RPG Freebies, Bundles, and Sales News (April 2, 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!

Alright, let’s get the annual tomfoolery out of the way with the joke/comedy releases. First from Modiphius, we have Achtung! Cthulhu 2d20: Eat for Victory! Which is a recipe book from Section M Mess Officers.
  • Price: Free

Catalyst Game Labs has Who Drek’d in the Sprawl?, a reference deck for Shadowrun to help you identify the droppings of various “creatures” of the urban sprawl including the waste of the GM-Nissan Doberman drone and the Stuffer Shack Mega Brownie Choco Soy Bomb™ (which can be confused for poo if dropped on the sidewalk).
  • Price: Free

And the community creators on Storytellers Vault didn’t miss out on the opportunity either, starting with Pooka G’s Grognarderie for Changeling: The Dreaming 20th Anniversary Edition featuring the Art of Grognarderie and its rejection of the ever-changing nature of the Dreaming.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $1.00)

Divid Poetters wants to help put the beast back in the Beast with Jackalope Index for Vampire: The Masquerade 20th Anniversary Edition featuring a list of 100 animal traits for Gangrel characters and rules to manage animal traits on Social attributes.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $3.70)

And in what I think is a prank on any old-time World of Darkness players as it is a joke product, Sebastian Freeman has Return of the Abomination, a crossover character sheet for the True Black Hand. So if you want for some reason to bring back Samuel Haight…
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $1.38)
  • Also suggested: Burn it and scatter the ashes on consecrated ground before blessing with holy water and maybe a nail from the True Cross (though you should still get it iif you want to play with the overpowered systems)

Okay, now that we’ve got that taken care of, we’ll start with D&D Beyond and the Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves bundle featuring stat blocks for characters from the movie, legendary magic items like the helm of disjunction and hither-tither staff, and a special set of dice inspired by Themberchaud.
  • Price: Free

Egg Embry, who you may recognize from his work here on EN World, released Off/Face Tribute RPG, a Lasers & Feelings duet game inspired by the cheesy action classic Face/Off. In the game, you must stop a mastermind criminal with a diabolic scheme in motion by undergoing an experimental facial transplant surgery to look just like him while he remains in a coma and hope you can disrupt the evil plans before the villain wakes up wearing YOUR face!
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $0.00)
  • Note: Does not include the massive quantities of ham required for scenery-chewing

Octopus Apocalypse wants you to take a new look at the lowest of creatures in fantasy RPGs. No, lower than the goblins. No, not even the rats. This is Consider the Oooze which gives you character options to play as an ooze.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $1.00)

Old School Role Playing has more Cepheus Engine for us but not the usual adventure. This time it’s Cybernetics and Implants for the Frontiers of Space, a selection of optional rules for cybernetic implants and technological enhancements along with the possible side effects of replacing your organic body with silicon and fiber optics.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $4.00)

A useful tool for OSR and retro players, Stephen Wendell has Old-School ’77 Dungeon Stocking Tables, a collection of three d100 tables to generate the contents of a dungeon room including the monsters, treasure, traps, interesting features, or just an empty room.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $0.99)

In a straightforward release from Storytellers Vault, Wil Brown released Descendent of Eron, an offshoot bloodline from the Salubri that aren’t quite as pacifistic as their fellow Kindred…
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $0.50)

Over on Dungeonmasters Guild, we have a new introductory adventure Shadows of Ravenswood by Ian James Arnott that takes characters from 1st to 3rd level using only the rules available in the free Basic Rules PDF from Wizards of the Coast. The players explore a dangerous forest, navigate a shadowy temple, and confront a powerful necromancer in a quest to save the town of Ravenswood and its people.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $1.99)

If you need some locations to plug into your game quickly, Finnic Heaslip has two new products for you, The White Wagon and Other Establishments and The Howling Moon Inn and Other Establishments. Each features a selection of inns, taverns, stores, traveling merchants, and more with detailed descriptions, background information, items available, and potential plot hooks.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $0.00)

First Arcadian has overhauled the four iconic ancestries of 5e with new optional rules and homebrew features to encourage roleplaying inspired by the lore of humans, elves, dwarves, and halflings.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $1.00)

And now for the first of two rapid-fire rounds. As always, all of these products are available for free or as pay-what-you-want with the suggested price in brackets. Starting off, we have map collections ready for your favorite VTT.

And a selection of new 5e classes and subclasses.


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.

