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Freebies, Sales, and Charity Bundles for April 30, 2023

D&D, Pathfinder, OSR, Shadowrun, Vampire: The Masquerade, Vaesen, MÖRK BORG, 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!

If you’re familiar with Shadowrun, you’ll know many of the sourcebooks are presented as documents posted to various online pirate bulletin boards and forums in the world complete with comments. Matt Drozdowski posted Fastjack’s Shadowfiles, a collection of all the known authors and commentors from throughout Shadowrun’s history in a massive 247-page file.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $5.00)

Modiphius released an adventure for Achtung! Cthulhu, Assault on Zuara 2. The tema is sent to investigate a mysterious Luftwaffe aircraft that seemed to make a forced landing at a hanger while phasing in and out of reality accompanied by a blue light.
  • Price: Free

The Ukrainian Society created a collection for the Free League dark fantasy game Vaesen titled Spirits and Monsters of Mythic Ukraine. This 74-page PDF features statistics for 27 creatures from Ukrainian mythology along with hooks for using the creatures in your Mysteries, all from Ukrainian authors using art from Ukrainian artists. And there’s a version in Ukrainian as well.
  • Price: Free

Monkey’s Paw Games has an ashcan edition of Intruders!, a retroclone of “the 1974 edition of the World’s Most Recognizable Role-Playing Game” with some tweaks, adaptations, and quality-of-life updates to bring this old school game to a new generation of players.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $0.00)

Riley released the sci-fi horror game In the Blind: Partial Transmission inspired by the retro-future sci-fi of the 70s and 80s with CRT monitors, mechanical keyboards, junction boxes, and lots of wires. Take on the role of a freelancer working in the dangerous and unknown edges of space based on the Blades in the Dark system.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $5.00)

Explorer’s Guild Publishing released a system-agnostic one-page adventure Love Languages. The party is tasked with delivering a gift to Princess Nomani, but gaining access to the opulent ball to formally present her with the gift will be no easy feat as they must navigate a complex social hierarchy of the court to complete their task.
  • Price: Free

The crew from Roll for Combat released Battlezoo Otherworlders, a supplement that allows you to isekai yourself into your fantasy game by providing rules to create yourself as a gamer with knowledge of the game that has been drawn into the fantasy world. The supplement is available with rules for 5th Edition as well as for Pathfinder 2nd Edition.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $4.99 each)

One of my favorite things is to see historical technology used in everyday life that you don’t normally see in fantasy gaming, and Ludos Calis Longa has exactly that with Using Ferries in RPGs, a short supplement that discusses the use of ferries, what sort of craft were used for this task, and ways to integrate ferries into any fantasy game.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $1.50)

Cthulhu Reborn released the Lovecraft Society researched SRD for The Open Cthulhu Mythos with game stats originally designed for the German language FHTAGN and translated to English for the Cthulhu Eternal system and APOCTHULHU RPG. The SRD includes 40 Lovecraftian entities, 21 rituals, 8 artifacts, 14 tomes, and 8 cults all written by or associated with the works of HP Lovecraft.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $0.50)

Tomas Eriksson has a trio of random tables useful for players of PIRATE BORG that’s easily adapted to any seafaring campaign with d100 Things on a Deserted Island, d100 Encounters at Sea, and d100 Things in Shipwrecks.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $1.00 each)

Over on Dungeonmaster’s Guild, Zakariah has a collection of new feats for martial-inclined characters with Feats for the Fighting Man.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $0.00)

Zach Sullivan has a collection of new magic items with Shelf of Utility featuring the Dusty Sandals, Crystal of Arbormancy, the sword Providential Guidance, Sky-Wrought Nails, and Spear of Ice and Steam.
  • Price: Free

And Timothy Lopez also has a collection of magic items converted from previous editions with Artifacts of Antiquity Volume 1. Similar to Lopez’s previous series updating spells, this series seeks to convert every item that hasn’t made it officially to 5e yet with around 100 items each in what will eventually be a four-volume set.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $1.99)

