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Freebies, Sales, and Charity Bundles for April 7, 2024

D&D, Pathfinder, Starfinder, Fiasco, Avatar: The Last Airbender, World of Darknesss, Chronicles of Darkness, OSR, Lego, 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!

Starting here on EN World, Roll for Combat released an April Fools download for BattleZoo Ancestries Fusions, a set of rules to combine Pathfinder 2e and 5th Edition with new heritages, ancestries, VTT tokens, and more.
  • Price: Free

Paizo also published the new sourcebook Starfinder: THE GAP, finally offering a canonical explanation for the years in between the fantasy setting of Pathfinder and the sci-fi inspired setting of Starfinder. April Fools, it’s blank!
  • Price: Free, but you can buy a hardcover version for $14.99
  • Note: Again, this is a blank book. Yes, even the hardcover version. That’s the joke.

Philip Reed Games also got in on the April Fools fun with Additional Treasures Nailed It, a supplement of item cards for Dragonbane of nothing but new variants of the Rusty Nail.
  • Price: Free, or available for purchase as POD card decks

The April Fools fun kept going to the fan content stores as well, with Divid Poetters on Storytellers Vault releasing Bielefeld Files, a crossover adventure for Changeling: The Dreaming and Mage: The Ascension drawing together the Changelings and the Technocracy.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $1.00)

Not to be outdone, Pooka G and Terry Robinson also had an April Fools product for Storytellers Vault that might even be useful with the previous one as this is Sphere of Gun for Mage: The Ascension 4th Edition and 20th Anniversary Edition.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $1.00)

Now for something a bit more serious, D&D Beyond and Lego partnered for a tie-in adventure for the big recent Dungeons & Dragons Lego set with Red Dragon’s Tale. You can also get a free set of themed dice for D&D Beyond.
  • Price: Free

Gavin Bastiensz released The Big Blind, an adventure for Candela Obscura. Head to the Fast Hare Casino in Newfaire and uncover the mystery of an enchanting woman who just can’t seem to lose.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $1.00)

We’ve got another contender in the OSR sphere with Slay the Dragon! from Hexy Studio. This starter dungeon sends the adventurers into an ancient, magical ruin to brave the deadly monsters and dangerous traps for the secret treasures hidden within.
  • Price: Free

And while Freelancer RPG from Joseph Frueauf doesn’t label itself as an OSR system, a “rules-light medieval fantasy RPG” sounds close enough in spirit if not in fact at least. The game promises lethal and fast combat with no rolling to hit, easy and streamlined political intrigue, low-fantasy and rare magic, and more.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $4.00)

Speaking of OSR, Flooded Realm Adventure Press released Oglias’s Folley, a high-level adventure for Old School Essentials where the party is sent to the private fishing lake of an excentric wizard and his cloud giant friend.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $1.00)

Raging Swan Press has One-Pager: Barrowhurst, a one-page, system-neutral fantasy adventure that’s ready to run in your favorite system after adding your own stat blocks.
  • Price: Free

Fans of the classic horror comics from EC Comics or the shows they inspired like Tales from the Crypt and Creepshow will want to check out Tales from the Terror Tomb from James “The Geek”. Get ready for a macabre yet cheesy horror fest of one-shots (as you’re unlikely to survive the monsters out to get you). Warning: Like the comics and shows it’s based on, this game loves its puns.
  • Price: Free

The King of Micro RPGs Grant Howitt is back with Dogmasters of the Wasteland from Rowan, Rook & Decard. In the year 209X, you play as a Dogmaster, a mercenary custodian of a giant dog the size of a caravan. Guide your impossibly large dog from town to town and hope it doesn’t decide to bite your arm clean off.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $3.00)

If you’re looking to make your own RPG content but need art that is made by actual humans, kirilot aka Kiril Tchangov released a bundle of lizardmen stock art with a commercial use license. Make sure to check the terms in the product description.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $1.00)

Over on Dungeonmasters Guild, Nedudgi has a massive adventure from level 1 to 20 called Ysgard Thunderdome where the denizens of the Outer Plane battle for supremacy in the combat arena.
  • Price: Free

Christopher Wallace released The Terror of Daggerford, a 3rd-level adventure lasting 4-6 hours that includes seven new monsters, two new magic items, and lots of optional rules and DM advice.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $1.00)

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. Products I could verify were released for April Fools Day have been marked as such (though I may have missed some joke products).

