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Freebies, Sales, and Charity Bundles for May 7, 2023

D&D, Pathfinder 2e, BattleTech, Traveller, Ars Magica, 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.


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!

Two-time Hugo nominated author Dr. Chuck Tingle said on Twitter that anyone who could convince their DM to allow it can use him as a Patron for their Warlock characters. So of course, we now have the Buckaroo Warlock from Marpo’s Marketplace officially endorsed by Dr. Tingle himself proving love is real.
  • Price: It’s an image attached to the tweet…so free

Chaosium released on Itch.io a pack of 12 character sheets for Basic Roleplay: Universal Game Engine, the recently-updated generic system that powers Call of Cthulhu, RuneQuest, and others.
  • Price: Free

Wyrmworks posted the 5e adventure Silent But Deadly where the party of 3rd to 5th level characters must assist the bard Rohna Ginnsley retrieve a valuable tome from a group of goblins, using the rules from Limitless Heroics (but does not require them) to bring Rohna and her four-legged wheelchair to life.
  • Price: Free

Connor Sullivan has resurrected an old 3.5 archetype for use with Pathfinder 2nd Edition, the Factotum specializing in versatility (as ironic as that sounds) and gaining the ability to briefly mimick the abilities of other classes.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $0.50)

And if you’d like more character options for Pathfinder 2e, Goraan’s Goods has the Combat Medic Rogue, a feat path for rogues that allow you to heal and bolster allies without magic.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $1.00)

Old School Roleplay has another new adventure for the Cepheus Engine based on the original Traveller rules, Hive. The crew must assist a diplomat retrieve sensitive documents lost during an attack by Cek’en, very large hive-mind insects resembling 40lb bees.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $3.00)

Tenteus has a medieval hack of Everyone is John with the rules-lite game Everyone is Sir John. Sir John sacrificed his life to trap the spirits of immortal evil sorcerers within himself and you, as those spirits, must control Sir John as you try to get him killed to release you back into the mortal world. Oh, did I mention that Sir John’s body is now invulnerable? And that an Order of Guardians are on call waiting to hunt down his body should you ever gain control of it? Have fun!
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $1.00)

Over on Dungeonmasters Guild, Lars Eirik Holte has the adventure Forgotten Wing of Candlekeep – Veil of Woe sending the 5th level party to investigate a wedding that went horribly wrong decades ago and the occult rituals that have bound haunting souls to the cursed place.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $0.00)

If you’d like some locations to drop in your campaign, Justin Suntken has a collection of taverns, villages, farms, ruins, ghost towns, and caves detailed and ready to use.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $0.50)

Thomas Lorenti’s The River’s Curse is a 45-page adventure for 6th level characters setting them on a journey through a mysterious and dangerous wilderness to uncover the secrets of a cursed river and the powerful entity that haunts it.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $4.99)

If you want a new race to play, Mykyta Gumerov has the Gremlin, which is definitely not a goblin despite appearances.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $0.50)

In the level 1 one-shot from Simmershi Contest for the Crown, King Edmund is gravely ill with no heirs and the fate of the kingdom has been in doubt for months…until a three-day festival with the party in attendance that will determine the fate of the throne via politics, intrigue, mini-games, roleplay, and a homebrew reputation system.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $5.06)

I love low-powered enchanted items that add a bit more magic to the world, and Benjamin Vale has precisely that in The Compendium of Remarkably Unremarkable Trinkets with 29 pages of mostly harmless magic items.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $5.00)

The first lightning round this week is a collection of STL files for those with 3D printers. All of these are free or pay what you want with the suggested price in parentheses.

And our usual round-up of new classes and new subclasses, second verse same as the first with all titles being either free or pay what you want with the suggested price 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.

