RPG Freebies, Bundles, and Sales News (October 30, 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

Legendary Games posted a preview from Faerie Bestiary currently live on Kickstarter. You can pick up the 21-page preview for 5e as well as the 23-page preview for Pathfinder 2e on DriveThruRPG.
  • Price: Free

PTWP Maps released a pair of maps, each one available in day and night version with and without a grid: The Rope Bridge Map Pack 1 and Island Adventure Map Pack 3.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $0.00)

De Venne also released several map collections with day and night versions with and without grids: Island Adventure Map Pack 3, Snow Winter Forest Map Pack 1, Jungle Paths Adventure Map Pack 1, Jungle Paths Haunted Adventure Map Pack 4, and Beach Adventure Map Pack 2.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $0.00)

And for those needing a last-minute spooky map for Halloween, Winden Fantasy has the Graveyard Road Battle Map. This one’s only available in night versions for obvious reasons, but does come with and without fog, glowing lights, and pumpkins all in gridded and non-gridded.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested $1.00)

There’s also the Cult Dining Table from Nisaya Studio, perfect for a large festival dining experience that seems just a bit…off. Comes in versions with the table set with delicious and not-at-all suspicious food and one that is creepily empty.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $0.00)

If you’re looking for a one-shot sci-fi horror, Ouijames Games released Game Over, Man, a single session RPG for up to six players plus gamemaster where the players are space infantry set to clear out an infestation of alien life forms. Aside from the very obvious Alien inspiration, the game also draws from Predator, The Thing, and the video game series X-Com.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $0.00)

Old School Role Playing released They Could Be Gods, an adventure for the Cepheus Engine, a retroclone RPG based on the rules for the original Traveller. An encounter with an unexpected ion storm causes havoc on the ship with one character suddenly gaining psionic powers that seem to be corrupting them.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $3.00)

For some space adventures that aren’t quite as horror-focused, Free Radicals Press gives us No One Owns the Sky, a rules-light RPG about a crew of ragtag misfits on a ship on the edge of colonized space trying to survive from job-to-job with obvious inspiration from series like Firefly, Farscape, and Cowboy Bebop.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $3.00)

And for those who want the “western” without the “space”, One Shot RPG has Way of the Gun, a one-shot RPG in a world of gamblers, gunslingers, and cowboys.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $5.00)

Windmill Slam Games has a horror adventure for 5e, The Haunting of Blye Street just in time for Halloween. Blye Street in the hamlet of Joust had a reputation for the finest shopping in the realms before a mysterious fire swept through the district where over two dozen people disappeared (though only two bodies were recovered). Can the party determine who started the fires and why before the dreaded Night of the Inferno causes Blye Street to rise from its ashes and seek revenge?
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $1.99)

If you’re looking for a new organization to place in your campaign either as antagonist or ally, Dramatic Dragons has The Harpy’s Claws: A 5e Compatible Organization. Despite the title, this is a system-neutral organization that works in any fantasy campaign with backstories, plot hooks, motivations, and secrets that just happens to have 5e stats for the key NPCs within the organization.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $5.99)

For more horror adventures, DM’s Guild has The Haunting of Harpstone Manor from Peter Carlson for 5th level characters. Marchioness Halberta Harpstone is asleep and will not wake despite experiencing unending nightmares as the staff of the manor are assaulted in the night by a mysterious entity.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $6.00)

Michael LeBossiere released a collection of Mike’s Free Encounters featuring a collection of ten ready-to-run encounters for various levels with new monsters, magic items, spells, and more.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $0.99)

Fans of the Spelljammer setting will want to look at William Rotor’s Spelljammer Heists, a collection of a dozen plane-hopping adventures across the multiverse to steal a prize that no adventurer can resist: Themselves. Yes, these linked adventures send the party to rescue alternate versions of themselves at the center of a cosmic-scale evil plot.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $3.16)

Over on Storyteller’s Vault, Sam Haney and Jun R Miller released Halloween in Shady Oaks, a module for Changeling: The Dreaming 20th Anniversary about Wendy Applebaum’s mission to make the neighborhood safe for Changeling children to have the best Halloween ever. It even has a random Trick-or-Treating table!
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $2.99)

Once again, we have a plethora of new classes and subclasses available on DM’s Guild. All are either free or pay-what-you-want with the suggested price in paratheses.

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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

Sure, it’s great to run a spooky-themed adventure or campaign for Halloween, but what about spooky options for characters? The Spooky Bundle features eleven creepy subclasses collected to give new options to fight (or become) the monster.
  • Price: $2.75 (48% off)

Brian Balagot has a non-spooky Halloween treat for Spelljammer fans with the No Tricks, Just Treats bundle. The bundle features a trio of adventures from become ace astral space fighter pilots to chasing a sentient starsquit that accidentally captured a fishing vessel to a dangerous system where the body of a dead god is causing solar flares to threaten the planets.
  • Price: $3.00 (77% off)
  • End Date: October 31, 2022

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Charity Bundles and Sales

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: October 15, 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 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)

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

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%)


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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