It's Free RPG Day 2017 - We've Got Games for you!!

It's Free RPG Day 2017 - We've Got Games for you!!

It’s Free RPG Day!!


Today is Free RPG Day, and it’s the 11th Anniversary!

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’ve curated a list of some amazing quickstart and adventure guides you can access online for free. From sci-fi to modern day to thematic cartoon, our list offers a fun RPG for everyone.

We’d love to hear what you think of these games and any other great finds we should share!

Happy Free RPG Day! Let die rolls be forever in your favor.



Call of Cthulhu 7th Edition Quick-Start Rule

Horror Roleplaying in the Worlds of H.P. Lovecraft

The Great Old Ones ruled the earth aeons before the rise of humankind. Originally they came from the gulfs of space and were cast down by even greater beings. Remains of their cyclopean cities and forbidden knowledge can still be found on remote islands in the Pacific, buried amid the shifting sands of vast deserts, and in the frigid recesses of the polar extremes. Now they sleep — some deep within the enveloping earth and others beneath the eternal sea, in the drowned city of R'lyeh, preserved in the waters by the spells of mighty Cthulhu. When the stars are right they will rise, and once again walk this Earth.

Welcome to Chaosium’s Call of Cthulhu 7th Edition Quick-Start Rules, a booklet that collects the essential rules for Call of Cthulhu 7th Edition and presents them in abbreviated form. Use this booklet to play  Call of Cthulhu immediately, and to discover the improvements to the system. Games rules, an updated character sheet, and a classic adventure are included

Check out the main game here -



My Little Pony: Tales of Equestria – The Gift Horse Mini-Adventure and Pony Character Sheets

Mini-Adventure -

Pony Sheet -

My Little Pony: Tails of Equestria is a storytelling pen and paper game for 2 to 6 players. Players create and role-play as pony heroes who explore and seek adventure in the various lands of Equestria. Guided by a Game Master (GM), players adventure together and use the magic of friendship to overcome obstacles as they learn more about each other and the world around them.

The Gift Horse is a mini-adventure that has been written so a Game Master can use it as a scene within a main adventure or as a great way to kick off the introduction to the game. If you plan to take part in this adventure as a pony character pass the link on to your GM.

Check out the main game here -



Shadows Over Sol: Quick Start

Two hundred years from now what should be the shining beacon of the future is instead cloaked in conspiracy and horror. Humankind has expanded throughout the solar system, and there discovered mysteries older than humanity. The culture has shattered into myriad subcultures; nation-states are the hollow shells of what they once were. Corporations and other groups wage small-scale wars in the streets or in space. Bioengineered horrors left over from these conflicts stalk the hulls of ruined stations and abandoned colonies. But for an enterprising team willing to brave the horrors, there’s always a profit to be made.

The Shadows Over Sol: Quick-Start provides all the rules necessary for new players to dive into a science-fiction horror future. Features of the quick-start include:

  • A brief overview of the Shadows Over Sol setting.
  • Memories, a complete sci-fi horror scenario designed for a single evening’s play.
  • Four pre-generated player characters, including all stats and background information.
  • All of the game rules necessary to play the included scenario, as well as to give players a taste for the Saga Machine system.

Check out the main game here -





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  • Firegem - August 06, 2017

    I had no idea something like this even existed. Next year for sure I’m gonna have to go out and see if any local shops take part in this

  • Roraigh - July 30, 2017

    I was soo Gutted, i found out about Free RPG Day at 11pm of the day, & no super local shops to go too. totally lost out.

  • Sparks - July 25, 2017

    Thanks for supporting RPGs!

  • Salman Saheb - July 23, 2017

    Nice article. Frankly I don’t know about this day. but thanks for the info.

  • Amanda Walden - July 15, 2017

    Never heard of RPG day, but cool! My 10 yo son has been REALLY into D&D lately and has been bugging my husband daily to play with him.

  • mrborges - July 11, 2017

    Ugh, I always miss these days! Do you still have any of the freebies?

  • JoseleTele - July 11, 2017

    Great initiative!

  • Patrick Moore - July 11, 2017

    That Shadows Over Sol looks great.
    I’m a huge D&D and Pathfinder guy, so something new is always welcome.

  • BrianY - July 09, 2017

    Wish I would have known about this sooner. Glad I found you guys

  • Jared Heifetz - July 08, 2017

    I love this idea! I was never much into comics but I would love free RPGs!! :)

  • Michael Shea - July 04, 2017

    Why was Free RPG Day during Orgins. I like to do both.

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