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Bundle Watch - October 4, 2022 - Psi-Punk & Writing

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Hey new thing! I'm going to use the "First" and "Second" subheadings for your links from now on. Check it out.

Bundle of Holding
First
This ^^^ is your link now.

Alllllright. The week started as it has been many weeks lately with a quick deal from BoH. It runs through tomorrow, and was tied into https://everyone-games.com/ - an event that just happpened to promote accessibility.

The Psi-punk bundle uses Fudge as it's base, and is set in the near cyberpunk future. For $8 USD, you'll nab Psi-punk, the core book; Psi-punk: Corps and Criminals, an organization sourcebook; Psi-punk: World's Edge Arena, a setting (I think); and mini-sourcebooks for archetypes: Psi-punk Archetypes: Brenner, Psi-punk Archetypes: Changeling, Psi-punk Archetypes: Opportunist, and Psi-punk Archetypes: Promoter.

Second
The second bundle kicked off on Monday. AND it's not spooky at all! (Regular readers know I despise when everything is scary or spooky all month long. Some is fine, 31 days is too much, IMHO).

Ok - launching Monday, October 3, just in time for NaNoWriMo, is the Novel Writing Tools bundle (the "second" above is your link now). It runs through October 24, 2022.

So, what are these things? The answer seems to be "books to inspire your writing."

The paperback tier (my idea! not actually on BoH) leads with Artefact (2nd Edition) (and there's a kickstarter for author Jack Harrison's new game running now too). It's a game focused on a single magic item's story. Sign me up. Up next, and appropriate for spooky month is Apothecaria - A Solo Journalling RPG, where you play a village witch/potionmaker. Next is Epitaph, a game of storytelling about a person who has died. Finally, Mappa Imperium is about telling stories about a whole fantasy world. Also now added to my pile of "someday soon."

The "hardcover tier" (Allen, you can steal these!) will let you tell the story of your Magus (a wizard journal game), your Bucket of Bolts (the story of a space freighter). Not your cup of tea? Powered by the Apocalypse Back Again from the Broken Land is going to let you get your hobbit on with short sessions sharing stories of walks home. Lastly are two expansions for Apothecaria - The Wild Highlands & Maker's Market.

That's all this time! See you next week!
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Bundle Watch - September 27, 2022 - Infinity RPG

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Hi all - going to keep it short and sweet this week, as there's been a lot going on within the family. Next week might also be short or delayed a bit.

Bundle of Holding
First
First up, an RPG adjacent quick deal. It lasts until tomorrow.
https://bundleofholding.com/quick/KoDT3

This quick deal has Knights of the Dinner Table "Bundles of Trouble" - collections of issues of the comic. You get ten bundles, 21-30, for $20.

Second
Next up, two Infinity the Roleplaying Game bundles. They both launched on Monday, September 26, and run until October 17, 2022. You can find the revived December 2019 bundle here.

This first bundle is where you start if you're not familiar with the Modiphius 2d20 System RPG. It's based on the Infinity miniatures game universe, one of sci-fi space and cyberpunk.

The first tier includes the Infinity the Roleplaying Game Corebook, Adventures in the Human Sphere, and GM screen.

The upper tier adds the Gamemaster Guide, Ariadna and Haqqislam sourcebooks, and campaign Quantronic Heat.

Third
The second Infinity bundle is new. You can find it here. This option adds newer sourcebooks in the line.

The low tier includes two faction books, PanOceania and Yu Jing, setting (I think) Paradiso, and campaigns Shadow Affairs and Cost of Greed.

The upper tier adds a Mercenaries book, a Combined Army book, and three more faction books (Aleph, Nomads, and Tohaa).
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Bundle Watch - September 20 - STLs, Mutants & Masterminds, & Apocalypse Engine

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It's another Tuesday, and I guess that means more bundles. This week we have an entry that's NOT Bundle of Holding or Humble, and while I'm not sure if it's time limited or not, it felt like a good fit to me.

Outside of the bundles, I'm heads down preparing for Gamehole Con (look me up in the Paizo Organized Play area!) and enjoying the cooler weather.

