Freebies, Sales, and Charity Bundles for July 23, 2023

D&D, Pathfinder, Traveller, OSR, 3d printing, 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!

Myth-forged Games released the SRD for YASS (Yet Another Single Sheet SRD), a single-page diceless narrative framework that focuses on resource management rather than random results by spending a pool of results to last the adventure that are spent on skill challenges and modified by skills and circumstances.
  • Price: Free

Myth-forged Games also released the SRD for High Stakes Roleplaying, a wild west themed RPG that uses a standard deck of playing cards to generate random results with a 15-page rules document released under Creative Commons CC-BY-SA 4.0 license.
  • Price: Free

Sure there’s plenty of post-nuclear RPGs for those inspired by Oppenheimer, but what about the other big film at the box office right now? Well Owl Knight Games has Dollhouse D.R.A.M.A. inspired by fashion dolls like Bratz, Monster High, and of course Barbie.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $2.00)

Fox and Boar Games posted the rules primer for Tales of the Harrowed Land including the adventure Duman Steel. This dark fantasy RPG uses a custom D10 dice system for fast and cinematic action with the download including a 25+ page rules primer, a 50-page intro story, four pre-generated characters, and maps ready to use for VTTs.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $0.00)

If you want some nostalgia for a simpler time of RPGs, Hopeful Monster creations has Dungeons Deep & Caverns Old as a new take on the classic 1970s style sword and sorcery fantasy OSR RPG.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $5.00)

Nuclear Saints has a new setting-agnostic RPG designed for one-shots and short campaigns, Fail Forward RPG System. This fast-paced narrative-first system is meant to be fast to play and easy to run as no mechanical preparation is needed by the gamemaster.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $7.00)

Midgar Press has an expansion for Free League’s Dragonbane/Drakar och Demoner RPG with the d100 Appearance Supplement expanding the game’s d20 Appearance Table on page 29 into a full 100 entries.
  • Price: Free

Coleton Hill released a new monster for Mörk Borg that would also work well for Pirate Borg games, the deadly cursed shark Black Beast of Galgenbeck.
  • Price: Free

Who doesn’t need more goblins in their Pathfinder games? Geno Oneill has you covered with The Goblin Games: War for the Puddle for 1st to 3rd level characters where the Goblin King of Absalom (and aspiring thespian) Zusgut has summoned the party to uncover why his subjects have been disappearing.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $0.00)

Old School Role Playing is back with another Cepheus Engine adventure, Compensation where the travellers are sent by the Tomonaga Corporation to infiltrate a competitor to sabotage their factory on a manufacturing world. Of course, things don’t go as planned…
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $3.00)

If you’re looking for a new playbook for Monster of the Week, The Ran Enclosure has The Hollow inspired by video games like Dark Souls, Hollow Knight, and Bloodborne. You “died” long ago and your purpose has been served, yet you still cling to existence. Will you die a hero or live long enough to become the villain?
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $1.00)

And if you want an adventure for Monster of the Week (that can be easily adapted to other monster-hunting RPGs), QRDL released The Fear That Lurks about cow mutilations, alien abductions, and a horror movie festival. Also available in French.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $2.00 each)

Shane Zellow wants to add some realism and just a bit of punishment for those times the players get a bit too rowdy at the tavern with Hangover Roleplay Mechanic giving mechanical weight to dry mouth, dizziness, and nausea that comes from a bit too much dwarven ale or elven wine.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $1.50)

Over on Dungeonmasters Guild, AzCopey has the 5th Level adventure The Heist at Sly Manor where the party must sneak into a museum at a high society event to steal a powerful magical item from under the nose of the wizard who owns it.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $1.99)

If players want to add a bit more personality to their weapons, Unraveled Archives has Sentient Weapon Sidekicks by Michael Rollins and Caleb Willden providing rules for treating sentient weapons as fully-fledged characters.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $2.00)

Zrave, Apocalyps has a new rules variant with Running Memorable Games - Inspiration to make the Inspiration mechanic more useful at the table with a discussion of the mechanic itself and multiple alternatives.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $0.99)

Speaking of variant rules for metacurrency, DMSlash created Fate Points - A Variant Rule for D&D 5th Edition to give players more options to change their character’s destiny.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $0.50)

With the record heat wave right now, I’m sure players will understand the premise of Under the Beating Sun from Jackson Cato as the 4th level party is tempted into a cave to find a cool place to rest. This being an adventure, the cave is not as safe as it seems but honestly, I might rather fight the monsters that lurk within than go outside in the sun too.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $1.00)

This week’s lightning round has more classes and subclasses for 5e, each either 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.

