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I particularly endorse the Suppressed Transmissions books, which are pretty much peak Ken Hite distilled into easily-used nuggets. I consider it one of the great tragedies of our hobby that these two books represent only a fraction of the original columns, the rest of which may never see the light of day again.
Can’t you order all the old Pyramid magazines?
 

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World Builder's Toolkit bundle is up, with an assortment of GMing and World Building products:


Most of the good stuff I know if is in the Bonus Collection (like Robins Laws of Good Gamemastering and Dyson Logos map packs). And I already own most of in some form (though the math may work out for getting electronic copies of some of this stuff).
I admit to being somewhat skeptical on the Kobold and Lazy GM material.
 

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I particularly endorse the Suppressed Transmissions books, which are pretty much peak Ken Hite distilled into easily-used nuggets. I consider it one of the great tragedies of our hobby that these two books represent only a fraction of the original columns, the rest of which may never see the light of day again.
I think that's the one thing I don't already own from that collection. I'll take it under advisement.
 

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Can’t you order all the old Pyramid magazines?
My understanding is that there was a period of time when Pyramid was only available digitally via a login to the SJG website. When the magazine was cancelled (only temporarily, as it happened), the current subscribers were notified to download what they wanted, and then the database was pulled.

Regardless, the columns featured in the Suppressed Transmissions books were given new annotations by Ken Hite when the collections were published, so that's an added incentive to pick them up.
 

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i got the DCC bundle. so far, i'm digging it.
 

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Let me forestall confusion here by pointing out the Dungeon Crawl Classics offer is on Humble Bundle, not on my Bundle of Holding site, which is separate from Humble.
my apologies for causing any confusion! They are both fine establishments, and I use them both heavily. My addition should do some good.
 

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There's even more than that- there's nothing from Heart in that bundle. Maybe they're holding it back to see if they can push up the buys by offering it later.
 

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I missed that Upwind is in the Indie Cornucopia bundle. It's a sort of Treasure Planet/Steampunk style game. I played it at a local gameday and wouldn't mind playing it again.

I know about nothing about the rest of the games in the bundle, though Flying Circus (PbtA WWI-style dogfight game) sounds cool.

 

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I missed that Upwind is in the Indie Cornucopia bundle. It's a sort of Treasure Planet/Steampunk style game. I played it at a local gameday and wouldn't mind playing it again.

I know about nothing about the rest of the games in the bundle, though Flying Circus (PbtA WWI-style dogfight game) sounds cool.

I've got One Thousand Year Old Vampire which is an excellent solo journaling rpg and Brindlewood Bay, which I've yet to dig into.
 

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Two new bundles
Savage Rifts
Savage World's Deluxe edition with some good settings.
 

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I hesitate to speak about Modern Age particularly because I don't own it, but I'm familiar with Fantasy Age and ran a fairly long Dragon Age game, and am of the opinion that they both have flaws that tend to emerge rather strongly about level 6+, and at least as of Fantasy Age had not been meaningfully addressed. I should look through Blue Rose at some point since its one more iteration down from FAGE.
 

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Anyone know anything about either of those? I currently am into Space and looking at systems.
TBH, I ran the Expanse, and while it is one of the few SF RPGs that support a hard-ish aesthetic, I decided I like Traveller and Scum & Villainy better. I'm still collecting The Expanse primarily for the fact that it is one of very few SFRPGs that feature deckplans that don't assume magical artificial gravity.

How much you like the games will revolve around how much you like the stunt system. Otherwise, it's a very traditional RPG, with levels (though not classes) and HP-like damage accounting, although using 3d6. The stunt system give you a menu of moves you can take when you roll doubles on two of the 3d6.
 

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I will also note that the group I ran Dragon Age for, while they all concur with me regarding the problems therein, on the whole quite liked the stunt system too (though its not immune to criticism at least in its original form).
 

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And this week: two different Traveller LBB bundles! Hopefully someone who knows more about Traveller than me can pontificate on the value of these.
Not two bundles. One new bundle that contains the same amount of stuff as two previous bundles.
If you ever were interested in Original Traveller this is an excellent opportunity to get a ton of it for around $15
 

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. . . No, there's quite clearly two different bundles. You are correct that they're both re-runs of previous bundles, but only the first has the main rulebooks and the second looks to be mostly adventures.
 

