RPG Freebies, Bundles, and Sales News (February 12, 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.

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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!

Fans of the creepy and strange on the internet will be familiar with the SCP, and 26 Letter Publishing has a quickstart for the SCP Tabletop Roleplaying Game. And for those unfamiliar with SCP, it stands for “Special Containment Procedures” and identify strange, often supernatural, and always dangerous items in stories similar to creepypastas. If you’ve played the video game Control, it was heavily inspired by SCP.
  • Price: Free

One Shot RPG released a new adventure Maze of the Man-Bull for their OSRPG Fantasy System. The characters are hired to act as intermediaries in negotiating the release of the daughter of a merchant prince, but their host cares less about silver and more about forcing the party to run The Maze.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $6.00)

I don’t know how long it lasted, but when I was a child there was a trend of pastel-colored bears having adventures in kids cartoons and one of the seemingly forgotten versions was the Gummi Bears. But Calder CaDavid certainly remembers with the release of Merrybears, A Pathfinder Ancestry. Using their mysterious merry juice, the Merrybears bounce here and there and everywhere as stalwart defenders of their closest companions with 7 heritages, 28 ancestry feats, and additional insights into fitting Merrybear culture into Golarion. And to any other children of the 80s out there, I apologize for getting that theme song stuck in your head.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $0.00)

For fans of Traveller, Old School Role Playing has the Cepheus Engine adventure A Rift in Time. A scientist believes that someone or something is traveling through time and making changes, causing strange and chaotic occurrences across the Sonora sector.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $3.00)

Red Star Gaming released a pair of supplements for Pathfinder 1st Edition to expand on rules for vampires, Codex Sanguine and Codex Sanguine II. Both supplements function as an expansion to the Immortal Blood: Book of the Damned sourcebook and designed for the Aedrenar: After the War campaign setting, but they can be used in any PF1 game to add more depth to vampire player characters with new blood powers and feats.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $0.99 each)

Speaking of new vampire options, over on Dungeonmasters Guild we have Vicious Vampires from Pilleri Federico. The supplement adds several new types of vampires with full stat blocks to add more variety than just “masters” and “spawn” for your 5e games.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $2.95)

Jeffrey Ernsy posted The Witches Brew exploring the stall of the Witchlight Carnival run by Granny Nook with 20 new potions and a game of witchcraft to add to your carnival.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $1.07)

From Gryphon Games, the adventure Castaway Rescue puts the party of 9th-10th level adventurers in a supernatural adventure on the open seas.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested $1.00)

Over on Storytellers Vault, Kien Ingate posted an expansion for Vampire: The Masquerade 5th Edition that brings in a creature originally from Kindred of the East with Kuei Jin: The Hungry Ghosts. This 128-page sourcebook provides rules for the Kuei-Jin as player characters, new powers exclusive to them, and updated game lore to add elements of Kindred of the East into the V5 timeline.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $9.65)

There are many new classes and subclasses available this week. As always with these rapid-fire lists, all of these products are either free or Pay What You Want with the suggested price in parenthesis.

And as always, we have a lot of maps available. Again, all of these are free or Pay What You Want with the suggested price in parentheses.

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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.

Itch.io creators have joined together for the the Trans Witches are Witches bundle featuring a collection of tabletop RPGs, video games, music, zines, and more from LGBTQ+ creators. The core bundle features 69 games (nice) for the price of a single AAA-studio produced video game with all the proceeds from the bundle split evenly among all the creators. There is also a sister Apprentice Edition with fewer products available for a lower price.
  • Price: $60 (80% off)/$10 (96% off)
  • End Date: February 24, 2023

Over on DriveThruRPG, the We Love Games Sale focuses on the romantic, both in the contemporary and the classic sense. Grab discounts on everything from Thirsty Sword Lesbians to King Arthur Pendragon, from 7th Sea to Blue Rose, and over eight hundred more titles.
  • Price: Up to 40% off

Skirmisher Publishing has several bundles this week as they normally do, but the one that caught my eye was the Inns & Taverns Bundle. There’s something in here to help bring your game’s taverns to life from alcohol and drinks to full-fledged taverns and NPCs to a random generator and more.
  • Price: $1.99 (69% off)

ThrowiGames collected together six brochure-size adventures for Morg Borg. Each adventure includes the setup, map, descriptions, and tables you need to run the adventures.
  • Price: $6.00 (regular price)

