Freebies, Sales, and Charity Bundles for October 22, 2023

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!

Also, I got updated to the new DriveThruRPG site so all the links in the column will direct you to the updated site. So if everything looks strange, that’s why.


T.D. Anderson wants to start the Halloween season off right for Pathfinder 2e players with the adventure Bloody Harvest sending the 5th-level party to the undead nation of Geb and get drawn into the cut-throat political schemes. And if you want to run it as a one-shot, there’s also a collection of four pre-generated characters with undead Archetypes.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $1.99 for the adventure, $1.00 for the pre-gens)

Ronove72 wants to expand your character options for Pathfinder 2e with three new subclasses for the Champion class: Samurai, Mediator, and Trickster.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $1.00)

The Rogue’s Collection has A Beginner’s Guide to Enchanting, a supplement for EN Publishing’s Level Up: Advanced 5th Edition with rules for creating your own magic items.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $1.00)

Farsight Games released Nice & Slice: A Dead Simple Tabletop Roleplaying Game, a generic rules system using just a single d20.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $1.22)

It’s cold outside, there’s no kind of atmosphere in the sci-fi comedy What’s Up, Dudes? from Farsight Games to let you play light hearted space opera from Red Dwarf to The Orville to Lower Decks (though they try very hard not to mention the names).
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $1.22)

The players have decided to take a shortcut through the sewers, getting around most of what you had planned for the evening. How are you going to come up with something to replace it? Raging Swan Press is here to help with One-Pager: Sewer, one page of system-neutral d4 tables to quickly flesh out sewer settings.
  • Price: Free

I know MÖRK BORG is supposed to be a bit on the unsettling side, but the class Living Hive from Grim Goat Games really gets under my skin as you play the living host to a swarm of insects. Trypophobes beware of the art on this one.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $1.00)

For the cyberpunk CY_BORG, JWK has the class Hunted Doppelganger that lets you become a wolf in sheep’s clothing, capable taking on the appearance of your last victim as you hunt in the streets to sate your animalistic hunger.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $1.00)

Over on Dungeonmasters Guild, AxCopey released the 5th level Eberron adventure Flight of Madness inspired by Silent Hill and Saw as the party explores an airship warped by the plane of Xoriat whose crew has been afflicted by madness.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $0.00)

If you’re feeling a bit stuck creating your next character, Glen Allison’s Character Inspiration can help you flesh out your characters with character builds, ideas, and suggestions to craft a unique and interesting character.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $0.00)

And if you want to go in the other direction, Andrea Gailer has d100 Character Flaws to give your characters depth by adding flaws to help create more dynamic and fun characters.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $1.00)

Rook Games has a short 1st level adventure Goblin Goods designed for new players with a new take on a classic prompt as a merchant has been ambushed by goblins with the party tasked with getting his stolen goods back.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $0.99)

Braeden Mills wants to bring some Hellish Delights to your games with a bakery with 37 edible treats with unique effects along with the proprietor Cyndara who makes the shop’s devilish snacks.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $0.50)

What goes better with baked goods than a nice cup of coffee? Sewage Orc has Cuppa Kobolds, another location to place in your campaign with 13 new low level magic items and a cozy coffee shop.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $0.50)

Gulliver Flinch released Daria’s Guide to Prosthetics with rules and statistics for artificial limbs including losing limbs in combat and crafting replacements.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $1.00)

This week’s first Lightning Round features monsters ready to pit against your 5e group. Each product is either Free or Pay What You Want with the suggested price in parentheses.

And the second Lightning Round is new 5e character options. Each product is 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.

