Freebies, Sales, and Charity Bundles for August 13, 2023

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.

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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 with the Miskatonic Repository, Jim Phelps released We Dream of Flying, a modern-day Call of Cthulhu scenario for 4-6 investigators designed for a single session. Each of you have boarded Flight 19 from Los Angeles to Tokyo, only to face a deep mystery centered on the sorrow of a lonely little girl.
  • Price: Free

James Handley released the Primrose Core Rulebook, a full RPG system using a d10 dice pool system where players take on the roles of woodland critters such as mice, squirrels, hares, moles, badgers, rats, and weasels living in their own communities in the isolated small peninsula of the Primrose Territories, inspired by works such as Redwall and Mouse Guard.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $10.00)

Hill Giant has a new system-neutral adventure Witches for Dinner, placing the party scrambling to exterminate a local witch who has ruined the harvest. This back pocket adventure is designed to run as a one-shot with minimal prep kept in your back pocket in case you need a last-minute game.
  • Price: Free

If you’re looking for pre-generated characters for Savage Worlds Adventure Edition, Todd D. Peters released ten fantasy characters at novice level ready to use, just pick the name, appearance, gender, background, and personality and you’re ready to go.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $0.00)

Want to make your own 3D terrain but don’t have a 3D printer? Papersmith Workshop released a new Tavern Bar Counter ready to be printed out in any standard 2D printer and a bit of work with a craft knife and glue to create a 50mm x 40mm x 70mm set piece.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $1.00)

Simon Carryer Games has an OSR adventure The Great Dwarf Road sending the adventurers to reclaim the fabled trade route from the dangers that have taken it over for Labrynth Lord, Dungeon Crawl Classics, Old-School Essentials, and other OSR systems.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $3.00)

Players of the Entromancy cyberpunk fantasy RPG will want to look at a pair of tools from Nightpath Publishing, starting with Struct, an innovative system for GM-less or GM-lite games and a new character creator for the system, both available for Windows PCs with an online web-based version available for other platforms.
  • Price: Free

Gold Tree Tales released Ultimate Dungeon Warrior: Children of Asgorath, a 5e adventure for 5th-level characters taking place in the plane of Nasrid where the magically active dominate the lands and pluck adventurers from across the multiverse to compete in their deadly dungeon competitions for their entertainment.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $3.95)

While Pathfinder 2nd Edition Remaster has removed the magical schools reflected in the new spells in the Rage of Elements book, Arturo Serrano wants to make sure that those rules are available for those who want them with Spell Schools: Classifications for Rage of Elements that lists spell schools for all the new spells.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $0.50)

Over on Dungeonmasters Guild, Ed Shatto expands on the Magic Item Anthology collection with the 27th volume of new magic items.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $0.00)

If you’ve got a necromancer at your table, you know the hassles that their craving for an undead army can cause when it comes time to roll initiative. Firbolg Factory released A Wizardly Guide to Dead Squads, an alternate rules system with homebrew magic items to make the management of your player’s wizard characters’ undead servants easier.
  • Price: Free

If you need a quick encounter for your 5th-level game, Jesse Charle has The Unseen Stalker in a two-page mini-adventure ready to drop in your underground campaign pitting the party against a deadly umber hulk.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $0.50)

Zakariah wants to fatten your spellbooks with Az’s Tome of Witchcraft 2nd Edition, a collection of 93 spells updated with tweaks to the previous edition’s spells plus 35 new ones for this update.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $5.00)

That’s now all from Zakariah as we have not one but two locations ready to drop into your game. The first is Stonebrookheim, the ruins of a once-great city brought down by a clash of arcane forces still populated by the survivors. The second is the small village of Ambermoor resting on the cliffs overlooking the vast sea.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $0.50 each)

You may have heard that the newest D&D book Bigby Presents: Glory of the Giants will feature stats for a giant goose…but if that isn’t enough for your dangerous avian needs, Tricks Ter has The God of All Chickens - A Humorous and Scary Mini-Boss for Your Next Campaign with four monster stat blocks for these fowl fiends.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $0.50)

Over on Storytellers Vault, Ingrid Rutkowski released Hearthbound Tribe Supplement for every edition of Werewolf: The Apocalypse (seriously, 1e, 2e, Revised, 20th Anniversary, and 5e) featuring a new Tribe that venerates the ideals of Shantar, patron of inventiveness and creativity, and keeper of The Loom.
  • Price: Pay What You Want ($2.99)

We’ve got more classes and subclasses for this week’s lightning round. As always, all products are free or pay what you want with the suggested price in parentheses.

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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.

