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Since February 2013 we've run hundreds of offers, each featuring a talented tabletop roleplaying game designer or a fellowship of designers. Here are all the bundles we've run to date.
2022
August

Traveller5

This all-new offer presented the 2014 Fifth Edition of Traveller, which updated earlier editions with tons of new, player-requested features.

Lightspress Toolkits

This all-new offer presented system-neutral RPG treatises and gamemastering advice from Berin Kinsman at Lightspress Media. In each of these eight slim "lo-fi" .PDF ebooks, Berin offers the wisdom of his long experience running many kinds of games. Take inspiration from these short guides to better imagine, develop, and run your own game sessions.

July

Halls of Arden Vul

The Halls of Arden Vul is a vast megadungeon from Expeditious Retreat Press for old-school D&D, AD&D, and OSR retroclones. Originally published in five volumes in 2020 – the hardcover set runs US$275 – the 1,100-page Arden Vul is one of the largest megadungeons published for old-school gaming, with more than 2,000 keyed encounter areas spread across ten main levels and 15 sub-levels. The scale of the Halls and the variety of experiences ensure no two groups encounter the Halls in the same way. In fact, the same player group might run several different parties through the Halls and never see a given area twice – even the entrances.

This all-new offer presented .PDF ebooks of The Halls of Arden Vul Complete, the pay-what-you-want Maps of Arden Vul, and The VTT Maps of Arden Vul for virtual tabletops.

Legendary Epic Monsters

This all-new offer featured high-level rules, scenarios, and bestiaries for D&D Fifth Edition from Legendary Games.

Encyclopedia Arcane

This all-new offer presented the Encyclopedia Arcane line of FRPG supplements produced by Mongoose Publishing from 2001 through 2004 for the d20 System. Each 64-page installment in the Arcane series (and its companions, Encyclopedia Divine and Encyclopedia Psionica) explores one kind of power in depth, presenting new prestige classes, feats, spells, and magic items. These colorful and imaginative books provide tons of useful information that enhance the quality of magic in any fantasy game.

Eclipse Phase 2E

This all-new offer presented the 2019 Second Edition of Eclipse Phase, the SFRPG of transhuman survival from Posthuman Studios. After losing Earth in a war with AIs, transhumanity disperses throughout the Solar System and beyond, struggling to survive. In a typical Eclipse Phase game, characters belong to Firewall, a secret cross-faction organization that protects transhumanity from biowar plagues, self-replicating nanoswarms, nuclear proliferation, terrorists with WMDs, net-breaking computer attacks, rogue AIs, alien encounters, and anything else that could drive an already decimated transhumanity to extinction. Agents may even step through a Pandora Gate, a wormhole to distant stars and the alien secrets beyond. Funded in an April 2017 Kickstarter campaign, Eclipse Phase Second Edition improves the game with faster character creation, streamlined "resleeving" (body switching), new skill and gear systems, updated combat and hacking rules, and four sample teams. Most First Edition source material is compatible with the 2019 Second Edition.

Castle Oldskull

This collection featured the voluminous nuts-and-bolts old-sku-- er, Old School fantasy RPG supplements by designer-novelist Kent David Kelly in the Castle Oldskull line from Wonderland Imprints.

Publisher Wonderland Imprints also sells an Excel spreadsheet plug-in, Oldskull Dungeon Tools.

Fading Suns 4E

This all-new offer presented the Fourth Edition (2021) of Fading Suns, the space fantasy RPG from Ulisses Spiele. Fading Suns has starships, blasters, powered armor, alien races, and weird science -- but also heroic knights, noble lords, high priests and headstrong merchants -- quests, artifacts, and inscrutable mysteries. And there is horror: monsters and maddening, terrifying metaphysical truths. It's a medieval passion play, where Humanity's greatest civilization has fallen, bringing a Dark Age to the Known Worlds. The Universal Church of the Celestial Sun (modeled on the historical Byzantine Orthodox Church) pursues cosmic intrigues against the Noble Houses and the Reeves Guild. But even as the stars fade to cinders and the sinful await Final Judgment, a leader has arisen. Emperor Alexius has sworn to unite the worlds again under one banner -- to ignite hope once more.

Amazing Adventures 5E

The Amazing Adventures first edition rulebook (2018) (part of our May 2016 Pulp Adventure Bundle) focused on 1930s action using the SIEGE Engine, the basis of Castles & Crusades from Troll Lord Games. This all-new offer's 2020 edition, completely compatible with D&D Fifth Edition, lets you run anything from 1930s pulp adventure to modern urban fantasy, cyberpunk corporate raiding to space opera. This 5E rulebook is a toolkit to build any style of play you like.

June

GURPS 4E Space

This new companion to our GURPS 4E Essentials offer added GURPS Fourth Edition supplements and sourcebooks that open the high frontier and unleash the indomitable powers of the mind.

GURPS 4E Fantasy

These supplements for GURPS Fourth Edition, the Generic Universal RolePlaying System from Steve Jackson Games, added the major Fourth Edition magic rules expansions, the Banestorm worldbook, and many Thaumatology sourcebooks.

GURPS 4E Essentials

With GURPS, the Generic Universal RolePlaying System from Steve Jackson Games, you can be anyone you want: an elf fighting for the forces of good, a spy on a deep-cover mission, a futuristic swashbuckler carving up foes with a force sword, or literally anything else. For more than three decades GURPS has been supported with hundreds of supplements and sourcebooks. This all-new offer (the first of three, followed quickly by GURPS Fantasy and GURPS Space bundles) presented all the important rules and supplements you need to get started with the Fourth Edition (2004) of one of the longest-lasting and best-supported universal systems in the hobby.

Red Markets

The Red Markets RPG of cutthroat economic horror from Hebanon Games takes place during an unevenly distributed zombie apocalypse, where the world is divided: infected and clean, living and dead, haves and have-nots. The mercenary entrepreneurs called "Takers" live on the wrong side of that divide -- the Loss, where even the apocalypse offers no escape from the everyday grind. You and your crew hustle, scheme, and fight to profit from humanity's imminent extinction. If actual monsters don't consume you, debt will, and the cycle of poverty is harder to escape than hordes of undead.

Heroic Maps

Since 2013 Joseph and Sarah Bilton at Heroic Maps have produced full color digital battlemaps and tiles featuring castles and villages, dungeons and crypts, temples and caverns. Funded by a strong Patreon campaign, Heroic has published hundreds of unique landscapes, of which this all-new collection presented a wide-ranging sample.

  • Heroic Maps GM Starter Pack
  • Under Caves and Under Caves - Chambers
  • The Discover: Villages series, depicting the same rural hamlet in four seasons: Villages - Spring, Summer, Autumn, and Winter
  • Villages - Interiors, a companion set for the Discover maps
  • The complete nine-set Hellscapes collection depicting the Nine Levels of Hell, starting with Hellscapes - Level 1: A ravaged and war-torn land, cut in half by the Styx
  • Level 2: A flat featureless plain winds its way past stagnant rivers to the walls of the City of Iron
  • Level 3: A desolate swamp, with stinking marshes and oozing mud as far as the eye can see
  • Level 4: A plane of fire and ash, with pits of fire hot enough to burn devils
  • Level 5: A frozen ocean, cold enough to freeze your soul
  • Level 6: A corrupted and perilous place, full of rotting bones, pits of tar, and harsh coppery scents
  • Level 7: A devastated ruined city, filled with decay and despair
  • Level 8: A frozen wasteland, permanent blizzards and perilous ice
  • Level 9: A barren red wasteland, cut by impossibly deep chasms

Sea of Thieves

This all-new offer presented the piratical tabletop RPG from Mongoose Publishing based on Sea of Thieves, the 2018 Rare Limited video game for Xbox Game Pass and Windows 10. Set sail from Cannon Cove and the Shores of Plenty for the Ancient Isles, the Devil's Roar, and the Shroud beyond. Race other pirates to buried treasure -- fight Skeleton Captains on tropical islands -- tackle Voyages for the Gold Hoarders, Order of Souls, and Merchant Alliance -- brave Megalodons and Krakens from the depths. Seek the glory and freedom of the pirate life.

This Quick Deal presented both the complete Sea of Thieves core rulebook and the A Tale of Two Captains rules expansion, which includes two Voyages also released separately: Hunting the White Lady and Juliana's Heart.

Fat Goblin Planners and Guides

This new offer presented RPG campaign aids from Fat Goblin Games. Create, organize, and amplify your play sessions with these system-free digital journals, map sheets, and record books that help you develop settings, adversaries, scenarios, and even star systems.

Pip System

The genre-bending introductory Pip System from Third Eye Games is suitable for groups of all ages. Everyone can enjoy a Pip game, regardless of age or RPG experience. On the Pip framework you can build any kind of RPG. The quarterly Pip System Primer magazine has presented resources that support Pip fantasy, noir, animal adventures, dystopian worlds, time jumpers, ghost hunting, and urban fantasy, among other genres.

Mutant Year Zero 2

This new companion to our July 2018 Mutant Year Zero Bundle added recent supplements and adventures for Mutant: Year Zero - Roleplaying at the End of Days from Free League Publishing.

Stellagama Cepheus

Stellagama Publishing produces These Stars Are Ours and other SFRPGs based on the Cepheus Engine, the leading retro-clone of Traveller. In the 23rd Century the United Terran Republic has finally gained its freedom from the gray aliens of the mighty Reticulan Empire. Explorers, star traders, and soldiers head out into the cosmos for adventure. This all-new offer included rulebooks, supplements, and adventures -- everything you need for your own campaign of high-action space opera.

May

Gamelords Traveller

This all-new offer presented vintage 1980s Classic Traveller supplements from two of Traveller's earliest third-party publishers: Gamelords Ltd and Marischal Adventures. These primordial indies published many sourcebooks and scenarios by two of Traveller's most prolific designers: J. Andrew Keith and William H. Keith. Though later known for Traveller landmarks like Murder on Arcturus Station, Nomads of the World Ocean, the Alien Modules, and much more, the prolific Keith brothers started by self-publishing their own short "Folio" mini-scenarios (1981-82), followed by ten impressive booklets through Gamelords (1982-84). These titles date from the time publishers printed their books on dot-matrix printers, yet this timeless material can still freshen any space-opera roleplaying campaign.

This bundle also included eight of the Keiths' early Marischal Folio mini-scenarios and nine titles that lay neglected until 2000, when Traveller fan Paul Sanders founded a company called Cargonauts specifically to publish them. The "Lost Supplements" sold out their 500-copy run almost immediately. They're not available on DriveThruRPG, but you can purchase them on a physical "Apocrypha 3" CD-ROM from Traveller designer Marc W. Miller at Far Future Enterprises.

Fifty-Dungeon Megabundle

This new offer gathered more than four dozen FRPG modules in the original d20 System Dungeon Crawl Classics line from Goodman Games. From 2003 to 2007 Dungeon Crawl Classics captured the Old School Revival spirit in dozens of scenarios published for Dungeons & Dragons 3.x and its successors under the Open Game License.

Neon City Overdrive

Neon City Overdrive is the fast-playing cyberpunk SFRPG from Peril Planet. Lightweight, quick-playing, and amazingly adaptive -- it's based on FU: Freeform Universal RPG, with elements inspired by Fate and Blades in the Dark -- Neon City Overdrive smoothly handles gritty near-future action. Whether your Trademark is Arcology Brat, Gene Farmed, Metroplexer, Joyrider, or Gutter Scum, you can be a Codeslinger, Jammer, Infiltrator, Grifter, or even a Paladin, with any kind of Skins, Cyberware, Edges, and gear you can think up. What matters is your Drive: why you keep hitting the streets, throwing yourself into danger, and pushing through the hard stuff.

Ptolus Cypher

This new offer presented the 2021 versions of Monte Cook's famous City by the Spire, Ptolus. In the shadow of an impossibly tall stone column, the sprawling city of Ptolus sits atop ancient dungeons that draw adventurers ("delvers") from across the land. Originally published to critical acclaim in 2006 for D&D 3.x (we presented that one in September 2014 and again in May 2016), Ptolus thrives again in new versions funded in a spectacular February 2020 Kickstarter campaign. As before, the Ptolus core campaign setting book is lavishly produced, with abundant maps and illustrations, multiple indices, heavy cross-referencing, hyperlinking and bookmarking, and quick-access summaries. With this single book, and the play aids in this bargain-priced offer, you can take starting player characters all the way to epic play -- twice over.

Cypher System 10A

This new Megabundle marked the tenth anniversary of the founding of Monte Cook Games with a giant offer of games based on the Cypher System game engine.

The Hero's Journey

The Hero's Journey from Barrel Rider Games takes its inspiration from timeless folklore. Designed by James M. Spahn (White Star), The Hero's Journey arose from the Old School Revival tradition (based on Swords & Wizardry) and, now enhanced in its 2019 Second Edition, incorporates modern design elements that help create wondrous tales of danger and magic, faerie and friendship.

Sixth World Stories 2

This all-new Quick Deal presented 11 ebooks of recent Shadowrun fiction -- seven novels and four novellas written by many of the Catalyst line's leading authors.

Shadowrun Power Plays

This new offer, a companion to Shadowrun Sixth World Essentials, added recent sourcebooks and campaign adventures that push the Awakened World in new directions, drive nation-states to near-collapse, and change the very nature of magic in 2081.

Shadowrun Sixth World Essentials

This new offer presented the 2019 Sixth World edition of Shadowrun from Catalyst Game Labs. This Essentials offer included the corebook and major combat, magic, and rigger supplements -- everything you need to start exploring the Awakened World of 2080.

April

dicegeeks Random Tables

Longtime gamemaster Matt Davids runs a podcast (supported by a Patreon campaign), posts interviews with RPG creators, maintains a reference list of RPG System Reference Documents, and designed a post-apocalyptic game, Anarchy, based on the OpenD6 System. For several years Matt has busily populated entire books of percentile tables designed to spark creative ideas and help desperate gamemasters whose players suddenly decide to investigate some random name dropped in passing. This new Quick Deal gathered many of Matt's bestselling collections from dicegeeks.

Arkadia

Arkadia is a 5E fantasy campaign setting from Arcana Games inspired by mythic Greece. Strongly funded in an August 2018 Kickstarter campaign, Arkadia reimagines the glories of ancient Athens, Troy, and Sparta for Fifth Edition D&D. Play a Scyllaean elf, volcano dwarf, satyr, siren, gorgon, harpy, or centaur -- become a gladiator, Amazon, hoplite warrior, seer of Fate, scion of a demigod, or servant of a dead Titan -- venture across Hyperium, Kryta, and Illyria to fight hydras, krakens, cyclopes, undead pharaohs, and sphynxes -- gain treasures like orichalcum weapons, ambrosia, Nemean pelts, Hyperion's javelin, and the Armor of the Colossus. Don a heroic panoply of bronze, take a trident or sarisa, board your trireme, and set forth on the path of heroes.

HOSTILE

This all-new offer politely presented HOSTILE, the SFRPG of deep-space horror from Zozer Games. Based on the Cepheus Engine rules (the leading retro-clone of Classic Traveller), HOSTILE is a gritty retro-future setting inspired by movies like Outland, Blade Runner, and Alien -- a universe of harsh planets and toxic atmospheres -- claustrophobic space freighters and brutal industrial colonies -- ancient horrors entombed on icy moons -- killer ETs, perfectly evolved to survive at any cost. Whether you're a combat-weary veteran or a miner on a grungy corporate star tug in the Extraction Zones, HOSTILE pits you against deadly hazards in an unforgiving void where no one can hear you scream.

