A treasure trove of tabletop roleplaying games
Since February 2013 we've run hundreds of offers, each featuring a talented game designer or a fellowship of designers.
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.
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 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 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.
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.
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) and co-published in English by Modiphius Entertainment, 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.
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.
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.)
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.
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.
The Covert Operatives returned with this all-new collection featuring 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.
And don't miss the many excellent play aids and scenarios for which we had no room, including Agent Dossiers, Future/Perfect Part 1, The Last Equation, Lover in the Ice, Sweetness, and The Way It Went Down.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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, and Heavenring Village boxed sets nor the Lost City or Vampire Castle blueprints, and that's just for starters -- check them out!
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.
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.
The Fellowship of the Ring, returning once again from the Wilderlands of Middle-earth, revived (for a second time) our October 2015 One Ring Bundle and also delivered this all-new companion with five supplements for The One Ring Roleplaying Game from Cubicle 7 Entertainment. (And yes, it is strange to think the One Ring could ever need a +2 bonus.)
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.
The Fellowship of the Horn returned with our fifth annual collection of top-quality small-press RPGs.
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 +5 offer was far and away the most successful Toolkit so far.
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
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.
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.)
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 emerged into the gaslight in a triumphant October 2015 Kickstarter campaign.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.)
The Order of Truth's Aeon Priests returned with this all-new collection of recent 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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
The Enthused Otaku returned with this all-new collection of RPGs inspired by Japanese anime and manga.
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.
The Fated returned with this collection, 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.
The Noble Houses returned, quite soon after our first Fading Suns offer (January 2017), with this all-new collection featuring more of the Ulisses Spiele RPG line chronicling humanity's destiny among the flickering stars of the sixth millennium, Fading Suns.
The Camarilla emerged from the shadows with this all-new collection featuring 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.
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.
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 at the official Bundle of Holding blog, Beyond the Bundle: "Questions about the Champions Fourth Edition Bundles."
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."
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:
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.
The True Fae journeyed from Arcadia with this comprehensive collection featuring White Wolf's Storytelling game of beautiful madness in the Chronicles of Darkness, Changeling: The Lost.
The intrepid Ethernauts dismounted their Edisonian flyers to proudly deliver this collection featuring the 2014 Clockwork Publishing edition of the classic proto-steampunk SFRPG Space: 1889. Originally published by GDW (1988), Space: 1889 lets your ether flyer explore the swamps of Venus and the ancient canals of Mars in civilized adventures out of Jules Verne, H. G. Wells, and H. Rider Haggard. This Clockwork edition, funded by a successful July 2013 Kickstarter campaign, uses the Ubiquity system created for Hollow Earth Expedition (featured in our December 2015 Ubiquity Bundle).
(Note: The titles in this offer aren't from the original GDW line. Scanned .PDFs of all the original GDW Space: 1889 roleplaying books are sold by Heliograph, Inc.)
The Successor States brought us this collection featuring Classic BattleTech, the 2006 edition of the Catalyst Game Labs SFRPG of mechs and MechWarriors. BattleTech's setting has a long history; this offer emphasized the Clan Invasion, AD 3060, though many of these supplements are set earlier in the timeline.
The aptly named fellowship of Advanced Adventurers brought us a large collection of Old School modules in the long-running Advanced Adventures series from Expeditious Retreat Press. Advanced Adventures are nominally designed for OSRIC, the free AD&D 1E retro-clone.
By the way, check out "There and Back Again: The Construction of Nostalgia in Advanced Adventures" (Darren Allan Crouse, Department of Popular Culture, Brock University, Ontario) (2011): "There and Back Again: The Construction of Nostalgia in Advanced Adventures is a scholarly look at one aspect of tabletop roleplaying culture. It was written by Darren Allan Crouse, and supervised by Dr. Greg Gillespie, in the Department of Popular Culture at Brock University in Ontario. In the study, Crouse discusses the construction of nostalgia in the art of Expeditious Retreat Press' Advanced Adventures line. He challenges traditional academic understandings of nostalgia as simple escapism. Crouse argues that, while the Advanced Adventures pay homage to the history of RPGs, the series is an expression of an emerging old-school gaming subculture who use nostalgia in new and creative ways -- while charting new directions for their hobby."
The Ardent Suitors eagerly brought forth this Valentine's Day collection of two-player RPGs.
The Noble Houses brought us this big collection featuring most of the important books for Fading Suns, Holistic Design's star-spanning science fiction RPG of darkening skies in the sixth millennium.
The Keepers brought us this comprehensive collection featuring White Wolf's Storytelling game Hunter: The Vigil, about mortals in desperate combat against the shadowy entities of the Chronicles of Darkness. This offer included almost the entire Vigil product line.
We also included the Free RPG Day introductory adventure A Nightmare at Hill Manor, which includes the essential World of Darkness systems you need to play Hunter: The Vigil.
