RPG Freebies, Bundles, and Sales News (June 4, 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

On the DM’s Guild, Rob Davoust has a one-shot adventure for 5th-level characters called The Copper Drain that sends the party to a town built over a natural thermal vent to discover the secrets behind the titular bar.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $2.50)

D’Artagnan takes a unique approach to the lycanthrope in The Werebeast by presenting it as a class rather than a race. The class also has five different subclasses for each lycanthrope in the Monster Manual: Werebear, wereboar, wererat, weretiger, and of course werewolf.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $5.00)

For those looking to sink their teeth into A Curse of Strahd and want to add something new to the experience, Brady Morris has The Devil We Know, a player handout that connects Curse of Strahd to Descent into Avernus. The document is written by Lady Fiona Wachter based on devil lore from multiple canonical sources and comes with both a manuscript digital copy and a print-friendly version.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $2.00)

Over on DriveThruRPG, Gildor Games released Crawling Chaos, a one-shot horror adventure set in the present day for the ELEMENTAL roleplaying game. The Lovecraftian-inspired game pits a group of university students against a relentless supernatural entity that seems to know their deepest secrets and desires.
  • Price: What What You Want (Suggested: $0.00)

For the aspiring game designers out there, Loke BattleMats released the Maps for Writers collection of maps that you can use royalty-free in your own products. There are some restrictions so make sure to read the license terms carefully!
  • Price: Free

Another resource for aspiring creators, Nathan D. Paoletta released RPG Design Zine, a 24-page zine with game design advice. It comes with multiple PDFs suitable for screen reading, home printing, and DIY booklet printing.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $1.00)

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Bundles and Sales

Nightfall Games recently launched The Terminator RPG and they’re already making it easier to get into the game with The Terminator RPG Starter Bundle on DriveThruRPG. This bundle features the core rulebook, Campaign Book, and Director’s Pack plus a collection of Quickstarts including the two parts for The Terminator RPG and for two other Nightfall products, StokerVerse and SLA Industries 2nd Edition.
  • Price: $34.00 (21% off)

Another useful tool for aspiring creators, Lore Wise Games released three different bundles of stock art, one for Undead, one for Demons, and one for Cities. As with the other bundle, make sure to carefully read the license to make sure you’re abiding by the terms!
  • Price: $88.96 for Undead (50% off), $76.97 for Demons (50% off), and $89.96 for Cities (50% off)

Finding contemporary battle maps can be difficult sometimes, which is where PenguinComics comes in with the VTT Battle Maps for Cthulhu/Lovecraftian games bundle. The bundle features multiple maps each for different locations including an abandoned theater, a clergyman’s attic, a homestead, and the “whispering abyss”.
  • Price: $5.90 (50% off)

On DM’s Guild, the Martial Magic Items bundle features eight products from different creators adding a lot of new magic items for fighters, rogues, and others plus new mundane weapons and items and new backgrounds.
  • Price: $9.99 (74% off)

And on the Storyteller’s Vault, it seems rare to find VTT tools for World of Darkness but the SUPER Promo 2022 Bundle has a huge collection of tokens, dice sets, and more for Vampire: The Masquerade, Changeling: The Dreaming, and Werewolf: The Apocalypse including special Clan-themed notes packs to use as handouts or chronicle your adventures.
  • Price: $16.00 (65% off)

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Charity Bundles and Sales

The Itch.io community comes together again to create another fundraising bundle in response to the mass shooting incident at a supermarket in Buffalo, NY, on May 14. This bundle features 180 tabletop roleplaying products from microgames to adventures to supplements and a lot more for a variety of different systems.
  • Price: $5.00 (over 99% off)
  • End Date: June 21, 2022
  • Charity: Black Love Resists in the Rust (all proceeds)

In celebration of Pride Month, Bleak Horizons Press is running a fundraiser for a pair of LGBTQIA+ non-profits featuring three of their games. The Lord of Wolves is a grimdark horror based on Appalachian folklore for the Trophy Gold RPG, ALL MUST BOW is a sci-fi horror system-agnostic setting, and Sundered Sundries is a supplement for ALL MUST BOW with new monsters and handouts.
  • Price: $15.00 (22% off)
  • End Date: July 1, 2022
  • Charity: Basic Rights Oregon and Price Center of Western New York (all proceeds)

