From March 2016, the parody-turned-real tabletop fantasy roleplaying game from KENZER

HackMaster 5E


Player Collection - $12.95

  • HackMaster 5E Player's Handbook
  • Zealot's Guide: Books 1-2
  • In the Realm of the Elm King
  • Legacy of the Elm King
  • HackMaster Player Resources

Gamemaster Collection

  • HackMaster GameMaster's Guide
  • Hacklopedia of Beasts
  • Frandor's Keep
  • HackMaster GM Resources

(Looking for our other offers? Campaign Cartographer -- Knights of the Dinner Table -- PARANOIA Classic )

Adventurer! The Knights of the Dinner Table have revived our March 2016 HackMaster Bundle featuring Kenzer and Company's tabletop fantasy roleplaying game HackMaster. It's one of the most unusual origins in the hobby: Originally a parody introduced in Jolly Blackburn's long-running gaming comic Knights of the Dinner Table, HackMaster has evolved into a full-fledged, serious (well, semi-serious) FRPG. HackMaster's lavish "Fifth Edition" has earned respect from Old School gamers everywhere. Once again this revived offer -- resurrected alongside our all-new Knights of the Dinner Bundle with the famous comic strip that inspired HackMaster -- gives you everything you need for your own HM campaign, including all the core 5E titles, for a terrific bargain price.

For just US$12.95 you get all seven titles in this offer's Player Collection (retail value $57) as DRM-free .PDF ebooks:

  • HackMaster 5E Player's Handbook (retail price $40): The complete, current 400-page Fifth Edition rulebook. Includes the free HackMaster Basic introductory rulebook.
  • Zealot's Guide Books 1-2 (total retail $7): These two short supplements present new clerical orders and dozens of spells.
  • In the Realm of the Elm Kingand Legacy of the Elm King (retail $5 each): One of the best introductory HM adventures -- a search for missing children outside a small village near Frandor's Keep -- along with its free-standing follow-up, a traditional crawl through kobold-infested caverns in the half-wild lands around the village.
  • HackMaster Player Resources: As a convenience to our customers, we've gathered many free HackMaster downloads from the Kenzer and Company website -- charts and play aids, reference sheets, and more.

And if you pay more than this offer's threshold price of $29.13, you'll level up and also get this offer's entire Gamemaster Collection with four more titles worth an additional $87:

  • HackMaster 5E GameMaster's Guide (retail $40): This 370-page tome has rules, NPCs, treasure tables, and advice for every situation.
  • Hacklopedia of Beasts 5E (retail $40): The massive, lavishly produced monster book that launched the HackMaster 5E project.
  • Frandor's Keep (retail $15): A lonely military outpost on the creature-infested borderlands -- an ideal sandbox to start an adventuring career.
  • HackMaster GM Resources: More free downloads from the Kenzer website -- these help the HM GameMaster.

And don't forget this HackMaster offer's all-new companion offer, Knights of the Dinner Bundle, a big collection featuring Knights of the Dinner Table, the long-running comic by Jolly R. Blackburn that introduced HackMaster.

Learn more about our offers at our official blog, Beyond the Bundle.

The Good Fight

Ten percent of each payment (after payment gateway fees) for these two Kenzer and Company offers will be donated to Reading Is Fundamental.

Player Collection

Pay the minimum price to get these titles:

HackMaster 5E Player's Handbook

The greatest game ever developed by mankind
  • Designer(s): David S. Kenzer, Steve Johansson, Jolly Blackburn, Brian Jelke
  • Kenzer and Company, 632 pages
  • Retail price US$40

Zealot's Guide: Books 1-2

New faiths and spells for the HackMaster cleric
  • Designer(s): Various designers
  • Kenzer and Company, 47 pages
  • Retail price US$7

In the Realm of the Elm King

An ideal introductory HackMaster adventure
  • Designer(s): Jerimy Grafenstein
  • Kenzer and Company, 23 pages
  • Retail price US$5

Legacy of the Elm King

The follow-up to 'In the Realm of the Elm King'
  • Designer(s): George Fields
  • Kenzer and Company, 21 pages
  • Retail price US$5

HackMaster Player Resources

Quick-start rules, character sheets, and play aids
  • Designer(s): Various designers
  • Kenzer and Company, 103 pages
  • Retail price FREE

Gamemaster Collection

Beat the threshold price to LEVEL UP and get this entire collection of BONUS titles:

HackMaster GameMaster's Guide

All things HackMaster are made possible by the secrets contained herein
  • Designer(s): David S. Kenzer, Steve Johansson, Jolly Blackburn, Brian Jelke
  • Kenzer and Company, 368 pages
  • Retail price US$40

Hacklopedia of Beasts

A catalogue of dangerous denizens and things that rustle in the night
  • Designer(s): Jolly R. Blackburn, Barbara Blackburn, Brian Jelke, Steve Johansson, David Kenzer, Mark Plemmons
  • Kenzer and Company, 387 pages
  • Retail price US$40

Frandor's Keep

The harsh life of a military outpost on the borderlands
  • Designer(s): Jolly R. Blackburn, Steve Johansson, David Kenzer, Mark Plemmons, Benjamin Sharef
  • Kenzer and Company, 160 pages
  • Retail price US$15

HackMaster GM Resources

Adventures and software to help the GameMaster
  • Designer(s): Various designers
  • Kenzer and Company, 189 pages
  • Retail price FREE

US$152.00 of HackMaster gold....

...But you pay just $12.95 for this offer's Player Collection of seven complete .PDFs, including the Player's Handbook, two Zealot's Guides full of clerical spells, and two introductory adventures. And if you pay more than this offer's current threshold price ($29.13), you'll level up and also receive all four titles in this offer's Gamemaster Collection, including the massive GameMaster's Guide and Hacklopedia of Beasts.

Bundle of Holding titles are always absolutely free of DRM, so you can move and copy them freely among all your tablets, laptops, and smartphones.

And don't forget this HackMaster offer's all-new companion offer, Knights of the Dinner Bundle.

Knights of the Game Table

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To keep the starting threshold price from rising too quickly, we calculated it based on 400 fake sales at $27.95 each.

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The tabletop roleplaying ebooks in this HackMaster Bundle offer retail for US$152.00. Choose a price you like, in US dollars (minimum $12.95). Make sure you choose an amount greater than $29.13 to LEVEL UP and gain the bonus titles.

Just a note: This amount is below the threshold price, so you're receiving only the starter collection. To LEVEL UP and get the BONUS collection, please choose an amount more than $29.13.

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