I'm also trying to wrap my head around what to do in 5e, since a friend wants to run it (and you never say "no" to a willing GM). Oh, WotC, why don't you do bundles? Maybe someday...but probably not.

Drive Thru RPG/Green Ronin
Drive Thru has one this week! I mean, they frequently have bundles, but they're not always bundley bundles with loads of content for a pittance. This week there is! I think this launched on Friday, September 16, and I have no idea how long it goes. It might be an evergreen option, as I also see it on Green Ronin Publishing's webstore.

Find the books at Green Ronin or Drive Thru RPG.

Included for the $30 USD price are 56 PDFs from Mutants & Masterminds (1st Edition) and Mutants & Masterminds Second Edition. There are no tiers. Seven books are from first edition (and are newly available in PDF, according to Green Ronin's tweet). The remaining 49 are second edition.

I won't list them out as I'm not going to list 50+ items and try to describe them. Links are below. (Whew, done! I am sorely tempted after putting all these in. This is a neat collection.)

Bundle of Holding
Only one again from Bundle of Holding. Allen must be busy with other things!

Monday, September 19, saw the launch of their fifth Apocalypse Engine bundle, which runs through October 10, 2022. You can find it here.

The basic tier includes Last Fleet (BSG with the serial numbers filed off), Pigsmoke (sounds like Hogswart with the serials again missing...), and three preview ashcans - Crossroads Carnival: One Night Only Edition, Passing, and Rapscallion - Ashcan Edition.

Tier 2 is similar, but moar stuff. The Between and The Between: Season Two bring that horror genre to the bundle, while wuxia is present in Hearts of Wulin. Taking inspiration from both Apocalypse World and Rhapsody of Blood (which I still need to get to a table...) is Voidheart Symphony where you venture to a demon controlled maze and gain new powers from those you encounter (I think). Finally, go wild with Bite Marks.


Humble Bundle
There are a couple of RPG adjacent Humble Bundles. There's WFRP audio books and 3d printing files.


That's it! Have fun and see you next time.
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Bundle Watch - September 13, 2022 - Dr. Who & Troika Worlds

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Quieter week on the bundle scene again. What shall my intro be about? It rained a bunch? Any Bundle-Watchers also (US) Football-Watchers? That SF vs. Chicago game rain? Yeah, that's what it was like in the Diary State too.

I really should have remembered I had minis to paint.

I did not. laugh

Bundle of Holding
Just a single bundle this week from BoH. Their Troika! Worlds bundle launched Monday, September 12, and runs through October 3, 2022. It's over at Bundle of Holding.

This is one of those games I feel like I do not understand. I have a copy from one (or more) of the big crazy Itch.io bundles. I see Troika described as "psychedelic fantasia" and that doesn't really help me. It sounds like the rules system isn't too tough, and the stats are similar to (or the same as?) Fighting Fantasy Gamebooks. But beyond that...IDK. Someday I'll sit and read it. Or part of it. Because I hear good things.

Ok, well, so what is there in this bundle for you, dear watcher? We'll try to make sense of it together.

The "starter" tier has Troika! Numinous Edition (and the BoH page links out to some other sites that try to explain the game better than I can). Beyond that core book, Leafpunk is for the botanist in your life, with it's plant overlords and cover grafting puns; A Bug's Guide To The Shimmer for the Antz lover ; and The City of the Red Pox which I do not know how to describe...I think there's a plague? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Slow Sleigh to Plankton Downs leads off the "bonus" tier, with a mystery I think? Very Pretty Paleozoic Pals: Permian Nations...Dinosaurs I think? Bones Deep lets you take on the role of a skeleton (yours?) after death, as you sink into the ocean. Finally Ætherjack's Almanac 1-6 for...space things?

I don't know what to say but ¯\_(ツ)_/¯


Humble Bundle
Humble dropped a bundle on Thursday, September 8 featuring Doctor Who Roleplaying Game. It runs until the 29th of September, and you can find it here.

