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Please note that while the bundle has ended, this book is still available as a PWYW title and all proceeds continue to go to Zach's family.

This book is the cornerstone of a bundle in support of Zach Best and his family. Zach is an RPG writer whose credits include BOLD, CRGE, UNO and TOSS. He is currently in hospice suffering from esophageal cancer. All proceeds from this book go directly to Zach to help deal with care and any other expenses.

Many generous publishers are donating their games to this bundle. Sending 10 bucks towards the Best family gets you all sorts of goodness to enjoy. Any publishers who want to get in on this bundle can leave a comment below and we'll get in touch.

I want to call out the people at Drivethru who've worked to get the bundle going. Chris Tang especially was very helpful.

Thanks, too, to the publishers, bloggers and others who spread the word and/or added products to the bundle:

Matt Sanders of Dwarves in a Trenchcoat for adding his Bags of Flavour supplement.

Steven Creech of DragonWing for including Darkwalkers, Well of the Twice-Born and Lore of the Gods

Robert Marriner-Dodds of Dragon Turtle for adding Dragon Drop Adventures 5E

John WS Marvin of Dread Unicorn for adding Gods and Icons, The Gods Have Spoken, and The Sun Below supplements

John Watts of Gypsy Knight Games for Hub Federation Ground Forces and Inroduction to Clement Sector.

CS Barnhart of Mad Martian for Ice Kingdoms: The Temple of Drawoh Rock

David Schirduan of Technical Grimoire for Mythic Mortals

Chris Stieha of thunder bunnyt press for several issues of his RND zine

Scott Malthouse of Trollish Delver Games for Romance of the Perilous Land

Joidi Black of Pinnacle Entertainment group for Savage Worlds Explorer's Edition

Bill DeFranza of BD Games for The Baron's Gold

Daniel Fox of Grim & Perilous Studios for ZWEIHANDER Grim & Perilous RPG

Sophia Brandt, Alex Yari and everyone on the Lone Wolf Solo Roleplaying G+ Community, RPG.net and therpgsite.

 
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Jacob R October 18, 2017 3:06 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
I just wanted to let everyone here know that Zach passed away on October 16. We're going to keep this title available for anyone who wants to donate.
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Ron V October 18, 2017 9:12 pm UTC
PURCHASER
Rest in Peace Zach.
Thank you for sharing with us.
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Fabio S September 06, 2017 6:17 pm UTC
PURCHASER
I am really thankful this is still going on. I just wanted to contribute and not the bundle, so this is perfect for me.
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Jacob R September 06, 2017 6:22 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
:D
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K.C. L August 26, 2017 9:21 pm UTC
PURCHASER
Say, did the bundle end when Friday the 18th began (ie, 12:01am) or at the end of the day? I bought the bundle at 00:46 according to RPGNow timestamp, but I don't see it anywhere now.
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Jacob R August 27, 2017 12:31 am UTC
PUBLISHER
It was at about 23:00 PST on Friday, so just before Saturday. I bought the bundle, too, to make sure things were working. You won't see the bundle itself as a product, but you will see the individual titles, such as Zweihander or Kaigaku, in your library.
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K.C. L August 27, 2017 2:09 am UTC
PURCHASER
Awesome, thanks. Not trying to be a jerk about it, just didn't see anything that looked correct.
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Jacob R August 27, 2017 2:11 am UTC
PUBLISHER
No offense taken. It was a technical question.
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K.C. L August 27, 2017 2:21 am UTC
PURCHASER
Well, sorry to be a bother, but I don't see any of the titles in my library, or when I navigate to their individual pages directly. Is there any way we can take this private, I hate to clutter up this page. I'm still very happy to support the book, I have no regrets on that end.
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Jacob R August 27, 2017 2:27 am UTC
PUBLISHER
Did you buy the bundle or just Zach's Book? Are you on G? You can find me there at this link.
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K.C. L August 27, 2017 2:38 am UTC
PURCHASER
Must have just been Zach's book. I don't think I realized it was a separate thing. No biggie. That certainly explains it, at any rate. :-)
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allan P August 25, 2017 4:37 am UTC
PURCHASER
Missed the bundle, but added my support. His work is in my GM bag of tricks at every session.
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Adam M August 23, 2017 12:47 pm UTC
PURCHASER
I did the same thing as Brandon, and bought this as people were still messaging about getting their games added to the bundle.

