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RPG Freebies, Bundles, and Sales News (March 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. 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! Modiphius and Dicetable Games are giving...

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!

Modiphius and Dicetable Games are giving away a massive primer for their upcoming release Blood and Doom. This bundle includes more than 500 pages of content including the 300+ page Blood and Doom Core Rulebook Primer, two setting books, a poster map, stat blocks, character sheets, and a sample of thematic music in mp3 format. And there’s even more coming with the Kickstarter launching on April 4.
  • Price: Free

Cliff Hanger released World of Cthulhu, a Lovecraftian horror game inspired by World of Dungeons and using a simplified Powered by the Apocalypse engine. There’s also a collection of 30 one-shots for the system available for $6.47 with four of those free in the Full-size Preview.
  • Price: Free for the rules, $6.47 for the one-shots.

Universe Ball Anthology has a new “party RPG” Star Debates listed with the tags “absurd, sci-fi”, meaning it will likely be of interest to fans of Douglas Adams. This one-shot RPG has players take on the roles of alien political parties and campaign across five planets on their platform against the other players.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $0.00)

Old School Role Play is back with another Cepheus Engine adventure in the Sonora Sector, Judgement Day. Hostilities between the Olonsean Empire and the Ilsunsi Directorate seem imminent and the discovery of a series of systems with no planets in an area that was reported to be heavily populated cause concern.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $3.00)

If you’re looking to bring a bit more old-school to your Mörk Borg games, Booger Goblin Press has Hirelings and Henchmen with rules to find and hire henchmen and the abilities and benefits they give you.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $2.00)

Modiphius released a new priority mission for Achtung! Cthulhu titled Resurrection Men. Allied intelligence has discovered a network of Great War era tunnels near an impending advance with signs of ghoul activity. You’re tasked to investigate the site, validate the intelligence, and determine if the colony poses a threat to the war effort.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $3.00)

Dean Hall has a new near-future science fiction RPG, Dystopia 2107 set in a future ruled by powerful corporations with everyday folk struggling to get by in a world with an ever-widening gap between the haves and have-nots. Also there are psionics, mutants, and cybernetics. The 392-page core rulebook includes all the roles need to play this d10 dice pool based system including character creation, pre-generated characters, lore and background information on the world, a wide range of NPCs to populate the world, and a chapter dedicated with advice on running the game.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $5.00)

For fans of Old School Essentials and other B/X retroclones, Danger is Real released The Sepulcher of the Spider Witch, an adventure for level 1-2 characters where the party explodes the Cursed Peaks, a cave complex infested with Morlocks that contains the burial place of Ircana the Spider Witch.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $2.00)

On Storytellers Vault, Faraz Quaraishi has a complete system of optional and alternate rules in the ReVamped: The Fan Errata. This 90-age supplement includes adjustments, modifications, and optional systems for pretty much every part of Vampire: The Masquerade 5th Edition from Disciplines, Bloodlines, Merits and Flaws, Humanity, and a lot more.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $6.99)

Over on Dungeonmasters Guild, Justin Blasdel has a horror-themed mini-campaign for 5th level characters, Dead Awake. During the night of the fall festival, several of the villagers become monstrous creatures intent on killing the other villagers with the party tasked with finding out what’s happening before everyone is transformed or killed.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $5.00)

For Fantasy Grounds users, Michael LaBossiere has an adventure for 1st to 3rd level characters Road to Rel. The mod includes the full adventure that has the party escorting a pair of nobles to their ancestral home to reclaim the land complete with a full Fantasy Grounds Unity module, maps with and without grid, and illustrations.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $0.99)

Before we get into the weekly rundown of new classes, Zakariah has a guide Barbarian: A Life of Simple Things with advice on players to bring more depth to their barbarian characters along with a few new abilities and character options.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $0.00)

We have our usual lightning round, this week with new character classes and subclasses. As always, these are either free or pay what you want with the suggested price in brackets.

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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.

Skirmisher Publishing collected the Wisdom from the Wastelands bundle, 52 issues of their e-zine style supplement for modern, science fiction, and post-apocalyptic roleplaying games with new monsters, mutants, mutations, robots, high-tech weapons, combat options, and more.
  • Price: $10.99 (81% off)

CT Nihilo has a bundle of maps for cyberpunk city settings including maps for a chemical plant, clinic, dive bars and high-end clubs, construction sites, hotels, city streets, subways, and a lot more.
  • Price: $51.75 (25% off)

For those wanting more adversaries to face in their Ponyfinder games, Silver Games collected the Everglow Bestiary and Everglow Bestiary 2nd Edition featuring new creatures with content for Pathfinder 1st Edition, Pathfinder 2nd Edition, and 5e.
  • Price: $19.99 (50% off)

If you can’t wait for the new Dungeons & Dragons movie or if you were lucky enough to get into one of the preview screenings, Dungeonmasters Guild has the Bundle Among Thieves ready to help you bring your own heist fun to D&D. The bundle features seven adventures focused on infiltration, cons, and heists in unique locations from the Feywild to the Domain of Delight to Wildspace and more.
  • Price: $9.43 (65% off)

