[shopping] What have you splurged on recently?

First Age

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I bought the Everywhen PDF today, the generic ruleset adaptation derived from Barbarians of Lemuria. At sub 150 pages it flies through all the basics of the system, character generation, equipment, with a couple of micro settings.

Still the BOL core system of 2d6 + Attribute + (Career or Combat Ability) to get 9+ for standard difficulty. Boons and Flaws also help to personalise the characters. Vehicles and Scale are introduced to enable a broader application of the system in a consistent way. Damage is recorded slightly differently, which will take a bit of getting used to, but looks sensible and workable.

It's a good generic engine that plays in the same space as Savage Worlds. It is one of the lightest games that includes all the trad twiddles that you might expect. I'm looking forward to the forthcoming setting books. Ideal for convention play, I can see me wheeling this one out for quick fire pulpy adventures using the intuitive and simple BoL engine.
 
I bought the Everywhen PDF today, the generic ruleset adaptation derived from Barbarians of Lemuria. At sub 150 pages it flies through all the basics of the system, character generation, equipment, with a couple of micro settings.

Still the BOL core system of 2d6 + Attribute + (Career or Combat Ability) to get 9+ for standard difficulty. Boons and Flaws also help to personalise the characters. Vehicles and Scale are introduced to enable a broader application of the system in a consistent way. Damage is recorded slightly differently, which will take a bit of getting used to, but looks sensible and workable.

It's a good generic engine that plays in the same space as Savage Worlds. It is one of the lightest games that includes all the trad twiddles that you might expect. I'm looking forward to the forthcoming setting books. Ideal for convention play, I can see me wheeling this one out for quick fire pulpy adventures using the intuitive and simple BoL engine.
I know I have a vested interest in Everywhen, but I had no hand in writing it. I think it looks great and Nick & Phil (Filigree Forge) have done a very good job with it. The setting books look cool too (Blood Sundown being of particular interest). I'll be writing a supers setting for Everywhen once I've got Triumphant 2 out of the door!
 

Guvnor

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I may never run it, but I dialled up the charitable donation to WaterAid to max and counted it as a charity thing to offset my general happiness.

Thank you for purchasing the Humble RPG Bundle: The Lord of the Rings by Cubicle 7!
 
I picked up a copy of Sun County for RQ on Ebay this afternoon so I'll expect it in the post next week sometime then. It's probably a knee jerk reaction to the fact that DPD still haven't let me know if and when my kickstarter pile of 13G goodies are likely to arrive or not :( But it has given me an unexpected earwurm of Bon Jovi's Dry County which is less than welcome I can assure you ;-)
 
I would not call my forge into the dark a splurge, but finally, I found a funky new game engine and a setting that perfectly fits my sensibilities, basically classic old-school Science Fiction.

Apart from the smooth game engine, which I already experienced with Blades in the Dark, it was the artwork of Scum and Villainy that was my primary draw (pun intended). Yes, classic old-school comicbook art, not like the crazy stuff in Veins of the Earth.

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