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Against the Unknown

Against the Unknown


Hardboiled detectives. Wartime spies. Investigators of the uncanny. Such are the intrepid heroes of AGAINST THE UNKNOWN! Against the Unknown is a standalone RPG using a streamlined take on the GUMSHOE system to tell adventure stories in the mode of the original adventure pulps and hardboiled detective stories. Characters in Against the Unknown are masters of their chosen fields,...   [click here for more]
Porcupine Publishing  Pay What You Want

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Alpha Omega Quick Start Guide

Alpha Omega Quick Start Guide


Are you ready to enter the world of Alpha Omega? The Alpha Omega Quick Start Guide includes everything you need to begin, streamlined mechanics, a new adventure, new creatures and NPC's! Players find themselves in a richly detailed, future Earth where mankind stands on the brink of extinction. Our planet is about to become the battleground for otherworldly creatures of incredible power as they wage...   [click here for more]
Mind Storm Labs   FREE 

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Apocalyptia Beta 2.0

Apocalyptia Beta 2.0


Apocalyptia is a free and open-source tabletop roleplaying game about the end of the world. The only die needed to play is 1d6. Freedom is the key feature of Apocalyptia. Players have complete control over what kind of character they want to be without having to conform to cookie-cutter archetypes that restrict creativity. Making a character is fast and easy, usually...   [click here for more]
Jordan Fannin  Pay What You Want

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Axiom Null: RPG Instruction Manual

Axiom Null: RPG Instruction Manual


NOTE: Contains the I AM ZOMBIE prologue and full deck of 54 human print and play ID cards. For the full I AM ZOMBIE experience be sure to grab a copy of the Field Manual /product/146164/I-AM-ZOMBIE-Field-Manual PRACTICAL PLAY THE AXIOM WAY The Axiom System revolves around simple and elegant rules. Much like a modern board game, its complexities are front-loaded and not piled on at the back end...   [click here for more]
Make Believe Games   FREE 

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Basic Roleplaying Quickstart Edition

Basic Roleplaying Quickstart Edition


In this BRP Quick-Start booklet, Chaosium has collected the essential Basic Roleplaying rules for a quick introduction to one of the most influential roleplaying systems in the world. Basic Roleplaying was designed to be intuitive and easy to play. Most Basic Roleplaying mechanics are simple and logical. Virtually all rolls determining success or failure of a task are...   [click here for more]
Chaosium   FREE 

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Blackwood Beginnings

Blackwood Beginnings


The world of Wreck Age depicts humanity’s desperate struggle after betrayal and disaster have decimated Earth as we know it. Your introduction to Wreck Age begins in the 26th century, during the re-setting of the calendars, or Year Zero, the first year in the re-emergence of civilization we call The Resurgence. Welcome to Blackwood, the Staker community that you sprouted forth from. You have...   [click here for more]
Hyacinth Games   FREE 

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Call of Cthulhu 7th Edition Quick-Start Rules

Call of Cthulhu 7th Edition Quick-Start Rules


Horror Roleplaying in the Worlds of H.P. Lovecraft The Great Old Ones ruled the earth aeons before the rise of humankind. Originally they came from the gulfs of space and were cast down by even greater beings. Remains of their cyclopean cities and forbidden knowledge can still be found on remote islands in the Pacific, buried amid the shifting sands of vast deserts, and in the frigid recesses...   [click here for more]
Chaosium   FREE 

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Call of Cthulhu Quick-Start Rules

Call of Cthulhu Quick-Start Rules


Horror Roleplaying in the Worlds of H.P. Lovecraft The Great Old Ones ruled the earth aeons before the rise of humankind. Originally they came from the gulfs of space and were cast down by even greater beings. Remains of their cyclopean cities and forbidden knowledge can still be found on remote islands in the Pacific, buried amid the shifting sands of vast deserts, and in the frigid recesses...   [click here for more]
Chaosium   FREE 

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Changeling: The Lost Demo

Changeling: The Lost Demo


This free booklet gives you and five of your friends everything you need to play your first game of Changeling:The Lost, White Wolf’s all-new Storytelling Game of Beautiful Madness. Discover the wonder and terror of the Lost in “Dwelling in Darkness,” a complete introductory scenario. All the necessary rules are included. All you need is a few 10-sided dice and...   [click here for more]
White Wolf   FREE 

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Clockwork Artless Cards

Clockwork Artless Cards


The World Turns. The Empire Falls. The Pontus Rises. Welcome to the Clockwork. Artless Clockwork Cards A free, print-at-home file with a no-art version of the 100-card custom deck used to play the Clockwork: Dominion Roleplaying Game. With these cards and a copy of...   [click here for more]
Reliquary Game Studios   FREE 

