January 25th, 2021

marcus 2013

Another RPG bundle offer - Mutants and Ninjas

A bundle of games and source material from Palladium Games

https://bundleofholding.com/presents/MutantNinjas

Ninjas and Superspies roleplaying game coverThis Palladium Mutants and Ninjas Bundle presents the After the Bomb® and Ninjas & Superspies™ game lines from Palladium Books. Designed by the late Erick Wucjik (Amber Diceless Roleplaying), these 1980s mutant and ninja RPGs and supplements remain some of the finest books Palladium has published. This new offer gathers Ninjas and its standout companion Mystic China,™ along with the entire After the Bomb product line, for a bargain price.

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, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. The Center provides services, resources, and technical assistance to child victims, their families, and the professionals who serve them.

The total retail value of the titles in this offer is US$176.50. Customers who pay just US$7.95 get all nine titles in our Starter Collection (retail value $78) as DRM-free .PDF ebooks, including the complete Ninjas & Superspies Revised rulebook of martial arts and espionage action (retail price $10.50); both the After the Bomb 1E (1986) and After the Bomb 2E (2001) rulebooks (total retail $16.50), which depict a post-holocaust Earth ruled by intelligent animals; the road-warrior rules expansion and location sourcebook Road Hogs (retail $5); and five issues (#3-7) of Palladium's in-house magazine, The Rifter,® with Ninjas articles and scenarios.

Those who pay more than the threshold (average) price, which is set at $17.95 to start, also get our entire Bonus Collection with thirteen more titles worth an additional $98.50:

  • Mystic China (retail $12.50): Erick's well-regarded Ninjas sourcebook and supplement for the supernatural East.
  • Five more After the Bomb supplements: Mutants in Orbit (retail $8.50), Mutants Down Under (retail $5), Mutants of the Yucatan (retail $5), Adventures in the Yucatan (retail $6), and Mutants in Avalon (retail $8.50) -- the last is an early work by James Wallis (Baron Munchausen).
  • Four more issues of The Rifter (#14, 16, 25, 50) with Ninjas & Superspies articles, plus three issues (#41, 61, 77) with After the Bomb material. (#50 has previously appeared in the April 2019 Phase World Bundle.)

I would like to be positive about thus, but Palladium's games have never been my favourites; they tend to be rules complex, often at the expense of playability, and fairly inflexible in the style of play they require. With the exception of Ninjas and Superspies and Mystic China all of the games in this bundle were originally spinoffs and sequels to their Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles RPG, whose rights have presumably now lapsed. But if you want to simulate Mad Max with talking animals, or run post-apocalypse Kung Fu Panda, this might be a useful source.

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