Freebies, Sales, and Charity Bundles for November 5, 2023

D&D, Pathfinder, Call of Cthulhu, OSR, Shadowrun, DCC, Warhammer, Fallout, Starfield, Cyberpunk, and a lot 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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Just because Halloween’s past doesn’t mean you have to give up on your spooky fun. I mean there’s Krampus, the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Yet-to-Come, the Hogfather, the Nightmare Before Christmas, and so many other ghostly and monstrous Christmas stories to ease your way out of the horror-fest of October. So let’s round up the last of the Halloween fun.

Starting off with a Pathfinder supplement from Sam Strider, Captain Collateral’s Chilling Collection is a Halloween-themed book with new player ancestries, class archetypes, magic items, monsters, and more.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $2.00)

Modiphius released Mysteries of the Manner for Achtung! Cthulhu where Black Sun forces ambush an antique collector and unleash Halloween horrors on the East Anglian countryside.
  • Price: Free

Chicanery Studios released the system-agnostic adventure The Thing in the Well for use with your favorite fantasy RPG as the party investigates the fate of a lost child after finding his mother fleeing the woods from an unseen threat.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $3.71)

Encoded Designs also has a system-neutral adventure with The Curse of the Pumpkin Patch that also includes a version of the Carved from Brindlewood system customized for the adventure.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $1.95)

Access RPG’s The Eldritch Properties of Dark Matter is an 1890s adventure for Mythos World and adaptable for any other Call of Cthulhu system that has an optional gimmick involving a UV light and secret ink. Also available in German.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $1.00)

More system-neutral fun from Lindsey Bonnette with Haunted Trappings, a generator to create themed haunted location aimed at settings in the 1920s but works for any game where haunted Victorian mansions are possible.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $2.00)

Dueling Dragon Adventures released The Chronicles of Aeres – The Last of Summer’s Light, an OSR adventure inspired by folk horror for low-level players that can be ramped up in difficulty for higher-level parties.
  • Price: Free

Grim Goat Games has a new monster collection Wicked Gourd & Gourd Head featuring pumpkins that come to life for use in MÖRK BORG.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $1.00)

Over on Dungeonmasters Guild, Xenia Pike has a horror-detective adventure Night Watch where the 3rd level party is asked to investigate whoever is desecrating graves and attacking visitors to the local cemetery.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $0.00)

If you want to add some detail to your Ravenloft campaign, Leguan 1001 has Heraldry of Barovia featuring the house sigils for the most important factions in Curse of Strahd.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $5.00)

And back to DriveThruRPG, we’ve got one final spooky season for those who have a different take on monsters (you know who you are, Resident Evil fans and Tumblr users). Vitoria Faria has OSE Monster Girls for B/X retroclones featuring four playable classes of cute monsters with the Succubus, Medusa, Minotaur, and Dryad.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $2.00)

From the Holostreets creator content program for Shadowrun, the supplement Shadow Cast: Street Punks offers new options, suggested builds, and roleplay opportunities for characters who run in the shadows to escape the greater darkness hiding the underground of the city sprawl.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $1.00)

The adventure Red Right Hand for Shadowrun Sixth World has Montreal singer Caroline Neon hiring the team to protect her after she found messages written in blood on cash collected as her recent shows.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $7.31)

Sometimes you need a back-up plan when the monster of the week doesn’t quite feel worth of the “of the week” part, so Skavenloft has DURF of the Week for Monster of the Week with random tables to come up with a threatening and interesting monster on the fly.
  • Price: Free

He’s off to see the Wizard and now he’s in trouble in the 5e adventure A Tourist in OZ based on the magical land of L. Frank Baum and compatible with OZ: A Fantasy Role-Playing Setting.
  • Price: Free

If you’re looking for a bit of comedy-horror, LazarusLair released Devil Inc. where the players are demonic employees of a diabolic company whose task is to spread misery throughout humanity to get them to sign contracts with the company for their souls.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $2.00)

