RPG Freebies, Bundles, and Sales News (September 4, 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!

Gildor Games released a science fiction survival scenario for the Elemental RPG. The team only has 72 hours of oxygen left as they have to escape an asteroid mining facility before it’s orbit places it too far to signal for rescue. If you’re not familiar with Elemental, you can pick up the Elemental Discovery Guide with quickstart rules for the generic d6-based system.
  • Price: Free

And if you want to ramp up the horror in your sci-fi game, Wayward Games also has a survival ticking clock micro-RPG with Distress Calls. Inspired by the Alien franchise, the works of John Carptenter such as The Thing, and Event Horizon; this two-page PDF contains all the rules you need to survive an understaffed space station, rundown research facility, or small frontier colony as the party must work together or tear itself apart.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $2.00)

And continuing with the horror theme, Sixpence Games has a quickstart for their upcoming horror mystery game Fear of the Unknown. The quickstart contains rules for character and setting creation along with all of the basic moves and revelations to test out the game before it comes to Kickstarter next month.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $1.00)

If you’re looking for a lightweight superhero game, SUPER! Is out now from Smokebomb using the 24XX System designed by Jason Tocci. The PDF contains complete rules for playing a superpowered game that allows you to create any kind of superpowered character you can dream of along with tables to generate locations, dangers, and more.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $2.00)

For players of MÖRK BORG, Kyle Tam has a new class, the Champion of Fallen Gods. As a hero of the past, you were granted gifts of speed, strength, and stamina. Even as those gifts wane, the artefact gifted to you by your patron god still contains the gift of your master.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $0.50)

And if you want an adventure for MÖRK BORG, Nightfall Games has Eight Page Goose for the Demon Dog campaign setting. Why “Eight Page Goose”? Because it’s eight pages and has a goose in it.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $1.00)

Over on DM’s Guild, Firbolg Factory released Hit Dice, A Currency, a short rules supplement that gives you new options for how to use your hit dice during the game.
  • Price: Free

Bianca Bickford and Kelly Knox have a new subclass for the Bard, the College of the Mariachi. Drawing from Mexican culture, the Mariachi is not only a musician but draws from the charros culture of horse riders to create magical lariats.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $0.00)

J.D. Stroix asks the question What’s Wrong in Rethlyn?, which is also the question the players must figure out in this adventure that takes characters from 4th to 7th level. People have gone missing and entire villages disappear in the night as the party is sent as the latest search party to discover what’s happened. Oh, just to warn you, none of the other search parties have returned…
  • Price: Free

And on the Storytellers Vault, Bram Clark released the Gimme Shelter Players Kit that lets Changeling players explore the psychedelic world of 1965 London. The kit is intended for use with the Gimme Shelter Chronicle and features custom character sheets, masks, player handouts, location guides, slang list, and more.
  • Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $1.99)

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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.

It’s week one of the DriveThruRPG September Setting Sale and this week is all about Forged in the Dark. You can pick up the Blades in the Dark core rules or any of a collection of settings for the system such as Wicked Ones, Court of Blades, Scum and Villainy, Trophy Dark, and a lot more.
  • Price: Varies (up to 40% off)

Skirmisher Publishing has a massive discount on a variety of products with the Labor Day Weekend Bundle. This collection of ten PDFs includes supplements, maps, campaign settings, short stories, miniatures, a comic, and more covering fantasy, science fiction, and horror.
  • Price: $1.99 (92% off)

Atelier Clandestin released a collection of random generators to help you quickly prep for your next game in a variety of genres. From post-apocalyptic encounters to peaceful abbeys and their inhabitants to magical schools to magical school teachers to wild west outlaws to fantasy heist encounters and more.
  • Price: $8.50 (33% off)

If you’ve ever wanted to play the classic Ravenloft modules but didn’t want to convert, there’s an entire bundle of conversion guides for the original adventures. You’ll still need your own copy of Feast of Goblyns, Ship of Horror, Touch of Death, Vecna Reborn, and When Black Roses Bloom in order play, but the hard work of translating the rules to 5e has been done for you.
  • Price: $10.50 (30% off)

On Storytellers Vault, Onyx Path has bundled everything you need to get started with World of Darkness: Ghost Hunters. The bundle includes The Longest Night (a quickstart for World of Darkness: Ghost Hunters with a streamlined version of the 20A edition rules), the World of Darkness: Ghost Hunters campaign book, the supplement Paranormal Investigator’s Handbook, and a storyteller screen.
  • Price: $19.99 (20% off)