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Clockwork: Dominion Quick Start Rules

Clockwork: Dominion Quick Start Rules


The World Turns. The Empire Falls. The Pontus Rises. Welcome to the Clockwork. The Clockwork: Dominion RPG One of the most successful Steampunk RPGs on Kickstarter to date! Clockwork: Dominion is a steampunk roleplaying game set in a Victorian...   [click here for more]
Reliquary Game Studios   FREE 

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Contagion Second Edition Quickstart

Contagion Second Edition Quickstart


The world of Contagion is a dark and terrifying place. On the surface it is no different than the world you and I live in. Most people go on about their lives never realizing the terrors that walk among them. Despite humanity’s vast ignorance, the horrors are there. Angels demons, gods and Hellspawn make war in the shadows. Clergy and Slayers rise from the human flock to protect their...   [click here for more]
Aegis Studios   FREE 

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Dark Ages Basic Rules

Dark Ages Basic Rules


These basic rules for the Dark Ages line are intended to allow players to use any of the core supplementary rulebooks (Dark Ages: Mage, Dark Ages: Werewolf, Dark Ages: Inquisitor and Dark Ages: Fae) without having to purchase Dark Ages: Vampire. These rules have been excerpted from Dark Ages: Vampire, but have had most of the vampire-specific information and rules removed. They contain only...   [click here for more]
White Wolf   FREE 

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Demon: The Descent Quickstart

Demon: The Descent Quickstart


I was an angel. I wasn’t an angel of vengeance, or an angel of mercy, or even an angel of death. I was an angel of the Machine. I came to Earth wrapped in a Cover that the Machine provided, and I served. Service didn’t make me happy, but it made me what I was. An angel. But then I stopped serving. Why? It’s complicated. You were involved. That’s all...   [click here for more]
Onyx Path Publishing   FREE 

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Don't Rest Your Head: The Bad Man

Don't Rest Your Head: The Bad Man


Ever since you went back to school after winter break, things have been very, very disturbing. A monster has taken up residence in your room, one that won't leave no matter what you do.   Of course, no one believes that this monster, this Bad Man, lives outside your window, in your closet, under your bed. Everyone says he's not real, that it's just your imagination.  ...   [click here for more]
Evil Hat Productions, LLC   FREE 

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Eclipse Phase: Quick-Start Rules

Eclipse Phase: Quick-Start Rules


This Quick-Start Rules download provides everything new players need to dive right into a game of Eclipse Phase. It includes a primer to the game’s transhuman setting, where future technologies allow people to digitally back up their minds and download into new bodies. A stripped-down version of the core rules cover the basic mechanics. These Quick-Start Rules also...   [click here for more]
Posthuman Studios LLC   FREE 

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EPOCH: Fever Pitch

EPOCH: Fever Pitch


A Free One Shot Scenario of Character-Driven Survival Horror + EPOCH Quick-Start Rules. It’s the hottest summer on record. People are doing everything they can to beat the heat, but with regular brown-outs interrupting the electricity supply and a forecast for soaring temperatures ahead, many people are short on sleep, and tempers are beginning to fray. The city is a tinderbox...   [click here for more]
Imaginary Empire   FREE 

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EPOCH: Road Trip

EPOCH: Road Trip


A Free One Shot Scenario of Character-Driven Survival Horror + EPOCH Quick-Start Rules. The open road stretches out before you; a half-heard whisper of freedom in the wind. It’s time to escape the grind and stress of everyday life. You deserve a break after all, and where better than a picturesque mountain cabin with the people closest to you, far from all those modern pressures....   [click here for more]
Imaginary Empire   FREE 

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EPOCH: The Cold Shore

EPOCH: The Cold Shore


A Free One Shot Scenario of Character-Driven Survival Horror + EPOCH Quick-Start Rules. It is December, 1870. The clipper Sea Witch, a week out of Melbourne and bound for England, is caught in a storm in the Southern Ocean. In the dead of night, she is driven by the tempest onto sheer cliffs. A handful of survivors drag themselves onto the beach. But while they may have survived...   [click here for more]
Imaginary Empire   FREE 

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Evolution System: Advantages

Evolution System: Advantages


This following product is a list of Advantages designed to be used in any Evolution System campaign setting type and requires the Evolution System Basic Rules. An advantage is an optional character creation plug-in mechanic for the Evolution System that gives characters an edge over the competition through increased skills or powers in and out of combat. Additional advantages and advantage types...   [click here for more]
4 Hour Games  $4.00

