Free RPG Day 2019 Free Quickstart Guide

It’s Free RPG Day 2019! So it’s time for our annual round up of free RPG quickstart guide and free adventures.

New to Free RPG Day? Wondering what it’s all about? It’s exactly what it sounds like, a day when you can pick up free RPG (role playing game) content from game stores. The goal is to help introduce new players to the hobby, and celebrate with veteran players by giving them something unique or helping them try out a new theme or setting.  

How does Iron Bean Games get involved? Every year we look for free rpg quickstart guides that you can download and try, along with an adventure or two.

  • Below is our curated list of fantastic free quickstart guides to let you jump in and try out a role playing game or new setting
  • We found an adventure from Steve Jackson Games for Cybrepunk 2020
  • All our RPGs are on sale. Save 15% from now until 11:30pm EDT Sunday June 16 - use code RPGDAY19 at checkout

Have you tried out any of these rpg systems? We’d love to hear what you think and if you’d dive deeper into the setting. Let us know in the comments below.

Happy Gaming and Enjoy a Great Free RPG Day!


Oh! And you can see what we shared in 2018 or 2017 too! 

Vampire the Masquerade 5th Edition Quickstart

Vampire The Masquerade 5th Edition Quickstart

One of the most popular RPGs, the latest edition of Vampire the Masquerade now has a playable module that will teach players the core rules of Vampire the Masquerade 5th edition while you play.

In a small American town, someone is killing people and taking their blood, which is always a problem for vampires. If it is a human being, it might draw attention to the true predators of the night.

If it is Kindred, the Masquerade is in jeopardy. If it is something else...

Chronicles of Future Earth free quickstart

Chronicles of Future Earth Quickstart

Successfully funded last fall on Kickstarter, Chronicles of Future Earth is game of sorcery and demons, of fallen civilisations and ancient technologies, of monsters and mysteries and mind-shattering dimensions - set in the far, far future of planet Earth.

Powered by the Fate Core system, this quickstart is a great opportunity to try the system while checking out a unique setting. This guide has 60 pages of quickstart rules, including a starting adventure.

Gateway D20 Free Quickstart Easy RPG System

Gateway D20 - a rules light, free RPG system, great to introduce new players to the hooby of role playing games. 

GATEWAY RPG Tabletop System is a Free, rules-lite, easy to learn, fast-paced, and universal D20 Roleplaying Game framework that is perfect for introducing new players to the hobby of tabletop RPGs. This system allows for any theme or setting, from Fantasy to Cyberpunk, from Horror to Noir, or whatever your imagination can create.

This free rpg rulebook includes: 

  • 16 Pages of Rules for Players and a Game Master's Section
  • 1 Page Quick Reference Sheet to be used during gameplay
  • 1 Page Character Sheet (Printable or Form Fillable Options!)

AND - it's been recently updated for more customization and balanced characters for longer term play with Advanced Play Rules Variant and Advanced Character Sheets.



A Gateway D20 Adventure - The Missing Princess of Thornfall

A Gateway D20 Adventure - The Missing Princess of Thornfall

Dive into the a fantasy world in the Gateway D20 system. You can quickly start out in your Gateway adventure with this supplement. It offers a very basic introductory story for 3 to 5 Players.

The story - The Dark Ravens Adventurers guild never turns down a desperate lord and lady in need of finding their missing daughter. Your group finds themselves following up such a contract in the town of Thornfall. She apparently was last seen playing near the village wall. Did she stray over the wall and get lost, was she kidnapped by a rival lord for ransom, or did something darker come out of the woods to claim an innocent life? Your party must find out.

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