And for those looking to play the monsters (even among the monsters), there’s the Black Hand Scenario Set 1. You get not only The Black Hand: Playing the Sabbat with rules and player options to play the Sabbat in Vampire: The Masquerade 5th Edition, but you get two scenarios: Our Graves Are Empty as a newly Embraced Sabbat Pack and Lost in the Garden that explores the Bahari Faith and the Path of Lolth.
  • Price: $33.00 (34% off)

Back in July, Chaosium joined Storytelling Collective in a month-long RPG Writer Workshop. And now, we can reap the bounty this program has given us. The games have been bundled by system:

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Charity Bundles and Sales

Over on Bundle of Holding, Green Ronin brings us a bundle for True20, the streamlined d20-based RPG derived from Mutants & Masterminds. The Core Collection gets you the True20 Revised Corebook and the True20 Bestiary with everything you need to play, while the Bonus Collection adds on three True20 role handbooks along with expansions for fantasy paths, true sorcery, and cybernetics.
  • Price: $7.95 (80% off) with variable cost Level-Up option
  • End Date: September 19, 2022
  • Charity: Direct Relief (10%)

Also on Bundle of Holding, there is a pair of bundles for Dungeon Crawl Classics by Goodman Games. The first for those new to DCC is the DCC Essentials Bundle with everything you need to get started. This bundle features the Dungeon Crawl Classics Role Playing Game core rulebook, Judge’s screen, and a pair of adventures, Sailors on the Starless Sea and The Black Heart of Thakulon the Undying.
  • Price: $14.95 (71% off)
  • End Date: September 11, 2022
  • Charity: San Francisco-Marin Food Bank (10%)

If you want to jump all in for DCC or expand your collection, the DCC Chaos Rising Bundle features a full campaign with the funnel adventure Accursed Heart of the World-Ender, the first level adventure Well of the Worm, and three more Level-2 adventures. The Level-Up option adds on an additional six adventure books including the anthology collection Chaos Rising.
  • Price: $9.95 (80% off) with variable cost Level-Up option
  • End Date: September 11, 2022
  • Charity: San Francisco-Marin Food Bank (10%)

Bundle of Holding brings us a collection from small press publishers in the Treasure Trove Bundle. The core bundle features Girl Underground (Powered by the Apocalypse game about a young girl and her companions facing the horrors of Wonderland), Hunt the Wicked (galactic bounty hunters protecting humanity from extinction), Mage to Order (magical maintenance engineers keeping a magitech city running), Save the Universe (story-focused space opera pitting the heroes against a galactic menace), and The Spider and the City (a solo journaling game about a criminal mastermind in a city wracked by rebellion). The Level-Up option adds on five more games, Dueling Fops of Vindamere, .dungeon, Over Arms, The Well, and Wicket & Graceful.
  • Price: $9.95 (77% off) with variable cost Level Up option
  • End Date: September 6, 2022
  • Charity: Direct Relief (10%)

Paizo is back on Humble Bundle with the Pathfinder: Strength of Thousands Bundle for Pathfinder 2nd Edition. This bundle has three tiers of PF2e material starting with the $5 tier with the first two entries in the Strength of Thousands Adventure Path, the Pathfinder 2e GM Screen, a pack of character sheets, two map packs, and two Pathfinder Bounty collections. The $15 tier adds on eleven more books including the third through fifth entries in the Strength of Thousands AP, Lost Omens: The Mwangi Expanse, the stand-alone adventure The Slithering, a trio of Pathfinder Society adventures from the Year of the Open Road, and an additional trio of map packs. And for those who haven’t jumped into Pathfinder 2e yet, the top tier of $25 gets you the full core book and sourcebook set of the Pathfinder Core Rulebook, Bestiary, Lost Omen’s World Guide, Advanced Player’s Guide, Lost Omens Character Guide, plus two more stand-alone adventures and the closing entry in the Strength of Thousands.
  • Price: $5/$15/$25 (94% off at highest tier)
  • End Date: September 8, 2022
  • Charity: Comic Books for Kids! (user-defined, default 5%)


The Maps Spectacular bundle has been extended for another week with a massive collection of map-making software and assets. The bundle is broken into four tiers each adding on more options including City Designer 3, Dungeon Designer 3, Campaign Cartographer 3, and plenty of toolkits, art assets, symbol sets, and source maps to design any map you could possibly need for fantasy, modern-day, or science fiction campaigns.
  • Price: $1/$25/variable/$30 (93% off at highest tier)
  • End Date: September 8, 2022
  • Charity: National Network of Abortion Funds and OCEANA: Protecting the World’s Oceans (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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