Bundle of Holding and Stellagama Publishing put together the Cepheus Bundle bringing together products from their science fiction roleplaying game. The Starter Collection features Cepheus Deluxe core rules, the setting book These Stars Are Ours, and the supplement Space Patrol while the Bonus Collection adds on six more supplements for These Stars Are Ours along with the book Piracy and Privateering.
  • Price: $7.95 (78% off) with variable cost Level-Up option
  • End Date: June 14, 2022
  • Charity: Direct Relief (10%)

If you want more science fiction gaming, the Gamelords Traveller bundle has a huge collection of supplements to the classic space RPG. The Gamelords Collection features Pilot’s Guide to the Drexilthar Subsector, three planetary adventures, three planet environments, and three adventure anthologies while the Lost Supplements Collection adds on nine Cargonauts supplements and eight Marischal folios.
  • Price: $12.95 (78% off) with variable cost Level-Up option
  • End Date: June 23, 2022
  • Charity: Direct Relief (10%)

Bundle of Holding also still has the Dungeon Crawl Classics bundle rightfully titled a “megabundle”. The Low-Level Collection has The Adventure Begins and The Adventure Continues each with twenty different adventures, ten more introductory modules, thirteen modules for levels 3-6, and four Dungel Crawl play aids. The High-Level Collection adds on Castle Whiterock, Gazetteer of Known Realms, the six modules of Saga of the Dragon Cult, Chronicle of the Fiend, eight more modules for levels 7-9, and eleven modules for level 10+.
  • Price: $19.95 (90% off) with variable cost Level-Up option
  • End Date: June 13, 2022
  • Charity: San Francisco-Marin Food Bank (10%)

Bundle of Holding also has two bundles from Monte Cook Games. The first is the Cypher System celebrating the tenth anniversary of the system. The Rulebook Collection features the Cypher System Rulebook 2019, the Numenera core rulebooks Discovery and Destiny, and the core rules for The Strange. The Level-Up option adds on four genre books, four conversion guides, and four entries in the Worlds of the Cypher System series.
  • Price: $17.95 (81% off) with variable cost Level-Up option
  • End Date: June 7, 2022
  • Charity: Direct Relief (10%)

And also from Monte Cook Games, the Bundle of Holding for Ptolus, the epic-sized campaign setting. The bundle includes both the Cypher System and the 5e version of the setting book, the Ptolus NPC Deck, and the Ptolus GM Screen.
  • Price: $17.95 (76% off)
  • End Date: June 7, 2022
  • Charity: Direct Relief (10%)

Humble Bundle has the Starfinder Bug-Buster Bundle from Paizo. The base $5 level features the Starfinder Core Rulebook, Starfinder Player Character Folio, Alien Archive, five flip maps, the first entry in the Attack of the Swarm! Adventure Path, and two Starfinder Society scenarios. The $10 level adds on a dozen more products including Alien Archive 2, parts two and three of the Adventure Path, and more. The $25 level adds on yet another fourteen products including finishing out the Attack of the Swarm! Adventure Path, Starfinder Armory, Operations Manual, and more adventures and sourcebooks. Finally, the top $35 level adds on the physical hardcover of the Starfinder Armory (shipping additional).
  • Price: $5/$10/$25/$35 (90% off at top tier)
  • End Date: June 11, 2022
  • Charity: World Central Kitchen (user-defined, default 5%)

On the video game side, Humble also has the Battles of Yore Bundle featuring a collection of strategy and roleplaying games such as Tyranny, Ember, Fields of Glore: Empires, and more. But relevant to readers here, the top tier features Pathfinder: Kingmaker Enhanced Plus Edition and the DLCs Royal Ascension and The Wildcards.
  • Price: $1/variable/$13 (92% off at top tier)
  • End Date: June 8, 2022
  • Charity: Worldbuilders (user-defined, default 5%)

And for the modern and post-apocalyptic players with 3D printers, the Urban Apocalypse Wasteland Printable Models Bundle features three tiers with almost a hundred packs of ready-to-print files for miniatures at the top tier. The miniatures range from tanks to police to power armor to biohazard labs to assault ships to destroyed vehicles and a lot more figures, set pieces, and terrain.
  • Price: $1/variable/$25 (97% off at top tier)
  • End Date: June 16, 2022
  • Charity: Make-a-Wish and Save the Children (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, and/or DriveThru may contain affiliate links with the proceeds going to the author of this column.
 

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Darryl Mott

Darryl Mott

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Old School!
Just wanted to say that I love this segment. I look forward to reading it everytime I see it on enworld.

Great stuff... and thanks for covering it!
 


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