You might recall that the Bundle of Holding ran an encore presentation of the original deal back at the start of the year. Two weeks later, they’ve now brought the Bundle of Holding +3 back too. This includes a number of fantastic stories by game designers, and it includes my own Dangerous Games: How to Play. This bundle expires at the end of the day, so be sure to check it out now and grab it fast.
If you’ve been following me for a while—or if you backed the Dangerous Games Kickstarter, or grabbed this bundle the first time around—you may already have a copy of How to Play. Since all the books in any Bundle of Holding are DRM-free, you have my blessing to give that extra copy away to a friend. Share the love!
To sweeten the pot, if you do that, be sure to let me know about it. Just drop me an email at [email protected], and I’ll send you a code to download a copy of the second Dangerous Games novel—How to Cheat—for free. If you want to tag me on Facebook or Twitter and tell me who you gave the book to, that would be even better, but don’t put yourself out if you don’t feel comfortable with it. Either way, the offer stands until the end of January 17, 2014, so don’t wait too long.
As a reminder, the Bundle of Holding +3 features:
- Oathbreaker: The Knight’s Tale and Oathbreaker: The Magus’s Tale by Colin McComb
- Switchflipped by Greg Stolze
- The Afterlife Series (five short novels) by Mur Lafferty
- A Prayer for Dead Kings and Other Tales by Scott Fitzgerald Gray
- Delta Green: Strange Authorities by John Scott Tynes
- New Tales of the Yellow Sign by Robin D. Laws
- Doc Wilde and the Frogs of Doom by Tim Byrd
- Tales of the Far West, edited by Gareth-Michael Skarka, featuring stories by Scott Lynch, Chuck Wendig, Dave Gross, and me.
- Dangerous Games: How to Play by Matt Forbeck (um, me again)
That’s a lot of reading for not much cash, and better yet, a portion of the proceeds goes to two organizations that promote freedom of speech: PEN International and the Electronic Frontier Foundation.
Ironic bit of trivia: Allen Varney — the man behind the Bundle of Holding — is also a murder victim in Dangerous Games: How to Play. He not only agreed to have his fictional self get killed but then helped revise those bits to make sure I did it right. Here’s what he has to say about the book:
“In How to Play, Matt Forbeck writes a blood-soaked love letter to Gen Con and the roleplaying hobby. If you enjoy seeing famous game designers brutally slaughtered (and who doesn’t?), Dangerous Games is your victory condition.”
— Allen Varney, with the Lead Pipe in the Dealer’s Room