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Apocalypse Engine +3

Apocalypse Engine +3

by Monday 11 June 2018
In June 2018 we presented the Apocalypse Engine Bundle +3, our third collection of great RPGs Powered by the Apocalypse — that is, based on Vincent Baker’s landmark RPG Apocalypse World. In the nine months after our previous Apocalypse offer, many new PbtA games  debuted. This new +3 collection presented a wide sampling, including Monsterhearts 2, Bedlam Hall, and many titles from Magpie Games. Pick a playbook, try your Moves, roll 2D6, and play to find out what happens.

(This Apocalypse Engine collection complemented our Dungeon World Bundle +3 offer running at the same time. Dungeon World is the bestselling fantasy RPG Powered by the Apocalypse.)

There were five titles in our Starter Collection (retail value $41) presented as DRM-free .PDF ebooks:
  • Bluebeard’s Bride (retail price $14): The dark fairy tale inspired Whitney “Strix” Beltrán’s adults-only investigatory RPG of feminine horror in the vein of Crimson Peak, American Horror Story, and The Company of Wolves.
  • Urban Shadows (retail $12): Vampires, wizards, and their hunters vie for political control of a modern-day city. [Previously presented in our November 2015 Indie Cornucopia +3.]
  • Three of Magpie’s “ashcan editions” (full-length previews, retail $5 each): The Ward (TV medical drama), Pasión de las Pasiones (Latino telenovela soap opera), and Velvet Glove (1970s girl gangs).
Those who paid more than the threshold (average) price also got our entire Bonus Collection with five more titles worth an additional $59:
  • Bluebeard’s Bride: Book of Rooms (retail $14) and Urban Shadows: Dark Streets (retail $10): Two new expansions for the games in the Starter Collection.
  • Monsterhearts 2 (retail $10): Avery Alder’s updated take on teenage monsters with messy lives.
  • Bedlam Hall (retail $10): Monkeyfun Studios’ depressing RPG about terrible people in cutthroat service to a demented family in a foreboding mansion.
  • Undying (retail $15): Vampires as apex predators, scheming across vast timespans to control a rich world of sex, violence, and horror. [Previously in our October 2016 Bundle of Nerves +4.]
Ten percent of each payment (after gateway fees) went to this offer’s designated charity, Doctors Without Borders.