The Royal Conquerors, driving their enemies before them and glorying to hear the lamentations of their spouses and Significant Others, brought us this collection featuring the Adventurer Conqueror King System, Autarch's sweeping Old School FRPG that lets you build and run your own fantasy kingdoms.
Check out the free accessories at the Lord Zsezse Works website
Our Friends and Family brought us a second collection (sequel to the successful December 2013 original) of RPGs that parents can play with their kids, or kids can play with each other.
This, the richest offer in the site's history, included the entire Qin: The Warring States, Yggdrasill, Keltia, and Kuro product lines from Cubicle 7 Entertainment -- a total retail value of US$233.
The Maddened Scholars brought us this eldritch collection of Call of Cthulhu adventures from Cubicle 7 Entertainment that bring the Mythos to the British Isles.
For the October 2017 revival of this Cthulhu Britannica offer we added two new titles: Shadows Over Scotland and Avalon - The County of Somerset. As always, all previous purchasers, including those who bought the bundle during its original December 2016 run, received the new additions automatically.
The Through the Breach RPG and the Malifaux miniatures game both use the Wyrd Miniatures Arcane Fate Deck, but you can easily use an ordinary 54-card poker deck instead.
For our first-ever team-up of RPGs and comics, The Valiant brought us this huge collection featuring the Catalyst Game Labs RPG Valiant Universe and the Valiant Entertainment comics line that inspired it. This offer's designated charity was The Hero Initiative, which supports veteran comics creators in time of need.
By the way, also check out Catalyst's free Harbinger Wars Quick Start Supplementals for its Valiant Universe RPG, which weren't part of this offer:
The Master Planners returned with a fourth annual collection of gamemastering texts and play aids that help you create worlds and run exciting play sessions.
The Fellowship of the Horn returned with this fourth annual spectacular offering of small-press RPGs and ebooks.
The Scooby Gang brought us this collection featuring the licensed Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel RPGs from Eden Studios.
The Stalwart Revivalists brought forth from the dungeon our fourth princely treasure hoard of games, campaign settings, and modules celebrating the Old School Revival.
The Maddened Scholars returned with a fourth collection of scenarios and play aids for Call of Cthulhu inspired by HP Lovecraft's Cthulhu Mythos.
The Deranged Pursuers escaped the sanatorium with this new collection featuring the Pelgrane Press GUMSHOE System investigative RPG based on Call of Cthulhu. As a companion to this offer, we revived (for a second time) the original April 2014 Trail of Cthulhu Bundle.
The Desperate Survivors couldn't forestall the arrival of this gore-soaked collection of RPGs about the walking dead.
The Dark Thinkers returned with our fourth annual collection of horror and dark-fantasy RPGs.
The Eclipse Followers returned with a second collection of OGL fantasy supplements from the Atlas Games Penumbra line.
The Gutter Runners brought us this all-new collection of steampunk RPGs in many settings and genres -- a boon companion to the Victoriana Bundle we resurrected from May 2015.
The Bold Privateers Iron Kingdoms, the Full Metal Fantasy tabletop RPG from Privateer Press set in the world of the popular WARMACHINE miniatures game. On the continent of Immoren, magic meets machinery in an ongoing industrial revolution. The vigorous Kingdoms, having overthrown the conquering Orgoth, now use arcane mechanika to fight out ancient grudges. Beasts and cults rule the wilderness, and necromancers call forth the dead. To survive in these soot-covered cities, you'll need brains, brawn, a loaded pistol, and a touch of alchemy.
For a fourth straight year our Gumptious Vanguard presented its annual collection of top-quality small press RPGs.
The Serpent Kings ordained this collection featuring the classic 1986 British FRPG of epic heroism in the Lands of Legend, Dragon Warriors.
The Emerald Heroes returned with two collections featuring the Third Edition of Steve Kenson's Mutants & Masterminds, the World's Greatest Superhero RPG from Green Ronin Publishing. The first offer revived our March 2014 M&M 3E offer. This second, all-new collection presented many recent supplements that can lift an M&M campaign into the cosmos and beyond.
The Shadowrun 3E Essentials offer, the starting point for every runner's career, included the Shadowrun 3E main rulebook (plus the free Shadowrun 3E Quick Start Rules) and all the important supplements:
The companion Shadowrun 3E Sprawl Guide presented setting supplements and adventures about the Sixth World of 2060:
The Fat Dragons brought us these full-color .PDFs of print-and-fold paper terrain models for roleplaying adventures and 28mm-scale miniatures games from Fat Dragon Games. This offer worked well with our August 2016 Osprey Wargames Bundle of rulebooks for 28mm miniatures games.
The Seahawks returned with this collection featuring the Osprey Wargames line of rulebooks for 28mm-scale tabletop miniatures games from the military history experts at Osprey Publishing. This offer ran together with our Fat Dragon Terrain Sets collection of .PDFs of print-and-fold paper terrain models for roleplaying adventures and 28mm-scale miniatures games.
