Freebies, Sales, and Charity Bundles for July 30, 2023

Discounts and giveaways for D&D, Pathfinder, World of Darkness, Baldur's Gate, Fallout, 3D minis, OSR 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!

Posted here on EN World by Measured Descent Games, the one-page RPG Welcome to Eldritch Express is a pulpy occult horror game set on a supernatural mystery train. The system is a d6 dice pool and uses a deck of playing cards to create a unique train setting for each adventure.
  • Price: Free

Starting on DriveThruRPG with a pair of CY_BORG releases, Azathoth Nell Tull has The Devil With Long Ears, a murder mystery adventure inspired by the Bunnyman urban legend with a digital and printer-friendly version.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $0.00)

And Azathoth Nell Tull also has a punk rock CY_BORG location with The Cold Storage Club featuring details on the bar, lore, ambiance, random events, and more.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $0.00)

Of course that’s not enough for Azathoth Nell Tull as there’s also The Greenhouse Pact, a system-agnostic science fiction/horror adventure for the Death in Space setting. Strange vapors from an archeological dig site drives the colonists of Marzanna mad, and while the scientist in charge of the dig is clueless to what’s causing, the cannibal serial killer Sick Zed claims to know what’s going on.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $0.00)

Paul T. Dean released the adventure The Unbroken City for the Shadowdark RPG. The city of Feligar has fallen to the Red Dragon Malthrax a few days ago and the resistance has already started, seeking heroes to help the cause of freeing the city.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $0.00)

9th Level Games released Level 1 2023, an anthology of short TTRPGs available as part of Free RPG Day featuring a variety of unique titles covering a vast array of subjects from labyrinth crawls to the last day of school to escaping an abandonware MMO to a bachelorette party and more.
  • Price: Free

Place your best, place your bets for Javelin Arc’s Fate Point Casino: A High-Stakes Supplement for Fate-Based Games. This new system adds new simple gambling mechanics to Fate to simulate the action of a casino and let lady luck influence their fate (note: I am to blame for the bad pun, I hated doing it but felt I had to. Do not judge Javelin Arc for it).
  • Price: Free

Glitzy Knight Media released The Last Gas Station, an RPG of atmospheric horror as your car breaks down on Route 66, forcing you to the nearest gas station where things lurk in the dark. Inspired by Alice is Missing, this game is designed for new game masters and new players and includes not only the PDF but also an MP3 bundle.
  • Price: Free

If you’re looking for 3D terrain, Lord Zsezse Works released plans for a free temple set from the Dungeon-X line. Featuring 3D printed columns and 2D printed walls and floors for cardstock allows for a realistic setting with minimal painting.
  • Price: Free

Embark on a thrilling voyage to Cutlass Cay aboard the Rusty Kraken in The Treasure of Cutlass Cay, an adventure by Steven Gibbs for the Pirate Borg system.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $3.00)

Z-Coin released Wild Ride: A Vehicular Combat Game set in a world where ten megacorporations rule the wasteland with each producing their own line of battle-ready vehicles as you fight for dominance on the roads.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $5.00)

If you run a science fiction game of any system, you’ll be interested in checking out Fishwife Games’s Asteroid Belt Report 10 featuring four asteroids detailed with information about each including the name, asteroid type, position in the asteroid belt, diameter, any claims of ownership, what resources are available, and any special aspects for the asteroid. Great for inspiration or as a quick setting when you need a giant space rock in a hurry.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $0.85)

If you’d like to make the most of ghouls in your Pathfinder 2nd Edition campaign, Scott C Aker has Ghouls are Creepy. This sourcebook features 20 personalities for ghouls to turn them into more diverse characters rather than just a stat block (and it’s even useful for other fantasy RPGs).
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $0.99)

Over on Dungeonmasters Guild, we have…ummm…well…okay, so I lived through the Satanic Panic and all the backlash that Dungeons & Dragons received during that time from some Christian organizations. So it’s fascinating to see how far we’ve come as Alex Niswonger released the Biblically inspired adventure The Pigs of Gergasa based on the story from Mark 5:1-20. It’s written for church youth camps for beginning players, and all proceeds will go to pay fees for church activities for the Missouri Conference of the United Methodist Church for children who need financial assistance.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $0.00)

Over in Ravenloft, Tommaso Tonelli has Revelations from the Mists, an expansion to the Curse of Strahd campaign with new “side quest” style adventures, new locations, new NPCs, new monsters, and new magic items.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $0.00)

Sewage Orc has a one-page encounter The Carnival of Misfits where a group of goblin bandits have set up a carnival in the middle of the forest with bizarre games and unconventional prizes. The adventure includes a map and tokens ready for VTTs to make inserting this quick encounter into any adventure easy.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $0.50)

On Storytellers Vault, Justin Blasdel released an alternate campaign for Demon: The Fallen in a land where the Fallen are not seen as evil, Enoch: A Paradise of Heresies. Magically hidden in the Atlantic Ocean, Enoch is a collection of islands where people have worshiped eighteen of the Fallen as Angels from Heaven for the past eight centuries, until the Sixth Great Maelstrom blew several new Fallen into the island and turned the land into chaos.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $5.00)

This week’s lightning round features a lot of classes and subclasses for Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition. As always, each of the products is available for free or as 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 Final Day!

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 Final Day!

The OSR game Goblins and Gargoyles is a bit different in the OSR scene as it’s not attempting to copy a previous Dungeons & Dragons edition but rather draws inspiration from Tunnels & Trolls, Fighting Fantasy, and Dragon Warriors as much as the red/blue boxes by using a 2d10+ resolution system. There are two bundles available for the game, the first is the Epic Goblins and Gargoyles Bundle featuring the Basic, Expert, and Master rulebooks combined covering levels 1-10 along with the Tome of Foes monster book.
  • Price: $17.50 (22% off)

And you can also pick up the Goblins and Gargoyles Adventure Bundle with four Basic adventures and two Expert adventures that can be used individually or are staged in difficulty to string together to form a campaign.
  • Price: $8.00 (36% off)

SeaBreeze Games posted a quartet of 5e one-shots collected into a bundle including the adventures Dragon Egg Heist, Escape the Underworld, Goblin Village Heroes, and Ooga Booga Dino Rumble.
  • Price: $3.99 (61% 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 Final Day!

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, 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

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 Final Day!

On Humble, 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 9, 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

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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