Freebies, Sales, and Charity Bundles for June 30, 2024

D&D, Pathfinder, Call of Cthulhu, Free League, Conan, Planet of the Apes, Monster of the Week, 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!

Magnetic Press Play released The Roleplaying Game of the Planet of the Apes Quickstart Rules for the Official RPG (a title that is amazing for columnists looking to meet a word count). This 86-page PDF includes a streamlined version of the West End Games D6 system customized for The Roleplaying Game of the Planet of the Apes along with pre-generated ape characters and an adventure to test out the system.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $1.00)

The other big-name licensed quickstart this week comes from Monolith Board Games SARL with Conan: The Hyborian Age Quickstart. The quickstart features five pre-gens, an adventure “The Seal of Archeron”, a “lite” version of the rules, and a setting overview for those unfamiliar with Conan.
  • Price: Free

Agate RPG also has a quickstart for Tainted Grail: Song of a Dying World, a dark fantasy setting inspired by Arthurian myths and Celtic folklore. The quickstart includes information on the setting, an overview of the game system, four premade characters, and a complete scenario. Also available in French.
  • Price: Free

Are you ready to rock? I can’t hear you! That’s probably because I’m writing this from Texas and the distance is too great, but the Gods of Rock can hear you in this BRP game from Non-Euclidean Publishing. You’re rockers in your tour van going from gig to gig trying to make it big in the music world while also dealing with all the demons.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $1.00)

If you want something more directly Lovecraftian, Ruggero Cortini has Abyssus Aquae, a Call of Cthulhu scenario set in modern day Naples where an archeological dig of the Roman aqueducts awakens something in the depths.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $6.42)

Hewie Enfield released Getting a Clue, a custom detective game using coin flips as a mechanic as you gather clues, figure out whodunit no matter how many shootouts or interrogations it takes.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $5.00)

Mythos Creations has a one-shot for 5e The Blight of Morithal which can be played at 10th, 15th, or 20th level that pits the party against the zombie dragon Morithal.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $1.99)

If you want an introductory adventure for Monster of the Week, Cast of Dozens released Who Ya Gonna Call which send the Hunters to a prestigious city library and investigate the supernatural happenings.
  • 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.

DriveThruRPG launched the Dungeons & Dragons Summer Sale this week with discounts on official D&D content for Roll20 and even more available for sale on Dungeonmasters Guild.
  • Price: Up to 40% off
  • End date: July 9, 2024

They aren’t the only ones with 5e discounts going on as Monte Cook Games has a deal on their third-party 5e content for the 50th anniversary of Dungeons & Dragons. The discount scales with how much you order so the more you buy, the more you save.
  • Price: 10% up to $50, $51-$100 gets 20% off, $101 to $150 gets 30% off, $151 to $200 gets 40% off, and more than $200 gets 50% off
  • End date: None listed but “this sale ends soon”

Chaosium provided EN World readers with a discount on Malleus Monstrorum, a two-volume slipcover set of Call of Cthulhu featuring combined over 250 creatures, beasts, avatars, outer gods, and Great Old Ones.
  • Price: $49.99 (44.4% off)

Itch.io has the Queer Games Bundle 2024 which is a mix of video games, TTRPGs, solo journaling games, music, fiction, game development assets, and more for a total of 489 titles from 271 LGBTQ+ creators.

In celebration of the Fourth of July, Joshua Ohmer has the Fireworks & Firearms Bundle of Guns and Giff. This bundle of five products offers rules for firearms, mundane and magical artillery and munitions, a timeline of weapons, and more
  • Price: $17.76 (of course, also 45% off)
  • Available for a limited time, but no specific end date listed

Free League launched the Free League Summer Sale this week with discounts on Dragonbane, The One Ring, Lord of the Rings Roleplaying 5E, Blade Runner, ALIEN, Vaesen, Tales from the Loop, and more.
  • Price: Up to 50% off
  • End Date: July 1, 2024 ONLY ONE MORE DAY!!

It’s KiwiRPG Week and there are currently two bundles collected by Kelly Whyte highlighting the work of RPG creators from New Zealand. The first KiwiRPG Week 2024 bundle is on DriveThruRPG and features over 30 products from original games, system-neutral expansions, an entire adventure path for Traveller, multiple zines, and more.
  • Price: $30.00 (79% off)
  • End Date: June 30, 2024 LAST DAY!!
  • Note: There is some overlap between the two bundles but there are also some products exclusive to one or the other.