DriveThruRPG has the Halloween Sale with discounts on a wide variety of horror and spooky RPGs including World of Darkness 20th Anniversary Edition, Chronicles of Darkness, Monster of the Week, Warhammer 40,000: Wrath & Glory, Delta Green, Pinebox Middle School, and over 4000 other titles.
  • Price: 40% off most titles
  • End Date: October 31, 2023

Itch.io has the Queer Halloween Stories 2023 Bundle featuring a total of over 100 products from more than 80 creators with 83 digital games, 22 physical games (including RPGs), 7 books/zines, 3 comics, and 3 audio dramas ranging from the spoopy fun to the downright brutally horrific.
  • Price: $60 (81% off) or $10 for the “Treat Edition” for those with financial hardship or lower incomes
  • End Date: October 31, 2023

Dungeonmaster’s Guild is also getting in on the holiday spirit with the Ravenloft Halloween Sale including discounts on Ravenloft and other horror adventures for Dungeons & Dragons including official products going back to the original I6 Ravenloft for Advanced Dungeons & Dragons 1st Edition all the way to Adventurer’s League products for 5e and a load of third-party content.
  • Price: Up to 40% off
  • End Date: October 31, 2023

Gildor Games collected their spookiest titles from the Elemental generic system for the Elemental 2023 Bundle of Fear. Get the Elemental Complete Guide core rulebook plus expanded campaign books for Lovecraftian horror, zombie apocalypse, slasher killers, haunted houses, and more.
  • Price: $19.98 (62% off)

Cubicle 7 pulled together a full library for the Rogue Trader Bundle where players take on a more unconventional role in the Warhammer 40K universe as the crew of a Rogue Trader ship independent of the ever-warring factions seeking your fortune among the stars. This bundle features the Rogue Trader Core Rulebook, Game Master’s Kit, and more than 20 other supplements, adventures, setting books, and more.
  • Price: $49.99 (84% off)

It’s the time for spooky games, if the various bundles and products haven’t been a clue, and Heroic Maps is no exception with their Halloween 2023 collection of VTT-ready maps. Grab maps for a haunted circus, witch glade, sanitorium, haunted library, and more in both gridded and gridless formats and in full resolution for VTT and 72dpi for printing.
  • Price: $19.99 (72% off)

Over on Dungeonmasters Guild, the Ravenloft Halloween Madness Bundle features conversion guides for 18 popular classic Ravenloft adventures so you can explore the gothic horror with 5e rules.
  • Price: $32.99 (49% off)

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Charity Bundles and Sales

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

The Open Gaming Store has a bundle of games collected by Rogue Genius Games in support of veteran game designer Owen K.C. Stephens and his struggle with cancer. This bundle features over 350 products from multiple companies for multiple systems with a retail value over $1000 including supplements for 5th Edition, Mutants & Masterminds, Pathfinder 1st Edition, Pathfinder 2nd Edition, Starfinder, Starjammer, and many others from publishers including Everybody Games, Rogue Genius Games, Legendary Games, Rite Publishing, Evil Robot Games, Battlefiend Press International, Savage Mogo, d20pfsrd.com Publishing, and more.
  • Price: $39.95 (over 96% off)
  • Charity: Owen K.C. Stephens medical recovery and expenses (all proceeds)
  • End Date: November 3, 2023

On Bundle of Holding, 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

SoulMuppet Publishing has a bundle for the rules-light fantasy horror RPG Best Left Buried. The Starter Collection includes the player’s guide Cryptdigger’s Guide to Survival, the GM guide Doomsayer’s Guide to Horror, the monster book Hunter’s Guide to Monsters, and three zines of expanded character options. The Bonus Collection adds on a collection of adventures Throne of Avarice, Beneath the Missing Sea, Darkling Seas of Islesmere, Spoils of the Gorgon Coast, and Spy in the House of Eth.
  • Price: $7.95 (89% off) with variable-cost Level Up option
  • Charity: Direct Relief (10%)
  • End Date: October 31, 2023

