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Freebies, Sales, and Charity Bundles for April 28, 2024

D&D, Pathfinder, Fallout, Ars Magica, BattleTech, 13th Age, World of Darkness

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!

Modiphius released a look at the upcoming Star Trek Adventures Second Edition with the new Quickstart. The 48-page book features the TOS-era adventure “The Celestial Algorithm”, streamlined rules to run the adventure, and seven pre-generated characters for the USS Challenger.
  • Price: Free

With all the attention on Fallout right now, it seems Darklight Interactive picked the perfect time to release the preview for Atomic Age: Post-Apocalyptic Roleplaying Game. Inspired by Gamma World and Metamorphosis Alpha, this game takes place in a wild wasteland featuring magic, robots, mutations, and monstrosities.
  • Price: Free

Le Paysagiste de l'Imaginaire released Ortor’s Shrine, a one-page dungeon for Dragonbane that sends the party to the titular shrine at the behest of pilgrims who report that it’s no longer as safe as it used to be.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $1.00)

For something more OSR, The Sanctuary of Oies is an adventure for Old School Essentials or similar rulesets that details an abandoned shrine to a Dwarven earth god sealed after a ritual went awry as the party is either sent or just stumbles upon another sect seeking to reopen the temple and unleash the horror within.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $1.99)

Gazpacho Tabletop wants to satisfy your craving for pure, unadulterated rules-lite badassery with Hardcore Badass, a game about being a bounty hunter in an over-the-top action setting.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $2.00)

Dead Meat is a cyberpunk hack of FIST set in a world where man and machine are equally worthless in the eyes of the unrelenting pressure of exploitation. The system features a random table of 36 cyberware, weapon, and vehicle options to quickly create characters and enemies to face.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $6.00)

Over on Dungeonmasters Guild, Michael LaBossiere released Mike’s Free Encounter #111: Sand Bones ready for 3rd level characters including the CR3 Sand Bones monster, maps, history and background for the encounter, monster stats, and a ZIP file ready for use in Fantasy Grounds.
  • Price: Free

From Michael Mooney, The Lost Secrets of Tomatra is a 99-page campaign that will take your characters from 5th to 12th level as they unravel the mysteries of the land of Eanas and the long-lost civilization that once dwelled there.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $1.00)

Elm Tree Games wants to add some depth, diversity, and realism to the armor system with Better Armor. This system is designed to give players more meaningful choices to make about their armor with new options and new customization.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $1.00)

Bas Klein’s Feats of Proficiency – Martial Weapons is a collection of feats for those who want to take their mastery of a weapon beyond just “add a proficiency bonus” and add new options to show off your ability with your chosen weapons.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $1.00)

On Storyteller’s Vault, Justin Blasdel wants to expand your Mage: The Ascension 4th/20A Edition games with Automaton: Dawn of a New Species exploring a new form of life born of technology.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $5.00)

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

Speaking of Fantasy Grounds, licenses are on sale for both Fantasy Grounds Unity Standard and Ultimate with big discounts off the regular price both for the monthly subscription and the permanent pay-once-keep-forever license.
  • Price: $19.50 one-time payment (50% off) for Standard or $49.66 one-time payment (67% off)
  • End Date: May 10, 2024

Christopher Tooley collected together a trio of books for Quasar Science Fiction Roleplaying, the space opera RPG powered by the Basic Roleplaying System. This bundle includes the core rulebook, the Quasar Star Systems resource book to help fill out the galaxy, and the Quasar Starship Construction and Identification.
  • Price: $49.00 (22% off)

Grim Press bundled 50 themed maps together in the Fey Realm Map Collection available in versions both with and without grids and in multiple resolutions for low bandwidth VTTs, full HD games, and high-quality printing.
  • Price: $19.99 (50% off)

And Skirmisher Publishing is not to be outdone on a bundle with six map collections covering a variety of genres including a creepy old house, a sewer system, a Viking Jarl’s hall, an Egyptian tomb, and more.
  • Price: $5.99 (50% off)


Charity Bundles and Sales

Itch.io has another charity bundle up this week with the TTRPGs for Trans Rights – West Virginia bundle. This bundle features a huge collection of over 500 TTRPG products including offerings from every genre you can imagine plus additional products from Paizo and Arc Dream Publishing available as external downloads for purchasing the bundle.
  • Price: $5.00 (over 99% off)
  • Charity: Project Rainbow LGBTQ+ Shelter (all proceeds)
  • End Date: June 1, 2024

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, a rare software bundle is up in the Profantasy Mega Bundle with a collection of map making software. The core bundle features Campaign Cartographer 3+ plus three sets of symbols and the Tome of Ultimate Mapping. You can add on even more map-making software options with the Designer Collection adding Dungeon Designer 3, City Designer 3, Fractal Terrains 3, Cartographer’s Annual 2022, and Token Treasury: Monsters 1-2.
  • Price: $29.95 (79% off) with variable-cost Level Up option
  • Charity: Water.org (10%)
  • End Date: May 8, 2024

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: May 2, 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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