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« on: November 11, 2007, 10:43:26 pm »
Thought I'd pass the info on. :) I bought UNORTHODOX Clerics awhile ago and found it rather nice indeed. Don't know much about any of the others.

http://rpg.drivethrustuff.com/thanksgiveaway.php

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HAPPY THANKSGIVEAWAY!
    DriveThruRPG and over 60 of our publishing partners are offering the dozens of FREE titles listed below for our very own ThanksGiveAway holiday, Monday, November 12 through Friday, November 16. Check the site after 10 AM EST each day to find exciting new gifts from us to you, and give your friends and gaming groups something to be thankful about by sharing the news that ThanksGiveAway is almost here!



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Time Master Screen
The Chronicles of Ramlar Official Soundtrack, Part 1 [BUNDLE]
E-Z TILES: Dungeon Set 1
Spiritual Warfare the RPG
Dungeon Crawl Classics #51.5: Sinister Secret of Whiterock
Europe 1483
D6 POWERS
Brothers by my Side
Forbidden Kingdoms - Master Codex Babbage Edition
See Page XX, Vol 1: The First 24 Columns
The Collected Character
Ados: Land of Strife Campaign Setting
UNORTHODOX Clerics
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« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2007, 11:32:17 pm »
thanks for the heads-up!

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« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2007, 11:56:15 pm »
Thanks very much. These especially caught my eye:

Spiritual Warfare the RPG: Yet another attempt at a Christian RPG. Features include "Discipleship roleplaying that encourages Scripture memory and preaching the Gospel." Yes, it sounds funny, but also sort of interesting--I'd like to see just what makes an RPG "Christian".

Dungeon Crawl Classics #51.5: Sinister Secret of Whiterock A dungeon crawl for 1st-3rd level characters, may be worth customizing for my BD&D game, or at least useful for inspiration.

Europe 1483. My general impression of Guild of Blades is that they produce cheap Risk or Axis & Allies hacks. Now I can see if there's really anything there that I'd like to try playing.

Brothers by my Side: Another PDF wargame, but this one instantly looks like something I'd want to play: a game of the Battle of Ia Drang (subject of We Were Soldiers Once...and Young). N.B.: I just found a free computer wargame on the same topic, here.

See page XX, Vol 1.: I guess I can read all this on the web, but it's interesting stuff. And they include a bonus: "We also include two internal design documents for the GUMSHOE system which are invaluable aids to creating GUMSHOE background settings and The Esoterrorists."

The Collected Character pulls together a bunch of character creation rules for Mongoose RQ, and introduces a bunch more. Even if I don't get into MRQ, could be worth picking over for ideas, especially in BRP-ish systems and low-magic premodern settings.

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« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2007, 12:08:53 am »
Ooh...I need to remember to get D6 Powers.
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« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2007, 06:33:36 am »
yes, im defo interested in that.
 

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« Reply #5 on: November 12, 2007, 12:47:23 pm »
This is awesome! I'd been wanting to take a look at D6 Powers.
 

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« Reply #6 on: November 12, 2007, 01:38:14 pm »
For Tuesday, I'm looking forward to:

Twilight 2000: core rules, 'nuff said.
Rolemaster Express: for some reason I've never really gotten into RM but it's a venerable title; I've got no idea if this is a "good" version or an abomination but might as well pick it up.
Ptolus: the World of Praemal: Barely interested in Ptolus at any price but since Mr. Cook seems to be a major creator in the modern D&D community, I'd like to see his take on a setting, so...worth it for the cost of admission.
Mongoose Runequest: may or may not be better presentation than some of the collected SRDs I've seen, but it's got info that's not in the SRD so now I can have a more complete version of the rules to evaluate/hack.
Bits of Darkness: Dungeons: Collection of room descriptions, could be useful.

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« Reply #7 on: November 12, 2007, 01:42:39 pm »
I looking forward to Tuesday for what Elliot said and on Thursday for the Conan the RPG pocket and the 17 monk feats.  On Friday, I want to get the Book of Challenges from WotC.
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« Reply #8 on: November 12, 2007, 02:06:35 pm »
Sweet! Now I can afford to get new games and new lingerie.  Thanks for the heads up!

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« Reply #9 on: November 12, 2007, 09:04:13 pm »
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Thanks for the heads up!
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« Reply #10 on: November 12, 2007, 09:06:17 pm »
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Thanks for the heads up!
Not a prob mate, figured I should share the coolness with others. :)

I'm really looking forward to The Tome of Horrors (revised ed) as the original book totally rocked. (I'm still annoyed remembering the crap that Necromancer got hit with after WoTC came out with the Fiend Folio)

There are a bunch that look like they are at least worth taking a quick look after a download.
"Dr.Who and CoC are, on the level of what the characters in it do, unbelievably freaking similar. The main difference is that in Dr. Who, Nyarlathotep is on your side, in the form of the Doctor."
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Take care Nothingland. You were always one of the most ridiculously good-looking sites on the internets, and the web too. I'll miss you.  -"Derek Zoolander MD" at a site long gone.

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« Reply #11 on: November 13, 2007, 12:51:46 pm »
What I'm looking forward to grabbing tomorrow:

Monkey, Ninja, Pirate, Robot: Obviously, a "funny" RPG, which can be good or bad in itself. But it's by Chad Underkoffler, and although I've never read/played any of his games yet, he's a good guy to read (and funny) on the net. Also, I'm interested in his PDQ system, and here is a specific application thereof.

Tales from the Wood: real-animal fantasy. I like critters, but I've always wondered how well the idea of playing one can be translated into an RPG. I know there are other games along these lines, but they aren't free this week, so I'll grab this one.

Heavy Gear Blitz Rulebook: Mecha combat miniatures rules in the "real robot genre", by one of the more popular publishers of that genre.

The Veggie Patch: You play intelligent vegetables. Worth a look.

Chimera RPG Core Rules: Yet another generic, allegedly streamlined system.

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« Reply #12 on: November 13, 2007, 12:55:19 pm »
I'm boycotting this thing, both as a publisher and as a consumer. It sends a bad, bad message about the worth of PDFs. These givaways also drive my sales down to nubbins. I hates them forever!

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« Reply #13 on: November 13, 2007, 01:44:58 pm »
So how does this work? Presumably DTRPG canvasses publishers and asks them what they're willing to include in the giveaway, right?

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« Reply #14 on: November 13, 2007, 01:52:57 pm »
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So how does this work? Presumably DTRPG canvasses publishers and asks them what they're willing to include in the giveaway, right?

They couldn't just give them away without permission, unless they wanted to also pay the publishers for them, like a real store. If that's what they wanted to do, I'd be cool.

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