Freebies, Sales, and Charity Bundles for September 24, 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.


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!

From Marvel this week we have an introductory adventure Enter: Hydra for the Marvel Multiverse Role-Playing Game. Hydra agents are attacking Empire State University and the newest group of heroes must save the hostages and apprehend the agents before they can execute their devious plan.
  • Price: Free

Inspired by the video game Disco Elysium, the RPG Jamais Vu from Mithrillica puts players in the role of an amnesiac investigator where the different aspects of your psyche serve as your skills and the higher they get, the more influence over your personality they have.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $0.00)
  • Also available as print-on-demand for a minimum price of $5.45

This one is very niche but I happen to be just enough online to understand the reference with VKILLER from Weird Age Games. The players are streamers and VTubers at VibeCon, a popular but poorly managed streamer convention ready for three days of fun…and murder! But don’t worry, you can get an extra hour with the zipline for the inconvenience.
  • Price: Free

Any gamemaster knows that if you put the players in a town, they’re going to want to go shopping whether you’re prepared for it or not. MidKnight is here to save your VTT games with a collection of shop maps including an alchemy shop, bakery, bookstore, tavern, smithy/weapons and armor shop, and a tailor.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $1.00)

Lowe505 released The Adonis, an OSR adventure for B/X, BECMI, or Basic Fantasy inspired rules which sends the players to find the greatest masterpiece of master sculptor Constantin Donatello.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $0.00)

If your OSR tastes lean more toward Dungeon Crawl Classics, then Slash & Byte Minis has you covered as well with Prison of the Forsaken Bear God. This 6ht level DCC adventure includes a township, a hex crawl, and a dungeon placing your party against a malicious bear cult in the hamlet of Barford. (Note: This title has Adult Content.)
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $15.00)

If you’ve picked up Shadowdark and want to expand on the rules, The Realm Scribe has Making Magic: A Shadowdark RPG Crafting System to let you create your own magic items along with a random generator for new items.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $1.00)

Rune Foundry has two 5e adventures starting with Tremor in the Yawning Canyons which sends the 4th level party to investigate the cause of the minor earthquakes that send the people of Quarry’s Cradle fleeing.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $2.00)

The second adventure from Rune Foundry is Songs of the Estranged where the 3rd level party comes across an enchanted music box that mysteriously appeared in town with no known origin and places them on a path that takes them to the Nightmare Realm.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $2.00)

What happens to adventurers when they retire? Well in Dungeons & Deep Dish: A Pizza RPG from Westley Kossuth, they start their own pizzeria of course! Depend your city from an invading warlock using the only skills you have left: Pizza Magic!
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $2.00)

Talk Like a Pirate Day may be past us, but the spirit is still here with Heretical Hedgehog’s Hoist the Flag, a random table for pirate ships names and jolly rogers both historical flags and a generator to create all new ones.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $3.20)

If you want to play a game to Trek across the Stars but don’t want to get weighed down with a complex rules system, Zardak the Dave has Warpfleet: Lite Speed RPG with a quick to learn step die system that puts you in the space opera action right away.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $2.00)

And if you do like the more crunchy sci-fi systems, Old School Role Playing is back again with Gate, a Cepheus Engine adventure (the system that powers Traveller). The crew is sent to investigate a mysterious structure discovered in the Xexegailia System as scientist Olivia Perez believes this is a stargate and she knows how to activate it.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $3.00)

Ryan Main released A Missing Antiquarian - An Introductory Mystery for Vaesen for Free League’s Nordic Horror RPG. What begins as a simple case of missing persons quickly spirals into a dangerous mystery rooted in community values, family, romance, and murder.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $2.00)

With Phandelver and Below on store shelves now, you may want to bring something fresh to the start of the original Starter Set adventure. RJ Stanley has that with The Festival of Faces, a six-page prologue adventure that introduces the town of Phandalin with lore, skill challenges, exploration, and more.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $0.50)

Over on Dungeonmasters Guild, Juan posted Haunted Home Crypt, a Halloween one-shot adventure sending the party through a house of horrors as they face the depths of evil to sever the dark bonds that strangle the town.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $0.50)

Beirit released An Orc’s Bloodlust, a 5e adventure for 3rd level characters that pits them against an unusually dangerous and brutal band of orcs that have been destroying villages and shedding blood wherever they go.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $1.07)

On Storyteller’s Vault, Lex Noctis released a new Loresheet for Vampire: The Masquerade characters whose Haven or shared coterie Haven has the Haunted Flaw, expanding on the options for Kindred sleeping in the home of a ghost.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $1.07)

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.

And the second is a collection of 5e monsters and NPCs. As before, 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 Indie Creator Bundle features a total of 87 items including tabletop RPG resources, micro RPGs, solo journaling games, full RPGs, and a lot more plus several video games and video game assets.
  • Price: $10 (96% off)
  • End Date: September 26, 2023

With Talk Like a Pirate Day earlier this week, it’s not surprising that the theme for this week’s DriveThruRPG September Setting Sale was the seven seas. Snag discounts on Sea of Thieves RPG, 7th Sea Core Rulebook plus many sourcebooks and adventures, Tiny Pirates, Freeport Companion for several rules systems, map packages, sourcebooks, pregens, NPC collections, and more for almost 300 titles. And don’t forget to check back on Tuesday for the final week of September Setting sales.
  • Price: Up to 80% off
  • End Date: September 25, 2023

Jeremy Hart has a collection of Mork Borg Monster Cards in a bundle collection 18 creatures ready to include in your games from the shambler fungus to the ashstalker to the rootworm and more.
  • Price: $4.25 (6% off…which I know doesn’t sound like much but they’re $0.25 each already)

Over on Dungeonmasters Guild, we have a collection of compendiums which isn’t as redundant as it sounds. This bundle features multiple collections of magic items, spells, monsters, and more across seven different volumes.
  • Price: $9.99 (57% 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, 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 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 has the RPG based on the story that inspired Lovecraft, The Yellow King from Pelgrane Press designed by Robin D. Laws. This game using the Gumshoe System takes place across multiple realities from 19th Century Paris to an alternate version of America to a Continental War across Europe to a subtlety twisted version of our own modern day. The base level gets you The Yellow King RPG and Yellow King Suite while the Scholar Collection adds on Absinthe in Carcoas, Annotated King in Yellow, The Missing and the Lost, and New Tales of the Yellow Sign.
  • Price: $17.95 (67% off) with variable-cost Level Up option
  • Charity: Cancer Research UK (10%)
  • End Date: October 12, 2023

There’s still time left in 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-cost 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 Ends Tomorrow!

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 Ends Tomorrow!

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

Striper Assassin

Pretty sure I watched this movie on Cinemax back in the late 90s.....oh wait.... that only has one "p" nevermind.

In all seriousness I should probably find a paperback copy of 2XS. The only shadowrun book I ever read was the collection of short stories they did. But it is a shame we lost Nigel Findlay so young and I always appreciated his work so I need to check this out.

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