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Freebies, Sales, and Charity Bundles for April 21, 2024

D&D, Pathfinder, Fallout, Ars Magica, Dragonbane, Traveller, BattleTech, and more!

Welcome to the Bundles, Freebies, and Sales News, the weekly column at EN World that helps make sure you don’t miss out on big tabletop RPG bundles, charity fundraisers, and sales from around the internet.


Freebies and Pay What You Want

Note: While “Pay What You Want” downloads are available for free, please support the creators if you are able!

NerdBurger Games released a new CAPERS Cyberpunk adventure for low level characters, A Bee to Honey. “One of your friendly megacorps is sticking cybertech prototypes in people’s heads That’ll go well, right?”
  • Price: Free

The infamous “Year Without a Summer” in 1816 was marked by a very important parlor game where Lord Byron challenged his friends to a story writing contest, the results of which spawned three literary genres. Avalon LARP Studio’s Gothic wants to help you LARP that fateful night where Frankenstein and The Vampyre by Mary Shelly and John Polidori respectively founded the genres of science fiction, gothic horror, and romantic vampire fiction.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $5.33)

So, your players decided they wanted to start their own business. How do you handle that? Taylor Lane has a solution with System Neutral Rules for PCs Owning a Medieval Business, which is a title that basically says everything. Set up an inn, tavern, trading post, smithy, or more and learn to become a successful business with no banks, stock markets, or other modern economic conveniences.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $5.00)

Christian Allaire has a rather long adventure for 5e with Rise of the Black Coven where your 1st level party will advance to the “midlevels strength” while chasing down an evil cult obsessed with immortality in the 257-page campaign.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $3.62)

For those interested in alternate timelines and historical eras for their 5e games, Kurt A. Rass has the Archives of the Everrealm WWII Classes & Items with a new class called Soldier with seven subclasses and WWII era weapons and other gear.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $5.00)

Speaking of alternate rules, Rocket Punch Press wants to encourage people to check out Dragonbane even if they can’t find a group with the Dragonbane Solo Adventuring Tools that will allow you to pick up the Scandinavian fantasy game all by yourself.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $1.00)

Old School Role Playing has another Cepheus Engine/Traveller adventure with The Next Frontier which the travellers just wanting a bit of rest and relaxation are dragged into scouting duties for the Sonaran Frontier Scout Service.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $3.00)

Over on Dungeonmasters Guild…well, I’d like to apologize for putting this song in the head of any Gen X or older Millennials reading, but Sad_Racc released a short one-shot adventure based on the earworm song Mambo Number 5 by Lou Bega.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $0.00)

Anthony Castillo has some alternate house rules for you with Guideline for Mixed Success to allow you to add more depth to skill rolls and other checks with nuance.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $1.00)

For more optional rules, Xyleff Sualky has Bomb System, a short supplement with rules for bomb variants like cherry bombs, black smoke bombs, stink bombs, and more plus a new feat and other optional rules. Also available in Portuguese.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $2.00 each)

The first Lightning Round this week features gamemaster/DM resources like monsters, maps, random generators, one-page adventures, drop-in encounters, and more. All products are Free or pay-what-you-want.

The second Lightning Round features player resources like classes, subclasses, backgrounds, feats, races/species, and more. All products are Free or pay what you want with the suggested price in parentheses.


Bundles and Sales

Note: I have included end dates when listed for the following sales, but please be warned that those without published end dates may end suddenly so be sure to plan purchases accordingly.

War. War never changes. But you can get discounts on wargames and roleplaying games from Modiphius in the Fallout Vault 33 sale in honor of the release of the Fallout television show on Amazon (BTW, I’m a huge Fallout fan and I liked the show, so take that as you will). And it’s not just on Amazon (though they do have discounts and new Fallout merchandise in their Fallout store). Pick up the Fallout Roleplaying Game, Fallout Wasteland Warfare, and accessories like campaign books, setting books, miniatures, custom dice, Nuka Cola caps, and more on discount from:

Fantasy Grounds specifically has a bundle for everything you could want for Fallout including the Fallout Core Rulebook, Gamemaster’s Toolkit, Fallout Map Pack 1 – Vault, and four adventures.
  • Price: $78.34 (33% off)
  • End Date: May 13, 2024

