Saturday, 7 January 2012

5 free RPGs you can download right now {Free Stuff}

Everyone likes free things, so here are five RPGs you can get your hands on right now for no money whatsoever: 


Renaissance 
Cubicle 7 is one of the great British RPG powerhouses and most of the games I've read are high quality and well-written. Renaissance is a d100 system for historical and fantasy gaming containing gunpowdery explosive goodness. The game uses OpenQuest rules, so if you're familiar with Runequest or Legend you can easily get to grips with Renaissance.

Download here.



Atomic Highway
If post-apocalyptic Mad Max style adventure is what you're looking for, then 2010 Ennie nominee Atomic Highway has a high probability of floating your boat. The system is built on the V6 Engine, which promises action-packed cinematic style gameplay. While you have all your usual stock post-apocalyptic tropes like mutants and salvageable items, the book also details how to create your own unique setting, which I think is pretty damned cool.

Download here.


Kapow!
Over the past few years there have been some great superhero roleplaying games released, such as Icons and Wild Talents 2nd Edition, but in my mind there's always room for more. Kapow! is built with the SFX! System which keeps the game flowing, allowing the players to really feel like heroes. It may not look like much from the cover, but this little game has it where it counts.

Download here.




Novarium
With a positive review from Trollish Delver friend Tenkar's Tavern, you know Novarium is going to be good. While it's set in a fantasy realm, the premise is actually really original. An angel visited the land of Vaena and endowed ever female with magic, turning the tables of what was a patriarchal society into one where women have risen into power. Each player has a primary and secondary character, where the secondary tends to things like research and care for their land while the primary is off on quests. Oh, and the art is smashing!

Download here.



The Age of Shadow: Roleplaying Game
If you want good honest fantasy fun, then you might want to give The Age of Shadows a bash. This is another one based on OpenQuest and has a gritty, deadly feel, where combats are quick and brutal. While not a lot has been changed from the original system, there are a few modifications and for the price of breathing, you'd be silly not to get it.

Download here.