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. Products I could verify were released for April Fools Day have been marked as such (though I may have missed some joke products).


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.

PocketQuest 2024 is here with the theme “Heists”! There are 89 titles available on DriveThruRPG for this 25-page-or-less game jam available now.
  • Price: Many PWYW titles plus discounts up to 60% off

If you want to jump into 13th Age but aren’t sure where to start, the Crown of Axis Bundle for Roll20 and DriveThruRPG is a perfect starting point. This bundle includes the quickstart and the full core rulebook for 13th Age plus the introductory adventure Crown of Axis both in PDF format and ready to play on Roll20.
  • Price: $29.95 (19% off)

If you’ve never heard of Ponyfinder, this unofficial unlicensed “no trademarks were harmed” RPG brings the magic of My Little Pony to the Pathfinder rules. The Ponyfinder Foundry Complete Bundle includes the Ponyfinder Campaign Setting plus the sourcebooks Ponyfinder: Tribes of Everglow, Princess Luminance’s Guide to the Pony Pantheon, and Ponyfinder: The Best of the Best all set up for the Foundry VTT so that everypony can jump into the realm of Everglow right away.
  • Price: $62.96 (10% off)

When you have a game like Fate of Cthulhu, what must it mean when the bundle is called the Darkest Timelines Bundle? The bundle features nine different adventures for the Lovecraftian Fate RPG from Evil Had Productions taking place in the past, the present, and the future.
  • Price: $31.00 (21% off)


Charity Bundles and Sales

Fans of Star Trek will want to check into the Legends of Eleanora: Zephyr Against the Mist D&D live stream later this month as the celebrity guests on the stream include Todd Stashwick as DM (Captain Shaw from Star Trek Picard), Michelle Hurd (Raffi on Star Trek Picard), Wil Wheaton (Wesley Crusher on Star Trek: The Next Generation), Number One himself Jonathan Frakes (Star Trek: The Next Generation), and Deborah Ann Woll (hasn’t been on Star Trek yet but was on True Blood and Daredevil). Watch live on April 20, 2024 starting at 5:00 PM Pacific (8:00 PM Eastern, 1:00 AM BST) on MiniTerrainDomain on Twitch.

Veteran game designer Owen K.C. Stephens has posted a GoFundMe to cover the costs of his medical treatment as he fights cancer. Owen’s list of credits is more of a list of popular RPGs as he has worked on Dungeons & Dragons, Pathfinder, Starfinder, d20 Modern, Star Wars, d20 Modern, Dragon Age, and that’s just the start.
  • Charity: Owen K.C. Stephens Medical Expenses (all proceeds)

For another way to help Owen, Echelon Game Design collected so, so many titles for the Owen KC Stephens is RAD! Bundle. This bundle includes titles for Pathfinder (both editions), Starfinder, Savage Worlds, Icons, Call of Cthulhu, Song of Ice and Fire, Thieves World, Wheel of Time, D20 Modern, Dragon Age, Gamma World, and a lot, lot, lot more.
  • Price: $29.99 (97% off, total value of the bundle is over $1000)
  • Charity: Owen K.C. Stephens Medical Expenses (90% of sale price)

Over on Bundle of Holding, fans of the Chronicles of Darkness (aka “New World of Darkness”) from Onyx Path will want to look at the Dark Eras bundle. This bundle features the core rules Chronicles of Darkness 2e plus the setting book Dark Eras and a storyteller’s screen and fiction anthology, while the Bonus Collection adds on Dark Eras 2, Dark Eras Companion, and the sourcebooks Hurt Locker and Victorian Lost.
  • Price: $9.95 (80% off) with variable-cost Level Up option
  • Charity: Diana Jones Award Emerging Designer Program (10%)
  • End Date: April 18, 2024

