.@DriveThruRPG has 25% off a ton of RPG PDFs, here are some highlights
I know that I’m going to leave some things off this list of highlights of DriveThruRPG’s Christmas In July sale, which takes 25 percent off the price of a whole ton of roleplaying games. If you are at all interested in picking up PDFs of roleplaying games, you should definitely go over there and see what you can find, but the truth is that it’s too massive for me to find everything that’s great, much less just worthwhile. So these are just some highlights with the caveat that these are no all the highlights.
Marvel Heroic Roleplaying: Basic Game ($7.49) and Civil War Premium Edition ($17.99) – MHR is one of my favorite games on the market right now. More interested in emulating comic books than the physics of comic book characters, it keeps the story moving forward and lets you have a team with Hawkeye and the Hulk where both can contribute equally. If you don’t already have the game, the Civil War Premium Edition contains all the rules and the Civil War expansion, which is a pretty great deal for under twenty bucks.
Mouse Guard Roleplaying Game ($14.99) – I haven’t played any other iteration of Luke Crane’s Burning Wheel system, but I’m pretty fond of the Mouse Guard RPG (I’m fond of David Peterson’s comics as well, for what that’s worth). It’s a system that takes a little getting used to, especially if your mindset is a little D&D oriented, but it’s not like anything else I’ve played and it’s jaw-droppingly gorgeous (and well worth picking up in dead tree format). If your friends aren’t willing to play a game about mice struggling against the seasons and wild animals, just get new friends and play it then.
Savage Worlds: Deluxe Edition ($7.49) – Already pretty crazy cheap at $9.99, the extra 25 percent off makes Savage Worlds: Deluxe a no-brainer. It’s a great system with a fast-playing miniatures combat system that has a ton of support (a ton of support) and keeps all eyes on the action. My experience is with previous editions, but my understanding is that Deluxe is just that with more.
The One Ring: Adventures over the Edge of the Wild ($22.49) – Okay, I’ve actually not played this one, but it looks so beautiful and the things I’ve read are so intriguing that it goes on the list because it seems like it is never on sale. Like, ever. And the PDF’s default price is $29.99, so $22.49 is probably about as good of a deal as you’re going to get if you want to pick up Cubicle 7’s well-received roleplaying game about journeying in Tolkien’s masterpiece.
Those are my highlights. I tried to keep the list brief because otherwise it would just be a list of every game in the sale. I mean, Yggdrassil is brand new and on sale for $18.74, I’ve wanted to try Basic Action Games’ BASH UE and Honor + Intrigue (more recently) for quite a while now, Runequest 6 is another recent release that made the list, people are still using Smallville to do just about everything, Abney Park’s Airship Pirates looks intriguing… Okay, I’m going to stop now, but you get the picture. Go take a look and think about all the money you’re saving (?).