Over on Itch.io, Gizmo is hosting a sale on Mörk Borg supplements with a bundle of 15 adventures, rules expansions, settings, tools, character options, and more. And while not precisely a charity bundle, it is for a good cause: Gizmo has a new dog whose birthday is next month and deserves treats.
  • Price: £8.00 (85% off)
  • End Date: May 31, 2023

Atlas Games released a massive bundle on Ars Magica 4th Edition featuring a total of twenty-two books. Ars Magica 4th Edition, Causes & Cure, Living Lore, Faerie Stories, Land of Fire & Ice, Blood & Sand, The Bishop’s Staff, Sanctuary of Ice, The Medieval Bestiary Revised Edition, Triamore, Ordo Nobilis, Heirs to Merlin, Ultima Thule, The Dragon and the Bear, The Mythic Seas, The Wizard’s Grimoire Revised Edition, Return of the Stormider, The Fallen Angel, Hedge Magic, A Medieval Tapestry, and Parma Fabula.
  • Price: $80.00 (69% off)

Bloat Games collected several titles for their SURVIVE THIS!! Vigilante City OSR superhero game including the core rulebook, the anthropomorphic mutant book Into the Sewers, the Villain’s Guide to create evil characters, the sourcebook Superhero Team-Ups, and a collection of print-and-play miniatures.
  • Price: $20.00 (56% off)

You know me and my cyberpunk, as well as me and my animated VTT maps, and Animated Dungeon Maps, has both with a collection of animated cybermaps in two bundles, one in Full HD resolution and one that goes all the way to 4K each with five maps perfect for an industrial cyberpunk game like Cyberpunk RED or Shadowrun as well as post-apocalyptic games like Fallout.
  • Price: $32.20 (35% off) for HD, $49.15 (35% off) for 4K

Between the free adventure above and the bundles coming in the next section, you might want a way to play the classic era of the Traveller RPG and Moon Toad Publishing has precisely that with the Cepheus System Core Set Bundle including the Cepheus Engine RPG core rules, Spacecraft Design Guide, Vehicle Design Guide, and the Shop Book: Pukharra.
  • Price: $34.00 (33% off)


Charity Bundles and Sales

You’ve likely seen the Misplaced Monsters: Volume One book from Wizards of the Coast available on D&D Beyond featuring six monsters based on drawings by children on the EN World front page already, but Dungeonmasters Guild is also running a fundraiser for Extra Life as well with previous charity offerings from Wizards of the Coast including Minsc and Boo’s Journal of Villainy, Domains of Delight, Lost Laboratory of Kwalish, and more.
  • Price: $4.95 for Misplaced Monsters, variable for others
  • Charity: Seattle Children’s Hospital, Seattle Children’s Autism Center, and Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals

Keith Frye, the organizer of TravellerCon and member of the Traveller community, recently passed away and Independence Games joined together with several other publishers to create the Keith Frye Memorial Bundle. This bundle features the Traveller: Explorer’s Edition introductory core rulebook along with twenty other adventures, supplements, plans, and more for the Traveller roleplaying game and its system Cepheus Engine.
  • Price: $30.00 (80% off)
  • End Date: May 15, 2023
  • Charity: Medical and other final expenses for the family of Keith Frye

Prolific game designer Owen K.C. Stephens went through several health scares recently culminating in a cancer diagnosis, so there are two huge bundles raising money to help pay for his medical bills. The first bundle features over 100 PDFs including adventures, campaign guides, character options, fiction, stock art, rules expansions, maps, monster books, and a lot more for systems including 5e, 13th Age, Dusk City Outlaws, Eclipse Phase 1e, Mutants & Masterminds, Pathfinder 1e and 2e, Savage Worlds, Starfinder, and system-agnostic products from Green Ronin, Paizo, Legendary Games, Rite Publishing, Scratchpad Studios, Fat Goblin Games, and more.
  • Price: $34.95 (95% off)
  • End Date: May 15, 2023
  • Charity: Owen K.C. Stephens medical bills (all proceeds)