The Private Detectives returned with this collection featuring Pinnacle Entertainment's Deadlands Noir hardboiled fantasy setting for Savage Worlds that pushes the Deadlands: Weird West setting 50 years forward to the shadowed streets of 1935 New Orleans.
The Necropoli Centauri Voyagers brought us this collection featuring the weird-fantasy RPG Lamentations of the Flame Princess. With a heavy-metal attitude and explicit non-work-safe illustrations, LotFP presents a sinister and horrific twist on fantasy gaming.
The Weird Starter Collection included the Lamentations of the Flame Princess Rules & Magic Full Version corebook and the introductory adventure Tower of the Stargazer; Vornheim: The Complete City Kit by Zak S (previous presented in our first Old School Revival offer, November 2013); The Seclusium of Orphone by D. Vincent Baker (Apocalypse World); Thulian Echoes and The Pale Lady, both by Zzarchov Kowolski; The Idea From Space by Simon Carryer (On Mighty Thews); Tales of the Scarecrow by James Raggi; and A Single, Small Cut by Michael Curtis (Stonehell Dungeon).
The Historic Bonus Collection, showing LotFP's many unsettling takes on world history, included World of the Lost, The Magnificent Joop van Ooms, The Cursed Château, England Upturn'd, Scenic Dunnsmouth, Forgive Us, and The Squid, the Cabal, and the Old Man.
The Far Futurists returned with two collections featuring the classic Traveller SFRPG in its version for GURPS, 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.
(As a courtesy to our customers, these offers included the free 32-page GURPS LITE Third Edition rules booklet. To fully use these Traveller books in a GURPS campaign, you'll also need the complete GURPS corebook (Third Edition or later) and GURPS Space, which weren't included in these offers. As sourcebooks, the titles in these offers work fine with any SF campaign.)
Our GURPS Traveller Essentials offer included the core Second Edition rulebook and the major supplements:
The companion offer, GURPS Traveller Imperial Survey, presented Far Trader, all four Alien Races guides, and the entire Planetary Survey series:
We also presented four sets of Traveller Deck Plans, which debuted in .PDF in these offers and aren't available at Warehouse 23. These offers included Deck Plan 1: Beowulf-Class Trader, 2: Modular Cutter, 3: Empress Marava-Class Far Trader, and 5: Sulieman-Class Scout/Courier.
This collection featured Legend, the Mongoose Publishing FRPG based on RuneQuest. In 2006 Mongoose released a licensed edition of RuneQuest, and followed it in 2010 with a new edition by longtime RQ stalwarts Lawrence Whitaker and Pete Nash. After its RQ license lapsed in 2011, Mongoose refashioned the system as Legend. This version still works with all of Mongoose's previous RuneQuest II books, such as Elric of Melnibone, Deus Vult, and Wraith Recon.
The Starter Collection included the Legend core rulebook, the Arms of Legend equipment book, and three Arcania of Legend magic books: Blood Magic Elementalism, and Spirit Magic. The Bonus Collection added the two bestiaries, Monsters of Legend 1 and Monsters 2; the four historical sourcebooks Gladiators of Legend, Pirates of Legend, Samurai of Legend, and Vikings of Legend; and the complete sourcebook of a dark elven stronghold, Sheoloth, the Sprawling City.
Our Fair City's leading supergroup, The Phalanx, brought us this collection featuring ICONS, the fast-playing superpowered RPG by Steve Kenson, designer of Mutants & Masterminds.
The Celestial Incarnae brought us two collections featuring the 2001 First Edition of Exalted, White Wolf's Storyteller game of mythic high fantasy. The Exalted 1E Glorious Core Bundle's "Heroism-Encouraging Player's Collection included the Exalted First Edition core rulebook, Players Guide, and The Book of 3 Circles magic book. The Core offer's "Wise-Eyed Storyteller's Collection added Dragon-Blooded First Edition, Storyteller's Companion, Games of Divinity, Scavenger Sons, Creatures of the Wyld, Savage Seas, and The Making of Exalted (artbook).
The Exalted 1E Irresistible Setting Bundle presented supplements about the game's setting, Creation. The "Eight Directions Starter Collection" included The Outcaste, Bastions of the North, Cult of the Illuminated, Kingdom of Halta, and the free introductory adventure The Tomb of Five Corners. The "All-Encompassing Savant's Bonus Collection" added Manacle & Coin, Blood and Salt, Houses of the Bull God, Ruins of Rathess, and Time of Tumult.
The Undauntables brought us this two-fisted collection of high-spirit, high-action RPGs set in the 1930s and beyond.
The Incorporate States journeyed from Poseidon in the Lambda Serpentis System with this comprehensive collection featuring Blue Planet, the 1997 science-fiction tabletop roleplaying game from Biohazard Games about colonizing the ocean world of Poseidon, AD 2199. With its accurate depictions of an alien planet's geography, climate, and ecosystem, Blue Planet sets the standard for "hard" (scientifically accurate) sf roleplaying. This offer presented both editions of the Blue Planet rules (Biohazard, 1997, and Fantasy Flight Games, 2000) and all the major supplements.
