The current Bundle of Holding is on a subject very close to my heart. It’s a collection of sword and sorcery games in the spirit of Conan, Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser and Elric.
I bought it even though I owned two of the games already. Both of the previous editions of the classic Barbarians of Lemuria are in my collection. BoL a very accessible and well-designed game. The original edition was inspired by Lin Carter’s not-so-classic Thongor novels, which I have already written about elsewhere and it captures the feel of them very well. The bundle contains the Mythic Edition which is the latest and greatest version.
I also owned Sword Noir, a game that combines the sword and sorcery and film noir genres. What’s not to love about that?
There are a number of other very good looking games to go with them. There’s 4 different volumes of Shadow, Sword and Spell. There’s Crimson Exodus and Sorcerers of Ur-Turuk. There’s also the Highlander inspired Legacy: War of the Ages. If you feel like dusting down your claymore and bellowing,“ There can be only one!”, this is probably for you. A couple of other interesting not-quite-roleplaying games round out the package, Nod and the wonderfully named On Mighty Thews.
For just US$8.95 you get all five titles in the Starter Collection (retail value $42) as DRM-free .PDF ebooks. And if you pay more than the threshold price of $19.60, you’ll level up and also get the entire Bonus Collection of six more titles (retail value $61). This price rises as more people buy. The Bundle of Holding is available here.
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