We all love a good freebie, especially when it comes RPGs and this October there are plenty of bargains to be snapped up as part of Free RPG Day.

On 16 October, gaming stores across the world will have bundles of goodies to be picked up as part of Free RPG Day. Participating retailers will have a treasure trove of new and exclusive RPG adventures, previews and accessories to provide an unparalleled day of roleplaying celebration,

Free RPG Day was established by Gaming Days, an organisation dedicated to providing high-quality gaming event opportunities to game stores around the world. This year, over 500 stores will be participating in the celebration.

If you can’t get out to a store, or your local FLGS isn’t participating, we’ve put together a list of some top free downloads to give you a taster of some award-winning titles.

Avatar Legends: The Roleplaying Game

Avatar Legends: The RPG is a heroic fantasy game set in the universe of Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra in which you and your friends take on the role of young heroes from across the Four Nations who have joined together to make the world a better place. It’s a game for people of all ages who want to look at the world beyond the scope of the existing stories and explore the meaningful actions heroes take for the good of others.

In Avatar Legends: The RPG you play one of the many heroes of the Four Nations—or perhaps Republic City or the Fire Nation colonies—a young hero who has sworn to protect the world from harmful threats and stand up for those without the power to stand up for themselves. You fight on the side of what is right, even if that is the most difficult path to take, and you understand that to achieve peace there must be balance.

To download your copy of the Avatar Legends: The RPG Quickstart guide, head to the Magpie Games website.

City of Mist

City of Mist is a tabletop RPG set in a modern city where legends are real people. Heroes, tricksters, and monsters are reborn inside ordinary people, regular Joes and Janes, who gain supernatural powers connected to their legendary alter-egos.

The mystical veil of the Mist hides these miraculous powers from the other, sleepwalking residents of the City. It makes armor look like a flak vest and fire breathing like a cheap party trick or a gas leak explosion, so no-one ever knows about the legendary. Modern-day legends exploit this to run secret lives and insidious organizations behind the veil of the Mist.

To download your free copy of the City of Mist Quick Start PDF, click here.

Dune: Adventures in the Imperium

The Dune: Adventures in the Imperium roleplaying game takes you into a far future beyond anything you have imagined, where fear is the mind killer so be sure to keep your wits about you. The Imperium is a place of deadly duels, feudal politics, and mysterious abilities, noble Houses politic constantly for power, influence, and vengeance in a universe where a blade can change the fortunes of millions. 

Sent out to investigate beyond the shield wall for your House, you know deadly dangers await you on the sands of Arrakis. Can you locate the smugglers stealing your House’s spice? Or will you run afoul of the mysterious and territorial Fremen who live out in the deep desert? Out here you only have yourselves to rely on, and there is no power greater than the vast worms who jealously guard the spice.

Whatever you do, remember that those that control the spice control the universe. 

To download a free Quickstart guide for Dune – Adventures in the Imperium, head to the Modiphius website.

Raiders of the Serpent Sea

Raiders of the Serpent Sea is an epic fantasy campaign for the fifth edition of the world’s greatest roleplaying game, Dungeons & Dragons. It introduces Grimnir, a new campaign setting inspired by Norse myth that can be connected to any other campaign world, but one with a special link to Thylea (the lost continent from Odyssey of the Dragonlords).

  • The World of Grimnir. Introduces the world, its origins, and major historical events. Learn about the cursed gods known as the Stone Court, the wealthy kingdoms that threaten the raiders, and the power of sacrifice.
  • New Class Archetypes. Includes ranger, bard, and wizard archetypes that help bring to life the various raider clans.
  • New Player Races. Includes rules for playing the Wicker and Tallfolk.
  • Glory! Introduces a new glory system fueling your character’s ability to boast to overwhelm adversaries.
  • All Backgrounds are Epic. Includes four epic backgrounds for players to choose from. These backgrounds create additional motivations for your hero and weave their personal stories into the core campaign.

To get your free preview copy of Raiders of the Serpent Sea, head to the Modiphius website here.

Root: The RPG

Root: the Roleplaying Game is a game of woodland creatures fighting for money, justice, and freedom from powers far greater than them. You play vagabonds, outcasts from the normal society of the woodlands who have come to live in the spaces between, whether that’s in the forests themselves or on the fringes of society.

Based on the Root: A Game of Woodland Might & Right board game and officially licensed by Leder Games, Root: The RPG brings the tales of the Woodland to your RPG table!

To download your free Root: The RPG Quickstart Guide, head to the Magpie Games website here.

Soulbound

Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Soulbound is the first ever tabletop roleplaying game set in the Warhammer Age of Sigmar universe, one of the most exciting fantasy settings ever created. Soulbound lets players explore and roleplay in the Mortal Realms — eight unique realms comprising a world of high fantasy, magitech, steampunk, and post-apocalyptic horror. The Mortal Realms are filled with gods and monsters, daemons and demigods, and regular people trying desperately to survive in an endlessly cruel world. 

In Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Soulbound, you take on the role of Soulbound — powerful heroes whose actions will shape the future of the Mortal Realms. The Soulbound are an ancient order dating back to the Age of Myth. The Pantheon of Order created the Soulbound as both servants of the gods and guardians of the realms. As the Pantheon of Order was shattered and the Mortal Realms descended into the Age of Chaos, the Soulbound faded into memory. Now, in a time of utmost need, Sigmar has called on the other gods to join together and resurrect the lost order. Only a few answered the God-King’s call, and now the Soulbound once more walk the Mortal Realms.

To download a range of free resources for Soulbound, including mini-adventure Crash & Burn, pre-regenerated characters and character sheets, head to the Cubicle 7 website.

For more information about Free RPG Day visit www.freerpgday.com

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