RPG Freebies, Bundles, and Sales News (February 19, 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!

Convention season is ramping up so it’s time to prepare with Coven Con from The Homebakery, an RPG about a witch convention. Create your own witchy convention with panels, guests, artists alley, etc. with a supernatural twist as you face the issues that inevitably crop up attempting to run a convention, both mundane and fantastical.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $1.00)

From Games Franco, the solo and co-op storytelling game Abducted places you in the dual role of a human who has been abducted by aliens. Solo players take on both roles while the co-op casts one player as the human and the other as the alien as you chronicle your experiences attempting to understand and communicate with your alien captor.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $0.00)

Adam Hensley released Monolith, an OSR science fiction RPG exploring a vast and mysterious galaxy. Explore lost words, encounter strange and weird aliens, and struggle against the turthless factions that populate the stars.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $0.00)

Gildor Games offers another new adventure for the Elemental RPG titled Children of the Black Monolith. An expedition seeks out the lost Atlantean kingdom, but the captain dies under mysterious circumstances sparking a power struggle that threatens the expedition before even meeting the current dwellers of the sunken city.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $0.00)

JKW has a one-sheet heist for CY_BORG with Mia’s Day Off. The crime lord Masato Dvorak needs someone to take his wife Mia out for a fun time at the Kaytell Makers Proudly Presents: Fun!™ corpo-amusement park and keep her safe and entertained. Sounds like a cakewalk? Well I should note that no other caretaker team has managed to survive one of Mia’s “outings”…
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $1.00)

Old School Role Playing released The List, a Cepheus Engine adventure (the system that powers Traveller). A group of masked men open fire in the Star Port in a firefight that ends quickly. Clutched in the hand of one of the attackers is a list of names with many scratched off…and the group’s names next on the list.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $2.00)

So remember how Roll20 announced they’d be publishing Dungeonmasters Guild material? Well it’s here starting with Ashley Warren’s adventure A Night of Masks and Monsters. The noble Marquis di Maschera may harbor a dark secret that may endanger the entire city of Ibrido. This adventure is ready to play on Roll20 with NPCs and characters set up with click-to-roll buttons, maps with pre-placed tokens, and fully set up for dynamic lighting support.
  • Price: Free

From psionicalpha, the adventure A Murder in Redwater tasks the party of level 1-4 adventurers with solving a murder mystery in the small hamlet of Redwater that will cause them to cross paths with the powerful Redwood family and a seedy underworld of smugglers and cultists.
  • Price: Free

The Dark Powers have a new toy to play with in Thomas Kolar’s Crescent City: A Ravenloft Domain of Dread (that as a Cajun looks oddly familiar…) The Crescent City was once the crown jewel of the south lands full of the color, music, and joyous energy of Mardi Gras. However, the city has fallen under the shadow of Dr. Facilier and his newly acquired occult powers in this New-Orleans-via-Disney’s-Princess and the Frog setting.
  • Price: Free

Tom Flynn released Amazing Accessories for Adventurers, a collection of magic items designed to be important and pivotal items in a campaign with complete histories filled with mystery and wonder.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $1.00)

Tom also wants to further expand your magical offerings with 50 Interesting Potions, which is pretty much what it says on the tin: A collection of 50 potions that expands beyond simply their effects with detailed descriptions of each potion (and potential side effects!)
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $1.00)

For the buskers, tramps, and roving performers out there, John Beardify has College of the Open Road – For Crust Punk, Hobo, Rambling Bards. These bards eschew wealth and comfort for life on the road touring from town to town for freedom and adventure along with rules for giving your bard an animal companion to keep them company on their travels and rules for writing life lessons in graffiti on the tavern wall.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $2.13)

IamSposta posted a new option for Warlock classes who wish to pledge themselves to the eye tyrants, the Beholder Patron. By acting as an agent for a Beholder and as its eyes (ha) in the greater world, you gain some of the powers of these fearsome aberrations.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $1.00)

