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« on: March 22, 2020, 08:22:34 pm »
Aglondir has separate threads for two specific offers, but so many publishers are releasing their stuff for free (or massively discounted) for all the people in lockdown because of the shelter in place or stay at home orders, that a consolidated thread probably makes sense.

There are a bunch more, this is just a few highlights.

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« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2020, 03:58:18 pm »
Oh nice, thanks for these! Grabbed quite a few!

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« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2020, 04:16:17 pm »
A couple of titles I'd like to add (both OSR):

* My own Dark Fantasy Places

* Dark Streets & Darker Secrets

There are a few more, I made a compilation here:

http://methodsetmadness.blogspot.com/2020/03/list-of-free-rpgs-for-reading-at-home.html
Methods & Madness - my new D&D 5e / Old School / Game design blog
Including:
* 5e:Fortitude/Reflex/Will. Bringing balance to the Forge (you read that right).
* OSR: One page hacks is my answer to retroclones. Would love to take ONE PAGE from YOUR book!
* 3e vs. 4e vs. 5e - Can you trip an ooze? Does it require miniatures?

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« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2020, 05:42:55 pm »
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« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2020, 01:23:32 am »
Quote from:  Troll Lord Games
There is light at the end of the tunnel, and we'll be through it sooner than you think, of that there is little doubt. In the meantime, we must all do our part and stay out of the public sphere. To help you through this, for a limited time you can download the Castles & Crusades Players Handbook for free. It's everything you need to run and play a game of Castles & Crusades. Also, enjoy A Houseless God and Other Tales, four short stories of Eurich Gunshoff and Ava, a ranger of some renown.

https://www.trolllord.com/tlgstore/

Thanks, Troll Lord Games!
I know it's hard to keep an open heart,
When even friends seem out to harm you.
But if you could heal a broken heart,
Wouldn't time be out to charm you?

- Axl Rose, "November Rain"

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« Reply #5 on: March 28, 2020, 11:19:13 am »
^ Good find! Troll Lords also made the C&C PH free at DTRPG, for those who want a central location for all their downloads:

RPG-themed activity books (coloring, games, dolls, etc.) for kids. If you want the Drive Thru versions of the last two, make them a separate order because the Fiction and RPG carts don't always play well together:
Also, see this blog post from OneBookSelf (DriveThruRPG etc.), which lists all the products on their site that are free because of the coronavirus, at least as of the 18th. Highlights include a bunch of RPGs and skirmish games, Capes & Cowls, FATE Core, a Sean K. Reynolds Pathfinder supplement, and a ton of digital maps.
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« Reply #6 on: March 29, 2020, 04:37:31 am »
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This makes me so happy! This is one of those games I've wanted to play for a while now. I have the 1e stuff already but had no idea a 2e had even been released, so this is like an extra helping of yay! Thanks!!!
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« Reply #7 on: April 02, 2020, 03:08:35 am »
  • Anglers from Planet X was released for free by R. Talsorian Games on April Fool's Day, which is a complete coincidence, of course. It's a supplement for Teenagers from Outerspace, which is also still free as of this posting (grab it quick, that was supposed to expire at the end of March).
  • The Dungeon Hero Volume One and Volume Two, an RPG with a total of 5 supplements, each designed to printed out as 8-page zine-style booklets, is PWYW from the Lone Spelunker.
  • The Mud, Blood, & Glory, a Western RPG from Black Hat Games, is PWYW (for as long as the dev team is in quarantine).
  • The beta of 25 Cent Tales, a super hero RPG from 16 Ton Press, is PWYW (until the end of April).
  • Crystal Heart, a Savage Worlds supplement for the Up to Four Players webcomic, is PWYW.
  • The Friendly Distance Bundle is a set of 14 RPGs from a variety of authors that are PWYW. Without checking, I'm guessing most of them drift more toward the storygame side.
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« Reply #8 on: April 02, 2020, 03:36:46 pm »
The Helpin' Hands Bundle from PEG has the Savage Worlds editions of both the Deadwood Player's and Marshall's Guides, for free.

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« Reply #9 on: April 08, 2020, 12:42:46 pm »
  • An OSR bundle from Swordfish Islands and DIY, including Hot Springs Island, Silent Titans, and Lapis Observatory, is free.
  • Daily free stuff from Wizards of the Coast. Basics include the Starter Set, Adventurer's League guides, and a kid's adventure, but it looks like there's going to be an Adventurer's League adventure and a coloring page (for kids) each day thru Friday, and more next week.
  • Myriad Unbound Bundle from Sanguine is an an RPG apparently inspired by Heavy Metal, and is free (until 7/31).
  • The RuneQuest Coloring Book from Chaosium is free. And if want a copy in your Drive Thru library, the Call of Cthulhu Coloring Book mentioned in a previous post is also free on Drive Thru Comics.
  • Star Fleet Universe Coloring Book #1: Starships from Amarillo Design is PWYW.
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« Reply #10 on: April 17, 2020, 10:53:35 pm »
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  • Daily free stuff from Wizards of the Coast. Basics include the Starter Set, Adventurer's League guides, and a kid's adventure, but
Another week's worth of modules/etc. is up, and probably expires this weekend.

And:

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« Reply #11 on: May 03, 2020, 03:02:26 pm »
I think it's silly to change money for promotional material in the first place, but Onyx Path Jumpstarts are free (this week). Includes Scion, Cavaliers of Marks, Dystopia Rising, Pugmire, V20 Dark Ages, Changeling: The Dreaming 20th, Exalted 3, Vampire: The Requiem 2, and Changeling: The Lost 2.

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« Reply #12 on: May 07, 2020, 09:41:43 pm »
Not free, but the three bundles from DTRPG work out to about 97% off:
https://www.drivethrurpg.com/featured.php?promotion_id=DTRPG-Cov19-May2020

Mostly crap. The Docs without Borders bundle has a FATE game by Phil Masters about the fey, and nothing else that jumps out at me. The Food Programme one is also slim pickings, though it does have RuneQuest 2e (1980). The Hungry Kids one seem to have the most interesting things with HarnWorld, FantasyCraft 2e, Hero Kids and a supplement, the Majestic Wilderlands, the Morrow Project 4e, and Thrilling Tales 2e for Savage Worlds.

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« Reply #13 on: May 17, 2020, 10:31:35 am »
Ulisses Spiele made the Quickstart, Drama Deck, and 4 adventures for the new edition of Torg either free or PWYW:
https://www.ulisses-us.com/stay-at-home-and-play-torg-eternity/

The 3 corebooks for ENWorld's What's Old Is New (WOIN) are part of a free bundle:
https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/313864/WOIN-CORE-BUNDLE-BUNDLE

And another week's worth of free stuff from Wizards of the Coast should be up through the weekend:
https://dnd.wizards.com/remote/freematerial
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« Reply #14 on: June 09, 2020, 10:17:28 pm »
Itch.io has a bundle of 1,427 (!) games from 1,125 (!) creators, and that's just the current counts (it's been growing in size). The bundle includes computer games, board games, and I don't know what. This is a partial list of all the RPGs (including story games). It's not free, and many are microgames, but $5 for all of them works out to 3 per penny. Proceeds are split between the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, and the Community Bail Fund (a collection of 70 related charities), which aren't bad choices whatever you think of the riots:
https://itch.io/b/520/bundle-for-racial-justice-and-equality
Available until 6/15 midnight, PST.
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