17–23 November 2020: A Mini-Roundup

Artwork by Kyllian Guillart from Mythopoeia's Earthsea RPG

Although we’re taking a break from our regular updates, we thought we’d keep you in the loop on the timely parts of our round-ups! So here’s a quick update on deals & crowdfunding projects from the last week.

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Bundles & Deals

DriveThruRPG is running a sale on animal-focused RPGs for Wolfenoot.

Mouse Guard is on sale here, and has a special place in our hearts as the first game the three of us played together.

Humble Bundle is offering a bundle of Conan RPG books, and a bundle of R. Talsorian’s Cyberpunk books.

Bundle of Holding is offering two bundles of GM advice, a bundle of third-party Starfinder books, and two bundles of Symbaroum books.

Crowdfunding News

Closing Soon

The Wildsea is a post-apocalypse fantasy RPG set in a world overrun by endless greenery. So far this project has raised $100,000 from 2,000 backers. Ends November 25th.

This is a great-looking project for an original RPG, from a publisher with a lot of experience producing a series of crowdfunded comics. With the funding now out of the way, it will be interesting to see if this game has any legs. — James

OSR

Hexagram #6: The 6th issue of a zine about The Fantasy Trip, by Warehouse 23/Steve Jackson Games (GURPS, The Fantasy Trip, Dungeon Fantasy) — December 1st

Old Skull Zine RPG Trilogy: A series of three zine RPGs, by Gallant Knight Games (Monster Hunter International RPG: Savage Worlds Edition, Tiny Dungeon: Second Edition, Tiny Cthulhu)  — December 5th

The Scourge of the Scorn Lords: A weird post-apocalyptic fantasy setting for Old School Essentials, by Wind Lothamer (Worm Witch: The Life and Death of Belinda Blood, Old School & Cool) — December 10th

The Bats of Saint Abbans: A Midderlands adventure for Swords & Wizardry, by Glynn Seal (HandyMaps — Town & Village A5 Card Handouts for RPGs, Folk Magic of the Haven Isles, The City of Great Lunden) — December 13th

Knock! Issue one: A compilation of miscellanea for D&D and OSR RPGs, by Olivier Revenu — December 22nd

That is quite a week for OSR-related projects! This year has been relatively quiet on the OSR front, compared to 2019, so I wonder why so many projects have suddenly appeared this week? — James

Other & Generic Fantasy

Questlings: An “RPG-inspired children’s book series and RPG game system about finding your Inner Hero”, by Dan Letzring (Groves, Gadgeteers, Dirigible Disaster) — December 11th

Asunder: A fantasy post-apocalyptic world where humans use plants & insects as living weapons, by Adam Lawson — December 23rd

The second vegetable apocalypse fantasy RPG this week, this one apparently being a hack of Shadow of the Demon Lord. This one has some celebrity backing, and is co-designed by one of the producers of Wil Wheaton’s Table Top, so it’s perhaps a little surprising that it hasn’t done better so far — but it is still early days. — James

Sci-Fi/Cyberpunk

The Mecha Hack: Mission Manual: A rules-light Mecha RPG, by Absolute Tabletop (Adventure Kit: Oath of the Frozen King, A Dead Man’s Guide to Dragongrin, Adventure Kit: Shadows Over Driftchapel) — December 19th

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