It's a pretty standard Humble bundle, with three tiers. The first tier includes Doctor Who: Adventures in Time and Space – The Roleplaying Game (10th Doctor) (finding the right book for this was an adventure in and of itself...), The Ravens of Despair, Medicine Man, Cat's Eye, and a 10% off coupon for Cubicle 7 Entertainment's store.

The second tier has the Doctor Who: Adventures in Time and Space – The Roleplaying Game (11th Doctor), Doctor sourcebooks one through three, and Aliens and Creatures.

Finally, the third tier adds a bunch (18 additional books). Update your game to the Twelfth Doctor edition, The Time Traveller's Companion, Defending the Earth: The UNIT Sourcebook, Doctor sourcebooks 4-12), Doctor Who Roleplaying Game Gamemaster's Companion, All the Strange, Strange Creatures Volume I, All of Time and Space Volume 1, Paternoster Investigations, The Black Archive, and The Silurian Age: Dinosaurs and Spaceships.

All in all, this is pretty much the same as the pair of bundles from Bundle of Holding back in August 2021. Lots of PDFs, great deal. Remember to adjust your donation sliders!


That's it for this week! Enjoy the blessed weeks where the weather is cool, and it hasn't turned into Spooky Month yet. It's coming. I can almost smell the pumpkin spice now.
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Bundle Watch - September 6 - Treasures and Heroes Unlimited

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{Bundle Watch, Vol 2, Issue 36}

[Newscaster Patrick arrives from off page, landing after flying back from his latest adventure stopping evil doers at the local Renaissance Faire...]

Oh, hello readers! I didn't expect you to be here so soon...let me have a minute to change into my regular cloths...

Ok, sorry about that. Thanks for coming by! It's been an interesting week again here. Lots of dealing with automobiles, which I wish was easy. It is not, even for a hero like me. shake

Here in the USA it was a long weekend! Huzzah! Though it's the traditional end of summer. Boo! Oh well, might as well have some people over for tacos (or whatever you like to make) and enjoy the day. I hope you had fun everyone!

On to the weekly bundle report!

Bundle of Holding
First
In what has been a fairly steady cadence, Bundle of Holding launched a quick deal on Wednesday, August 31, and it ends tomorrow. This bundle is a collection of D&D 5e magic items from MageGate Games.

Being a quick deal, it's only one tier. It includes 250 Best Magic Items for Barbarians, Druids, and Rangers, 250 Best Magic Items for: Fighters and Rogues, 250 Best Magic Items for: Bards, Sorcerers, Warlocks and Wizards, and 250 Best Magic Items for: Clerics, Monks, and Paladins, as well as 250 Best Magic Items: Curios, Oddities, and Trinkets. Looks like the whole line, as currently released.

Find the bundle here.

Second
The second bundle of the week is the Heroes Unlimited revival bundle. Originally from February 2018, this bundle is back between Monday, September 5, and September 21, 2022. Here's a link for your convenience.

I'm excited about this! I found Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles & Other Strangeness the other month, and with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's Revenge and The Cowabunga Collection, I was flipping through it. And had now idea how the mechanics actually worked! Maybe Heroes Unlimited will help me out.

The first tier includes Heroes Unlimited (Second Edition), which will get you creating superheroes, gadgets, and all that. You'll also have a bunch of extra abilities from Powers Unlimited, super villains from Villains Unlimited (Second Edition), a setting in Century Station, and mutations from Mutant Underground.

The upper tier has some printable paper minis, the Heroes Unlimited G.M.'s Guide, and setting/super criminal sourcebook Gramercy Island. If you're interested in going cosmic, Aliens Unlimited and Aliens Unlimited: Galaxy Guide have you covered. Want some inter-planar action? Armageddon Unlimited is also here to wrap up the bundle.

Humble Bundle
I missed this RPG-adjacent bundle until this week. There's a Maps Spectacular bundle with things like Campaign Cartographer 3. Give it a look if that's up your alley.

And that's it! See you next week!