The Delver's Guild excavated this all-new collection featuring Numenera designer Monte Cook's Arcana Evolved, his 2005 "variant player's handbook" for Dungeons & Dragons 3.5, along with the rest of the AE line and many other Malhavoc supplements.
The Sorcerous Orders of New Europa brought us this collection featuring Castle Falkenstein, R. Talsorian's 1994 steampunk-science-magick RPG of high adventure where the forces of wizardry fight on the gaslit streets of a neo-Victorian New Europa.
Delta Prime brought us this collection featuring Matt Forbeck's dystopian RPG of superpowered heroes in the fascist America of 1999.
The Far Futurists returned with the First Edition (2008) of the Mongoose Publishing version of Traveller.
The Labyrinthine Delvers unearthed this collection featuring the original D20 Dungeon Crawl Classics tabletop fantasy roleplaying modules from Goodman Games. Since 2003 the Dungeon Crawl Classics line has captured the Old School spirit in over 60 adventures published for Dungeons & Dragons 3.x and its successors under the Open Gaming License. In 2012 Goodman published a free-standing DCC RPG. This offer gathered many of the best DCC modules from 2003-07, arranging them to ramp smoothly from 1st to 15th level. They all work great with D&D 3.5, Pathfinder, and their descendants.
The Rocket Rangers zoomed in from the Outer Planets to deliver this large collection featuring Cubicle 7 Entertainment's Rocket Age, the radium-powered retro-SF RPG of planetary romance in the style of Burroughs, Brackett, and Flash Gordon.
The Knights of the Dinner Table brought us this collection featuring the parody-turned real FRPG HackMaster from Kenzer and Company, made popular in Jolly Blackburn's long-running gaming comic Knights of the Dinner Table.
As a convenience to our customers, we also included "Player's Resources" and "GM's Resources" archives of free downloads from the Kenzer and Company website.
Our fellowship of Open-Minded Questers brought us this collection featuring the comprehensive OpenQuest OGL-licensed tabletop roleplaying rules system from D101 Games inspired by RuneQuest. Easy to learn and fast-playing, OpenQuest extends the original percentile-based fantasy system (made popular in Call of Cthulhu and many other RPGs) to support modern-day and science fiction settings.
Your friend The Computer authorized this collection of brand-new .PDF scans of the original 1980s West End Games line featuring PARANOIA, the SFRPG of a darkly satirical future, and the early adventures that made the game great. These titles will be made available outside this offer after appropriate review by The Computer's loyal servants in Central Processing Unit, Technical Services, Internal Security, and other service groups not available at your clearance.
The Followers of Suleiman brought us this collection featuring the Arabian Nights-style fantasy setting from Triple Ace Games for Pinnacle Entertainment's Savage Worlds. This offer followed our September 2015 Hellfrost Bundle, set in the same world.
We collected nearly two dozen Land of Fire Realm Guides in "Tours" grouped by subject:
The Hermetic Magi returned yet again, and their Creo Corpus spell not only resurrected our August 2014 Ars Magica Fifth Edition Bundle (for a second time!) -- they also provided this all-new companion offer of high-power ArM5 supplements. The entire Ars Magica line is available at Warehouse 23.
The Caern Guardians arrived from the Umbra with two offers, running in parallel, featuring the Revised Edition (from 2000) of White Wolf's Storytelling game of savage horror, Werewolf: The Apocalypse. Between them, these two offers presented the core rulebook and 18 major supplements. The consolidated lineup:
The Seahawks returned with this all-new collection of beautiful full-color volumes in the "Osprey Adventures" series from Osprey Publishing. This sequel to our August 2015 offer presented more explorations of myths and legends, secret histories, and aliens -- many written by leading designers in the tabletop roleplaying field.
The Systematic Heroes returned with this collection of the "Ultimate" character archetype books for Champions and the HERO System. This was half of a double offer; the companion offer was a revival of our September 2014 Champions Fifth Edition collection.
The Barbarian Kings rode in from exotic desert lands with this collection of action-fantasy RPGs inspired by the tales of Robert E. Howard, Fritz Leiber, Michael Moorcock, and other swords-and-sorcery masters.
Our stealthy team of Covert Operatives returned to uncover this highly classified new collection of spy and espionage RPGs. In terms of design approaches, this was by far the most diverse collection we've ever presented -- Old School Revival alongside Story Now, White Wolf's Storyteller system, and a retro-clone of the Victory Games classic James Bond 007.
The Dungeoneers returned with this new offer, a sequel to our hit December 2014 collection, presenting top-quality third-party supplements for Dungeon World, the Apocalypse Engine fantasy RPG.
