offers - Judge Dredd and What's Old is New

These are two RPG bundles featuring WOIN, the "What's OLD is NEW" rules system from EN Publishing. The first is all new, the second a revival from 2018

Judge Dredd and More

http://bundleofholding.com/presents/JudgeDredd

This Judge Dredd and More Bundle is a new companion to our revived March 2018 WOIN OLD and NEW Bundle.

WOIN ("What's O.L.D. is N.E.W.") is a crunchy, tactical system for adventures in many settings -- such as the worlds of the long-running British comic 2000 AD and its most popular character, Judge Dredd. EN Publishing's new line was funded in a successful September 2018 Kickstarter campaign. This all-new, bargain-priced collection presents the Judge Dredd & the Worlds of 2000 AD standalone RPG, the N.O.W. Modern Action rules set, and more.

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.

Ten percent of each purchase of these two WOIN offers (after gateway fees) goes to their designated charity, Rainforest Trust.

The total retail value of the titles in this offer is US$88. Customers who pay just US$7.95 get all four titles in this offer's Starter Collection (retail value $38) as DRM-free .PDF ebooks, including the complete N.O.W The Modern Action Roleplaying Game core rulebook (retail price $10), the campaign sourcebook-adventures Dark Decade: From Dust to Dawn (retail $8) and Spirits of Manhattan (retail $10), and the adventure Santiago: A Myth of the Far Future (retail $10), based on the 1980 novel by the late Mike Resnick.

Those who pay more than this offer's threshold (average) price, which is set at $22.95 to start, also get this offer's entire Bonus Collection with four more titles worth an additional $50, including the complete full-color 274-page Judge Dredd & the Worlds of 2000 AD core rulebook (retail $20) (plus the Print & Play Counters, retail $10, and the free Judge Dredd Quickstart), along with the sourcebook-adventure The Robot Wars (retail price $10) and the Judge Dredd GM Screen (retail $10).


What's Old Is New


https://bundleofholding.com/presents/WOIN2020

This revival of the March 2018 offer featuring EN Publishing's What's O.L.D. is N.E.W. is a companion to the Judge Dredd and More Bundle now in progress.

What's O.L.D. is N.E.W. is the umbrella name for a system of crunchy, tactical tabletop roleplaying game toolkits designed to work together: O.L.D. (medieval fantasy), N.E.W. (far-future science fiction), and N.O.W. (modern action). Designed by ENworld's Russ "Morrus" Morrissey and funded in an April 2014 Kickstarter campaign, the WOIN games let you play any kind of fantasy, science fiction, or action-movie character. Tweak the system dials to handle low or high fantasy, hard or soft sf, and so on. Using each book's extensive tools,create your own races, lifepath careers, planets, freeform spell-paths, starships, strongholds, martial arts, and monsters. Focus on one genre, or mix-and-match them to create urban fantasy, cyberpunk, or spells-in-space. Hack the system, mold it to your setting, and -- because the free WOIN Rules Reference Document is designated Open Game Content -- even publish your creations free or for profit.

Not a "universal" system as such, WOIN is designed specifically for medium-low-magic Tolkien-esque medieval fantasy, '80s action, and a Trek-ian to Wars-ian range of sf, with rules systems that replicate those genres well. Though characters become more competent and skilled over time, they never end up wading through armies of orcs. The system is a bit grittier than that, with combat tending toward tactical skirmishes, magic toward the subtle, and magical items quite uncommon. The avowed inspirations for O.L.D. range from the gritty medieval fantasy of Glen Cook to the works of David Eddings and David Gemmell, Robert E. Howard, Le Guin, Abercrombie, Rothfuss, and, of course, Tolkien. N.E.W. is inspired by Star Trek, Star Wars, Battlestar Galactica, Firefly, Babylon 5, the Alien franchise, and other media science fiction, along with the stories of Asimov, Niven, and Clarke.

This revival presents the O.L.D. (fantasy) and N.E.W. (space opera) rulebooks plus many supplements and scenarios. The recently published N.O.W Modern Action rules are in the companion Judge Dredd offer.

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.

Ten percent of each purchase (after gateway fees) goes to these two WOIN offers' designated charity, Rainforest Trust.

The total retail value of the titles in this offer is 98.50. Customers who pay just US$9.95 get all three titles in this offer's Starter Collection (retail value $42.50) as DRM-free .PDF ebooks:

Those who pay more than this offer's threshold (average) price, which is set at $19.95 to start, also get this offer's entire Bonus Collection with seven more titles worth an additional $56:


I'm very interested in the Judge Dredd offer because I wrote quite a lot for Games Workshop's 1980s Judge Dredd RPG - on a quick inspection this seems to be a lot more playable, while retaining the feel of the comics, and material like the Robot Wars supplement shows an impressive grasp of the history of the series. Definitely recommended, especially if you want to re-run old adventures from White Dwarf and Games Workshop's old supplements, by such up and coming young authors as Marcus Rowland, and don't mind spending a little time on converting the old material.

With regards to the system as a whole, last time I said "First thoughts are that it all looks very pretty, but doesn't feel particularly novel or do much that isn't possible with other systems I already own. Having said that, there's nothing obvious to dislike about it, you do get a lot for your money, and it seems to be reasonably versatile. Recommended, with all the usual caveats about mileage varying etc." I really don't see anything to change about this.


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