It’s here again Free RPG Day 2018!
What is Free RPG Day you ask? Free RPG (Role Playing Game) Day is similar to Free Comic Book Day – visit your local game store and they’ll likely have some free RPG swag and content for you. The day is meant to celebrate the hobby and offer great ways for newcomers to get introduced or veterans to try out new settings or systems.
How is Iron Bean Games participating? We know it can be tough to get into a store on a specific day, so we’re celebrating all weekend!
- We’ve curated a list below of some amazing free quickstart guides to help you try out a new setting or even give Role Playing Games a try for the first time!
- Our entire RPG selection (including dice sets) are 10% from now until 11:59pm EDT tomorrow (June 17) use code RPGDAY2018 at checkout
- Over the next month we’re running some virtual Call of Cthulhu sessions to introduce the game. The details and sign-ups are on our Facebook page.
We’d love to hear what you think of these games and any other great finds we should share. Let us know in the comments below.
Happy Free RPG Day!
This Quickstart gives you an introduction to the 2d20 system, a short adventure, 4 pre-generated characters and an overview of the Infinity universe. This is a sample of the RPG that started it all. Infinity is a popular and amazing sci-fi tabletop skirmish game from Corvus Belli. It’s also spun off an arena combat board game we’re hooked on called Aristeia! The Infinity Role Playing Game was the original brain child that spawned tabletops full of sci-fi themed miniatures simulated futuristic battles across the alien battlefronts of Paradiso and the internecine conflicts of the Human Sphere.
Modiphius keeps creating games we love. Tales from the Loop is a favorite RPG and we’re excited to bring the tabletop skirmish game Fallout Wasteland Warfare in soon. If you’re like us and missed the John Carter of Mars kickstarter, Modiphius have this quickstart posted to try it out. Based on the series of Barsoom books by Edgar Rice Burroughs (and later made into a pretty great movie) the theme offers a great variant to typical sci-fi and kind of reminds us of Dark Sun from AD&D.
This short FREE Quickstart adventure is designed to allow players to take on the role of heroes from the John Carter of Mars stories as they encounter perilous adventures on Barsoom explore the rules of its 2d20 roleplaying system.
These Quickstart rules are designed to give a flavour of the game, and to get you playing right away. As well as containing most of the basic rules, this PDF contains an example of play, a short fantasy adventure and a short solo scifi adventure.OneDice is an easy, quick and flexible Role-Playing Game system created by a UK based team, Cakebread & Walton. They’ve created a ton of content on pretty much any setting you’d want to play. We love this system as a great way to introduce role playing games to new players. It really does play with just one dice, a regular 6-sided, meaning you can focus on the story and the fun rather then get hung up in complex rolls.
These starter rules were written specifically to introduce judges and players to the DCC RPG system. In some areas, rules have been condensed and simplified. These rules will serve primarily to get characters through their first level 0 adventure and their first level 1 adventure.This great intro to the DCC (Dungeon Crawl Classics) fantasy setting is part of the Free RPG content in stores. You can also pick up from Goodman Games online for just $2USD, which after the exchange (since we’re up in Toronto) is still less expensive than hopping on the bus to go pick it up.
This book includes two adventures! You get the enduring classic Portal Under the Stars 0-level adventure for new players, plus in a flip-book format, an all-new level 1 adventure, Gnole House by Michael Curtis, inspired by the works of Lord Dunsany and Margret St. Clair who first wrote of the creature called the “gnole,” which Gary Gygax later evolved into the better-known gnoll!
Although the rules go up to level 2, for the full DCC experience and play at levels up to 10 or more you’ll want to grab the full Dungeon Crawl Classics Rulebook.
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