RPG Freebies, Bundles, and Sales News (August 28, 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

Note: While “Pay What You Want” downloads are available for free, please support the creators if you are able!

Starting off this week with a quick reference document, 100 NPCs for 5e and Other Fantasy RPGs from Bandit Camp. The PDF contains a tarot deck of 100 with basic stats, alignment information, personality traits, and very cute chibi-inspired art.
  • Price: Free

Players of Free League’s Twilight: 2000 have a new adventure waiting for them from Rasmus Troelsen called Gunship Diplomacy. A community has formed at an old hydroelectric plant with Kapitan Maxim Volkov nearby planning to seize the power source.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: Free)

Dark Age of Games has an interesting micro RPG, d6 Dice Pool Wrestling by Jason Graham. Play solo or with friends creating your own wrestling federation, book your matches, and determine how the show plays out.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $5.00)

John Flood released a new playbook for Dungeon World for The Wraith. Are you a malevolent apparition seeking retribution on the world or are you a lost soul that has forgotten the reason you were cursed with this undeath?
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $4.69)

Over on DM’s Guild, Banes Carlyon put out a Cowfolk race for 5e. For those who like the idea of playing a minotaur but want their character a bit more cow-like, this is here for you.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $0.00)

Jordan Sampson released four new subclasses: Obsidian Soul for Sorcerers, School of the Healer for Wizards, The Gambler Patron for Warlocks, and the Oath of Boundless Love for Paladins.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $1.00 each)

For those looking to add a bit of Avalon to their 5e games, Zrave and Apacolyps have Relics of Earth – Arthurian Legends. Not only do you get stats for magic items like Excalibre, its enchanted scabbard, and the Holy Grail but you also get information about Avalon itself and NPC stats for King Arthur, Merlin, and the Lady of the Lake.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $2.99)

And oh boy, have there been a lot of maps released this week. Make sure to check the product description for file formats that will work for your needs. All of these are either free or pay what you want with a suggested price of $0.00, marked appropriately for those creators you’d like to provide with a tip for their hard work.
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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.

Evil Hat’s summer sale is still going strong, offering 20% off your entire purchase through their webstore including both digital and physical products (Note: physical products can only ship to the USA). When checking out, use the code SUMMERGAME2022 to apply the discount, limited to one use per customer.
  • Price: 20% off
  • End Date: September 21, 2022

If you remember I previously talked about the PocketQuest game jam from DriveThruRPG, there’s not multiple collections available to pick up a plethora of titles under the theme “Summer Camp”. There are three genre-themed bundles: Flashlight Bundle for horror games, Dark Comedy Bundle for humorous games, and Sunny Bundle for whimsical and cheery games, plus one MegaBundle featuring all three.
  • Price: $19.99 per bundle or $49.99 for the MegaBundle (47% to 61% off)
  • End Date: September 1, 2022

Vault Comics released a collection of graphic novels all about vampires, featuring the anthology Vampire: The Masquerade: Winter’s Teeth Volume 1 along with many other adaptations and popular vampire characters.
  • Price: $54.99 (50% off)

Last week, Wizards of the Coast announced they are turning Lost Mines of Phandelver into a full campaign. But why wait until next year when you can get the Lost Tales of Phandelver Bundle right now? This collection features seven adventures meant to tie into the events of the Starter Set adventure Lost Mines of Phandelver building on existing stories and expanding locations for more exploration.
  • Price $9.99 (50% off)
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Charity Bundles and Sales

Munchkin artist and Dork Tower writer/artist John Kovalic is once again doing his annual bicycle charity ride with a duck on his head. This marks the 10th year of Kovalic doing a bike marathon with wild stipulations and amazing rewards for donating in support of local food banks in Wisconsin. Rewards start with color book PDFs and signed post cards and go all the way up to cameos in Dork Tower or custom playable Munchkin cards.
  • Price: Multiple reward tiers for donations
  • End Date: August 31, 2022
  • Charity: FairShare CSA Coalition (100%)

