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Colonial Gothic (July 2017)

Colonial Gothic (July 2017)

Wednesday 3 July 2019
In early July 2019, to mark America’s Independence Day (and within recent memory of Canada Day), we once again revived the July 2017 Colonial Gothic Bundle featuring the supernatural flintlock-horror RPG from Rogue Games — and this time we added a treat!

In Colonial Gothic you uncover the secret history of America’s 18th-Century frontier, where monsters stalk the woods and ghosts haunt every sleepy hollow. The fast and cinematic “12 Degree System” supports a wide range of historical approaches, from plausible “High Action” (Last of the Mohicans, Dances With Wolves) to “Occult & Mystery” (Sleepy Hollow) to outright Supernatural (Brotherhood of the Wolf, Pirates of the Caribbean, Van Helsing).

As it has each Fourth of July, this bargain-priced revival once again presented much of the Colonial Gothic gaming line — everything you need for a complete campaign of magic and mayhem in the shadows of early America. For this revival, CG designer Richard Iorio generously added his new, just-published RPG of magical innocence, Fairyland — and all previous purchasers of this Colonial Gothic Bundle during its two previous runs also received the new game automatically on their Wizard’s Cabinet download page.

There were eight titles in this revived offer’s Starter Collection (retail value $52) as DRM-free .PDF ebooks, including the complete Colonial Gothic Third Edition rulebook; three essential supplements (Gamemaster, Adventure, and The Player Companion); the adventures The Landlord’s Daughter and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow; the Colonial Gothic Gamemaster Screen; and the 174-page Beginnings adventure that kicks off the Flames of Freedom campaign about the American Revolution.

Those who paid more than the threshold (average) price, which was set at $17.76 to start (hah!), also got this revival’s entire Bonus Collection with ten more titles worth an additional $77: As with both previous runs, the entire Rogue Games share of this Colonial Gothic revival’s proceeds was donated to the charity selected by Rogue Games owner Richard Iorio II, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. “Over the weekend of June 12-14, 2015 I lost three friends in succession to suicide,” Richard writes. “The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention helps you understand why this event happened and, more important, they offer comfort. They cannot take away the pain, but they can help you deal with it.” Richard wrote about the AFSP on this blog: “The Colonial Gothic Bundle and the ASFP“.