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Bundle of Laundry – UK bureaucrats fight a fatal Brexit

Bundle of Laundry – UK bureaucrats fight a fatal Brexit

by Tuesday 28 June 2016
The Laundry RPG from Cubicle 7 Entertainment in the Bundle of HoldingIn July 2016 we used unholy (but authorized) methods to resurrect our March 2015 Bundle of Laundry, featuring The Laundry RPG from Cubicle 7 Entertainment based on the satirical novels of occult civil servants by UK science fiction writer Charles Stross. This collection presented everything you need for your own darkly humorous Cthulhu Mythos campaign about the Laundry, a branch of the British secret service tasked to fight hideous alien gods while maintaining ISO-9001 compliance. They can save the world, but they have to get a receipt.

The stars were right for this revival, because Charles Stross had just published his new Laundry novel, The Nightmare Stacks (Amazon Kindle edition), and last year’s The Annihilation Score came out in paperback (and you can still get its Kindle edition). The Laundry RPG is a great introduction to this ever-sprawling bureaucracy. The roleplaying game, by Gareth Ryder-Hanrahan (Mongoose Traveller, The One Ring, PARANOIA) and others, adapts Chaosium’s Basic Role-Playing engine (seen in Call of Cthulhu and many other games), adding new rules for “computational sorcery.”

The Laundry Files Agent's Handbook, the player's guide to The Laundry RPG, is in the Bundle of LaundryThere were two books in our Starter Collection (retail value $40): the complete 288-page Laundry core rulebook (retail price $25) and the indispensable Agent’s Handbook (retail $15), both as DRM-free, non-watermarked .PDF ebooks. Those who paid more than the threshold price regained Sanity and also got our entire Bonus Collection with five more supplements (retail value $75):
  • Black Bag Jobs (retail $15): Six self-contained missions ranging from the war-torn hillsides of Afghanistan to the corridors of power in Whitehall, from yoga lessons in Devon to the end of the world.
  • Cultists Under the Bed (retail $15): Eight of the nastiest, most tenacious foes of the Laundry, plus dozens of minor ones.
  • God Game Black (retail $15): Use the revelations of The Apocalypse Codex novel to send your games hurtling towards Armageddon.
  • License to Summon (retail $15): The dark side of Computational Demonology and arcane science in the Laundry, as well as the magic of other agencies — and other entities. New spells, new gadgets, new ways to end the world!
  • The Mythos Dossiers (retail $15): Dozens of reports, handouts, eyewitness accounts, and deranged speculations from the murkier reaches of the Laundry’s archives.
God Game Black describes the upcoming end of the world in The Laundry RPGIf you paid full price for all these .PDFs, you’d spend US$115, and you might face scrutiny from Purchasing, depending on whether you secured appropriate approvals. Ten percent of each payment (after gateway fees) went to this offer’s designated charity, the Electronic Frontier Foundation.