The Council of the Traditions brought us this collection featuring the 1995 2nd Edition of White Wolf's Classic World of Darkness Storyteller game about reality on the brink.
Our fellowship of Iconic Champions brought us this collection featuring the bestselling fantasy RPG 13th Age from Pelgrane Press, created by Rob Heinsoo and Jonathan Tweet, lead designers of the 3rd and 4th Editions of D&D.
This offer also included the 2014 Free RPG Day adventure Make Your Own Luck. For the May 2017 revival of this 13th Age offer, we added one new title: Summoning Spells, a 13th Age Monthly installment. All previous purchasers of the original December 2015 run also received the new addition. When you buy a Bundle of Holding offer early, you never miss a title added later -- even way later.
The Omnipresent Ones manifested this wide-ranging and comprehensive collection featuring RPGs that use the Ubiquity rules system introduced in Hollow Earth Expedition.
The Master Planners returned with this third installment in a popular annual series presenting collections of gamemastering resources. These ebooks help you create and run your own roleplaying campaign.
The Fellowship of the Horn returned with our third annual collection of recent top-shelf small-press tabletop RPGs:
The Fated Fellowship returned with our third annual collection of RPGs that use the ever-popular Fate system .
Our fellowship of Neoclassicists pushed the boundaries to bring us this collection of games and modules that adapt the old-school approach to genres beyond traditional fantasy settings.
The elite investigators of Ordo Veritatis broke cover long enough to provide this collection featuring the Pelgrane Press RPG by Robin D. Laws (Feng Shui, HeroQuest, Hillfolk) about defending reality against occult terrorists. The Esoterrorists introduced the GUMSHOE System (seen in Trail of Cthulhu, Night's Black Agents, and many other RPGs of detection and mystery), featured in our September 2013 Bundle of GUMSHOE.
Yet again the intrepid Mad Scholars escaped the sanatorium to bring us this third annual collection of mind-wrenching games, supplements, and scenarios inspired by HP Lovecraft's Cthulhu Mythos:
The Nerve Wrackers returned with our third annual collection of horror RPGs, this time featuring the Savage Worlds rulebook and Horror Companion plus two SW campaign settings, as well as several other terrifyingly fine games:
The Fellowship of the Ring brought us this collection featuring the official RPG from Cubicle 7 Entertainment based on the works of J.R.R. Tolkien:
Our Gumptious Vanguard returned yet again with this all-new third annual fall collection of top-quality indie RPGs:
The fine folks from Judas Crossing moseyed into town with this big collection featuring the lavish Old West roleplaying game from Kenzer & Company.
The Triple Aces and prolific designer Paul "Wiggy" Wade-Williams provided this cool -- no, bone-chillingly cold -- collection for Savage Worlds featuring epic fantasy adventure in the icebound world of Rassilon.
In January 2018, when we revived this offer as "Hellfrost Essentials," we revamped the lineup and added these supplements -- and, as always, all previous purchasers of the original run received the new additions automatically on their Wizard's Cabinet download page:
The Clan of the Glorious Blades presented this collection of RPGs and supplements set in ancient China and modern Tibet. The offer included the entire Qin: The Warring States product line from Cubicle 7 Entertainment. Tibet: The Roleplaying Game (Vajra Enterprises) was sold in .PDF for the first time anywhere in this offer, and isn't available anywhere else.
The Masters of Ceremonies provided this spectacular collection of great RPGs Powered by the Apocalypse -- that is, based on the rules engine introduced in the fantastically original Apocalypse World by D. Vincent Baker.
Leading military history publisher Osprey Publishing provided this collection of beautifully illustrated treatises on myth and legend, fantastic lands and races, and alternate histories.
Our fellowship of Sedulous Historians returned with an all-new offering of alternate-historical and fantasy RPGs inspired by historical settings. With the inclusion of the classic SFRPG Timemaster (originally published by Pacesetter Ltd in 1984), customers got a way to link all these eras in one sprawling campaign.
The Rampant Roach fellowship returned with this new collection featuring Midgard, the Kobold Press dark fantasy setting inspired by traditional European legends and folklore. To learn more, check the free Midgard Preview.
The Tsathogga Cultists summoned this collection of Old School Revival FRPG adventures for Pathfinder, all set in the Lost Lands published by Frog God Games, heir to the legacy of OSR publisher Necromancer Games. (Frog God publishes its Lost Lands adventures for both Pathfinder and for the OSR OD&D retro-clone Swords & Wizardry. All the titles in this offer were the Pathfinder versions.)
Our fellowship of Hinterlanders brought us this collection featuring exotic settings and colorful eras for fantasy roleplaying.
BlackEagle Operative Branch brought us this collection featuring Charles Ryan's 1993 technothriller RPG of paramilitary adventure. Star designer Kenneth Hite described this collection as "1,200+ pages of badass Nineties Night's Black Agents supplements cunningly disguised as a game that came out two decades earlier."