Greg Stolze

Best known for his contributions to many RPGs (Delta Green, Unknown Armies, Godlike, A Dirty World, Wild Talents, Better Angels, Reign), Greg Stolze has also written stories for White Wolf, Pelgrane Press, Evil Hat Productions, Ghostwoods Books, and, above all, as a pioneer of crowdfunded self-publishing. This offer presented six of Greg's novels and three story collections. You can also find plenty of Greg's stories as free downloads on his Fiction Library page.

Old-School Essentials Treasures

This new offer gathered third-party supplements and scenarios for third-party supplements and scenarios for Necrotic Gnome's Old-School Essentials, published under Necrotic's royalty-free Third-Party License.

This new offer gathered third-party supplements and scenarios for third-party supplements and scenarios for Necrotic Gnome's Old-School Essentials, published under Necrotic's royalty-free Third-Party License.

Etherscope

This all-new Quick Deal presented Etherscope, the alt-history Victorian cyberpunk RPG from Goodman Games. Ninety years after British engineers discovered Etherspace, punk Scope riders have jumped from the rails of Prime Reality into this new frontier. Fight evil industrialists and Etherspace demons -- raid Lemurian ruins from before the Earth-Wrack -- or join the Revolution against corrupt rulers in the Great Metropolis. Jack in and scope up with this original 2005 Open Game License take on the d20 Modern rules.

Sly Flourish

Since 2009 the Lazy DM, Mike Shea, has published books, articles, and videos that help gamemasters run great RPG sessions. With the core doctrine of "prepare what matters to our game," the Sly Flourish books detail eight steps to help DMs quickly conjure exactly what they need at the table, with a focus on staying flexible and being able to improvise as the story expands. And the Fantastic Adventures series takes that wisdom from the table to the page, with scenarios, lairs, and locations you can easily drop into any fantasy campaign. This new offer presented the Lazy Dungeon Master and Fantastic Adventures lines.

Conan Careers

This new companion to our July 2019 Conan Essentials added recent sourcebooks for Robert E. Howard's Conan: Adventures in an Age Undreamed Of, the 2d20-based sword-and-sorcery FRPG from Modiphius Entertainment.

March

Part-Time Gods

Inspired by American Gods, The Almighty Johnsons, Thor comics, and the Percy Jackson novel series, among other divine deliverances, Part-Time Gods lets you create your own modern-day gods and tell dramatic stories about the people, groups, and places that keep them tied to their humanity. Keeping a job is hard when unstoppable Outsider monsters are hunting you -- rival gods attack your Territory in complete disregard for your sister's wedding -- somebody asks you to dive headfirst into a hidden portal to lost worlds with untold dangers in a quest for a mythic artifact, but you still haven't made this month's rent. These are the times you're glad you have a pantheon of friends.

Tianxia

Tianxia: Blood, Silk & Jade from Vigilance Press casts you as one of the wuxia, the kung-fu masters of the fantastical empire of Shenzhou. Wandering the Jade Road and Silk River in the wild and dangerous border provinces, you use your Chi powers to cultivate fighting techniques and stunts that bring to life the epic dramas of Chinese film and literature.

Bulldogs!

Bulldogs! is the Galileo Games high-action space opera Fate Core RPG that kicks ass. Indentured to TransGalaxy PGC, you and your fellow hapless scoundrels deliver high-risk cargo across the Frontier Zone, from the Devalkamanchan Republic to the pleasure satellite of Apollonia. Can you avoid border crossings, weapons regulations, the Fallon Syndicate, and Squishy's Scrap Yard long enough reach the end of your contract, or will you be another casualty of the space-lanes?

Equinox

Equinox is a fantasy setting from Vagrant Workshop of magic and mysticism in a war-ravaged dark future. Equinox conjures a Sol System thousands of years from now, long after humanity "managed to tame the Mayan-predicted mystic cycles that brought magic to their homeworld and colonies." In the Great Netherwar, demons from beyond the Veil attacked and destroyed Earth. Now, a century later, humanity has constructed the great Gateway Station, a giant ring structure that tames the shattered remains of Earth. The Earth Belt is a portal to astral space and the far-flung worlds of the Consortium. Beyond the Belt, Sol is a lawless place, a hive of misfits, lowlifes, refugees, pirates, and mystics. You are one of these restless outcast "Vagrants" who seek freedom in the void.

Night Shade Best SF

This all-new fiction offer presented The Best Science Fiction of the Year series and other anthologies edited by Neil Clarke for Night Shade Books.

Masks: A New Generation

Masks: A New Generation adapts the Apocalypse Engine rules for stories about young superheroes -- their battles, interpersonal drama, youthful angst, and dazzling bravery -- in the vein of Young Justice and Teen Titans. Your team of young supers must forge your own path amid the pressures of a world telling you what to do and who to be, and kick some butt along the way. This new offer presented the complete Masks: A New Generation core rulebook (previously in our September 2017 Apocalypse Engine 2), plus the Masks Phone Edition, along with all three Masks supplements: Unbound, Halcyon City Herald Collection, and Secrets of AEGIS.

February

Torg Eternity Cosms

This new companion to our September 2019 Torg Eternity Essentials added lots of material for three "cosms" (parallel realities) -- the Living Land, Nile Empire, and Aysle settings publisher Ulisses Spiele funded in three Kickstarter campaigns. Each of Ulisses Spiele's cosm crowdfunding campaigns funded an identical slate of support titles for that cosm: a sourcebook, a long campaign adventure, a Delphi Missions collection of short adventures, a GM Screen and collection of player character Archetypes, two full-color map packs, and a GM Pack with Threat Cards for the Drama Deck, artwork, "Threat Blips" (virtual tabletop tokens), and a bookmark.

Fiasco 2020

This all-new offer presented the 2020 card-based version of Fiasco, Jason Morningstar's cinematic game of powerful ambition and poor impulse control from Bully Pulpit Games. Funded in a big August 2019 Kickstarter campaign, the new Fiasco plays more smoothly and intuitively than ever, so your hapless characters' stupid plans collide with reality faster and harder.

The Elephant & Macaw Banner

This all-new offer presented The Elephant & Macaw Banner RPG of adventure in a fantastic 16th-Century Brazil from Porcupine Publishing. Set in early colonial Brazil in 1576, Christopher Kastensmidt's Elephant & Macaw Banner fiction series (2015-2018) chronicles the adventures of the Dutchman Gerard van Oost and the Yoruba Oludara in well-researched novelettes based on Brazilian history and folklore. In this licensed EAMB RPG your characters -- adventurers from any of a dozen indigenous cultures, as well as recent arrivals from Europe and Africa -- explore the Royal Captaincy of Rio de Janeiro and protect its many peoples from threats both human and supernatural. This distinct and flavorful South American fantasy world has muskets, magic, and many, many monsters. It's a Brazilian Witcher.

Birthday 2022

To mark the ninth anniversary of the debut of the Bundle of Holding (February 20, 2013), we once more assembled a collection of top-quality free RPGs and audaciously asked customers to pay money for them. Why? It was a charity offer benefiting the The DOTS RPG Project, which makes tabletop RPGs accessible to visually impaired players and other people with disabilities. This year's Birthday entries were top-quality open-source renditions of classic RPG systems like D&D, Traveller, Marvel Super Heroes, the original West End Games Star Wars RPG, and Call of Cthulhu.

Bundle for Two 3

This all-new offer presented our third collection of two-player RPGs. Games in our previous two-player offers were often intimate duets ideal for a loving Valentine experience with your significant other. This time we had -- let's see -- Dirty Pair planetary mayhem, detective vs. murderer, city and dungeon generators, British folk horror, and, uhhh, necromancy. And -- and! -- games about repressed romantic attraction. Try them for an unusual date night.

  • Beak, Feather, & Bone, Ex Novo, and Ex Umbra, map-based tools for building ready-to-play cities and dungeons
  • Dead Friend: A Game of Necromancy
  • Double or Nothing, about a pair of agents who get involved in ridiculous over-the-top disasters and shoot, kick, and flirt their way out -- with (ahem) collateral damage along the way
  • English Eerie, a game of English folk horror in the mode of M.R. James and Algernon Blackwood
  • One More Thing, about a quirky TV detective and a murderer in a contest of wits a la Columbo
  • Prism, about relationships and conflict resolution set in an aquatic word with its own deities, ethical cultures, and unique families
  • Star Crossed, Bully Pulpit's game of forbidden love that uses a tumbling-block tower to build repressed attraction
  • Codex - Love 2, the May 2018 issue (#20) of Gauntlet Publishing's Codex magazine, the second issue based around the theme "Love"
January

Baker Street

This new offer presented the Victorian investigative RPG Baker Street: Roleplaying in the World of Sherlock Holmes from Fearlight Games. Sherlock Holmes is missing and presumed dead. In the Great Detective's absence, the stoic Dr. Watson asks intrepid investigators to take his cases. Foggy streets and crime most foul await.

Suspense Radio

This was our second offer of MP3 audio files of vintage Old-Time Radio (OTR) crime dramas from the Golden Age of Radio, 1939-51. These dozens of half-hour episodes, all remastered and re-engineered by publisher Nathan and Evan to sound crisp and new, are sold through DriveThruRPG's sister site, DriveThruFiction. This time we presented 40 episodes from the popular 1940s and 1950s radio series Suspense, Crime Classics, The Weird Circle, Escape!, Night Beat, and Dangerous Assignment.

You can hear thousands of complete low-fidelity episodes from hundreds of OTR series at the Internet Archive and on fan sites like Old Time Radio Downloads and Old Radio World.

Palladium Fantasy 2E

This new companion to our August 2017 Palladium FRPG 1E Bundle presented the 1996 Second Edition of The Palladium Fantasy Role-Playing Game, Kevin Siembieda's venerable FRPG from Palladium Books.

Mörk Borg Compatible

This new offer featured English-language third-party supplements and adventures for the heavy-metal artpunk FRPG of miserable heretics in a bleak and doomed world, Mörk Borg from Free League Publishing. All these titles require the Mörk Bork core rulebook.

Sigil Stone OSR

This new collection featured Five Torches Deep and Vagabonds of Dyfed -- two FRPGs from Sigil Stone Publishing that combine Old School Revival ideals with the best of modern D&D Fifth Edition-compatible and Apocalypse Engine rules.

2021
December

Champions 5E Megabundle

Our two December 2021 companions to the giant HERO System 5E Megabundle added almost the entire Champions Fifth Edition product line. Together the three Megabundles gathered 82 titles -- 14,573 pages! -- supporting the 2004 Fifth Revised Edition ("FRED") of the all-encompassing HERO System from Hero Games.

The amazing Champions 5E Megabundle gathered all the super powers, gadgets, and character books you need for slam-bang four-color superhero action -- 4,400 pages of indomitable Champions 5E campaign material, including the 215-page Champions 5E genre book, UNTIL Superpowers Database I and II, Gadgets and Gear, Champions Battlegrounds, Everyman, Teen Champions, eight villain books -- Book of the Destroyer, Book of the Machine, Conquerors Killers & Crooks, Cops Crews and Cabals, Evil Unleashed, Villains Vandals and Vermin, Villainy Amok, and VIPER: Coils of the Serpent -- and eight Ultimate character archetype supplements: Brick, Energy Projector, Martial Artist 5E, Mentalist 5E, Metamorph, Mystic, Speedster, and Vehicle.

Champions 5E Universe Megabundle

The Champions 5E Universe Mega collection ranged across the flavorful and intriguing Champions Universe setting and into its far future. It had nearly 3,400 pages of galaxy-spanning 5E material, including both Champions Universe guides, Millennium City, Champions Worldwide, Champions of the North 5E, UNTIL: Defenders of Freedom, and Stronghold 5E (plus The Stronghold Files); the Dark Champions 5E line (the corebook plus Hudson City, its Map, the Predators enemies book, and Dark Champions: The Animated Series); four sourcebooks of mystic superhero magic (The Mystic World, Arcane Adversaries, Demon: Servants of Darkness, and the Mystic Menaces Fun Pack); the city guide Vibora Bay; Galactic Champions; Hidden Lands; and Monster Island.

HERO 5E Megabundle

This new offer presented a colossal array of rulebooks and supplements that use the 2004 Fifth Revised Edition ("FRED") of the all-encompassing HERO System from Hero Games. We presented HERO 5E in seven previous offers but never managed to encompass the whole voluminous line. This new Megabundle filled the gaps, adding the Star and Pulp Hero 5E lines, Ninja and Post-Apocalyptic Hero, and a few key supplements we never found room for -- all told, 6,800 pages of HERO material. Of 35 titles in this offer, 16 were new to the Bundle of Holding.

Forged in the Dark

This new offer presented standalone indie RPGs that use the Forged in the Dark rules introduced in John Harper's Blades in the Dark.

November

Indie Cornucopia 9

This was our ninth annual offer, keyed to the American Thanksgiving holiday, of top-quality small-press RPGs.

Liminal

This all-new offer presented Liminal, Paul Mitchener's modern fantasy RPG set on the borders of the everyday and magical worlds in the United Kingdom.

Wyrd Breach

This big new offer featured Through the Breach, the beautiful Wyrd Games Lovecraftian-Wild West-steampunk RPG based on the Malifaux miniatures game.

Worldbuilder's Toolkit 8

This was the eighth all-new installment in our series of gamemastering ebooks and world creation tools -- the Bundle site's most successful sequence of offers.

Traveller Imperium Tour

This new offer presented Traveller First Edition rulebooks plus many sourcebooks and adventures that tour the 11,000 worlds and the 1,100-year history of Traveller's sprawling galactic empire, the Third Imperium.

October

Shotguns & Sorcery

Shotguns & Sorcery is a fantasy-noir setting created by novelist and game designer Matt Forbeck. Dragon City is a sprawling mountain city ruled by a monstrous Dragon Emperor who protects the people from ravenous hordes of zombies outside its walls.

Bundle of Tentacles 6

This was our sixth all-new offer of standalone RPGs and scenarios for Call of Cthulhu, Trail of Cthulhu, and other RPGs inspired by the Cthulhu Mythos. The lineup included several titles from Australian publisher Cthulhu Reborn. For more than a decade Dean Engelhardt at Cthulhu Reborn has produced high-quality free scenarios, prop and handout packs, and graphics templates. In August 2020 Cthulhu Reborn published its standalone Lovecraftian survival-horror RPG Apocthulhu, followed in December by a System Reference Document (based on the SRDs for Mongoose's Legend and Arc Dream's Delta Green RPG) that opens the familiar percentile-based ruleset under the OGL.

0one Horror Maps

This all-new offer presented blueprints and floorplans of terrifying locations from 0one Games.

The Cthulhu Hack

This all-new offer presented The Cthulhu Hack from Just Crunch Games. This simple and accessible standalone investigative RPG, based on David Black's minimalist fantasy game The Black Hack, pits ordinary people against the sanity-shattering horrors of the Cthulhu Mythos. With simple mechanics and just two basic resources -- Flashlights and Smokes -- The Cthulhu Hack elegantly supports published scenarios and campaigns for any Cthulhoid RPG. Learn the whole system in 20 minutes, teach it to your players in five minutes more, and in another five their characters will be ready for a slow spiral into self-destruction.

September

5E Platinum Showcase

This all-new offer gathered bestselling indie supplements for D&D Fifth Edition. Almost all these top-quality third-party supplements achieved DriveThruRPG's "Platinum" sales rank or higher -- that is, of the tens of thousands of products DriveThru sells, these titles ranked in the top 1.44%.

