RPG Freebies, Bundles, and Sales News (November 6, 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!

Designer Stephen Lee Parker released From the Hip RPG – Core GM Guide on DriveThruRPG, a new generic rules system that can be played with or without dice. There’s planned future support for the system with genre-related modules that can be played in 2-4 hours each with the first batch of Fantasy modules coming soon.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $0.00)

In another new system, Thought Police released Anarchy Goat, a one-page d6-based RPG about a sentient anarchist goat. Obviously inspired by the video game Goat Simulator, this system looks to bring the sort of chaotic destructive energy of that game to the tabletop.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $5.00)

BugBeeMap released the Forest Zone Map collecting four high-definition maps of forest settings. Each map is 40 x 30 sized with variations for each.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $0.00)

And for more maps, we have two sets from RPG 1411, the first is The House in the Forest Volume 9 featuring ten 4K resolution JPGs in variations including gridded and gridless each for day, night, and rain environments. The second is the Sacred Waterfall Volume 10 featuring four JPG files in 4K with gridded and gridless, day and night options.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $0.99/$1.99 respectively)

Over on DM’s Guild, Gryphon Games posted Mastermind, a collection of NPC leaders of criminal and clandestine organizations. This product is a preview of the upcoming NPC Compendium set for release later this month.
  • Price: Free

To me, one of the greatest things to come out of the open licenses has been the ability for people to create and release even the most niche product for their favorite rules systems. And Gabriel Gro comes through with a new sorcerer subclass, Bulbspawn, where your innate magical abilities comes from a mysterious plant bulb that grows out of your back. Yes, you can now play as Bulbasaur complete with the powers of Vine Whip, Leech Seed, Razor Leaf, Poison Powder, and Solar Beam.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $0.99)

Glenn Huston released the adventure To the Last Croak that has the party of 2nd level characters defending a destitute swamp village against an encroaching tribe of bullywugs.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $0.50)

I’ve covered a few entries before, but if you’ve missed it, Azzy Homebrew has worked on the Spells of Antiquity series updating the spells released under D&D 3.5 to 5e rules in alphabetical order. This current one is Volume 13 updating the spells starting with T, U, and V.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $2.99)

For those looking for a new take on the Barbarian class, John Joseph Adams released Path of the Whirlwind, a dual-wielding subclass for everyone’s favorite “you wouldn’t like me when I’m angry” class.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $0.99)

And if one new subclass isn’t enough for you, Evan Kelly has a collection of thirteen – one for each of the core classes – with Archetypes of Othyris. College of the Puppetmaster Bards, Circle of Prey Druids, Thorn-Host Rangers, Smokestriger Rogue, Inkslinger Wizards, and more.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $2.00)

A rare 20th level adventure, The Princess Predicament is a one-shot adventure by Ivan Atanasov placing the party in the center of royal intrigue and personal drama as an exiled queen attempt sto kidnap her own daughter, who herself is struggling with her own awakening powers.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $3.00)

And on the flip side of that, RuneGM has Survivors Expanded: A Level 0 Supplement with lightweight rules for level 0 play. Perfect for a low-powered stand-alone game or as the start of the literal zero-to-hero campaigns, the rules include eight survivor options and talents, rules for fear and sanity, and more to replicate the experience of not being an already-experience adventurer.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $2.99)

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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.

DriveThruRPG is running a 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

And DM’s Guild has its own sale on Dungeons & Dragons Adventure League products with discounts on over 1000 titles from Wizards of the Coast, third party publishers, and the community creator program all legal for use in the official organized play for D&D.
  • Price: Variable (20% off)
  • End Date: November 14, 2022

OSR fans can check out the rules for Dark Places & Demogorgons with a bundle from Bloat Games. The system is based off the OD&D rules updated and modified to become a contemporary survival horror as players take on the roles of high school students in the 1980s. The bundle includes the Survive This!! Core Rulebook, Cryptid Manual OSR Bestiary, Class Compendium, and two setting books for Santa Muerte and Jeffersontown.
  • Price: $19.99 (38% off)

Those starving for more Spelljammer content can grab the Pirates of Realmspace Campaign Bundle featuring all nine adventures and supplements for the Blackjammer’s Revenge campaign.
  • Price: $19.99 (51% off)

I don’t even know where to start with the Black November bundles available on DM’s Guild. The Complete Bundle features over thirty titles set in the Forgotten Realms from adventures to locations to maps to NPCs to new class options and a lot more. You can also get the bundles from Year One and Year Two separately and if you just want the VTT-ready maps, the map collection is available on DriveThruRPG.
  • Price: $8.93 for Year One, $3.55 for Year Two, $1.80 for Maps, and $12.48 for the Complete Bundle (90% off each)

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Charity Bundles and Sales

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%)

Bundle of Holding and Stiff Whiskers Press has a small bundle for the standalone Lovecraft-meets-Old West RPG Weird Frontiers. Based on Dungeon Crawl Classics, this alternate history 1865 features awakened Elder Gods in the American West. The base level gets you the core rulebook and judge’s screen, while the bonus collection adds on five adventures in the Weird Frontiers setting.
  • Price: $9.95 (78% off) with variable-cost Level Up option
  • End Date: November 14, 2022
  • Charity: Paved Paws Animal League (10%)

Steve Jackson Games teamed with Bundle of Holding for a pair of GURPS bundles. The first, GURPS 4e Essentials is a small library for the Generic Universal Roleplay System to get you up to speed with the game including GURPS 4e Basic Set: Characters and GURPS 4e Basic Set: Campaigns plus sourcebooks for GM advice and more character options. There’s also the Bonus collection that adds on six supplements in the GURPS 4e Tech series with more items and the GURPS Mass Combat rules expansion.
  • Price: $19.95 (77% off) with variable-cost Level Up option
  • End Date: November 8, 2022
  • Charity: Direct Relief (10%)

The second GURPS bundle is more fitting to the season with the GURPS Horror bundle. The bundle features the GURPS Horror 4e sourcebook plus five entries in the Creatures of the Night series with more monsters to add to your game and the Infinite Worlds: Worlds of Horror collection of alternate history horror campaign settings. The Bonus level adds on five more guides in the Monster Hunters series, GURPS Zombies, and the campaign setting from Ken Hite Madness Dossier.
  • Price: $14.95 (74% off) with variable-cost Level Up option
  • End Date: November 8, 2022
  • Charity: Direct Relief (10%)

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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