Dungeonmasters running games for the official D&D organized play Adventure League will want to check out Dungeonmasters Guild’s Adventure League Sale offering discounts on over 1200 adventures and AL-legal sourcebooks.
  • Price: 25% off
  • End Date: August 18, 2023

And Storytellers Vault has the Summer of Darkness Sale with discounts on almost 500 titles from the community content program for World of Darkness covering pretty much every game in the line plus several official releases from White Wolf and Onyx Path,
  • Price: 25% off
  • End Date: August 31, 2023

A few new Roll20 bundles popped up on DriveThruRPG this week, starting with the Tal’Dorei Campaign Setting Reborn from Darrington Press. This bundle includes the PDF of the campaign book and the Roll20 VTT conversion for the Critical Role campaign setting.
  • Price: $51.98 (20% off)

The horror/sci-fi OSR RPG Mothership is finally out from Tuesday Knight Games, and there are two Roll20 bundles for the system. The first is the Starter Bundle with the Mothership core rules for Roll20 and the PDFs for Mothership: Player’s Survival Guide and the adventure The Haunting of Ypsilon 14.
  • Price: $19.98 (20% off)

There’s also the PDF and Roll20 bundle for the Mothership adventure module Dead Planet featuring a derelict ship, a planet crawl of a dead planet, a generator for making more derelict ships, many random tables, and more.
  • Price: $18.38 (20% off)

We also have a Roll20 bundle for the 5e conversion of the popular Modern D20 system from Evil Genius Games, Everyday Heroes.
  • Price: $43.18 (20% off)

If you prefer Foundry for your virtual tabletop, Elven Tower has a trio of 5e adventure bundles including the PDF and the Foundry VTT conversion, In the Hall of the Mountain King, Die with Your Boots On, and Curse of the Eternal Undead.
  • Price: $13.90 each (13% off)

Over on Dungeonmasters Guild, DMSlash collected everything published by the author on the site into a bundle with a steep discount including over 20 new subclasses plus magic item compendiums, new feat options, and more..
  • Price: $22.49 (57% off)


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Charity Bundles and Sales

Sleepy Sasquatch Games has a fundraiser going on Itch.io for Gizmo, a 12-year-old dog with ongoing medical issues. The bundle includes four solo RPGs, Wandering Dreams for eldritch horror, Courier about a post-apocalyptic delivery person, GLIDE about sci-fi exploration, and the sword and sorcery Wandering Souls.
  • Price: $19.00 (50% off)
  • Charity: Medical care for Gizmo
  • End Date: September 30, 2023

Cave Dweller Music has a charity sampler on Bandcamp featuring almost 50 “dungeon synth” music tracks from a variety of artists perfect for your RPG soundscape or as background music while doing prep. The purchase price includes unlimited streaming via the Bandcamp app plus DRM-free downloads in mp3 and FLAC formats.
  • Price: $7.00
  • Charity: National Center of Transgender Equality (All proceeds)
  • End Date: August 31, 2023

If the Kickstarter for Shadow of the Weird Wizard has you intrigued but you can’t wait for the release or you want the more adult-oriented grimdark original, Bundle of Holding partnered with Schwalb Entertainment for not one but two bundles for Shadow of the Demon Lord. The first features a starter collection with the Shadow of the Demon Lord core rules along with the Demon Lord’s Companion GM guide, the religion sourcebook Uncertain Faith, the introductory adventure Dark Deeds in Last Hope, and the Demon Lord Screen. The Bonus Collection adds on six more sourcebooks and adventures.
  • Price: $7.95 (81% off) with variable-cost Level Up option
  • Charity: Wildlife Conservation Society (10%)
  • End Date: August 31, 2023

And if you want to expand your library for Shadows of the Demon Lord, the Demon Lord Legacies Bundle has 5 Legends of Shadow, 4 Paths of Shadow, and 17 Poisoned Pages along with a Bonus Collection featuring 21 Monstrous Pages, the magic sourcebook Occult Philosophe, and the full campaign Queen of Gold.
  • Price: $12.95 (79% off) with variable-cost Level Up option
  • Charity: Wildlife Conservation Society (10%)
  • End Date: August 31, 2023

Green Ronin has a pair of bundles for the romantic fantasy RPG Blue Rose. First, the return of the Blue Rose bundle featuring the core rulebook plus two adventure books with the Bonus Collection adding on the setting book Aldis: City of the Blue Rose, the Blue Rose Narrator’s Kit, and three more adventure books.
  • Price: $7.95 (79% off) with variable-cost Level Up option
  • Charity: Pride Foundation (10%)
  • End Date: August 21, 2023

