September 28th, 2017

marcus 2013

Another RPG bundle offer - Over The Edge

This is a repeat of a bundle offer from 2014, containing more or less everything published for the classic weird conspiracy RPG Over the Edge, one of my favourites - and if you don't believe me, just ask Tiffany Trilobite!

"Welcome back to Al Amarja, the conspiracy-ridden Mediterranean island that is home to the sinister and bizarre. If it troubles you in your dreams, if it scares you, if you hope it isn't true -- it's waiting for you Over the Edge

Originally presented in January 2014 and revived in December 2014, this Over the Edge Bundle is a comprehensive collection featuring Jonathan Tweet's landmark RPG of surreal danger from Atlas Games. Since its 1992 publication, Over the Edge has become a cult classic. Devious secret agents, subtle alien invasions, ancient conspiracies, the secret of human nature, drooling psychopaths, weird science -- the surreal undercurrents of William Burroughs, Philip K. Dick, and David Lynch have come to roleplaying, and Over the Edge can take you where you've never been before. OTE players take a reality-bending head-trip of power games and mind games, supernatural designer drugs and shifting loyalties. A pivot-point in roleplaying history, Over the Edge showed what an atmospheric setting could achieve.

Now, once again, we present the 1997 Over the Edge Second Edition rulebook from Atlas Games, along with a comprehensive collection of supplements that give you everything you need to launch your own OTE campaign.

And get ready -- next year Atlas Games launches a Kickstarter campaign to fund a new Third Edition of Over the Edge. Sign up to get notified!

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 this offer's designated charity, the Girl Scouts.

The total retail value of the titles in this offer at launch is US$90.50. Customers who pay just US$8.95 get all four titles in our Starter Collection (retail value $43) as DRM-free .PDF ebooks:

  • Over the Edge (retail price $18): The complete 241-page Second Edition rulebook (1997) by Jonathan Tweet (D&D 3e, 13th Age, Ars Magica) and Robin D. Laws (the GUMSHOE System, Hillfolk, Feng Shui).
  • Over the Edge Players' Survival Guide (retail $9): Jonathan Tweet's 80-page compendium lets you survive, if not thrive, in Al Amarja.
  • At Your Service (retail $10): A 110-page Al Amarjan location sourcebook.
  • Pierced Heart (retail $6): The thrilling Over the Edge novel by Robin D. Laws.

Those who pay more than the threshold (average) price, which is set at $17.95 to start, also get our entire Bonus Collection with seven more titles worth an additional $47.50 -- including one of the most admired sourcebooks ever published for any RPG:

  • Weather the Cuckoo Likes (retail $10): This landmark early sourcebook about the Cut-Ups conspiracy, marked by terrific writing and inventive new rules, put Robin D. Laws on the gaming map.
  • Wildest Dreams (retail $7): This sourcebook about the supernatural drug Nightmare was the first collaboration by the designers who later created Unknown Armies.
  • Cloaks (retail $9): Jonathan Tweet's sourcebook about Al Amarjan secret agents -- being hunted by them, and being them.
  • Friend or Foe? (retail $7): Thirty-four Game Moderator characters who would never, ever backstab you. How could you even think that?
  • Forgotten Lives (retail $10): Six OtE scenarios ideal for launching or rounding out your campaign.
  • Unauthorized Broadcast (retail $2.50): Robin Laws returns with this short scenario about an outlaw drug that broadcasts your inmost thoughts.
  • WaRPed Adventures - Invasion (retail $2): A far-flung adventure of psychic dislocation by Robin Laws using the open-license WaRP System derived from Over the Edge.
As may be obvious from my introduction, I like this game - it's strange, weird, and wonderful, and there really isn't anything like it that's anywhere near as good. I already own a lot of this in dead tree format, but I'll certainly be downloading everything I don't have. Considering the original prices this is extremely good value for money - but as usual I have to point out that I get this stuff free if I want it, if you don't your mileage may vary.

Strongly recommended!

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