Freebies, Sales, and Charity Bundles for December 10, 2023

D&D, Pathfinder, OSR, Shadowdark, Mork Borg, Shadowrun, GURPS, Campaign Cartographer map making software, 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.

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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 here on EN World, Ewan Cummins aka Norker released the first issue of The Grey Grimoire, a new fansize for the classic D&D setting Greyhawk with new items, monsters, lore, adventures, and more supporting multiple editions of D&D.
  • Price: Free

On DriveThruRPG, Goodman Games released their DCC Day 2023 Adventure Pack with two adventures for Dungeon Crawl Classics, the level 1 adventure The Rift of Seeping Night and the 2nd level adventure Grave of the Gearwright.
  • Price: Free

Philip Reed Games posted a new system-agnostic seasonal adventure A Dozen Sugary Rumors that pits the players against the growing evil of the Gingerbread Men.
  • Price: Free

There’s more holiday fun with the adventure Christmas Goons from Skavenloft for the Tunnel Goons RPG. The wizard Santiclous is on the search for a mysterious artifact to light the top of his Christmas tree and seeks the help of the party. Also available in Polish.
  • Price: Free

With the holiday scheduling nightmares hitting gaming groups hard, Universe Ball Anthology has a nice light system for a one-shot duet play with Hearts & Bolts: A Cyberpunk RPG About Dating Robots. As in humans dating robots, not robots that are dating one another.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $1.00)

If you’re looking for a one-shot that’s a bit different, Social Turtle Games has You Are a Cat, and You Suck. This fail-forward diceless one-page RPG places the entire group playing a single cat who left the house to get a precious, delicious whole salmon.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $5.00)

Over on Dungeonmasters Guild, TiredOrc posted The Witching Bear, an adventure meant to be added to Curse of Strahd but can be used in any Ravenloft game that places the 4th to 5th level party in the town of Vallaki on the trail of the partner of a wolf hunter who has gone missing.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $0.00)

A. B. Funing released Spirit of the Festival of Lights, a holiday-themed adventure for 2nd to 4th level parties where a toy store owner has summoned a Festival of Light spirit to add some cheer for the season only for things to go wrong and the possessed toys and sweets have run amok. Also available in German.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $1.99)

Yuriy Shikhanovich posted the beginner adventure The Library meant for 3rd level characters specifically designed to introduce the more varied aspect of D&D such as social encounters, puzzles, exploration, and more.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $1.99)

Looks like people are starting to take advantage of the open license from Free League for the Year Zero Engine as the adventure These Nightmares of Ours from Jim Critical is the first I’ve seen so far. This Twilight: 2000 encounter is a nightmare sequence that sends the party against a gauntlet of enemies before they can’t handle anymore and wake up with stress based on their success or failure.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $1.00)

If you’ve picked up Darrington Press’s Candela Obscura, you’ll be interested in the release from Nostromo’s Reliquary The Second Circle, a short assignment that sends the team after a lost group of other investigators after they disappeared.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $5.00)

And Nostromo’s Reliquary has more Candela Obscura adventure with If It Bleeds, It Leads focused on hunting down a vengeful serial killer.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $5.00)

RDSouth released a full RPG system Here Be Monsters designed to create a retro nostalgic feel with a completely new 394-page system that does warn there will be algebra.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $5.00)

Bainrit also has a new game system with Living Lands where players take on the roles of Biomancers using “organic augmentations to alter their physiology in order to adapt to the harsh landscapes, channel the land to perform feats of magic, and bond with symbiotes that fight beside them.”
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $1.00)

There’s a new issue of The Pauper’s Page, an Old-School Essentials zine from Downsized Press. Vol 1 Issue 8 includes a new campaign setting, new items, roll tables, NPCs, mini-encounters, gamemaster tips, and more.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $1.00)

The first Lightning Round this week features gamemaster/DM resources like monsters, 3d printable minis, maps, and more. All products are Free or pay-what-you-want with the price in parentheses.

And the second Lighting Round is for player resources like races/heritages/species, classes, subclasses, and more. All products are Free or pay-what-you-want with the price in parentheses.
  • Unsculpted Soul (5e Sorcerer subclass) from Zakariah ($1.00)
  • Herbalist (5e Artificer subclass) from Alessio Raeli ($0.50)
  • College of Warfare (5e Bard subclass) from Zakariah ($0.50)
  • Arachnae (5e species) from IamSposta ($1.00)
  • Tortle Dual Origin (5e species) from Chronicles of lost Tomes ($0.00)
  • Saint Butcher (Mork Borg class) from Blasted Tower Games ($2.00)
  • Orc (Class/Race for Old-School Essentials) from Ravensley Productions ($1.00)
  • Merrymaker (Class fro CY_BORG) from B.J. Keeton ($1.00)
  • Plague Doctor (Profession for Dragonbane) from Rocket Punch Press ($1.00)
  • Dungeon Chef (Class for Shadowdark) from Alto Tempes Creative Curios ($1.00)

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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.

