Freebies, Sales, and Charity Bundles for February 11, 2024

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!

Skavenloft released Greenwood Outlaws, a Forged in the Dark game designed for cinematic one-shot play set in a medieval-inspired world inhabited by anthropomorphic animals. So yes, you can play in the world of Disney’s Robin Hood. Also available in Polish.
  • Price: Free

There were so many full RPGs released this week free or PWYW, starting with Trollish Delver’s Games Nightblade, an OSR fantasy system inspired by D&D Basic, 5e, and 13th Age with all the rules available on just four pages.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $2.00)

Murkdice released the second edition of Mud & Blood, a dark fantasy RPG on two pages, one page for players and one for GMs with character sheets that can fit on a tarot card.
  • Price: Free

Gnome Made Games asks why you should play as a mere mortal when you could be Playing God with this preview edition of the game. Choose your domain, origin, and symbol as you become a god playable either with or without a GM.
  • Price: Free

The feudal Japanese-inspired RPG Yokai from Ink Blade Publishing lets you explore the lands of Japan hunting down evil spirits with a unique asymmetrical gameplay where the GM becomes an adversarial player once the party enters the Yokai domain as the GM takes over the role of the Yokai with random generation used for the traps, monsters, and environmental changes.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $1.00)

Erik L. Staehle’s The Realm of Legends is a d20 system game inspired by gaming of the 70s and 80s. The 402-page book features everything you need to play in multiple genres including fantasy, sci-fi, and horror.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $8.00)

If you’d like to dabble in some cosmic horror without committing to the dense rules systems out there, Operant Game Lab has a rules-light system with Hideous Truth. Grab a chess set and a deck of cards and prepare to run for your lives.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $2.00)

Fans of Mike Shea’s Lazy DM series who want to take advantage of his system of low-prep gamemastery will want to grab The Lazy RPG Prep Worksheet from Copperpoint Publishing. The two-page worksheet walks you through all eight steps of the process so you can be even more lazy with your prep.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $1.99)

Some of my favorite niche products are when experts in a particular field bring their knowledge to tabletop roleplaying, and Druid GM Designs is doing just that with A Paleontologist’s Guide to Running Prehistoric Beasts by Dr. Jess Miller-Camp with, as it says, expert advice on how to more realistically run prehistoric animals in your game regardless of system.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $1.00)

If you like the cyberpunk RPG CY_BORG but felt that the cybernetics system could use a bit more exploration, WillGriff has All Roads Lead to Chrome, an overthaul of the system with new and revised rules, 20 new pieces of cyberware, 20 malfunctions that can go wrong when cyberware is damaged, a new job, and more.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $2.53)

This week also brought us a variety of different adventures. Zac Betches released the 5e adventure A Mystery at Amnesty designed for larger parties (6 to 9 2nd Level characters) to investigate the disappearance of all the citizens of the desert town of Amnesty.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $5.00)

William Gregg released #JustNecromancerThings, an adventure for “any d100 medieval fantasy roll-under system like WFRP or Zweihander” that sends the party fo the town of Stirsflal to help a necromancer find true love.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $5.00)

Gildor Games looks to celebrate the under-appreciated classes of other fantasy RPG systems with the adventure The Stone of Roc Rock for the Elemental RPG. Five underdog heroes consisting of a druid, illusionist, assassin, bard, and monk must brave the spider-haunted Charcoal Forest and the harrowing Spattered Lands as they seek the legendary Stone of Roc Rock.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $1.00)

Highlander Labs has a Pathfinder adventure that’s ready for a party at any level from 1 to 16. No, that’s not a typo, level one to level sixteen. A Cold Brew sends the party on a quest that has them scaling mountains and trudging through knee-deep snow with maps ready to print or import to your favorite VTT, handouts, and a printer-friendly black-and-white version of the PDF with images removed.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $2.50)

Over on Dungeonmasters Guild, if you’re looking to take on the adventure for Curse of Strahd, there’s a variety of new tools to help you out starting with Root of Evil – A Companion to the Vines of Wrath. This supplement updates “The Vines of Wrath” encounter with the Wizard of Wine with a new minigame dealing with the curse of the Gulthias Staff.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $1.50)

If you want more ways to spice up 5e’s Ravenloft campaign, David Dudhill has a series titled Curse of Strahd Rebitten featuring updates, expansions, and replacements for a wide variety of moments from the adventure including Valentine’s Day – Festival of True Love, a guide to Session Zero for the campaign, expanded storylines for The Final Battle, a streamlined and more challenging Death House, and, of course, the dinner party Dinner with the Devil.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $3.00 for Festival of True Love, $0.50 each for all others)

Robert Swanson released The Elves Tell Lies, an adventure for a party of 3rd, 6th, or 11th level involved in the intrigue of the Koroko Dynasty after the revelation of their dark secret.
  • 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 with the suggested price in parentheses.

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.

