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Freebies, Sales, and Charity Bundles for September 17, 2023

Giveaways, deals, and fundraisers featuring Dungeons & Dragons, Pathfinder, Shadowrun, Call of Cthulhu, Traveller, Alien RPG, Tales from the Loop, 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!

Modiphius released yet another free collection of adventures with Star Trek Adventures Briefs 13: Dangers in Space. Set in the TNG era (but adaptable to any Star Trek setting), this book features 10 mission briefs that can be played as one-shots or sprinkled throughout a campaign focusing on the many dangers found in the galaxy.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $0.00)

Taylor Hodgkiss released The Voidbound Isle, a whopping 427-page campaign for Pathfinder set in a vast cursed island. The adventure rules from Level 1-13 and includes rules for hex-crawl exploration, city-building, NPCs, monsters, magic items, and a lot more including new high-tech equipment and foes.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $50.00)

Classic Fantasy Imperative from Design Mechanism is a new version of Classic Fantasy and the Mythras setting using the Basic Roleplay d100 system, complete with an SRD released under the ORC License.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $0.00)

Speaking of BRP, Marco Danili has a new scenario for Call of Cthulhu 7th Edition, the 1920s adventure The Timeless Terror. The investigators are on board a luxurious train with a horrific mystery facing them as they head to their destination.
  • Price: Free

And for another CoC adventure, Quico Vicens-Picatto has On Air set in 1920s Arkham with the players taking on the roles of the cast of the radio show The Witching Hour that notifies residents of supernatural happenings in the community. Also available in Spanish.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $0.00)

Loremaster RPG from Alexandre Kats is an FKR/OSR rules-light RPG with class-based or skill-based character creation, plug-and-play mass combat rules that let you swap from “single character” to “full army” perspective, random background and encounter generators, alternate rules for solo play and core systems using 1d6, 2d6, or 3d6, and more.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested Price: $0.00)

Grim Goat Games released a new class for MÖRK BORG called Flesh Bound. You’re a single soul inhabiting two bodies, but can only control one at a time while the other lays dormant as if dead until you change consciousness to the other.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $1.00)

A new twist on the cyberpunk genre, Corpo-Rats from Conner Dejacacion has players take on the roles of lab rats working for a transnational megacorp helping to test unethical products and sabotage competitors in pursuit of cheese. Based on Honey Heist by Grant Howitt.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $2.00)

In Final Girl by GCF, you play as a jock, nerd, mean girl, comic relief, or other slasher horror stereotype in this one-die horror RPG out in perfect time for the spooky season.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $25.00)

Hammer City Games has Earth, A.D. - Wastelander’s Handbook 0e, a post-apocalyptic RPG inspired by the Fallout franchise using a custom d20 system with a skills and perks based character creation, rules for over 100 mutations, Stress and Rad accumulation, and more.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $8.00)

Jeff Hill released two solo RPGs from the Urban Legend series, one for Haunts where you play a ghost hunter exploring a haunted mansion and Monsters where you track down cryptozoological terrors from an alternate dimension.
  • Price: Pay What You Want ($0.50 each)

Over on Dungeonmasters Guild, a new Domain of Dread for Ravenloft is here with Shadyside Inn and Foundling Home from Thomas Kolar where the adventurers are transformed into living toys as part of the Dark Lord’s collection.
  • Price: Free

A staple of medieval historical fiction is the Grand Tourney, and now you can bring that to your 5e games with Crindle’s Tourney: Simple Rules for Jousting to let your players compete for glory in front of nobility.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $2.00)

Sure you know what happens when you roll a natural 20 on that attack roll, but what happens on a natural 1? Mathieu Korning has a Critical Miss Table with a trio of tables for melee, ranged, and creature fumbles.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $1.00)

With Phandelver & Below coming out imminently, there are already a couple of expansions out to add more to your campaign. First from Tooten, we have Lost Mines of Phandelver Store Inventory & Pricing to give you a full inventory for all three stores in the village.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $1.00)