Over on Storytellers Vault, we have a preview of the new sourcebook from designers Khaldoun Khelil, Rachel R. Judd, and Saskia Liddick, The Ivory Tower. The preview features a new Salon faction, new Predator types, a new court title, new Discipline powers, and more with plenty of material to get you ready for the final release coming soon.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $0.00)

Tatiana Versieux and Daniel d’Almeida have Night Edges, a collection of 31 new Discipline powers based on prompts from Vamptober 2022 ready for your Vampire: The Masquerade 5th Edition Kindred.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $2.00)

Hsienfan released Kindred of the East: The Relentless Age, a sourcebook that reintroduces the Hungry Dead into Vampire: The Masquerade 20th Anniversary Edition rules. The 194-page supplement only requires the V:TM 20A core rules to add the reimagined Kindred of the East to your game with new systems and a collection of plot hooks to set games in the World of Darkess across East and Southeast Asia, India, and beyond.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $19.98)

Clan Salubri gets an expansion for Vampire: The Masquerade 5th Edition with Kenny Willian’s The Saulot’s Legacy. This supplement features a more detailed clan description, new discipline powers, and Loresheet that hark back to previous editions.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $0.00)

The first lightning round this week is a collection of 5e classes and subclasses. As always, all of these are either free or pay what you want with the price in parentheses.

And we also have some maps. Again, all of these are either free or pay what you want with the 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.

Over on Itch.io, Gizmo is hosting a sale on Mörk Borg supplements with a bundle of 15 adventures, rules expansions, settings, tools, character options, and more. And while not precisely a charity bundle, it is for a good cause: Gizmo has a new dog whose birthday is next month and deserves treats.
  • Price: £8.00 (85% off)
  • End Date: May 31, 2023

And if you want more MÖRK BORG bundles, Tomas Eriksson is back again this week with Pirate Borg Professions, a trio of new classes for Pirate Borg: The Salvager, The Smuggler, and The Surgeon.
  • Price: $4.00 (33% off)

EpisodicMaps has a pair of bundles of new maps. The first is the Medical Facilities Bundle featuring VTT-ready sci-fi maps of medical facilities including an asteroid lab, biological experimentation lab, medbay, clinic, and “mega lab”.
  • Price: $20.96 (30% off)

The second bundle from Episodic Maps is more general science fiction with a collection of ship maps including a freighter, luxury yacht, assault shuttle, and more.
  • Price: $15.72 (30% off)

If you want to get some use from those sci-fi maps but don’t want to learn a new system, SiorTapas has a bundle for Dawn of the Galaxy, science fiction rules for 5e. The bundle features the first four volumes of the release with an Introduction, Races, Classes, and Backgrounds & Feats.
  • Price: $11.10 (26% off)

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Charity Bundles and Sales

Keith Frye, the organizer of TravellerCon and member of the Traveller community, recently passed away and Independence Games joined together with several other publishers to create the Keith Frye Memorial Bundle. This bundle features the Traveller: Explorer’s Edition introductory core rulebook along with twenty other adventures, supplements, plans, and more for the Traveller roleplaying game and its system Cepheus Engine.
  • Price: $30.00 (80% off)
  • End Date: May 15, 2023
  • Charity: Medical and other final expenses for the family of Keith Frye

Prolific game designer Owen K.C. Stephens went through several health scares recently culminating in a cancer diagnosis, so there are two huge bundles raising money to help pay for his medical bills. The first bundle features over 100 PDFs including adventures, campaign guides, character options, fiction, stock art, rules expansions, maps, monster books, and a lot more for systems including 5e, 13th Age, Dusk City Outlaws, Eclipse Phase 1e, Mutants & Masterminds, Pathfinder 1e and 2e, Savage Worlds, Starfinder, and system-agnostic products from Green Ronin, Paizo, Legendary Games, Rite Publishing, Scratchpad Studios, Fat Goblin Games, and more.
  • Price: $34.95 (95% off)
  • End Date: May 15, 2023
  • Charity: Owen K.C. Stephens medical bills (all proceeds)