The Gorilla of Destiny wants to add some realism to the magic in your 5e games with The Science Spellbook featuring over 100 spells based on general relativity, quantum mechanics, and other scientific inspiration.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $9.99)

Dice & Dish has a 6th level Dungeon Crawl Classics adventure with Edrenas Tower, a tower floating in the clouds above an island filled with singed monsters along with new spells, enchanted weapons, a new Patron, and more.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $10.00)

The “ancient alien artifact” is a staple of science fiction, and Old School Roleplaying wants to help add some to your games from Traveller to Cyberpunk and more with One Thousand Alien Artifacts from the Frontiers of Space.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $5.00)

If you haven’t quite found the OSR system for you, Chameleon Dream has Dragonhead Bangers Handbook that’s a ground-up full rules system inspired by (but not a clone of) B/X D&D with wear-and-tear hit points, easy grappling, damage-reducing armor, and more.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $4.99)

Deficient Games released The Count, The Castle, & The Curse, a gothic horror adventure for Shadowdark where the 1st-3rd level party is invited to the castle of a reclusive count with an offer too tempting to ignore.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $1.00)

If you want to get in on this gothic horror vibe but also want to play MÖRK BORG instead, don’t worry, Grim Goat Games has you covered with One Night at Castle Ghast where the titular castle appears only one day every century and whisks away anyone still inside at dawn, but many can’t resist the rare prizes that lay inside.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $2.00)

With most D&D settings using gemstones as a form of currency, having more options and rules for gemstones can come in handy to add depth to your games, which is exactly what Primer on Gemstones by Gabrilo Despint hopes to do with 5e rules on different gemstone types, modifying gemstones to increase (or decrease) their value, guides on gem-related services, and more.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $1.00)

And if the economy of your game is important to you, Thirakia has Living Costs Expanded with new expanded rules for living costs for players and NPCs to add a bit more direct motivation for adventuring.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $1.99)

Heading back to DMs Guild, Black Cat Nerd has d100 Rogue Traits which, as you might guess, has 100 traits and quirks for rogues to add some variety and depth to your NPCs and inspire some interesting new directions for PCs.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $1.00)

If you’ve thought the 5e underwater combat rules lacked something, Ryan Breadinc released Variant/Add-On Rules for Underwater Combat for 5e adding more interesting tactical choices than just “most weapons get disadvantage” with rules for movement, breath-holding in combat, new monster options, and more.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $0.59)

From Gonzalo Sánchez Sandoval, we have The Price of Power, a short adventure intended for level 3 characters where the group has to discover who is responsible for a series of fires in the city, which will lead them to uncover a plot.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $1.07)

I saw the title and wanted to make the reference but B and D Adventures beat me to the punch with the first line of the description, “The man in the back said ‘Everyone attack!’ and it turned into a Barroom Blitz.” This random encounter includes a map with room to customize it, tables to quickly describe the chaos, and more.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $0.50)

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 features 5e player options. 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, Kobold Press has the Black Flag Roleplaying Adventure Pack Bundle with ten adventures written for Kobold Press’s new 5e derivative.
  • Price: $69.99 (28% off)

The Dragonbane Core Set from Free League Publishing joins the growing collection of Roll20 bundles by bringing together the digital boxed set of the classic Swedish fantasy RPG with the Roll20 VTT module.
  • Price: $44.98 (10% off)

The PenumbraBundleOne from Penumbra Games features a trio of books for Shadowrun Sixth World Edition including the character options book Opters: Exotics, the update on the Los Coronados area of Aztlan Los Coronados, and the space sourcebook Beyond Measure: Shadows of Deep Space.
  • Price: $15.00 (63% off)

The Black November Bundle on Dungeonmasters Guild features over forty Forgotten Realms books including adventures, maps, character options, NPCs, alternate rules, and more.
  • Price: $15.37 (90% off)

And the DriveThruRPG version of the bundle has a completely different collection of more than 15 map bundles ready for VTTs along with adventures for not just 5e but also for Traveller. Despite also being the Black November Bundle, there’s no overlap between the two.
  • Price: $4.65 (90% off)