Mutant Crawl Classics

This all-new offer presented the post-apocalyptic RPG of technology and triumph in a devastated future, Mutant Crawl Classics from Goodman Games. Whether you're a mutant, a seeker, a robot-killer, or a stoic shaman guarding forgotten ancient sciences, there are treasures to be won in the taboo lands and the ruins of the Ancients. Based on Goodman's Dungeon Crawl Classics RPG, Mutant Crawl Classics is a standalone game in the tradition of Gamma World and Metamorphosis Alpha.

Mutants Power-Up

This small but mighty new offer, a sidekick to our revived January 2019 Mutants & Masterminds 3E Earth-Prime Bundle, added three recent M&M supplements from Green Ronin Publishing: the M&M 3E Deluxe Gamemaster's Guide, the Superteam Handbook, and the Time Traveler's Codex (plus the free Codex overflow booklet All Time, No Space).

Numenera Discovery

This new offer presented the updated and expanded 2018 version of Numenera, the science-fantasy RPG from Monte Cook Games of wonder and weirdness in the far future. The Numenera Discovery corebook and its companion rulebook Numenera Destiny were both funded in a spectacular US$845K September 2017 Kickstarter campaign.

August

City of Mist

City of Mist is a comic-book epic-myth neo-noir detective RPG from Son of Oak Game Studio about ordinary people with legendary powers in a mystery-shrouded metropolis. Using a skillfully enhanced Apocalypse Engine, City of Mist combines the super-detective mood of Daredevil and Jessica Jones with mythic themes out of the Fables comics and Neil Gaiman's American Gods.

Shadowrun Sixth World Stories

This all-new offer presented the 2019 Sixth Edition rulebook, the 2020 Beginner Box, and recent fiction for Shadowrun, Sixth World Edition, the cyberpunk-fantasy RPG from Catalyst Game Labs.

Metamorphosis Alpha 1E

This all-new offer from Goodman Games featured the 1976 First Edition of Metamorphosis Alpha, the vintage SFRPG of mutants and monstrosities in gonzo post-apocalypse adventures on a colossal generation starship.

Doctor Who 12 Doctors

This offer, a follow-up to our December 2018 Doctor Who RPG Bundle, presented a dozen Doctor Sourcebooks for Cubicle 7 Entertainment's official Doctor Who: The Roleplaying Game. This all-new companion (hah!) included The First Doctor Sourcebook, as well as the Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Seventh, Eighth, Ninth, Tenth, Eleventh, and Twelfth Doctor Sourcebooks.

 

July

Warlock!

This all-new offer featured Warlock!, the old-school FRPG from Fire Ruby Designs inspired by the early days of British roleplaying. Ready your warhammer for rules-lite adventure in the dark yet wondrous spirit of early Games Workshop and the Fighting Fantasy gamebooks. Designed by Greg Saunders (Golgotha, Summerland, Exilium), Warlock! offers career-based characters, concise rules, and a unified 1d20+skill mechanic that adapts easily to published grim-and-perilous adventures and helps you create your own new stories.

Fate Worlds and Toolkits

This giant offer gathered all the Fate rulebooks and Toolkits, Fate of Cthulhu and other standalone RPGs, and 45 wide-ranging Worlds of Adventure from Evil Hat Productions.

Fragged Aeternum

This new companion to our January 2019 Fragged Bundle added recent settings and adventures for Fragged Empire, the tactical RPG of exploration and rebuilding in "post-post-apocalyptic" adventures.

Zobeck 5E

This all-new offer presented sourcebooks and adventures set in the Free City of Zobeck from Kobold Press for D&D Fifth Edition. (We presented the 2012 Pathfinder version of two of these books in our July 2013 Bundle of Zobeck. These are the conversions for D&D 5E.)

June

The Yellow King RPG

This new offer presented the surreal supernatural game from Pelgrane Press, The Yellow King Roleplaying Game. Designed by Robin D. Laws (Cthulhu Confidential, The Esoterrorists), the brain-bending YKRPG uses the fast-playing "Quickshock" GUMSHOE system. Investigate the malign influence of Carcosa in mysteries of reality-changing horror across four different timelines inspired by the famous horror stories of Robert W. Chambers collected in The King in Yellow.

Tunnels & Trolls 2

This new offer presented nearly two dozen solitaire and gamemastered adventures for the venerable FRPG Tunnels & Trolls.

Black Scrolls Map-Tiles

This all-new offer presented beautiful full-color digital battlemat tiles for any medieval FRPG. Created by Hungarian graphic artist Antal Kéninger of Black Scrolls Games and funded in a November 2017 Kickstarter campaign, the mix-and-match tiles in the Cities of the Black Scrolls series depict medieval city and village buildings, castle and fortress walls, inns and arenas, cathedral aisles and dungeon crypts. Print these modular .PDFs and assemble them into gorgeous battle sites for your game table, or import the digital .JPG and .PNG images into your favorite virtual tabletop.

Dark Places & Demogorgons

Dark Places & Demogorgons is the 2017 tabletop horror roleplaying game of 1980s monster-of-the-week weirdness a la The Goonies, E.T., Weird Science, and Buffy. Amid sinister events in tiny Jeffersontown, Kentucky, your intrepid teen investigators -- nerds, jocks, geeks, goths, punks, hoods, and the occasional teen wolf -- face supernatural perils, meddlesome adults, clueless cops, and the horrifying ordeals of adolescence. Demogorgons uses the Survive This! rules system, a fast-playing fusion of Old School Revival spirit with modern rules inspired by D&D Fifth Edition. This all-new offer presented most of the DP&D game line along with its companion Survive RPG of gritty street-level superheroics, Vigilante City.

(Runehammer Games has adapted Vigilante City for its Index Card RPG system, and we presented that version in our March 2021 Index Card RPG Bundle. This Dark Places offer presented the original Survive This version.)


May

Mongoose Traveller 2E

This was one of two all-new offers that presented the 2020 Second Edition Traveller game line from Mongoose Publishing. This offer had the Traveller 2E Starter Set and key supplements -- everything you need to play any science fiction RPG campaign, from desperate battles across the stars against evil empires, through free traders operating on both sides of the law, to mercenary companies desperate to find their next ticket.

Traveller Pirates of Drinax

This all-new offer presented one of the most acclaimed campaigns in Traveller history: The Pirates of Drinax. In the Trojan Reach star sector, the backwater world of Drinax once ruled an empire. Now King Oleb XVI enlists you as privateers to prey on 'illegal' trade in his vanished kingdom, to fund his ambitions to restore Drinax to glory. Will you help, and if so, how? All paths are open in this massive ten-part epic by Gareth Hanrahan (Eyes of the Stone Thief, The Dracula Dossier, The Darkening of Mirkwood). All these supplements and adventures require the Mongoose Publishing Traveller 2E core rulebook or the Traveller Second Edition Starter Set.

Mythras Settings

This new offer presented recent campaign worlds and supplements for Mythras, the RuneQuest-based FRPG by The Design Mechanism.

BattleTech: A Time of War

This new offer presented the 2013 BattleTech: A Time of War roleplaying rules from Catalyst Game Labs. Choose your life in the stellar empires of the far future -- pilot, spy, mercenary, merchant, scientist, scout, renegade -- and join the centuries-spanning conflicts of the Clans, Inner Sphere, and Periphery. With the AToW rulebook and its Companion expansion, you'll explore the rich BattleTech setting and, if you also enjoy the BT board games, lend new dimension to your tactical encounters. How will you become a legend?

Legendary Planet

The Legendary Planet Adventure Path, a spectacular eight-part sword-and-planet fantasy campaign from Legendary Games, takes your characters through alien gateways across the multiverse to exotic worlds, and from 1st to 20th level and beyond. From the backwoods of a fantasy world to the farthest reaches of the cosmos -- from grungy desert planets to waterworlds -- from fascist dieselpunk asteroid mines to a Dyson sphere a hundred million miles across -- sword-swingers and spell-slingers work with scoundrels and seekers to unravel cryptic alliances bent on universal domination, or annihilation. This all-new offer provided the complete Legendary Planet line in dual versions for both D&D Fifth Edition and Pathfinder First Edition. This list starts with links to the 5E versions on DriveThruRPG:

And here are links to the Pathfinder versions of the same books:

April

Dusk City Outlaws

Dusk City Outlaws is a fantasy heist RPG from Scratchpad Publishing about criminal cartel capers in the sprawling metropolis of New Dunhaven. Inspired by books, TV shows, and movies like The Lies of Locke Lamora, Leverage, and Ocean's Eleven, Dusk City Outlaws casts players as a crew of thieves, con artists, and assassins, drawn from the eight colorful cartels that rule the city's criminal underworld. The players take a Job, devise a plan, do the legwork, pull off the Job, and then survive long enough to get paid. The streamlined DCO rules use a sleek narrative dice system that makes the game easy to start playing on a moment's notice.

Dungeon Crawl Classics

This all-new offer presented the Dungeon Crawl Classics RPG from Goodman Games. Not exactly a retro-clone but suffused with old-timey brio, DCC RPG glories in its own loopy and lurid, giddy and gaudy aesthetic. In all its heady adventures it's easy to stay focused on DCC RPG's goal: "Adventure as 1974 intended you to."

DCC Lankhmar

Lankhmar: the City of Seven-Score Thousand Smokes and twice as many thieves, including Fritz Leiber's most famous creations, Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser. This all-new offer presented the Dungeon Crawl Classics Lankhmar setting from Goodman Games.

Mike Resnick novels

This all-new fiction offer presented a dozen space opera and steampunk fantasy ebook novels by Mike Resnick published by Pyr Books. Mike Resnick (1942-2020) wrote more than 70 wide-ranging science fiction novels and hundreds of short stories that won many awards.

See Amazon's Mike Resnick page for many more novels by this prolific writer. (Note: These are Amazon affiliate links to the Kindle editions. If you purchase these ebooks through Amazon, the Bundle of Holding receives a small cut of the payment at no extra cost to you.)

Chivalry and Sorcery

This all-new offer presented the venerable Chivalry and Sorcery in its new Fifth Edition from Brittannia Game Designs. Long respected for historical accuracy -- even in its depiction of arcane magick -- C&S authentically conjures the glories of Europe's Middle Ages: courtly grandeur, tournaments and jousts, fantastic beasts of myth and folklore, and diverse visitors and cultural influences from faraway lands. The 2020 Fifth Edition refines and streamlines the rules to embody a complete experience of every major period of Europe's Middle Ages. (This C&S rules set is its own Fifth Edition, not a supplement for D&D Fifth Edition.)

March

Coriolis-Loop 2

This new companion to our November 2018 Coriolis & Tales From the Loop Bundle added recent supplements and scenarios for the Coriolis - The Third Horizon and Tales From the Loop RPGs from Free League Publishing.

Hyperborea

This all-new offer presented the Astonishing Swordsmen & Sorcerers of Hyperborea sword-and-sorcery FRPG from North Wind Adventures.

Hardboiled Radio

This was our first offer of MP3 audio files of vintage Old-Time Radio (OTR) crime dramas from the Golden Age of Radio, 1939-51. These dozens of half-hour episodes, all remastered and re-engineered by publisher Nathan and Evan to sound crisp and new, are sold through DriveThruRPG's sister site, DriveThruFiction.

You can hear thousands of complete low-fidelity episodes from hundreds of OTR series at the Internet Archive and on fan sites like Old Time Radio Downloads and Old Radio World.

GUMSHOE 3

This was our third offer featuring RPGs of mystery and detection that use the GUMSHOE system designed by Robin D. Laws and published by Pelgrane Press. This new offer presented recent standalone games such as the entire TimeWatch product line and Kenneth Hite's The Fall of Delta Green.

Index Card RPG

Index Card RPG is a light but complete D20 roll-over rules system from Runehammer Games with simple character creation, fast-playing combat, and all the timers, targets, monsters, and miniatures you need to play right away. More interestingly, ICRPG is a toolkit of do-it-yourself techniques to streamline any game. It's a mentality, a philosophy. Watch Dave Thaumavore's video reviews of much of the Index Card line, and check Die Heart's big list of Index Card RPG resources.

February

HERO System 6E and Champions 6E

These two giant offers featured the 2009 Sixth Edition of the HERO System from Hero Games. The matchless flexibility of the HERO System lets you create any character, super power, spell, equipment, vehicle, or headquarters you can imagine, and the 6E version is the most detailed and comprehensive ever.

The HERO System sprang from Champions, and The Super Roleplaying Game has always been its flagship. The Sixth Edition Champions line updates decades of published supplements and sourcebooks, and adds new material adapted from the Champions Online MMO.

Birthday 2021

To mark the eighth anniversary of the debut of the Bundle of Holding (February 20, 2013), we once more assembled a collection of top-quality free RPGs and audaciously asked customers to pay money for them. Why? It was a charity offer benefiting the the RPG Creators Relief Fund. The RCRF is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charity founded to provide financial assistance to tabletop roleplaying creators suffering hardship due to medical emergencies, natural disasters, and other catastrophic situations.

Old School Cool

This all-new collection featured stylish and inventive new takes on the Old School Revival spirit of roleplaying's earliest days.

Atomic Robo

This new offer presented the Eisner Award-nominated Atomic Robo comic series from Tesladyne LLC, plus the 2014 Fate-based Atomic Robo RPG from Evil Hat Productions. In 1923 Nikola Tesla unveils a robot with automatic intelligence: Atomic Robo! Granted full American citizenship in 1938 after a secret military operation, Robo founds Tesladyne, a two-fisted think tank that explores the fringes of scientific inquiry. After decades of high-octane, full-contact hypothesis testing at the edge of human knowledge, Robo and the Action Scientists of Tesladyne are the go-to defense force against the unexplained: giant monsters, walking pyramids, underground cities, trans-dimensional vampires, and one particularly annoying dinosaur. Atomic Robo reads like the Ghostbusters, Indiana Jones, Buckaroo Banzai, and Rocketeer movies crammed into a robot who wears pants. Jump in anywhere -- each graphic album is a self-contained story, so you can read them in any order.

A few of these albums are available through Amazon's comiXology division (affiliate links below).

January

Palladium Mutants and Ninjas

This new offer presented the After the Bomb® and Ninjas & Superspies™ RPG lines from Palladium Books. Many of these books were written by the late Erick Wucjik (Amber Diceless Roleplaying), and they remain some of the finest works Palladium has published.

Forbidden Lands

Forbidden Lands from Free League Publishing (Alien, Vaesen, Coriolis) is an open-world survival FRPG built on the "Year Zero" rules engine (Mutant: Year Zero, Tales From the Loop). You're not heroes sent on missions dictated by others -- instead, you are raiders and rogues bent on making your own mark on a cursed world. The game plays as an Old School hexcrawl. Scattered all across the map are adventure sites, exciting location-based scenarios characters can interact with in many different ways. You can visit all sites independently and in any order. By building the campaign incrementally using the modular adventure sites, the Gamemaster need never lead the characters by the nose, and can always make sure they don't miss the story. You'll discover lost tombs, fight terrible monsters, wander the wild lands and -- if you live long enough -- build your own stronghold.

Glen Cook

You may best know fantasy and sf novelist Glen Cook for his Chronicles of the Black Company, dark military fantasies about an elite medieval mercenary unit. But aside from the Black Company and his other popular sequence, the Garrett P.I. hardboiled detective fantasies, Cook has written dozens of other fantasies and space operas in four different series or as free-standing narratives. This all-new offer of ebook novels presented Cook's entire nine-book Dread Empire series (1979-2012) as well as his Darkwar and Starfishers trilogies and five standalone novels published by Night Shade Books. (Amazon affiliate links below.)

Troika!

