Freebies, Sales, and Charity Bundles for November 12, 2023

DnD, Pathfinder, Traveller, OSR, Coyote and Crow, DCC, Kobold Press, 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!

Paizo released Pathfinder 2e Item Cards Starter Pack with 20 print-and-play item cards perfect for quick reference or shuffle the deck as a quick random loot generator.
  • Price: Free

Dynamic Games has a new fantasy RPG full system with Spell Scorched Starter Rulebook. This game is all about choice, with four roles and six archetypes to mix for 24 total classes, an action economy where you spend your initiative points for actions, spell mod system, and more.
  • Price: Free

Gem Games also has a new RPG system for you based on 5e with VICE Adventure Game. This simplified version of 5e draws inspiration from Microlite games with all the rules needed to play in the single 192-page volume including 10 races/herigates, 4 classes with multiclassing rules, over 100 spells, a bestiary, unified loot table, and 4 pre-gens to get started right away.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $4.99)

For fans of Traveller, FSpace Publications has Supplement M3 Merchants & Corsairs with a whole lot of new ships including full deckplans for one and sketch designs for three others.
  • Price: Free

The players have gone off the rails once again and decided they needed to go to the swamps for some reason when you had nothing planned. Ancient Saga Games has you covered with Random Swamp Events usable for any fantasy RPG with 28 events you can use to quickly pull together an encounter.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $1.00)

Farwood Publishing released The Lesser Gods - Wayfarers of the Farwood, a 5e-compatible supplement for the Wayfarers of the Farwood campaign setting but usable in any setting features 11 lesser gods along with Eldritch Invocations for Warlocks for each and a guide on how to craft encounters involving the Lesser Gods.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $5.00)

It’s never too early to prep for your holiday one-shot, and Gold Mountain Games has a wintery one for Wintertide: A Holiday One-Shot. This adventure sends the 3rd level party to a mysterious island that appeared off the coast of Watester to investigate the frozen land. This adventure was originally created to support the alcohol and substance addiction charity CThree with support from horror writer Chris McAuley (Stokerverse) and actor Claudia Christian (Babylon 5).
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $3.00)

Au Contraire Publishing released The Haunted Spaceship, a rules-lite RPG about an AI discovering its personality and purpose after the crew you were created to serve has died.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $1.00)

Players of Ironsword looking to quickly pad out encounters to speed up their prep will want to look at Chaos Drake Press’s 100 Ironsword NPCs featuring, well, 100 NPCs for Ironsworn.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $2.00)

Owl Knight Games released Jennifer Adcock’s Femme Noir, two linked RPGs Desperate (for 3-5 players) and Becoming (for duet play) that explore the idea of womanhood through a noir/neo-noir lens with inspirations from ranging from Desperately Seeking Susan, Mulholland Drive, and Single White Female.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $2.00)

Did you know that, historically, scrolls were used for more than just writing down magic spells? Totem wants to help you diversify the scrolls in your game with 100 Non-Magical Scrolls with different scrolls that might show up in your game.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $2.00)

Over on Dungeonmasters Guild, Skalds by the Fire released Wolves of Woodmere, an adventure based on the podcast Film to Fantasy episode on The Wolf of Wall Street about a group of urchins who become rogues desperately trying to gain wealth to hire an army and rid their city of mindflayer overlords.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $0.00)

Gulliver Flinch’s The Book of Many Homes is a guide to commoner households from businesses to homes to farmsteads featuring details for 25 different households of varying social status and guides to create your own commoner home.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $2.00)

Jefferson Chalmers has a new take on session zero with The Usual Suspects, an adventure designed to e run as a session zero before playing Keys from the Golden Vault.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $2.00)

And for another holiday one-shot, Anthony Zinni has Gobbler’s Grove for characters of level 3-4 exploring a turkey-shaped gave (okay, not a real turkey but the handprint turkey we all drew in elementary school) along with a holiday-themed monster The Gelatinous Tube and a ready-to-print scale battlemap.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $1.00)

Over on Storytellers Vault, Sky Bradley and Henry Langdon released Clanbook: BAALI 5th Edition, a 44-page sourcebook exploring the demonic Clan Baali with a description of the Clan and its history, 13 new Discipline powers, 10 new blood sorcery rituals, and a lot more.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $6.66)

Our first Lightning Round this week includes GM/DM resources including miniatures, maps, monsters, and more. All products are either free or pay what you want with the suggested price in parentheses.

And our second Lightning Round are new character options for 5e including playable races/species, classes, subclasses, and more. All products are either 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.