And from Mosey, there’s Beyond Phandelver with ways to expand on the original starter adventure with ways to rebuild Thundertree, claiming a share of the profits from the mine, Venomfang and other NPCs, and more.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $1.49)

The first Lightning Round this week features new character options for your 5e characters. As always, each of these is available for free or as pay what you want with the suggested price in parentheses.
  • The Phoenix (Warlock subclass) from GalaxyKid ($1.00)
  • Anthros (player race) from Sean Nolan ($0.75)
  • Weaver (background) from Quest Weaver Media (Free)
  • Juggernaut Warforged (player race) from Chronicles of Lost Tomes ($0.00)
  • Herbalist (background) from Quest Weaver Media (Free)
  • Path of the Tomb (Barbarian subclass) from Gabriel Gro ($0.99)
  • Adrenaline (feat) from Andrew Fields ($0.50)
  • Animal Magic (spells and spell school) from Andreas Ringsparr ($0.50)

And for the second Lightning Round, we’re switching from player-facing to DM-facing with a selection of 5e monsters. Again, each of these is available for free or as 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.

The DriveThruRPG September Setting sale continues with the final day on this week’s theme, Superheroes! Get discounts on Marvel Multiverse RPG Core Rulebook, Mutants & Masterminds, ICONS, Masks: A New Generation, Sentinel Comics, Glitter Hearts, Mutant City Blues, and over 4000 other titles. And check back on Monday for the Week 3 theme and a whole new set of books on sale.
  • Price: Up to 80% off
  • End Date: September 18, 2023 LAST DAY!

Dungeonmasters Guild has the Back-to-School Sale with discounts on a huge collection of over 170 5e titles including official Roll20 conversions of Wizards of the Coast books like the core rulebooks and adventures like Curse of Strahd as well as third-party sourcebooks and adventures like Exploring Eberron from setting creator Keith Baker, Drizzt’s Travelogue of Everything, and a lot more.
  • Price: Up to 40% off
  • End Date: September 17, 2023 FINAL HOURS!

Free League Publishing released a few Roll20 bundles for the Alien RPG for the Alien RPG Starter Set and the adventure Destroyer of Worlds available individually and together as a bundle. All three of the bundles include the PDF of the licensed sci-fi/horror RPG and the Roll20 VTT version.
  • Price: $29.58 for Destroyer of Worlds, $39.98 for Alien RPG Starter Set, and $53.58 for both (20% off)

Also from Free League is the Roll20 bundle for Tales from the Loop, the multiple award-winning RPG of kid adventure inspired by the work of artist Simon Stålenhag. The bundle includes the PDF of the core rulebook and the Roll20 VTT files so you’ll be ready to jump right into the 1980s sci-fi adventure.
  • Price: $39.98 (20% off)


Charity Bundles and Sales

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

Sleepy Sasquatch Games has a fundraiser going on Itch.io for Gizmo, a 12-year-old dog with ongoing medical issues. The bundle includes four solo RPGs, Wandering Dreams for eldritch horror, Courier about a post-apocalyptic delivery person, GLIDE about sci-fi exploration, and the sword and sorcery Wandering Souls.
  • Price: $19.00 (50% off)
  • Charity: Medical care for Gizmo
  • End Date: September 30, 2023

Bundle of Holding released the Hostile Bundle featuring the Cepheus Engine based sci-fi/horror game. Built on the same core as the classic Traveller RPG, this game draws inspiration from Alien, Outland, Blade Runner, and other stories of harsh planets, toxic atmospheres, and the uncaring unfeeling void that is deep space. The Starter Collection includes the core rulebook, the firearm sourcebook Gunlocker, and GM resources. The Bonus Collection adds on more resources with campaign books, setting sourcebooks, NPC collections, and more.
  • Price: $9.95 (79% off) with variable-close Level Up option
  • Charity: Direct Relief (10%)
  • End Date: October 2, 2023

