Freebies, Sales, and Charity Bundles for March 3, 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!

TheNatOne released the second edition of RedHack, the OSR fantasy system with no character classes and deadly combat. The 84-page book includes the full rules for the game, a bestiary of 49 monsters, and an introductory adventure.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $5.00)

Tin Hat Games released Weird World, a tongue-in-cheek “post-post-post-apocalyptic” RPG. Take on the role of a Landwalker travelling from colony to colony in a ruined world populated by automatons, mutants, aliens, and more. Also available in Italian.
  • Price: Free

Small Cog LLC has a quickstart for their new stone age inspired 5e setting and system Born from Ice. Get the first five levels of each player class plus new feats, background, equipment, and more. The introductory adventure Blood and Clay is available as a separate download.
  • Price: Free

The classic premise is here for Mörk Borg with Rat Cellar: A Mörk Borg Pamphlet from Christian Eichhorn. It’s precisely what it says on the tin, there are sewers with rats that must be slain.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $2.00)

And if you want the same thing for D&D, A. B. Funing has Cellar Rats (One-page Adventure for Level 1 & 2) which sends the players into the cellar to clear out the rats with tools to make the adventure feel as immersive as possible with descriptions of smells and sounds.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $0.99)

Random generators can be helpful either when you need something on the fly or just some inspiration, and Legend of Talik has a pair of tables out useful for players and GMs. The first is the Rogue Name Generator and the second the Wizard Name Generator, each a set of five d100 tables with two getting you a first name, two for a last name, and the last giving you a title for your character or NPC.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $1.00 each)

Over on Dungeonmasters Guild, Thomas Kolar is back once again with another Disney-inspired Domain of Dread with Hades’ Town. And because of the industrial age of rail inspiration, there are also rules for adapting this Domain to an origin in Eberron.
  • Price: Free

If you want to add a bit of variety to the introductory adventure Stormwreck Isle, Keith Stonefield released Stormwreck Isle 005: Pirate Treasure, an adventure for a 4th level party adding a new secret cave for players to discover and explore.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $2.00)

Speaking of new options for a published adventure, David Dunhill’s Curse of Strahd Rebitten revamp of the published Ravenloft adventure adds a bit of holiday for with The Trouble with Bunnycorns, an Easter-themed addition to the campaign or can be played as a solo adventure and designed for a party of any level.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $5.00)

If you’re running the heist adventure Keys from the Golden Vault, Tom Bretherton wants to add some ambiance to your table with Themes from Golden Keys, a collection of eight looping tracks designed to accompany each moment of the adventure.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $3.78)

Non-magical items can get a bit boring in D&D, so Sewage Orc wants to help with A Kobolds Guide to Awesome Ores featuring 20 new metals that can be used for weapons or armor to add new traits to make something unique.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $0.99)

Romance can be a touchy subject in tabletop RPGs, so having a product like Rebecca Farrar’s TTRPG Romance Calibration Tool can help a lot in avoiding awkwardness, misunderstanding, and miscommunication by providing a checklist with various options to be clear what everyone is comfortable with.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $1.00)

Mustafa Sharif has The Rubblebelt Race, a one-shot that sends the party into the titular race across a vast volcanic range with a warning that the adventure is “unbalanced” but made for a 5th level party, so expect a lot of the chaos that makes race stories fun.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $0.50)

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 Is celebrating GM’s Day with a huge sale. Grab discounts on Cyberpunk RED, Vaesen, Mythic, Fabula Ultima, Worlds Without Number, Alien, The One Ring, Delta Green, Savage Worlds, and over 64,000 other titles including core rules, adventures, sourcebooks, campaign settings, and anything else your favorite GM could possibly want. And if there’s a sale on a DriveThruRPG, it’s a good bet there’s also deep discounts on Dungeonmasters Guild and Roll20 as well.
  • Price: Up to 40% off
  • End Date: March 12, 2024

You can also grab several Dungeons & Dragons expansions on DMs Guild with the O.P.S. GM’s Day Bundle with rules supplements on firearms, magical tattoos, sidekicks, potions, poisons, and more.
  • Price: $9.95 (47% off)

One thing that every GM always needs more of is maps, and several publishers have stepped up with GM Day bundles on VTT-ready maps.

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Charity Bundles and Sales

Veteran game designer Owen K.C. Stephens has posted a GoFundMe to cover the costs of his medical treatment as he fights cancer. Owen’s list of credits is more of a list of popular RPGs as he has worked on Dungeons & Dragons, Pathfinder, Starfinder, d20 Modern, Star Wars, d20 Modern, Dragon Age, and that’s just the start.
  • Charity: Owen K.C. Stephens Medical Expenses (all proceeds)

Mean Green Press is hosting the Hope Jam! Bundle on itch.io featuring 34 indie tabletop RPGs. Running for a month from mid-December to mid-January, the game jam featured 31 creators working on the theme of hope, community, sustainability, and human kindness. Titles range from solarpunk, hopepunk, fantasy, horror, cyberpunk, post-apocalypse, and more all with a focus on improving the world.
  • Price: $15
  • Charity: Honor the Earth (70%, remaining funds go to the creators)
  • End Date: March 16, 2024

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, Brittannia Games has the Chivalry and Rising Sun bundle featuring the Chivalry and Sorcery RPG and the campaign setting Land of the Rising Sun. The bundle features the core rules, the Goblins, Orcs, and Trolls and European Folklore Bestiary monster books, three adventures, the sourcebook Castles of Britain, and a GM screen. The Rising Sun Collection adds on three more books in the Rising Sun campaign setting set in a world inspired by fantasy medieval Japan including Land of the Rising Sun, Rising Sun Folklore Bestiary, and Rising Sun Adventure Book.
  • Price: $14.95 (81% off) with variable-cost Level Up option
  • Charity: The Honeypot Children’s Charity (10%)
  • End Date: March 19, 2024

Over on Humble Bundle, Modiphius has a bundle for Dune: Adventures in the Imperium ready to send you on adventures on Arrakis and beyond. The base level includes the Quickstart and Agents of Dune Deluxe Starter Set along with character sheets and a 50% off coupon for select physical Dune products. The second tier adds on the standard edition core rulebook, the Gamemaster’s Toolkit, the campaign book Masters of Dune, and the introductory adventure Desertfall Adventure. The top tier adds on enough for a full library of books for 18 total including setting books, campaigns, adventures, NPC collections, rules expansions, and more.
  • Price: $1/$10/$18 (91% off at top tier)
  • Charity: charity:water (user-defined, default 5%)
  • End Date: March 21, 2024

Friend Computer has graciously allowed Mongoose Publishing to bundle together multiple editions of Paranoia, the satirical sci-fi dystopian RPG. This bundle features 32 total titles at the top tier that every Alpha Complex resident needs (unless they’re a commie mutant traitor, of course). Pick up the core rulebooks for Paranoia Service Pack 1 (the 2004 edition of the game) and Paranoia Troubleshooters (the 2009 edition) plus expansion rulebooks and adventures. Buying the Paranoia 25th Anniversary RPG Mega Bundle will make Friend Computer happy, and you want to make Computer happy, don’t you citizen?
  • Price: $1/$10/$18 (91% off at top tier)
  • Charity: One Tree Planted (user-defined, default 5%)
  • End Date: March 9, 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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Darryl Mott

Darryl Mott

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As I mentioned elsewhere, the DUNE materials support campaign modes not involving Arrakis save as the source of Spice...
It's got adventures both for playing a house taking over Arrakis, and for houses totally unconcerned so long as their CHOAM share pays off enough...
 

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