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Not two bundles. One new bundle that contains the same amount of stuff as two previous bundles.
This is incorrect. I operate the Bundle of Holding. There are two separate Traveller Bundles, LBB-1 and LBB-2, in progress. Between them, these two revivals present all the Traveller Little Black Books.

I went to extraordinary pains to explain this in the offer pages. If you can point out where this was unclear, I'll fix it.
 
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At the 11th hour and the LBB bundles are going to get me. 2019 I ended up going for a lot of bundles, but in 2020 I've gotten off easy, there were only a couple that interested me and in each case I got distracted and forget about them until they were over.

Traveller is that one game that I played a fair amount but never owned.
 

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Between these bundles you get a lot of the CT material - although no JTAS, TA, alien modules or games. Some of the games are useful - AHL or Striker present an alternative combat system and Striker has comprehensive rules for vehicles. Mayday has a hex movement system for starship combat that you can graft onto Book 2 trivially and Book 5 with a bit of effort. There is a lot of good material in the JTAS and some of the content in the alien modules is quite good.
 

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This is incorrect. I operate the Bundle of Holding. There are two separate Traveller Bundles, LBB-1 and LBB-2, in progress. Between them, these two revivals present all the Traveller Little Black Books.

I went to extraordinary pains to explain this in the offer pages. If you can point out where this was unclear, I'll fix it.
Now I see what got me. When I look at the top of the page I only see the links for other bundles. I mistakenly assumed because there was only on link at the top there was only one bundle.
Sorry about that.
 

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Now I see what got me. When I look at the top of the page I only see the links for other bundles. I mistakenly assumed because there was only on link at the top there was only one bundle.
Sorry about that.
The link for the offer you're looking at doesn't disappear, but is coloured differently on my screen.

And those two bundles mean I'm getting the new books as well. I've got the LBB-1 and LBB-2 bundles already:grin:!
 

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The link for the offer you're looking at doesn't disappear, but is coloured differently on my screen.

And those two bundles mean I'm getting the new books as well. I've got the LBB-1 and LBB-2 bundles already:grin:!
On my mobile chrome browser the link for the currently selected offer disappears and it shows links under the heading Other Offers. I think it used to be the way you are talking about it it's like that on my desktop browser which might be part of why I got confused.
 

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On my mobile chrome browser the link for the currently selected offer disappears and it shows links under the heading Other Offers. I think it used to be the way you are talking about it it's like that on my desktop browser which might be part of why I got confused.
Different mobile devices seem to choose different views. My 9" tablet usually shows the desktop view, where my phone usually chooses the mobile view. At least on Android devices you can choose between mobile and desktop view (top right corner where you can access bookmarks, open a new tab etc), but it seems to be an every time thing, I've not found a way to change the default. No idea how it works on on Apple products.
 

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Between these bundles you get a lot of the CT material - although no JTAS, TA, alien modules or games. Some of the games are useful - AHL or Striker present an alternative combat system and Striker has comprehensive rules for vehicles. Mayday has a hex movement system for starship combat that you can graft onto Book 2 trivially and Book 5 with a bit of effort. There is a lot of good material in the JTAS and some of the content in the alien modules is quite good.
If you don't want absolutely all of the material, or already have purchased some, these bundles are good.

However, for about the price of both bundles, you can get ALL of Classic Traveller from FFE on CD-ROM or Thumb Drive. The additional stuff if you go this route is at least: ALL FOUR versions of Classic Traveller (1977, 1981, The Traveller Book, Starter Traveller, note this is the ONLY way I know of to get 1977), the Alien Modules, the board games, and I think some other bits and bobs.
 

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If you don't want absolutely all of the material, or already have purchased some, these bundles are good.

However, for about the price of both bundles, you can get ALL of Classic Traveller from FFE on CD-ROM or Thumb Drive. The additional stuff if you go this route is at least: ALL FOUR versions of Classic Traveller (1977, 1981, The Traveller Book, Starter Traveller, note this is the ONLY way I know of to get 1977), the Alien Modules, the board games, and I think some other bits and bobs.
I picked up the CD-ROMs a few years ago and immediately ran a Traveller game for some friends. It was GLORIOUS! Only one character died in character generation...
 

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I picked up the CD-ROMs a few years ago and immediately ran a Traveller game for some friends. It was GLORIOUS! Only one character died in character generation...
Pshaw. Amateurs!
 
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