RPGs, Tabletop Games

Humble Bundle: Cypher System & The Strange

Monte Cook is a very accomplished games designer who is known for his work on the third edition of Dungeons & Dragons (yay!), his unique one-off take on the World of Darkness (boo!) and his own game, Numenara.  This was the first game to use his Cypher system and it was pretty well received.  Numenara… Continue reading Humble Bundle: Cypher System & The Strange

RPGs, Tabletop Games

Adventures in Middle-Earth, Cubicle 7, the Uncertainty of Licensing, and a Humble Bundle

Licensed games can be really great.  They give fans of particular properties to play around in the setting.  Of my top 50 games last year, 7 featured licensed properties.  Some of my favourite licensed board games are the Battlestar Galactica board game, Star Wars: Rebellion, the DC Comics Deckbuilding Game, Discworld: Ankh Morpork, Forbidden Stars… Continue reading Adventures in Middle-Earth, Cubicle 7, the Uncertainty of Licensing, and a Humble Bundle

RPGs, Tabletop Games

Bundle of Holding: Infinity RPG

Ah Modiphius, my beloved.  Modiphius is a company that consistently makes really beautiful books.  This set of beautiful books is Infinity, based on the miniature wargame of the same name from Corvus Belli.  The game uses Modiphius' 2D20 system, which is also used for John Carter and Star Trek Adventures, among other games. This bundle… Continue reading Bundle of Holding: Infinity RPG

RPGs, Tabletop Games

Bundle(s) of Holding: 13th Age and Your Adventures Therein

Pelgrane Press' 13th Age is a D20-based RPG created by a couple of the lead designers from previous editions of Dungeons & Dragons.  I've played the game once, using a Forgeborn (like D&D's Warforged) Necromancer.  The idea of the character was that as fleshy engineers tinkered with metal and wood to make machines, he tinkered… Continue reading Bundle(s) of Holding: 13th Age and Your Adventures Therein

RPGs, Tabletop Games

Humble Bundle: Orcus’ 5E Holiday Horde

These 5E bundles from Humble Bundle are becoming a regular feature!  There was one in June and another last December.  There's no real focus to this bundle, but there's a lot of really great content from really good publishers like Kobold Press, Frog God Games, and Troll Lord Games. The first tier of this bundle… Continue reading Humble Bundle: Orcus’ 5E Holiday Horde

RPGs, Tabletop Games

Bundle of Holding: Indie Cornucopia 7

I like it when Bundle of Holding do their Indie Bundles.  They always lead to me finding some cool, new games.  Unlike many of the previous Indie Cornucopia bundles, I'm actually aware of and even own some of these titles!  Let's take a look. The first tier of the bundle costs $12.95 and gets you… Continue reading Bundle of Holding: Indie Cornucopia 7

RPGs, Tabletop Games

Humble Bundle: Rogue Trader

There’s a Humble Bundle up at the moment for Rogue Trader, a roleplaying game based on Warhammer 40,000.  This is my favourite of the 40K RPGs, are I think it just has a bit more room for maneuvering, a bit freer of established lore whilst still getting to draw on it when you want to. … Continue reading Humble Bundle: Rogue Trader

RPGs, Tabletop Games

Humble Bundle: Vampires & Werewolves (World of Darkness)

World of Darkness!  I'm always glad to see WoD bundles appear, whether on Humble Bundle, Bundle of Holding or wherever.  If nothing else, they help to raise awareness of a great series of games.  This bundle, featuring titles from the Vampire and Werewolf game lines, focuses on the world of the World of Darkness, with each book… Continue reading Humble Bundle: Vampires & Werewolves (World of Darkness)

RPGs, Tabletop Games

Bundle(s) of Holding: Delta Green and Operations

Most of the Cthulhu mythos material out there is set during or often before the early 20th century.  In the past few years, we've seen some sources bring this mythos into the modern day.  My favourite of these updates is The Laundry Files series by Charles Stross, but another interesting one is the Delta Green… Continue reading Bundle(s) of Holding: Delta Green and Operations

Card Games, Tabletop Games

Humble Bundle: Make Your Card Game!

There's an interesting bundle available just now from Humble Bundle.  It's a set of resources for making your own card game.  I know that a lot of gamers like to homebrew and have ambitions of making their own games, even just as experiments, if not commercially.  So, yeah, let's take a look! As per usual,… Continue reading Humble Bundle: Make Your Card Game!