Category Archives: Free Sysem Friday

A series of articles highlighting and outlining free RPGs, what they’re all about and where to download them!

12
Feb

Free System Friday, 2/12/2010

It’s Free System Friday! Tired of your current RPG system? Try a new one for free! Today’s setting comes to us from designer Will Hopkins and it’s called City of Rain, City of Darkness.

Imagine a city where it never stops raining, airships rule the skies, and desperate citizens fight for survival. The wealthy build higher and higher into the sky, seeking to escape the damp while they leave to the darkness the laborers on which industry thrives. Technology and industry march on through the shadows and the downpour, and every citizen must make a living somehow. Welcome to City of Rain, City of Darkness…

Grab some friends, grab the setting notes, grab some rules, and make a new campaign today!

5
Feb

Free System Friday, 2/05/2010

It’s Free System Friday! Are you tired of your current table-top RPG system? Try a new one for free! Today’s system is Crimes People Play by Joe Williams. Joe is the co-author of other fun RPG games like Lost Souls and Legendary Lives.

In Crimes People Play, you and your friends play a colorful group of detectives out to solve baffling mysteries. It features an open ended storytelling system that gives power to the players!

This is a great game of shared narrative and light rules. Grab some friends, grab the rules, and make a new campaign today!

29
Jan

Free System Friday, 1/29/2010

It’s Free System Friday! Are you tired of your current table-top RPG system? Try a new one for free! Today’s system is Wayfarer’s Song (2nd Ed.) from Mythopoetic Games.

Wayfarer’s Song (2nd ed.)
Set in a world of snowy, pinnacled mountains, dark forests thick with mists and tangled thorns, grassy hills as green and silken as the seas: Mithgerd is a world in a mythic age, an age of god-like men and monsters. It is a world rich with magic, in which sorcery is not a tool of man, but a dangerous and corrupting power, age-old, natural and eternal. It is the world that existed before the gods who made the gods walked upon this green earth, a world in which the dim memories we have of gods and monsters have more than a little truth to them, and the heroic may bravely do what they may dare, and perhaps become legends themselves.

Grab the Core Rules and start playing today!

22
Jan

Free System Friday, 1/22/2010

It’s Free System Friday! Are you tired of your current table-top rpg system? Try a new one for free! Today’s system is Forgotten Futures: The Scientific Romance Role Playing Game. Now with Revised and Updated rules!

21
Jan

New System Thursday, 1/21/2010

It’s that time of the week again, Adventurers! It’s Thursday and that means that we’re adding a new system to our list of over 100 supported table-top RPG game systems and settings. We slacked a bit last week due to the character changes we put in place, so this week we’re adding two! And here they are in no particular order:

Changeling: The Lost
From the twisted minds of White Wolf Publishing, the creators of hit games Exalted, Werewolf: The Forsaken, and the cult classic Vampire: THe Masquerade comes Changeling: The Lost.

The protagonists of this modern fairy tale are the changelings, or as they often call themselves, the Lost. Stolen away from their human lives as children or adults, they spent what seemed like years or even centuries in Faerie, chattel to beautiful but inhuman lords and ladies. Fed on faerie food and drink, they gradually became more fae themselves, their bodies shifting slightly to reflect their roles. Some, however, managed to escape. Holding on to their memories of home, they found their way through the winding thorns of the Hedge, the barrier between the mortal world and time-twisted Faerie.

Will you face the dangers of the Hedge and try to return to the mortal world? Or will you give yourself to the strange powers of Faerie in a bid for power? Make a Changeling: The Lost campaign right now!

Swords & Wizardry
In a throwback to oldschool gaming, Mythmere Games presents Swords & Wizardry.

The Swords & Wizardry project builds and supports free-form roleplaying games. That is to say, games where “light” rules create a framework instead of trying to cover every detail, every rule, and every situation. The Swords & Wizardry game “clones” the original rules of the fantasy roleplaying game that started it all back in 1974, when it was published by Gary Gygax and Dave Arneson. We also support two games we didn’t write: OSRIC and Goblinoid Games’ Labyrinth Lord. OSRIC is a clone of the game’s 1978 “First Edition,” and Labyrinth Lord is a clone of the game’s 1981 “Basic” Edition. All these game rules are rewritten and reorganized to be easier to learn and play.

We featured the Swords & Wizardry Quick Start book by Ye Olde Games in last week’s Free System Friday. Be sure to grab a copy of it, and then you can make a Swords & Wizardry campaign right now!

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