Free RPG Day: Hollow Earth Expedition

Free RPG Day: Hollow Earth Expedition
Another fine Free RPG Day submission from the folks at Exile Game Studio. They did a great job last year, and I believe the year before was a good submission. The rule explanations on the first three pages were just right for running the adventure as a stand-alone book. No other purchases and requirements (other ...

Free RPG Day: Histaven (D&D)

Free RPG Day: Histaven (D&D)
This 14 page book (the last two pages are advertisements, so I don’t count them) provides for a sandbox style adventure setting based on the new “Shadowfell” game environment for 4e D&D. After reading through the 14 pages, I’m reminded of how the 2e AD&D Ravenloft setting was broken down into different domains with masters ...

Free RPG Day: Broken Chains (Black Crusade)

Free RPG Day: Broken Chains (Black Crusade)
Today’s review covers Broken Chains, which is a taster adventure for the Black Crusade campaign game by Games Workshop. Like much of what GW does, the adventure is set in their vast Warhammer 40k world of the Imperium, Chaos, Eldar, Tyranids and such. This particular adventure focuses on the efforts of the Imperium vs. Chaos ...

Free RPG Day: Dragon Age Quickstart Guide

Free RPG Day: Dragon Age Quickstart Guide
When I first cracked the cover of this book, the first thing I read was the fact that this RPG is based off of a computer/console game by the same name. I knew I had recognized the name before, but didn’t put two and two together until I hit those words. This made me very ...

Free RPG Day: Rescue Mission (Tunnels & Trolls)

Free RPG Day: Rescue Mission (Tunnels & Trolls)
I ran through the Tunnels & Trolls Free RPG Day submission while out at lunch. I got so engrossed in the solitaire adventure that I lost track of time and almost ran over the time allotted for my break. The opening of the book starts with five pages (out of 14) on how to create ...

Free RPG Day: We Be Goblins (Pathfinder)

Free RPG Day: We Be Goblins (Pathfinder)
Here’s the first review of Free RPG Day 2011 items. I’m not planning on doing them in any particular order. I’m just grabbing a book off the top of the pile and diving into the reading and reviewing. The first review is of Paizo’s Pathfinder module entitled, “We Be Goblins!” This module is a mix ...

Free RPG Day: Pathfinder

Free RPG Day: Pathfinder
While the book from Paizo was a fantastic adventure, it really fell short of the purpose of Free RPG Day. This was not an introduction to the game that would attract new players. Paizo missed the mark and published something that required their Pathfinder Core book, and the Pathfinder Bestiary. I’m an experienced (well, as ...

Free RPG Day: L5R Legacy of Disaster

Free RPG Day: L5R Legacy of Disaster
This is a wonderfully put together book that packs in quite a bit of information in a mere 31 pages. Anyone who has never run a game before could pick this up and have a really good chance at running the adventure included. The rules are clearly explained. The combat system explanation is phenomenal and ...

Free RPG Day: Hollow Earth Expedition

Free RPG Day: Hollow Earth Expedition
This short 16 page book contains everything a group needs to run through a short adventure. When I say everything, I mean everything! It has pregenerated characters, rules, introductions, equipment descriptions, monsters, bad guys and a plotline to follow. During the course of the adventure, the rules are explained very well and sample skill checks ...

Free RPG Day: Under the Rose

Free RPG Day: Under the Rose
Like many White Wolf products, this book is a small (very small, actually) part of a larger whole. If you don’t have the larger whole, the smaller part doesn’t really make much sense. I’m sure that there are some Exalted fans out there that would love to have this 32 page book in order to ...