It’s that time of the year again, when online stores start to dish out quirky holiday promotions for our favorite day to stuff ourselves full of candy themed after gross things, and dress up as even grosser things. Not only is DriveThruRPG hosting their usual sales through the Drunken Goblin Page, they’re also doing a special promotion. As you can see on the banner above, there’s going to be pumpkins scattered around the site. When you find a Pumpkin (there’s 7 of these) you can click on it to earn a treat, such as a discount. So while browsing the sales, keep your eyes. I’ve yet to find one, myself.
As far as the sale items there’s a few that’d interest me. There’s the sort of seminal “kid horror” RPG Little Fears, which I’ve heard had some of its more exploitative content (like that creepy child predation-themed King of Lust) toned down in the Anniversary Edition so it’s proper scary and not “weird child exploitation what the hell am I reading” scary. Sounds good to me.
Pelgrane Press has a sale on some GUMSHOE stuff. GUMSHOE is their investigative RPG system. I’ve always been interested in what GUMSHOE represents, as a new school narrative take on stuff like Call of Cthulhu, but never enough to buy it. I’ve hard good things about The Esoterrorists and that line currently has a huge amount of stuff on sale. The core game itself is in this book, which seems more than reasonable at 6.71, so I might even spring for it myself. The rest of it is discounted for the Halloween sale, so you might want to look at it before the 5 days of the sale are up.
Other Publishers also have their own sales and Halloween product bundles, even if not listed on the Drunken Goblin Page, that may be worth checking out. You can probably find most of them by searching for Halloween on DTRPG. Bundles tend to be pretty good values around this time of year, and you can scroll all the way to the bottom to see exactly what you save, and judge for yourself whether you’re okay with the savings. For example, our good friends at Lee’s Lists have a Bundle up right now with some Halloween-themed lists. Halloween-themed stuff tends to mesh well with the fantasy dungeon crawling RPGs that most people tend to be into, so you’ve got a huge selection of stuff from this holiday sale.