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« Reply #15 on: June 19, 2020, 03:43:41 am »
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Itch.io has a bundle of 1,427 (!) games from 1,125 (!) creators, and that's just the current counts (it's been growing in size). The bundle includes computer games, board games, and I don't know what. This is a partial list of all the RPGs (including story games). It's not free, and many are microgames, but $5 for all of them works out to 3 per penny. Proceeds are split between the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, and the Community Bail Fund (a collection of 70 related charities), which aren't bad choices whatever you think of the riots:
https://itch.io/b/520/bundle-for-racial-justice-and-equality
Available until 6/15 midnight, PST.

Given the site, how many of those 1427 games be absolute garbage?
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« Reply #16 on: June 19, 2020, 08:31:41 am »
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Given the site, how many of those 1427 games be absolute garbage?
Over 1700, before the bundle ended. I'd guess at least 99% are throw-away garbage, and even fewer would have any chance of appealing to you. I debated even mentioning it, here.

Another week of 5e stuff from Wizards of the Coast is up, though: https://dnd.wizards.com/remote/freematerial. Friday's not up yet, but they missed Tuesday, and it appears to turning into Pay What You Want instead of free, so it might be winding down.
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« Reply #17 on: June 19, 2020, 05:40:46 pm »
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Given the site, how many of those 1427 games be absolute garbage?
So many. For that price, I figured it wouldn't hurt, and I've been going through page by page writing a list of the stuff that looks remotely interesting for later download. I did come across Blades in the Dark, but that's something that would really only appeal to someone who'd probably like Powered by the Apocalypse, which I don't think is particularly popular around here. But for anyone who is a fan, a $5 copy of BitD with a bunch of other optional stuff attached to it isn't bad. (I also didn't see anything objectionable about the particular charity, so I had no qualms about participating. I do read up on charities a little before supporting them. I might have missed something, but I tried.)

ETA: If you go into the video games, the value goes up exponentially. You've got Celeste, which is like an award-winning platformer that is highly demanding but also very fair and approachable due to the way it almost entirely eliminates downtime. Night in the Woods is a little indie darling that's basically you going around your old hometown making decisions that affect things visual novel style. A slice of life thing. Pyre is an RPG from the guys behind Bastion and Transistor, so worth a look I'm sure. And Ganbare! Super Strikers is just an unholy combination of jRPG and soccer, which at least sounds interesting. And I'm only a few pages in, so . . . yeah, definitely not a bad value for your $$$.
« Last Edit: June 19, 2020, 05:47:56 pm by GeekEclectic »
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