And if you want more maps, Heroic Maps has the November 2023 Grab Bag Bundle with five collections of VTT-ready maps the Cathedral of the Sword, Hagwellion Point Ruined Village, Riverside Warehouse, Magic Souk, and The Wheel Gate Fey & Shadow Planes.
  • Price: $12.60 (60%)

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Charity Bundles and Sales

Roll20 Con has a trio of bundles on DriveThruRPG and DMs Guild. The Roll20 Con Extra Life 1 Bundle includes Root, Cepheus Deluxe Edition, Traveller: Explorer’s Edition, Fate of Cthulhu, Tiny Dungeon 2nd Edition, and more.
  • Price: $25.00 (78% off)
  • Charity: Extra Life (all proceeds)

Roll20 Con Extra Life 2 Bundle has Scion Second Edition Book One: Origin, Sly Flourish’s Fantastic Locations, Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Soulbound Starter Set, Kobold Press’s Tome of Heroes, and more.
  • Price: $25.00 (80% off)
  • Charity: Extra Life (all proceeds)

And the DMs Guild bundle Roll20 Con Extra Life DMG has ten products including setting expansions, character options, adventures, and more.
  • Price: $10.00 (77% off)
  • Charity: Extra Life (all proceeds)

James Ohlen and Adrian Tchaikovsky released Arcanum Worlds Presents: Chains of Asmodeus, a 286-page setting book and adventure from level 11-20 featuring 50+ high CR monsters, 20+ infernal magic items, new item corruption mechanics, and more.
  • Price: $29.99
  • Charity Extra Life (all proceeds)

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)

Itch.io has the Games for Gaza bundle raising money for medical assistance for victims of the violence in Palestine. The bundle includes over 250 video games, tabletop RPGs, adventures, digital miniatures, asset packs, and a lot more.
  • Price: $10.00 (over 99% off)
  • Charity: Medical Aid for Palestinians (all proceeds)
  • End Date: November 8, 2023

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 as the DCC Funnels Bundle with 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

The Kult: Divinity Lost Bundle from October 2020 is back with the 2018 PbtA edition of the horror game Kult. This bundle includes the core rulebook, GM screen, and reference duck with the Bonus Collection adding on a set of Kult tarot cards and the adventure books The Black Madonna and Taroticum and Other Tales.
  • Price: $14.95 (69% off) with variable-cost Level Up option
  • Charity: RollVsEvil (10%)
  • End Date: November 6, 2023

And if that’s not enough Kult for you, the Kult Secrets and Whispers Bundle features the alternate setting book Beyond Darkness and Madness, the location book Labyrinths & Secret Chanbers, and the adventure book Screams and Whispers.
  • Price: $19.95 (74% off)
  • Charity: RollVsEvil (10%)
  • End Date: November 6, 2023

Humble Bundle added yet another bundle to their line-up this month after your wallet. 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 10%)
  • End Date: November 23, 2023

The Everything for Your Adventures: A Roll20 Exclusive bundle expanded with even more Roll20 options at the top tier including Star Trek Adventures, Dragonbane, Starfinder Core Rulebook, Cyberpunk Red, Kobold Press’s Tome of Beasts, and more maps from Loke Battle Mats and others. 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.
  • Price: $5/$10/$20/$30 (92% off at top tier)
  • Charity: Extra Life (user-defined, default 5%)
  • End Date: November 9, 2023

Cubicle 7 and Humble has The Best of Warhammer RPGs Bundle featuring core rulebooks, adventures, rule expansions, and more for Warhammer: Age of Sigmar: Soulbound, Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay, and Warhammer 40,000: Wrath & Glory plus a coupon for 15% off at the Cubicle 7 store.
  • Price: $1/$10/$18 (94% off at top tier)
  • Charity: Children’s Health Ireland (user-defined, default 5%)
  • End Date: November 8, 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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Darryl Mott

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FYI, as I just found out, the Black November bundle on DMG has about 90% of the content from LAST Black November bundle. Caveat Emptor.
 


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