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Over 50 FREE RPGs: Roleplaying Games to Download for Free to Keep You Busy During COVID Quarantine #StayAtHome

Stuck at home? Many publishers and game designers are offering free digital editions of their roleplaying books, to help keep people occupied during the pandemic.


Even if you can’t get a group together to play RPGs in person, you can always meet up virtually, or even just keep busy by reading through a few of these roleplaying books at home during quarantine.

So, here is a list of free roleplaying games, expansions and adventures, plus a few RPG-themed colouring sheets and activity books.

This list is a work in progress. I will be updating it as I continue to find more games available for free (last updated May 29th, 2021).

Note: If you are looking for non-RPG tabletop games I’ve also put together a list of over 300 free print and play board games, card games, etc.

Free Roleplaying Books & Add Ons, Sorted by Publisher

77 Studios

77 Studios is offering Movie Night, a family-friendly RPG, as Free / Pay What You Want.

The Basic Fantasy Project

The Basic Fantasy Project is offering the PDF edition of Basic Fantasy RPG 3rd Edition.

Chaos Factory Books

Chaos Factory Books is offering Dark Fantasy Places, a collection of tables and short essays to inspire the creation of fantastic places suited for medieval dark fantasy games (Free / Pay What You Want).

Gallant Knight Games

Gallant Knight Games is offering Sagas & Six-Guns, a Savage Worlds Adventure Edition setting that mashes up the Old West with the Old Norse (Free/ Way What You Want).

Geist Hack Games

Geist Hack Games is offering Augmented Reality: The Holistic City Kit For Cyberpunk Games  (Free / Pay What You Want).

Knight Owl Publishing

Knight Owl Publishing is offering Invasion of the Tuber Dudes, a Weird Fantasy / Western OSE compatible one shot adventure meant for first level characters.

Mantic

Mantic is offering Dungeon Saga Rise of the Shadow King, a choose your own adventure style solo RPG, in digital format for free.

Modiphius

Modiphius is offering an Elite Dangerous Role Playing Game standalone adventure, The Worst Intentions (with quick start rules and pregens).

Onyx Path Publishing

Onyx Path Publishing is offering the Pugmire Core Rulebook as a Phone PDF.

Pinnacle Entertainment Group 

Pinnacle Entertainment Group is offering two of their most popular Deadlands Reloaded books in PDF format; Deadlands Marshal’s Handbook and Deadlands Player’s Guide (you will need the Savage Worlds core rulebook to be able to play).

Portal Games

Portal Games is offering a free sample edition of the book Play Smart: Insightful Advice on how to be a GM, from Ignacy Trzewiczek (not the full book, still quite substantial).

Posthuman Studios 

Posthuman Studios is offering Eclipse Phase: A Time of Eclipse as a free eBook (intro to Eclipse Phase, includes over 100 pages of the Eclipse Phase first edition core rulebook).

R. Talsorian Games

R. Talsorian is offering Anglers from Planet X, a free fishing minigame supplement for Teenagers from Outer Space (this was put out for April Fools Day, but is indeed a fully fleshed out book).

Sine Nomine Publishing

Sine Nomine is offering the free edition of Godbound: A Game of Divine Heroes(core RPG rulebook).

Steve Jackson Games

Steve Jackson Games is offering The Fantasy Trip: Melee as a free PDF, billing it as “the perfect way to learn The Fantasy Trip roleplaying game”.

Thunderegg Productions

Thunderegg Productions is offering Kaigaku Premium Edition (Samurai RPG based on Black Hack rules, Free / Play What You Want).

Troll Lord Games

Troll Lord Games is offering a Castles & Crusades Players Handbook & Fiction bundle, which includes Castles & Crusades Players Handbook, 7th Printing and A Houseless God and Other Tales short story collection.

They are also offering the 3rd Printing of Castles & Crusades Monsters & Treasure.

TSR

TSR is offering the PDF for the Top Secret: New World Order core rulebook for free. A mission book, The White Queen, is also available. And you can also print off agent dossiers, vehicle cards, dice mats and the administrator’s screen (basically everything that comes in the box set, in printable form).

Wizards of the Coast

Wizards of the Coast has released a ton of free D&D content thus far (all available for a limited time, so if you see something that catches you eye I suggest downloading it ASAP).

D&D Adventurers League:

Dungeons & Dragons 5th Ed:

For Kids:

Independent

Designer Christopher Grey is offering The Happiest Apocalypse on Earth (Free / Pay What You Want).

Designer Shawn Tomkin is offering Ironsworn: A Tabletop RPG of Perilous Quests (core book, has a solo mode).

If you visit the page for Andy Hopp’s most recent Kickstarter you can download his Low Life RPG for free, along with two Low Life adventures.Gaming Themed Colouring Sheets & Activity Books



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