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The original Bundle of Nerves – an unholy resurrection

The original Bundle of Nerves – an unholy resurrection

by Tuesday 20 October 2015
EvilHat-DontRestYourHeadIn October 2015 we resurrected the October 2013 Bundle of Nerves, our original collection of indie horror tabletop RPGs. This revival, the first in our annual “October Horrors” series of offers, was a prologue and companion to the all-new Bundle of Nerves +3 that launched the next day.

The Bundle of Nerves presented a wide selection of indie RPGs with scares of many kinds, from Kafkaesque psychological terror to slasher flicks. Our Starter Collection (retail value $25.50) included five titles as DRM-free .PDF ebooks:

  • Don’t Rest Your Head (Evil Hat Productions, retail $5): The classic indie RPG by Fred Hicks of insomniacs with superpowers, fighting exhaustion and madness to stay awake for just one more night in the Mad City.
  • Dread (Impossible Dream, retail $3): The suspense RPG that uses a Jenga tower.
  • Kingdom of Nothing (Galileo Games, retail $7.50): The people who lost everything and slipped through the cracks into the Forgotten Places, where the Nothing manifests their fears as twisted monsters.
  • Murderous Ghosts and Murderous Ghosts: Northampton State Hospital (Trauma Games, retail $5 each): Vincent Baker’s cutthroat two-player RPG of cat-and-mouse pursuit. The Northampton State Hospital version debuted in this offer.
Richmond-OceanThose who paid more than the threshold (average) price also received our entire Bonus Collection with five more titles (retail value $56:)

  • The Demolished Ones (Rite Publishing, retail $13): Brian Engard’s Victorian noir, steampunk, Lovecraftian horror, murder-mystery, quest-for-identity, Fate-based adventure.
  • Don’t Lose Your Mind (Evil Hat Productions, retail $10) and Don’t Read This Book (retail $5): Twenty-six new Madness Talents for Don’t Rest Your Head, plus 13 forbidden tales from the Mad City edited by Chuck Wendig.
  • The Final Girl (Gas Mask Games, retail $8): Bret Gillan’s fast, low-prep game of slasher-flick action. The Final Girl is sold exclusively in this offer and nowhere else.
  • Ocean (Atarashi Games, retail $10): Jake (Tokyo Brain Pop) Richmond’s GM-less survival/mystery story game set in an abandoned underwater research station.
  • Spookybeans (Chapter 13 Press, retail $10): A morbidly funny comic-book world in the goth vein of Charles Addams and Tim Burton.