It was the cause that brought me to the book, but I'd really like access to the bundle.
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Jacob R August 23, 2017 3:04 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
Hey, guys, I'm sorry for any confusion. I ran the bundle for a week so that I could entice more publishers to donate. It's a lot easier to get someone to give away a quality product when they know the end date of the sale. I sent out multiple letters to all previous Thunderegg customers, as well as to many Facebook, G+ and forum groups. If the message didn't get to you I apologize deeply. Mind letting me know where you heard of the bundle so I can add that source to my list for messaging?
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Matt S August 23, 2017 3:08 pm UTC
The product description for this book still suggests it is part of a bundle. I suspect a lot of people read it, and buy this book, thinking it will in some way get them the bundle.
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Jacob R August 23, 2017 3:11 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
Mm, I see. Fixed. Thank you.
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Jacob R August 23, 2017 3:12 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
Can I maybe send you Kaigaku and a copy of the new Exodus System SRD?
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Adam M August 24, 2017 8:39 am UTC
PURCHASER
I saw it here. The book was on the front page, and the description suggested the bundle.
And then I googled the title, and found a blog post about Zach that asked to push the bundle :)
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Adam M August 24, 2017 8:44 am UTC
PURCHASER
I'd gladly take those. (thought I feel a tad guilty. I was about to buy the SRD)
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Jacob R August 24, 2017 3:11 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
No worries. Uh, just need to know the email to send.
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Adam M August 25, 2017 8:09 am UTC
PURCHASER
i'm at harlequinade@gmail.com
Thanks for this
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Brandon H August 22, 2017 5:51 pm UTC
PURCHASER
Is the bundle discontinued? I bought the book thinking it was the bundle. While I am happy to support such a good cause, getting access to the bundle would be nice.
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Jacob R August 23, 2017 3:03 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
Hey, guys, I'm sorry for any confusion. I ran the bundle for a week so that I could entice more publishers to donate. It's a lot easier to get someone to give away a quality product when they know the end date of the sale. I sent out multiple letters to all previous Thunderegg customers, as well as to many Facebook, G+ and forum groups. If the message didn't get to you I apologize deeply. Mind letting me know where you heard of the bundle so I can add that source to my list for messaging?
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Jacob R August 23, 2017 3:12 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
Can I maybe send you Kaigaku and a copy of the new Exodus System SRD?
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Robert K August 22, 2017 4:50 pm UTC
PURCHASER
I touched base with Jacob DC Ross, who organized the bundle. He informed me that any additional funds from this book will go to Zach & his fam, so if you missed out on the original bundle (as I did) but still want to help out, it's not too late. I'm sure it can't hurt Zach's mood to know that people are giving his family money simply out of compassion.

Consider this a chance to purchase good karma, at a good price.
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Andrew F August 20, 2017 9:32 pm UTC
Love to add my entire catalog Ravensworthpress@gmaildotcom
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Jacob R August 23, 2017 3:04 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
Andrew, thanks very much for the offer. The bundle ended last Friday. I'm very sorry.
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August 20, 2017 7:07 pm UTC
PURCHASER
I wish I had discovered Zach's creations sooner. They are a gift to all of us in the RPG community. I saw a message about his illness in a Yahoo group and was deeply touched by his situation. Like many, I'm a long-time player of RPGs, but distance has separated me from the friends with whom I used to play, and the demands of life leave little time even for solo play. More recently, my wife's cancer diagnosis and ongoing treatment have refocused all of my priorities. I can in some small way imagine what Zach and his family must be experiencing. My thoughts are with you all. I understand that every day together is a blessing.
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Anne T August 20, 2017 6:08 pm UTC
Sorry to see the bundle has already been taken down. I - and apparently several others - had no idea it was only going to be available for such a short while as a week, and only learned so through a product that mentioned it was included, but released the 17th or so.
I send my best wishes and prayers to Zach and his family; our own family went through that with my mother seven years ago.
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Rowan T August 17, 2017 6:34 am UTC
Super glad that I got curious and checked this out. If y'all are still looking for stuff I'd love to offer my titles for the bundle.

Rowan Tong
Pink Dice Bag Publishing
thepinkdicebag@gmail.com
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Tucker W August 17, 2017 1:41 am UTC
This is a great cause; I would gladly add content to this bundle.

Tucker Weston
Papposilenos Publishing
papposilenos@gmail.com
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Jordan F August 16, 2017 10:05 pm UTC
I would like to add my titles to this bundle.

Jordan Fannin
info@apocalyptiarpg.com
Apocalyptia RPG
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Kent K August 16, 2017 8:38 pm UTC
Hi there, I am interested in entering a product in the bundle if I may.

Kent D. Kelly
shadowed_sky@hotmail.com
Castle Oldskull / Wonderland Imprints
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John W August 16, 2017 3:08 pm UTC
I would love to place a product in this bundle.

Gypsy Knights Games
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John W August 16, 2017 3:09 pm UTC
gypsyknightsgames@gmail.com
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Jacob R August 16, 2017 3:09 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
Oh, cool. I have some of your Traveller stuff. I'll contact you in a minute.
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christopher B August 15, 2017 11:09 am UTC
We can provide one of our products as well.
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Jacob R August 15, 2017 2:02 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
Cool. Do you have contact info?
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christopher B August 15, 2017 3:56 pm UTC
peacekeeper_b@yahoo.com
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