Freebies, Sales, and Charity Bundles for July 9, 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.


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!

Modiphius released a quickstart for their Roman Empire meets Lovecraftian Mythos RPG Cohors Cthulhu. The set includes a 17-page abridged version of the 2d20 System, a 6-page setting primer, 33-page adventure, and 6 pre-generated characters.
  • Price: Free

And if that wasn’t enough, Modiphius also posted the quickstart for Dreams and Machines. This post-apocalyptic RPG takes place after a war between humans and machines in a scarred planet with mechs who lay dormant and can awaken at any time to bring destruction.
  • Price: Free

EN Publishing released two sets of tokens ready for virtual tabletops for Level Up: Advanced 5th Edition. The first set is the Holdenshire NPC Tokens featuring almost 50 NPC tokens for the town residents from the starter adventure Memories of Holdenshire and the recently Kickstarted campaign To Save a Kingdom. The second set features over 170 monster tokens from Level Up: Monstrous Menagerie.
  • Price: Free

If you want more VTT goodies, ForgottenAdventures has another set of terrain pieces featuring mirrors, ornamental weapons, hanging shields, pillows, and other décor for a home, inn, castle, or keep.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $4.99)

The Green Ronin RPG Modern AGE doesn’t seem to get as much love as it should, and Augusto Farias has something for those of us who love the system with Not So Innocent Streamer Girl, a pre-gen or NPC ready to use with 10 adventure seeds and a VTT-ready token.
  • Price: Free

Menagerie Press has an adventure for the OSR game Shadowdark titled Tomb of the Hunters as a 5-room mini-dungeon worth about 6-8 XP.
  • Price: Free

And for more Shadowdark offerings, Brakkon’s Travels has a new class The Harlequin along with magical items, foes, and Gods related to the class.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $0.00)

Owlsten has a dark fantasy/horror RPG Hunters Unleased where the players are chasing after a serial killer and trying to retain their humanity while facing the horrors of the monsters they chase.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $3.29)

Elf Lair Games released a quickstart for their new RPG Wasted Lands: The Dreaming Age set in a world where the Old Ones have disappeared in an instant leaving behind their shining kingdoms from which humanity now rules.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $0.00)

For those who want to add a bit of sci-fi their Old-School Essentials games, G.B. MacKenzie Books has Age of Wonders, a science fantasy setting and rules for the Magiverse that takes OSR to the stars.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $7.50)

If you’re looking for a new character option for CY_BORG that reminds me of Troma movies and other schlock horror, VX2 posted Vat-grown Chicken-clone featuring options for humanoid chickens including waffles, crispy nuggets, wild wings, and more.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $2.00)

Zakariah is turning into a regular here on these columns (and this isn’t the only time he shows up this week) and he’s back with The Bleeding Spear, a rather creepy legendary magic weapon great as a reward for a bloodthirsty player with the potential to become the centerpiece to its own story arc in your campaign.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $0.00)

Speaking of folks making repeat appearances in this column recently (and who will be showing up again), Peter Leet and Dave Aspall have Hybrid Forms - A Bestial Boon, a temporary transformation with benefits based on 20 different animal forms.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $0.99)

Peter Leet and Dave Aspall also have The Poisoner’s Handbook, a rules supplement expanding poison-making with a new poison crafting system, new craftable poisons, new flora to forge, and a new monster in the undead wasp.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $0.99)

Giel Vervuurt released Two Page Adventures - Miniature Mariners, where the 3rd level party stumbles across a tiny creature and his construct, shrink down to a tiny size themselves, and have an adventure under the sea in a coral reef.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $0.00)

Sewage Orc released several linked products this week, starting with Goblin Arsenal, a one-page list of 20 unique weapons designed by goblins for goblins.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $0.50)

And who will be making use of this arsenal? Why Captain Grimsnag of course, an NPC with full background, roleplay notes, unique new ability, and a VTT token.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $0.50)

And if you want something a bit more unique, Bobblegob is a wiry and eccentric goblin farmer (yes, farmer, complete with a unique ability “Crop Call”) along with his companion Truffles.

  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $0.50)

Jordan King released the adventure Much Ado About Dragons for a 5th-level party in the Forgotten Realms region of the Savage Frontier that brings a bit of Shakespearean theatrics to the Evermoors.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $1.00)

Kaara D. Berkshire gives us the first issue of Quest Magazine exploring the myths of South America with new weapons, new magic items, and new rules for psychedelics.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $4.99)

Nathan Ashley published the adventure King Avion’s Quest where the 3rd level party will travel to the frozen tundra of the Kingdom of Terrascotia and unravel the mystery behind the kidnapping of King Avion’s daughter by her own bodyguards.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $10.00)

The first of our lightning rounds this week features new playable species/lineages/heritages for 5e. Each of these products is either free or pay what you want with the suggested price listed in parentheses.