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Charity Bundles and Sales

Itch.io has another of their huge mega-bundles with the TTRPGs for Trans Rights in Florida bundle. The bundle has already raised over $160,000 at the time of writing and includes games like the Nebula Award winning Thirsty Sword Lesbians, Wanderhome, Visigoths Vs. Mall Goths, We Deal in Lead, and over 500 more titles plus off-site donations from Chaosium and Action Fiction plus the fundraiser has matching funds up to $500,000.
  • Price: $5.00 (over 99% off)
  • Charity: Zebra Youth and Transinclusive Group (all proceeds)
  • End Date: April 7, 2023

Also 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, Goodman Games has a collection of books for Dungeons & Dragons 4e. No that wasn’t a typo, this bundle includes Fourth Edition adventures, character options, adventures, rituals, and more.
  • Price: $17.95 (79% off) with variable-cost Level Up option
  • End Date: April 9, 2023
  • Charity: San Francisco-Marin Food Bank (10%)


Over on Humble Bundle, 3D printer owners have a goldmine with the Dungeons and Monsters 2 3D Printable Asset Bundle with a huge collection of ready-to-print files for terrain, dungeon walls/floors, monsters, accessories, decorations, PCs/NPCs, full buildings, and a lot more
  • Price: $1/$10/$25 (98% off at top-tier)
  • End Date: April 9, 2023
  • Charity: Direct Relief and Make-a-Wish (user-defined, default 5%)


The Warhammer 40,000 Dark Heresy, Black Crusade, and Only War bundle is back featuring at the top tier a total of 46 titles including the core rulebooks for all three games (including the second edition for Dark Heresy as well) plus sourcebooks, adventures, accessories, gameplay aids, and more.
  • Price $1/$15/$25 (97% off at top tier)
  • End Date: April 6, 2023
  • Charity: Children’s Health Ireland (user-defined, default 5%)

The Maps Bonanza Bundle is back on Humble Bundle as well with a selection of tabletop RPG mapping software. There are four levels, the first featuring Modern Mapper and Age of Exploration for overland world maps for different time periods along with Dungeons & Floorplans for tactical scale maps. The second level adds on a one-year license for Campaign Cartographer 3+ and the sci-fi version Cosmographer 3 plus the add-ons Symbols: Cities of Schley and Source Maps: Cities. The third tier adds Fantasy World Mapper, Fantasy City Mapper, Science Fiction Mapper, and Age of Cthulhu. Finally, the top tier adds on a lifetime license for Campaign Cartographer 3+ (replacing the one-year license), Fractal Terrains 3+, and the resource bundles World Builder’s Compendium and Dungeons of Schley Symbol Set 4.
  • Price: $1/$25/variable/$30 (93% off at top tier)
  • End Date: April 4, 2023
  • Charity: Carbonfund.org Foundation and Oceana (user-defined, default 5%)

For those who want to catch up with the previous edition of Shadowrun, Catalyst Game Labs and Humble Bundle have the Shadowrun 5e Mega Bundle. The top tier of the bundle includes the Shadowrun 5th Edition Core Rulebook (that would be the 5th edition of the Shadowrun rules and not a version of Shadowrun made for 5e D20 System rules) along with the core sourcebooks (the rules expansion books for each major aspect of gameplay) Run & Gun for guns and combat, Street Grimoire for magic, Chrome Flesh for cyberware and other implants, Rigger 5.0 for vehicles and drones, Data Trails for hacking and decking, Howling Shadows for critters, and Run Faster for general player options along with 11 more books covering campaigns, player resources, setting sourcebooks, and more advanced rulebooks.
  • Price: $1/$10/$18 (96% off at top tier)
  • End Date: March 30, 2023
  • Charity: Global FoodBanking Network (user-defined, default 5%)

We’ve also got the Castles & Crusades Bundle from Troll Lord Games featuring a library of books for the retro-styled D20 fantasy RPG. The top tier of this bundle includes the Castles & Crusades 7th Edition core rulebook, the Monsters & Treasures GM reference book, the Codex Classicum player option expansion, and 34 more books and supplements.
  • Price: $1/$10/$18 (95% off at top tier)
  • End Date: April 1, 2023
  • Charity: Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society (user-defined, default 5%)

If you’ve ever considered doing your own YouTube videos, podcasts, or other edited content, you’ve likely gotten sticker shock at the cost of software to produce and edit audio and video. The King of Content Creator Bundle is a godsend, particularly for those looking for video editing software, as the second tier has Vegas Pro 18 Edit and the top-tier adds on Sound Forge Audio Studio 15, Music Maker Plus 2021, and a wide collection of samples and other templates.
  • Price: $1/$25/variable (up to 97% off at top tier)
  • End Date: April 6, 2023
  • Charity: Malala Fund (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, 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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