RPG Bundles, Freebies, and Sales News (May 15, 2022)

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

The Dragonlance Nexus, the fansite for the Dragonlance setting dating back over twenty years, released the second chapter in their conversions of the classic Gold Box video games based on the setting to 5e. Champions of Krynn adapts the 1990 video game by SSI originally released for DOS, Apple II, Commodore 64, and Amiga systems to the 5e rules system ready to play at your tabletop.
  • Price: Free

Over on Dungeonmasters Guild, Azzy Homebrew continues adapting classic 3.5e spells to 5e with Spells on Antiquity Volume 6. The series is going through the list of 3.5e spells and this volume is F, adding 45 new 5e spells to the collection.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $2.99)

CypherCA expands on the goblinoid player options from Mordenkainen’s Monsters of the Multiverse with Great Feats for Goblinoid Heroes. Bugbears, Goblins, and Hobgoblins now have a dozen new feats inspired by myth, rumor, and established lore to add more options for these characters.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $0.99)

For those going through the Strixhaven: Curriculum of Chaos module, a nice handout to get at the end would be a diploma, right? Brian Hardin II gives us a pack of five diplomas for the Silverquill, Lorehold, Witherbloom, Prismari, and Quandrix colleges complete with seal ready to be printed out and given to your players to celebrate their characters’ graduations.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $0.00)

On DriveThruRPG, Matthew Pfister released an entire collection of new subclasses for various 5e classes inspired by heavy metal. Each one is available as its own purchase: Warlock Godcore Patron, Sorcerer Bloodcore, Paladin Oath of the Hellbound, Bard College of Metal, Druid Circle of Nightmares, Cleric Brutal Domain, and Barbarian Path of the Mosher.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $0.00)

In the 5e adventure, The Trouble with Dreams, the party of 6th level characters must face the dangers of the Realm of Slumber to lift a dangerous curse. Queen Aisling has become plagued with nightmares and unable to sleep after acquiring a broken statue of the Dreaming King and the party is sent into the dangerous realm to free her. But remember, if you die in the dream, you die in real life, and going to sleep in a dream means waking in reality leaving the work of the dream unfinished.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $2.00)

For fans of Pathfinder 2nd Edition, Ryan Sigler released Found in Darkness, a one-shot adventure for 1st to 3rd level characters. A band of Duergar has kidnapped everyone from a farm on the outskirts of a small village and the party must delve into their mine in order to save them.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $2.00)

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Bundles and Sales

DriveThruRPG has a month-long sale on over sixteen thousand different titles for Dungeons & Dragons. From official releases for TSR and Wizards of the Coast to fan-made OGL products across every edition of the game, there are currently listed 16,885 titles available with discounts as high as over 90% off.
  • Price: Varies by title
  • End date: May 30, 2022

Skirmisher Publishing released a collection of eight titles in their D&D&D&D Bundle (two D&D’s because it’s a double-discount). These books run the gamut from new spells, new races, new feats, expanded player options, gamemaster tools, and more.
  • Price: $4.99 (54% off)

Over on Itch.io, instadeath discounted two unique GMless TTRPGs for 2+ players. Demonbreakers is described as “Ghostbusters meets Monty Python” as a prep-free game with prompts inspired by games like The Wretched and Alone Among the Stars. Meanwhile, The Fires of Chaterra is a fairy tale-inspired game using a push-your-luck dice mechanic requiring very little math with prompts to develop important setting elements as you play.
  • Price: $9.59 (25% off)
  • End Date: May 22, 2022
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Charity Bundles and Sales

There are two big bundles from the tabletop RPG space supporting reproductive rights in the United States. The first is the huge bundle from Itch.io, the TTRPGs for Reproductive Rights bundle hosted by Roll for Romance featuring 291 titles ranging from adventures to sourcebooks to full core rulebooks for a large variety of different systems, genres, and settings.
  • Price: $5 (over 99% off)
  • End Date: June 12, 2022
  • Charity: Planned Parenthood and National Network of Abortion Funds (all proceeds)

