Monday, June 27, 2011

Need to Divide the Free RPG List - Any Thoughts?

The Free RPG List I've been putting together has grown in leaps and bounds, and is set to grow even more with the suggestions I've received so far today (let alone further suggestions and games I stumble upon).  I'm not just throwing any game into the list, but I think the list needs to be broken down further.

I'm thinking:

Free OSR Games (for the D&D clones, sims, variants, etc)

Free Old School RPGs (anything from the mid 90's and before - T&T, Gore, West End Games D6, Lost Souls, OpenQuest, etc)

Free RPGs - General (Risus, PDQ, stuff from Greg at Dark Horse Games, Stuff from the Free RPG Blog, etc)

Free RPG Day Quickstarts (for this year, last year and possibly 2009) - this list would probably be the last one done

Any thoughts, suggestions, changes?


  1. I think the divisions you specify are good. What about the thought of genre groupings for the games: Fantasy –Sci-fi – Horror - Freeform and the like?

  2. Hmmm... decisions, decisions.

  3. I'd go with your first instinct. It's a pretty good division.

    Oh, one more for the list: Gurps Lite: http://www.sjgames.com/gurps/lite/

  4. If you're not personally recommending each game, it might be good to make each list its own blog post, and then put the link to each list in your sidebar. Earlier, it seemed reasonable to list them all in the sidebar, but this project has gotten more ambitious than I ever expected. ;)

  5. For now I'm sticking with the lists. Making it a blogpost that gets linked to is a good way to get it lost ;)


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