Over on Dungeonmasters Guild, there’s more quick-prep adventures with the One Page Adventure Bundle. The bundle features four one-page adventures ranging from a perilous tomb to an undersea adventure to a train robbery.
  • Price: $1.80 (10% off)

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Charity Bundles and Sales

On Itch.io, Peach Garden Games along with over 100 other creators have put together the Solo but Not Alone 3 bundle with 149 single-player TTRPG titles ranging from introspective journaling exercises to intense hexcrawls supporting suicide prevention.
  • Price: $10.00 (over 99% off)
  • End Date: March 31, 2023
  • Charity: Jasper’s Game Day (all proceeds)

Over on Bundle of Holding, Modiphius has the Worlds of 2D20 Bundle including the core rules for several of the 2D20 System games. The base level includes the 2d20 System Reference Document and the licensed games Corvus Belli Infinity, John Carter of Mars, and Dishonored. The bonus connection adds on the core rules for Dune: Adventures in the Imperium, Star Trek Adventures, Fallout, and Atchung! Cthulhu along with gamemaster tools for Dishonored and adventures for John Carter of Mars and Corvus Belli Infinity.
  • Price: $14.95 (78% off) with variable-cost Level Up option
  • End Date: February 26, 2023
  • Charity: RollVsEvil (10%)

There are a trio of bundles for the classic superhero RPG HERO System and Champions. The first is for the HERO System 6th Edition featuring the core rulebooks including an entire book to contain one of the most detailed and refined character creation systems in the industry, the rules system for playing the game, and a streamlined HERO System Basic Rulebook. The add-on for this bundle adds on nine additional sourcebooks with new character options from different genres outside supers and a bestiary.
  • Price: $9.95 (92% off) with variable-cost Level Up option
  • End Date: February 20, 2023
  • Charity: Direct Relief (10%)

And if you want something more focused directly on superheroes, Champions uses a more streamlined version of the HERO System and this bundle has the Champions Complete core rulebook along with three additional character options books. The add-on includes the Champions campaign setting (so fans of the Champions Online MMORPG can dig into the setting it’s based on) along with five other sourcebooks for the system.
  • Price: $12.95 (80% off) with variable-cost Level Up option
  • End Date: February 20, 2023
  • Charity: Direct Relief (10%)

And if you want some adventures to play using the system, the Hero Plus bundle collects several short, no-frills adventures for the HERO System. Each adventure is designed to be run in a single session and spans genres from fantasy to pulp adventure to science fiction to, of course, superheroes.
  • Price: $5.95 (72% off) with variable-cost Level Up option
  • End Date: February 20, 2023
  • Charity: Direct Relief (10%)

Paizo and Humble Bundle have put together the well-timed (both due to recent events and the out-of-print status of some physical books) So You Wanna Try Out Pathfinder Bundle. The base level of this bundle includes the Pathfinder 2nd Edition Core Rulebook, Bestiary, Beginner Box, and Lost Omens World Guide along with a character sheet and character pawn pack. The mid level bundle adds on several flip maps, character options, Lost Omens setting books, adventures, and the Bestiary 2 book bringing the total up to 18 products. And the top tier? Well, it adds on another nine Pathfinder 2e products including the Gamemastery Guide and full Abomination Vaults adventure path. But not only that, you can get the Abomination Vaults ready to use on the Foundry VTT.
  • Price: $5/$15/$25 (94% off at top tier)
  • End Date: February 23, 2023
  • Charity: Code for America (user-defined, default 5%)

The marquee game on Humble Choice this week is Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous Enhanced Edition. If you weren’t aware, Humble Choice is a video game subscription service where you receive eight or more video games every month that are yours to keep forever. Even if you suspend or cancel your subscription, the games are yours. This month, you not only get Pathfinder but also Fallout 76, the original Fallout, Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales, and more.
  • Price: $11.99/mo subscription
  • End Date: March 6, 2023
  • Charity: NPower (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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Darryl Mott

Darryl Mott



And it looks like Humble Bundle and Kobold Press extended the RPG Worlds Bundle for another two weeks. The timing meant I thought it expired today. It's a collection of over 50 core rulebooks, sourcebooks, campaign settings, adventures, and more for 5e, OSR, and original systems. The top tier is $25 (97% off) with a user-defined percentage (default 5%) going to the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund.
I picked this one up a few days ago. I'm eager to dive into all of the different material! And the Pathfinder one may be just too good to pass up.
 


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