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Evolution System: Basic Rules

Evolution System: Basic Rules


This is the Basic Rules for the Evolution System detailing the mechanics needed to play. This product does not detail character creation or game master materials, just the mechanics of the rules. Abilities, Character Creation, Game Master info, Gear, and other rules will will vary with each campaign setting and will be fully detailed in those future source materials when released. ...   [click here for more]
4 Hour Games   FREE 

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Frostzone Grundregelwerk

Frostzone Grundregelwerk


Mit dem Frostzone Cyberpunk/Endzeit Grundregelwerk (HC) erwarten dich auf 560 komplett farbigen Seiten: Eine freie, punktebasierte Charakterentwicklung mit einer großen Auswahl an individuellen Vorzügen und Schwächen. Erschaffe dir schnell und einfach deinen Lieblingscharakter mit nahezu unbegrenzten Möglichkeiten. Wähle unter den 10 Spezies Cyborg, Nekroide, Bestienmutant,...   [click here for more]
Nackter Stahl Verlag  $55.90 $20.11

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Geist: The Sin-Eaters Quickstart

Geist: The Sin-Eaters Quickstart


Begin Your Journey Across The Threshold This free booklet gives you and five of your friends everything you need to play your first game of Geist: The Sin-Eaters, White Wolf’s all-new Storytelling game set in the World of Darkness. It contains all of the rules and characters you need to start, as well as “The Return of Mr. Monster,” a complete introductory scenario. All...   [click here for more]
White Wolf   FREE 

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Grin - Custom Playing Cards

Grin - Custom Playing Cards


GRIN Custom Playing Cards A set of cards designed to augment the Horror RPG Grin. These specially made cards are crafted to enhance Grin's ambiance and suspense. [Grin can be played with a standard deck of poker cards but we strongly recommend the Grin Deck for a more engaging play experience!] The original game Grin is completely free and a digital copy of the rules is included...   [click here for more]
Arcana Games   FREE 

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Hunter: The Vigil Quickstart (One Year Later)

Hunter: The Vigil Quickstart (One Year Later)


One Year Later The Special Cases Unit of the Philadelphia PD was used to handling strange cases, but when a flesh-eating ghoul killed one of their own a year ago, they formed a cell to hunt down the monsters that lived in the night. Now it's a year later, and they're looking for revenge, but at what cost to themselves? This Free RPG Day-exclusive quickstart for Hunter: The Vigil contains...   [click here for more]
White Wolf   FREE 

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Hunter: The Vigil Quickstart (The Hunt)

Hunter: The Vigil Quickstart (The Hunt)


The Hunt The Special Cases Unit of the Philadelphia PD was used to handling strange cases, but when a flesh-eating ghoul killed one of their own, they're thrown into a new world where literal monsters roam the night. Now they're working for an organization known as Task Force: Valkyrie, or they will be after they finish this hunt.... This quickstart for Hunter: The Vigil contains everything...   [click here for more]
White Wolf   FREE 

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I AM ZOMBIE: Field Manual

I AM ZOMBIE: Field Manual


NOTE: There are no rules in the I AM ZOMBIE: Field Manual, those are available via the Axiom Null RPG Instruction Manual which is included in this purchase. Alive or Dead? Open for debate. Decaying. Lost. Ravenous. On the fast lane to the Road to Perdition. Think you’ve got problems? Try this half-life on for size. WARNING! Read at your own risk. If you’re still...   [click here for more]
Make Believe Games  $19.99

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Infinem Quickstart/Demo

Infinem Quickstart/Demo


The End has come, Humanity has fallen and the survivors fight to live each and every day. Most People have congregated into massive walled cities called Beacons for safety. A race of squid-faced beings called the Ancient Ones have risen from the depths of the Earth and now seek to claim the planet for themselves. Their ancient enemy the Angelics are here as well but they seem to only be watching...   [click here for more]
Day Dreamer Interactive   FREE 

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Just a Game - Playtest Packet

Just a Game - Playtest Packet


This is a playtest packet. This packet is primarily aimed at individuals who already possess and play one of three game systems: Fate, GUMSHOE or Powered by the Apocalypse (aka Apocalyspe World). If you are not familiar with these games and are still interested in trying this out, you are free to do so but know that full game rules of the basic systems are not included....   [click here for more]
Thrythlind Books and Games  Pay What You Want

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Mage 20th Anniversary Edition Quickstart

