RPG Freebies, Bundles, and Sales News (October 23, 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!

With the virtual convention Roll20Con wrapping up this weekend, there’s still time to grab the free offerings from the convention on the Roll20 Marketplace. You can pick up starter sets for Call of Cthulhu and Alien RPG, the full system for Alice is Missing, quickstarts for Deadlands, The Dark Eye, Call of Cthulhu, Apocalypse Keys, and Monster of the Week, and adventures for Pathfinder, Call of Cthulhu, and Vampire: The Masquerade, plus map and token collections.
  • Price: Free
  • End Date: October 31, 2022

Mana Project Studio put out the quickstart for Cowboy Bebop Roleplaying Game for those who want to kick the tires of the system before backing their current ongoing Kickstarter.
  • Price: Free

Dicey Prospects released Mimics in the Museum, a system-agnostic adventure that is “mostly intended” for 5e with a 2nd-3rd level party. At the grand re-opening of Madame Forzaber’s waxwork museum, a dark ritual just completed unleashing extradimensional horrors on the terrified party-goers as mimics replace some (but not all!) of the waxwork pieces.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $2.00)

Calling this a “starter set” is a bit of a misnomer the same way calling the giant 3-foot showpiece statues “miniatures” is a bit off as The Calling: Starter Set from Ohad Reiter is a massive 280 page rulebook for the Wuxia Sci-Fi Western RPG. Yes, this is definitely one of those games where the art sells the setting as the cover features a woman in a cowboy hat with a katana fighting a T-Rex with a railgun in its mouth who has pinned down a barbarian with a laser pistol.
  • Price: Free

Over on Dungeonmasters Guild, SaltedHorse has a one-shot Halloween module Sulphur for 1st level characters. Can the party unravel the mystery around The Stag Inn, and is it possible they are actually the horror plaguing the small town?
  • Price: Free

Just in time for spooky season, Matthew Brannan has a new class for 5e based on the legends and myth of witches. This casting class has a diverse spell list, an unparalleled ability with potion-crafting, and access to unique ritual magic plus five Coven subclasses to choose from: The Cosmic Coven to divine the future and alter fate itself, the Elemental Coven bending the four elements to your will, the Fey Coven moving along the tense social setting of the Fey, the Hedge Coven calling forth spirits and walking the line between life and death, and the Shadow Coven to tie demonic beings to your control.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $4.99)

Gabriel Gro is back again as all the subclasses from last week weren’t enough, this time we have Bard Subclass: College of Horror for the performer who likes to put fear in their audience. Not only can you use your Bardic Inspiration to inspire fear in any creature, you gain access to the ability to alter your form into that of a selection of Frightful Guises.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $0.75)

And that’s not all from Gabriel as we’ve also got Spooky Equipment, a collection of magic items perfect for the season including an everburning pumpkin, the mask of disguise, a collapsible coffin, and my personal favorite, the twin enchanted daggers of Trick n’ Treat.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $0.99)

It’s also the perfect time of year to check out the offerings over on Storyteller’s Vault for the World of Darkness, starting with a collection of pre-generated neonates for Vampire: The Masquerade from Elyse Haws. The selection of six characters to choose from will help speed up those looking to try out the gothic-punk RPG (and see below for some offers to help you get started).
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $0.00)

And the last thing one should wish to do during Samhain is offend the Fae, so I couldn’t leave out the new kith for Changeling: The Lost 2nd Edition in the supplement We’re All Mad Here from DM Hubbard. Based on the classic Mad Hatter, this kith offers new blessings to invoke on enemies or just throw the maddest party ever seen.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $0.99)

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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.

With more gamers returning to the table to play in person, Pazio has a perfectly timed sale for those looking to spice up their games with miniatures and pawn collections. This sale covers pre-painted miniatures and cardboard stand-up pawn collections from a variety of collections both for Pathfinder and Starfinder.
  • Price: 25% all bricks, single boxes, individual premiums or factory sets, 30% off all cases
  • End Date: November 4, 2022

DriveThruRPG’s Halloween sale is something you do not want to pass up as there are over fourteen thousand products on sale. World of Darkness, Chronicles of Darkness, Call of Cthulhu, Vaesen, Delta Green, Warhammer 40,000 Wrath & Glory, Monster of the Week, Shiver, Eclipse Phase, Blackbirds RPG Powered By Zweihander, and that’s just some of the core rulebooks on sale not counting sourcebooks, adventures, expansions, map packs, VTT assets, GM guides, fiction, accessories, and anything else you can probably think of.
  • Price: Most products discounted 20-30% off, some up to 80% off
  • End Date: October 31, 2022