Amatsu released the Post-apo Zombie Apocalypse Battle Maps Bundle that is obviously meant for zombies but also will work amazingly well for any post-apocalyptic game including Fallout. The bundle includes a trashed parking lot, a crashed subway station, a vehicle-packed bridge, and a congested tollway full of abandoned cars.
  • Price: $6.99 (33% off)

Another useful map pack that’s designed for a slightly different genre, HoloGrounds has the Wild West Nature Static & Animated Battlemaps will also work well for Fallout especially for those headed through the Mojave toward New Vegas. What? Fallout’s stuck in my brain because of the show.
  • Price: $15.97 (20% off)

D&D Beyond wants to make sure you pre-order your copy of Vecna: Even or Ruin by adding a free prequel adventure to all orders. This 3rd level adventure is available now as a bonus to your pre-order for digital or digital + physical bundles.
  • Price: Free with pre-order
  • End Date: May 21, 2024

It’s the final day for the Planescape Anniversary Sale featuring several classic Planescape setting books and adventures from TSR plus third-party games with discounts on over 100 titles.
  • Price: Up to 30% off
  • End Date: April 22, 2024


Charity Bundles and Sales

Itch.io released a charity megabundle featuring a total of 373 items worth more than $1600 for a rock bottom price supporting the Palestine Children’s Relief Fund. The bundle is another mixed group bundle featuring TTRPGs, video games, novels, asset packs to make your own games, and a lot more.
  • Price: $8.00 (over 99% off)
  • Charity: Palestine Children’s Relief Fund (All proceeds)
  • End Date: April 28, 2024

And there’s a sister bundle also ongoing specifically for tabletop RPGs with the TTRPG for Palestine bundle on Tiltify. This bundle includes almost 200 TTRPGs including Gutterpunk the TTRPG, Remember Us, A Stitch in Time, Punktopia: The Punkpunk RPG, Drama Llamas, and many others.
  • Price: $15 (99% off)
  • Charity: Palestine Children’s Relief Fund (All proceeds)
  • End Date: May 7, 2024

Itch.io has another charity bundle right now, the Rainbow Violence Prevention Network TTRPG Fundraiser. This bundle features 27 TTRPGs from a variety of creators including Thirsty Space Necromancers, Paranormal Wellington, Dwarf Borg, and a lot more.
  • Price: $15 (78% off)
  • Charity: Rainbow Violence Prevention Network (All proceeds)
  • End Date: April 29, 2024

Over on Bundle of Holding, there’s not one, not two, not three, not even four, but FIVE bundles for Ars Magica from Atlas Games. The first bundle features the core rules for Ars Magica Fifth Edition (as in the 5th edition of the Ars Magica rules and not a 5e D20 system version of the game) along with the sourcebooks Covenants, Houses of Hermes: True Lineages, Apprentices, and The Living Covenant. The Bonus Collection adds on Houses of Hermes: Mystery Cults, Houses of Hermes: Societates, The Lion and the Lilly, and the adventure books The Broken Covenant of Calebais and Tales of Mythic Europe.
  • Price: $14.95 (73% off) with variable-cost Level Up option
  • Charity: Montessori School of Duluth
  • End Date: May 6, 2024

The Ars Magica More Magic bundle is exactly what it says on the tin – books to add more magic to your games. The Starter Collection has the magic expansion books The Mysteries, Hedge Magic, and Ancient Magic while the Bonus Collection adds on Rival Magic, Hermetic Projects, Tales of Power, and Transforming Mythic Europe.
  • Price: $12.95 (71% off) with variable-cost Level Up option
  • Charity: Montessori School of Duluth
  • End Date: May 6, 2024

The third bundle Ars Magica Wizards and Power features the sourcebooks Realms of Power: Magic, Against the Dark, and The Sundered Eagle while the Bonus Collection adds on three Realms of Power books (The Divine, The Infernal, and Faerie), Guardians of the Forests, Faith and Flame, and The Fallen Fane.
  • Price: $12.95 (71% off) with variable-cost Level Up option
  • Charity: Montessori School of Duluth
  • End Date: May 6, 2024

If you want more detailed setting information, the Ars Magica Mythic Europe bundle includes Lords of Men, The Church, City and Guild, and Art and Academe with the Bonus Collection adding on Magi of Hermes, Legends of Hermes, Ars Magica Antagonists, and Grogs.
  • Price: $14.95 (75% off) with variable-cost Level Up option
  • Charity: Montessori School of Duluth
  • End Date: May 6, 2024

