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.
Freebies and Pay What You Want
Modiphius released a new entry in the Star Trek Adventures Briefs series titled Psychic Incursions. The series is short mission briefs with the information you need to quickly put together an adventure for Star Trek Adventures. This packet contains ten mission briefs focusing on psionics and psychic incursions set in the Next Generation era with guidelines to update for other eras of Star Trek.
- Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $0.00)
For CY_BORG, the cyberpunk offshoot of Mörk Borg, Phillip Reed released HST3.33 which is a combination PDF and soundscape. “On the rain-slicked streets of the city, a rogue AI lashes out at corruption. The machine strikes with typewriter and guns, raising awareness where possible and inflicting punishment when necessary. HST3.333 is a machine on a mission and will stop at nothing to bring down the corporate criminals who control the world.” Oh. HST. Hunter S. Thompson. I’m upset at myself it took me that long to get the reference. The PDF features a one-page double-sided “pocket map” of game statistics and the soundscape is four music tracks by One-Trick Phony and Phillip Reed.
- Price: Free
For more Mörk Borg, we have The Dungeon’s Key First, Do No Harm, an adventure featuring 25 rooms across four levels of the Raven’s Claw Sanatorium filled with horrific paranormal events. The adventure also comes with a new sanity mechanic to track the players’ response to the trauma and terror contained in the hospital grounds.
- Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $8.04)
Terry Herc is back with his quick-prep random charts giving us 1d100 Cybercity Locations. The table features 100 entries in four columns – Location, Event, Important Character, and Notable Detail – so you can quickly come up with locations for any science fiction, space opera, or cyberpunk game when your players unexpectedly go off the planned path.
- Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $1.00)
Over on DM’s Guild, Zrave Apacolyps has the Lupus race of anthropomorphic dogs. The PDF features the main race and subraces featuring different dog breeds like the shepard, retriever, pit bull, and wolf as well as a half-Lupus race that’s more human.
- Price: Pay What You Want (Suggested: $1.99)
Bundles and Sales
There are only a few more days left in the DriveThruRPG sale on over sixteen thousand different titles for Dungeons & Dragons. From official releases for TSR and Wizards of the Coast to fan-made OGL products across every edition of the game, there are currently listed 16,885 titles available with discounts as high as over 90% off.
- Price: Varies by title
- End date: May 30, 2022
On the DM’s Guild, the bundle Bert’s Corner of Gadgets has a trio of books full of new items for your 5e games. Bert’s Potion Shop features 75 new potions, Bert’s Practically Useless Magic Items has not only 28 “practically useless” magic items but also 19 new “practically useless” spells as well, and Ranger’s Armory: Bert’s Corner of Gadgets gives us over thirty new magic items, twenty new ranger spells, and nine new ranger feats.
- Price: $9.95 (33% off)
The perpetual gaming problem of game scheduling means sometimes a player can’t make it to a game leaving the question of what happens to their character. The two volumes of I Had To Go Because… provide a collection of random tables organized by character background to provide a plausible reason why a character had to disappear for a week or so.
- Price: $4.98 (37% off)
On DriveThruRPG, Ken Wickham has assembled a huge collection in the Essential and Basic Solo RPG Tools with over 160+ tools to help expand your solo gaming experience. And considering the nature of solo RPGs, this also features several titles that would be useful for narrative writers as well including grammar guides, character creation assistance, random character reactions, and more.
- Price: $49.86 (55% off)
Charity Bundles and Sales
There are two big bundles from the tabletop RPG space supporting reproductive rights in the United States ending soon. The first is the huge bundle from Itch.io, the TTRPGs for Reproductive Rights bundle hosted by Roll for Romance featuring 291 titles ranging from adventures to sourcebooks to full core rulebooks for a large variety of different systems, genres, and settings.