This all-new offer presented Troika! from Melsonian Arts Council. You are a wizard, a warrior, or maybe a macrame owl, dimension-hopping in your golden barge among the crystal spheres strung like pearls across the hump-backed sky. The simple Troika! rules, inspired by the 1980s Fighting Fantasy gamebooks, let beginners and jaded roleplayers alike go wild in crazed cross-planar pursuits. Whether you're pruning a Floral God, infiltrating the Palace of Tigers, or helping His Moist Magnificence, the slug monarch King Juniper Jupiter Lexx-Hafwall IV, Troika! lets you trip the light fantastic, or maybe just trip out, in visionary adventures fueled by hallucinatory creativity.

Jackie's Dreaming

This all-new offer presented White Wolf's Changeling: The Dreaming Storyteller game in its lavish 2017 20th Anniversary Edition from Onyx Path Publishing. Changeling is a modern-day fantasy roleplaying game of fae wonder and imagination, of keeping beautiful dreams alive in the Gothic-Punk World of Darkness. Many of Changeling's dreams were first imagined by the late Jackie Cassada, a prolific writer for multiple White Wolf game lines in collaboration with her partner of 57 years, Nicky Rea. In December 2020 Jackie died of COVID-19. Nicky faced enormous medical bills, so Onyx Path kindly contributed this Changeling 20A benefit. All money from this offer (after payment gateway fees) went to help Nicky through a tough time.

John Carter of Mars

This all-new offer presented the licensed John Carter of Mars RPG line from Modiphius Entertainment based on the Martian planetary romances of Edgar Rice Burroughs. Explore the wonders of Barsoom as pilots, warriors, scientists, or one of the terrifying green Tharks. Experience a dying world of dry ocean beds where giant four-armed barbarians rule, of crumbling cities home to an advanced but decaying civilization, of strange beasts and savage combat, where love, honor, and loyalty become the stuff of adventure.

2020
December

Blades in the Dark

This new offer presented Blades in the Dark from One Seven Design Studio, along with five standalone Forged in the Dark spinoff games based on the Forged System Reference Document. Strongly funded in a March 2015 Kickstarter campaign, Blades is one of the most acclaimed and influential RPGs of the past decade. In the night-shrouded city of Doskvol, your crew of scoundrels pulls heists and settles scores to rise through the underworld hierarchy. There are chases, bloody skirmishes, occult mysteries, dangerous bargains, and riches to be had -- if you're bold enough to seize them. Blades designer John Harper (Agon, Lady Blackbird) fine-tunes the Apocalypse Engine system, adding rules for clocks, stress, and Devil's Bargains that ensure fast play and suspenseful choices.

The Expanse RPG and Modern AGE

This all-new offer presented two contemporary and science fiction RPGs that use the Adventure Game Engine (AGE) from Green Ronin Publishing: Modern AGE, for high-power action from the Industrial Revolution onward (2018), and The Expanse Roleplaying Game (2019), based on James S. A. Corey's mega-popular The Expanse science fiction novels of diplomacy, discovery, and danger in the future Solar System.

Savage Rifts

We presented Rifts® for Savage Worlds, the Pinnacle Entertainment adaptation for the fast-furious-fun Savage Worlds Adventure Edition (SWADE) rules of Kevin Siembieda's Rifts® RPG from Palladium Books. Funded in a spectacular April 2016 Kickstarter campaign, Savage Rifts® enlists you in the Tomorrow Legion for a campaign of railgun-shredding, mega-powered magic-flinging adventure across a future Earth shattered by otherworldly invasions.

Savage Explorer Essentials

Pinnacle Entertainment published Savage Worlds Explorer's Edition (SWEX) in 2007. The Bundle of Holding has presented many SWEX campaign settings, including Deadlands Reloaded, Rippers, East Texas University, The Last Parsec, Solomon Kane, Weird War I and II, Flash Gordon, and more. This offer gathered all the SWEX rules companions for fantasy, horror, science fiction, and superheroics, along with some of the earliest and best-loved settings like 50 Fathoms.

Spire

This new offer presented Spire, the urban industrial fantasy-punk RPG co-designed by Grant Howitt (Goblin Quest, Honey Heist, Crash Pandas). In a mile-tall city of a thousand gods, you're a dark elf who has joined the Ministry resistance movement to overthrow your cruel high-elf overlords. Subvert, intrigue, and fight your way from the subterranean levels of Derelictus and Red Row up to the frozen reaches of Amaranth and New Heaven, in a superbly imaginative weird-fantasy setting funded in a July 2017 Kickstarter campaign.

November

Indie Cornucopia 8

In time for the American Thanksgiving holiday, we launched our all-new eighth annual collection of top-quality small-press RPGs.

Symbaroum Settings

This new companion to our August 2018 Symbaroum Bundle added recent sourcebooks and adventures for Symbaroum, the dark fantasy RPG from Free League Publishing. Most of these extended explorations of the primeval dark forest of Davokar were funded in Kickstarter campaigns in March 2017 (Karvosti), October 2017 (Monster Codex), April 2018 (Yndaros), and March 2019 (Symbar). These location sourcebooks continue the epic Throne of Thorns campaign begun in the rulebook and the early supplement Thistle Hold.

Starfinder Empires

This new offer presented third-party supplements compatible with Paizo Publishing's Starfinder space-fantasy RPG. Starfinder launches the Pathfinder rules system into a high-energy universe of futuristic fantasy adventure. Paizo's corebook takes a straight-faced approach closer to Star Frontiers than Gamma World, with envoy characters, mechanics, technomancers, solarians -- humans, androids, reptilians, ratfolk, bugfolk -- system-spanning megacorporations, space stations five miles wide, Death's Head Necrogliders, and entire worlds run by Cthulhoid cults. These third-party supplements from Rogue Genius Games, Legendary Games, and Fat Goblin Games expand the game in all directions, with guides to stellar piracy, robot companions, owning your own star system, celebrity careers, gigantic mantis shrimp, and mutated weregorilla criminal mastermind Tarq Grazza.

Worldbuilder's Toolkit 7

This all-new offer was the seventh in our annual (well, mostly) series of gamemastering texts.

October

Kult: Divinity Lost

This all-new offer presented the entire product line to date from the 2018 Helmgast edition of the acclaimed RPG of contemporary Gnostic horror, Kult. The world around us is a lie, and humanity is trapped in Illusion. By discovering the truth about our prison, our captors, our hidden past, and our Shadow selves, player characters hope to awaken from their induced sleep and take control of a stolen destiny. Funded in a February 2016 Kickstarter campaign, the new Kult: Divinity Lost updates the original 1991 Kult to the present with an entirely new rules set Powered by the Apocalypse. But just as before, death in Kult is only the beginning. Escape your nightmares, strike bargains with demons, and try to stay alive in a world full of pain.

Demon Lord Legacies

This all-new companion to our May 2017 Shadow of the Demon Lord offer added dozens of recent supplements for Shadow of the Demon Lord, the dark fantasy RPG from Schwalb Entertainment of grim heroism against a cosmic destroyer.

Girl Genius

We presented the first 13 graphic albums collecting the popular Studio Foglio gaslight-fantasy webcomic Girl Genius, along with other effervescences from Phil Foglio (What's New with Phil & Dixie?, MythAdventures, and many more). Girl Genius is an ongoing "gaslamp fantasy" webcomic by Phil and Kaja Foglio. In an alternate Europe in the throes of Industrial Revolution, the monstrously inventive mad scientists called Sparks develop new and interesting ways to smash each other's castles. Agatha Heterodyne, a hapless student at Transylvania Polygnostic University, discovers her own Spark. As she obsessively pursues her monstrous heritage and birthright, all Europa watches carefully, for fear Agatha may become a monster herself.

September

HERO System magazines

This Hero Magazines Bundle marked the debut in .PDF of two long-running hobby periodicals devoted to Champions, The Super Roleplaying Game and the universal HERO System rules set from Hero Games. This offer presented new, previously unpublished .PDF image scans of Adventurers Club magazine (27 issues, 1983-1995) and hundreds of articles from the APAzine Haymaker (1992-2014). Along with Digital Hero (also included in this offer), these magazines supported five different editions of Champions and the HERO System across 25 years. For customers who didn't have them all to hand, this offer added every Champions rulebook from 1E (1981) through the Fifth Revised Edition ("FRED," 2005). This whole Heroic mountain comprised almost exactly 8,000 pages.

TinyD6 Worlds

This all-new companion to our July 2019 Tiny Dungeon offer added recent standalone rulebooks and supplements that use the easy and streamlined TinyD6 rules from Gallant Knight Games.

Epic Isometric

This all-new offer presented digital map and art packs for virtual tabletop RPGs from the Epic Isometric line created by Australian artist Alex Drummond and published by WarDrumRPG. Hand-drawn in a consistent three-quarter perspective, these graphics files are transparent monochrome .PNGs compatible with all photo-editing programs and virtual tabletops like Roll20, Fantasy Grounds, MapTool, Astral, Foundry VTT, and others. Color these images or import them as-is to your preferred platform, and use them to create your own adventures.

Fudge

This new offer featured the rules-light game engine Fudge and many of the RPGs that use it. Fudge, the precursor of Fate, is a customizable toolkit that supports every setting you can imagine. Its word-based trait scale and simple action resolution make it ideal for novices and flexible enough to satisfy experienced roleplayers. Just Fudge It!

Fudge RPGs use Fudge Dice, available from Grey Ghost Press, from Evil Hat Productions (as "Fate Dice"), at hobby gaming stores, or from Amazon (affiliate link).

August

WFRP 1E Sorcery

This new companion to our December 2018 WFRP 1E Bundle added more supplements from the 1990s Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay First Edition line, including Realms of Sorcery and the Doomstones campaign (1990).

Goodman 5E Fantasy

This all-new offer presented the complete Fifth Edition Fantasy line of Dungeons & Dragons 5E adventures from Goodman Games. Written for character levels from 1 to 12 and playable in one or a few sessions, these 17 standalone modules fit easily into any ongoing campaign using the world's most popular roleplaying game. Each scenario includes new races, backgrounds, monsters, spells, and magical items.

Cthulhu Invictus

During the late Age of the Antonines (AD 145), as the Roman Empire reached its peak, dark forces were at work. Ancient wizards sought ways to cheat death, explorers stumbled on the remnants of alien civilizations, and foul cults practiced unholy rites. But there was hope. From the benches of the Senate to the arches of the Colosseum, from Rome's steamy bathhouses to legionary camps in border provinces, some heroes and heroines were willing to risk their lives to protect humanity. With torch, sword, and mystic arts they battled to preserve the Empire for one more day. Cthulhu Invictus, a setting for Call of Cthulhu set in ancient Rome, started as a humble Chaosium monograph (2004), then grew to an official CoC setting (2009). In February 2017 designer Oscar Rios Kickstarted an updated Cthulhu Invictus for the CoC Seventh Edition rules. The greatly expanded Invictus 7E sourcebook won the 2019 Silver ENnie for Best Supplement.

This all-new offer presented most of the Invictus line, including the complete 197-page Cthulhu Invictus setting book for Call of Cthulhu 7E; the scenario collections De Horrore Cosmico and Fronti Nulla Fides ("no faith in appearances"); Heroes and Heroines of the Shadow War, a big book of pregenerated ready-to-play investigators from all classes and backgrounds in ancient Rome; and two fiction anthologies, plus extra material originally created for the Invictus Kickstarter campaign. These titles aren't available in .PDF on DriveThruRPG, but you can purchase them from the Golden Goblin Press online store.

Note: You'll need the free Call of Cthulhu 7th Edition Quick-Start Rules or the CoC 7E Keeper's Rulebook from Chaosium, Inc. to use this Cthulhu Invictus material.

Space: 1889 Odysseys

This all-new companion to our March 2017 Space: 1889 Clockwork Bundle added the original 1990s GDW Space: 1889 line, together with recent sourcebooks and adventures for the Clockwork Publishing version based on the Ubiquity rules system.

July

Old School Gold

This all-new collection presented top-selling rulebooks, campaign settings, and scenarios that build on the Old School Revival spirit of tabletop roleplaying's earliest days.

The Savage World of Flash Gordon

This offer presented The Savage World of Flash Gordon Roleplaying Game™, the campaign setting of raygun-and-rocketship pulp action using the fast-furious-fun Savage Worlds rules from Pinnacle Entertainment. The rogue planet of Mongo suffers under the sadistic tyrant Ming the Merciless. But revolutionaries -- hawkmen of Sky City, ice giants of Naquk, water-breathing Coralians -- defy his reign of terror. At their side fights heroic Earthman Flash Gordon.

And as we often do with these Savage Worlds offers, we included the Savage Worlds Deluxe Explorer's Edition rulebook required for play.

Shadowrun 5E Lethal Streets

This all-new companion to our February 2019 Shadowrun 5E Essentials Bundle added a wide selection of rules expansions and setting sourcebooks for the 2013 Fifth Edition of Shadowrun from Catalyst Game Labs.

June

Invisible Sun

Invisible Sun is Monte Cook's surreal modern-fantasy RPG from Monte Cook Games. Leave this world of Shadow to become a vislae (a student of magic), walking the Path of Suns to discover the deepest secrets of reality itself. Funded in a spectacular August 2016 Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign, Invisible Sun debuted as an unprecedented physical Black Cube (retail price US$250) packed with rulebooks, game components, and play aids. This offer presented the follow-up Digital Black Cube (retail $99) along with much of the Invisible Sun support line.

  • The immense Invisible Sun Digital Black Cube with .PDFs of all the written components of the Black Cube: four corebooks, seven print-and-cut decks of cards, handouts, props, an art book, maps, pregenerated characters, and more (plus Monte Cook Games' free Consent in Gaming pamphlet)
  • Secrets of Silent Streets: An in-depth tour of Satyrine, the conflict-ridden city at the heart of the Invisible Sun setting.
  • Book M: New forte, long-form magic, and character and house secrets, plus 200 new cards for spells, incantations, ephemera, and objects of power.
  • Teratology: Hundreds of creatures, spirits, and other entities that inhabit the realms of Invisible Sun, plus new locations and insights to the Path of Suns.
  • Enchiridion of the Path: Notes, maps, journal clippings, and tons of other print-and-play handouts for your table.
  • Invisible Sun Prop-Crafting Kit: Make your own menus, handbills, tickets, brochures, and business cards to convey official letters, secret messages, or hidden clues.

Fellowship

This all-new offer presented the 2019 Second Edition of Fellowship, Jacob Randolph's Apocalypse Engine FRPG from Liberi Gothica Games. (We presented Fellowship First Edition in the November 2016 Indie Cornucopia 4.) In Fellowship one player is the Overlord, a maniacal being who has become a Threat to the World. A character like everyone else, the Overlord controls the forces of evil in service to a master plan. The other players form a coalition of heroes to stop the Overlord. The Overlord plays by rules different from the other players, and makes sure saving the world is an epic challenge for everyone. Fellowship focuses on the journey you take and the communities you meet as you strive to save the day. This offer also included many of Jacob Randolph's popular Dungeon World playbooks.

Dark Eye Kingdoms

This all-new companion to our January 2018 The Dark Eye Bundle added new English-language expansions and regional sourcebooks for Germany's leading FRPG, The Dark Eye -- specifically the Warring Kingdoms campaign setting funded by publisher Ulisses Spiele in a June 2017 Kickstarter campaign.

Legendary Ultimate 5E

This all-new offer presented the Legendary Games Ultimate Plug-Ins line of campaign sourcebooks for Fifth Edition. These 5E expansions let your player character leave the dungeon and found (or conquer) your own kingdom. Tame the wilderness to establish new cities, and fill them with loyal citizens and monuments to your realm's glory. Engage in diplomacy, trade, espionage, and everything a ruler must manage to keep a nation prosperous and happy. Construct towering fortresses both magical and mundane -- navigate the hazards of sea battles and court intrigues -- build relationships that last a lifetime.

