RPG Freebies, Bundles, and Sales News (November 27, 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

Note: While “Pay What You Want” downloads are available for free, please support the creators if you are able!

Modiphius released a new Star Trek Adventures Briefs with ten short mission prompts, this time themed around Mysteries. Set in the TOS era for Starfleet crews (though can be modified for other campaigns), the ten adventures focus on the strange and wondrous things in the galaxy and challenges the players to solve the mysteries behind them.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $0.00)

The woodlands aren’t quite that peaceful in the Magpie Games RPG Root as various animal factions fight for control. This Quickstart bundle includes all the basic rules to try out the game, pre-generated characters, and three adventures to run: Pellenicky Glade, Bertram’s Cove, and Talon Hill.
  • Price: Free

Gildor Games has yet another free release for the sci-fi RPG Elemental, a new adventure titled The Probe. There’s a neat bonus for this one though: Rather than boring read-aloud text, the adventure links to YouTube videos of scenes from the adventure rendered in full detail for a more immersive tabletop gaming experience.
  • Price: Free

Tom Gray released the roleplaying game Sexy Hairdresser Vampires, which I think sums up what to expect just from the title. This Lasers & Feelings hack places the players in the roles of sexy hairdressers who are also vampires facing a new terrifying ancient evil each Wednesday.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $2.00)

Over on Dungeonmasters Guild, Amonshi released The Legend of the Ice Lady, an adventure for 1st-4th level characters. “Explore the mysteries concealed in an icy mountain, including yetis, a magical castle floating over the clouds, and the legends of a powerful fey being that dwelt there in ancient times.”
  • Price: Free

If you’ve ever wanted a more gritty playstyle for your D&D games, Anthony Castillo has you covered with Rules for Sword and Sorcery. This book of suggestions and rules variations will help you emulate the style of Conan or Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser to D&D with new rules for combat, healing, magic, economy, and more.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $1.00)

If you want some new Warlock options, J. Gabriel Ronkainen has Timeless Patron, a new patron from beyond time and space with six new Eldritch Invocations. Also a note from the author: “All past and future proceeds for all of my titles on DM's Guild store after the WOTC's licensing fee are permanently donated to the Red Nose Day charity! :)
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $1.04)

Glenn Huston released Terror in the Dark, an adventure for 3rd level characters. The players must investigate the caves where first a child and then a pair of seasoned survivalists disappeared and find out what happened to them and what may have taken them.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $0.50)

It's another big map week! Each of these is either free or Pay What You Want with the suggested 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.

Well, we’ve got a lot to get through here so let’s start with OneBookShelf’s big Black Friday/Cyber Monday sale. The DriveThruRPG sale has discounts on 64,815 items while the Dungeonmasters Guild has discounts on 15,727 items.
  • Price: Promotion says “Up to 35% off”, but there are several products discounted much higher than that
  • End Date: November 28, 2022

The D&D Beyond Cyber Deals sale has discounts on almost everything across the entire website from Dungeons & Dragons books to virtual dice to subscriptions. In fact, the only thing I could find on the site that isn’t discounted is pre-orders for Dragonlance: Shadow of the Dragon Queen.
  • Price: 20% off
  • End Date: December 4, 2022

Paizo is running the Accessorize Your Game sale on minis, game cards, GM screens, T-shirts, and more including “non-mint” game books. This sale also stacks with other discounts including Paizo Advantage.
  • Price: Up to 80% off
  • End Date: November 28, 2022

The Steve Jackson Games webstore Warehouse 23 has their big holiday sale. In addition to discounts on various products, there are also freebies based on the size of your order starting at $20 and adding more items up to $125.
  • Price: Up to 23% off plus free swag
  • End Date: December 19, 2022

Fantasy Grounds also has a Black Friday sale going on both on licenses for the Fantasy Grounds software and on books, adventures, and more.
  • Price: 50% off Fantasy Ground licenses, up to 50% off on add-ons
  • End Date: November 28, 2022

There’s also a huge bundle of third-party Fantasy Grounds material on the DMs Guild in the Unseal the Deal 2022 Bundle. This bundle collects 14 sourcebooks and adventures for 5e in MOD format ready to be imported into Fantasy Grounds.
  • Price: $22.08 (80% off)

And of course Roll20 also has a Black Friday sale going with discounts on books and bundles from Cyberpunk RED, Savage Worlds, Scion, third-party 5e material, maps, tokens, and special mention for the EN Publishing War of the Burning Sky campaign.
  • Price: 40% off

