Free RPGs

Getting started playing tabletop RPGs doesn’t have to cost you any money or, judging from the page count on some of these, very much time. This is a list of free games you can play with your group tonight, accumulated with the help of the RPG community on Twitter.

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  • Open D6 – roll dice pools comprised of the most common die in this easy-to-learn system
  • Fate Core – pulp action and adventure defining characters with phrases and skills instead of stats
  • Open Legend RPG – true to its name, a game with an open-ended character creation system




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