The Fiasco bundle is back with a giant collection for the GMless storytelling game of schemes gone awry. The Starter Collection has the Fiasco Classic core rules along with the scenario collections Carolina Death Crawl, Radioactive Bison, The Climb, Out of Dodge, and Jason’s Favorite Fiascos. The Bonus Collection adds on the optional rulebook Fiasco Companion and the scenario books American Disasters, Run Fools Run, Space Post, Winterhorn, and The Skeletons.
  • Price: $9.95 (76% off) with variable-cost Level Up option
  • Charity: Mines Advisory Group (10%)
  • End Date: April 15, 2024

Free League collected together a bundle for their Ruins of Sybaroum 5e campaign setting. The Player Collection has the Ruins of Symbaroum Player’s Guide, The Art of Symbaroum, and Hidden Treasures of Davokar while the Gamemaster Collection adds on Ruins of Symbaroum GM Guide, Ruins of Symbaroum Bestiary, Ruins Adventure Compendium, Call of the Dark, and the official GM screen.
  • Price: $9.95 (75% off) with variable-cost Level Up option
  • Charity: Direct Relief (10%)
  • End Date: April 14, 2024

Goodman Games is here in the charity section for the second time this week (and won’t be the last either) with the Goodman D20 Monster Guides bundle. This bundle of D20 system/3.x sourcebooks have rules for expanding several monstrous races and rules on how to play them as player characters as well. The Minor Threats collection includes the books for Doppelgangers, Dragonkin, T-Rex, Treants, Velociraptors, and Wererats while the Major Threats collection adds on Beholders, Drow, Fey, Liches, Rakshasas, Vampires, and Werewolves.
  • Price: $9.95 (78% off) with variable-cost Level Up option
  • Charity: San Francisco-Marin Food Bank (10%)
  • End Date: April 7, 2024

Over on Humble Bundle, 3D printer owners will want to look into the massive collection of the 3D Beastmasters Compendium. This colletion 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 17, 2024

The Pathfinder 2nd Edition Guns of Alkenstar bundle looks to throw you into the Outlaws of Alkenstar Adventure Path and other gunslinging adventures in Golarion. The base level includes the digital version of the Pathfinder 2nd Edition Beginner Box, the Outlaws of Alkenstar Player’s Guide, the first adventure in the adventure path Punks in a Powder Keg, and the one-shot Head Shot the Rat. The second tier adds on the Pathfinder 2nd Edition Core Rulebook and Bestiary (the original OGL versions and not the new updated versions), the Lost Omens World Guide and Character Guide, plus the second adventure path adventure Cradles of Quarts. The third tier adds the third and final adventure The Smoking Gun, the sourcebook Guns & Gears, the setting book Impossible Lands, and the rulebooks Advanced Players Guide and GameMastery Guide plus all three adventure path adventures in VTT format for Foundry. The top tier adds on top of all that a physical copy of the Pathfinder Guns & Gears equipment book (shipping & handling additional).
  • Price: $5/$15/$30/$40 (90% off at top tier)
  • Charity: Worldbuilders Inc. (user-defined, default 5%)
  • End Date: April 11, 2024

Magpie Games has an impressive bundle this week with the Best of Magpie Games Bundle. The base tier includes six games from Magpie Games plus the trio of Fate Codex Anthology titles, the second tier adds on four books for the superhero RPG Masks: A New Generation, the telenovela RPG Pasion de las Pasiones, and three other titles, while the top tier has the big ones: the dark fairy tale series Bluebeard’s Bride, the licensed RPG based on the board game of woodland critters at war Root, and the powerhouse licensed title Avatar Legends with the core rulebook, Wan Shi Tong’s Adventure Guide sourcebook, the adventure An Urgent Request set during the Roku Era, and the Avatar Legends Starter Set not just in digital format but also the physical boxed set (shipping not included)
  • Price: $5/$15/$25 (94% off at top tier)
  • Charity: Child’s Play (user-defined, default 5%)
  • End Date: April 13, 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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