Freebies, Sales, and Charity Bundles for October 29, 2023

D&D, Critical Role, Pathfinder, Vampire: The Masquerade, Warhammer, OSR, Call of Cthulhu, 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!

Monster Fights 5e Presents released the Halloween one-shot adventure Smashing Pumpkins for levels 1-3 as the people of Haystack Hollow notice that things have gone missing before the big pumpkin pie contest in the pumpkin festival. Can the party discover the evil ritual being cast to disrupt the festival before the pumpkin pies decide to eat them?
  • Price: Free

Homebrew and Hacking has a preview of the Sports in 5e supplement for the Worlds To-Go: The Elysians campaign setting on Kickstarter now. Compatible with both Level Up: Advanced 5e and regular 5e rules, this supplement adds rules and descriptions of different Greek-inspired athletic competitions reimagined for a fantasy setting.
  • Price: Free
  • End Date: November 3, 2023

Players of the Dragon Warriors OSR system from Serpent King Games will be interested in Lair of the Vampire – A Dragon Warriors Solo Adventure from Red Ruin Publishing which places the 7th Rank character in the mountains of Hudristania where villagers are being terrorized by a vicious monster.
  • Price: Free

And for more OSR Halloween fun, The Scrying Dutchman has The Midnight Squad for Basic/BECMI/OD&D systems featuring ten new classes inspired by classic horror movies with new modern equipment rules (because if you have a Werewolf class you need guns with silver bullets after all).
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $1.00)

Brian Duckwitz released Serpent’s Bones, a short 2-3 hour adventure for Pathfinder 2nd Edition that sends first level characters to investigate a strange sinkhole that appeared suddenly on a farmer’s land with strange voices coming from it. You can also get the maps for the adventure ready for VTTs.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $1.99 for the adventure, $1.00 for the maps)

Neuralnoise released the Death in Space supplement Space Bulk detailing an amalgam of HUBs which merged with each other after a bridging disaster with parts melted inside one another and new passages created.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $2.00)

If you’re looking for a solo RPG with an old-school feel, Gustavo Coelho has Caves & Catacombs: Into the Wild inspired by HeroQuest that acts as a single-player dungeon crawl requiring just a few D6.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $2.99)

Over on Storytellers Vault, Gerard Raphael released Why Embrace? The Motives & Circumstances Surrounding Vampiric Siring offers a narrative tool for coming up with the circumstances of a character’s Embrace useful for any edition of Vampire: The Masquerade.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $1.75)

On Dungeonmasters Guild, Tristan Jacobs wants to introduce you to the creepy, kooky, altogether ooky The Ammads Family snap snap. This 2-3 hour adventure for 2nd-3rd level 5e parties explore the Ammads Family mansion (using a Clue(do) board as the dungeon map) uncovering the mystery of a summoning ritual gone wrong.
  • Price: Free

I know it’s a week too early to start talking about the holiday gift-giving season, but Tabletop Unglued has templates for Crackable D20s. These paper icosahedrons can be crafted to come apart and act as gift packaging for dice, small miniatures, or other stocking stuffer sized gifts for your favorite gamers.
  • Price: Free

Back to the Halloween fun, Rhodarin Press has The Amethyst Star: A Vistani Vessel Village, a supplement for Ravenloft adding some nautical adventure to the setting as the Vistani have other methods to travel between the Domains of Dread than just parting the mists.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $2.95)

As it is the time for spooky one-shots, Black Cat Nerd wants to help you if the party goes on an impromptu ghost hunt with D100 Reasons A Spirit Won’t Move On so you can find out on the fly how to end a haunting.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $1.00)

Next time someone tries to make a Monty Python reference with a demand for a shrubbery, pull out Gulliver Flinch’s Bruno’s Book of Shrubbery, a 28-page sourcebook describing 64 different plants with descriptions, magical attributes, and guidelines for both cultivation and harvesting.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $5.00)

In The Rats in the Cellar from Marina Kunz, Florence Mauli, Kai Muri, and Sven Puister, there are rats in the cellar. But this 1st level adventure has a few twists on this old favorite set-up along with an STL file for those with 3D printers for the unique rat monster in the adventure.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $1.00)

The supplement Divine Blessings – Gruumsh features ten magic items from the Orcish Deity of Conquest from Zrave, Apocalyps.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $2.99)

We’ve got two Lightning Rounds this week starting with maps ready to print or for use on your favorite VTTs. All products listed are either free or pay what you want with the suggested price listed in parentheses.

And the second Lightning Round is character options for 5e. All products listed are either free or pay what you want with the suggested price listed 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

Chaosium has the Miskatonic Repository Halloween 2023 Collection with adventures for Call of Cthulhu from several different eras of history including the Wild West, Golden Age of Piracy, the Regency era, the 1920s, and modern-day.
  • Price: $19.99 (60% off)

You can also pick up the Roll20 bundle for The Room with No Doors by M.T. Black with the introductory adventure for Call of Cthulhu and its Roll20 VTT conversion for one low price.
  • Price: $10.99 (21% off)

Cubicle 7 wants to help you add some horror to your WFRP games with the Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay: Halloween Bundle. The four adventures include Hell Rides to Halit, Feast of Blood, Skeleton Crew, and Something Knocking.
  • Price: $11.87 (12% off)

Skirmisher Publishing has the Trick or Treat Bundle featuring seven products for 5e, Call of Cthulhu, OSR, Pathfinder, and system-neutral resources and random charts.
  • Price: $1.00 (90% off)

Over on DMs Guild, the Eldritch Crafts Halloween Bundle collects together over twenty books of new character options, feats, classes, archetypes, magic items, and more.
  • Price: $29.99 (56% 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)

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)

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, there’s a fast bundle that’s already expiring soon with the Best Left Buried Bundle of the rules-lite fantasy horror RPG from SoulMuppet Publishing. The players take on the roles of Cryptdiggers, professional dungeon divers who venture underground in search of riches. The Starter Collection includes the Cryptdigger’s Guide to Survival, Doomsayer’s Guide to Horror, Hunter’s Guide to Monsters, and three zines of character options, while the Bonus Collection adds on six adventure books.
  • Price: $7.95 (83% off) with variable-cost Level Up option
  • Charity: Direct Relief (10%)
  • End Date: October 30, 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

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

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 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

Next 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: November 5, 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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Jer

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Crapbaskets, knew I was forgetting something. Even checked twice on Humble's page because I thought there was another bundle this week and missed it.
It's easy to miss that it's a game bundle. I originally thought it was just novels and only clicked through to see what novels they had and was pleasantly surprised by the variety.
 

Abstruse

Legend
It's easy to miss that it's a game bundle. I originally thought it was just novels and only clicked through to see what novels they had and was pleasantly surprised by the variety.
I'm used to checking because most of the RPG bundles end up in book bundles. And I got an email about the bundle and with all the other stuff going on this weekend, it just fell right out of my head and my eyes skipped right over it when I checked the site.
 


rules.mechanic

Craft homebrewer
Players of the Dragon Warriors OSR system from Serpent King Games will be interested in Lair of the Vampire – A Dragon Warriors Solo Adventure from Red Ruin Publishing which places the 7th Rank character in the mountains of Hudristania where villagers are being terrorized by a vicious monster.
  • Price: Free
Great to see the Dragon Warriors releases in these freebies updates - Red Ruin Publishing have done a great job keeping DW alive with their consistent releases, all free.
 




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