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Bundle Watch - August 30, 2022 - Catch up edition

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Whew, made it! Well most of us. Kup the truck was diagnosed with a terminal case of rust this week. I don't know if it was the Wisconsin winters, or if it'd been dungeoneering and encountered a rust monster or what. It'd made it to his bones (frame) and that was it for him.

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So, a good deal of my time has been trying to figure out what I'm going to drive going forward. I have about six weeks to have it all sorted before it's not a lot of fun to bicycle commute. Wish me luck!

Bundle of Holding
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Catching up from last week, Bundle of Holding launched a pair of DCC bundles - one a revival and one new. The DCC Essentials Bundle is the revival, having first been around in April of last year. This is the bundle to start with if you haven't already dipped your toes in. It's a single tier, including the Dungeon Crawl Classics Role Playing Game, DCC #067: Sailors on the Starless Sea, Goodman Games Gen Con 2018 Program Guide: The Black Heart of Thakulon the Undying, and the Dungeon Crawl Classics Judge's Screen.

The second DCC bundle, DCC Chaos Rising, is new. Both bundles launched Monday, August 22, and run until September 12, 2022. Here we have more recent supplements and a campaign setting! The low tier starts with a convention module, Dungeon Crawl Classics 2020 Convention Module: The Accursed Heart of the World-Ender, then continues with the DCC #076.5: Well of the Worm, Dungeon Crawl Classics 2019 Convention Module: The Inn at Five Points, Dungeon Crawl Classics 2017 Convention Module: Blood for the Serpent King and DCC #092.5: Dread on Demon Crown Hill models. The high tier leads off with DCC #089: Chaos Rising, a collection of hard to find adventures, which I will link as I can in case anyone wants them, but not include in the writeup. Empire of the East is based on Fred Saberhagen's* Earth's End novels, though you don't need to have read them to use this book, I understand. Finally, four more modules - DCC #090: The Dread God Al-Khazadar, DCC #091: Journey to the Center of Aereth, DCC #091.1: The Lost City of Barako, and DCC #091.2: Lairs of Lost Agharta.

First
Ok, on to more current items! BoH launched a Warbirds Role Playing Game bundle in their quick deals section on Wednesday, the 24th. It runs until tomorrow, Wednesday, August 31. Follow this link to check it out.

Warbirds is described as a "dieselpunk air-combat game." The aesthetic reminds me a lot of Crimson Skies: High Road to Revenge. That's probably not an accident? It's also set in an alternate history, like of lot of these sorts of games are, with floating islands (skylands?) The game uses a d6 based system, and has a lot of pages devoted to the dogfighting, which is no surprise. All in all, this looks pretty cool to me, and is getting added to the "to read" list.

The bundle includes the whole line, which consists of Warbirds Role Playing Game, the Warbirds World War II Sourcebook, the Warbirds Jet Age Sourcebook, the Warbirds Space Age Sourcebook, and mad science sourcebook You Must Be Mad!.


Second
The last option this week is the True20 bundle. It launched on Monday, the 29th and runs until Monday, September 19.

True20 comes from Steve Kenson and Green Ronin Publishing. It started from Mutants & Masterminds (1st Edition) and Blue Rose (1st Edition), with some added adjustments. The system does away with ability scores that need to be translated to modifiers, instead, just using the modifiers. It's a change I wish would come to D&D and Pathfinder. You can find the bundle here.

The basic tier includes the True20 Adventure Roleplaying: Revised Edition book, True20 Campaign Planner, and True20 Bestiary, to get you started with the system.

The second tier adds sourcebooks for each class (yes, only three, but we'll get to that) - True20 Expert's Handbook, True20 Adept's Handbook, True20 Warrior's Handbook. Want to get some assassin or ranger on? True20 Fantasy Paths is included in this tier and walks you through creating your most familiar fantasy paths, if that's what you want. True Sorcery contains a magic system that'll let you build your own spells and effects, and not at all out of place is True20 Cybernetics. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

I've had passing curiosity about this line for a while, so I'm happy to see it come to the bundle world.


And that's it! Thanks for reading! See you next week.