Over on Bundle of Holding, there is a pair of bundles for Dungeon Crawl Classics by Goodman Games. The first for those new to DCC is the DCC Essentials Bundle with everything you need to get started. This bundle features the Dungeon Crawl Classics Role Playing Game core rulebook, Judge’s screen, and a pair of adventures, Sailors on the Starless Sea and The Black Heart of Thakulon the Undying.
  • Price: $14.95 (71% off)
  • End Date: September 11, 2022
  • Charity: San Francisco-Marin Food Bank (10%)

If you want to jump all in for DCC or expand your collection, the DCC Chaos Rising Bundle features a full campaign with the funnel adventure Accursed Heart of the World-Ender, the first level adventure Well of the Worm, and three more Level-2 adventures. The Level-Up option adds on an additional six adventure books including the anthology collection Chaos Rising.
  • Price: $9.95 (80% off) with variable cost Level-Up option
  • End Date: September 11, 2022
  • Charity: San Francisco-Marin Food Bank (10%)

Bundle of Holding brings us a collection from small press publishers in the Treasure Trove Bundle. The core bundle features Girl Underground (Powered by the Apocalypse game about a young girl and her companions facing the horrors of Wonderland), Hunt the Wicked (galactic bounty hunters protecting humanity from extinction), Mage to Order (magical maintenance engineers keeping a magitech city running), Save the Universe (story-focused space opera pitting the heroes against a galactic menace), and The Spider and the City (a solo journaling game about a criminal mastermind in a city wracked by rebellion). The Level-Up option adds on five more games, Dueling Fops of Vindamere, .dungeon, Over Arms, The Well, and Wicket & Graceful.
  • Price: $9.95 (77% off) with variable cost Level Up option
  • End Date: September 6, 2022
  • Charity: Direct Relief (10%)

Paizo is back on Humble Bundle with the Pathfinder: Strength of Thousands Bundle for Pathfinder 2nd Edition. This bundle has three tiers of PF2e material starting with the $5 tier with the first two entries in the Strength of Thousands Adventure Path, the Pathfinder 2e GM Screen, a pack of character sheets, two map packs, and two Pathfinder Bounty collections. The $15 tier adds on eleven more books including the third through fifth entries in the Strength of Thousands AP, Lost Omens: The Mwangi Expanse, the stand-alone adventure The Slithering, a trio of Pathfinder Society adventures from the Year of the Open Road, and an additional trio of map packs. And for those who haven’t jumped into Pathfinder 2e yet, the top tier of $25 gets you the full core book and sourcebook set of the Pathfinder Core Rulebook, Bestiary, Lost Omen’s World Guide, Advanced Player’s Guide, Lost Omens Character Guide, plus two more stand-alone adventures and the closing entry in the Strength of Thousands.
  • Price: $5/$15/$25 (94% off at highest tier)
  • End Date: September 8, 2022
  • Charity: Comic Books for Kids! (user-defined, default 5%)

Humble also has a bundle of video games with a lot of TTRPG-based titles you might have heard me talk about before once or twice. The Storied Strategy & Roleplaying bundle features the entire trilogy for Shadowrun Returns (Dead Man’s Switch, Dragonfall, and Hong Kong), the BattleTech Mercenary Collection that includes all DLC for the game, the spiritual successor to Obsidian’s previous D&D titles Pillars of Eternity, Age of Wonders: Planetfall, Pillars of Eternity, and Knights of Pen & Paper 1 & 2.
  • Price: $12 (96% off)
  • End Date: August 31, 2022
  • Charity: National Network of Abortion Funds and NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation (user-defined, default 5%)

The Maps Spectacular bundle is back with a massive collection of map-making software and assets. The bundle is broken into four tiers each adding on more options including City Designer 3, Dungeon Designer 3, Campaign Cartographer 3, and plenty of toolkits, art assets, symbol sets, and source maps to design any map you could possibly need for fantasy, modern-day, or science fiction campaigns.
  • Price: $1/$25/variable/$30 (93% off at highest tier)
  • End Date: September 1, 2022
  • Charity: National Network of Abortion Funds and OCEANA: Protecting the World’s Oceans (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 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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