[shopping] What have you splurged on recently?

Not RPG but the boardgame 'War of the Worlds - the New Wave' arrived today; got the lovely minis with it as well as the 'Irish Sea' expansion (you can still get this direct from the publishers; it just takes time to get here.)
 
Definitely interested in a review of Romance of the Perilous Land. It sounds, from what I've picked up, that it's OSR and so not my thing, but if I've got the wrong end of the stick or there's more to it, then I'm interested.
Given clarification above, it's based on the 5th edition D&D rules so it probably doesn't fall into that camp.
 

First Age

D&D h@ck3r and Hopepunk
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One of our local group decided Flashing Blades was too lethal (at a Continuum game).
That was mine and my fault. The situation was a stream of determined guards and a group of musketeers that needed to escape. Despite what I thought were good cues one of the PCs decided to stay and fight. Flashing Blades is quite a dangerous game with just your skill to keep you going and a few wounds and you are in trouble.

I haven't tried Ubiquity but know where the game system came from. I think I'd like it.
 
I broke my, "thou shalt not buy owt until thou has had a feckin' huge clear out of stuff and got back into the office" rule yesterday at Winter Con. My excuse is that I had temporarily taken leave of my senses out of the sheer joy of seeing the even go down so well. We packed out the main shop (7 tables worth). Oh and both purchases can see the table since they are prime candidates for one-shot/con gameplay. Honest :)

Deluxe Tunnels and Trolls - been eyeing this up for ages, since Ken St Andre's Stormbringer is one of the most fun RPGs I've got. Also I've been intrigued by this game since Corgi's series of T&T books in the 80s whizzed by me in my adolescence. I was put off initially because it is a big doorstop of a book, but I had time yesterday to give it a good scan and its obvious that its a labour of love full of fantastic old school fun.

Over the Edge 3rd Edition. The other end of the spectrum, as indie as it comes. Previous editions, while failing to make it to the table (I was too obsessed with RQ during the games 90s heyday) was a big influence on me. And I'm a huge fan of conspiracy theory stuff, which I find such a rich mine of stories. I got the nice shiny foil-effect cover, and its a lovely full-on colour layout in a way that just screams "this is the definitive no expense spared edition".
 
Some splurges are just plain privilege overload.

I added to my Kickstarter pledge these d4 metal dice inscribed with cuniform scrpt, because obviously, they make perfect magic missile dice. And yes, those are d4 in the shape of d12.

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Just received the Alien RPG. Haven't read it through yet and its far thicker than I normally like by about 250 pages (!). I'll probably end up looking for ways to cut it down or play Mothership instead. Also got Wings of War, Cruel Seas and Triplanes & Tripods (all minis-based wargames). They all look right up my street.
 

Guvnor

The Guvnor
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Just received the Alien RPG. Haven't read it through yet and its far thicker than I normally like by about 250 pages (!). I'll probably end up looking for ways to cut it down or play Mothership instead. Also got Wings of War, Cruel Seas and Triplanes & Tripods (all minis-based wargames). They all look right up my street.
A lot of it is pretty graphics. The actual game system is very light..
 
I've just picked up Paleomythic. A hundred pages in and it's so far incredibly good. A stone age game that can lean more down to earth or more fantastical, with a simple elegant system, lots of flavour and good art.

It's also free of the sexism that plagues every other stone age game I've seen (I feel I should tag in @Stronty Girl as this is a major problem with the genre as presented in RPGs, and she gave a good account of the issues in some other products).

And as a bonus, it's really good value for the book you get. Good stuff Osprey.
 
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This has been getting rave reviews over on RPG.net. I've picked it up and if the production values are up to the usual Osprey standard it should be a very pretty book.
It's a very pretty book. It reminds me coincidentally of the premium colour Age of Arthur (same page colour, broken up by one page colour art pieces).
 
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