Friday, January 13, 2017

A Bundle of Holding

This is an excellent deal for role-playing gamers from Autarch. I have Domains at War and backed the Sinister Stone Kickstarter, and it's all extremely well done. I'm not much of an RPG guy, but I know good game design when I see it, and Alex is very good.

We are pleased to announce that our friends at Bundle of Holding, driving their enemies before them and hearing the lamentations of their spouses and Significant Others, have launched the Adventurer Conqueror King System Bundle, featuring the Adventurer Conqueror King System. The offer is available here:

This discounted offer brings you almost the entire Adventurer Conqueror King System product line as DRM-free .PDF ebooks. For just US$9.95 you get all five titles in our Starter Collection (retail value $40):
  •     Adventurer Conqueror King System (retail price $10): The complete corebook with comprehensive, integrated support for play across all levels of a campaign. (Previously presented in the November 2013 Old School Revival offer.)
  •     ACKS Player's Companion (retail $10): Add 19 new ACKS character classes, and get under the hood to create your own classes.
  •     Domains at War: Campaigns (retail $7.50): Chart your heroes' rise to power with these rules for comprehensive military actions among kingdoms.
  •     The Sinister Stone of Sakkara (retail $10): This ideal introductory adventure highlights everything ACKS brings to your gaming table.
  •     Auran Empire Primer (retail $2.50): An introduction to the official ACKS campaign setting, a not-yet-fallen empire in late Antiquity ripe for conquest.
And if you pay more than the threshold price, you'll level up and also get our entire Bonus Collection with seven more titles (retail value $55):
  •     Dwimmermount (ACKS version, retail $10): Autarch's colossal 400-page science-fantasy megadungeon and campaign setting. Includes the Dungeon Tracker (retail $10), Map Book (retail $7.50), and Illustration Book (retail $5). (We presented the Labyrinth Lord version of Dwimmermount in the November 2015 OSR +4. The supplements are new to this offer and work with both versions.)
  •     Domains at War: Battles and Troops and Terrain (retail $7.50 each): Conduct the landmark conflicts from your Campaigns actions as easily as you run character combats.
  •     Lairs & Encounters (retail $10): More than 165 ready-to-play monster lairs, plus rules for creating and advancing monsters fit to challenge a kingdom.
And Help Pay For a Cure Disease Spell

Ten percent of your payment (after payment gateway fees) goes to the United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation. The UMDF is a charity near and dear to lead designer Alexander Macris (that's me!) My wife, Amy, was the first player to run a bladedancer in the Auran Empire. She is now so sick with mitochondrial disease that she can't even play tabletop RPGs with us at all. Her illness has no cure and only limited treatments; the UMDF is trying to change that for her and countless other sufferers around the world.

Click here to get your Bundle of Holding now.



Anonymous JAG January 13, 2017 7:49 PM  

I used to play original D&D (the famous red box featuring Bargle), AD&D 1st Ed., and a few sessions here and there of Boot Hill and Call of Cthulhu. Never tried the ACKS, but 10 bucks is a great deal for all of the books in .pdf format.

Blogger Jack Vibe January 13, 2017 9:00 PM  

Ten dollars for everything you need to start playing is a steal. The newest version of D&D requires you shell out $90 for the three core books needed to start a game. Not to mention the price range for their supplemental material is in the $15 to $30 range for EACH book. I really hope alternatives like this one start to take off.

Exclusively digital is no longer a problem in this age, in fact it might just be a boon for the players. Being able to control+F what you're looking for saves time and is just easier. WotC needs to improve their digital services or they will die. Already their Magic the Gathering Online is a clunky beast that when compared to the newer Hearthstone game by Blizzard shows how outdated it truly is.

Blogger S1AL January 13, 2017 9:39 PM  

Wotc is a dying company. It's all downhill for them from here.

I hadn't planned on playing another RPG system unless it was one I wrote, but at $20? Yeah, seems sweet. I'll get this.

Anonymous A.B. Prosper January 13, 2017 9:49 PM  

S1AL wrote:Wotc is a dying company. It's all downhill for them from here.

I hadn't planned on playing another RPG system unless it was one I wrote, but at $20? Yeah, seems sweet. I'll get this.

I don't think WOTC is dying at all as they have the #1 most popular RPG on the market.
D&D 5e is actually very good, a bit of a throwback game but its great D&D .

As for the Autarks, this is a top notch game especially if you like Basic/Expert D&D , its easy to learn and well worth the money.

Anonymous Durster January 13, 2017 10:06 PM  

Actually WotC is dead, they were bought out by Hasbro years ago. The name was just retained.

I still have some PDF format D&D books from when they sold them digitally for a short while. Might have to give this a look.

Anonymous Brick Hardslab January 14, 2017 12:14 AM  

How long will this deal be good for?

Anonymous LastRedoubt January 14, 2017 2:25 AM  

I originally went in for the Sakkara kickstarter with the core rules after Jeffro gushed about it - and yes, it is that well done. Cleans up consistency issues in the OD&D rules, fills out followers, and what you need to know at higher levels to establish your own domains, and the players companion gives you all teh character granular crunch you need. The Sakkara module is outstanding providing - easily - six or seven sessions of play minimum just to deal with the main plot thread, and leaves enough interesting loose ends to let you do much, MUCH more.

Blogger Benjamin Kraft January 14, 2017 3:09 AM  

Aulus Severus Aulan is Ruler of the Domain and Marcus Valerius Clericus is eying the throne...

I see what you did there.

Anonymous WaterBoy January 14, 2017 11:45 AM  

Brick Hardslab @6: "How long will this deal be good for?"

There's a countdown timer on the linked website...if my math is correct, it expires at 5:00pm EST on January 31.

Anonymous WaterBoy January 14, 2017 11:49 AM  

Nope...math was incorrect. Make that January 30, instead.

Anonymous Man of the Atom January 14, 2017 2:57 PM  

Heh. I knew if I just waited long enough, ACKS would cycle back to BoH. Already purchased ACKS and was L&E Kickstarter backer, but this is a great package and good cause. Well worth it for Original D&D fans looking for a very coherent, fun-to-play mechanic.


Anonymous WaterBoy January 14, 2017 7:28 PM  

BTW, it should be Bunduru of Hording....

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