Welcome back, dice fondlers. You may have noticed that we didn’t have a normal weekly Adventures in Random Roleplay article last Friday. While I had an article mostly finished, a news item fell in my lap that I felt you should be aware of.
A creator’s worst nightmare happened to Jake Richmond last week.
On April 1st, the world played a nasty trick on him with the death of his computer— one that held all his comic and RPG design material. You may know Jake from his RPGs or his webcomics like Modest Medusa. Modest Medusa is a charming webcomic about a young medusa from the magical land of
Due to this tragic loss of his work, Bundle of Holding set up a world of
So, with that being said, let’s break down what’s included in the
Yeld Bundle Games & Comics (Limited Time)
Offer Link: http://www.bundleofholding.com/presents/Yeld
Bundle of Holding packs are always broken down into two levels. The first has a base entry price, while the second is based on average amounts being spent on the bundle. As usual, we’ll start at the beginning.
In the starter pack, there are four items — the first season anthology of Modest Medusa webcomics and three games: Sea Dracula Wave 2, Classroom Deathmatch, and Tokyo Brain Pop.
- Classroom Deathmatch is what you play when you want to spend time with your friends reenacting the film Battle Royale in a 50 person free-for-all. You know, like the Hunger Games, but the thing that came before it. Like all of Jake’s games, it is rich in theme and a great way to kill 4-5 hours of time and 49 other characters.
- Tokyo Brain Pop (previously known as Panty Explosion Perfect) is the quintessential high school shoujo anime RPG. Key takeaways? Tokyo Brain Pop uses the Best Friend/Rival system to cut the GM out of the game and filled the resulting hole with psychic powers, a tinge of horror, and loads of style.
- Sea Dracula Wave 2 is… well… um… So, if you took Phoenix Wright, replaced everyone with animals, and made everything revolve around dance; you still wouldn’t know what Sea Dracula Wave 2 was like, but you’d be a lot closer.
However, for as much fun as the starter collection is, the bonus collection is where things get exciting. Not only do you get the collected seasons 2 and 3 of Modest Medusa
- The Magical Land of Yeld is an RPG based on the fantasy world in Modest Medusa, and it is absolutely gorgeous. Kid-friendly, with children as characters, it retains the toothy darkness around the edges that really makes Modest Medusa so good. The expansion is a great companion piece, giving players additional options for play.
- The Tulip Academy’s Society for Dangerous Gentlemen is another fantastic anime-themed game that evokes classic tropes that hardcore otaku live and breathe, including, but not limited to Utena, and Ouran High School Host Club.
- Finally, there’s Ocean. Let’s list the reasons why this one is so cool: an abandoned underwater research station, an isolated group of people stricken with memory loss, and the lack of GM. It’s a lot of fun. Trust me. Maybe don’t trust all the other characters.
The starter collection is $4.99, and when I last looked, the bonus collection was a minimum of $12.38. Personally, I recommend bumping that up to $15 or $20 as the games are definitely worth it. As of right now, the Bundle is set to expire as of 4/14 at
There’s a ton of great gaming to be had here, for a pair of good causes, and I didn’t feel right throwing a random game rundown at you folks this week when you had the opportunity to help out a member of the community and get some great gaming for yourself as well. With that said, we’ll be back to you later in the week with the game rundown I was planning for last week. Until then….