Onyx Path Publishing has the updated Scarred Lands setting for 5e. This dark post-apocalyptic fantasy setting takes place in the aftermath of a devastating war and was one of the first OGL published settings released (with the original Creature Collection for the setting making it into game stores before the Monster Manual 3rd Edition from Wizards of the Coast did due to a staggered release of the core books). The Starter Collection includes the Scarred Lands 5e Player’s Guide and Creature Collection plus two sourcebooks and an adventure path, while the Bonus Collection adds on 11 location books, four sets of VTT assets, the full-length campaign Dead Man’s Rust, and the six-part location book Vigil Watch.
  • Price: $17.95 (75% off) with variable-cost Level Up option
  • Charity: The Bodhana Group (10%)
  • End Date: October 23, 2023

If you want some inspiration for your October’s horror games or just some scary stories to read, the Ellen Datlow Presents Tales of Terror Bundle features short story anthologies including authors like Stephen King, Neil Gaiman, George R. R. Martin, Peter Straub, Clive Barker, and other big names in horror fiction available in DRM-free PDF, EPUB, and Kindle formats. The Terror Sampler includes two anthologies plus the novel We Are All Completely Fine and Mary Shelley’s Beyond Frankenstein short fiction collection while the Complete Collection adds on five more anthologies plus collections from Joe R. Landsdale, Caitlin R. Keirnan, and Lauren Beukes plus the novel The Stress of Her Regard.
  • Price: $7.95 (80% off) with variable-cost Level Up option
  • Charity: Horror Writers Association (10%)
  • End Date: October 25, 2023

Bundle of Holding wants you to be ready for next month’s National Novel Writing Month with the Novel Writing Game Tools 2023 Bundle. These journaling games, prompt guides, and creativity aids will help you develop your story. The Starter Collection includes Alone on a Journey, Seven Wonders, Apothecaria, Apothecaria: Shimmersnow Valley, and Recipe on Kmiydish Paper while the Bonus Collection adds on The Slow Knife, Curse of the House of Rookwood, Not a Demon, and Bleak Spirit.
  • Price: $9.95 (81% off) with variable-cost Level Up option
  • Charity: NaNoWriMo (10%)
  • End Date: November 1, 2023

Humble Bundle had another of those weeks where they’re really after your wallets with three new bundles plus an ongoing one. First is the Everything for Your Adventures: A Roll20 Exclusive bundle with a wide collection of Roll20 rules, adventures, and supplements. 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. There’s also a fourth tier, but that content is a surprise to be announced on November 2.
  • 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

If you have a 3D printer, the Dungeons & Monsters 3d Printable Tabletop Bundle wants to make sure you run out of filament. This collection of STL files ready to print features at the first tier nine bundles, at the second tier 55 bundles, and at the top tier a whopping 161 bundles of miniatures for PCs, NPCs, monsters, terrain, settings, props, mounts, entire houses and villages, mines, and more based on European Medieval fantasy, Ancient Egypt, Greek Mythology, the Golden Age of Piracy, the Viking Age, and a lot more. Oh, and that’s “bundles” not individual minis as the STL packs contain between one and and fifteen individual figures.
  • Price: $1/variable/$25 (98% off at top tier)
  • Charity: Make-a-Wish (user-defined, default 5%)
  • End Date: October 25, 2023

Humble Bundle wants to prepare you for the Spooky Season with a bundle of the original gothic-punk RPG of personal horror, Vampire: The Masquerade. The base level includes a trio of stories for Vampire: The Masquerade 5th Edition and the second tier adds on five more for existing players looking to expand their libraries, while new players will want to jump in at the third tier which includes the core rulebooks for Vampire: The Masquerade 5th Edition and sourcebooks Camarilla, Anarch, and Sabbat along with multiple setting and adventure books plus the core rulebook for Hunter: The Reckoning 5th Edition. The top tier adds on the physical card game Vampire: The Masquerade Rivals plus special promo packs and the expansion The Wolf & The Rat with shipping extra (only available in US/CAN/AUS/NZ).
  • Price: $1/$10/$18/$40 (90% off at top tier)
  • Charity: Worldbuilders
  • End Date: November 4, 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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