Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Looking For Some Free OSR Adventures / Settings to Add to the List

I found a short list worth of free OSR adventures and one free setting (Blackmarsh) on RPGNow (linked under Free OSR Adventures on the 1st column to the right of this post on the blogside). There's also the plethora of free adventures over at Dragonsfoot (linked under Free RPG Resources).

I KNOW there has to be more that I'm missing.

One of the amazing things about the whole OSR movement is the generosity of the creators and their giving back to the community with free rules and adventures - I think I've found most of the free rules, but I'm damn sure I'm missing some of the free adventures.

Help a brother (and your fellow gamers) out. Please point me in the proper direction to find these gems and grow the list...

(part of me would like to see how far I can take the new Swords & Wizardry Campaign with quality free adventures and settings)


  1. Don't forget about the free adventures over at Basic Fantasy's page. They are nicely done in my opinion and it's very easy to change what setting they are located in.

  2. So yeah, Dyson Logos.

    For excellent extended play in two resources, get the Lottery Dungeon and the Mirrored Hall by Simon Forster. The Lottery Dungeon area map has the Mirrored Hall on it, and both sites are multi-dimensional for added exploratory range. Plus he has a lot of other adventures.


  3. There's the Guide to the Imperial City and Sordid Stories, both of which are free off a' my blawg. Though the stats in Sordid Stories are all in 2e parlance, I'm sure they can be converted quickly.

  4. umm... see these links:



  5. the second link was brought to my attention on the G+ side, and I already mined it for the non-Dragon Foot stuff (Dragonsfoot has it's own link) but the first link is new!


  6. With the stuff at dragonsfoot (http://www.dragonsfoot.org), I heartily recommend Goblin's Tooth I (http://www.dragonsfoot.org/files/pdf/DF14.pdf) as an excellent starter adventure that can easily be dropped anywhere.

    If you are looking for a setting, I'd recommend Stormcrows Gather (http://www.dragonsfoot.org/files/pdf/DF24-Stormcrows-Gather.pdf), which is the setting in which the Where the Fallen Jarls Sleep (http://www.dragonsfoot.org/files/pdf/DF18-Where-the-Fallen-Jarls-Sleep.pdf) and Beneath Black Towen (http://www.dragonsfoot.org/files/pdf/DF21-Beneath-Black-Towen.pdf) (as well as an adventure in Footprints) are set. It's set a bit high, so I'd probably use Hel Crow's Final Rest from Dungeon of Signs (http://dungeonofsigns.blogspot.com/p/pdfs-to-download.html) as a start. (Dungeon of Signs is possibly the best gaming blog I read, FYI.) It's all Viking themed.

    Alternatively, dragonfoot's Red Tam's Bones (http://www.dragonsfoot.org/files/pdf/DF27-Red-Tams-Bones.pdf) is an excellent backdrop. It's for 3-5, but is sandboxy and you could drop a couple of dungeons in among the hexes. A simple one would be Stonehell's the Brigand Caves (http://www.lulu.com/shop/michael-curtis/stonehell-dungeon-supplement-one-the-brigand-caves-ebook/ebook/product-16163579.html).

    Finally, Dungeon of Signs has the Obelisk of Forgotten Memories, the Red Demon, and Tempus Gelidium that can be strung together (all at http://dungeonofsigns.blogspot.com/p/pdfs-to-download.html). Definitely OSR, but definitely not your standard game. All free though.

  7. Some very good choices here and on G+

    The list in now 2 dozen, and some of those are actually links to collections of free adventures.

    I'll work on this more tomorrow night - thanks to all for their help thus far :)

  8. A free Delving Deeper module (also works with any compatible with 1974 FRPGs) titled "Something Rotten in Riverton" can be found here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/495tbkfzamid45a/Rotten%20in%20Riverton%201B.pdf

  9. Run the GOMC entries as a "Groundhog Day" series of adventures in the same location where EVERYTHING changes each time they go back to the village. The PCs can't leave the village until they solve some mysterious magic puzzle that keeps them there. This way one Judge could use the whole set of entries without the identical dungeons being impossible, plus you could do this without actually having to write all the adventures

  10. The Thing in the Chimney: http://d-h.st/K6k

    A DCC module, but free, and easy enough to convert.

  11. I have some freebies on my blog:
    For C&C:

    For BRP/Legend/T&T:

    Lots of campaign content on my site, but none of it currently compiled in pdf format, unfortunately.

  12. The one page dungeon contest has produced some gems.

  13. I recently moved the free adventures on my blog to a different section:

  14. I think that Dyson Logos guy has a few crappy free adventures on his blog.

  15. Have you checked out the Plunderdome project? No offense to any of the other great suggestions, but these maps are absolutely incredible.


  16. Under Xylarthen's Tower



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