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RPG Freebies, Bundles, and Sales News (March 5, 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. 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...

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!

It was inevitable really that Fishblade would become a reality, and Kaja Solska has made the meme real. For those who don’t remember this joke, it popped up during the OGL saga as people would attempt to sell mainstream D&D players on niche indie games with the joking example of “Fishblade, the diceless storytelling game where the party controls one fish with a knife”.
  • Price: Free

Joshua Justice released Some Ship Combat Rules which is, as one might guess, some ship combat rules. Specifically for Mothership, this 6-page game supplement offers a soft sci-fi action-heavy approach for ship-to-ship combat.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $0.00)

Old School Role Playing is back again with another Cepheus Engine adventure titled Recovery. A scout ship has collected invaluable survey data of new worlds in the Sonora sector and borders beyond, but has been reported missing following a distress call near a rocky world Bealu V.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $3.00)

The roleplaying game Bibliocalypse is set in a world where words and concepts have begun to vanish. The players take on the roles of a group of Rogue Linguists arriving at the threshold of the Forbidden Library in a desperate attempt to retrieve the primordial Lexiconomicon and restore everything before it is lost.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $0.00)

M. Allen Hall released VIP Abduction, a pamphlet-sized module for CY_BORG. The punks have a mission: Kidnap Lukas Tosk. Hijinks ensue.
  • Pay What You Want (Suggested: $0.00)

And for more CY_BORG fun, JKW has Visitor from Elsewhere, the sixth in a series of new character classes. “You hail from a world unknown to humanity, far beyond the outer bounds of the Terran solar system. All data projections point to planet Earth as the site of some great future calamity, one that will resonate throughout the entire universe—but what could it be, and why here?”
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $0.50)

If you’re running a sci-fi game and need a quick fill-in adventure, Terry Herc has 1d100 Spaceport Side Hustles. This system-neutral table features a list of quick and easy jobs to use as adventure seeds.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $1.00)

Trey Bryner released Runelords in a New Age: A Return of the Runelords 2e Conversion, a conversion document for the Return of the Runelords Adventure Path into Pathfinder 2nd Edition. You’ll still need the core rules and the entire adventure path to run the campaign.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $20.00)

Cilipepas Chaos has a new map for a location that just screams plot hooks, the Tree Library Battlemap. Built out of a huge tree stump, the library features several rooms in a unique layout with two versions of the map available, with or without grids.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $1.00)

Well, this is probably the highest price I’ve seen for a PWYW title but it’s also one of the most massive: The Nerzugal’s Dungeon Master Toolkit Compendium from Steven Williams features over 1000 pages of content including 30 adventures, 11 dungeons, 40 puzzles, 100+ magic items, 300+ creature stat blocks, 30+ maps, and a mega-adventure.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $39.99)

We’ve got a selection of new player races for 5e on Dungeonmasters Guild this week. All the titles below are either free or Pay What You Want with the suggested price in parentheses.

And we have many new classes and subclasses as well. Same deal, everything is either free or Pay What You Want with the 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.

While GM’s Day was yesterday, DriveThruRPG still has their annual GM’s Day Sale going on with discounts on over 72,000 titles.
  • Price: Up to 30% off
  • End Date: March 15, 2023

EN Publishing has the War of the Burning Sky adventure path for 5E as a bundle on Bundle of Holding. The bundle includes the entire 12-part adventure path set that takes the party from Level 3 to Level 20 as they deal with the aftermath of a great war and shape the future of the realm into a peaceful golden age or scorched under a rain of fire.
  • Price $17.95 (85% off)
  • End Date: March 8, 2023

Skirmisher Publishing has a bundle for GM’s Day full of sourcebooks and tools to make running games easier from random tables to fully-fledged mini-settings to tips for running games on VTTs.
  • Price: $1.99 (92% off)

Over on Dungeonmasters Guild, the Thrilling Tales & Treasure bundle collects nine different adventures in a variety of environmental settings ready to be dropped into any campaign.
  • Price: $10.00 (47% off)

If you want even more variety in your character build options, the Untold Subclasses Volume 1 collection has a new subclass for each of the 5e base classes including the artificer from the Bard College of Masque to the Fighter Gladiator to the Rogue Highwayman and more.
  • Price: $12.95 (42% off)

We have a pair of useful map bundles. Starting with the Handy Hubs from DeepDark Designs, this collection of fantasy maps includes several places you’re likely to encounter and not think you’ll need a map for them until it’s too late. The bundle includes the Alchemist’s Shop, Bard’s Pad, Busy Basement, Cluttered Attic, Elven Eatery, Town Towerhouse, and more perfect for when a fight breaks out that you’re not ready for.
  • Price: $14.99 (26% off)

And a bit more niche, we have the Cyberpunk Battlemap Bundle from Lion Banner Games and let me tell you how refreshing it is as a long-time Shadowrun player to have a collection of maps like this. Apartments, city districts, urban rooftops, sports arenas, boardrooms, diners and alleys, street clinics, nightclubs, and a lot more.
  • Price: $39.99 (31% 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, Arion Games has two bundles for Advanced Fighting Fantasy, the roleplaying game based on the classic adventure gamebooks by Steve Jackson (the British one) and Ian Livingstone. The first is the Starter Collection with Advanced Fighting Fantasy Core Rulebook 2nd Edition along with the Heroes Companion rules expansion, the Sorcery Spell Book magic expansion, and the monster book Out of the Pit. The Bonus Collection adds on the full-length campaign Crown of Kings, the Beyond the Pit monster book, the Titan setting guide, the Blacksand city book, and the adventure Warlock of Firetop Mountain based on the first of the Fighting Fantasy gamebooks.
  • Price: $7.95 (80% off) with variable-cost Level Up option
  • End Date: March 20, 2023
  • Charity: Yorkshire Air Ambulance (10%)

The second Advanced Fighting Fantasy bundle adds even more options to expand your game of classic fantasy adventure. The base level includes the bestiary Rough Guide to the Pit, the rules expansion Demons of Doom that lets you play the bad guys, plus three more adventures with the Bonus Collection adding on six more titles.
  • Price: $9.95 (74% off) with variable-cost Level Up option
  • End Date: March 20, 2023
  • Charity: CoppaFeel

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%)

Humble Bundle has the Türkiye-Syria Earthquake Relief Bundle featuring 72 items across video games, RPGs, comics, and more. While there are several AAA video game titles and many games from Turkish companies, the big attraction for RPG fans will be the Starfinder Core Rulebook and the stand-aline adventure Starfinder: Junker’s Delight along with the video game Pathfindder: Kingmaker Enhanced Plus Edition.
  • Price: $30.00
  • End Date: March 8, 2023
  • Charity: Direct Relief, International Medical Corps, Save the Children (100%)

While not exactly a roleplaying game product, the classic comic book series ElfQuest definitely shares much of its DNA with fantasy roleplaying. The bundle includes 13 volumes at the top tier with the entire 45-year run of the comics from the original issues all the way through to The Final Quest.
  • Price: $1/$10/$18 (88% off at top tier)
  • End Date: March 23, 2023
  • Charity: Hero Initiative (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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