Starting on Itch.io, the Ind of the Year 2023 bundle is a tiered collection of a wide variety of RPGs from different genres including horror, sci-fi, cyberpunk, modern-day, cozycore, classical era historical, experimental, post-apocalyptic, and a lot more including the obligatory variant of Bladefish. The bundle starts at $10 for 10 games and, for every $10 more you spend, you get another 10 more games up to 50 total.
  • Price: $10 (86% off)
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  • $50 (85% of)
  • End Date: January 2, 2023

Explorer’s Guild Publishing collected the Expanded Kobold Hoard bundle, well over a dozen sourcebooks, adventures, map collections, random tables, and more for several different RPGs including 5e, Pathfinder 1e and 2e, OSR, and Cogent Roleplay.
  • Price: $14.99 (76% off)

Raging Swan Press has a trio of bundles from 2021 updated with even bigger discounts starting with the 2021 5e Megabundle with well over 50 products for 5e including adventures, random tables, locations, drop-in encounters, monsters, villains, and more.
  • Price: $19.99 (90% off)

The 2021 Pathfinder 1 Megabundle also has over 50 products, this time for Pathfinder 1st Edition with a lot of the same products for the different rules system.
  • Price: $20.04 (90% off)

And the 2021 OST Megabundle from Raging Swan Press features over 50 products, again full of drop-in encounters, monsters, NPCs, adventures, and more.
  • Price: $20.04 (90% off)

Heroic Maps has the December 2023 Grab Bag with ten different maps ready for any VTT or in PDF format for printing including fords, bridges, fae council meetings, mines, hell, airship docks, and a lot more.
  • Price: $27.00 (60% off)

And if you want even more maps, CZRPG has their Map Mega Bundle with over one hundred maps covering almost any type of fantasy environment you can think of with multiple formats for each map between different lighting options, times, and gridded vs. gridless.
  • Price: $29.94 (89% off)

If you’re an RPG publisher or considering making your own content to sell, Diane Ramic has the Fantasy Stock Art Mega Bundle with over 150 pieces of fantasy stock art complete with a commercial license (check the terms to be sure your use is cover).
  • Price: $200.00 (74% off)

Realm Diver posted a bundle for OSR and retro fans featuring a pair of map packs remasterd from the classic “black box” adventures and a pair of new classes for the BECMI era of Dungeons & Dragons.
  • Price: $6.95 (19% off)

The Savage Worlds sci-fi setting Titan Effect has a PDF/VTT bundle for the Foundary tabletop. “Psychics and bio-augmented humans work as spies and soldiers on behalf of criminal organizations, private military companies, and secret societies in a covert war that has been raging for decades.”
  • Price: $26.98 (36% off)

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Charity Bundles and Sales

Over on Bundle of Holding, there’s a new Blades in the Dark bundle with the core rulebook and five resource decks to help quickly create heists, settings, and more. The Forced Collection add-on increase four Forged in the Dark adventures including the fantasy-Renaissance Court of Blades, the Dwarf Fortress-inspired Mountain Home, the solo RPG A Torch in the Dark, and dinosaurs in space Kosmosaurs.
  • Price: $14.95 (79% off) with variable-cost Level Up option
  • Charity: Diana Jones Emerging Designer Program (10%)
  • End Date: January 3, 2024

Steve Jackson Games has the Dungeon Fantasy Starter Collection for their GURPS-powered fantasy RPG. The bundle includes the Dungeon Fantasy core rulebook, Dungeon Fantasy Companion, Dungeon Planner, and GM Screen. The Bonus Collection adds on volumes 2 and 3 of Dungeon Fantasy Companion, two volumes of Dungeon Fantasy Magic Items, and Dungeon Fantasy Monsters 2.
  • Price: $17.95 (75% off) with variable-cost Level Up option
  • Charity: Direct Relief (10%)
  • End Date: January 4, 2024

Mike Shea aka Sly Flourish has a bundle of his Lazy Dungeon Master series of advice books. The Lazy Collection includes Sly Flourish’s DM Tips, The Lazy Dungeon Master, Return of the Lazy Dungeon Master, and a workbook to help you cut down on prep time. You can also see these techniques in action with the add-on Fantastic Collection with the adventure Ruins of the Grendleroot and the trio of Fantastic Adventures books with Fantastic Adventures, Fantastic Locations, and Fantastic Lairs with 23 boss battles.
  • Price: $5.95 (72% off) with variable-cost Level Up option
  • Charity: Direct Relief (10%)
  • End Date: December 19, 2023