D&D Beyond is running a sale on D&D Essentials including the Player’s Handbook and Essentials Kit Bundle with more limited-time bundles on Tasha’s Cauldron of Everything (until April 4) and Xanathar’s Guide to Everything (April 5-9) plus discounts on digital dice and digital+physical bundles.
  • Price: 40% off products listed above, up to 40% off on other digital products excluding Keys from the Golden Vault and Dragonlance: Shadow of the Dragon Queen
  • End Date: April 9, 2023

While the D&D Beyond sale is very obviously attempting to cash in on the publicity surrounding the D&D movie without saying so, Roll20’s sale has no issues with admitting the connection with their D&D Movie Sale featuring discounts on several products and bundles including the Player’s Handbook, Waterdeep: Dungeon of the Mad Mage, Tales from the Yawning Portal, Waterdeep: Dragon Heist, and dozens more products.
  • Price: Up to 40% off
  • End Date: April 9, 2023

On the Dungeonmasters Guild, there are a pair of comedy adventures in the D&D Humor Bundle including A Taxing Task that sends the level 8 party out as tax collectors for the crown from the evil tax-evading dragon Kavalaar and Nothing Out of the Ordinary with a twist on the standard “noble asks the party to deal with bandits” for 5th level characters.
  • Price: $0.95 (70% off)

For Spelljammer players, there’s the Strange Life Forms of the Astral Sea Bundle featuring all three volumes of the creature collections from beyond the edges of Wildspace.
  • Price: $1.75 (22% off)

And if you need some post-apocalyptic maps for your Fallout, Gamma World, etc. games, Amatsu has the Tabletop Wasteland Battle Maps Pack with fifteen VTT-ready maps including a desert road, gas station, bunker, ruined street, and more
  • Price: $19.99 (30% off)


Charity Bundles and Sales

It’s the final week for the huge mega-bundles on itch.io TTRPGs for Trans Rights in Florida bundle. The bundle is just shy of its $250,000 goal and includes games like the Nebula Award winning Thirsty Sword Lesbians, Wanderhome, Visigoths Vs. Mall Goths, We Deal in Lead, and over 500 more titles plus off-site donations from Chaosium and Action Fiction plus the fundraiser has matching funds up to $500,000.
  • Price: $5.00 (over 99% off)
  • End Date: April 7, 2023
  • Charity: Zebra Youth and Transinclusive Group (all proceeds)

Speaking of transgender charities, writer and artist John Kovalic of Dork Tower and Munchkin fame has pledge to donate all profits from the Dork Tower online store. Pick up prints, books, t-shirts, coffee mugs, postcards, plushies, posters, and a lot more featuring both Dork Tower characters and comics as well as general gaming and geekery.
  • Price: Varies by product
  • End Date: April 7, 2023
  • Charity: GFSAFE: Creating Just Schools for LGBTQ+ Youth (all profits)

Over on Bundle of Holding, Independence Games has the Clement Sector 3E Bundle, a space opera RPG using the Cepheus Engine based on the first edition of Traveller. The starter collection includes the core rulebook, the Diverse Roles player sourcebook with new career tracks, the setting book Unmerciful Frontier, and four ship guides while the Bonus Collection adds on one sourcebook for starports, three for subsector settings, and five for new character backgrounds.
  • Price: $17.95 (79% off) with variable-cost Level Up option
  • End Date: April 17, 2023
  • Charity: Brain Aneurysm Foundation (10%)

Of course, you’ll need some space-based battlemaps to go along with that new game or any other sci-fi RPG. This bundle features VTT-ready battlemaps with five sets on space stations, four sets on spacecraft, and one set on the Locus Alien Megastructure with the Planetside Collection adding on nine desert planet map sets and six more sets featuring the sights of strange alien worlds. Be warned, they aren’t lying when they say “high quality” maps as the total bundle size is 23 gigabytes!
  • Price: $14.95 (79% off) with variable-cost Level Up option
  • End Date: April 17, 2023
  • Charity: Direct Relief (10%)

Goodman Games has a collection of books for Dungeons & Dragons 4e. No that wasn’t a typo, this bundle includes Fourth Edition adventures, character options, adventures, rituals, and more.
  • Price: $17.95 (79% off) with variable-cost Level Up option
  • End Date: April 9, 2023
  • Charity: San Francisco-Marin Food Bank (10%)