Cubicle 7 has a Pick & Mix sale for Black Friday covering Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay, Warhammer: Age of Sigmar: Soulbound, Warhammer 40,000: Wrath & Glory, Doctor Who, and more.
  • Price: Buy 4 titles, get 25% off
  • End Date: November 29, 2022
Free League Publishing dropped prices on select products including some books and accessories for Alien RPG, Twilight: 2000, Vaesen, Tales from the Loop, and more.
  • Price: Up to 50% off
  • End Date: November 28, 2022

Nightfall Games has dropped prices on their website for SLA Industries 2nd Edition Core Rulebook, Devil’s Run RPG Core Rulebook, SINS Core Rulebook, and even their big licensed property Terminator RPG Core Rulebook.
  • Price: Between 25% to 75% off
  • End Date: November 28, 2022

Dreamscape Designs has provided a discount code for orders of their products through Lulu. Use the code JOYFUL30 for a discount on BLUEHOLM Prentice Rules, BLUEHOLM Journeyman Rules, BLUEHACK, and The Necropolis Nuromen.
  • Price: 30% off with code JOYFUL30
  • End Date: November 29, 2022

Troll Lord Games has a huge selection of products for 5th Edition, Castles & Crusades, Victorious, and more on their webstore. You can also pick up the digital Castles & Crusades Players Handbook for free.
  • Price: Up to 85% off

Goodman Games has a code for their webstore for discounts on Dungeon Crawl Classics, Mutant Crawl Classics, Xcrawl, and more. These codes work on top of the existing sales on the site as well! The code GOODHAUL2022 is good for 40% off Goodman Games items while the code 3PPHAUL2022 gets you 20% off third-party items. You can use both coupons on the same purchase so no need to place two orders to get both Goodman Games products and third-party products, but only one coupon code will apply to any given product.
  • Price: 40% off Goodman Games products with code GOODHAUL2022, 20% off third-party products with code 3PPHAUL2022

The 2022 Black Friday Bundle on DMs Guild features five volumes of Almanac of the Hells, the 5-7th level adventure Academy of Devastation, new options for goblinoids and thri-kreen, a new take on martial class options, and more.
  • Price: $9.95 (61% off)

And, of course, the Humble Store has their Black Friday sale going on as well. Pick up big discounts on licensed tabletop RPG video games including Cyberpunk 2077, Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous, the port of the arcade classic Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara, Total War: Warhammer, MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries, BattleTech, Shadowrun Returns, and Shadowrun Dragonfall plus hundreds of other video games. Also, 5% of your purchase price goes to charity!
  • Price: Up to 80% off
  • End Date: December 2, 2022

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Charity Bundles and Sales

Hey, this company seems familiar… EN Publishing has a bundle on Bundle of Holding for Level Up: Advanced 5th Edition! From the publishing arm of EN World, this bundle includes the three core rulebooks for Level UpAdventurer’s Guide, Trials & Treasures, and Monstrous Menagerie in PDF format along with the introductory adventure Memories of Holdenshire, the Narrator’s Screen, and the introductory issue of the official Level Up zine, Gate Pass Gazette #0.
  • Price: $24.95 (76% off)
  • End Date: December 6, 2022
  • Charity: Direct Relief (10%)

There’s also a nice mix of stuff on the Cornucopia 2022 bundle from Bundle of Holding. The Starter Collection features Wolves of God (a dark ages England RPG from the creator of Worlds Without Number), Jiangshi: Blood in the Banquet Hall (a game about Chinese immigrants running a family restaurant and fighting off hopping vampires), and Wanderhome (a pastoral game about animal travelers). The Bonus Collection adds on Hard Wire Island (retrofuture cyberpunk in space), Defiant RPG (supernatural aristocrats defending their Holdings), ARC Doom (stop the apocalypse that’s ticking ever closer on a real-world Doomsday Clock), and Viking Death Squad (the name kind of acts as a good description here).
  • Price: $17.95 (74% off) with variable-cost Level Up option
  • End Date: December 12, 2022
  • Charity: Diana Jones Award Emerging Designer Program (10%)

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 Rift 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%)

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%)

The Give the Gift of Pathfinder and Starfinder bundle from Paizo and Humble Bundle has been extended! 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 31, 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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