I kicked in at the $22 level and picked up a whole mess of The Strange PDFs from Bundle of Holding. Considering that I got the core book for the ludicrous price of $10 (new and factory sealed) and that I got the Bestiary on Schmamazon for a steep discount, I have paid not quite the original price of the core book for a huge chunk of the entire line. Now, if only I could get myself some time to read it...
The premise of The Strange is somewhat reminiscent of my attempt at a FATE game. Perhaps I can read through The Strange and implement a slightly different iteration of the game without having to bang my head against the invisible wall that stands between FATE and my comprehension of it.
In other news, we ran Keep5e last night. I wasn't terribly focused and we were missing half the group, so the party mostly stayed in the Keep and looked for trouble/rumors. I have a side-quest going that is borrowed partially from the old 2nd edition adventure, "Wizard's Challenge," though with less fappy NPCs and a slightly different premise. The PCs also acted as ersatz exterminators, ridding a local shop keeper of a noise in her cellar that turned out to be a giant scorpion. The party also discovered a new dungeon beneath the Keep, and made a brief but abortive attempt to delve it's depths. (An early encounter with a mimic left them badly drained of hit points, spells, and special ability uses.)
I have been summoned back to the Sunday game, but I'm not sure if I will make it today. I have some errands to run and my attention span is sorely lacking in all things these days. (I blame the internet, in a curmudgeonly fist-shaking sort of way.)