The second Owen’s Medical Bills Bundle has over 80 PDFs including adventures, campaign settings, character options, core rulebooks, equipment books, GM tools, monster books, and more for ACE – The Awfully Cheerful Engine, Eclipse Phase, ICONS, Mutants & Masterminds, Pathfinder 1e and 2e, Shadow of the Demon Lord, Shotguns & Sorcery: The Roleplaying Game, Spectaculars, and Starfinder from EN Publishing, Kobold Press, Posthuman Studios, Rite Publishing, Schwalb Entertainment, Ad Infinitum Adventures, and more.
  • Price: $34.95 (95% off)
  • End Date: May 15, 2023
  • Charity: Owen K.C. Stephens medical bills (all proceeds)

Over on Bundle of Holding, Liberi Gothica Games has a bundle featuring the tabletop fantasy game Fellowship. One player acts as the Overlord bent on world destruction while the other players form a coalition of heroes undertaking a perilous journey to save the day using rules based on the Apocalypse Engine. The starter collection features the base rulebook, Fellowship 2 – Inverse Fellowship, and a collection of alternative playbooks for Dungeon World while the Bonus Collection adds on Fellowship 3 – In Rebellion and Fellowship Book 4 – Generous Fellowship along with four more playbooks.
  • Price: $9.95 (72% off) with variable-cost Level-Up option
  • End Date: May 18, 2023
  • Charity: Direct Relief (10%)

For GMs looking for a quick generator for plot ideas, Larcenous Designs has the GameMaster’s Apprentice, a line of idea-generator cards from Nathan Rockwood. The base level features all three 120-card decks in PDF format to print as sheets and as individual JPG images for use with VTTs and other card-creation software, while the bonus collection adds on a further five more decks.
  • Price: $7.95 (74% off) with variable-cost Level-Up option
  • End Date: May 16, 2023
  • Charity: Direct Relief (10%)

There’s also the Tiny Dungeon Mega bundle features the TinyD6 system from Gallant Knight. The Tiny Starter Collection includes core rules for a variety of genres for the generic rules-lite RPG including Tiny Dungeon, Tiny Wastelands, Tiny Frontiers, Tiny Pirates, Tiny Gunslingers, and Tiny Living Dead. The Bonus Collection adds on Advanced Tiny Dungeon, Tiny Taverns + A La Carte, Mecha & Monsters: Evolved, Tiny Cthulhu, Tiny Supers, Tiny Spies, and the GallantVerse Campaign Guide.
  • Price: $19.95 (78% off) with variable-cost Level-Up option
  • End Date: May 8, 2023
  • Charity: Direct Relief (10%)

Fans of older editions of d20 games will want to hurry for the Mongoose Classic Play Bundle based on the 3e SRD. Each of the 256-page supplements expands on one aspect of gameplay with new options suitable for 3.x or Pathfinder games that can also be easily adapted to other fantasy RPGs. The Classic Collection features The Books of Adventuring, Dragons, Encounters, Hell, Immortals, The Planes, The Sea, and Strongholds while the Bonus Collection adds on the Renegade Wizard’s Spellbook, Cleric’s Tome, three Sea of Blood guides, two Infernal Handbooks, and three monster manuals.
  • Price: $9.95 (78% off) with variable-cost Level Up option
  • End Date: May 1, 2023 (Tomorrow!)
  • Charity: Direct Relief (10%)

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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Darryl Mott

Darryl Mott

I am not really sure what you would do with the information in Fastjack's Shadowfiles. It's a catalog of characters from the metafictional Jackpoint, how much they post, what books they posted in, when they posted within the metafiction, etc. It would make more sense as an excel file than a PDF. Even then, I don't know why you would need this. There is nothing to use or be inspired by.... unless learning that Slamm-O! is the most prolific jackpoint poster, has made 1654 posts, and his first post was January 1, 2061 is somehow useful to you.

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