DriveThruRPG has their Christmas in July sale featuring discounts on over 76,000 titles (76,938 to be exact) including The One Ring, Fallout, Alien, CY_BORG, Vampire: The Masquerade, Cyberpunk RED, Cowboy Bebop, Old School Essentials, Fantasy AGE 2nd Edition, Traveller, Savage Worlds, and a lot more.
  • Price: Up to 25% off
  • End Date: July 31, 2023

Darker Hue Studios has a summer sale coupon for everything in the publisher’s online store including Haunted West, Harlem Unbound, and so many assets and accessories.
  • Price: 40% off with the coupon code SUMMERTIME
  • End Date: July 31, 2023

If you’re running a cyberpunk game like Shadowrun or Cyberpunk RED, the D200 Cyberpunk Bundle from RPGGamer may be a lifesaver with three different D100 random tables for Corporations, Encounters, and NPCs ready to spark ideas and come to the rescue when the players go off the rails.
  • Price: $10.50 (30% off)

If all the previous new 5e subclasses weren’t enough for you, the Dungeonmasters Guild has DMSlash’s Subclass Bundle featuring new subclasses for the paladin, wizard, sorcerer, and warlock.
  • Price: $4.95 (27% off)

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Charity Bundles and Sales

Ken Tate released the charity one-shot adventure The Cursed Keep of Briarwood Village, an adventure for first-level characters that sends the party into the menacing halls of an antiquated keep and discover its secrets to protect the village.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested Price: $4.99)
  • Charity: GoFundMe for the creator’s friend whose 1-year-old child passed away (all proceeds)
  • End Date: July 31, 2023

Samurai Sheepdog put together an anthology product for designer Owen K.C. Stephens to assist in his battle against cancer, Like A Boss - A Book of Boss Encounters. This still-growing book includes boss-level legendary foes and setpiece encounters for Pathfinder 1st Edition, Pathfinder 2nd Edition, Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition, OSRIC, and Starfinder with more being added including a Cypher System encounter.
  • Price: $14.95
  • Charity: Owen K.C. Stephens medical expenses (all profits)

Over on Bundle of Holding, Magpie Games collected a bundle for Root: The Roleplaying Game based on the award-winning board game of woodland critter warfare. The Marquise de Cat and Eyrie Dynasties war over control of the Woodlands with a band of rebels known as the Woodland Alliance fighting against both. The bundle includes the core rulebook, the Travelers & Outsiders and Root Clearing Booklet sourcebooks, and four Root quickstart sets.
  • Price: $14.95 (73% off)
  • Charity: Direct Relief (10%)
  • End Date: July 31, 2023

On Humble, those with 3D printers looking for modern-day and post-apocalyptic miniature STLs will be interested in the Sci-Fi, Modern, & Wasteland Raiders & Ghouls Bundle. Even the lowest tier includes 15 sets (not individual plans, sets of plans) while the top tier includes 140 sets of plans for miniatures and terrain for science fiction, military, and post-apocalyptic with soldiers, store shelves, vehicles (both normal and destroyed), appliances, furniture, plants, fungus, generators, power armor suits, and more great for games like Fallout, Aliens, Blade Runner, Cyberpunk RED, Shadowrun, and many other games.
  • Price: $1/$15/$25 (97% off at top tier)
  • Charity: Direct Relief (user-defined, default 5%)
  • End Date: August 7, 2023

The Classic Swords and Sorcery TTRPGs Book Bundle on Humble Bundle features multiple tiers of a variety of OSR-inspired titles with not only plenty of material for 5e, 3.x, B/X, and other D20 systems, but also pulp adventure, gangland Prohibition-era crime, horror, and a lot more. The top tier includes 54 PDF products plus a physical copy of Monstrocities, a 580-page softcover monster book for any OSR system replicating the rules of Basic, B/X, or BECMI.
  • Price: $1/$18/$25/$65 (95% off at all-digital tier, 88% off at highest tier with physical reward)
  • End Date: August 3, 2023
  • Charity: Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society (user-defined, default 5%

Aspiring game designers will be interested in the Gamesmith and Puzzlecraft Masterclass Bundle 2023 featuring a collection of books on designing board games, roleplaying games, puzzles, and more. This bundle includes the Kobold Press books Kobold Guide to Board Game Design, Kobold’s Guide to Board Game Design: The DLC, and Complete Kobold Guide to Game Design plus more titles from Justin Gary, Phil Foglio, Mike Selinker, Robin D. Laws, and other big names in game design.
  • Price: $1/$10/$18 (94% off at top-tier)
  • End Date: August 5, 2023
  • Charity: Active Minds (user-defined, default 5%)

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

antiwesley

Unpaid Scientific Adviser (Ret.)
For a Humble Bundle that ended almost 3 months ago, the Sci-Fi, Modern, Wasteland Raiders and Ghouls Bundle seems to be very active... ;)
 

Abstruse

Legend
For a Humble Bundle that ended almost 3 months ago, the Sci-Fi, Modern, Wasteland Raiders and Ghouls Bundle seems to be very active... ;)
Humble cycles through their bundles for some stuff. So you'll see similar bundles, especially for the software ones, popping back up a few months after they ended.
 




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