It’s time for our annual unofficial celebration of Free RPG Day! So once you’re finished supporting your favorite gaming or hobby store, be sure to check these out:
Did you have you eye on the Quick Start rules for last year’s offerings for Atlantis: The Second Age and Hellas: Worlds of Sun and Stone but just couldn’t find them at your local store? Then you should be very happy with where those links take you.
Speaking of last year, some of the offers we had in our last free gaming extravaganza aren’t available. Erang is no longer offering free sample tracks of his gaming music. Thankfully several of the free images he had bundled with said downloads are still available on his official Facebook page (at least for the moment). For example, The map for “The Land of Five Seasons” is available in both its original form and a new for 2016 version that shows which parts of the map each of his albums is linked to.
Speaking of maps, Wikipedia has several maps of popular fantasy locations available. It also has some links to free stuff for a game called Time Lord that’s sure to be of interest to any fans of Doctor Who and plenty of information about Dungeons & Dragons retro-clones, like Mazes and Perils.
The Google Books previews for the Wildwood and Gloomland adventures for the Chimera Basic RPG also have a retro-clone feel. Well, that, and plenty of detailed maps and information you can work into your own adventure modules.
Hobgoblin is a far-out game. Adventures hinge on drawing cards, splitting the party seems to be a major game mechanic, and chaotic evil monsters can become loyal friends if you talk to them! At least that’s what we’ve been able to glean from Hobgoblin, an 80’s Dungeons and Dragons panic cash-in novel. Hopefully someone with more experience can figure out how such a RPG would actually be played. But that’s not why it’s being brought up here. No, it’s because stats for a Brobdingnagian are included and could be adapted for use in other games with only some minor adjustments.
Dice towers are a fun way to roll your dice. Sometimes they’re even a necessity if you don’t have a big enough gaming space. Both BoardGameGeek and PaperCraftSquare have papercraft versions available for free. But those aren’t the only papercraft gaming accessories we found for you! How does a complete dungeon filled with heroes and monsters (among other goodies) strike you? There’s also dungeon tiles, miniatures, terrain, buildings, maps, and even a kaiju or two waiting for you!
Speaking of kaiju, players of Mecha vs. Kaiju can snag stats for King Ghidorah for use in your next gaming session. Although he’s not a kaiju, you still might want to use the stats for Optimus Prime as well.
Want some games with an old school sci-fi feel? Then try X-plorers (for space travel) or Mutant Future (for post apocalyptic thrills). Hereticwerks even has a bunch of free adventures. Not to be outdone, Swords & Wizardry has a ton of freebies while BLUEHOLME has both its Prentice Rules and character sheets available for you.
Happy Free RPG Day!
As always, Gravedigger’s Local 16 is not to be held responsible for anything that may occur (be it good or bad) as a result of downloading from any links given here. Attempt at your own discretion. We make no guarantees about the future availability of the material listed above, so get them while you can. Blah blah blah…