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Sunday, December 12, 2021

OSR Christmas Day 4: "One of Everything" Bundle from New Big Dragon Games Unlimited

 

OSR Christmas Day 4: "One of Everything" Bundle from New Big Dragon Games Unlimited
I *just* read yesterday's 12 Days of OSR Christmas post and thanks Erik....no pressure ("tomorrow is going to be, quite likely, the most amazing day of OSR Christmas gifting in ALL of the years I've hosted OSR Christmas").

You see, Erik gave me permission, back in June during NTRPG, to basically call dibs on one of the OSR Christmas Days here at the Tavern and let me basically "go nuts". Hmm.....what to do, what to do. Well for me the answer is/was easy: show some love to a publisher I know and like buy (pun intended) getting basically one of everything to give away.

Disclaimer: I consider Richard LeBlanc, Jr (New Big Dragon Games Unlimited) a good friend and he's my bi-weekly game GM. At the NTRPG con I was helping out at his booth and this idea came up, mostly because I enjoy project mash-up between friends.

.....anyway, the Tavern acquired "one of everything" that Richard/New Big Dragon Games Unlimited had and the pile has been sitting on my D&D display case for six months now waiting for today. I'm not sure how to organize the "goods", so I'll go alphabetically by Product ID. For those of you interested in these products but not fortunate enough to win them, I'll provide a link to how/where you can get your hands on them if you desire (and with the current price as of this posting, if available).

AX1 D30 DM Companion

AX1 D30 DM Companion: The d30 DM Companion is an indispensable aid for any DM that wants to keep on top of his game and ahead of his players. Whether stocking a dungeon, looking to breathe new life into a campaign, or just struggling to keep up with players, this compilation of d30-based mechanics, charts, and tables will support and simplify the role of the DM/GM at the tabletop. Inside these 30-something pages you'll find a host of d30-based resources. Lulu $10.95


CC1 Creature Compendium

CC1 Creature Compendium:
 Collected herein are over 200 monsters from Abysmal to Zathoa, instilled with that same spirit, presented in a "dual-stat" format, and designed to be used with most early editions of the world's original role-playing game and comparable retro-clones.

I did a review of CC1 on my Frugal GM blog back when it came out in 2015.

Needless to say, I'm a fan. Lulu $10.95


Creature Compendium Special Editions

CCS 1, CCS 2, CCS 3 Creature Compendium Special Editions 1, 2, & 3:
Ok, the picture isn't quite accurate to the product as this was intended to be a four-volume set and only the first three volumes were printed in time for North Texas RPG Con 2021. The title page is marked on the bottom with "This pre-release edition has been specially printed for NTRPGCon 2021". There isn't a fourth mini volume, and there won't be as the final product is now an integrated single book. Not available for sale


Dragon Horde Volume II, Issue 1 Wherein Evil Lies

Dragon Horde Volume II, Issue 1 Wherein Evil Lies:
 Part zine, part mini-splat book, Wherein Evil Lies includes a host of evil and undead resources for classic/BX editions... 3 new classes; 9 new spells; 6 new magic items; 7 new basic psionic abilities; 6 new monsters; optional rules for killing vampires; new petty god & minion; an adventure for 5-7 characters of 3rd-5th level; and 3 new d30 tables. Lulu $6.00



FX1 Fifty Fiends

FX1 Fifty Fiends:
 Collected herein are 50 fiends from the darkest reaches of the outer planes, including the Abyss, Hell, Naraka, Pandemonium, Limbo, the Dreamlands, and the Beyond (a terrifyingly remote place of madness, aberration, entropy, and pure chaos. This book is designed for use with classic (BX/BECMI/LL) editions of the world’s original role-playing game and with Old School Adventures™ Accessory PX1: Basic Psionics Handbook. It additionally provides information on dual-axis alignment, the planes of existence, languages spoken throughout the planes, and descriptions for a number of planes- and fiend-related spells and magic items. Lulu $9.95


GM1 Game Masters Screen & GM2 Basic Psionics GM Screen

GM1 Game Masters Screen: The most comprehensive GM screen resource ever created for classic (BX) editions of the original RPG and comparable retro-clones. This has seven "pages" of content and five art panels, all full of good stuff, BUT.......pretty much out of print. More than likely this rather popular product will come back in reprint, but for now, the best you can do is a PDF product from DTRPG $10.

GM2 Basic Psionics GM Screen: This is another one of those rarer, good-luck finding it anywhere items. It isn't available on Lulu, DTRPG, or really even on the NBDGU Website.


PX1 Basic Psionics Handbook
PX1 Basic Psionics Handbook:
 Unleash the powers of the mind into your BX/LL campaign! Finally, after 40 years of waiting, there’s a psionics system for the classic editions of the world’s original fantasy role-playing game. It’s simple, intuitive, and provides a gameplay experience that feels at home alongside the original rules of the game. 

