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24 Jul 2017

Christmas in July Sale

DrivethruRPG and RPGNow run a sale right now until July 31. Christmas in July. Here are some recommendations in alphabetical order. Bookkeeping Notes: I get commissions for purchases made through links in this post. Abstract Dungeon: a fast-playing and versatile narrative fantasy game. It is beginner-friendly and comes with a resource-spending mechanism. Review here. Barbarians of Lemuria: Mythic Edition: Sword & Sorcery at its finest - wonderful career system for character creation and a pulpy lightweight ruleset by Simon Washbourne. Barrel Rider Games’ White Box: this is for you if you are a fan of the original RPG from 1974. Here is a review of the White Box Omnibus. Beyond the Wall and Other Adventures: beginner-friendly teen OSR game in the vein of Earthsea - with playbooks. Full review here. Crimson Blades 2: Dark Fantasy RPG: modified Swords & Wizardry ruleset (only uses d6) with a grim fantasy setting by Simon Washbourne. Crypts and Things Remastered: Sword & Wizardry ruleset geared towards Sword & Sorcery. Comes with its own setting. Death is the New Pink: a post-apocalyptic Tank Girl game by Mike Evans with a pared down OSR ruleset (Into the Odd). I haven’t bought it yet but I have high respect for the author. Fever-Dreaming Marlinko and Misty Isles of the Eld