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Customer Newsletter for 05/25/2017
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We launched a big new sale this week across DriveThruRPG, RPGnow, and DM's Guild. This sale features some fantastic deals from Wizards of the Coast, plus a ton of other Old-School Revival/Renaissance (OSR) publishers.
In addition to listing over 1,300 OSR titles at 15% off, the OSR Extravaganza features three great bundles for Dungeons & Dragons, all at 80% or more off the total bundle value.
For those interested in AD&D-retro gaming, including OSRIC or other retro-clone systems, award-winning publisher Expeditious Retreat Press is also offering The OSR(IC) Extravaganza Bundle. Another 80% off deal, this bundle includes eight full adventures, spanning 1st-15th level.
The OSR Extravaganza is here only for a couple of weeks, so be sure to take a look before it's gone!
SHADOW OF THE DEMON LORD BUNDLE
The Bundle of Holding has a big offer featuring Shadow of the Demon Lord, Schwalb Entertainment's dark-fantasy RPG of grim heroism against a cosmic destroyer. Shadow was a big hit on Kickstarter a couple of years ago, and its ever-growing game line is very popular here on DriveThruRPG. This bundle, with the corebook and many major supplements, gives everything you need for a complete campaign.
Last week's Fading Suns Bundle +2, the all-new sequel to an earlier offer of the Holistic Design science-fantasy RPG of humanity's fate in the sixth millennium, has added the two "War in the Heavens" adventure/sourcebooks to its large lineup.
And the revived 13th Age Bundle from September 2015, with the Pelgrane Press FRPG by Jonathan Tweet and Rob Heinsoo, runs through this Monday.
As ever, when you buy a Bundle of Holding offer, the titles are added automatically to your DriveThruRPG Library.
An 5th Edition supplement for wicked players and vile GMs!
Evil Primeris a preview of some playtest material for the Book of Exalted Darkness, which will be refined by backer feedback and critique. To join the full playtest, pledge to the Book of Exalted Darkness Kickstarter before the project ends!
• New attributes: Sanctity and Sin • 7 Inherent Heresies • 4 evil backgrounds • Science and Technology skills • Inaequa Chariots and Pistols • A bevy of despicable feats! • Deformities like Corpulescent and Malformed Basal Ganglia • An Evil magic tradition with spells like blood spear, flay skin, and unholy gaze • Vile class options — Abyssal domain, Feral primal path, Gray Knight patron, and Warrior of Dark Chi monastic tradition • Exalted Darkness character sheets!
The Book of Exalted Darkness Kickstarter is funding now! If you like this PDF, check it out and become a backer!
Index Card RPG COREis finally here, with a full rule book and miniature set to get YOUR game table hopping!
A Full Rule Set: Classic 7 dice, D20 roll-over system, with all the combat and RP mechanics, character classes, timers, targets, and elements you need to play right away.
Two Worlds: The CORE set comes with two huge world primers including locations and adventure starters for Alfheim (eldritch fantasy) and Warp Shell (cataclysmic sci fi).
A KILLER GM Section: All the mechanics and tricks used on Drunkens & Dragons, compiled into a tight format so you can master the art of game mastering — and much more.
Monsters: 23 unique terrors with extra crunchy mechanics to kill... er, entertain your players.
Miniatures!! 48 heroes and all 23 monsters, all compiled on "army sheets" so you can print, cut, and play your hordes in minutes.
Plus, the Coolest RPG Community on the Planet!
How-to videos, online play sessions, and the ever-expanding updates that have made Runehammer Games a quickly rising star on DriveThruRPG!
This is just the beginning, so look for tons of ICRPG content on Youtube and Facebook ALL YEAR.
Print and Digital
The digital copy, which includes a character sheet and loads of craftable minis, will be updated regularly with new maps, tokens, and tidbits. Early PDF buyers who also want hardcopy get half their value back in the PDF-less version, so you can get a juicy hardback on your table without a dent in the wallet!
It is just a game, so there's no need to be afraid.
Or maybe you should be…
Do you remember when any shadow could turn into a monster? Do you recall the strange noises against your window on windy nights? When you closed your eyes and hid underneath the bed covers so you couldn’t see what was poking through the slightly-ajar closet door?
Would you like to go back? Would you dare?
The horrors are waiting for you… and they are hungry.
Innocents is a role playing game about imagination and fear, about monsters under your bed, abandoned houses plagued with ghosts, and shadows forming odd shapes in the darkness. It is a game starring children, but it is not a child’s game: it is a roleplaying game for adults willing to let their imagination fly back to their childhood, to experience horror as only children can.