*I haven't read Earth's End, but remember fondly some of Fred's other works from my teenage years. Might be worth checking out.
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Bundle Watch - August 23, 2022 - Never Going Home & Strength of Thousands

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As I mentioned last time, this week is a big conference at work, and I'm adjusting a bit. I won't cover the traditional Monday Bundle of Holding launch until later this week or next week. Too much to do, and not enough time to get it all done!

Bundle of Holding
First
Bundle of Holding is at it again with another quick deal. Launching on Wednesday, August 17, and running through tomorrow is the Never Going Home quick deal. Fint it here.

Never Going Home blends WW I and the occult genres. Something tore a hole to the Others, and here we are. Corruption, twisted monsters, mad arcane abominations, all that. Never Going Home has an interesting sounding card mechanic, where your cards represent your character's memories, and these are sacrificed to avoid harm, extra dice, or to power rituals. I do wonder a bit if it gets in the way at all.

Being a quick deal, there's only the one tier. It includes Never Going Home, magic sourcebook Book of Whispers, monster book (with some adventures) Tome of Corrupted Beasts, campaigns (Blood on the Snow, Tears in the Sea, and Bones in the Dust), and mission compilation Once More Unto the Breach.


Humble Bundle
I've been waiting for this one. I frequently sign Pathfinder 2e's praises (and even hear something about One D&D having a lot in common with it. I've got Strength of Thousands in print, and have been wishing for PDFs to import into my Foundry VTT instance. Paizo and Humble came through.

The bundle launched on Thursday, 8/18, and will run until Septemver 8, if my math is right. Find it here.

This is your standard three tier Humble Bundle. The lowest tier includes Pathfinder Character Sheet Pack, Pathfinder GM Screen, Flip-Mat Jungle Multi-pack, Docks flip mat, Sodden Stories bounty, Bounty 09: Fishing in Anthusis bounty, and adventure path installments 1 and 2, Pathfinder 169: Kindled Magic and Pathfinder 170: Spoken on the Song Wind.

Tier two adds more flip mats - Pathfinder Flip-Mat: Ambush Sites Multi-Pack and Pathfinder Flip-Mat: Forest Multi-Pack, PFS scenarios Pathfinder Society Season 1-23: Star-Crossed Court, Pathfinder Society Season 1-20: The Lost Legend, and Pathfinder 2 Society Scenario 1-09: Star-Crossed Voyages; The Slithering and its flip-mat, three more AP adventures - Pathfinder 171: Hurricane's Howl, Pathfinder 172: Secrets of the Temple-City, and Pathfinder 173: Doorway to the Red Star. Finally, anchoring the tier is Lost Omens: The Mwangi Expanse, a sourcebook for the region of Golarion that SoT is set in.

The top tier adds one more flip mat, Pathfinder Flip-Mat: Shipwrecks, another PFS scenario, Pathfinder Society Scenario #3-03: Echoes of Desperation, Free RPG Day 2021's Threshold of Knowledge which is also set in the region's famous school of magic, and the AP's conclusion Pathfinder 174: Shadows of the Ancients. This tier also includes additional non-SoT books Lost Omens Character Guide, Advanced Player's Guide (PF2), Lost Omens World Guide, and a pdf of the Pathfinder Bestiary (2nd Edition) and Pathfinder Core Rulebook (2nd Edition).

I'm really happy overall with this bundle. It's a great way to add some pdfs that haven't been in bundles before (to the best of my knowledge) and to get Strength of Thousands in digital copy.

I do wish that the rulebooks at the top tier were in the middle or lower tier, as a way for new players to give the system a go. As is, the bottom tier seems unattractive to anyone I can think of. Or better yet, since this is a fairly GM focused offer, swap out the APG and CRB for Bestiary 2 & 3, or Gamemastery Guide. If anyone from Humble or Paizo reads this, think about it next time, and feel free to GM me if you want input.

Nitpicking aside, I've already picked this up and imported it to my Foundry instance, in case I want to run in on the VTT while taking a bit of time off after the crazy conference I have looming this week.