The second Owen’s Medical Bills Bundle has over 80 PDFs including adventures, campaign settings, character options, core rulebooks, equipment books, GM tools, monster books, and more for ACE – The Awfully Cheerful Engine, Eclipse Phase, ICONS, Mutants & Masterminds, Pathfinder 1e and 2e, Shadow of the Demon Lord, Shotguns & Sorcery: The Roleplaying Game, Spectaculars, and Starfinder from EN Publishing, Kobold Press, Posthuman Studios, Rite Publishing, Schwalb Entertainment, Ad Infinitum Adventures, and more.
  • Price: $34.95 (95% off)
  • End Date: May 15, 2023
  • Charity: Owen K.C. Stephens medical bills (all proceeds)

Before Shadowrun, before BattleTech, even before the original Star Trek RPG, FASA Corporation was known as a licensee producing supplements for the science fiction game Traveller. And now Bundle of Holding has collected many of their classic adventures and sourcebooks together in the FASA Traveller Bundle. The bundle includes six adventures along with maps of the ISCV King Richard and a Starport Hotel Complex, while the bonus collection adds on eight more starship plans, the Sky Raiders adventure trilogy, and the FCI Consumer Guide.
  • Price: $9.95 (85% off) with variable-cost Level-Up option
  • End Date: May 22, 2023
  • Charity: Direct Relief (10%)

Liberi Gothica Games has a bundle featuring the tabletop fantasy game Fellowship. One player acts as the Overlord bent on world destruction while the other players form a coalition of heroes undertaking a perilous journey to save the day using rules based on the Apocalypse Engine. The starter collection features the base rulebook, Fellowship 2 – Inverse Fellowship, and a collection of alternative playbooks for Dungeon World while the Bonus Collection adds on Fellowship 3 – In Rebellion and Fellowship Book 4 – Generous Fellowship along with four more playbooks.
  • Price: $9.95 (72% off) with variable-cost Level-Up option
  • End Date: May 18, 2023
  • Charity: Direct Relief (10%)

For GMs looking for a quick generator for plot ideas, Larcenous Designs has the GameMaster’s Apprentice, a line of idea-generator cards from Nathan Rockwood. The base level features all three 120-card decks in PDF format to print as sheets and as individual JPG images for use with VTTs and other card-creation software, while the bonus collection adds on a further five more decks.
  • Price: $7.95 (74% off) with variable-cost Level-Up option
  • End Date: May 16, 2023
  • Charity: Direct Relief (10%)

There’s also the Tiny Dungeon Mega bundle features the TinyD6 system from Gallant Knight. The Tiny Starter Collection includes core rules for a variety of genres for the generic rules-lite RPG including Tiny Dungeon, Tiny Wastelands, Tiny Frontiers, Tiny Pirates, Tiny Gunslingers, and Tiny Living Dead. The Bonus Collection adds on Advanced Tiny Dungeon, Tiny Taverns + A La Carte, Mecha & Monsters: Evolved, Tiny Cthulhu, Tiny Supers, Tiny Spies, and the GallantVerse Campaign Guide.
  • Price: $19.95 (78% off) with variable-cost Level-Up option
  • End Date: May 8, 2023
  • Charity: Direct Relief (10%

Catalyst Game Labs and Humble Bundle gathered together a library of classic BattleTech novels. Even the $1 level gets you four amazing books, the book that got me into BattleTech, Robert Thurston’s Way of the Clans plus the novel that started off the line, William H. Keith’s Decision at Thunder Rift along with a pair of novels by Robert N. Charrette, Heir to the Dragon and Wolves on the Border. The second $10 level adds on six more books from Michael A Stackpole, Loren L. Coleman, and more and the top tier $18 is an amazing deal for sixty novels in your choice of EPUB or MOBI format for easy reading on any ereader, tablet, phone, or computer.
  • Price: $1/$10/$18 (94% off at top tier)
  • End Date: May 25, 2023
  • Charity: The Global FoodBanking Network (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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