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Before I get into the specifics of today’s Pick, a couple of important notes. First off, apologies for the page being down over the last couple of days for many of you; there was some of that Magic Internet Stuff happening in the background that occurs when a site host makes huge internal changes and those of us ignoramuses on the user end have no idea what to do. That’s clearly been resolved, but it took a bit. Thanks for your patience.

The other thing, which is much bigger, is the change I am launching next week. Starting on Monday (Halloween), I am inverting how I do things with the Pick of the Day and the Picks of the Week. The Pick of the Day will now appear first on E.N. World, specifically on the ENN News Network. I will then share it here on the Pick of the Day web site, and I will also collect the week’s Picks and share them as a unified roundup article on Fridays.

This will make things a lot better for me overall, friends, so I hope you can support this decision and enjoy the content as always.

Now then, speaking of content, there’s a huge amount of it on sale over at DriveThruRPG and all of the sister sites. As well, the annual Trick-or-Treat Jack-O-Lantern search is going on right now, where you can get some great additional deals, free stuff, and some funny “tricks” as you search all the sites and find them.

It’s the biggest GM’s Day Sale event ever – hundreds of publishers, many thousands of products, all 30% off. One of those publishers, Monte Cook Games, is really going all out.

In celebration of GM’s Day (and just in time for the incredible Worlds of the Cypher System Kickstarter campaign), you can get the Cypher System Rulebook—and dozens of other Monte Cook Games titles—at a great discount!

What will your Cypher System campaign be?

A Cypher System campaign of Victorian horror? High fantasy? Espionage? Galaxy-spanning space opera? With the Cypher System Rulebook, running any of those is as easy as running or playing The Strange or Numenera . Take the Cypher System to the limits of your imagination with this hefty rulebook that extends the system to fantasy, science-fiction, horror, modern-day, and superhero settings—or any setting you can imagine!

The Cypher System Rulebook adapts the Cypher System—the critically acclaimed, award-winning rules set that drives Numenera and The Strange—to an unlimited range of campaigns and genres, giving you the complete rules set (along with dozens of optional and genre-specific rules) and hundreds of character options, creatures, cyphers, and other resources. It’s everything you need to play virtually any game using the Cypher System rules.

If you’re already a fan of Numenera and/or The Strange, you’ll find new descriptors, foci, types, creatures, cyphers, and artifacts you can use in your campaign the minute you crack open the book. Many of the optional genre rules will benefit your campaign as well. There are pages and pages of content you can make use of in your existing game, even if you never take the Cypher System into another genre!

The Cypher System Rulebook gives you 416 pages of character options, equipment, game rules, special coverage of key genres, creatures, NPCs, and cyphers.

  • Complete game rules
  • Genre-specific rules and advice for fantasy games, modern games, science-fiction games, horror, and superheroes
  • Systems for issues such as vehicle combat, crafting, and insight, among others
  • Four new character types, each customizable to the needs of your setting
  • Over 50 descriptors and 70 foci
  • Loads of equipment and hundreds of cyphers and artifacts
  • Nearly 70 creatures and NPCs
  • Great GM advice on adapting the Cypher System to a variety of settings, and on running a fun, engaging, fast-paced, easy-to-GM game sessions

Start a new campaign set in a fantasy land of elves and fae creatures, a science fiction setting spanning the galaxy, or a modern slasher horror game—or add scads of new options to your Numenera or The Strange campaign. The Cypher System Rulebook gives you everything you need to run the game you want to play using the critically acclaimed, award-winning, and just plain fun to play Cypher System!

This is by far one of the more interesting promotions DriveThruRPG‘s pulled off in a long while. I’ll let Scott Holden, who brings you the DriveThruRPG Newsletter every week, explain it for you –

You may have noticed a new banner on our site this week for the “Complete Your Collection” promotion. If you haven’t seen it, or if you’re not sure what it’s all about, let me break it down!

Until next Thursday, February 25, if you already own at least one title from any participating bundle on our store, you can buy any other title in that bundle for its bundle price rather than its usual store price. To put it another way, you can “finish off” any participating bundle without having to buy duplicate copies of titles you already own.

So go ahead: Complete Your Collection on thousands of bundled titles and product lines, all this week!

Straight from the DriveThruRPG folks –

New Year, New Game – the date may have passed, but the games are here!

d20 Future Bundle – Save 60%! – The future is what you make of it. With access to space travel, cybernetics, mutations, mecha, and more in d20 Future, heroes may battle across alien worlds, survive on postapocalyptic Earth, voyage to distant galaxies, and explore alternate dimensions.

