How do you introduce new players to the hobby? Many of us use the classics, but enterprising designers have created games just for this niche. With streamlined rules, nonviolent solutions, and light-hearted settings, these games present new and inviting worlds — and not just for children. Each game in this family-friendly offer welcomes both newcomers and veterans.
We presented five titles in our Starter Collection (retail value $56) as DRM-free .PDF ebooks:
- Harvesters (Troll Lord Games, retail price $18): Anthropomorphic heroes on their first fantasy quest.
- Do: Fate of the Flying Temple (Evil Hat Productions, retail $10): A Fate Accelerated windpunk game of young heroes defending the Many Worlds.
- Beyond the Wall and Other Adventures (Flatland Games, retail $8): Young heroes venture from their village into a dangerous Old School fantasy world. (Previously presented in the November 2015 Old School Revival +3.)
- Golden Sky Stories (Starline Publishing, retail $10): Heartwarming Miyazaki-style stories of hengeyokai living and dreaming in a Japanese village. (Previously presented in our December 2013 Super Asian Bundle Blast.)
- Young Centurions (Evil Hat, retail $10): Teenage pulp heroes protect the world of the 1910s.
- No Thank You, Evil! (Monte Cook Games, retail $20): The Kickstarter sensation that shows young players how to create and explore their own imaginary universe.
- Lone Wolf Adventure Game (Cubicle 7 Entertainment, retail $19): Reforges Joe Dever’s classic Lone Wolf gamebook series as an introductory RPG.
- All three supplements for Golden Sky Stories (retail $8 apiece): Faerie Skies moves to England and the world of Victorian fairies. Colors of the Sky adds new henge, adventures, and (most important) candy. Fantasy Friends tells stories of village life of fantasy kingdoms — you can play a dragon, elemental, magical sword, or even a slime!
- Beyond the Wall: Further Afield and Heroes Young and Old (total retail $6): Expand your one-session adventures into an extended campaign with new Character Playbooks, spells, and NPCs.