As I said above, that's it this time. I'll catch up on Monday's offer(s) later.
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Bundle Watch - August 16, 2022 - Traveller and Indie Treasures!

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Humble gave me a week off, so I went a little more into detail on the indies that are in the second BoH bundle this week. I am out of the loop on all of these, and haven't cracked any covers at this point.

If any of you know of these games, please, sing their praises by replying!

Bundle of Holding
First
Jumping out of hyperspace this week is a quick deal for Traveller5. It launched on Wednesday, August 10, and runs for a week - that means it ends tomorrow night! Find it at Bundle of Holding.

This quick, cheap, bundle includes the digital box set of the three Traveller5 Core Rules books, Starships & Spacecraft - a deck plan pack for five starships - and expanded information on the Gazelle Class Close Escorts.

Also, it's worth reminding folks that BoH has a few evergreen bundles, including one for the original Traveller little black books.

Second
The second option launched on Monday, August 15 and runs until Monday, September 5. It's the Indie Treasure Trove 2022 bundle!

This not-quite annual installment of the Indie Treasure Trove (est. 2013) collects a bunch of recent small-press games over two tiers.

Tier one starts with Girl Underground, a Powered by the Apocalypse game where players take turns embodying The Girl, a la Alice in Wonderland and the like. The playbooks cover everything from the ogre to the runaway too.

Hunt the Wicked catches my eye (spaceship!!) being inspired by Science Fiction classics like Blade Runner, Star Wars, and such. Keep the Archon from destroying humanity by hunting down those that break its rules. ???

Mage to Order lets you take on the role of a magical plumber. Well, sort of. You might be a magical garbage man. Or something like that, as you maintain the magical city of Thelema. Join the Municipal Order of Technomantic Engineers today!

Save the Universe is another Sci-fi game, but this time you create the galactic BBEWhatever, then battle it.

The Spider and the City is last, but not least. You play a criminal mastermind in this solitaire Journaling game of resource management in your crime city that's undergoing rebellion.

Tier two leads off with the blurb 'Bridgerton, only extremely violent.' This is describing Dueling Fops of Vindamere. Not totally sure what else to say here...sounds a tad like The Extraordinary Adventures of Baron Munchausen (3rd Edition), perhaps? If you know, please comment and enlighten me!

.dungeon has you playing a player in an online virtual world (which one player controls). There are classes you can play (or...play that you're playing??) each with unique abilities.
Very meta indeed.

Over Arms is inspired by things like Shin Megami Tensei: Persona. You have an Anima, a psychic manifestation, which aids you with their abilities. You unlock abilities through understanding the Anima (who was awakened via an emotional event).

The Well has you exploring, upward I think, from the last city, Bastion. Each time the city is emptied of resources, a new level is dug beneath. You're looting and clearing out terrible things.

Finally, we have Wicked & Graceful. You're trying to save the Atlantean Empire from destruction using rituals that let you roll d6s and looking for matches. It also sounds like there's a morality component? Not totally sure about this. I also understand it to be the prequel to Bright & Terrible, but that isn't needed, nor is any knowledge of it.

That's it for this week! Next week is one of the busiest of the year for me at work, so next week's Bundle Watch might be short, late, or both. I'll try to get a head start, but I have a heck of a Monday coming, so we'll see if I can get a post finished off. Wish me luck!
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Bundle Watch - August 9, 2022 - GM ebooks, OSE/S&W, and Legacy x2

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Newscaster Bruce is back from Gen Con, and I've jacked out from Gen Con Online as well. It was another week on the busier side for Bundle Watch, which probably isn't a surprise.

There are a couple of options, including one BoH Quick Deal ending soon, so read on to see what is out there.

Bundle of Holding
First
The first BOH deal this time is a Quick Deal. It launched on Wednesday, August 3, and only runs through though tomorrow, August 10. It features Lightspress's How to Gamemaster, Bullet Journaling for Gamemasters, and selections from the Building Bundle series.

As usual, find it at Bundle of Holding.

