RPG Freebies, Bundles, and Sales News (November 13, 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.


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 this week with Itch.io, Chaosium has released a set of handouts for Regency Cthulhu to add more depth to the world of Jane Austen via HP Lovecraft. The packets includes period and fantasy maps, thematic pictures, letters and invitations, character sheets, and a lot more with over 120 pages of material.
  • Price: Free

And from Geek Rampage, we have The Persona Portfolio, a collection of NPCs for the MÖRK BORG gonzo sci-fi/fantasy setting of Challengers of Vanth. The collection includes more than 20 ready to use NPCs from generic thugs and guards to named unique villains.
  • Price: Free

Over to DriveThruRPG, James Summerton released Those Who Would Own the Blade, an introductory scenario for the game Antagonist. Players take on the roles of important figures in a prominent mercenary company in the city of Rio Diego and must fend off greedy nobility as the patriarch of the company is bedridden with illness.
  • Price: Free

From a realistic medieval military game to…something else entirely, we have Fantasy Boy Band from Au Contraire Publishing. This rules-lite one-page RPG is available in both English and in French about a group of bards in a fantasy land seeking fame and fortune as a boy band with all the dangers of going on tour in a fantasy world.
  • Price: Free

Players of City of Mist will want to grab The Pact by Allen Sanchez-Capers. “Who watches the watchers of the City? The Pact was formed from those the Council of Truth deemed too dangerous to live, proving to them just how dangerous they can be.” The supplement includes details about The Pact and a starting point for creating your own gang along with a new option for Gatekeeper characters.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $1.00)

Occupied Hex Games released the new RPG Steel & Spirit, a mash-up of D&D and Lasers & Feelings as a simple RPG for fantasy roleplay. The book also includes simple adventure generators using 1d6 tables, making this a great pick-up-and-play game for one-shots and ongoing campaigns.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $1.00)

You know, I don’t think I’ve seen this before on DriveThruRPG, but this is a bundle that is available for free. Escape Box Games released the Welcome to Mastadon bundle for the Suited card-based RPG. The bundle features sixteen products including rules, supplements, adventures, and even a custom ready-to-print deck of cards.
  • Price: Free

Over on Dungeonmasters Guild, Zachary K posted a new class The Mutant, a Monstrous Class for Low Magic Settings. The class (not race) allows the character to become a mutant whose bestial physical and martial ability grow stronger as they level similar to a Sorcerer’s bloodline.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $0.00)

George Nixon gives us our first holiday season adventure of the year, at least for those of us who know it’s not really Christmas until Hans Gruber falls from Nakatomi Tower. Rolling the Die Hard – A Vaguely Christmas One-Shot features maps, handouts, stat blocks, and a new magic item as the players are invited to a party of Baldur’s Gate nobility in the trade spire of Platomi Nakaza. I’m sure nothing will go wrong…
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $0.00)

For a bit more light-hearted fun, Andrew Davis gives us It’s Time to Save the Donuts, an adventure for 5th level characters as they help the proprietors of Dolly’s Donuts discover who is trying to drive their eatery out of business.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $2.99)

If you want to add a bit of realism and survival elements to your D&D game, Weathers for 5e: Extreme Conditions and Survival by Skyler Holmes provides systems to figure out the weather and how it will affect the players split between climates and seasons from blizzards to heat saves to tropical storms.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $1.00)

Samwise and Mazjerai released Engines & Enigmas offering a full sourcebook of rules for a steampunk take on Dungeons & Dragons 5e. Eight character classes, two new subclasses for existing classes, ten unique backgrounds, new equipment and gadgets, and everything else you need to add a bit of fantasy past-future technology to your games.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $6.30)

Speaking of new rules systems, we have not one but two new takes on psionics. Keith Hiscox released a playtest version of the Psion class as a 2/3 spellcaster that weakens themselves to use their psionic powers with four subclasses available.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $0.50 plus a request for feedback)

And from Perry Fowkes-Smith we have another take on the Psion as a full spellcasting class with three subclasses.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $0.00)

Over on Storytellers Vault, Guillem Macip Sancho released The Future is Now Old Man, a supplement to add cyberpunk inspired elements to the World of Darkness setting. The book includes rules for cybernetic implants, network combat, robots and AI, and other future technology.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $8.30)

This week’s collection of free and PWYW items are maps. All of these are available on DriveThruRPG either as free products or as Pay What You Want with the suggested price in parentheses.


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.

DriveThruRPG has one day left in their sale on Onyx Path’s epic high fantasy RPG Exalted with big discounts not only on the 3rd Edition core rules and supplements published by Onyx Path but also the classic books from White Wolf and third-party products from the community creators.
  • Price: Variable (up to 35% off)
  • End Date: November 14, 2022

Skirmisher Publishing collected several of their setting and worldbuilding books for the Fantasy Setting Bundle. Full settings based on history or mythology, sourcebooks to help you create realistic worlds, and random tables to add details to your world.
  • Price: $19.99 (62% off)

Realmwarp Media released the Wyrd Street Core Bundle collecting the books you need for the d20-based pulp fantasy game based around low-class heroes in a fantasy city. The bundle includes the core rulebook, game master’s guide, and the campaign guide giving you everything you need to get started.
  • Price: $39.88 (20% off)

