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Bundle of Nerves +4

Bundle of Nerves +4

by Tuesday 11 October 2016
elvy-epoch-experimentcontinuesFor the first offers in the 2016 “October Horrors” sequence, we presented an all-new Bundle of Nerves +4, our fourth annual collection of horror and dark-fantasy RPGs for every taste. At the same time, we resurrected as its unholy companion the October 2014 Bundle of Nerves +2.

Nerves +4 (all-new)

tabor-shadowsoversolThis new collection included Kickstarter successes like Undying (a diceless Apocalypse Engine tribute to Vampire: The Masquerade), Breakfast Cult, and the unusual Ten Candles, a game of tragic horror played entirely by candlelight. There were four titles in this offer’s Starter Collection (retail value $45):
  • EPOCH (Imaginary Empire, retail price $8): The “Experimental Paradigm of Cinematic Horror” — character- (and card-) driven horror-movie survival adventure.
  • Shadows Over Sol (Tab Creations, retail $15): Hard-sf horror in a dark Solar System two centuries hence, from the designer of Against the Dark Yogi.
  • The Hell House Beckons (Kiel Chenier, retail $12): An Old School haunted-house toolkit and adventure of brain-cauterizing terror.
  • Sins of the Father (Third Eye Games, retail $10): You’re hellborn — your soul was sold long before you were born. Can you get it back?
dewey-tencandlesThose who paid more than this offer’s threshold (average) price also got this offer’s entire Bonus Collection with eight more titles (retail value $81):
  • Undying (Magpie Games, $15): A diceless Apocalypse Engine game of generational vampiric intrigue, a tribute to Vampire: The Masquerade.
  • Demon Hunters: A Comedy of Terrors (Dead Gentlemen, retail $15): The 2015 Fate-based Second Edition of this ridculous-horror RPG of small-town monster fighters.
  • The Cold Ruins of Lastlife (Magpie Games, retail $10): A Dungeon World Chaos World of undead characters seeking lost memories.
  • Breakfast Cult (Liberi Gothica Games, retail $15): School days meet the End of Days in this Fate Accelerated game of detention at Occultar Academy.
  • Ten Candles (Cavalry Games, retail $10): Tragic horror in a darkened room with ten tea candles. When the last candle goes out….
  • EPOCH: The Experiment Continues (retail $7): New rules and four scenarios take EPOCH into new horror-movie genres.
  • Undying: All Men Must Die (retail $3): Undying designer Paul Riddle adapts his game to handle medieval court intrigue a la Game of Thrones.
  • EPOCH: Frontier of Fear (retail $6): Four science-fiction survival horror scenarios for the EPOCH RPG (included in this offer’s Starter Collection).

Nerves +2 (from 2014)

kenrick-deadofnightFor those who missed this +2 offer during its original October 2014 run, we let it loose for one week to clutch at your face again! There were eight titles in this offer’s Starter Collection (retail value $47):
  • Dead of Night (retail price $10): Andrew Kenrick’s RPG of campfire tales, slasher movies, and B-movie horror.
  • Little Fears Nightmare Edition (retail $12): Jason L. Blair’s revamp of his classic RPG of childhood fears.
  • Hell For Leather (retail $5): From Cobweb Games, Sebastian Hickey’s darkly gory game of a hyper-violent TV show. Bowl your dice without knocking over the tower of d6s! Includes three “Frame Libraries” that adapt the game to new settings.
  • Pickets & Blinds (retail $10): Kevin Allen Jr.’s storytelling game of murder in the American Townscape.
  • The Legerdemain Betrayers (retail $10): Daniel Cruz Chan’s game of four novice magicians awaiting, or escaping, execution.
baugh-monstersandotherchildishthingsThose who paid more than this offer’s threshold price also got this offer’s entire Bonus Collection with five more titles (retail value $62):
  • Monsters and Other Childish Things (retail $15): Kids and the sanity-devouring cosmic horrors who love them, from Benjamin Baugh and Arc Dream Publishing. Rated #16 out of 60,000+ titles in the authoritative Game Index.
  • The Dreadful Secrets of Candlewick Manor (retail $15): A companion sandbox-style campaign, equally high-rated, for Monsters and Other Childish Things.
  • Lacuna Part I (retail $15): Jared Sorensen subtitled this “The Creation of the Mystery and the Girl from Blue City.” That’s not meant to tell you much; just play it.
  • the farm (retail $5): Jared Sorensen’s deeply disturbing game of hunger and horror.
  • Happy Birthday, Little Fears (retail $12): The 10th Anniversary Edition of the original version of Little Fears, which differs in important ways from the Nightmare Edition also included in this offer.