[shopping] What have you splurged on recently?

Dom

SuperMunchkin
#2
The latest and last part of my Cubicle 7 Cthulhu sale purchases arrive today. Looking forward to reading it.

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#3
It’s not often I buy RPGs or board games, I usually scrounge them or work on them to get free copies. But I bought myself Princes of the Apocalypse for D&D and a copy of the Reiner Kniza Lord of the Rings boardgame at a cost of £2.50!!
 
#4
I splurged on Eric Lang's Kickstarter just for the Japanese monsters, only to learn later that the angry monster spirit of Kotahi is just a New Zealander who created a fake Wikipedia entry to enter the realms of Japanese myth. The artwork is still superb, and the game is an interesting board game about diplomacy and conquest, so I feel vindicated for the splurge.

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#7
Much as I am wary of Kickstarter's, and Modiphius' track record with same, the more I looked at the John Carter Kickstarter, the more I was intrigued. The main writer on the project is Jack Norris, an RPG writer who's work, even when not in my personal bailiwick, does excellent work. And whilst my impression from other 2D20 games is that the other implementations are frankly a bit clunky, Jack & co have come up with a very trim, light take on it that seems really suited to the John Carter stories. So I threw lots of money at them.

But in general I am trying not to buy as much RPG stuff - having moved the for second time in two years last summer, I really have far too many books!

Nick
 
#8
I've really cut back on my rpg spending of late. I simply don't get to play these days. I can't recall the last rpg book I bought.
Help me, please!
 

Guvnor

Administrator
Staff member
#9
You need to ring a friendly man in Newcastle and plan our next campaign. Thing is, we are most likely to use the rulebooks we both have
 
#10
Purchased the complete (so far!) Cthulhu Hack line at ConTingency, along with matching bag and dice tray :cool: Also, nabbed the signed box set of Car Wars in the raffle - not sure if that counts but it's pretty cool.
 
#11
Much as I am wary of Kickstarter's, and Modiphius' track record with same, the more I looked at the John Carter Kickstarter, the more I was intrigued. The main writer on the project is Jack Norris, an RPG writer who's work, even when not in my personal bailiwick, does excellent work. And whilst my impression from other 2D20 games is that the other implementations are frankly a bit clunky, Jack & co have come up with a very trim, light take on it that seems really suited to the John Carter stories. So I threw lots of money at them.

But in general I am trying not to buy as much RPG stuff - having moved the for second time in two years last summer, I really have far too many books!

Nick
John Carter of Mars was built upon a nice and light 2d20 Momentum ruleset which is sure to attract new fans.

In their wisdom, Modipius Entertainment also listened to the lamentations of all those fans demanding the heavier 2d20 rules, and so offered a free conversion guide book to play John Carter of Mars with the crunchier rules of Robert E. Howard's Conan RPG.

So John Carter of Mars, in keeping with the tradition of Edgar Rice Burroughs' planetary romance literature, unites two almost alien tribes using their preferred 2d20 rules to all enjoy the heroism of John Carter.
 
#12
Speaking of Modiphius Entertainment, the 2d20 games system has also been licensed to a third party for a brand new Kickstarter titled the "Devil's Run RPG", but this one uses the heavier Mutant Chronicles ruleset. Still, this particular license surely opens the way for other third parties to license the lighter John Carter of Mars ruleset and publish other interesting variants of 2d20 games.

Now this promotional image for Devil's Run has been vexing me to no end, why do we have a British Mad Hatter in a game set in post-apocalyptic San Francisco? The curiosity got me splurging on this too.

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Guvnor

Administrator
Staff member
#14
This is a terribly out of focus but you can see what I did.. I want to run it for my son, and so I'll be starting a conversation with Darran soon, since he is a Cortex+ person. But I know there are others here with Cortex-fu.. I'll start a thread..

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ragr

Guest
#18
The pdf rewards for The Fall Of Delta Green dropped last night and on a brief perusal they look very sixties and flavoursome. I'll hang fire on a read until the physical awards thump on the mat. What with WWC Cold War this surely means saturation point for Cthulhu based game variants for me.
 

Newt

RunePriest
#19
A second-hand copy of Earthdawn 1st Ed, to see what those hooligans from the Smart Party are banging on about :)

Missed it first time out in the 90s because I was at the height of my RQ3/Glorantha odyessy :)
 
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