Over on Humble Bundle, IDW has a collection of their licensed Dungeons & Dragons comic books and graphic novels. The top tier includes 29 collections featuring adaptations of the Dragonlance and Drizzt Do’Urden novels along with original stories featuring Minsc and Boo from award-winning creators like Jim Zub, John Rogers, Jeff Grubb, Andrea Di Vita, Tess Fowler and fan-favorite D&D creators like Ed Greenwood, R.A. Salvatore, Margaret Weis, and Tracy Hickman.
  • Price: $1/$10/$18 (94% off at top tier)
  • End Date: April 19, 2023
  • Charity: Hasbro Foundation (user-defined, default 5%)

The Intro to Virtual Tabletop Roleplaying bundle features a collection of tools and assets for the One More Multiverse virtual tabletop. With an aesthetic inspired by retro video games, One More Multiverse sets itself apart from other VTT software featuring more than 2500 free pixelart assets you can use in your game for free, while this bundle adds one more options with a bundle of 25 animated monsters and rules and custom assets for Blades in the Dark (including character creator and portrait generator, Yazeba’s Online (from the creators of Wanderhome), and the 5e based Humblewood. You can check out the One More Multiverse VTT which allow you to make, play, share, and stream for free at this link.
  • Price: $1/$25 (70% off at top tier)
  • End Date: April 19, 2023
  • Charity: The Trevor Project (user-defined, default 5%)

3D printer owners have a goldmine with the Dungeons and Monsters 2 3D Printable Asset Bundle with a huge collection of ready-to-print files for terrain, dungeon walls/floors, monsters, accessories, decorations, PCs/NPCs, full buildings, and a lot more
  • Price: $1/$10/$25 (98% off at top-tier)
  • End Date: April 9, 2023
  • Charity: Direct Relief and Make-a-Wish (user-defined, default 5%)

The Warhammer 40,000 Dark Heresy, Black Crusade, and Only War bundle is back featuring at the top tier a total of 46 titles including the core rulebooks for all three games (including the second edition for Dark Heresy as well) plus sourcebooks, adventures, accessories, gameplay aids, and more.
  • Price $1/$15/$25 (97% off at top tier)
  • End Date: April 13, 2023
  • Charity: Children’s Health Ireland (user-defined, default 5%)

The Maps Bonanza Bundle is back on Humble Bundle as well with a selection of tabletop RPG mapping software. There are four levels, the first featuring Modern Mapper and Age of Exploration for overland world maps for different time periods along with Dungeons & Floorplans for tactical scale maps. The second level adds on a one-year license for Campaign Cartographer 3+ and the sci-fi version Cosmographer 3 plus the add-ons Symbols: Cities of Schley and Source Maps: Cities. The third tier adds Fantasy World Mapper, Fantasy City Mapper, Science Fiction Mapper, and Age of Cthulhu. Finally, the top tier adds on a lifetime license for Campaign Cartographer 3+ (replacing the one-year license), Fractal Terrains 3+, and the resource bundles World Builder’s Compendium and Dungeons of Schley Symbol Set 4.
  • Price: $1/$25/variable/$30 (93% off at top tier)
  • End Date: April 18, 2023
  • Charity: Carbonfund.org Foundation and Oceana (user-defined, default 5%)

For those who want to catch up with the previous edition of Shadowrun, Catalyst Game Labs and Humble Bundle have extended the Shadowrun 5e Mega Bundle. The top tier of the bundle includes the Shadowrun 5th Edition Core Rulebook (that would be the 5th edition of the Shadowrun rules and not a version of Shadowrun made for 5e D20 System rules) along with the core sourcebooks (the rules expansion books for each major aspect of gameplay) Run & Gun for guns and combat, Street Grimoire for magic, Chrome Flesh for cyberware and other implants, Rigger 5.0 for vehicles and drones, Data Trails for hacking and decking, Howling Shadows for critters, and Run Faster for general player options along with 11 more books covering campaigns, player resources, setting sourcebooks, and more advanced rulebooks.
  • Price: $1/$10/$18 (96% off at top tier)
  • End Date: April 4, 2023
  • Charity: Global FoodBanking Network (user-defined, default 5%)

If you’ve ever considered doing your own YouTube videos, podcasts, or other edited content, you’ve likely gotten sticker shock at the cost of software to produce and edit audio and video. The King of Content Creator Bundle is a godsend, particularly for those looking for video editing software, as the second tier has Vegas Pro 18 Edit and the top-tier adds on Sound Forge Audio Studio 15, Music Maker Plus 2021, and a wide collection of samples and other templates.
  • Price: $1/$25/variable (up to 97% off at top tier)
  • End Date: April 6, 2023
  • Charity: Malala Fund (user-defined, default 5%)

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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