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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 Guild has a sale on Adventure League modules with discounts on over 1400 organized play ready adventures from a wide variety of designers.
  • Price: 25% off
  • End Date: February 20, 2024

Cubicle 7’s Uncharted Journeys is a 5e rules expansion with new rules expanding journeys and travel. Adapted from the rules for Adventures in Middle-earth for 5e, the book includes almost 2000 journey encounters across 16 different regions along with new rules for expanding on journeys and options for creating ancient ruins to discover. This bundle collects the PDF for the book along with the Roll20 VTT integration.
  • Price: $29.99 (50% off)

Bwilder Games collected all of their products into a single bundle for a huge discount on 40 adventures, supplements, map packs, and more for Dungeons & Dragons, Pathfinder, and other fantasy RPGs.
  • Price: $25.00 (52% off)

If you’re the type who likes bending 5e to other genres, RPGGamer is here to help with the Modern Horror Classes for 5e bundle featuring classes for a contemporary setting including the Police Officer, Private Detective, Occult Scholar, Tech Specialist, Medium, and more.
  • Price: $10.50 (50% off)

And if you’re going to run a modern horror game, you’ll need some monsters specifically for a contemporary setting. RPGGamer’s ready for that as well with the Creatures for Modern Horror bundle featuring five sourcebooks with modern horror monsters.
  • Price: $7.50 (50% off)

What good is a modern horror story if there’s not a message about how the true villain is man? RPGGamer also has the Villains for Modern Horror bundle with seven collections of NPCs ready to pit against your party.
  • Price: $7.00 (50% off)

Strong puzzles can be difficult to plan out, so thankfully drag-n-drop games has a bundle to help out with The Book of Puzzles Bundle featuring a dozen books with puzzles based on locks, potions, runes, floors, elementals, doors, dungeons, and more suitable for any fantasy RPG and some other genres of RPG.
  • Price: $19.99 (67% off)

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Charity Bundles and Sales

The Solo but Not Alone 4 bundle is available on Itch.io featuring over 100 solo RPGs. From traditional games of fantasy, science fiction, and superheroes to “no trademarks were harmed” versions of Pokemon, Blade Runner, and more to the mundane like orientation at a corporate job and the perils of home ownership to the more esoteric where you watch human events from the POV of a slime and selling books to animals. There’s also a help spreadsheet to keep track of all the games and filter by genre, age-appropriateness, and content.
  • Price: $10.00 (97% off)
  • Charity: Take This mental health resources (All proceeds)
  • End Date: March 9, 2024

Also on Itch.io is the TTRPG Bundle of Trans Youth collected by Riley who hoped to raise money after her local trans youth group’s grant wasn’t renewed. The bundle features 119 indie RPGs and solo games ranging from mystery to horror to pop culture to sci-fi to romance to drama and a lot more including even a couple of 5e supplements.
  • Price: $5 (99% off)
  • Charity: Emerge, Birmingham LGBT (all proceeds)
  • End Date: March 8, 2024

Over on Bundle of Holding, there is a trio of bundles for HERO System and its spinoff games starting with the Early Champions Bundle. Pick up the first three editions of the classic superhero RPG along with five early enemy books, the Gadgets sourcebook, and the Champions II and Champions III rules expansions. The Bonus Collection adds on every single book available for these three editions of Champions including Strike Force, Super-Agents, Golden Age of Champions, 5 organization books, 12 adventures, and Autoduel Champions.
  • Price: $14.95 (80% off) with variable-cost Level Up option
  • Charity: Diana Jones Award Emerging Designer Program (10%)
  • End Date: February 27, 2024

The second bundle is the Early HERO System Bundle featuring five non-superhero RPG books including Justince Inc, Espionage! & Danger International, Fantasy Hero 1e, Star Hero 1e, and Robot Warriors. The Supplement Collection adds on 2 Justice Inc. supplements, 5 Espionage & DI books, 3 Fantasy HERO 1e supplements, the Hero System Bestiary, Robot Gladiators, and The Armory.
  • Price: $9.95 (81% off) with variable-cost Level Up option
  • Charity: Diana Jones Award Emerging Designer Program (10%)
  • End Date: February 27, 2024

And the final of the three HERO System bundles is the HERO Magazines bundle with the first twenty issues of the official periodical of Champions and the HERO System. The Bonus Collection adds on the issues #21-47, Adventurer’s Club #1-27, and Haymaker Archives #17.
  • Price: $7.95 (82% off) with variable-cost Level Up option
  • Charity: Diana Jones Award Emerging Designer Program (10%)
  • End Date: February 27, 2024

Storybrewers Roleplaying posted a bundle for Good Society: A Jane Austen RPG. Pick up three titles in this Regency RPG that lets you create your own dramas inspired by Jane Austen’s novels and shows like Downton Abbey, Bridgerton, and more. The bundle includes the core rulebook, Expanded Acquaintance with rules for alternate settings, and the Love & Longing playset collection.
  • Price: $17.95 (74% off)
  • Charity: Rainforest Trust
  • End Date: February 15, 2024

Tin Star Games has the Relics bundle for the angelic modern urban fantasy game. You’re a fallen angel trapped on earth stuck in a cold war between the light and dark which has turned into an arms race with each side searching for the powerful relics scattered across the earth. This bundle features the core rulebook, the setting guide An Angel’s Guidde to Las Vegas, the adventure By Demons Driven, the sourcebook Treasures on Earth, and a print-and-play custom tarot deck for use with the tarot-based Fugue System.
  • Price: $14.95 (75% off)
  • Charity: Diana Jones Award Emerging Designer Program (10%)
  • End Date: February 13, 2024

Over on Humble Bundle, R. Talsorian Games collected books from both the classic Cyberpunk 2020 and the new Cyberpunk RED into one bundle. The first tier gets you a pair of 2020 era setting books, Rough Guide to the UK and Tales of the Forlorn Hope while the second tier adds on nine more 2020 era setting and sourcebooks including Night City, all four Chromebooks, the GM advice book Listen Up You Primitive Screwheads, and more while the top tier adds on the classic core rulebook Cyberpunk 2020 if you want to use those sourcebooks for more than just background lore reading but also gets you the core rulebook for the current edition Cyberpunk RED plus the sourcebooks Black Chrome, Danger Gal Dossier, and three issues of the Interface RED magazine, and more for a total of 23 titles.
  • Price: $1/$10/$18 (93% off at top tier)
  • Charity: Extra Life (user-defined, default 5%)
  • End Date: February 24, 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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