There are two bundles for Arc Dream Publishing’s Delta Green modern-day action-horror RPG based on the Cthulhu Mythos. The first bundle is the Delta Green RPG Megabundle which includes the Delta Green Agent’s Handbook player core rulebook, the setting book The Complex, and the pre-generated character collection Agent Dossiers. The Handler Megacollection adds on the Delta Green Handler’s Guide GM core rulebook, the sourcebook The Conspiracy, the campaign Iconoclasts, and four other titles.
  • Price: $7.95 (76% off) with variable-cost Level Up option
  • Charity: Direct Relief (10%)
  • End Date: September 25, 2023

The second bundle is DG Asset Packs with a collection of graphical assets, hand-outs, and prop documents for Delta Green. Pick up the art, template, and document hand-outs in the DG Asset Pack: Classified 1, Known Vectors 1, Law Enforcement 1, Public Interest 1, and Private Sector Pack.
  • $17.95 (70% off) with variable-cost Level Up option
  • Charity: Direct Relief (10%)
  • End Date: September 25, 2023

On Humble…I’m sorry for the gushing that’s about to happen, but you all probably know my love of the Shadowrun setting by this point and the Shadowrun Legends bundle from Catalyst Game Labs and Humble Bundle features a collection of the tie-in novels from the Shadowrun franchise going all the way back to the start. Even the first tier of the bundle includes one of my favorite Shadowrun novels and still one of my favorite novels of all time, 2XS by Nigel Findley, along with the first full novel Never Deal with a Dragon by Robert N. Charrette and Striper Assassin by Nyx Smith. The second tier adds seven more titles including House of the Sun by Nigel Findley (the sequel to 2XS), the two sequels to Never Deal with a Dragon to complete the Secrets of Power trilogy, and more. The top tier includes a total of 42 novels, which is the entire FASA-era collection of novels. This library is a must-have for any Shadowrun fan available in both epub and mobi formats for easy reading on any device and covers many of the major events that shape the Shadowrun setting to this very day.
  • Price: $1/$10/$18 (91% off at top tier)
  • Charity: Legal Defense Fund (user-defined, default 5%)
  • End Date: October 7, 2023

Pelgrane Press released the Trail of Cthulhu bundle with a library of books for the GUMSHOE-based Lovecraftian RPG. If you haven’t played before, you will need to get the top tier as it’s the only tier that includes the core rules along with 21 other titles and a discount code for the Pelgrane Press online store. If you’re already a player looking to expand your library, the first tier includes the Keeper’s Resource Book and Screen, the WWI-era adventure anthology Dulce et Decorum Est, and an EP soundtrack of original music, while the mid-tier adds on four more adventure books Out of the Woods, Out of Time, Out of Space, and Eternal Lies.
  • Price: $1/$10/$18 (95% off at top tier)
  • Charity: Cancer Research UK (user-defined, default 5%)
  • End Date: September 28, 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

Darryl Mott


Are the Shadowrun novels on Humble bundle in downloadable PDF or another format?

Sorry to ask, but been burned by the Mercedes Lackey Humble Bundle which wasn't downloadable, couldn't be put on E-readers and was only readable on the internet one specific site that wasn't user friendly.

It was for a good cause, so no loss, but was a little annoying.

So would be nice to know what format these books come in for the Humble Bundle.


Are the Shadowrun novels on Humble bundle in downloadable PDF or another format?

Sorry to ask, but been burned by the Mercedes Lackey Humble Bundle which wasn't downloadable, couldn't be put on E-readers and was only readable on the internet one specific site that wasn't user friendly.

It was for a good cause, so no loss, but was a little annoying.

So would be nice to know what format these books come in for the Humble Bundle.
Yeah, this one's downloadable in epub and mobi format. Not PDF, but epub is the standard format for ebooks and mobi is the format for Kindle ereaders. Between the two, basically any ereader or ereader app will be able to read them.

I know what you mean though. I got a similar bundle with novels locked to one app and it was not fun trying to sort that.

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