I’m so sorry for the length, but there’s another Shadowrun bundle so you know I’ve got a lot to say. The Shadowrun Third Edition MegaBundle lives up to its name featuring the Shadowrun Third Edition Core Rulebook along with the “core sourcebooks” (technically rules expansions but considered by most players essential) of the Shadowrun Companion, Man & Machine (cyberware), Cannon Companion (guns and combat), Magic in the Shadows (magic), Matrix (decking), and Rigger 3 (vehicles and drones) plus the world update State of the Art: 2063 and 2064, the GM screen and Critters supplement, and the introductory adventure collection First Run. And that’s just the core collection as the setting collection adds on fifteen more supplements including the setting introduction book Sprawl Survival Guide (sure there’s rules in it but its strength is bringing the Sixth World to life), the setting books Shadows of North America, Shadows of Asia, and New Seattle, the adventure hook filled event books Renraku Arcology Shutdown, Year of the Comet, and System Failure, the NPC collection Mr. Johnson’s Little Black Book, the adventures Brainscan and Corporate Punishment, and because somebody’s mistake is your gain, the 2nd Edition books Aztlan, Corporate Shadowfiles (which is an incredible guide on the sort of shenanigans megacorporations can get up to), and the just fun to read Paranormal Animals of Europe. Oh and if you want to play Shadowrun Sixth World Edition, a lot of these books are still useful as background lore and worldbuilding.
  • Price: $24.95 (73% off) with variable-cost Level Up option
  • Charity: Electronic Frontier Foundation (10%)
  • End Date: December 27, 2023

If you’re looking for a new TPG to try, the Cornucopia 2023 Bundle has four core rulebooks with the dimension-hopping Agents of Concordia, the occult Gumshoe game Casting the Runes, and the superhero RPG Spectaculars, and the game exploring the mundanity of space travel Apollo 47 Technical Handbook. The Bonus Collection adds on Outgunned, Into the Odd Remastered, Unbound, and World Wide Wrestling.
  • Price: $14.95 (78% off) with variable-cost Level Up option
  • Charity: Diana Jones Award Emerging Designer Program (10%)
  • End Date: December 14, 2023

The Sine Nomine Corebooks Bundle features Stars Without Number and Cities Without Number plus the campaign setting books Other Dust and Spears of the Dawn. The Bonus Collection adds on Worlds Without Number Deluxe Edition plus the setting book Wolves of God: Adventures in Dark Ages England, and horror RPG Silent Legions, and the duet play guidebook Scarlet Heroes.
  • Price: $12.95 (74% off) with variable-cost Level Up option
  • Charity: Benzie Food Partners Food Pantry (10%)
  • End Date: December 12, 2023

Over on Humble, the Ultimate RPG Guides is having a limited-time holiday encore. This book collection features advice on running a game, worldbuilding, gameplay, character creation (as in background and character design, not min-maxing), mythology, cookbooks, and a lot more to help you improve your game sessions. This bundle is available for a very limited time and is only available as supplies of the rewards last.
  • Price: $1/$10/$23 (93% off at top tier)
  • Charity: charity: water (user-defined, default 5%)
  • End Date: December 10, 2023 LAST DAY!!

The big bundle from Humble this week though is the Pathfinder 2nd Edition Legacy Bundle from Paizo. Thsi bundle features a full library of Pathfinder 2e books in their original, non-remaster format with all the OGL content still in. The base level gets you the Beginner Box while the second tier adds in the Core Rulebook and Bestiary 1 & 2 and the top tier gets you Bestiary 3, Advanced Player's Guide, and GameMastery Guide plus a lot more for a total of 25 books. Also spread throughout the tiers is the complete Age of Ashes adventure path plus several stand-alone adventures, map packs, and Lost Omens setting guides and player option books.
  • Price: $5/$15/$25 (95% off at top tier)
  • Charity: Comic Books for Kids! (user-defined, default 5%)
  • End Date: December 28, 2023

This is a new one as I don’t think I’ve seen solo RPGs hit this mainstream, but here we are with The Solo RPG Library by Parts Per Million. The base tier includes five games including Light Fantasy Solo and D20 Solo. The mid-tier adds on Mech Rider (powered by Lancer), Solitude (powered by Chivalry and Sorcery), Adventuring Alone (powered by Hero Kids), and six more titles. And the top tier offers a total of 42 items adding on Alone in the Dark (solo Forged in the Dark), Old School Solo (solo Old-School Essentials), Solo Adventures (solo Stars Without Numbers), Solo FATE, SURP: Solo Universal Role Play (solo GURPS), and a whole lot more.
  • Price: $1/$10/$18 (91% off at top tier)
  • Charity: buildOn (user-defined, default 5%)
  • End Date: December 16, 2023

The Cartographer’s Vault Bundle has been extended again with the full-featured software designed specifically for creating maps for TTRPGs. The base level includes five maps as examples of what you can make, the second tier adds on 13 more map collections, and the top-tier adds on eight more map collections plus a lifetime license to the Campaign Cartographer 3+ software complete with a random dungeon generator.
  • Price: $1/$25/$30 (92% off at top tier)
  • Charity: charity:water (user-defined, default 5%)
  • End Date: December 11, 2023 TWO DAYS LEFT!!

Kobold Press and other publishers have collected together the 5th Edition Mega Bundle featuring over 70 titles at the highest tier which has been extended for yet ANOTHER week! This bundle features setting books, monster books, adventures, character options, zines, resources, and a lot more all ready to be added to your 5e games.
  • Price: $1/$15/$25 (98% off at top tier)
  • Charity: International Medical Corps (user-defined, default 5%)
  • End Date: December 15, 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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