Demon: the Descent Bundle – Save 62%! – They are under the everyday world, behind it, beyond it. They are sent by the God-Machine to enact its will through time and space, delivering messages, building infrastructure, protecting some people, killing others. You were one of those angels…

Mutant Year Zero Bundle – Save 61%! – The cities are wastelands, winds sweeping along streets turned graveyards. But among the ruins, the People live. You are the heir of humanity – but not quite human anymore. Your body and mind are capable of superhuman feats. You are mutant.

Shadow of the Demon Lord Bundle – Save 62%! – In the desperation of the last days, the world must take what saviors it can: heroes, blackguards, madmen, whoever is willing to stand against the coming darkness. Will you fight the demons, or will you burn it all down and dance among the ashes?

Conspiracy X 2.0 Bundle – Save 62%! – Conspiracy X takes place in a world of dark secrets and hidden agendas, where the only certainty is nothing is what it seems. The president might not be human… and the madman on the corner ranting about CIA mind control satellites may very well be right.

Dying Earth Bundle – Save 61%! – The sun is now a swollen maroon orb. It stutters and blinks. At any moment it may go out. Dig anywhere and find a buried city or the shore of a vanished sea. Deodand-haunted woods stretch from decadent Kaiin to the Land of the Falling Wall.

Want even more savings? Nearly 1,000 more core books, all on sale for 25% off! Click here!

Seriously, friends, these are some amazing deals. Do not miss out!

I decided to go ahead and front-load five Picks today, since I will be in full-bore holiday mode after today. So check out all these great releases!

The latest Shaintar release in the constant cavalcade of new material, featuring what may be the setting’s most thought-provoking race.

Who…and What are the Dregordians!

Even though they look like 7 and a half foot tall crocodiles, they have emotions anyone could understand.  These are a people who enjoy learning from the other races.  They’ve long interacted with the Fae and have been a stalwart barrier against the Kal-A-Nar Empire’s expension to the south. 

A race, strange and Alien.  Some think these folk are behind the Dragon cult but that couldn’t be farther from the truth. These people follow The Way and choose logic and control over transitory feelings. Its probably a good thing…given that a moment of anger could mean the dismemberment of those less hardy races.

Come and travel in the living jungle and along the river to Ssatay.  The harmony within is shown in the architecture, art and culture of this people – yet they have lived through generations of war.  

This book contains everything required to base a campaign or character within Dregordia.  You’ll learn the history, weapons, art, beliefs and rituals of this strange race.  There’s even a bit of politics and even a secret or two we’ve shared.  

I had the pleasure of meeting and gaming with the authors at Pacificon Game Expo this year, and they are great people as well as talented storytellers!

A Reaper of Stone is the thrilling first novella of the fantasy series of the same name. It is a rich, twisting tale with all the elements of a classic, epic fantasy story. Reviewers compare it to Game of Thrones and the works of Joe Abercrombie. It is recommended for readers who enjoy epic fantasy, myth and legend, and/or stories with a strong female protagonist.

A Lady is dead. Her noble line ended. And the King’s Reaper has come to reclaim her land and her home. In the marches of Aedaron, only one thing is for certain. All keeps of the old world must fall.

Elinor struggles to find her place in the new world. She once dreamed of great things. Of becoming a hero in the ways of the old world. But now she is a Reaper. And her duty is clear. Destroy the old. Herald the new.

The true heart of Savage Worlds is its roots in pure pulp adventure, and this recent release from the Polish publishing powerhouse that is GRAmel really brings that home.

Rifles of Atlantis is a 32-page long pulp adventure for Savage Worlds, set in an alternate reality where Atlantis is about to join WWII. The players are American specialists sent to Atlantis on a diplomatic mission by President Roosevelt. But the mission might be something
more than it appears to be, and the representatives of Nazi Germany are plotting… and the inhabitants of the island have their secrets as well. Who’s the real ruler of Atlantis? What are the secrets of Fist of Gods?

The adventure contains enough setting material and story hooks to be an introduction to a pulp campaign of your own, or it could be a stand-alone experience – we have provided a set of four pre-generated characters.

Nazis, mutants, ancient undead psionic priests, Atlantis – all that awaits your players.

Kobold Press continues its high-quality 5th Edition D&D support with this Egyptian-flavored adventure.

Tomb of Tiberesh is an adventure for the Southlands Campaign Setting for five or six 2nd-level characters and uses the 5th Edition rules. It is easily adapted to any fantasy desert campaign.

