[shopping] What have you splurged on recently?

Dom

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I forgot to mention these, which I picked up over the holiday. The last Beyond the Wall book has been one I’ve been after for a while, and the King of Dungeons hardcover was a Kickstarter coupon I hadn’t used. I know @Guvnor doesn’t rate it, but it’s the route that interested me in 13th Age.
 
Romance or Witchburning?
I can't comment on the burning of witches but, as @MartinP says, I can speak to "Romance of the Perilous Land." I preped a game over Christmas and ran it at Contingency. I can't comment on how it appeared at the other end of the table but from my end I was reasonably satisfied.

While I made heavy weather of it, having been cramming in the caravan half an hour before the session, the system seems pretty light weight. The bestiary is extensive and includes a lot of stuff you don't see in other games. Want to menace your PCs with house-sized livestock? The Dunn Cow is right there for you. There are also plenty of kingdoms and power blocks to play with in the setting. Two of the factions are bad guys for your chivalrous heroes to fight against.

Picking up on something said above in connection with Paliomythic, this game too tries to tackle the diversity issues often seen with depictions of a setting like this. So several of the kingdoms are, in fact, queendoms. Several female figures from myth are elevated a bit, for instance Maid Marian is a renowned assassin as well as a member of the Merry Men gang. Reflecting what was probably true in history rather than in myth created by rich white guys there are also characters who trace their ancestry to the "Copper lands" which are effectively Africa.

I think if you were showing this game in its best possible light you would throw in rather more courtly intrigue than I had time to prepare. After all, questing is only half of the story. The other half should be corruption from within.
 
Oh that is impressive
To be fair, the only ones I paid actual money for were Hillfolk/Chuubo/Tenra, from @AndyE here.

Our Last Best Hope + Expansion and the Fiasco Companion were bought with my GM reward tickets from ConTingency and the X Boat special supplement was a coincidental Kickstarter delivery.

All the rest came as winnings from the ConTingency raffle.

Still, not quite a 'no new games' week.
 

Guvnor

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To be fair, the only ones I paid actual money for were Hillfolk/Chuubo/Tenra, from @AndyE here.

Our Last Best Hope + Expansion and the Fiasco Companion were bought with my GM reward tickets from ConTingency and the X Boat special supplement was a coincidental Kickstarter delivery.

All the rest came as winnings from the ConTingency raffle.

Still, not quite a 'no new games' week.
Even more impressive
 
Still not entirely sure why, but I liked the look of one of the current crop of Zinequest Kickstarters enough to back it. Of course I couldn't then resist looking at a few others and now I think I've pledged to about 15 of them...
 
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