If you have a little bit of extra money to spend, and you are looking for some roleplaying supplements for your favorite games, or you are looking to try out a brand new game and system, you are in luck. The Christmas in July Sale over at DriveThruRPG.com (a site I’ve loved and used for years) has many thousands of products that are currently 25% off.
While I certainly don’t have the time to talk about all of the products that are on sale here, I can let you know a little about a few gems that I have found and that you might like, as well. Just a blurb on these for now, as I will be reading them and figuring out how to play them over the next few weeks or so.
In this game from Voidspiral Entertainment, players are a group of vampires who protect a nomadic village of humans on the world of Janus. This village is always on the move, always trying to stay within the moving twilight. They need to remain ahead of dawn but not too deep into the darkness ahead where terrible things live.
Why do the vampires help the village? It’s a mutually beneficial relationship. There are dangers in the twilight, as well. There are ruins to explore for supplies, terrible monsters, other villages, bandits, and much more. The village needs the protection of the vampires, and the vampires need the blood of the village. They also need a connection to humanity, so they do not lose all of their own.
The vampires are also not run of the mill vamps. Most of the types are… different. And it’s kind of incredible.
This is a weird and cool setting that I feel needs more attention, and I can’t do it justice in this space. Go and check out The Dawnline on DriveThruRPG.com. I don’t think you’ll be disappointed.
H.P. Lovecraft Preparatory Academy
What you get with this game is exactly what you would expect from the title. Imagine the Cthulhu Mythos mixed with Harry Potter. You play as first-year students at the H.P. Lovecraft Preparatory Academy, and you can choose from six different character classes including witch, mad scientist, summoner, hybrids, dreamers, and Mondays (mundane folk). As you can imagine, there’s a lot of humor, not just horror, in this setting.
The book is 366 pages and is filled with fun info that can help to make for some great sessions. It features a full, detailed campus with a lot of nods to mythos fiction and other horror luminaries. For example, there is King Hall, Barker Hall, Cushing Hall, and Stoker Hall. You could also take some of your adventures off the campus and out into the town of Arkham and the world beyond.
It looks like a lot of fun! There is even a Savage Worlds ruleset for those who prefer it.
So Many Others
I don’t have too much time for this mid-week post, but I did want to list a couple of other cool games that I’ve either bought during this sale, have had for a while, or that I would like to get in the near future.
There are a lot of options, but it is extremely late at the time I am writing this and I am tired. I’m only missing High Plains Samurai and Würm from this list right now, and I plan to remedy that by the weekend. As an aside, Unity and Overlight are both beautiful books (I have both the pdfs and the hardcovers for each of those).
Whether any of these games interest you or not, do yourself a favor and go check out the discounts on the site before the sale is over. You are sure to find something that you’ll enjoy.
If any of the above games are of interest, and you might like to see an actual review, let me know. I will try to schedule it for an upcoming article.
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