Just outside Per-Bastet, in the kingdom of Nuria Natal, lie the newly discovered remains of Anu-Asir, a city once believed to exist only in myth. The ruins of Anu-Asir lie submerged under accumulations of sand, floodwater, and tall tales. It is now a hub of activity for those seeking to uncover its secrets—and profit from them. Droves of the curious, hopeful, greedy, and eccentric congregate around the unearthed city.

And just outside Anu-Asir, across the River Nuria, lies the most recently surfaced relic: the Pyramid of Tiberesh. Dare you explore its deadly mysteries?

To top it all off, here’s some sales and holiday bundles for you to enjoy!

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The Roleplaying Game Creators Relief Fund (RCRF) is a special fund, administered by long-time game professionals who seek only to ensure when a crisis strikes, we can be there to help our colleagues in their time of need. Naturally, this means we need to constantly bring in donations of funds so we have something we can contribute, whether it’s for a medical hardship, a burned-down home, or any number of other circumstances where a writer, artist, publisher, editor, or anyone else who helps bring your favorite games and gaming materials to life may need a helping hand to get by.
This holiday season, we are extremely thrilled to offer a special bundle, worth nearly $260.00 in value, for only $25.00! Featuring contributions from companies like Pinnacle Entertainment, Spectrum Games, Melior Via, DWD Studios, Third Eye Games, Green Ronin, John Brazer Enterprises, Rite Publishing, Legendary Games, Silver Games, and Schwalb Entertainment, there are over thirty products spanning the full breadth of gaming today! Each and every product was donated for free so that we could take 100% of our revenue and apply it to building up the RCRF funds.
This would make a great “gift pack,” either for yourself or your favorite Game Master, so be sure to grab it while it’s available for the holidays! If you want to know more about the RCRF, please check out our website at http://www.rcrfcharity.org/.

It’s that time of year, when many are searching for the Christmas music channels, others are avidly trying to avoid them, and it seems like just about everything is on sale! Today, I’m pointing out three different sales destinations for you to explore from Black Friday to Cyber Monday.

DriveThruRPG Black Friday Weekend Sale

25% off a whole [insert superlative and hyperbolic term for large amount here] of stuff!

Pinnacle’s Holiday Sale

As most of you know, Pinnacle VERY rarely has sales, but it’s time to clear some space for all the new stuff coming in 2016 and that means great deals for YOU!

You’ll find deep discounts on most everything, and SUPER deep discounts on our older titles. But that’s not all! You’ll also get:

Free Promo Adventure Deck Cards for any physical order over $50. It includes a set of the hard-to-find Promo Adventure Deck Cards from various conventions and promotions. Just use the coupon code promo50 during check-out, and the cards will be automatically added if you qualify.*
AND

Free Domestic Shipping for any orders over $150. If you fill your Santa bag to the brim, we’ll pay for the reindeer-and-sleigh service. You don’t even need a coupon code—it’ll happen automatically!

Remember, this sale started at noon Eastern, November 24—but we figure the holidays don’t end anytime soon, so why should we? We’ll run this HUGE sale through December 15th at midnight Pacific. That gives you plenty of time to pick up presents for all the gamers on your list…starting with yourself!

The Savage Mojo Black Friday Sale

The Savage Mojo family wants to thank our fans. We posted notice of our sale last week but now it’s time to say Thank You! Every single person who sent us an email, asked a question through social media or talked to one of us at a convention is appreciated. We’re excited to go create because we want to make you happy.

Visit our website at: savagemojo.com any time Friday or Saturday. Use the following discount code on checkout and enjoy 30% off our pdf products: Turkey15

[Note – This also includes all the Shaintar stuff!]

When I first met Carinn, my Belovedest, her then-eight-year-old daughter, Samantha, expressed a very early interest in participating in the RPGs we played frequently in the home with others. We instructed Sammi that she would only be allowed to join in if she was willing to delve into the necessary math involved. Up to that point, Carinn had experience great difficulty getting her daughter to embrace math in any way, and the young girl struggled mightily.

Today, my teenage daughter Sammi is a top math student, also deeply enmeshed in S.T.E.M. programs with a keen interest in forensic science currently. All thanks to her desire to game with us, and her deep enjoyment of it once she got involved. I can think of no greater testimony to the power of getting the kids in your life to join you at the game table than that. I am very, very proud of the part I played in helping to create and launch Teach Your Kids to Game Week.