Christmas in July Sale

DrivethruRPG and RPGNow run a sale right now until July 31. Christmas in July. Here are some recommendations in alphabetical order.

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Abstract Dungeon: a fast-playing and versatile narrative fantasy game. It is beginner-friendly and comes with a resource-spending mechanism. Review here.

Barbarians of Lemuria: Mythic Edition: Sword & Sorcery at its finest – wonderful career system for character creation and a pulpy lightweight ruleset by Simon Washbourne.

Barrel Rider Games’ White Box: this is for you if you are a fan of the original RPG from 1974. Here is a review of the White Box Omnibus.

Beyond the Wall and Other Adventures: beginner-friendly teen OSR game in the vein of Earthsea – with playbooks. Full review here.

Crimson Blades 2: Dark Fantasy RPG: modified Swords & Wizardry ruleset (only uses d6) with a grim fantasy setting by Simon Washbourne.

Crypts and Things Remastered: Sword & Wizardry ruleset geared towards Sword & Sorcery. Comes with its own setting.

Death is the New Pink: a post-apocalyptic Tank Girl game by Mike Evans with a pared down OSR ruleset (Into the Odd). I haven’t bought it yet but I have high respect for the author.

Fever-Dreaming Marlinko and Misty Isles of the Eld – two OSR products – are probably enjoyable, too. I liked Slumbering Ursine Dunes and have only heard good things about Hydra Cooperative products.

Hollowpoint: play an agent when the shit hits the fan – a narrative, ingenious game. One of my all-time favorites. I have a review, but it’s in German.

Hubris: A World of Visceral Adventure: a toolbox and weird fantasy setting for old school games – wacky, bizarre. Full review is here.

Mythic Game Master Emulator: an oldie, but goldie when it comes to solo role-playing. A tad too cumbersome for my taste but still useful. The gold standard if you want to say so.

Scarlet Heroes: the game for solitaire OSR gaming, choke-full of great ideas which you can use for other D&D games, too. A must-get.

SUPERS Revised Edition: a lightweight and robust superheroes RPG. More about this here.

Symbaroum: beautiful dark fantasy setting, wonderful artwork, and a robust (but not narrative) ruleset. More about the game here.

The GameMaster’s Apprentice: Base Deck: cards for solo role-playing and game mastering aid – create NPCs, plots, etc. Review here.

Wormskin: dark fairy tale setting published in zine format for B/X. More about this here and here.

3 thoughts on “Christmas in July Sale

  1. Thanks for this! I don’t think I would have run into Beyond the Wall without seeing your post. I’ve scanned through it and already feel like I’ve gotten my money’s worth. Very cool! Thanks for being such an awesome resource!

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