The other huge bundle is over on DriveThruRPG, the RPGs for Reproductive Justice bundle from the Hydra Cooperative. I tried counting all the titles available in this bundle and lost track somewhere in the 50s, but it’s a lot ranging from adventures, sourcebooks, GM tools, art packs, essays, and more including some big names like Mutants & Masterminds Deluxe Hero’s Handbook, Fate Accessibility Toolkit, Chivalry & Sorcery 5th Edition, Star Crossed, and a lot more.
  • Price: $25 (96% off)
  • End Date: Est. May 24, 2022 (publisher commented on May 10 it would run for “about two weeks or so”)
  • Charity: National Network of Abortion Funds (all proceeds)

Over on Bundle of Holding, two games from Jenna Moran have come together in a single bundle with the Nobilis and Chuubo Bundle. The starter collection has Chuubo’s Marvelous Wish-Granting Engine, an RPG of heroic innocents inspired by Spirited Away and Adventure Time using the diceless Nobilis system with an additional four additional sourcebooks. The Level Up option adds on the essentials edition of Nobilis 3rd Edition along with three other sourcebooks for Nobilis plus an additional sourcebook for Chuubo.
  • Price: $9.95 (80% off) with variable cost Level-Up option
  • End Date: May 25, 2022
  • Charity: Direct Relief (10%)

There’s also The Hero’s Journey bundle as well featuring the fantasy RPG inspired by timeless folklore from designer James M. Spahn. This bundle includes the second edition of the core rules, a narrator’s screen, the Hero’s Companion and Hero’s Grimoire supplements, the stand-alone companion game Skaldic Saga: Heroic Journeys in the Viking Age, the bestiary Of Beasts Brave and True, and the narrator supplement Adventures & Interludes.
  • Price: $12.95 (77$ off)
  • End Date: May 18, 2022
  • Charity: Direct Relief (10%)

The two big Shadowrun bundles are also still up on Bundle of Holding. The first, Shadowrun Sixth World Essentials gives you everything you need to get started in the newest edition of the cyberpunk fantasy RPG. The Shadowrun Sixth World Core Rules has everything you need to play along with two great primer sourcebooks for the setting, the Neo-Anarchist Streetpedia describing the history of the Shadowrun world and the media and culture book No Future talking about everyday life in the world of magic and machine. The Level-Up option adds on five new sourcebooks that add even more character options, cyberware, weapons, armor, vehicles, and more.
  • Price: $17.95 (73% off) with variable cost Level-Up option
  • End Date: May 23, 2022
  • Charity: Direct Relief (10%)

The second bundle, Shadowrun Power Plays, brings you up to speed on what’s been going on in 2080 and 2081 with a collection of sourcebooks and adventures. Free Seattle is a collection of adventures about the political machinations behind the city of Seattle becoming an independent city-state (spoilers: a dragon may be involved), Collapsing Now gives the nitty gritty of shady power players of the Shadowrun world, and Power Plays goes into detail on the megacorporations that run the world. The Level-Up option adds Cutting Black describing the events of a major month-long blackout that caused massive fallout across the United Canadian American States, 30 Nights which is a string of adventures taking place during the blackout, Slip Streams continues the plot threads from Cutting Black and the dangerous magical phenomenon taking place, and Tales from the UCAS: Age of Rust explores different cities throughout the UCAS.
  • Price: $14.95 (72% off) with variable cost Level-Up option
  • End Date: May 23, 2022
  • Charity: Direct Relief (10%)

Humble Bundle’s Spring Sale is currently going on in the Humble Store with big discounts on a lot of TTRPG licensed video games including Cyberpunk 2077 for $29.99 (50% off), Pathfinder: Kingmaker for $8.99 (55% off), Solasta: Crown of the Magister for $15.99 (60% off), BattleTech for $9.99 (75% off), and the Shadowrun Trilogy of games available individually for 75% off (Shadowrun Returns for $3.74, Shadowrun Dragonfall Director’s Cut for $3.74, and Shadowrun: Hong Kong for $4.99) along with many other video games.
  • Price: Varies (discounts from 20% to 92% off)
  • End Date: May 23, 2022
  • Charity: User determined in account settings (5% to 10%)

That’s all for this week! This is still an experiment so if you have any feedback, please leave a comment. If you know of any bundles or sales starting soon, please contact me on the EN World Discord 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, and/or DriveThru may contain affiliate links with the proceeds going to the author of this column.
 

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