And finally, if you’d like to expand your Ars Magica game outside Europe, the Ars Magica World of Magic bundle features the location books Mythic Locations, The Cradle and The Crescent, Thrice-Told Tales, and Hooks while the Bonus Collection adds on The Contested Isle, Lands of the Nile, Between Sand and Sea: Mythic Africa, Through the Aegis, and Dies Irae.
  • Price: $14.95 (73% off) with variable-cost Level Up option
  • Charity: Montessori School of Duluth
  • End Date: May 6, 2024

The 13th Age Megabundle is back with the Starter Collection featuring 13th Age Core Rulebook, 13th Age Bestiary 1 and 2, and six more sourcebooks and adventure, while the Bonus Collection adds on an extra ten more adventures and sourcebooks to expand your games. And while all of this is for 13th Age 1st Edition, it will be completely compatible with the new 2nd Edition coming to Kickstarter soon.
  • Price: $19.95 (87% off) with variable-cost Level Up option
  • Charity: Diana Jones Emerging Designer Program (10%)
  • End Date: May 2, 2024

Over on Humble Bundle, Modiphius knows that Wargaming. Wargaming never changes. That’s why they’re doing an encore bundle of the Fallout Wasteland Warfare bundle with both the wargaming rules and the RPG add-on for the skirmish miniature game plus STL files for 3D printers for terrain for the game. Note: This is not the 2d20 System RPG, but the campaign mode that expands on the wargame with additional RPG elements. Fallout fans can pick up the core rules, quickstart, several scenarios, and the STL file for a ruined Red Rocket all on the basic tier. The second tier adds on the RPG rules, two more scenarios, and two more STL files - a ruined Sanctuary Hills house and a pre-war preserved Red Rocket station. The top their expands even further with a full collection of STL files for floors, walls, stairs, fences, furniture, and other accessories to recreate a vault, a pre-war APC tank, a Vertibird, and the Vault Girl herself holding a sledge hammer giving the iconic thumbs-up along with the campaign book Caught in the Crossfire.
  • Price: $1/$10/$18 (92% off at top tier)
  • Charity: Trees, Water, & People (user-defined, default 5%)
  • End Date: May 11, 2024

Kobold Press and Frog God Games pooled together releases for the Pathfinder RPG Compatible Mega Bundle Part 1. The first tier includes 24 Pathfinder 1st Edition sourcebooks, adventures, settings, monster collections, optional rules, and more while the second tier adds an additional 21 products and the top tier adds even more including the Midgard campaign setting for a total of 69 titles.
  • Price: $5/$15/$25 (97% off at top tier)
  • Charity: Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (user-defined, default 5%)
  • End Date: May 4, 2024

Imagine this: A 31st-century galaxy scarred by centuries of war in a neo-feudal state of politics and intrigue with battles decided by giant robots. Yes, Catalyst Game Labs and Humble have collected fiction works from BattleTech into a massive collection. The base level includes four novels plus the anthology magazine Shrapnel while the second tier adds on six more novels and the third tier includes a total of 70 titles…but that’s not even the big one. There’s one additional “item” added at the fourth tier, but it’s a bit misleading…as it’s the entire 2023 BattleTech fiction bundle. It says “71 item bundle” but in actuality, it’s a total of one hundred thirty – repeat, 130 – novels and short story collections covering every era of BattleTech lore for an amazing discount.
  • Price: $1/$10/$18/$30 (96% off at top tier)
  • Charity: American Civil Liberties Union (user-defined, default 5%)
  • End Date: May 2, 2024

3D printer owners will want to look into the massive collection of the 3D Beastmasters Compendium. This collection of STL files for 3D printers starts at the lowest level with a pack of zombies with the second tier adding on demons, mushrooms, skeletons of all types, giant insects, elementals, and more with the top tier having a total of 28 themed monster collections with undead pirates, worms, spiders, orcs, lava monsters, and more.
  • Price: $1/$15/$25 (98% off at top tier)
  • Charity: Cancer Research UK (user-defined, default 5%)
  • End Date: April 24, 2024

That’s all for this week! If you know of any bundles or sales starting soon, please contact me on the EN World Discord, tag me on Mastodon, or send me a message here on EN World. Discount percentages have been rounded to the nearest whole number and are based on the standard retail price provided by the site. Note: Links to Amazon, Humble Store, Humble Bundle, Fantasy Grounds, and/or DriveThruRPG may contain affiliate links with the proceeds going to the author of this column.

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