RPG Freebies, Bundles, and Sales News (February 26, 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!

Starting off, we have the Ultimate Reverie Jumpstart from Alb’ for Savage Worlds. This setting book has the rules you need to play in the JRPG-inspired setting along with eight pregens, 17 monsters, and a complete adventure. Just add the Savage Worlds core rules!
  • Price: Free

Old School Role Playing has a new adventure for the Cepheus Engine (aka Traveller), Corporate Politics. The meek accountant Leo Davies wants to advance in the Mega Corporation in the traditional way – take out the boss and take their position. And he’s willing to pay to help take them out.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $2.00)

Old School Role Playing also has a tool for the Cepheus Engine (though it will work well for any sci-fi setting), 1001 Cargoes for the Frontiers of Space. As the title suggests, it’s a list of various items that can be cargo whether it’s something the group is asked to haul or items hidden in the hold of a pirate ship.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $6.00)

And for more random generation needs, Terry Herc has the 1d100 Sci-Fi Bounty Hunters. This system-neutral has 100 options each for Nickname, Trait, Ship, Quarry, and Quote to quickly generate space bounty hunters for any sci-fi setting.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $1.00)

Zotiquest Games released the second edition of Loner, a solo roleplaying game based on Freeform Universal. The minimalist rules work for any genre and setting using only two pairs of dice, complete with tips, diagrams, and examples to jump in immediately.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $1.00)

Avast! F.B. Knauder has a one-shot RPG Rum & Bones featuring – and I’m just going to quote the description because this sums it up perfectly – “a bunch of drunk pirates with rum-fueled super powers looking for treasure.”
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $1.06)

If you need a post-apocalyptic settlement for a specific 2d20 System game that is not particularly named here, Joseph Kellogg has the NPC Settlement Rules supplement. Random settlement generation, settlement statistics, random encounters, rules for designing custom settlements, prices for goods and services, and more. (Fallout. This is for Fallout. They can’t say it’s for Fallout because there’s not an open license for Fallout since it’s a licensed game, but this is for Fallout.)
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $1.00)

Over on Dungeonmasters Guild, Andrew Fields released Tome of the Treenest, a book of rare spells created by wizards around the Farflung world. This first volume covers utility spells to create a magical hiding place, a low-level variant of the teleportation circle, and a spell to create poisons and toxins.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $0.00)

Tom Flynn has a new entry in the Campaign Location Series, The Stumble Inn. This readymade location is fully fleshed out with descriptions of each room, detailed characters, and a full menu with prices ready to be dropped into any fantasy game.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $1.00)

For those looking to add more depth to Curse of Strahd, Michael Byrant released a collection of adventure hooks to help engage players from the moment they arrive in Barovia and give them strong reasons to get involved with the story.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $1.99)

And for those looking to run heist-based games like the adventures in Keys from the Golden Vault, Blake Benson has Oh Boy! It’s Time for Crime: DM’s Guide for Heist-Centric Play. This collection of rules expansions and alternate rules will make running heists deeper and more rewarding with changes to stealth, loot generators, simplified encumbrance mechanics, rules for one-hit-kills for stealth assassinations, and more.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $1.00)

Set in the bustling city of Raven’s Rest, the Curse of the Sunken Tower from okaymedia is an adventure for 1st to 3rd level characters that sends them to investigate a sunken tower to discover its mysteries.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $1.99)

Samuel Bouchard released The Mad Leper Presents – The Summoner, a full new summoner class. Summoners use the Mystic Calling mechanic (similar to Eldritch Invocations and Artificer Infusions) to strengthen their summoned creatures along with three subclasses: The Binder, The Collector, and The Thaumaturgist.
  • Price: Free

And we have a new bardic subclass from T. D. Anderson for the College of Prophecy. These seers and spinners of the thread of fate serve as guides, teachers, advisors, or soothsayers.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $0.99)

Over on Storytellers Vault, Peter V. released an updated version of the Presence Discipline. This 15-page supplement for Vampire: The Masquerade 5th Edition adds optional rules for Discipline Banes & Bonuses, redefines aspects to reduce vagueness, advice for which abilities are LARP-friendly, and more.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $0.00)

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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.

There’s not much time left in the Keys from the Golden Vault sale on Dungeonmasters Guild with discounts on thousands of adventures and other supplements.
  • Price: Up to 40% off
  • End Date: February 28, 2023

Steve Jackson Games collected a bundle for The Fantasy Trip. The bundle features the core rulebooks The Fantasy Trip: Melee and The Fantasy Trip: Wizard along with a pair of adventures that can be run normally or without a GM, Death Test and Death Test 2.
  • Price: $17.50

In yet another “I’m not gonna try to count all those” sized bundle, we have the 2nd Anniversary Bundle on the Dungeonmasters Guild. Seriously, I lost count around 30 in this bundle of Forgotten Realms adventures, subclasses, map collections, and more.
  • Price: $10.33 (90% off)

Franz Bedonia released Snow Ice, an adventure for Tier 2 characters that sees them presented with a contract with magical study that transports them to a mysterious tower in the Feywild they must escape. This bundle includes the PDF for the adventure and the Roll20 VTT-ready files.
  • Price: $5.98 (40% off)

CZRPG collected several map collections in the Bearworks Country Map Bundle. Great for fantasy games or contemporary settings in a rural area, the bundle includes the Country Cabin Map, Country Chapel Map, Country Crossroads Map, and Country Vineyard Map.
  • Price: $4.99 (37% off)

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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, the Godbound Bundle is back featuring Kevin Crawford’s fantasy RPG of heroic demigods. The Starter Collection features the deluxe edtion of the core rules plust he introductory adventure Ten Buried Blades, while the Bonus Collection adds on the Lexicon of the Throne sourcebook, the gazetteer Ancalia: The Broken Towers, the sourcebook Sixteen Sorrows, and the full-length adventure Storms of Yizhao.
  • Price: $5.95 (76% off) with variable-cost Level Up option
  • End Date: March 1, 2023
  • Charity: Benzie Food Partners Food Pantry (10%)

Monte Cook Games has a Bundle of Holding for Arcana of the Ancients, a setting book for Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition covering the world of Numenera. Play in the Ninth World setting of fantasy and technology or use the elements to build your own far-future campaign world. The bundle has the core setting book Arcana of the Ancients plus the setting book Beneath the Monolith along with the Beasts of Flesh and Steel bestiary, Where the Machines Wait mega-adventure, and the soucebook Jade Colossus: Ruins of the Prior World.
  • Price: $17.95 (80% off)
  • End Date: March 13, 2023
  • Charity: Direct Relief (10%)

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 27, 2023
  • Charity: RollVsEvil (10%)

Paizo and Humble Bundle extended the So You Wanna Try Out Pathfinder Bundle for an extra week. 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: March 2, 2023
  • Charity: Code for America (user-defined, default 5%)

The miniature skirmish game Fallout: Wasteland Warfare is back on Humble. This bundle features the core rules of the game plus at the second and third tier the Fallout Wasteland Warfare Roleplaying Game (which is not the same as the Fallout RPG but is a campaign mode expansion for the miniature game) and a collection of rules expansions, campaigns, references, and STL files ready to print with a variety of terrain including the Red Rocket, ruined houses of Sanctuary Hills, a parked Vertibird, and more.
  • Price: $1/$10/$18 (94% off at top tier)
  • End Date: March 18, 2023
  • Charity: Trees, People, Water (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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