Keith Hiscox released a collection of gothic horror races for Dungeons & Dragons on DMs Guild. The bundle features four books with over a dozen new races and variations for corporeal undead, incorporeal undead, lycanthropes, and vampires.
  • Price: $4.95 (37% off)


Charity Bundles and Sales

Bundle of Holding and Mongoose have two bundles for the science fiction roleplaying game Traveller. The first bundle features the Traveller Core Rules 2022 along with two sector sourcebooks, Behind the Claw and Sword Worlds, and a bonus collection that adds on eight additional sourcebooks and adventures.
  • Price: $12.95 (87% off) with variable-cost Level Up option
  • End Date: November 28, 2022
  • Charity: Direct Relief (10%)

If that’s not enough Traveller for you, the second bundle is the Traveller Great Riftv featuring the 402-page setting book The Great Rift and the 320-page campaign book set there, Deepnight Revelation. The bonus collection adds on an additional nine adventures and sourcebooks.
  • Price: $9.95 (88% off) with variable-cost Level Up option
  • End Date: November 28, 2022
  • Charity: Direct Relief (10%)

Green Ronin Publishing and Bundle of Holding have a super bundle for you with the Mutants & Masterminds Earth-Prime Bundle. I apologize, that pun was beneath me. Anyway, the Starter Collection features the Basic Hero’s Handbook stripped-down core rules along with the Rogues Gallery collection of supervillains and the campaign setting Freedom City. The bonus collection adds on the full Deluxe Hero’s Handbook, the Atlas of Earth-Prime gazetteer, and the teen superhero sourcebook Hero High.
  • Price: $14.95 (75% off) with variable-cost Level Up option
  • End Date: November 21, 2022
  • Charity: Direct Relief (10%)

And if you want to power up your Mutants & Masterminds game (seriously, I’m so sorry, I can’t stop myself), we also have the Mutants Power-Up Bundle featuring the Mutants & Masterminds 3rd Edition Deluxe Gamemaster’s Guide, the Superteam Handbook, and the sourcebook Time Traveler’s Codex.
  • Price: $14.95 (77% off)
  • End Date: November 21, 2022
  • Charity: Direct Relief (10%)

Pelgrane Press and Bundle of Holding collected a bundle for Cthulhu Confidential, the GUMSHOE One-2-One duet play system for noir horror investigation. The Starter Collection features the Cthulhu Confidential core rules plus the adventures The Howling Fog, The House Up in the Hills, and One for the Money while the Bonus Collection switches from noir mystery into espionage with Night’s Black Agent: Solo Ops along with four more adventures.
  • Price: $12.95 (72% off) with variable-cost Level Up option
  • End Date: November 24, 2022
  • Charity: Cochrane Reports (10%)

Long time readers will know how much I love BattleTech, so I’m thrilled to talk about the Introduction to BattleTech Bundle from Catalyst Game Labs and Humble Bundle. The first tier includes the BattleTech Primer set of introductory rules, the Alpha Strike alternate rules system for streamlined and faster combat, and the BattleMech Manual of technology and ‘Mech building rules. The second tier adds on several campaign sourcebooks and Technical Readouts with new BattleMechs along with the Total Warfare complete rules system for BattleTech, the third tier is a full library of sourcebooks, campaign books, Technical Readouts, faction books, and more while the top level adds on a physical copy of the BattleTech Beginner Box featuring two miniature BattleMech, double-sided poster map, punchboard tokens for other ‘Mechs and terrain, and everything else you need to get started in the wargame of 31st century tactical giant robot combat.
  • Price: $1/$10/$18/$30 (91% off at top tier)
  • End Date: December 3, 2022
  • Charity: Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society (user-defined, default 5%)

Twin Sails Interactive has a bundle full of digital board games and DLC expansions based on tabletop board games. The highest-tier features a total of 37 Steam codes for Ticket to Ride, Carcassonne, Splendor, Smallworld, Game of Thrones: The Board Game, Blood Rage, and Mysterium along with expansions to add more options to the games.
  • Price: $6/$12/$15 (92% off at top tier)
  • End Date: November 25, 2022
  • Charity: Worldbuilders

If the offerings above in the previous sections weren’t enough maps for you, Humble Bundle collected a huge bundle of maps ready for your favorite VTT with the Virtual Maps: Caves, Camps, and Crypts Bundle. There are three levels with 5, 16, and a whopping 64 separate collections of maps, icons, props, terrain, and more all of them ready to be imported into your favorite virtual tabletop.
  • Price: $1/$10/$18 (95% off at top tier)
  • End Date: November 24, 2022
  • Charity: Navy-Marine Cops Relief Society (user-defined, default 5%)

Give the Gift of Pathfinder and Starfinder with the new bundle from Paizo and Humble Bundle. The base level gets you digital copies of the beginner boxes for Pathfinder 2nd Edition and Starfinder along with a selection of adventures, the second tier adds on the Pathfinder 2e Core Rulebook and Bestiary, the Starfinder Core Rulebook and Alien Archive, and even more adventures with select flip maps, the third tier is a full 41-item library of books for both systems, and the top-tier level adds on the physical edition of the Pathfinder Second Edition Beginner Box (shipping extra).
  • Price: $5/$15/$25/$45 (91% off at top tier)
  • End Date: November 17, 2022
  • Charity: The Carl Brandon Society

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, Fantasy Grounds, and/or DriveThruRPG may contain affiliate links with the proceeds going to the author of this column.

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