If you’d like to experiment with some tweaks to the classes and subclasses, Unlawfully Good Productions released Revised Class Features 5e. Every official class and many subclasses have been revised with tweaks, nerfs, and buffs to bring more balance and create additional viability for some of the more (in their opinion) lackluster options.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $0.00)

If you want to turn Lord Soth into a more threatening antagonist for your game, T. D. Anderson has Lord Soth Resurrected. This new version of Lord Soth makes him even more dangerous by bringing his stats closer to previous material as well as increasing his power along with those of his iconic servants and magic items.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $4.95)

And of course, we have a collection of maps for you. Each of these is available either Free or as pay what you want with the price listed in brackets.


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 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

KidneyBoy has a bundle of cyberpunk/contemporary maps in the Gritty City Bundle. This collection of ten maps includes a barber shop, bowling alley, boarding house, fire station, bar, casino, and more locations for modern action, near-future sci-fi, or post-apocalyptic RPGs.
  • Price: $39.92 (20% off)

Earl of Fife Games collected not one but two bundles for the Cepheus Engine with the Cepheus 2023 Publishers’ Bundle and Cepheus 2023 Publishers’ Bundle 2. The collections include adventures, sourcebooks, reference decks, alternate rules, and more.
  • Price: $51.64 for Bundle 1 and $35.95 for Bundle 2 (35% off)

Tessa Morecroft created several bundles on DMs Guild with maps for several published Dungeons & Dragons adventures. So we’re doing another block here! Each of these bundles includes multiple maps meat for VTTs covering each location in the adventure listed with the price and discount listed to the side.

Speaking of ramping up published adventures, Anne Gregersen released the Bloodied & Brused Roll20 collection that features new combat actions for creatures in a variety of published adventures ready for use on Roll20, including Curse of Strahd and the starter set adventures Dragon of Icespire Peak, Dragons of Stormwreck Isle, and Lost Mine of Phandelver.
  • Price: $2.90 (50% off)


Charity Bundles and Sales

AAW Games put together a bundle on DriveThruRPG from a variety of publishers called Aid for Türkiye. This bundle includes products for 5e, Pathfinder, Starfinder, and more plus the core rules for Eclipse Phase, Four-Color Heroics, Demon Gate, Morgalad Fantasy, and more!
  • Price: $33.00 (94% off)
  • Charity: Doctors Without Borders (95%)

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, Free League wants to help you start your adventures in Middle Earth with The One Ring 2e Bundle. The bundle includes the starter set for The One Ring 2nd Edition, the Loremaster Screen and Rivendell Compendium, and a rules expansion for solo play called Strider Mode.
  • Price: $12.95 (63% off)
  • End Date: March 6, 2023
  • Charity: Direct Relief (10%)

Bundle of Holding has also resurrected the Godbound bundle based on Kevin Crawford’s RPG of heroic demigods forging a new world from the Uncreated Night. The bvundle includes the core rules Godbound Deluxe Edition and the adventure book Ten Buried Blades, while the Bonus Collection adds on the rules expansion Lexicon of the Throne, the gazetteer Ancelia: The Broken Towers, the sourcebook Sixteen Sorrows, and the adventure Storms of Yizhao.
  • Price: $5.95 (72% off) with variable-cost Level Up option
  • End Date: March 2, 2023
  • Charity: Benzie Food Partners (10%)

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%)

And the RPG Worlds bundle by Kobold Press and Humble Bundle was extended! You have one more week to pick up as many as 52 books for 5e and OSR Systems ranging from adventures to sourcebooks to core rulebooks to campaign settings to map sets with offerings from Kobold Press, Necrotic Games, Nord Games, Frog God Games, Troll Lord Games, and more!
  • Price: $5/$15/$25
  • End Date: February 25, 2023
  • Charity: Comic Book Legal Defense Fund (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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