Steve Jackson Games and their distribution arm Warehouse 23 are having a Halloween sale on select spooky products. On top of discounts, they have freebies to give away with physical orders where the larger your order, the more stuff you get: $25 or more gets you Z-Shot Score Pad, $40 or more adds on Deadly Doodles Halloween Score Pad, $60 or more adds glow-in-the-dark Halloween Dice, and $100 or more adds the hardcover of GURPS Zombies.
  • Price: Variable (up to 50% off)
  • End Date: October 31, 2022

Knightmap collected several of the contemporary spooky-themed maps together for the Halloween Battle Map Bundle. Creepy carnivals, horrific corn fields, haunted pumpkin patches, spider-infested dark forests, and more available in 4k 40x30 maps ready for virtual tabletops with multiple variations on each map including gridded/non-gridded and with/without fog/clouds.
  • Price: $3.58 (80% off)

While Knightmap’s offerings focus on the contemporary, Heroic Maps put together two bundles for fantasy and Victorian era horror settings. The first bundle is Heroic Maps – Hallwoeen 2022 Monsters with taverns, haunted houses, crypts, and more while the second bundle is Heroic Maps – Halloween 2022 Horror featuring a haunted windmill, mad scientist’s lab, abandoned asylum, and more.
  • Price: $19.36 for Monsters and $21.50 for Horrors (75% off)

And over on DMs Guild, you can’t say “Halloween RPGs” without mentioning the setting Ravenloft, and the Halloween Fun Bundle adds several new options for your games in the Demiplane of Dread. Expanded encounters options, setting information (including an option for a reimagined Countess Strahd von Zarovich), new dangers to face such as new hexes and diseases, adventures, brand new domains, and of course a guidebook with Van Richten’s Pocketbook to Ravenloft.
  • Price: $9.99 (83% off)

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Charity Bundles and Sales

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 you want to expand your Ravenloft campaign, Mist Manuscripts features six new Domains along with all the unique creatures that reside there and the evil Dark Lords that rule over them. Explore the lonely grey landscapes of Arteske, get shrunk to the size of an insect in Bagassan, discover the secrets of the Beldame Estate that creates a new room for each visitor creating a patchwork maze, survive the lawless land of Glory Falls where might makes right, and more.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $1.50)
  • End Date: October 31, 2022
  • Charity: Jasper’s Game Day (all proceeds)

Humble Bundle has the perfect bundle to introduce new players to the World of Darkness in both tabletop and video game forms. The top tier of the bundle includes the Vampire: The Masquerade 5th Edition core rulebook plus the faction sourcebooks Anarch and Camarilla along with licensed video games for Vampire including Coteries of New York, Shadows of New York, Night Road, Parliament of Knives, Sins of the Sires, and Out for Blood on top of the other World of Darkness titles like Werewolf: The Apocalypse – Heart of the Forest and the VR game Wraith: The Oblivion – Afterlife.
  • Price: $1/$5/$10 (94% off at top tier)
  • End Date: November 4, 2022
  • Charity: Worldbuilders (user-defined, default 5%)

Owners of 3D printers are in luck again as Humble Bundle has yet another bundle of ready-to-print miniatures and terrain. This pirate-themed set includes plans for pirates of every fantasy race, sea monsters, houses, terrain, accessories, and more plus more traditional fantasy RPG figures like gelatinous cubes, villagers, ghosts, zombies, elementals, and more.
  • Price: $1/variable/$25 (95% off at top tier)
  • End Date: October 30, 2022
  • Charity: Cancer Research UK (user-defined, default 5%)

Humble Bundle put together a huge bundle of RPG-based video games in the Baldur’s Gate & Beyond Bundle. The base level includes the enhanced editions Planescape: Torment and Icewind Dale, the second tier adds on Baldur’s Gate, Baldur’s Gate II, and Baldur’s Gate: Siege of Dragonspear along with the Faces of Good and Evil expansion plus Neverwinter Nights Complete Adventure. And for something a bit newer, the top tier adds on Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous.
  • Price: $1/$10/$20 (90% off at top tier)
  • End Date: October 26, 2022
  • Charity: Worldbuilders (user-defined, default 5%)

Cubicle 7 and Humble Bundle have an entire library for two great roleplaying games set in the Warhammer 40,000 universe. The first two tiers are packed with sourcebooks and adventures, but you’ll want to pledge at the highest tier to get the full library of 40 books for Rogue Trader and Deathwatch along with a 10% off coupon at the Cubicle 7 store.
  • Price: $1/$15/$25 (96% off at top tier)
  • End Date: October 27, 2022
  • Charity: Children’s Health Ireland (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 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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