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Author Topic: Best Free rules you like to play?  (Read 2179 times)

SavageSchemer

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Re: Best Free rules you like to play?
« Reply #15 on: November 07, 2020, 09:57:06 am »
Talislanta 4e. While originally a commercial production, the copyright own has made all the Talislanta games editions available for free.
The more clichéd my group plays their characters, the better. I don't want Deep Drama™ and Real Acting™ in the precious few hours away from my family and job. I want cheap thrills, constant action, involved-but-not-super-complex plots, and cheesy but lovable characters.
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Re: Best Free rules you like to play?
« Reply #16 on: November 08, 2020, 03:03:15 pm »
Swords and Wizardry Complete is free in PDF form:

https://www.froggodgames.com/product/swords-wizardry-complete-rulebook/

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Re: Best Free rules you like to play?
« Reply #17 on: November 15, 2020, 11:27:13 am »

1. Basic Fantasy is a very nice, complete system.  The free core rules are all you really need, but the many free supplements let you create the game you want. 

2. I haven't played it yet, but Venger's Crimson Dragon Slayer D20 looks like it would be fun.  "D&D on Arcade Mode" seems like a good selling point for this one.

3. While Ben Milton's Knave RPG is not free, there are several hacks of it that are.  I created my own Knave hack, titled Book & Blade.  It's a 7 page rules light system for running OSR adventures.  Please feel free to take a look.
Book & Blade – my free Knave hack

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Re: Best Free rules you like to play?
« Reply #18 on: November 15, 2020, 12:51:29 pm »
"D&D on Arcade Mode" seems like a good selling point for this one.
My holy grail is to run a game where the players keep dropping quarters into my tip basket at the same rate they used to feed the slots when playing Gauntlet at the arcade. At about $10/player/hour, I could turn GMing a group of 4-5 players into something I could live off of (if I GMed FT).

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Re: Best Free rules you like to play?
« Reply #19 on: November 16, 2020, 03:24:46 pm »
I find GURPS Lite strips out a lot that you don't need, and that you can always add later.  I've often used it as a handout for people in a full-on GURPS game.  Ultra-Lite distills it even further.

Your Forgotten Realms was my first The Last Jedi.

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Re: Best Free rules you like to play?
« Reply #20 on: November 16, 2020, 05:23:41 pm »
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Re: Best Free rules you like to play?
« Reply #21 on: November 18, 2020, 01:16:40 pm »
Still love Wushu even though it has gone from free to PWYW (I supported by buying the extras.)  Awesome cinematic action that is super easy to hack. (See 23 Skidoo.)
http://danielbayn.com/wushu/
https://www.rpg.net/columns/list-column.phtml?colname=wushuskidoo

Also a big fan of Fate Accelerated Edition also for its hackability.
http://www.evilhat.com/home/wp-content/uploads/FAE.zip




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Re: Best Free rules you like to play?
« Reply #22 on: November 19, 2020, 08:31:12 pm »
Far Trek! Is Far Trek free?!?!? Anyway, I got a free version of Far Trek, and it's awesome!

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Re: Best Free rules you like to play?
« Reply #23 on: November 20, 2020, 03:30:12 am »
Zarion, please post a review of Far Trek!

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Re: Best Free rules you like to play?
« Reply #24 on: November 20, 2020, 01:24:49 pm »
Mazes & Minotaurs if you want Sword and Sandal style gaming.

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Re: Best Free rules you like to play?
« Reply #25 on: November 21, 2020, 07:21:54 pm »
D6 system.