May

Fate of the Norns

Fate of the Norns: Ragnarok is Pendelhaven's FRPG of epic Viking action in the Twilight of the Gods. The sun and moon have disappeared, devoured by the wolves Skoll and Hati. Fimbulwinter envelops the worlds of the cosmic tree Yggdrasil. In this Age of the Sword, new heroes arise who command the power to shape the outcome of Ragnarok. The innovative and well-tested Runic Game System in Fate of the Norns governs your character's destiny using, not dice, but Futhark rune stones. And Fate of the Norns is a mythic journey for both your character and you yourself: When your character dies, the Valkyries may carry him or her away to Valhalla -- and you, the player, gain access to new game features to bestow on your next character.

Apocalypse Engine 4

This was our all-new fourth offer of indie RPGs Powered by the Apocalypse -- that is, based on Vincent Baker's landmark game Apocalypse World.

April

Cthulhu Confidential

This comprehensive collection presented the GUMSHOE One-2-One game lines from Pelgrane Press. One-2-One is a fast-paced head-to-head version of the popular GUMSHOE system by Robin D. Laws. Guided by a Game Moderator (GM), you become the sole protagonist in suspenseful investigative adventures -- noir nightscapes right out of the Cthulhu Mythos and superspy espionage.

Star Trek Adventures

This all-new collection featured the licensed 2d20 SFRPG from Modiphius Entertainment, Star Trek Adventures.

Godbound

This all-new offer presented Godbound, the Sine Nomine FRPG, designed by Kevin Crawford (Stars Without Number), of divine heroes forging a new world from the ruins of the old. In Godbound you play demigods in a crumbling world. In ancient times the kingdoms of humanity stormed Heaven and fought through angelic armies to the Throne of God Himself -- only to find the Throne empty. The mortal kingdoms decided to make gods of their own. Each Made God that attempted to sit on the Throne was reduced to ash. As abominable titans waged the Last War, reality crumbled in a universal Shattering. Now, in the Uncreated Night, new divinities have arisen. Some mortals, seemingly at random, have become bound to the Words of Creation that give control of the fabric of reality. Will the Godbound save the world from destruction, or hasten its demise?

March

Dungeons on Demand

Dan Coleman's Dungeons on Demand are instant 5E dungeons you can drop into your campaign. Each dungeon is designed for four- or five-player parties of specified levels and can be played through in one or two sessions. This offer presented a complete sequence of 21 modules that can take player characters from level 1 to 20.

Solo Games

This new offer presented solitaire roleplaying, board, and miniatures games -- a timely idea as the world entered lockdown to slow the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic.

We also included a free game, one of the best solitaire RPGs ever: Shawn Tomkin's Ironsworn.

Blue Rose

Green Ronin Publishing's Blue Rose Second Edition is an AGE-system RPG of romantic fantasy. Tell stories of heroic envoys of the Sovereign's Finest as they protect their homeland of Aldea from threats like the shadowy Kingdom of Kern and the fanatical Theocracy of Jarzon, as well as monsters and artifacts from the cruel reign of the Sorcerer Kings. Aided by the rhydan, their psychic animal allies, the champions of the Kingdom of the Blue Rose safeguard the light of the world against the Shadow.

Knights of the Dinner Table - More Trouble

This all-new companion to our May 2018 Knights of the Dinner Bundle added more collections featuring the long-running gaming comic series Knights of the Dinner Table by Jolly R. Blackburn from Kenzer and Company.

February

2020 Birthday Bundle

We marked the site's seventh anniversary with this new charity collection. Our generous customers paid money for games you can otherwise download free elsewhere on the web (links below) -- all to help The DOTS RPG Project, a 501(c)3 nonprofit founded in 2017, makes roleplaying games accessible to visually impaired players and other people with disabilities. DOTS has created 3D-printable Braille polyedral dice and Fate dice models, transcribes rulebooks in Braille, and works with publishers to address screen-reader accessibility.

Necrotic Gnome

Eww! This all-new offer presented the Old-School Essentials retro-clone FRPG and its Dolmenwood campaign setting from the colorfully named publisher Necrotic Gnome. Funded in an April 2019 Kickstarter campaign, Old-School Essentials (formerly B/X Essentials) emphasizes clarity, layout, and ease of use at your table. And Dolmenwood is a flavorful and delightfully creepy weird-fantasy forest steeped in occult energies, riddled with fungus, and haunted by fairies both wicked and kind.

Judge Dredd and More

This new companion to our March 2018 WOIN OLD and NEW Bundle added the Judge Dredd & the Worlds of 2000 AD licensed RPG powered by WOIN, the What's OLD is NEW set of crunchy, tactial RPG system toolkits from EN Publishing.

January

Classic Hits

This collection gathered many top-quality indie RPGs originally presented in half a dozen Bundle offers in 2013 and 2014.

Stygian Fox Cthulhu

This all-new offer presented recent Call of Cthulhu sourcebooks, investigations, and play aids from Stygian Fox Publishing. These fiercely imaginative (and uncomfortable) scenarios of realistic horror range beyond the Cthulhu Mythos and across many times and locales.

Rifts Minion War

This new companion to our July 2017 Rifts® Essentials presented the Palladium Books Megaversal crossover saga of demonic annihilation on Rifts Earth and beyond. The sequence in order:

2019
December

City Designer

This all-new companion to our April 2018 Campaign Cartographer Bundle added the City Designer 3 expansion and many maps, floorplans, and style packs for Campaign Cartographer 3+ from ProFantasy Software.

Infinity RPG

Based on Corvus Belli's popular Infinity miniatures skirmish game, the Infinity RPG from Modiphius Entertainment casts you as Bureau Noir law enforcement agents undertaking missions on a dozen worlds in the style of Appleseed and Ghost in the Shell. Track pirates amid the shattered planetoids of Human Edge; delve the oceans of Varuna; duck gunfire in the twisted emerald jungles of Paradiso; pursue rogue AIs through Nomad motherships. Meanwhile, from beyond the Human Sphere, the alien Combined Army has invaded, threatening to destroy humanity.

13th Age Adventures

This new companion to our December 2015 13th Age Bundle added recent 13th Age supplements from Pelgrane Press, including all three collections of Battle Scenes connected to the 13 icons of the Dragon Empire.

November

Indie Cornucopia 7

This seventh annual collection of top-quality small-press RPGs gathered one of the strongest lineups in the Cornucopia's (or, indeed, the entire Bundle site's) history.

Worldbuilder's Toolkit 6

This was the sixth all-new installment in our annual series of gamemastering texts and world creation tools -- the Bundle site's most successful sequence of offers.

Necropolis 2350

Necropolis 2350 is the campaign setting of grimdark 24th-Century horror from Triple Ace Games for Savage Worlds. On Salus, humanity's last habitable world, knights of the Third Reformation Church and soldiers of the Union of Corporations battle an onslaught by the undead Rephaim. Take the roles of Impalers, Incinerators, Preachers, and Templars in a desperate struggle against extinction. This offer helped Triple Ace's prolific Creative Director and Necropolis 2350 designer Paul "Wiggy" Wade-Williams (Hellfrost, Slipstream, 50 Fathoms, and many more) after he had a serious stroke in October 2019.

Bundle of Fate 5

This was our fifth collection of campaign settings that use the popular Fate roleplaying rules. In contrast with past offers, all the titles in this collection came from Evil Hat Productions. The fountainhead of Fate, Evil Hat launched the system in 2003 as a collection of house rules for FUDGE, then used it to underpin Spirit of the Century (2006) and many subsequent games. Fate RPGs use Fudge Dice, available from Evil Hat Productions (as "Fate Dice"), at hobby gaming stores, or from Amazon (affiliate link).

AdventureAWeek.com

Our first-ever offer of titles for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition came from the AdventureAWeek.com line published by AAW Games. AAW's long-running subscription plan has produced hundreds of titles for 5E and Pathfinder/Starfinder.
October

Cities of Cthulhu

This new companion to our May 2014 Trail of Cthulhu Bundle added recent supplements and scenarios of urban Mythos horror for Trail of Cthulhu, the bestselling RPG of occult investigations using the GUMSHOE system from Pelgrane Press.

Clockwork & Cthulhu

Clockwork & Chivalry from Cakebread & Walton takes you to the English Civil War of 1645, but fought with witchcraft and basilisks, with Francis Bacon's alchemy and Oliver Cromwell's war machines. And in the horror campaign supplement Clockwork & Cthulhu and the standalone companion game Dark Streets, the stars align for the return of the Old Gods -- the creatures of HP Lovecraft's Cthulhu Mythos. Using the percentile-based Renaissance System adapted from OpenQuest (itself derived from Mongoose Publishing's RuneQuest), these RPG ebooks transport Investigators and historical game fans to a wild and Sanity-draining past-that-never-was.

Deadlands: Hell on Earth

Hell on Earth is the standalone 1998 sequel to Deadlands: The Weird West from Pinnacle Entertainment. In the centuries after Deadlands Classic's alternate history of 1876, horrific other-dimensional entities called the Reckoners fomented warfare and destruction across the American West and the world. In 2081 a devastating Last War released evil spirits and arcane energy, making the entire world a Deadland -- but the Reckoners's own machinations trapped them here on the toxic, irradiated Earth. Now, in 2094, the heroes of the Wasted West try to reclaim the land and destroy the Reckoners.

Delta Green Operations

This new companion to our July 2018 Delta Green RPG offer added recent supplements and scenarios from Arc Dream Publishing for the modern-day Cthulhu Mythos conspiracy-horror standalone RPG Delta Green.
September

Traveller4

Marc Miller's Traveller was the 1996 Fourth Edition of Traveller. Originally published in 1996-97 by Imperium Games, the T4 line is set in "Milieu 0," the earliest years of the Third Imperium interstellar empire. This all-new offer presented the best books in the line -- everything you need to venture out from Core Sector in your scout ship (or your battle squadron) to recontact the Pocket Empires lost in the Long Night.

Savage Battlefield

This collection of Savage Worlds campaign settings from Battlefield Press helped Battlefield owner Jonathan Thompson and his family after an arsonist burned their house.

Old School Revival 6

This was the sixth installment in our annual (well, mostly) celebration of the Old School Revival and the spirit of roleplaying's earliest days.

Torg Eternity

The 2018 Eternity edition of Torg, the multi-genre adventure RPG originally published in 1990 by West End Games (and presented in two past Bundle offers, January and March 2015), was funded in a spectacular May 2017 Kickstarter campaign by Ulisses Spiele. This all-new offer presented everything you need to reboot the Possibility Wars using the revised rules and updated cosms.

Legacy: Life Among the Ruins

In Legacy: Life Among the Ruins, the Powered by the Apocalypse SFRPG, you're rebuilding a new world in the ruins of the future, and controlling both a family and its individual members across generations. As your story skips forward decades or centuries, your actions change the world, and your family adapts to survive.

August

Goodman Gems

Goodman Games publishes a stellar series of entertaining and inspirational system-neutral supplements that have become works of the Old School Revival. The venerable Dungeon Alphabet, its companion The Monster Alphabet, and other Goodman titles help OSR gamemasters rethink their games at a fundamental level.

Mythras Worlds

This new companion to our April 2018 Mythras Core Bundle added recent sourcebooks and scenarios for the d100-based FRPG (previously published as RuneQuest 6) from The Design Mechanism.

War on Everything!

This was a collection of print-and-play science fiction board wargames that let you battle on Earth and in space. Each of these small games includes just 100-200 counters, so you can assemble them in less than an hour. Most of them are for one or two players, and a game lasts two hours or less.

Darkfast Dungeons and Save the Day

This collection featured designer-artist David Okum's fast-playing dungeon-crawl boardgame Darkfast Dungeons, its compatible Save the Day superhero RPG, and tons of paper minis from Okumarts Games. The Okumarts Games YouTube channel has Actual Play videos and crafting tips.
July

ArM5 World of Magic

This new companion to our August 2014 Ars Magica 5 Bundle added world-spanning Ars Magica supplements and sourcebooks that ranged far beyond Mythic Europe. With this, our fourth ArM5 companion offer (after More Magic, Wizards & Power, and Mythic Europe), we completed our presentation of the entire Atlas Games ArM Fifth Edition line.

Mekton

This offer presented the 1994 Zeta edition of Mekton, Mike Pondsmith's anime-mecha RPG from R. Talsorian Games. Mekton conjures worlds of Macross-style high adventure and Gundam-like mechanized combat in a far future where science fiction meets Japanese anime. At stake: the survival of entire civilizations, entrusted to the skilled few who can master the giant robotic war machines of this future age.

Savage Heroes

This collection presented no less than four complete product lines for Savage Worlds from Pinnacle Entertainment, based on the long-running comics Fear Agent™, The Goon™, and The Sixth Gun®, and on Robert E. Howard's pulp wanderer Solomon Kane. And as we often do with these Savage Worlds offers, we included the Savage Worlds Deluxe Explorer's Edition rulebook

Conan: Adventures in an Age Undreamed Of

Robert E. Howard's Conan: Adventures in an Age Undreamed Of from Modiphius Entertainment is the 2d20 RPG based on the legendary sword-and-sorcery creations of Robert E. Howard.

Tiny Dungeon

Funded in a September 2017 Kickstarter campaign, the Tiny Dungeon RPG uses the streamlined, minimalist TinyD6 universal system from Gallant Knight Games for a fast-playing fantasy game that's easy to learn and teach, and ideal for convention games, one-shots, and novice roleplayers. Player characters -- heroic adventurers, daring treasure hunters, imperious magicians, and more -- have statistics that fit on a 3x5" notecard. Designer Alan Bahr has adapted the TinyD6 rules for standalone games in other genres. This offer presented the current editions of Tiny Dungeon, Wastelands, Frontiers, and Mecha (tiny, uhhh, giant robots?), along with a tiny boatload of freebies.
June

Paranoia RED Clearance

The revamped 2016 edition of the classic satirical SFRPG Paranoia was funded in a tremendous October 2014 Kickstarter campaign from Mongoose Publishing. The card-based Paranoia RED Clearance Edition has all-new rules, many devious setting updates, and enhanced backstabbing techniques to test on your fellow Troubleshooters. Everything is different, but everything is still perfect. Your friend The Computer says so.

More Fighting Fantasy

Advanced Fighting Fantasy is the Arion Games RPG based on the bestselling Fighting Fantasy gamebooks by Steve Jackson (UK) and Ian Livingstone. This new companion to our March 2017 Advanced Fighting Fantasy Bundle added recent supplements and adventures, three of which debuted in this offer.

Tékumel

Tékumel is an astonishing science fantasy campaign setting. In the roleplaying hobby, home to the Forgotten Realms, Hârn, Glorantha, Jorune, and other detailed settings (to say nothing of Middle-earth), Tékumel has no parallel. Tékumel is the tabletop peer of computer games like Dwarf Fortress and EVE Online -- not so much a pastime as a field of study, a lifestyle. Its lore beggars comparison. The setting mixes influences from Mesoamerica, Moghul India, Egypt, China, and Arab cultures to create a setting that is exotic, bizarre, intensely flavored, and incomparably intricate.

The Mutant Epoch

This offer presented William McAusland's gonzo post-apocalyptic RPG The Mutant Epoch from Outland Arts. In the twisted future of 24th-Century America, engineered humans form "dig teams" with Aberrationist mutants, free-willed android mercenaries, and self-aware robots to uncover relic treasures in Ancient ruins. Through force of arms these excavators survive against barbaric skullocks, warmorts, moaners, reptili, and bipedal rats. Grab your gasmask, knee pads, crossbow, and junk armor, and answer the pleas of hard-pressed humanity in a world of post-apocalypse adventure.
May

Fantasy Hero 4E and 5E

This double offer presented the HERO System Fourth and Fifth Edition Fantasy Hero lines from Hero Games, 1990-2009. The HERO System underpins Champions, The Super Roleplaying Game. These endlessly flexible rules work equally well with every kind of fantasy: high, low, urban, sword and sorcery, and everything you can imagine.