Second
The second (and third) offers launched on Monday, August 8. They both feature Legacy: Life Among the Ruins, and run until August 29, 2022. The first bundle is a revival that focuses on the core, post apocalyptic game and early supplements. I really need to get this one to the table...I backed the second edition kickstarted, and haven't gotten it played yet. Maybe this will inspire me.

The first tier includes the core game, as usual, alongside a pdf art book and three sound tracks for setting the mood.

Tier two adds alternate settings Generation Ship and Worldfall, biopunk supplement Primal Pathways, and the apparently diceless Godsend.

Third
The final option this week is the new Legacy New Worlds bundle. It runs the same period as the one above, adding newer additions to the line. It's only one tier.

It includes new rebirth options in The Engine of Life, for when you've survived the terrors of the End Game. Wasteland Almanac has 60 jumping off points to use in your games. Rhapsody of Blood is apparently a stand alone that lets you explore a castle a la the Metroidvania greats. Also included is the Choir of Souls and castle-generating Rhapsody of Blood: Terra Incognita. Not quite finished, the bundle includes one more stand alone, Free From the Yoke.

Humble Bundle
There's a big Humble Bundle again. The Classic Fantasy RPG Collection launched around Friday, and runs until August 25.

It's centered around Old School Essentials and Swords & Wizardry. It has five tiers, including 59 items.

The first tier includes the Old-School Essentials Classic Fantasy Rules Tome, some optional rules and adventures.

Tier two has a dozen more items including adventures, The Phylactery (Issue 1 - 2020), settings Stoneheart Valley (Swords and Wizardry) and Cat's Cradle Town Sourcebook, and the Old-School Essentials Advanced Fantasy Player's Tome.

Fourteen more items are included in the next tier...lots of adventures and some tracker sheets. Catpocalypse Meow stands out for being a bit silly and different from the rest.

You get almost everything else with tier four. Moar adventures, megadungeon Highfell (LL), Old-School Essentials Classic Fantasy Rogues Gallery I, Old-School Essentials Classic Fantasy Referee's Screen, Carcass Crawler (Issue #1 - Aug 2021) and 2, Grand Duchy of Reme, VTT tokens, Sea King's Malice (Swords & Wizardry) and art, the Old-School Essentials Advanced Fantasy Reference Booklet, Fortune Hunters (S&W), Rappan Athuk (Swords & Wizardry Version) Player's Guide, Expansions I, SW addendum; Sword of Air (Swords & Wizardry), Old-School Essentials Advanced Fantasy Referee's Tome, The World of the Lost Lands, and Path of the Vanished. Whew.

The final tier adds Stoneheart Vally in print. I assume shipping is not included.

That's it this time! Please excuse me, I have castles to generate...
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Bundle Watch - August 2, 2022 - Mega Dungeon & Battletech

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Quiet week again over at Bundle Watch HQ. Just two this week, both a little smaller in terms of what I need to list out (not in page count).

It's a good week to point out that the Bundle Watch column is a year old at this point! ?? It's also been a little while since I asked about suggestions. So, if you have ideas for what might make this column a little better, let me know! I'm always open to new ideas.

Bundle of Holding
First
The first (and biggest!) bundle of the week launched at Bundle of Holding on Wednesday, featuring The Halls of Arden Vul megadungeon. This monster squarely challenges parties from D&D, OSR, and similar d20 systems. It's available until Monday, August 8, 2022. Find the entrance here.

This single-tier bundle has all five volumes and 1100+ pages, spreading across a silly number of levels, sublevels, and across thousands of encounters. It's fair to say you'll be busy.

It includes the The Halls of Arden Vul book (comprising five volumes), The Maps of Arden Vul, and VTT maps too.

Second
The second bundle's a bit of a hybrid. It features MechWarrior (aka Battletech), and launched on Monday, August 1. It runs until August 22, 2022, and can be found here.

This has the Cue System based Mechwarrior: Destiny in the lower tier, and is really the only (pure) RPG thing. The low tier also has BattleTech: Total Warfare and BattleTech: TechManual.

The upper tier contains the three Operations Manuals.

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