Starting on DriveThruRPG, Coyote & Crow has a publisher-wide sale with discounts on the Coyote & Crow core rulebook in PDF format and the VTT-ready Roll20 edition plus on advnetures and novels for the science-fiction alternate history setting.
  • Price: Up to 60% off

Troll Lord Games collected four titles to get you started with the Castles & Crusades stripped-down retro-inspired D20 System game. The bundle includes the Players handbook, the NPC books Almanac Sketches and Almanac The Register, and the adventure Castle Zagyg by the one and only Gary Gygax.
  • Price: $49.96 (38% off)

Lore Wise Games has a bundle of fantasy art complete with a permanent commercial license to use in your own gaming products. Pick up line artwork of the Alpha Crab-Man, Earth Spirit, Hunsman Spider, Predator Snail, and Wicked Fairy for one low price.
  • Pirce: $19.98 (50% off)

Over on the Dungeonmasters Guild, the Ad Astra: To the Stars bundle collects the first six Adventure League adventures set in Spelljammer from the loosely connected Ad Astra campaign. The adventures go from the Tier 1 APL 3 adventures Rock Paper Pistols, Lone Survivors, Castles in the Sand, and The Highest Bidder to the Tier 2 APL 8 adventures The Show Must go On and The Prime Strikers.
  • Price: $21.00 (30% off)

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Charity Bundles and Sales

Critical Role is holding a charity live stream for Red Nose Day with your donations affecting the game. Several polls have been set up decided with your donation dollars deciding things like which class everyone is playing and what events will occur during the game. The live stream takes place on November 28 at 5 PM Pacific (8 PM Eastern, 12 midnight GMT).
  • Charity: Comic Relief US (All proceeds)

Game designer and artist Jennell Jaquays was recently hospitalized with Guillain-Barré syndrome and has a long road of recovery with 2-4 weeks of hospitalization and 6-12 months of rehab ahead. Her wife has set up a GoFundMe to help pay for medical expenses and other costs related to her recovery. Jennell has been a part of roleplaying games since almost the beginning publishing the fan zine The Dungeoneer and The Dragon in 1976 and has a career with TSR, Chaosium, Steve Jackson Games, West End Games, Flying Buffalo, and more and if that wasn’t enough worked in video games with Coleco, Epyx, Interplay, Electronic Arts, id Software, CCP Games, and more with multiple awards to her name.
  • Charity: Medical bills and recovery expenses for Jennell Jaquays

Bundle of Holding has two bundles for the City of Mist comic book noir roleplaying game. The first is a returning bundle, City of Mist Essentials, featuring the All-Seeing Eye Starter Set, Player’s Guide, Location Maps, and eight playbooks.
  • Price: $24.95 (75% off)
  • Charity: Direct Relief (10%)
  • End Date: November 28, 2023

The second bundle is the all-new City of Mist Unveiled bundle with the City of Mist: Shadows & Showdowns sourcebook along with 6 City of Mist Districts and the Adventure Collection adds on the adventure Nights of Payne Town and two small-time villains.
  • Price: $17.95 (75% off) with variable-cost Level Up option
  • Charity: Direct Relief (10%)
  • End Date: November 28, 2023

The DCC Funnels Bundle is a collection of funnel adventures for Dungeon Crawl Classics. These adventures for 0-level characters start off a DCC campaign as you play multiple characters and start your campaign with the one that survives. The Starter Collection includes Veiled Vaults of the Onyx Queen, Attack of the Frawgs, The Curse of Cragbridge, Fire in the Mountain, The Peasants' Fell Bargain, and Sword in the Jungle Deep while the bonus collection adds on an additional five more.
  • Price: $9.95 (75%) with variable-cost Level Up option
  • Charity: Direct Relief (10%)
  • End Date: November 22, 2023

The Palladium Apocalypse Bundle includes the core rulebooks for horror RPGs including the sci-fi/horror Splicers, the alien invasion Systems Failure, and zombie survival Dead Reign. The Bonus Collection adds on seven Dead Reign sourcebooks plus the Splicers sourcebook I Am Legion.
  • Price: $9.95 (79% off) with variable-cost Level Up option
  • Charity: Direct Relief (10%)
  • End Date: November 14, 2023

Over on Humble, Kobold Press and other publishers have collected together the 5th Edition Mega Bundle featuring over 70 titles at the highest tier. This bundle features setting books, monster books, adventures, character options, zines, resources, and a lot more all ready to be added to your 5e games.
  • Price: $1/$15/$25 (98% off at top tier)
  • Charity: International Medical Corps (user-defined, default 5%)
  • End Date: December 2, 2023

The Doctor Who Megabundle includes comic books, novels, audio dramas, and yes, roleplaying game books from Cubicle 7's Doctor Who: Adventures in Time and Space. The base level includes the core rulebook and multiple adventures, while the next two tiers add on more adventures, sourcebooks for the first twelve Doctors and for the Doctor's enemies and companions, and a lot more.
  • Price: $1/$10/$18 (98% off at top tier)
  • Charity: BBC Children in Need (user-defined, default 5%)
  • End Date: November 23, 2023

The Everything for Your Adventures: A Roll20 Exclusive bundle has been extended if you want to pick up a ton of games for Roll20. The first tier features multiple map packs for the cyberpunk and fantasy genres and the Troubles in Otari adventure typing into the Pathfinder Beginner Box. The second tier adds on the core rules for Fallout: The Roleplaying Game and the Fate Starter Bundle and the Starfinder adventure Junker’s Delight. The third tier adds the Pathfinder Beginner Box, Dune: Adventures in the Imperium, Tales from the Loop, Kobold Press’s Deep Magic, and the Starfinder Alien Archive. At the top tier we have Star Trek Adventures, Dragonbane, Starfinder Core Rulebook, Cyberpunk Red, Kobold Press’s Tome of Beasts, and more maps from Loke Battle Mats and others.
  • Price: $5/$10/$20/$30 (92% off at top tier)
  • Charity: Extra Life (user-defined, default 5%)
  • End Date: November 16, 2023

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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