Stay Safe Home With Free & Pay-What-You-Want Tabletop RPGs

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It’s been heartwarming to see the tabletop RPG community react with online games and conventions to counter the social-distancing imposed on individuals and clubs.

It turns out tabletop RPG publishers are rising to the challenge as well through making a plethora of core books, bundles and TTRPG supplement free or pay-what-you-want.

Other tabletop RPG content might be brought forward as part of a fundraising effort.

I thought it might be a good idea to try to collate them in a blog post.

Feel free to let me know if some are missing or if an offer ends.

To be clear, some games below might have been available as pay-what-you-want before the current social-distancing but they are still great to check out.

Free or Pay-What-You-Want

Ironsworn” by Shawn Tomkin

Achtung! Cthulhu – FATE Guide to the Secret War” by Modiphius

The Dark Eye Core Rules” and “The Dark Eye Quickstart Rules” as well as two solo adventures “The Vampire of Havena” and “Conspiracy of Mages” by Ulisses Spiele

Delta Green: Need to Know” by Arc Dream Publishing

Mothership: Player’s Survival Guide” by Tuesday Knight Games

Frostgrave” by Osprey Publishing

Neon City Overdrive” by Nathan Russell for Peril Planet

Escape From Dino Island” by Sam Tung & Sam Roberts

Honey Heist“, “Jason Statham’s Big Vacation“, “The Beast“, “Crash Pandas“, “Goat Crashers” and many other one-page and short games by Chris Taylor & Grant Howitt

Clumsy Heroic Adorable Anticapitalist Penguins VS Business Goose’s Ivory Tower“, “This Is A Sad Place, Where Ghosts Live” and all the one-page and short games by Ursidice

Whiskey in the Jar“, “Rawr: A business card RPG” and all the one-page by Jane Hermiston

Rockerboys & Vending Machines” by Encoded Designs

Millennial Apartment Hunters” by Paracosm Press

WWII: Operation WhiteBox” by Small Niche Games

Fantaji Universal RPG: Quickstart” by Anthropos Games

Fate Condensed” by Evil Hat Productions

Cats Of Catthulhu, Book I” by Joel Sparks

Crystal Hearts” by Up to Four Players

Teenagers from Outerspace” by R. Talsorian Games

Top Secret / New World Order” by TSR

Stars Without Number: Original Free Edition” by Sine Nomine Publishing

Root: The Tabletop Roleplaying Game Quickstart” by Magpie Games

Power Outage: Core Guide Book” by Go Nerdy

Never Tell Me the Odds: The Space-Scoundrel RPG About Risking It All” by Smrvl

A Bundle for Quarantine” by Swordfish Islands

Never Stop Smiling” by Thought Police

In French

Devastra“, “Wulin” and “Space Adventure Cobra”  by Les Editions du Troisième Oeil 

The Witcher, le jeu de rôle official Mode Facile” by Arkhane Asylum Publishing

Still Cheap Honourable Mentions

Sonja & Conan Versus The Ninjas” by Guillaume Jentey

Please emulate the generosity of these awesome publishers through introducing new players to their game, posting about their products on social media and also reaching out to them to show your appreciation.

Stay Home and Be Safe


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