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Bundle for Two (Feb 2017)

Bundle for Two (Feb 2017)

by Wednesday 12 February 2020
In February 2020 we revived the February 2017 Bundle for Two, a Valentine collection of two-player roleplaying games — games for either two characters, or a Gamemaster and one solitary player character. Some of these duets, like the Romance Trilogy from Emily Care Boss, are ideal for an intimate Valentine’s Day experience with your significant other. Then again, others emphasize confrontation, rebellion, and horror. (One game has a step in its turn sequence called “Inflict Pain and Suffering.”) Maybe these could work for some relationships; we don’t judge. The point is, this bargain-priced revival once again gave many ways to have fun with just one other player.

There were five titles in this revived offer’s Starter Collection (retail value $45) as DRM-free .PDF ebooks:
  • Romance Trilogy (Black and Green Games): The groundbreaking “Three Quick Games About the Human Heart” by Emily Care Boss, Breaking the Ice, Shooting the Moon, and Under My Skin.
  • Stories From the Grave (Spectrum Games): Anthology-based horror (think EC Comics, The Twilight Zone, and Creepshow) for a GM and one foredoomed protagonist.
  • Mars Colony (TCK Roleplaying): A political struggle for the salvation of an isolated outpost.
  • Beast Hunters (Berengad Games): Stalk and fight monsters that threaten your people. When you defeat them, use their blood to ink tattoos on your skin and gain their power. This revival replaces the 2007 first edition of Beast Hunters with the new “Bloodcarved Edition.” (And if you purchased this offer during its original February 2017 run, you also receive the newly updated game on your Wizard’s Cabinet download page and in your DriveThruRPG Library.)
  • Don’t Rest Your Head (Evil Hat Productions): An insomniac in Mad City struggles against monsters both real and imagined.
Those who paid more than the threshold (average) price¬†also got this revival’s entire Bonus Collection with four more games worth an additional $51:
  • Scarlet Heroes (Sine Nomine Publishing): Both a standalone old-school game and an overlay for your favorite retro-clone, Scarlet Heroes lets you run any published fantasy adventure, unaltered, with just one player. From Kevin Crawford, designer of Stars Without Number.
  • Macabre Tales (Spectrum Games): A Cthulhu Mythos experience that uses dominoes to create a fiercely accurate simulation of HP Lovecraft’s stories. Dominoes not included.
  • 39 Dark (TCK Roleplaying): Tim Koppang’s standalone sequel to Mars Colony (in this offer’s Starter Collection) that covers the same scenario from the resistance viewpoint.
  • Showdown (Dark Omen Games): A tense card-based confrontation between longtime enemies where victory always brings great cost.
Ten percent of each payment (after gateway fees) went to this offer’s designated charity, Human Rights Watch.