The other bundle for Blue Rose is the Aldean Adventures bundle with four adventure books, three one-shot adventures with Six of Cups, Nightmare Rider, and Flight of the Snow Pearl plus the full-length campaign Envoys to the Mount.
  • Price: $9.95 (79% off)
  • Charity: Pride Foundation (10%)
  • End Date: August 21, 2023

The Index Card RPG Bundle is back from Runehammer Games. This modular toolset lets you construct your own campaign in almost any genre using simple, fast-playing rules (including the unique Banana Movement system where your character can move the length of a banana and perform an action or move banana-length-plus by taking their entire turn). The basic bundle includes the Index Card RPG Master Edition, ICRPG Worlds, and the pre-gen character collection Heroes of the Hammer while the Bonus Collection adds on the World Map Poster Pack, 4 Index Card settings, 2 Thaumavore adventures, and the cyberpunk setting book Altered State.
  • Price: $9.95 (74% off) with variable-cost Level Up option
  • Charity: Direct Relief (10%)
  • End Date: August 14, 2023

On Humble, Paizo brings you fiction from the world of Golarian with the Pathfinder Tales Bundle of fiction novels from the Pathfinder setting. This bundle features 41 novels at the top tier readable on any device with titles of adventure, intrigue, action, horror, and more from authors including F. Wesleyt Schneider, Elaine Cunningham, Robin D. Laws, Richard Lee Byers, James L. Sutter, and more.
  • Price: $5/$15/$25 (86% off at top tier)
  • Charity: Comic Books for Kids! (user-defined, default 5%)
  • End Date: August 31, 2023

The Tabletop RPG Resources Bundle on Humble is a goldmine of material for players and DMs alike for a variety of genres of roleplaying game. This collection of books is full of system-neutral random tables, plot seeds, and backstory ideas for any game genre you can think of from fantasy to science fiction to science fantasy to post-apocalypse to wild west to modern day to 1920s gangster to ancient historical to cyberpunk to steampunk and everything in between as well as full campaign settings and guides to creating worlds from scratch.
  • Price: $1/$10/$18 (90% off at top-tier)
  • Charity: Extra Life/Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (user-defined, default 5%)
  • End Date: September 2, 2023

Hero Lab has the Essential Character Management Tools for Pathfinder giving you access to Lone Wolf Development’s character and campaign management system. The base tier gets you the core rules, access to Hero Lab Online, and 3 months of service time while the mid tier adds on the Gamemaster Guide, Lost Omens: Ancestry Guide, and an additional three months of service and the final top tier adds the Advanced Player’s Guide, Bestiary 1, and multiple adventures for a total of 25 packages.
  • Price: $5/$15/$24 (92% off at top tier)
  • Charity: The Trevor Project (user-defined, default 5%)
  • End Date: August 24, 2023

If you’ve ever been curious about the newest edition of one of the original science fiction RPGs, the Traveller Bundle from Mongoose Publishing features a full library for the system. The base level includes the condensed Traveller: Explorer’s Edition core rules and the adventure Reach: Marooned on Marduk while the second tier adds on the full Traveller Core Rulebook Update 2022, the novel The King is Dead, and three more adventures in the Reach campaign and the top tier adds on more novels and four sourcebooks making an almost complete library for the Traveller system.
  • Price: $1/$10/$18 (94% off at top tier)
  • Charity: Cancer Research UK (user-defined, default 5%)
  • End Date: August 23, 2023

If you’re excited for Baldur’s Gate 3 but can’t jump in right away, Humble has a video game collection that might help ease your wait with the Baldur’s Gate & Beyond Bundle. The base level includes Icewind Dale: Enhanced Edition and Planescape: Torment Enhanced Edition while the full bundle adds in Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition, Baldur’s Gate II: Enhanced Edition, Baldur’s Gate: Siege of Draognspear, and the Faces of Good and Evil portrait expansion plus Neverwinter Nights: Enhanced Edition and Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous.
  • Price: $6/$12 (94% off at top tier)
  • Charity: Active Minds (user-defined, default 5%)
  • End Date: August 16, 2023

Modiphius has a bundle of their licensed properties based on Bethesda video games including 3D printer files. The base tier includes the Fallout: The Roleplaying Game Starter Set along with a STL file for Battle and Cappy, the mascots of NukaWorld, while the other two tiers add on Fallout: The Roleplaying Game Core Rulebook, Dishonored Roleplaying Game, two Astoundingly Awesome Tales expansions for Fallout, and ten more collections of Fallout and Elder Scrolls terrain and figures for 3D printers.
  • Price: $1/$10/$18 (94% off at top tier)
  • Charity: International Rescue Committee (user-defined, default 5%)
  • End Date: August 17, 2023


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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