Now I've never used Psionics and I know a LOT of GMs tend to shy away from using Psionics for several reasons, primarily because the likelihood of having legitimate Psionic characters (one than qualifies and manages to become Psionic anyway) was practically impossible. I've had quite a few people tell me that this Psionic supplement fixes the original OSR Psionics and makes Psionics viable. I still haven't played it myself.....yet. Lulu $10.95


VA1 Valley of the Five Fires

VA1 Valley of the Five Fires:
 This fantasy setting & adventure module is for characters level 4-9 and is a 3 Castles Award winner. This Mongol-inspired module is designed for use with 0e/1e/BX and compatible retro-clones in a single edition. It supports sandbox-style play but includes several traditionally detailed adventures. Lulu $10.95




PA1 Vault of the Faceless Giants
PA1 Vault of the Faceless Giants: This OSR adventure is for levels 1-3 and is designed as an introductory psionics adventure using the Basic Psionics Handbook. (Note that on some places this might be listed as a levels 4-6 adventure, but I double-checked and it clearly says 1-3 inside) Centuries ago, a temple set in the side of a cliff a few miles northwest of the village of Phoumi Sramol acted as the center of worship for evil adherents to the demon lord Rahb. During this time, livestock died, villagers disappeared, and plagues befell the area. Suddenly, however, all of the evil and suspicious activity around the temple ceased. Now, hundreds of years later, an occurrence in the village has the locals questioning whether or not the evil is returning. A local woman, Kanya, claims her baby was snatched from her hands in the middle of the night by followers of Rahb. The chief dismisses the temple’s relationship to the missing child, suggesting the tale is a fabrication. If she is telling the truth, then there is much to be feared, and her story bears investigating—not just for the sake of the woman and the village, but for the sake of a world where this kind of evil can exist. Lulu $9.95

Comment below and Erik will do his thing and figure out who gets this package. I'm assuming he'll forward me the winner's deets so I can mail off the items. Now I can't add any rules to this giveaway, but if you have the ability to oblige me, comment your experience with New Big Dragon Games Unlimited, especially if you've used the psionics stuff 'cause I'm thinking I'd like to run a psionics PC sometime.

But of course, there is more! (this is Tenkar BTW)

Please note, the above is shipping to a US address only. I would need to return to employment to afford to ship such internationally.

We are also gifting the following:

Emperors Choice Games and Miniatures is giving away Volumes IV through IX of Arduin (six books!), in print, to one lucky gift receiver (US ONLY for this package)

        MCC "Seekers of the Un-K'Nown" PDF (anywhere in the world)

        DCC "Perils of the Sunken City" PDF (anywhere in the world)

        ONE $10 DTRPG Gift Certificate to one none-US commenter.

You know the deal. Comment below before 10 PM Eastern Time, December 14th, 2022. We'll randomly pick gift receivers from the comments below.

Best of luck to all. I promised this would be an amazing day! ;)


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63 comments:

  1. This is absolutely one of the best Xmas gifts I have seen here. Hopeful to get this here in the U.S.

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  2. Those look great! In Ireland.

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  3. Happy Holidays to all the gang at Tenkar's, where everybody knows your name!

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  4. Wow. Just Wow. From the USA baby!

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  5. This is an amazing OSR Christmas! Hello from Canada!

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  6. Merry OSR-mas! That is amazing! USA here

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  7. God Bless and Merry Christmas from the U.S.

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  8. Holy cow, the generosity of these giveaways is insane. I'm from the US for my entry.

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  9. Merry Christmas from the USA, and thanks for your generosity!

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  10. Wow, thanks for the chance to participate - and greetings from Finland!

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  11. That is generous. NBG does great work, whoever wins this is in for a treat!

    (USA)

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  12. Day Four looks awesome! Merry Xmas from the USA.

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  13. That's quite the treasure horde of OSR loot! Merry OSR Christmas to all, from here in the USA.

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  14. I can get all this stuff and NOT kill a dragon? Merry Christmas from VA, USA.

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  15. Wow! Merry OSR Christmas everyone!

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  16. I can't wait to get one of these to pass the time while living in the USA

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  17. Awesome collection of RPG goodies!

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  18. New Big Dragon Games makes awesome products. I have a lot of his stuff, but apparently not all (looking at the list).

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  19. (Oh yes, I'm in US. Sorry for the double post)

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  20. Rolling the dice again for the holidays from Witch City USA.

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  21. Awesome collection! I'm in the USA! Merry OSRmas one and all!

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  22. Thats my Lulu cart stocked! Merry Christmas from the UK!

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  23. Merry Christmas to all! South Carolina here!

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  24. W00t! Merry OSR Christmas from the USA!

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  25. Sorry, forgot to mention, US address

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  26. A lot of amazing stuff! And yes, in the U.S. Happy Holidays!

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  27. anawsome selection for today. hi from the unite kingdom

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  28. Lots of good stuff there. -- Todd in the USA

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  29. Merry Christmas from the USA!

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  30. Wow, what a haul! Merry Christmas from the USA.

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  31. Wow! So much good stuff! Thanks for doing this! I'm in the U.S.

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  32. Wow! An amazingly Merry Christmas (from the Midwest, USA)

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  33. This is the best day I've seen in some time. Hope it makes it a Merry Christmas here in the U.S.

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  34. More OSR goodies, Merry OSRMas from FL Folks.

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  35. Merry Christmas from the United States!

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  36. Happy holidays from Madrid, Spain! Great stuff here at the Tavern!

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  37. thanks for the wonderful santa bag this day. USA

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  38. This is extremely generous! I am also a huge fan of Mr. Leblanc's work! (USA)

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  39. Amazing! I love New Big Dragon products. Someone's going to be really pleased.

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  40. USA here. I don't know if it is doable but I already have all of New Big Dragon's stuff in print save the new monster books, so of somehow I won, please give it to someone else more deserving. I'm crossing fingers for the Arduin stuff!

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  41. Wow, you really did go BIG on New Big Dragon! And Arduin as well! Merry Christmas indeed!

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  42. Please Santa be good to me with these free gaming goodies!

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  43. I love the Santacore for use on my holiday adventure. Evil elves too!

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  44. Season's Greetings to all from scenic Brooklyn!

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