Corporation

Corporation is the Brutal Games SFRPG about corporate war in a future dystopia. Centuries from now, five monolithic Corporations dominate the world. From grimy alleys to trading floors to sumptuous hotels, biomechanically augmented Agents travel the world's Spire cities on clandestine missions. Their enemies: rival Agents, war machines, corporate telepaths, Shi Yukiro assassins, and the augmentation addicts of the Cult of Machina. Corporation's simple and versatile rules let superhuman Agents mow down opponents in high-caliber gunfights right out of The Fifth Element, Equilibrium, Ghost in the Shell, and The Matrix.

The World's Largest Bundle

Yeah, that's right! We called this collection "The World's Largest Bundle" because it featured The World's Largest Dungeon and World's Largest City, two massive d20 System supplements from Alderac Entertainment, along with many other Alderac d20 System sourcebooks and adventures.

The Last Parsec

This space opera campaign setting for Pinnacle Entertainment's Savage Worlds is a loving homage to TSR's Star Frontiers. Player characters can be humans, cat people, walking plants, precognitive Serrans (space elves), dome-headed robots, four-armed Kalian swordsmen, or any of five more races, zooming all over the universe together as bounty hunters, explorers, merchants, security, diplomats, mercenaries, salvagers, entertainers, surveyors, scientists, engineers, or spies. ...And the Savage Worlds Deluxe Explorer's Edition rulebook.

Seven Worlds

Seven Worlds by Luis Enrique Torres is a space opera setting with a hard-sf flavor for Pinnacle Entertainment's Savage Worlds. Its world-shattering campaign across seven star systems is an epic on the scale of Battlestar Galactica or The Expanse. Trying to avert the fall of Humanity, you'll traverse known space from edge to edge and beyond. View and navigate the setting's 3D digital starmap, coded in VRML (Virtual Reality Modeling Language), as a free download from SevenWorldsRPG.com. (Requires the Savage Worlds Deluxe Edition rulebook and the Savage Worlds Science Fiction Companion, not included in this offer.).
April

Neoclassical Geek Revival

This collection featured an offbeat Old School-inspired FRPG by Canadian designer Zzarchov Kowolski. Like Dungeon World after it, Neoclassical Geek Revival ("Geek," not "Greek"!) uses modern mechanics to conjure the Old School vibe in highly individual ways. One of Zzarchov's players, Dan D., analyzed NGR's many original features in a blog post on I Failed My Save.

Fiasco and More

This collection featured Fiasco, its Companion and lots of playsets, and many live-action freeform games by Fiasco designer Jason Morningstar (Night Witches, Durance) published by Bully Pulpit Games. Fiasco (2009) throws you into cinematic tales of small-time capers gone calamitously wrong. It's like making your own Coen brothers movie, in about the same time it'd take to watch one. You engineer and play out schemes marked by big dreams and flawed execution. Things won't go well, to put it mildly, and in the end everything will burn in a glorious bonfire of jealousy and recrimination. And as a convenience to this offer's customers, Fiasco designer Jason Morningstar curated Jason's Favorite Fiascos, a custom collection of seven free playsets that haven't yet been reprinted anywhere (and aren't on DriveThruRPG). By the way, check out the Bully Pulpit Games Fiasco page with lots of linked reviews and Actual Play recordings, and FiascoPlaysets.com.

A Song of Ice and Fire Roleplaying

A Song of Ice and Fire Roleplaying is the official RPG from Green Ronin Publishing based on the bestselling fantasy epic A Song of Ice and Fire by George RR Martin that inspired the Game of Thrones TV series. Designed by Robert J. Schwalb (Shadow of the Demon Lord), SIFRP focuses not just on characters but on noble houses that wage war and stage intrigues in the great game where you win or you die.

Rifts Phase World

This new collection featured Phase World,® the standalone Rifts® sub-setting of high-spirited space opera adventure across the Three Galaxies and their transdimensional high-tech nexus, Phase World. Here you may meet Oni Ninja of the Bushi Federation, Gun Brothers from the Consortium of Civilized Worlds, nefarious arms merchant Naruni Enterprises, Solar Leeches, Void Zombies, superheroic Cosmo-Knights, and the ancient, enigmatic Prometheans.

Yeld

This collection, launched on short notice in April 2019, featured The Magical Land of Yeld based on the Modest Medusa webcomic by artist-designer Jake Richmond. On April Fool's Day the universe played an unfunny prank by destroying Jake's computer. To help him replace it, we quickly prepared this bargain-priced offer with the Yeld rulebook and supplements, three Modest Medusa comics collections, and several of Jake's RPGs from past Bundle offers.

EABA

The universal RPG system EABA ("End-All, Be-All"), designed by Greg Porter (Corps, TimeLords), represents the "Simulationist" school of RPG design, which aims for accurate, fine-grained modeling of a campaign universe that operates sensibly. With EABA's scaling rules you can build anything from a zipgun to a battleship, and run any kind of conflict from a schoolyard fight to a superhero slugfest. The campaign settings in this collection ranged from steampunk to space opera, all using the same coherent, deeply thought-out system.

  • The complete EABA v2.01 core rulebook
  • Stuff!, the comprehensive equipment construction supplement that lets you build anything from a penknife to an orbital bombardment platform
  • Aethos: Hard-sf space opera, espionage, and political aboard a colossal alien worldship
  • Agency and Agency 1957: Modern magickal intrigue in a campaign where only you are Real, and everyone else is just Scenery
  • Eschaton, a superheroic setting that's more realistic than most in assessing the effects of superhumans on society
  • grep: A post-scarcity nanotech setting
  • Verne (a steampunk-Martian-dinosaur extravaganza) and the Verne Maps set of beautiful Victorian-era maps

When we revived this EABA Bundle in February 2021, BTRC kindly added two more titles to the lineup: the conspiracy-minded campaign setting CORPS v3.0 and the desperate "pre-apocalypse" campaign Interregnum.

March

More Stars Without Number

This new collection was our second offer featuring Stars Without Number from Sine Nomine Publishing by Kevin Crawford (Godbound). SWN is a leading SFRPG for devotees of the Old School Revival and "sandbox" roleplaying. Forget pre-packaged, pre-digested plotlines that put the players on railroad tracks. In a sandbox game, the setting is wide open for adventure in all directions. The Gamemaster presents situations, not storylines -- problems, not plots. The player characters can go where they will, do as they wish, forging their own career. And the best game for sandbox-style starfaring is Stars Without Number.

Lone Wolf Adventure Game

This collection presented the complete Lone Wolf Adventure Game line from Cubicle 7 Entertainment -- the licensed game based on the bestselling Lone Wolf gamebook series by the late Joe Dever (1956-2016). The Lone Wolf books introduced a generation of British teens and tweens to fantasy gaming. This fine introductory game, especially suited for novices and young players, makes you a Kai Lord warrior-monk in the Realm of Sommerlund, defending the world of Magnamund against your evil counterparts, the Darklords.

Castle Oldskull

This collection featured the voluminous nuts-and-bolts old-sku-- er, Old School fantasy RPG supplements by designer-novelist Kent David Kelly in the Castle Oldskull line from Wonderland Imprints.

Publisher Wonderland Imprints also sells an Excel spreadsheet plug-in, Oldskull Dungeon Tools.

February

Mutant Darkness

This all-new collection of supplements and sourcebooks for the Mutant Chronicles dieselpunk techno-fantasy RPG of future darkness from Modiphius Entertainment, with the Dark Eden and Dark Legion campaigns and the rest of the line, was a companion to the revived June 2017 Mutant Chronicles Bundle.

2019 Birthday Bundle

We marked the site's sixth anniversary (20 February 2019) with this charity collection that benefited the RPG Creators Relief Fund. Our kindly customers paid money for games you can otherwise download free elsewhere on the web (links below) -- all to help the RCRF, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization founded to provide financial assistance to tabletop roleplaying game creators suffering hardship due to medical emergencies, natural disasters, and other catastrophic situations. We also included John Harper's elegant one-page Star-Trekkian game Lasers & Feelings, along with nine hacks adapting the rules to many genres:

Ironclaw/Jadeclaw

This comprehensive collection featured the RPGs of anthropomorphic fantasy from Sanguine Games, Ironclaw and its standalone companion game Jadeclaw.

Bundle for Two 2

This was our second Valentine's Day collection of two-player RPGs, following the original February 2017 Bundle for Two.

Shadowrun 5E

These two all-new collections featured the 2013 Fifth Edition of Shadowrun, the cyberpunk-fantasy RPG from Catalyst Game Labs.
January

M&M Earth-Prime

This collection targeted players new to The World's Greatest Superhero Roleplaying Game, Mutants & Masterminds Third Edition from Green Ronin Publishing. And though we had no room for it in this offer, you might also explore the Emerald City campaign setting, a nice companion to Freedom City.

Fragged Empire and Fragged Kingdom

This collection featured Fragged Empire, the tactical RPG of exploration and rebuilding in "post-post-apocalyptic" adventures. In the far future you are a genetically engineered remnant, emerging from genocidal war to reclaim a lost empire. Some worlds have fallen to barbarism; some retain technology so advanced it seems magical. You stand at the dawn of a new civilization, a time of opportunity and danger.

Aberrant

This collection, a companion to the Trinity 1E Bundle, featured Aberrant, the 1999 Storyteller System game of super-powered paranormals in the Trinity Universe. Set ten years after radiation from the exploding Galatea satellite triggered bizarre powers in a small fraction of Earth's population, Aberrant (1999) chronicles the struggles of these "novas" and their quest to fit into -- or forever change -- human society.

Trinity 1E

This all-new collection presented the 1997 First Edition of Trinity, the Trinity Universe Storyteller System SFRPG originally published by White Wolf. Trinity is getting a second edition from Onyx Path Publishing under the game's original title, Æon.

0one Dungeons

This all-new collection, a follow-up to our popular January 2018 0one Blueprints offer, presented a sprawling range of labyrinthine megadungeon blueprint .PDFs from 0one Games.
2018
December

Second Breach

This all-new collection of Through the Breach RPG supplements and "Penny Dreadful" scenarios accompanied a revival of the December 2016 Through the Breach Bundle featuring the Wyrd Miniatures Lovecraftian-Wild West-steampunk RPG based on the Malifaux miniatures game. And for that revival of the original Through the Breach offer, we updated the core Through the Breach rulebook to its comprehensive 420-page Second Edition (2017) -- and all purchasers of the original December 2016 run also received the new addition on their Wizard's Cabinet download page. When you buy a Bundle of Holding, you never worry about missing a title added later -- even much later.

Doctor Who RPG

This all-new collection presented the 2015 "Twelfth Doctor" edition of the official Doctor Who Roleplaying Game from Cubicle 7 Entertainment that spans all time and space.

When we revived this offer in August 2021, we added two more supplements: The Time Traveller's Companion and Defending the Earth: The UNIT Sourcebook. And, as always, every customer who purchased this offer during its earlier December 2018 run also received both new additions. When you buy a Bundle of Holding early, you never worry about missing a title added later -- even much later.

Adventures in Middle-earth

The Fellowship of the Ring returned with this all-new collection featuring Adventures in Middle-earth, the official Open Game License RPG from Cubicle 7 Entertainment, based on The One Ring Roleplaying Game, that brings JRR Tolkien's Middle-earth setting to your Fifth Edition games. (If you saw our previous offers of The One Ring RPG, note that much of this Adventures material is attentively converted from previously published TOR products.)

Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay 1E

This all-new collection featured the First Edition of Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay and its legendary Enemy Within scenarios, five books that together make one of the greatest campaigns in fantasy roleplaying history.

Cyberpunk Boost

This all-new collection, a companion to our June 2017 Cyberpunk 2020 Bundle, presented the Cyberpunk V3.0 (Third Edition) rulebook, the Cybergeneration standalone companion game, and many Cyberpunk 2020 supplements and adventures not included in the first offer.
November

Coriolis & Tales From the Loop

This all-new collection featured two English-language RPG lines from the Swedish company Free League Publishing that use the "Year Zero" rules system introduced in Mutant: Year Zero. Coriolis is a stylish space-opera SFRPG that's been called "Arabian Nights in space." Tales From the Loop involves 1980s kids on bikes investigating mad-science mysteries right in your home town.

Indie Cornucopia 6

Our sixth annual collection celebrating the American Thanksgiving holiday presented another top-quality collection of small-press RPGs.

Early Champions and Hero System

This huge double offer presented, for the first time anywhere, .PDFs of Hero Games rulebooks, supplements and adventures for the first three editions (1981-87) of Champions, The Super Roleplaying Game and its standalone companion games Espionage!/Danger International, Fantasy Hero, and Justice Inc. Early Champions Early Hero System

Bundle of Fate 4

Our fourth collection of games based on the Fate rules system. By the way, Fate RPGs use Fudge Dice, available from Evil Hat Productions (as "Fate Dice"), at hobby gaming stores, or from Amazon.
October

Bundle of Tentacles 5

Our fifth all-new collection of Cthulhu Mythos-related RPG scenarios included titles from Stygian Fox Publishing, Arc Dream Publishing, and Black Armada, as well as a 19th-Century lecture on medieval and Renaissance libraries. (The applicability of historical details about 14th-Century scriptorium shelves to a Call of Cthulhu campaign is left as an exercise to the Keeper.)

Demon Lord Victims

Alongside a revival of our May 2017 Shadow of the Demon Lord Bundle, we presented this all-new companion collection of recent supplements and sourcebooks that explore the Lands in Shadow.

Leagues of Gothic Horror

The Leagues of Gothic Horror setting presents occult Victorian and Lovecraftian adventures for the Leagues of Adventure RPG from Triple Ace Games. In occult mysteries using the Ubiquity rules system, globetrotting members of the Leagues of Adventure chase restless spirits in haunted houses, shapeshifters in deep forests, and mummies in fog-shrouded streets. We had no room in the lineup for the Guide to Vampires (nor the core setting book's Appendix 2: Guide to Vampires nor the Guide to the Walking Dead, but check those out too.

Palladium Horror

This second installment in 2018's "October Horrors" sequence featured an all-new collection of fright-filled RPGs from Palladium Books.

Weird Wars

Our 2018 "October Horrors" sequence lurched into view with two all-new collections featuring the Weird War I and Weird War II settings for Savage Worlds and the d20 System from Pinnacle Entertainment. The Weird War I collection, funded in a successful February 2016 Kickstarter campaign: Weird War II debuted in 2000 during the d20 System boom. Pinnacle later released a WWII setting book and one scenario for the Savage Worlds line, as well as a miniatures scenario for its Savage Showdown skirmish game. Our Weird War II Bundle presented the Savage Worlds titles in its Starter Collection and the older d20 titles in its Bonus Collection.
September

Tunnels & Trolls

This offer presented the vintage Flying Buffalo FRPG Tunnels & Trolls -- the second fantasy RPG ever published -- in its 2015 Deluxe version, plus a slew of solitaire and gamemastered adventures. Since its original publication in 1975, Tunnels & Trolls has stayed continuously in print, has never changed publishers or designers, and has remained rules-compatible across many editions -- an unequalled longevity record.