And our second lightning round features a collection of classes and subclasses for 5e. Each of these products is either free or pay what you want with the suggested price listed in parentheses.


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 out the round of summer sales going on, Fantasy Grounds has a big sale running alongside the Steam Sale featuring huge discounts on all licenses as well as for add-ons including Dungeons & Dragons 5e official content and third-party products, Pathfinder 2nd Edition, Starfinder, Cyberpunk RED, Savage Worlds, Traveller, Tales of the Demon Lord, Vampire: The Masquerade, Star Trek Adventures, Dungeon Crawl Classics, Vaesen, and a lot more.
  • Price: 50% off standard license
  • 30% off ultimate license
  • Up to 50% off add-ons
  • End Date: July 13, 2023

Roll20 has a summer sale on with discounts up to 40% off on official Dungeons & Dragons products from Wizards of the Coast, including a collection of bundles on Dungeonmasters Guild for Roll20 that include official D&D content paired with relevant DMs Guild community products:

D&D Beyond also has discounts on both digital and physical products plus accessories for the site like digital dice. Note: The discount is only available on the web browser store and not on the app.
  • Price: Up to 40% off
  • End Date: July 16 also has a summer sale on with discounts on…well…a lot. I’m not even going to try to count up all the offers as the display lists sale offerings from creators so each link may be one product or may be a dozen from the same creator with over 100 listings just on the first page. So have fun looking through all the offerings of tabletop RPGs, print-and-play board games, video games, fiction, creator assets, and more.
  • Price: Up to 90% off
  • End Date: July 13, 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

The PocketQuest 2023 game jam has gotten a lot of mentions the past two weeks in this columns, but if you don’t want to pick and just get a lot of games in one purchase, the First Time Partners PocketQuest2023 Bundle has over 50 games from first-time publishing partners.
  • Price: $99.99 (48% off)


Charity Bundles and Sales

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, Fire Ruby Designs has the Warlock-Warpstar Bundle for those who want options between fantasy and science fiction. Both games are stand-alone and use the same career-based character creation system with 1d20+skill mechanic inspired by the early Games Workshop games and other British RPGs.
  • Price: $12.95 (80% off) with variable-cost Level Up option
  • End Date: July 16, 2023
  • Charity: Direct Relief (10%

Ulisses Spiele has a mega bundle of the German fantasy game The Dark Eye. The game has been in continuous publication since 1984 and this English language edition has everything you need to begin exploring the world of Aventuria. The Player Collection includes The Dark Eye core rulebook along with five other sourcebooks while the Gamemaster Collection adds on the Aventuria Compendium, Aventurian Bestiary, and nine other adventures, sourcebooks, and resources.
  • Price: $24.95 (76% off) with variable-cost Level Up option
  • End Date: July 10, 2023
  • Charity: Direct Relief (10%)

On Humble Bundle, the Ultimate RPG Guides Bundle has been extended for another week, featuring several useful reference and background books for roleplaying games. The base level features two books on mythology, Wizards and Women of Myth, while the second level adds on myth books Dragons and Vampires along with the reference book A Dictionary of Made-Up Languages and the guide book The Civilized Guide to Tabletop Gaming: Rules Every Gamer Must Live By, while the top level features a total of 22 books including the entire Ultimate RPG Guide series by James D’Amato with The Ultimate RPG Character Backstory Guide, Gameplay Guide, and Game Master’s Worldbuilding Guide, the RPG joke book A Dragon Walks into a Bar, books on Viking, Celtic, and Greek mythology, both a cookbook and a mixology book, and a lot more.
  • Price: $1/$10/$18 (93% off at the top tier)
  • End Date: July 14, 2023
  • Charity: Worldreader (user-defined, default 5%)

The Black Library is back with the Chronicles from the Worlds of Warhammer 2023 Bundle. This bundle features fiction books from Warhammer and Warhammer 40,000 with 27 books at the top tier from classic Warhammer Fantasy era books to Age of Sigmar and 40K offerings from Horus Heresy, Primarchs, Vampire Genevieve, and more.
  • Price: $1/$10/$18 (93% off at the top tier)
  • End Date: July 20, 2023
  • Charity: EveryLibrary Institute (user-defined, default 5%)

The 3D Fantasy Miniatures Bundle has been extended for another week, featuring STL files for 3D printers for a wide collection of minis. The bundle features PCs, NPCs, monsters, terrain, siege equipment, buildings, furniture, set dressing, and more. There are even some meant for decorations for your home such as character busts and statues.
  • Price: $1/$15/$25 (98% off at top tier)
  • End Date: July 13, 2023
  • Charity: Make-a-Wish (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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