The second KiwiRPG Week 2024 bundle is over on Itch.io with 24 products ranging from zines to 5e classes to system-neutral expansions to full RPG systems to solo journaling games to publisher resources and more.
  • Price: $15.00 (80% off)
  • End Date: June 30, 2024 LAST DAY!!
  • Note: There is some overlap between the two bundles but there are also some products exclusive to one or the other.

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Charity Bundles and Sales

Itch.io has another of their huge charity bundles, this time organized by Jes the Human, with the TTRPGs for Palestine bundle. The bundle features a whoping 643 items like full RPG rules, mini- and micro-RPGs, solo journaling games, adventures, sourcebooks, optional rules, monster collections, maps, art assets, and probably anything you could possibly want in a TTRPG bundle.
  • Price: $10.00
  • Charity: Medical Aid for Palestine (all proceeds)
  • End Date: June 30, 2024 FINAL DAY!!

Over on Bundle of Holding, the sci-fi 5e system Esper Genesis has a bundle from Alligator Alley Entertainment. The Starter Collection includes the Esper Genesis 5E Core Manual, Esper Genesis Master Technician’s Guide with equipment and vehicle rules expansions, and two Esper Genesis Initiate adventures. The Adventure Collection adds on the Esper Genesis Threats Database and ten adventures in the Shadow of the Zephyr series.
  • Price: $14.95 (78% off) with variable-cost Level Up option
  • Charity: Diana Jones Award Emerging Designer Program (10%)
  • End Date: July 8, 2024

Over on Humble Bundle, the Maps Extravaganza Bundle is back with software tools to help you create your own maps. The first level gives you two map collections and a token collection worth grabbing even if you don’t want to make your own maps. The fun starts with the second tier with a one year license to Campaign Cartographer 3+ along with the book Tome of Ultimate Mapping so you can create your own fantasy maps for personal use or in your published commercial products along with Perspectives 3 software which offers map creation with an isometric perspective. The third tier adds on additional resources like Symbol Set 2: Fantasy Floorplans, Source Maps: Castles, and Source Maps: Temples, Tombs, and Catacombs. The top tier upgrades your Campaign Cartographer 3+ license to lifetime license and also gets you the City Designer 3 and Dungeon Designer 3 software so you have all the tools you need to make any sort of RPG map you can think of.
  • Price: $1/$25/variable/$30 (90% off at top tier)
  • Charity: Save the Children (user-defined, default 5%)
  • End Date: July 1, 2024 ONLY ONE MORE DAY!!

Fans of the Warhammer 40K universe who want to go deeper into the lore will be pleased with the Worlds of Warhammer 40,000 Bundle from the Black Library. The base level includes eight novels including novels from Dan Arnett, Steve Lyons, Josh Reynolds, and more with the next level adding another eight novels while the top tier ups the total to 27 total books from The Horus Heresy, Age of Sigmar, and more.
  • Price: $1/$10/$18 (92% off at top tier)
  • Charity: EveryLibrary Institute (user-defined, default 5%)
  • End Date: July 3, 2024

Paizo, Humble, and Fantasy Grounds have extended the Pathfinder’s Finest 2e Fantasy Ground Experience Bundle. The base level of this bundle includes 3 months of Ultimate level access to the Fantasy Grounds along with the VTT packages the Pathfinder 2nd Edition Beginner Box, the adventures Little Trouble in Big Absalom and The Second Confirmation, and three map packs. The second level adds on the Pathfinder 2nd Edition Core Rulebook, Gamemastery Guide, Secrets of Magic, Lost Omens World Guide, and the Lost Omens Ancestry Guide, plus four more map/tile packs and two more adventures. The highest level includes an unlimited, permanent standard license to Fantasy Grounds Unity plus the Pathfinder 2nd Edition Bestiary, Bestiary 2, Lost Omens Character Guide, five more map packs, and the full campaign for Abomination Vaults.
  • Price: $10/$20/$30 (96% off at top tier)
  • Charity: Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (user-defined, default 5%)
  • End Date: July 1, 2024 ONLY ONE MORE DAY!!


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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