Innocents is a roleplaying game that follows most of the conventions — but it is not a game for newcomers, so the book doesn't explain RPGs and how they are played.
Instead, it tries to show you how to play differently; far from epic action, it leans towards the darkest corners of the most primal fears, emotions, and psychodrama.
By the time they hit adolescence, most people have gotten over their fear of the dark. They spend their midnight hours on gushy phone calls, diary ramblings, and wet dreams. They then sleep peacefully, assured that the night is safe.
But the shadows do hold monsters. You know because you’re one of them.
Wickedness dwells within your heart, hunger courses through your veins. High school weighs on you and teen drama puts you on edge, but you have power.
Monsterhearts 2lets you and your friends create stories about sexy monsters, teenage angst, personal horror, and secret love triangles. When you play, you explore the terror and confusion of having a body that is changing without your permission.
This game is powered by the Apocalypse World engine. It draws inspiration from Twilight, Buffy, Ginger Snaps, The Vampire Diaries, and The Craft.
"Monsterhearts is a fantastic game to play but on top of that it’s my very favorite text in RPGs. The book is crystal clear, inspiring for play, and a real pleasure to read."
Conan the Thief takes you into the dark underworld of the Hyborian Age. From the choked avenues of the most dangerous cities to the marbled corridors of the wealthiest palaces, master thieves and deadly assassins seek to make their fortunes, risking all in pursuit of gold, prestige, and respect.
Embark upon dangerous heists in pursuit of treasures beyond your wildest dreams, all while avoiding traps, watchmen, hideous creatures, and fell sorceries. Work alongside legendary thieves, carrying out robberies worthy of their reputation, or work against them and take the riches of the world for yourself!
• New archetypes, talents, and equipment • Detailed guides to the cities of Zamora, Shadizar, and more • Stunning art and maps, produced by world-renowned Conan artists • Guides to running authentic thief games • New rules for joining guilds, measuring renown, and building reputation • A heist generator, letting you create unique adventures that capture the danger, darkness, and intrigue of a Conan story, all in a couple of dice rolls!
"If you know absolutely everything there is to know about your enemy, he'll have to work extra hard to surprise you. He will surprise you, of course — that's what enemies do. But I say make him work for it."
—Kallinda Shierk, Chief Diplomat of the Entwined Serpents
The first Adventure Pack for Equinox is now available in both print and PDF from DriveThruRPG!
The Entwined Serpents have only one mission: discovering the source of a wasting sickness plaguing the Earth Belt. But what is it? A virus? A mystic drug? A biological weapon from ages past?
Patient Zero is an adventure set in the Equinox Universe, detailing the ship's mission to track down both the victims of a mysterious plague and a possible cure.
In the time before the gods forgot their names, when the world was flat and floated on a sea of chaos, there was an age of gleaming cities, untamed wilderness, enlightened devils, greedy spirits, and mighty heroes. This was the age of the Exalted, champions empowered by the highest of gods.
Tomb of Dreams will jumpstart your group’s Exalted game — all you need to start playing Exalted Third Edition is this book, pencils, and some 10-sided dice.
Included are the game’s core rules, five pregen characters, and a self-contained scenario that you can use to start a new campaign or embed in an ongoing chronicle.
And for groups that already have the Exalted Third Edition main rulebook, Tomb of Dreams will serve as an introduction for new players and a quick reference during play — anyone intimidated by that prodigious volume need only read Part 1 of this book to get started.
Scores of foes at your fingertips — and your convenience!
Build encounters quickly and easily, or create them randomly on the fly. Then give your players a look at their foes before plunging into combat!
This deck contains 99 weird and wondrous creatures of the Ninth World, drawn from the Ninth World Bestiary 2,Into the Night, Into the Deep, and Into the Outside.
When you need to build an encounter (either when prepping your game or at the gaming table), simply pick or randomly draw a card from this deck. You’ll find basic stats on one side (with a reference to the book for full stats and info), and an image to share with your players on the reverse.
You’ll be astounded at the time you save!
Better yet, Creature Deck 2 is fully compatible with the Numenera Creature Deck. Combine them, or build your own random encounter generator by choosing creatures from each title to build your own custom creature deck. Between the two of them, you have almost 200 creatures to choose from!
Every three years, on the night of the winter solstice, a mysterious tower appears deep within the haunted Ringwood forest. Disappearing before sunrise, its close proximity to the University of Scarthey is an unsettling enigma.
Archchancellor Gwydion Ambrosius has called upon you and other Rector agents to investigate. What will you find inside?
Gear Heart is an adventure short compatible with the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game and designed for 1st- to 5th-level characters. It also includes a location map.
The Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Bestiary 3 is required for play.