- Price: $5 (over 99% off)
- End Date: June 12, 2022
- Charity: Planned Parenthood and National Network of Abortion Funds (all proceeds)
The other huge bundle is over on DriveThruRPG, the RPGs for Reproductive Justice bundle from the Hydra Cooperative. I tried counting all the titles available in this bundle and lost track somewhere in the 50s, but it’s a lot ranging from adventures, sourcebooks, GM tools, art packs, essays, and more including some big names like Mutants & Masterminds Deluxe Hero’s Handbook, Fate Accessibility Toolkit, Chivalry & Sorcery 5th Edition, Star Crossed, and a lot more.
- Price: $25 (96% off)
- End Date: Unknown (publisher commented on May 10 it would run for “about two weeks or so” but it’s still available as of the evening of May 28)
- Charity: National Network of Abortion Funds (all proceeds)
Bundle of Holding’s newest bundle is for Dungeon Crawl Classics and is rightfully titled a “megabundle”. The Low-Level Collection has The Adventure Begins and The Adventure Continues each with twenty different adventures, ten more introductory modules, thirteen modules for levels 3-6, and four Dungel Crawl play aids. The High-Level Collection adds on Castle Whiterock, Gazetteer of Known Realms, the six modules of Saga of the Dragon Cult, Chronicle of the Fiend, eight more modules for levels 7-9, and eleven modules for level 10+.
- Price: $19.95 (90% off) with variable cost Level-Up option
- End Date: June 13, 2022
- Charity: San Francisco-Marin Food Bank (10%)
Bundle of Holding also has two bundles from Monte Cook Games. The first is the Cypher System celebrating the tenth anniversary of the system. The Rulebook Collection features the Cypher System Rulebook 2019, the Numenera core rulebooks Discovery and Destiny, and the core rules for The Strange. The Level-Up option adds on four genre books, four conversion guides, and four entries in the Worlds of the Cypher System series.
- Price: $17.95 (81% off) with variable cost Level-Up option
- End Date: June 7, 2022
- Charity: Direct Relief (10%)
And also from Monte Cook Games, the Bundle of Holding for Ptolus, the epic-sized campaign setting. The bundle includes both the Cypher System and the 5e version of the setting book, the Ptolus NPC Deck, and the Ptolus GM Screen.
- Price: $17.95 (76% off)
- End Date: June 7, 2022
- Charity: Direct Relief (10%)
Humble Bundle has the Starfinder Bug-Buster Bundle from Paizo. The base $5 level features the Starfinder Core Rulebook, Starfinder Player Character Folio, Alien Archive, five flip maps, the first entry in the Attack of the Swarm! Adventure Path, and two Starfinder Society scenarios. The $10 level adds on a dozen more products including Alien Archive 2, parts two and three of the Adventure Path, and more. The $25 level adds on yet another fourteen products including finishing out the Attack of the Swarm! Adventure Path, Starfinder Armory, Operations Manual, and more adventures and sourcebooks. Finally, the top $35 level adds on the physical hardcover of the Starfinder Armory (shipping additional).
- Price: $5/$10/$25/$35 (90% off at top tier)
- End Date: June 11, 2022
- Charity: World Central Kitchen (user-defined, default 5%)
On the video game side, Humble also has the Battles of Yore Bundle featuring a collection of strategy and roleplaying games such as Tyranny, Ember, Fields of Glore: Empires, and more. But relevant to readers here, the top tier features Pathfinder: Kingmaker Enhanced Plus Edition and the DLCs Royal Ascension and The Wildcards.
- Price: $1/variable/$13 (92% off at top tier)
- End Date: June 8, 2022
- Charity: Worldbuilders (user-defined, default 5%)
And for the modern and post-apocalyptic players with 3D printers, the Urban Apocalypse Wasteland Printable Models Bundle features three tiers with almost a hundred packs of ready-to-print files for miniatures at the top tier. The miniatures range from tanks to police to power armor to biohazard labs to assault ships to destroyed vehicles and a lot more figures, set pieces, and terrain.
- Price: $1/variable/$25 (97% off at top tier)
- End Date: June 16, 2022
- Charity: Make-a-Wish and Save the Children (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, and/or DriveThru may contain affiliate links with the proceeds going to the author of this column.