Loot! – I feel my resolve slipping…

One of the issues I’ve always had with RPGs is that I tend to grab for the new, shiny books or games regardless of whether or not I intend to play them. That was the point of this whole project – to force myself to focus on the things that I already have, the games that haven’t seen enough time at my table. In the event that I HAD TO have something new, I was limiting myself to the free rpgs out there because there are a lot of really good games available.

Along comes Loot! by Gamerati. Similar to Woot!, Loot! is a daily deal site that is focused on gaming. Board games and RPGs have been the focus so far and I have to admit that I have been very tempted. Today’s special is a starter box for Untold, an RPG I have been interested in for quite a while. I keep telling myself that my plate is too full, that I have too much going on to warrant buying a new game right now, but dammit… It seems like I’m having to tell myself that a lot since finding this site. I always say I should just forward the emails to my trash folder or unsubscribe from the list but every time I start to follow through I feel like I’m going to miss something good, that sale that I’ve been waiting for.

I know I’m weak, I’ll admit it, but Loot! hasn’t broken me.

Yet.

For those of you who aren’t in the same boat, you should definitely check this site out. A lot of good games have been offered up so far for substantial discounts. Many of the games I’ve had an eye on have dropped below my impulse purchase line with these sales but I’m not giving up. Instead, you all should be making the purchases for me and tell me what I’m missing out on. It’ll allow me to experience the games vicariously while supporting the companies that put their products up for grabs.

Speaking of discounts, DriveThruRPG has provided a list of products that are on sale for this month:

Dirty Secrets [Dark Omen Games]

Wraith Recon [Mongoose]

Lexicon of Traps [Ennead Games]

Shadow, Sword & Spell: Basic [Rogue Games] – I picked this up at GenCon last year and instantly fell in love with it. I like the 12 Degrees system, but I will admit that it takes some getting used to. There are a lot of little nuances that weren’t explained very well in the initial print of the book but they have been cleaned up and this edition is highly recommended. They also have Shadow, Sword & Spell: Expert now, which is definitely worth picking up.

Apocalypse Prevention, Inc. [Third Eye Games] – I love this game and can’t recommend it highly enough. I just finished up the scenario that I’m going to be running for MisCon this year and can’t want to run it:

The Magic of Movies

The 1950s saw some of the greatest movies of all time. From The War of the Worlds, The Ten Commandments, or Ben-Hur to 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea and A Streetcar Named Desire. Abbott and Costello were names known to many and John Wayne was at the height of his popularity. It was a great time to be in the movie business… but why is API suddenly so interested in what’s happening on the silver screen? Why have they sent you and your team to New York City to investigate the Roxy Theater?

You are an agent working for Apocalypse Prevention, Inc., a global shadow organization dedicated to keeping the world safe from demonic invasion. It is 1959 and your orders are to find out what’s really going on at the Roxy…

The 20% Off code is:

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