The Far Futurists returned from the Spinward Marches yet again with a third collection featuring classic Traveller. This time we presented all the half-size, black-covered rulebooks from 1978-83 -- the "Little Black Books" that established Traveller as the hobby's canonical SFRPG. This large collection, from Traveller designer Marc W. Miller at Far Future Enterprises, enjoyed greater success than both our previous classic Traveller offers put together.
Our fellowship of Visionary Voyagers brought us this collection of innovative third-party FRPG supplements for Pathfinder and other OGL-type FRPGs. This offer was curated by Owen K.C. Stephens, longtime Pathfinder developer for Green Ronin Publishing and owner of Rogue Genius Games.
Those hard-bitten Private Detectives returned with this hardboiled collection of indie RPGs inspired by crime novels and film noir stories about tough crooks and the tougher people who hunt them.
The Sea Lords brought us an all-inclusive ticket to Freeport, the original D20/OGL pirate-horror-fantasy City of Adventure from Green Ronin Publishing.
The Gutter Runners crept from the foggy London alleys with this collection featuring the Cubicle 7 Entertainment RPG of Victorian high adventure, gothic fantasy magic, and steampunk engineering.
Our fellowship of Eclipse Followers brought us these OGL fantasy supplements from the Atlas Games Penumbra line:
The Systematic Heroes returned with another super-sized collection of Champions Universe RPG books from Hero Games, plus the gigantic Hero System 5th Revised Edition ("FRED"). This offer repeated only three titles from our earlier Champions offers in November 2013 and September 2014: the FRED rulebook, the Hero System Resource Kit, and Champions Universe.
Our Fertile Talents brought us this refreshing collection of small-press RPGs by star designers.
Just in time for April Fool's Day, our Court Jesters brought us this collection of fun and funny RPGs. No fooling!
Our Far Futurists returned with a new collection featuring GDW's 1987 space-opera SFRPG MegaTraveller, set in the remnants of the Shattered Imperium.
As a convenience to our customers, we also included the free Official Guide to MegaTraveller from Far Future Enterprises.
Our fellowship from Her Majesty's Occult Service brought us this collection featuring the licensed Laundry RPG from Cubicle 7 Entertainment, based on The Laundry Files novels and stories by Charles Stross about a modern counter-occult espionage agency. Laundry agents fight Cthulhu Mythos horrors and bureaucratic supervisors.
The Storm Knights returned with another huge collection featuring the classic 1990s multi-genre tabletop roleplaying game of the Possibility War in the Near Now. By getting this collection together with our January 2015 Torg Bundle, customers received all the cosm (location) sourcebooks and important supplements for the entire Torg line.
We also presented, for the first time anywhere since the October 2012 Hillfolk Kickstarter campaign, a collection of Hillfolk musical tracks composed by James Semple and Marie-Anne Fischer. These tracks are not yet sold at retail.
A fellowship of small-press publishers in the Indie Game Developer Network brought us this collection of choice small-press RPGs:
The Camarilla sired this amazing collection featuring the 1992 2nd Edition of White Wolf's Vampire: The Masquerade and many of its finest supplements.
Our Archival Researchers brought us this collection of ebooks presenting the history and highlights of the roleplaying game hobby.
The Storm Knights brought us this huge collection featuring the classic 1990s multi-genre tabletop roleplaying game of Storm Knights fighting the Possibility War in the Near Now.
The Freebooters from Frog God Games brought us this collection featuring their Pathfinder pirate-fantasy campaign setting of dark heroic swashbuckling and terror in the Age of Sail.
Following our successful April 2014 offer of the current 3rd Edition of Green Ronin's bestselling superhero RPG, the Heroes of Freedom delivered this colossal collection featuring Mutants & Masterminds 2nd Edition (2005) and many choice supplements.
From the deepest depths, the Dungeoneers brought this fine collection featuring Sage Kobold's bestselling Apocalypse Engine fantasy RPG plus a full line of supplements and adventures:
Another spectacular Cornucopia offer from the Fellowship of the New Horn:
The Fated Fellowship returned with an all-new collection of leading RPGs that use the popular and fast-growing Fate rules system:
Our Neoclassicists brought us old-style tabletop fantasy roleplaying games, supplements, and modules. This offer centered on the D&D B/X retro-clone Labyrinth Lord (Goblinoid Games) and its Advanced Edition Companion for AD&D 1e retro-goodness.
Our Master Planners brought us top-quality texts that help you explore your campaign world's history, set up its cities and castles, dress it with decoration and detail, and create compelling stories.
The Mad Scholars risked their sanity to bring us this collection of Cthulhu Mythos-saturated titles:
Our Dark Thinkers delivered, with shaking hands, this all-new collection of small-press indie horror RPGs, a sequel to the October 2013 Bundle of Nerves:
The Toughened Survivors scrounged up this gore-soaked collection featuring the wide-ranging zombie survival horror RPG from Eden Studios:
The Minion Hunters brought us the comprehensive 1997 2nd Edition of GDW's dark-fantasy RPG of ancient monsters vs. modern firepower:
This offer also presented the first nine issues of the Dark Conspiracy fanzine Demonground, available as free downloads from the Demonground website.