When we revived this T&T offer in June 2020, Flying Buffalo kindly added two new titles: Elven Lords Deluxe and Vault of K'Horror. As usual, all customers who bought this offer during its earlier September 2018 run automatically received these new additions on their Wizard's Cabinet download page and in their DriveThruRPG Library. When you buy a Bundle of Holding early, you never worry about missing a title added later -- even much later.

Nobilis and Chuubo

This collection featured two landmark indie RPGs by star designer Jenna Moran (Exalted, Weapons of the Gods). Among 2,600 rules sets in RPG.net's comprehensive Game Index, Jenna's Nobilis, the diceless RPG of demigodlike Powers (think Sandman's The Endless or Piers Anthony's Incarnations of Immortality), ranks #1. And Chuubo's Marvelous Wish-Granting Engine adapts the Nobilis system for a warm-hearted RPG of heroic innocents in the style of Miyazaki films like Spirited Away and shows like Adventure Time.

Pendragon Arthurian Lands

This collection featured vintage 1990s location sourcebooks and scenarios for King Arthur Pendragon, Greg Stafford's masterful game of knights seeking glory across the British Isles and beyond.

GDW 2300 AD

This all-new collection featured the original 1986-88 version of the Game Designers' Workshop near-future SFRPG 2300 AD. (Mongoose Publishing resurrected this line in 2012, and we presented that version in our June 2014 Mongoose 2300 AD Bundle.)
August

Beasts & Barbarians

The Barbarian Kings returned with this all-new collection featuring the 2017 Steel Edition of Beasts & Barbarians, the sword-and-sorcery campaign setting from GRAmel Publishing for Pinnacle Entertainment's Savage Worlds RPG.

Deathwatch

We presented two all-new collections that, between them, gathered the entire RPG line for Deathwatch, the Ulisses North America RPG (originally published by Fantasy Flight Games) about elite Space Marine Kill-teams safeguarding humanity against vile xenos (aliens), heretics, and daemons in the grim dark future of Warhammer 40,000. In loyal service to the Emperor, you undertake deadly missions in the Jericho Reach, a region of the Imperium on the brink of annihilation.

OneDice

OneDice is the fast, flexible universal rules system from Cakebread & Walton (Renaissance). Using only a single six-sided die, OneDice lets you play any kind of campaign in any genre, and you can be up and running in minutes. It's also a great introductory game for novices. This offer presented a large range of standalone OneDice rulebooks for many genres.

Symbaroum

Symbaroum is the dark-fantasy RPG from the Swedish game studio Järnringen, known for the post-apocalyptic Mutant: Heirs of Doom and the arabesque space opera Coriolis. Symbaroum is a gorgeous, detailed sandbox setting in the primeval forest of Davokar, a rich and mysterious world of horror, beauty, and marvels. This English-language collection treated players to unnerving hikes through ancient ruins, journeys on pitch-black waters under starless skies, and confrontations with barbarian chieftains and raging abominations. For a great selection of Symbaroum resources, check The Iron Pact.
July

Rifts® World Books

We revived a streamlined version of our July 2017 Rifts® RPG offer as "Rifts Essentials," and along with it we presented this all-new companion collection of Rifts supplements and sourcebooks that ranged across the setting's transformed North America.

Mutant: Year Zero

This collection presented the latest version of the Swedish post-apocalypse SFRPG Mutant, first published in 1984. Developed by the Free League design team (Tales From the Loop, Coriolis), Mutant: Year Zero - Roleplaying at the End of Days casts you as one of The People, heavily mutated humans sheltering in The Ark, an isolated settlement in the dawnworld. You'll search the Zone for food, artifacts, other mutants, and knowledge -- especially about The People's own origin.

Ponyfinder

The Champions of Everglow emerged from their fey realm with this collection featuring the Ponyfinder campaign setting from Silver Games LLC for D&D 5E and Pathfinder. Everglow is a world of magic and mystery, where the fey are in control and humanoid races are secondary. Foremost of the fey are Ponykind, who rallied behind their Queen to form the greatest empire Everglow has ever seen. Ponyfinder gives you everything you need to play four-footed player characters in Everglow or import pony PCs into your existing campaign.

ArM5 Mythic Europe

The Hermetic Magi returned yet again with this all-new collection of sourcebooks for Ars Magica Fifth Edition, the landmark Atlas Games RPG by Jonathan Tweet and Mark Rein-Hagen. This offer focused on Mythic Europe, the magical medieval homeland of the Order of Hermes. (Note: The Ars Magica line is sold through Warehouse 23.)
June

Super-Powered by M&M 3E

This collection of superheroic supplements from Misfit Studios, Rogue Genius Games, and Vigilance Press supported the Third Edition of Mutants & Masterminds, The World's Greatest Superhero RPG, under Green Ronin Publishing's Super-Powered by M&M Trademark License. Get the free eight-page M&M 3E Quickstart rules at the Green Ronin website.

Eclipse Phase 2

Proxies from Firewall returned with this all-new collection featuring Eclipse Phase, the SFRPG of transhumanist survival from Posthuman Studios. We presented this new offer as a companion to a resleeving (revival) of the June 2014 Eclipse Phase Essentials. These newer supplements -- funded in part by Posthuman's successful April 2013 Transhuman Player's Guide Kickstarter campaign -- push your campaign to the Outer Reaches of the Solar System and beyond.

Delta Green 2

This all-new collection featured Arc Dream Publishing's spectacular modern-day Cthulhu Mythos conspiracy-horror RPG, Delta Green. In both its original version as a Call of Cthulhu campaign setting (previously presented in our March 2014 Delta Green Bundle) and in this standalone incarnation funded in a smash September 2015 Kickstarter campaign, DG's compelling mix of conspiracies, UFOs, intelligence tactics, and Mythos terror has brought it unsurpassed praise. In October 2019 our Delta Green Operations companion offer added many scenarios and play aids, including Agent Dossiers, The Last Equation, Lover in the Ice, Sweetness, and The Way It Went Down. That offer also presented the complete four-part DG campaign Future/Perfect Part 1, Part 2, and (debuting in that offer) both Part 3 and Part 4.

Apocalypse Engine 3

The Masters of Ceremonies returned with this new collection of RPGs Powered by the Apocalypse -- that is, based on Vincent Baker's landmark RPG Apocalypse World. Many of the games this time came from the prolific Magpie Games. And we rounded out the collection with two fine non-Magpie games:

Dungeon World 3

For a third time the Dungeoneers brought forth from the underworld a new treasure chest of top-quality supplements and adventures for Dungeon World, the Apocalypse Engine fantasy RPG from Sage Kobold Press.
May

GUMSHOE 2

The Private Investigators shuffled back out of the shadows with more mystery and investigative scenarios for the GUMSHOE System by Robin D. Laws from Pelgrane Press. This all-new offer accompanied the second resurrection of our September 2013 Bundle of GUMSHOE, which included the Night's Black Agents, Ashen Stars, and Mutant City Blues rulebooks.

Mindjammer

The Commonality tapped into the Mindscape to share this collection featuring Mindjammer, Sarah Newton's transhuman SFRPG from Mindjammer Press, co-published by Modiphius Entertainment. In the New Commonality of Humankind -- a hyperadvanced far future of realistic aliens, lost colony worlds, and the vast Mindscape shared consciousness -- Mindjammer lets you play hardened mercs, cunning corpocrats, culture agents and memetic engineers, aliens and para-human hominids, scouts and socialites, uplifted animals, androids, and even sentient starships. The Second Age of Space in the 17th Millennium is the stage for transcendent cutting-edge space opera in the tradition of Iain M. Banks, Cordwainer Smith, Alistair Reynolds, Charles Stross, Ken MacLeod, and Vernor Vinge.

Knights of the Dinner Table

This big collection presented over 1,600 pages of the long-running Knights of the Dinner Table comic series by Jolly R. Blackburn from Kenzer and Company.
April

Clement Sector

The Gypsy Knights arrived from the Conduit wormhole with a broad survey of the Clement Sector, the science fiction setting from Gypsy Knights Games. The Clement Sector line uses Gypsy Knights' version of the Cepheus Engine, an Open Game License version derived from the Traveller System Reference Document, based in turn on the 2008 First Edition of Mongoose Publishing's Traveller. These sourcebooks and adventures adapt easily to Traveller or any proto-Traveller campaign.

Mythras

The Design Mechanics, who brought us a RuneQuest Sixth Edition offer in 2014, returned with an all-new collection featuring Mythras, the revamped and rebranded edition of RQ6 -- one of the greatest fantasy RPGs ever -- from The Design Mechanism.

Hero Kids

The Kids of Rivenshore discovered this big collection featuring Hero Kids, the fast and fun introductory RPG perfect for kids aged 4 to 10. Complete in just 50 pages, Hero Kids has simple rules that use only six-sided dice, an opposed-dice system that keeps everyone in the game, and play times of an hour or so.

When we revived this offer in February 2020 we added two Hard adventures (Reign of the Dragon and Darkness Neath Rivenshore) and two new card sets (Hero Cards VI and Hero Advancement Cards). (If you had already purchased this offer, during either this revival or its original April 2018 run, you received all these new titles automatically on your Wizard's Cabinet download page and in your DriveThruRPG Library.)

Feng Shui 2

The Dragons returned with this new collection featuring the 2015 Second Edition of Hong Kong movie action RPG Feng Shui from Atlas Games. Designed by Robin D. Laws (Cthulhu Confidential, Hillfolk, GUMSHOE), Feng Shui hits you with ancient sorcerers, transformed animals, control-freak Shaolin monks, and cyborg apes. Armed with the secrets of feng shui, they aim to conquer the past, present, and future. Only you have the guts, guns, and flying feet to stop them.
March

Deadlands Reloaded

The Rail Barons brought us these two collections featuring Deadlands Reloaded, Pinnacle Entertainment's update of its classic Weird West tabletop roleplaying game Deadlands for the Savage Worlds system. Deadlands Reloaded: This offer presented the core rulebooks and key supplements. If you're new to Deadlands, start here. Also check these free files on DriveThruRPG: Design Diary 1,Deadlands Memories by Matt Forbeck, and the "Perilous Parcels" One-Sheets Ruckus at Worm Creek and Salt o' the Earth (both of these fit well with All the Purty Little Horses) Deadlands Servitors: The Weird West of the alternate 1880s is blighted by the Reckoners, four otherwordly entities: Famine, War, Pestilence, and Death. Their Servitors on Earth -- the Reverend Ezekiah Grimme, Susquehanna shaman Raven, mad scientist Darius Hellstromme, and the undead assassin called Stone -- work to make the American frontier a Deadland. The posse of player characters can face down and drive out these evil minions of apocalypse (they can try, anyway) in four immense "Plot Point Campaigns" that stretch across the Weird West. Any one of these campaigns can keep your posse busy for eight months to a year. This offer included all four.

What's O.L.D. is N.E.W.

ENworld contributed this strong collection featuring EN Publishing's What's O.L.D. is N.E.W., a system of three crunchy, tactical, toolkit-oriented RPGs designed by Russ "Morrus" Morrissey: O.L.D. (medieval fantasy), N.O.W. ('80s action heroes), and N.E.W. (far-future science fiction). Using the extensive tools in each book, you can easily create your own races, lifepath careers, planets, freeform spell-paths, starships, strongholds, martial arts, and monsters. Focus on one genre, or mix-and-match them to create urban fantasy, cyberpunk, or spells-in-space. Hack the system, mold it to your setting, and -- because the free WOIN Rules Reference Document is designated Open Game Content -- even publish your creations free or for profit.

Jovian Chronicles

The Jovian Confederation visited from the 23rd Century with this collection featuring the Dream Pod 9 SFRPG of a Solar System on the brink of war, Jovian Chronicles.

For the September 2020 resurrection of this offer we added three new titles: the First Edition Jovian Chronicles Rulebook; Ships of the Fleet Vol 4 - Venus Fleet; and The Art of Jovian Chronicles Volume 2. As usual, all previous purchasers of the original March 2018 run also received the newly added titles on their Wizard's Cabinet download page and in their DriveThruRPG Library.

7th Sea 2E

The Explorer's Society brought us this collection featuring the 2016 Second Edition of game designer John Wick's swashbuckling FRPG 7th Sea. The February 2016 7th Sea 2E Kickstarter campaign broke all roleplaying records.

John Wick Presents

Award-winning game designer John Wick (7th Sea, Legend of the Five Rings) brought us this collection of his many diverse indie RPGs. This offer ran as a companion to our 7th Sea 2E Bundle.
February

Dragon Age and Fantasy AGE

The Grey Wardens discovered this collection featuring the two Adventure Game Engine (AGE) fantasy tabletop roleplaying games from Green Ronin Publishing, Dragon Age and Fantasy AGE. Along with these simple and fast-playing AGE games, this offer presented the campaign settings Thedas (from the BioWare Dragon Age computer game) and Titansgrave: The Ashes of Valkana, seen in a Geek & Sundry video series hosted by TableTop star Wil Wheaton.

Traveller: The New Era

The Far Futurists returned from the shattered wreckage of the Third Imperium with this collection featuring Traveller: The New Era, GDW's 1992 version of the star-spanning science-fiction tabletop roleplaying game of collapse and renewal in a fallen galactic empire. The corrupt Third Imperium fell to civil war and the artificially intelligent Virus. Now vigorous survivors are forging a better, more vibrant history across ten thousand worlds. In the New Era, the future starts now.

Heroes Unlimited

The Sentinels of Liberty and Justice delivered this collection featuring Heroes Unlimited, the Palladium Books RPG of superheroic action by Kevin Siembieda.
January

The Dark Eye

The Dragon Egg Academy prepared this collection featuring the English-language edition from Ulisses Spiele North America of the leading German RPG of heroic fantasy, The Dark Eye.

When we revived this Dark Eye Bundle in June 2020, publisher Ulisses Spiele kindly added the Deluxe Character Sheets pack to the Player Collection. And, as usual, everyone who purchased this offer during its original January 2018 run also received the newly added title automatically on their Wizard's Cabinet download page and in their DriveThruRPG Library. When you buy a Bundle of Holding early, you never worry about missing a title added later -- even much later.

0one Blueprints

The Blue Printers drew up this giant collection featuring RPG maps and bestselling blueprints from 0one Games. You may have seen 0one's fine work on the massive Great City Campaign Setting we presented in July 2017. These state-of-the-art interactive .PDF blueprints enhance any medieval fantasy campaign with beautifully drafted castles, crypts, taverns, dockyards, towers, islands, pirate lairs, drow strongholds, Wild West frontier towns, and even Jules Verne's Nautilus submarine. 0one Games publishes a huge line of blueprints. We had no room to include (for instance) the Domain of Blood, Harker Asylum, or Heavenring Village boxed sets nor the Lost City and Vampire Castle blueprints, and that's just for starters -- check them out!

Hellfrost Atlas

The Triple Aces returned with a second collection featuring Hellfrost, the frozen epic fantasy setting from Triple Ace Games for Pinnacle Entertainment's Savage Worlds. Several of these titles were funded in Triple Ace's July 2014 Kickstarter campaign.

Chronicles of Darkness

The Tenebrous Chroniclers brought us this collection featuring the 2004 First Edition World of Darkness rulebook (later rechristened the Chronicles of Darkness) and its blue-book support line from White Wolf Game Studio. Get a free preview of the Chronicles of Darkness rules and an introductory scenario in A Nightmare at Hill Manor. The Character Pad is also free.
2017
December

Dark Heresy 1E

From the 41st Millennium the Inquisition delivered two collections featuring the 2008 First Edition of Dark Heresy, the first RPG set in the grim, dark future of Warhammer 40,000.

