[shopping] What have you splurged on recently?

The Alien stealth mode. Not sure if this is truly revolutionary in tabletop RPGs but it sure is damn fun and a reason for Colonial Marines to keep those motion trackers active until the energy runs out.

Stealth mode is a turn-based exploration system. The characters move carefully through an environment, scanning for enemies and surveying the spaces they pass through.
It’s actually substantially similar to the dungeoncrawling model we’ve seen since early Dungeons & Dragons, right down to the length of the turn. The innovation, though, is that after each player turn, the GM takes a turn to move enemies.
http://taleturn.com/alien-the-roleplaying-game-and-stealth-mode/
 
Sometimes, after a plethora of new fangled game mechanics, you just pine for that okd school nostalgia, not that I ever played the original first edition of Dungeons and Dragons, until this year at GoPlayLeeds (courtesy of Declan)..

Anyway, here is my purchase of "Old School Essentials"(with the Peter Mullen cover), so a happy weekend for me. :D

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Guvnor

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Of course, you could always just order POD prints of AD&D or the D&D Cyclopedia from Dndclassics....
You are right, and none are first edition D&D.
I don't have any wish to play OSE but it does seem a very comprehensive homage to the B/X gestalt.
 

Guvnor

The Guvnor
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True; you'd have to get OD&D as a PDF and print it via a third party.
I'd more likely go Blueholme (which takes Holmes D&D much further up in levels).
I hang around with Gavin Norman online with the fans and it does sound a solid B/X set but I think a game to everything is to write a new bespoke class is just too wonky for me.
 
This wee beauty. I got the pdf on the Kickstarter, so I didn't exactly need it, but for my most beloved systems I still splurge on a bit of paper from time to time, and Savage Worlds is so very dear to my heart.
Picked up just this weekend from Warlords N Wizards of Netherton, who ordered it in for me.
It still feels a bit odd walking into that shop, I used to buy cowboy boots from there back in the day.
 

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This wee beauty. I got the pdf on the Kickstarter, so I didn't exactly need it, but for my most beloved systems I still splurge on a bit of paper from time to time, and Savage Worlds is so very dear to my heart.
Picked up just this weekend from Warlords N Wizards of Netherton, who ordered it in for me.
It still feels a bit odd walking into that shop, I used to buy cowboy boots from there back in the day.
Great choice. The Savage Worlds Adventure Edition is addictive. It has tempted me to splurge on even more related parsphernelia like these super rare Deadlands Wild Dice.

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