This doesn’t happen very often.
Old School is not the only kind of gaming going through a Renaissance. Print on demand and the PDF market have been a big boon to indie-games of all stripes. I read a lot of gaming blogs of all different stripes and there are tons of games out there that I’ve heard about but have never entered my realm to play.
I’m also a big fan of the Bundle of Holding. If you’re not familiar, this is a site that offers .pdf copies of game books at a steep discount for a limited period of time. If you opt to pay over a certain additional threshold, which is set based on average payments by other customers, you will get bonus e-books. The Bundle of Holding is a great way to dip into a game system you’re curious about for substantially less than you’d otherwise pay.
Best of all a percentage of each purchase goes to charity. Yeah, the Bundle of Holding is a cool thing.
Back to discussing indie games, I’m well aware that there are games out there that I haven’t heard of, but when I checked the new Bundle offerings I got a big surprise. They have a total of eight books, all horror themed RPG’s, and I have never heard of any of them. It looks like seven of them are complete RPG’s while the last is a campaign setting.
Seven horror games that I’ve never heard of? That’s highly unusual.
They look to all be story games, not normally my thing but often fun to read and mine. The offering is up for another five days and right now you can get it all for under $25, or just the core offering for $12.95. If you’re into story-based horror games, or just looking for something new to read, give it a look.
Or check back in six days and see what the next offering is.