Cypher System

The Invisible Sun manifested this all-new collection featuring the Cypher System universal rules set from Monte Cook Games -- -- the system that underpins Numenera and The Strange. You might also like the Gods of the Fall adventure Breath of God and the Predation scenario Age of Crest and Bone. These weren't part of this offer.

One Ring Journeys (formerly The One Ring 2)

This companion added supplements for The One Ring Roleplaying Game from Cubicle 7 Entertainment. When we revived this One Ring Journeys offer in December 2019, we shuffled the lineup, moving the original offer's Bonus Collection into the Starter Collection and adding three recent releases: Bree, The Laughter of Dragons, and Oaths of the Riddermark.

The Dracula Dossier

The shadowy supervisors of Project Edom revealed this comprehensive collection featuring The Dracula Dossier. Funded by a spectacular November 2014 Kickstarter campaign, The Dracula Dossier is an epic improvisational horror-espionage campaign for star designer Kenneth Hite's Night's Black Agents, the GUMSHOE game of burned spies vs. vampires from Pelgrane Press. Ben Riggs at Geek & Sundry called The Dracula Dossier the greatest RPG campaign of all time. Pelgrane Press has a great eyes-only page of Dracula Dossier resources.
November

Indie Cornucopia 5

The Fellowship of the Horn returned with our fifth annual collection of top-quality small-press RPGs.

Worldbuilder's Toolkit 5

The Master Planners returned yet again with our fifth annual collection of gamemastering aids. The Toolkits are the Bundle of Holding's most successful series, and this fifth offer was far and away the most successful Toolkit to date.

Double Castles & Crusades

The Troll Lords returned with Castles & Crusades Essentials, a newly revised, revamped, and expanded edition of our February 2016 offer featuring Castles & Crusades, the old-school-new-rules FRPG from Troll Lord Games. This new version added several key supplements -- and everyone who bought the offer during its original 2016 run also received the new additions automatically. The Trolls also brought us an all-new companion offer, the Castles & Crusades Bundle 2, with major supplements and adventures. Castles & Crusades Essentials Castles & Crusades 2

Old School Revival 5

Rising ever higher in level, the Stalwart Revivalists delivered from the Outer Planes our fifth annual hoard of games, campaign settings, and modules celebrating the Old School Revival.
October

Esteren 2

Our fellowship of Magientists returned with this all-new collection featuring the French medieval gothic-horror RPG Shadows of Esteren. This offer marked the public debut of the long-awaited Esteren Book 3, Dearg. (Note that most of the titles in this offer aren't available on DriveThruRPG.)
  • Shadows of Esteren Book 3: Dearg was funded in a spectacular October 2016 Kickstarter campaign.
  • This offer included Occultism, the sourcebook and adventure of esoteric mysticism in the Tri-Kazel Peninsula.
  • Cartography of Tri-Kazel: A collection of beautiful full-color maps and heraldic arms.
  • RISE and Dearg soundtracks: Agate RPG releases soundtrack albums of atmospheric music for Esteren play sessions. You can hear all the Esteren albums on Bandcamp and Soundcloud.
  • Esteren Culinary Journey: Unlocked as a US$100,000 stretch goal in the December 2014 Occultism Kickstarter campaign, these recipes for a complete three-course dinner of Tri-Kazelian cuisine were designed by French chef Thibaud Villanova of Gastronogeek.

Rippers

The Order of St. George emerged from hiding with this collection featuring Rippers, the high-action campaign of Victorian-era monster-hunting for the Savage Worlds rules system from Pinnacle Entertainment. Fog-filled horror in the gothic style of the Penny Dreadful TV series and the 2004 film Van Helsing, Rippers Resurrected strode into the gaslight in a triumphant October 2015 Kickstarter campaign. We added the Savage Worlds Deluxe Edition and the Horror Companion, both presented in several previous offers.

World War Cthulhu

The Maddened Scholars escaped the sanitarium with this collection featuring World War Cthulhu, Cubicle 7 Entertainment's line of Call of Cthulhu supplements and scenarios in which brave agents of Britain's Secret Intelligence Service face Lovecraftian terrors -- and humanity's own darkest impulses -- against a backdrop of 20th-Century conflict. In World War II, the Special Operations Executive fights a two-front war against both Axis and Mythos. In the 1960s and '70s, as the Cold War threatens nuclear destruction, Section 46 continues a personal battle against the insidious influence of a much older enemy.

Demon: The Descent

To kick off this year's "October Horrors" sequence of horror and suspense RPG offers, the Free Agency brought us this collection featuring Demon: The Descent, the Chronicles of Darkness game from Onyx Path Publishing of Unchained techgnostic renegades against the God-Machine.
September

Maelstrom

The Fighting Fantasists returned with a new offer from Arion Games featuring Maelstrom, Alexander Scott's 1984 FRPG of 16th-Century Tudor magick and danger. Originally published by Puffin Books under the Adventure Gamebooks banner (alongside the famous Fighting Fantasy series), Maelstrom introduced a generation of British youth to roleplaying. Two brand-new Maelstrom titles (Gothic and North Yorkshire Moors) debuted in this comprehensive collection.

When we revived this Maelstrom offer in March 2020, Arion Games kindly added Maelstrom Rome, a complete standalone game that adapts the Maelstrom rules to the early Roman Empire. And as always, customers who previously purchased this offer during its original September 2017 run automatically received Maelstrom Rome on their Wizard's Cabinet download page and in their DriveThruRPG Library. When you buy a Bundle of Holding early, you never worry about missing a title added later -- even much later.)

Bundle of Lamentations 2

The Necropoli Centauri Voyagers returned with this new collection featuring Lamentations of the Flame Princess: Weird Fantasy Roleplaying. The original Bundle of Lamentations was our best seller of 2016, so we mustered our courage to present a range of new and classic scenarios -- some even raunchier than those in the first offer. It paid off, because this Bundle of Lamentations 2 became the best-selling offer in Bundle history. Caution: Age 18 and over. Some of these books are potentially very offensive to -- well, potentially just about anyone.

GURPS Traveller Wars

The Far Futurists returned with this all-new offer, presented as a companion to the revived July 2016 GURPS Traveller Essentials; this Wars offer included the military and mercenary supplements. These two offers, together with the July 2016 Imperial Survey, collectively presented the entire GURPS Traveller line for the Generic Universal RolePlaying System from Steve Jackson Games. These titles aren't available on DriveThruRPG but on the SJG ebook sales site, Warehouse 23.

Apocalypse Engine 2

The Masters of Ceremonies returned with this all-new second collection (a follow-up to our September 2015 offer) of great RPGs Powered by the Apocalypse -- that is, based on Vincent Baker's fantastically original 2010 RPG Apocalypse World.
August

Werewolf 20A

The Thirteen Tribes, newly up-to-date (with cellphones and everything), brought us this large collection featuring the Werewolf 20th Anniversary Edition line from Onyx Path Publishing -- the 2012 edition that marked two decades since the 1992 publication of White Wolf Game Studio's Werewolf: The Apocalypse.

Ars Magica 5 - Wizards & Power

The Hermetic Magi returned yet again with this all-new collection of supplements for Ars Magica Fifth Edition, the landmark Atlas Games RPG of medieval myth and magic by Jonathan Tweet and Mark Rein-Hagen. This offer focused on the sources of magic and the various Tribunals of the Order of Hermes. (Note: The Ars Magica line is sold through Warehouse 23.)

BASH!

The Basic Heroes brought us this collection featuring the light and simple BASH! (Basic Action Super Heroes) RPG from Basic Action Games.

Palladium Fantasy

Palladium Books contributed this large collection featuring the 1984 Revised Edition of Kevin Siembieda's Palladium Role-Playing Game.

July

Numenera 2 - Ninth World

The Order of Truth's Aeon Priests returned with this all-new collection of supplements for the far-future science-fantasy RPG Numenera from Monte Cook Games. This sequel offer ran in parallel with a revival of our original May 2014 Numenera bundle, which includes the core rulebook and early supplements. Many of these new books were funded through MCG's spectacular August 2015 Into the Ninth World Kickstarter campaign.

Rifts®

Palladium Books contributed this collection featuring RiftsKevin Siembieda's RPG of dimension-spanning adventure across a future Earth transformed by countless invading realities.

Flying Buffalo Catalyst

The Urban Explorers returned from dusty archives with the first .PDF copies ever of the popular CityBook series from Flying Buffalo. This collection included all seven CityBooks and other supplements in Buffalo's popular Catalyst series of generic play aids for fantasy adventures. The CityBooks present dozens of individual shops, establishments, and characters, generically written to be compatible with any fantasy RPG and to fit smoothly in any urban fantasy setting. Originally published from 1982 to 1997, the CityBooks featured contributions by leading designers including Larry DiTillio, Liz Danforth, Michael A. Stackpole, Dave Arneson, Jennell Jaquays, Greg Gorden, and many more. When we resurrected this Catalyst Bundle in August 2019, we added two titles that hadn't yet been scanned in 2017. The City of the Gods Map Pack is a Catalyst location sourcebook for a mystical realm where all the gods of Earth reside: Greek, Egyptian, Babylonian, Celtic, Asian, and many other pantheons. Mugshots No. 1 - The Case of the Pacific Clipper is a high-flying pulp-era solo adventure for Mercenaries, Spies, & Private Eyes written by Dungeons & Dragons co-designer Dave Arneson. All previous purchasers of this Catalyst Bundle's original July 2017 run also received the new additions automatically on their Wizard's Cabinet page. When you buy a Bundle of Holding early, you never worry about missing a title added later -- even much later.

0one's Great City

The Urban Explorers uncovered this collection featuring the massive Great City Campaign Setting from 0one Games. Twice conquered by a distant empire, ruled by the incompetent son of a cruel emperor, the Great City faces upheaval. As its political factions scheme, and its monsters hunt from underground lairs, the city waits for heroes to guide its destiny. With 0one's near-systemless campaign guides, lightly ornamented with OGL/Pathfinder statistics, and its beautiful maps and bestselling blueprints (as state-of-the-art interactive .PDFs), you can easily add the Great City to any FRPG campaign.

Colonial Gothic

The Founders brought us this collection featuring Colonial Gothic, the RPG of supernatural flintlock-horror on the 18th-Century American frontier from Rogue Games. When we resurrected this offer in July 2018, we added these new supplements and adventures -- and, as always, all previous purchasers of the original July 2017 offer also received the newly added books automatically: For the July 2019 revival of this offer, Colonial Gothic designer Richard Iorio II kindly added his new RPG of childhood innocence, Fairyland -- and all previous purchasers of this offer in its two previous runs also received the new addition on their Wizard's Cabinet download page.
June

Mutant Chronicles

The Factions, the megacorporate nation-states of the Solar System, brought us this collection featuring the 2015 Third Edition of Mutant Chronicles, the dieselpunk techno-fantasy RPG of future darkness from Modiphius Entertainment. With its fast-playing, cinematic "2d20" system designed by Jay Little (Star Wars: Edge of the Empire), Mutant Chronicles 3E is a thrill ride across a Solar System beset by corporate intrigue and the invasion of a terrible alien force.

Pendragon 2 - Estates and Uther

The Knights of the Round Table returned with this all-new collection of King Arthur Pendragon supplements chronicling the era of Uther, legendary king of Logres and father of King Arthur (AD 480-484). (See the Pendragon article A Chronology for the Uther Period, a free excerpt from The Book of Uther in this offer.) This new offer ran as a companion to the second revival of our June 2014 Pendragon offer. Thanks to the generosity of publisher Nocturnal Media, every purchaser of the original Pendragon offer, whether its first run or later revivals, also automatically received the new King Arthur Pendragon Edition 5.2 core rulebook free.

Cyberpunk 2020

The Edgerunners ducked in from the mean streets of Night City with this huge collection featuring the 1993 Second Edition of Mike Pondsmith's classic tabletop roleplaying game of the dark future, Cyberpunk 2020 from R. Talsorian Games.

Anime Blast

The Enthused Otaku returned with this all-new collection of RPGs inspired by Japanese anime and manga.
May

Fat Dragon 2

The Fat Dragons returned with an all-new collection of papercraft fold-cut-glue terrain models for fantasy roleplaying and miniatures games from Fat Dragon Games.

Malifaux

The Fated returned with a follow-up to the December 2016 Through the Breach RPG offer featuring Malifaux, the 32mm miniatures skirmish game from Wyrd Miniatures that inspired the RPG.

Shadow of the Demon Lord

The Unholy Champions brought us this collection featuring Shadow of the Demon Lord, Robert J. Schwalb's dark fantasy RPG of grim heroism against a cosmic destroyer.

Fading Suns 2

The Noble Houses returned, quite soon after our first Fading Suns offer (January 2017), with this all-new sequel collection featuring more of the Ulisses Spiele RPG line chronicling humanity's destiny among the flickering stars of the sixth millennium, Fading Suns.

Vampire 20th Anniversary

The Camarilla emerged from the shadows with this all-new collection featuring the 20th Anniversary Edition (2011) from Onyx Path Publishing that celebrates the 1991 publication of White Wolf Game Studio's original Storyteller game, Vampire: the Masquerade.
April

East Texas University

The Faculty Committee approved this syllabus featuring East Texas University, Pinnacle Entertainment's Savage Worlds campaign setting of academic horror in the small, haunted town of Pinebox, Texas created by the 12 to Midnight design studio. We also included an ETU Welcome Kit of free downloads from the Pinnacle website with the short "One Sheet" adventures Brewhaha, Jack's Back, Maggie's Ghost, Redneckromancer, Scavenger Hunt, and Shock Jock.

Champions Fourth Edition

The Systematic Heroes brought us two massive collections that presented the entire Fourth Edition run (1989-2001) of Champions, The Super Roleplaying Game. These two spectacular offers, the largest in Bundle of Holding history -- a total of 65 books -- gathered all the superhero rulebooks, supplements, sourcebooks, and adventures for "The Big Blue Book," one of the most acclaimed editions of the venerable HERO System. Many titles appeared in .PDF in these offers for the first time anywhere, thanks to the superheroic scanning powers of Jason Walters at Hero Games. Champions 4E Essentials The Champions 4E Essentials bundle presented the rulebooks and major supplements. In particular, the Essentials offer's Core Collection was a jaw-dropper. With just these books, Champions Gamemasters have run campaigns lasting decades: The Champions 4E Essentials Bonus Collection added many important rulebooks and sourcebooks. (Where versions of these books exist for different editions of the HERO System, the ones in this offer were all for Fourth Edition.) Champions 4E Universe The companion Champions 4E Universe offer included the rest of the Fourth Edition line -- no less than thirty-seven supplements and adventures. Look at everything in the Starter Collection: The Champions 4E Universe Bonus Collection had a big nine-volume assortment of Dark Champions books and the single most highly regarded supplement in the 4E line -- We posted a question-and-answer list about these two offers: "Questions about the Champions Fourth Edition Bundles."

Heavy Gear

The Black Talons brought us this collection featuring the 2003 Third Edition of Dream Pod 9's Heavy Gear SFRPG about mech combat on the distant world of Terra Nova in the 62nd Century. This offer featured the Silhouette CORE Deluxe Edition rulebook that drives the 3E system, plus a generous range of 3E supplements and all five Storyline books -- the narrative supplements that Heavy Gear fans call "metaplot done right."
March

Advanced Fighting Fantasy

Our fellowship of Page Turners brought us this collection featuring the Arion Games tabletop FRPG line based on the 1980s Fighting Fantasy gamebook series by Steve Jackson (UK) and Ian Livingstone. NOW TURN OVER:

Traveller20

The Far Futurists brought us this collection featuring Traveller20, QuikLink Interactive's D20 System adaptation of Marc W. Miller's classic Traveller SFRPG. Almost all this material also works with the Classic Traveller rules.