"Revived from February 2017, this was our first Valentine offer of two-player RPGs. This revival runs for just five days through Sunday, February 16. Each of these RPGs is intended for two players, or for a Gamemaster and one solitary player character. Some of these duets, like the Romance Trilogy from Emily Care Boss, are ideal for an intimate Valentine's Day experience with your significant other. Then again, others emphasize confrontation, rebellion, and horror. (One game has a step in its turn sequence called "Inflict Pain and Suffering.") Maybe these could work for some relationships; we don't judge. The point is, this bargain-priced offer gives you many ways to have fun with just one other player.
(In February 2019 we presented a second collection of two-player RPGs. This is a revival of the original 2017 collection.)
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 this offer's designated charity, Human Rights Watch.
The total retail value of the titles in this offer is US$96. Customers who pay just US$7.95 get all five titles in our Starter Collection (retail value $45) as DRM-free .PDF ebooks:
- Romance Trilogy (Black and Green Games, retail price $10): The groundbreaking "Three Quick Games About the Human Heart" by Emily Care Boss, Breaking the Ice, Shooting the Moon, and Under My Skin.
- Stories From the Grave (Spectrum Games, retail $10): Anthology-based horror (think EC Comics, The Twilight Zone, and Creepshow) for a GM and one foredoomed protagonist.
- Mars Colony (TCK Roleplaying, retail $8): A political struggle for the salvation of an isolated outpost.
- Beast Hunters (Berengad Games, retail $12): Stalk and fight monsters that threaten your people. When you defeat them, use their blood to ink tattoos on your skin and gain their power. This revival replaces the 2007 first edition of Beast Hunters with the new "Bloodcarved Edition." As always, all previous purchasers of this offer during its original run also receive the newly updated game on their Wizard's Cabinet download page and in their DriveThruRPG Library.
- Don't Rest Your Head (Evil Hat Productions, retail $5): An insomniac in Mad City struggles against monsters both real and imagined.
Those who pay more than this offer's threshold (average) price, which is set at $16.95 to start, also get this offer's entire Bonus Collection with four more games worth an additional $51:
- Scarlet Heroes (Sine Nomine Publishing, retail $15): Both a standalone old-school game and an overlay for your favorite retro-clone, Scarlet Heroes lets you run any published fantasy adventure, unaltered, with just one player. From Kevin Crawford, designer of Stars Without Number.
- Macabre Tales (Spectrum Games, retail $15): A Cthulhu Mythos experience that uses dominoes to create a fiercely accurate simulation of HP Lovecraft's stories. Dominoes not included.
- 39 Dark (TCK Roleplaying, retail $8): Tim Koppang's standalone sequel to Mars Colony (in this offer's Starter Collection) that covers the same scenario from the resistance viewpoint.
- Showdown (Dark Omen Games, retail $13): A tense card-based confrontation between longtime enemies where victory always brings great cost.
In 2017 I said "I'll be taking a look at this but doubt I'll be using them much, it really isn't my style of play - I seem to work better with larger groups. But if you like the idea of one on one play this may be a very interesting offering, and it looks like you get a reasonable amount for the money. As usual I have to add that I don't have to pay for this stuff, if you do your mileage may vary." I really don't have any reason to change that.
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