For the November 2017 resurrection of this offer we added Swords v. Cthulhu -- and all previous purchasers of the original October 2014 run received the new addition automatically on their Wizard's Cabinet download page.
Our second Gumptious Vanguard fellowship brought us this all-new collection of top-quality small-press RPGs, the sequel to our September 2013 Indie Treasure Trove offer.
The Delver's Guild presented this lavish collection spotlighting Monte Cook's colossal Ptolus city sourcebook and his OGL rulebooks from Malhavoc Press:
The Systematic Heroes, who brought us the November 2013 Hero System Bundle, returned with this super-powered assortment of Hero Games Champions Universe campaign books -- and "FRED"!
Media composer James Semple provided these music soundtracks, commissioned by Pelgrane Press as mood-enhancing accompaniments to tabletop roleplaying sessions of its RPGs using the GUMSHOE System by Robin D. Laws.
Our fellowship of Far Futurists returned with a new collection of 1980s GDW Traveller titles, all different from our February 2014 Classic Traveller offer. This collection spotlighted the 1983 introductory boxed set:
The star designers in our fellowship of Groundbreakers provided this top-notch collection of the indie games that helped shape modern roleplaying:
The Avatars of the Gods delivered to us, as by divine sending, this comprehensive collection featuring the post-apocalyptic fantasy d20 System campaign set in a world warped by a war of gods and titans.
The fellowship of Frontier Colonists brought us this offer featuring 2300AD, the 2012 Mongoose Publishing update by Colin Dunn of the classic GDW game of humanity's first steps to the stars -- and the bundle included not only most of the 2300AD line, but also the complete Mongoose Traveller rulebook.
Your friend The Computer authorized this generous collection featuring the 2004 Mongoose Publishing edition of the classic satirical SFRPG of hunting traitors in a future underground city. Contents of this record-shattering offer included the 2004 PARANOIA rulebook (Service Pack 1), the GM Screen and Mission Blender booklet, The Traitor's Manual, Crash Priority, The Mutant Experience, Flashbacks, STUFF, WMD, Extreme PARANOIA, and Service Service! Methods of obtaining these titles outside this offer are currently classified INDIGO Clearance, pending review by The Computer's loyal servants in Production, Logistics, & Commissary.
Agents of the Firewall brought us this choice collection featuring the RPG of transhuman conspiracy and horror from Posthuman Studios.
When we revived this offer in June 2018 (as "Eclipse Phase Essentials"), we added several new titles -- and, as usual, all previous purchasers of the offer during its first two runs received the new additions automatically on their Wizard's Cabinet download page.
The Knights of the Round Table brought us this collection featuring Greg Stafford's classic Arthurian RPG from Nocturnal Media:
The surviving Rail Barons of the Great Rail Wars brought us this collection of the original 1996 Weird West RPG. All the titles in our collection are sold online by Pinnacle Entertainment, both in its online store and through DriveThruRPG:
By the way, the Big Map Blog offers a huge gallery of free 19th-Century maps, many from the Old West, that provide instant backdrops for your Deadlands campaign. Here are a few to get you started:
The Order of Truth's Aeon Priests brought us this comprehensive collection featuring Monte Cook's spectacular science fantasy RPG Numenera:
The fellowship of Deranged Pursuers sells Trail of Cthulhu and subscriptions to Kenneth Hite's monthly effusion Ken Writes About Stuff, as well as many other GUMSHOE System RPGs, through the Pelgrane Press Online Store and through our friends at DriveThruRPG:
The Pulp Hall of Fame by Jess Nevins was exclusive to this bundle and hasn't yet been published anywhere else.
Check the Mutants & Masterminds website for news and lots of free downloads.
Our team of Covert Operatives brought us this collection featuring Pagan Publishing's spectacular setting of modern-day Mythos conspiracy:
The fellowship of The Undaunted brought us this collection of RPGs featuring heroic action in exotic settings.
The Ars Magica Fourth Edition supplements brought to us by the fellowship of Hermetic Magi are sold in .PDF at Warehouse 23:
Our fellowship of Free Spirits brought us an acclaimed collection featuring cutting-edge live RPGs. Some of the games in this offer appeared here for the first time anywhere and are not yet published.
This offer's "Freeform Sampler" sub-collection presented many free or cheap games. Most are available online:
Our fellowship of Design Mechanics brought us an authoritative edition of the classic fantasy RPG RuneQuest from The Design Mechanism.
