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Saturday, July 22, 2017

Bundle of Holding - Rifts (Believe it or Not)


I did a double take when I noticed Rifts was one of the offers at Bundle of Holding. I don't see Kevin as one offering discounts that often. Then I saw the discount and I was less impressed.

$17.95 for the Starter Collection? It should be half that in my opinion. The idea is to bring people in with a nice discount and 18 bucks for the core rules a sourcebook and a fairly worthless GM kit doesn't quite do it in my eyes.

The Bonus Collection comes in at a hair under $27. While its a better value than just opting for the Starter Collection, I don't see it as all that great a value.

How the hell is "Sourcebook One" and "Ultimate Edition" trademarks? At least they aren't claiming a trademark for "Game Master Kit." Yet.

Ah well, Kevin is true to his usual self:




4 comments:

  1. Eh, I always enjoyed reading RIFTS. It's nearly impossible to play without playing either all light-touch or all balls-to-the-walls combat-heavy characters, and even then it was one of the roughest games I've ever run or played. Still, the world had a fun charm and never took itself too seriously, and I have fun memories both of playing it and running it. Getting that big book that is the core book now was prohibitively expensive for something I might never run, but this might be doable.

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  2. I have a love/hate relationship with Rifts. I can't stand the system, but love the settings. I was so happy to see a Savage Worlds Rifts! Now my Paladium books are just background and color for Savage Rifts.

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  3. Regarding trademarks..."Juicers"?

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  4. They've added the RIFTS GameMaster Guide to the basic collection, and the graphic novel to the full collection... and it sounds like more might be coming.

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