So, last week +Christopher Helton and I got around to discussing the Basic Fantasy RPG. We both remarked that for a very complete, well written and free OSR role playing game, it often got overlooked in general discussions of OSR games. I know I've been guilty of it in the past on this very blog. This is out attempt to rectify that to some extent.
My first encounter with BFRPG was memorable to me, not in the day that I found it, but in the amount of material that was available for the (at that point) unfinalized set of RPG rules. I mean, more free goodness than I had found elsewhere on the net. Quality goodness.
If I recall correctly, the first thing I downloaded was BF1 Morgansfort: The Western Lands Campaign. Yep, I downloaded the setting before I grabbed the rules. I grabbed the rules shortly thereafter, but I was still amazed that anyone could put out such a complete, enjoyable and yet free game setting. If only there had been G+ Hangouts at the time, I might be running a BFRPG game and not an AD&D 1e / OSRIC campaign.
Over the next day or so (as it is already tomorrow in some parts of the world ;) you will find a series of posts from different bloggers and posters on G+ talking about the Basic Fantasy RPG.
This is your chance to board the train in case you missed it before.
All of the downloads at the Basic Fantasy RPG site are free. The books sold on Lulu are at cost. It's a game by gamers, for gamers.
Here's a list of the current posts that have gone "live" (I'll try to update this as the day goes on).
The Basic Fantasy RPG Blog - The blog of the Creator of the Game
Dorkland - Basic Fantasy Role-Playing Appreciation
Aeons & Augauries - Healers, Hunters & Monsters for BFRPG
Mythopoeic Rambling - BFGs to meet in Tenkar's Tavern
What a Horrible Night to Have a Curse - Got Basic?
The Other Side - Basic Fantasy Role Playing Blog Appreciation Day
Frothsof 4e - Basic Fantasy RPG Blog Appreciation Day!
Raven Crowking's Nest - Basic Fantasy RPG Appreciation Day
They Might Be Gazebos - Basic Fantasy RPG: Don't Forget About This One
Castelli & Chimere (Castles & Chimeras) - Basic Fantasy RPG Blog Appreciation Day (English)
In The Shadow of Puzzled Vikings - Back to Basics: Basic Fantasy!
Curmudgeons & Dragons - Props to BFRPG
Gamers & Grognards - Honoring Basic Fantasy Role Play: A Rule I REALLY Like
Once More Unto the Breach! - Basic Fantasy Role Playing Blog Appreciation Day
Tabletop Diversions - Basic Fantasy Appreciation Day!
Chronicles of Ganth - Basic Fantasy Role Playing Fun Time Action Hour in Fantastic Color-Scope 1600 Vision!
Kyndalanth - Basic Fantasy Role Playing Blog Appreciation Day
The Space Cockroach's Hideout- Basic Fantasy Role Playing Blog Appreciation Day
The Crazy GM - What I Like About My BF…
In the Shadow of Puzzled Vikings - Back to Basics: Basic Fantasy!
Graphs, Paper and Games - Basic Fantasy Role Playing Appreciation
A Life Full of Adventure - Get the Word Out: Basic Fantasy Role-Playing Game
Places to Go, People to Be - I’ve Always Liked Redheads
Here's some other Basic Fantasy RPG Downloads
Sycarion Diversions and more