The fellowship of the 21st Aeon brought us the Dying Earth roleplaying rulebooks and an exhaustive line of supplements from Pelgrane Press:
When we revived this offer in November 2017, Pelgrane Press generously filled out the lineup with the rest of The Dying Earth RPG line -- and all previous purchasers of this offer (renamed "Dying Earth Compleat") in its two previous runs received the newly added books automatically on their Wizard's Cabinet download page.
This comprehensive collection featured Jonathan Tweet's Over the Edge, the RPG of surreal danger. Atlas Games sells all the titles in this collection in .PDF through e23, operated by Steve Jackson Games:
This collection of Machine Age Productions RPGs was a benefit for Machine Age designers Filamena Young and David A. Hill Jr, whose home was burgled just before Christmas 2013.
The fellowship of Enthused Otaku, which contributed this collection of Asian and Asian-inspired RPGs, sells most of its games online:
The good parents and supportive allies of the Family and Friends fellowship sell all the titles in this bundle online:
The Fellowship of the Horn brought us the largest, the most impressive, the most spectacular Bundle of Holding we've ever offered:
The vastly experienced gamemasters of the Great Constructors fellowship sell their top-quality guides to creating your own campaign setting:
Professional sound designer Wes Otis provided a generous collection of audio environmental background loops designed to enhance tabletop RPG sessions. Wes sells dozens of different tracks at the Plate Mail Games website and through RPGnow.
Thanks to the spirited work of The Stalwart Revivalists, the Old School Revival fantasy roleplaying games, supplements, and modules from our large collection are available across the web:
This bundle also included an "OSR Toolkit" of (mostly) free resources from around the web, such as the free no-art versions of Labyrinth Lord and Lamentations of the Flame Princess; Philotomy's OD&D Musings; Quick Primer for Old-School Gaming; the first issue of Dyson's Dodecahedron; and .PDFs of graph paper. We forget where we found the graph paper.
The designers of The Maddened Investigators fellowship sell their Mythos-blighted imaginings at retail:
Down these mean streets the fellowship of The Night Walkers went -- but before they went, they offered a fine collection of traditional horror RPGs:
The jumpy fellowship called The Nerve Wrackers sells terrifying RPGs on the web:
Get news, optional rules, and free downloads for stellar explorer Kevin Crawford's retro sandbox SFRPG Stars Without Number at the Sine Nomine Publishing website. DriveThruRPG sells all the books in our collection: the Stars Without Number Core Edition rulebook, the naval campaign supplement Skyward Steel, the adventure Hard Light, and the post-apocalyptic RPG Other Dust. (By the way, this online SWN Sector Generator from Emichron is pretty incredible.)
The fellowship of The Invisible Clergy brought us this collection featuring the much-honored Unknown Armies rulebook and several excellent supplements from Atlas Games. Buy the .PDF ebooks of Unknown Armies and the supplements Break Today, One Shots, Statosphere, To Go, and Weep at e23, run by Steve Jackson Games. For free Unknown Armies downloads, visit the Atlas Games website, the official UA website at John Scott Tynes's home page, and the extensive UArchive repository of fan material.
The fellowship of The Dragons is the Feng Shui team at Atlas Games. At e23 you can buy .PDFs of the Feng Shui rulebook, Golden Comeback, Blowing Up Hong Kong, In Your Face Again, and Friends of the Dragon.
The fellowship of the Private Detectives offered a collection of RPGs and scenarios of mystery and detection based on the GUMSHOE System by Robin D. Laws and published by Pelgrane Press. There you can buy a one-year subscription to Kenneth Hite's monthly effusion Ken Writes About Stuff, if you didn't get it as part of this bundle. DriveThruRPG sells Ashen Stars, Dead Rock Seven, Fear Itself, Hard Helix, Mutant City Blues, Night's Black Agents, See Page XX Vol 1, and The Zalozhniy Quartet.
For this offer's May 2018 resurrection we added Kenneth Hite's Moon Dust Men, about the secret Project Moon Dust, established in 1953 by President Eisenhower to locate, contain, and coordinate everything known about the alien presence on Earth. And, as usual, all previous purchasers of the offer during its first two runs received the new addition automatically on their Wizard's Cabinet download page.
The RPG designers and publishers in the Fated Fellowship are active on the web:
The indie RPG designers in the Gumptious Vanguard fellowship are active on the web:
Most of the designers-turned-novelists in the Sagacious Chroniclers fellowship are online:
The Sedulous Historians sell their historical and historical-fantasy RPGs online:
The fellowship of the Rampant Roach, AKA Wolfgang Baur and the good folks at Kobold Press, provided this outstanding set of Pathfinder fantasy RPG supplements featuring the world of Midgard and its atmospheric Free City of Zobeck:
Many of the fine indie RPG designers in the fellowship of Independent Luminaries are active online:
Here are links to the writers in the Adventurous Scribes fellowship:
All the indie RPG designers from the fellowship of Valiant Successors run their own companies:
Here are links to the RPG designers-turned-novelists we revere as the Illustrious Forebears: