Marcus L. Rowland (ffutures) wrote,
Marcus L. Rowland

And another bundle - Indie Cornucopia 9

A lot of new games from independent small presses, none of which I know at all:

Against the Darkmaster core rulebookThis Indie Cornucopia 9 is the Bundle site's ninth annual offer, keyed to the American Thanksgiving holiday, of top-quality small-press RPGs.

We provide each title complete in .PDF. Like all Bundle of Holding titles, these ebooks have NO DRM (Digital Restrictions Management), and our customers are entitled to move them freely among all their devices. (By publisher request, the DriveThruRPG versions of some of these files are inobtrusively watermarked.)

Ten percent of each purchase (after gateway fees) goes to this offer's pandemic-related charity,Direct Relief. Direct Relief sends protective gear and critical care medications to health workers, with emergency deliveries to medical facilities across the US and to regional response agencies across the world.

Electric Bastionland rulebookThe total retail value of the titles in this offer is US$126.50. Customers who pay just US$12.95 get all three complete games in our Starter Collection (retail value $46.50) as DRM-free ebooks, including Ironsworn Delve (retail price $12.50) by Shawn Tomkins (plus his free Ironsworn core rules); Adrian Thoen's Apocalypse Engine starfaring game Impulse Drive (retail $15); and, from Andrew Peregrine at Corone Design, Opera House (retail $19), which is just what it sounds like.

Those who pay more than the threshold (average) price, which is set at $24.95 to start, also get our entire Bonus Collection with five more titles worth an additional $79:

  • Against the Darkmaster (Open Ended Games, retail $25): Epic heavy-metal fantasy adventures against a resurgent Evil in the style of Tolkien, Wheel of Time, Labyrinth, and Dragonslayer.
  • Ultraviolet Grasslands (WTF Studio, retail $25): A system-light campaign setting of incomparable psychedelic weirdness in a vast mythic landscape.
  • Electric Bastionland (Bastionland Press, retail $19): Refugees from hundreds of failed careers seek treasure in the only city that matters. By Chris McDowall (Into the Odd).
  • Two more ship playbooks for Impulse Drive: The Outpost (retail $5) and The Pioneer (retail $5).

Like I said, I know nothing about any of these games, but several look interesting - for example, Opera House is basically a game about taking part in professional opera (as a performer, back stage person, whatever) and handling problems as they come up, in an opera house that has everything from ghosts to intelligent rats to rival opera houses trying to sabotage the performances. I haven't checked yet if you get bonuses for singing your role...

later - apparently not. Feel smug because the Forgotten Futures melodrama rules include bonus points for singing a suitable song, e.g. as an aside to the audience.

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