Barrel Rider Games have an offer on the Bundle of Holding between a flash sale and a bundle, which will run until May 18th. That’s more than a week, so not quite a flash sale, and a single tier, so not a typical BoH bundle.
Inspired by folklore, this second edition of The Hero’s Journey RPG is about danger and magic. It’s not entirely OSR, but it leans that way and certainly comes from the OSR tradition. However, 2019’s edition by James Spahn puts in some new distance.
A blog post from the designer last year noted;
It’s a game built on the bones of classic fantasy adventure games: six attributes that, along with a Lineage and an Archetype, define the bare bones of a character. Combat, along with much of its conflict resolution, is resolved with the toss of a 20-sided die. Characters earn experience points, level up, and earn magic items. But that’s simply the ‘how’ of the game. It’s not what the game is. […] At the core of all these wonderful stories I’ve loved for my entire life are a few central themes: The forest is dangerous, and you shouldn’t wander from the path. There are dragons beyond the edge of the map. Magic is wonderful and inspiring. Fairies are strange and dangerous. Heroes, as long as they have a pure heart and a few good friends, will triumph over evil.
Somewhere deep down in our hearts, when a cynical world tells us just to kick in the door, kill the monster, and take its treasure, we still believe Good is more powerful than Evil and the True Love’s Kiss see us through. That’s what The Hero’s Journey, Second Edition is. It’s a game about hope and faith, the belief there is a happily-ever-after to be found at the story’s end […] where friendship matters, where wizards are truly strange and magical, a farmhand with a sword can save the kingdom, where the dragon’s voice still roars like thunder.”
Heroic Collection – $12.95
It’s a straightforward deal with one tier coming in at under $13 to buy access to what would otherwise cost $57 at full price.
- The Hero’s Journey 2E + Narrator Screen
- Hero’s Companion
- Hero’s Journey Adventures & Interludes
- Skaldic Sagas
- Hero’s Grimoire
- Of Beasts Brave and True
Flash sales at the Bundle of Holding don’t tend to have a charity partner. The Hero’s Journey does, and it’s Direct Relief, so perhaps this is just a short-lived bundle.
- Barrel Rider Games’ The Hero’s Journey
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