Mage 20th Anniversary Edition Quickstart


This introduction to Mage 20th Anniversary Edition includes a summary of the setting and basic rules. This Quickstart also features descriptions, stats, and story-hooks for playing an unlikely pack of mages: the Bridge Troll Cabal, a “family” of gutter mystics whose life in the underside of Seattle contrasts with the vibrant face of that city. For the moment, they...   [click here for more]
Onyx Path Publishing   FREE 

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Mage: The Ascension (Revised) Quickstart

Mage: The Ascension (Revised) Quickstart


Reality Overthrown! Their heritage is magic, their quest truth. Every culture has nurtured or condemned them. They lead humanity to the far horizon and beyond. They are mages, the inventors of sorcery, science and faith. For centuries they have battled to define existence and lead humanity to an enlightened age. Now, in an age when technology is humanitys magic, the magicians of yesteryears mystic...   [click here for more]
White Wolf   FREE 

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Mage: The Awakening Demo Part 3

Mage: The Awakening Demo Part 3


A Nest of Vipers Welcome to the third installment of Gloria Mundi, the demo chronicle for Mage: The Awakening. The players might well have been wondering about the other mages in the Boston area and what response they might have to the power that Adam has unleashed. How do mages govern themselves? Do the characters have to fear repercussions for their roles in this drama? The characters are...   [click here for more]
White Wolf   FREE 

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Mage: The Awakening Demo Part 4

Mage: The Awakening Demo Part 4


Siren's Song Welcome to the fourth installment of Gloria Mundi, the demo chronicle for Mage: The Awakening. In this story, the characters begin their own investigation of the Vice-spirits and discover that one of them, at least, has carved out a niche for itself in the Fallen World. They find out how subtle and poisonous the influence of these spirits can be, and, hopefully, they learn that...   [click here for more]
White Wolf   FREE 

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Mind's Eye Theatre Introductory Kit

Mind's Eye Theatre Introductory Kit


A brief look into our classic Mind's Eye Theatre system. This free booklet gives you a taste of the mechanics for our original live-action roleplaying system. If you like what you see, you can purchase our complete Mind's Eye Theatre books here on DriveThruRPG.com! ...   [click here for more]
White Wolf   FREE 

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Mind's Eye Theatre: Vampire The Masquerade Quickstart Guide

Mind's Eye Theatre: Vampire The Masquerade Quickstart Guide


It's a new night! Mind's Eye Theatre: Vampire The Masquerade is a new edition of a classic game that draws on more than two decades' worth of material from the iconic World of Darkness setting. Whether you're a new player checking out Mind's Eye Theatre for the first time, or a veteran who is curious about the new edition, this Quickstart Guide will help...   [click here for more]
By Night Studios   FREE 

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Modernity (Fate Edition)

Modernity (Fate Edition)


Our world is replete with tablet computers, smart phones, social networking, frou-frou coffees, and 24-hour faux news channels, but… Beneath that banal facade, under our mundane everyday lives, past our onerous commute, and outside our boring jobs… Lurking just below the thin veneer of civilization are the government conspiracies we privately agonize over, the implacable evil that we...   [click here for more]
Glacier Peak Games  $19.99 $9.99

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Monsters and Other Childish Things Quick-Play Guide

Monsters and Other Childish Things Quick-Play Guide


Learn to play Monsters and Other Childish Things in minutes in this two-page Teacher's Guide. ...   [click here for more]
Arc Dream Publishing   FREE 

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Nightmare on Hill Manor

Nightmare on Hill Manor


There are times when the rational world seems, if only for a second, to fall away. The leaves rustling in the trees on a still day. The movement just past the corner of your eye. We are taught to ignore the foolish impulse to react. But for those who look too long, too closely, there is another world pulsing just behind the façade of the one we know. Unimaginable things skitter by in the darkness,...   [click here for more]
White Wolf   FREE 

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No Feet to Follow Us, No Hands to Strike Us

No Feet to Follow Us, No Hands to Strike Us


A one-shot adventure for the GUMSHOE system! Greece, 1948. The civil war is raging, with Communist partisans waging a guerrilla war against the US-backed government and National Army. In the south of the Peloponnese, a British archaeologist is missing, presumed dead. In truth, he has fallen prey to one of the most terrifying creatures of Greek folklore. The investigators are tasked with finding...   [click here for more]
Porcupine Publishing  Pay What You Want

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Noctum Mutilated Edition (Alpha Build)

Noctum Mutilated Edition (Alpha Build)


We summoned it with our malice. We made it grow by the strength of our hatred. We let it stay because we can’t change our very natures. Nothing can force humans to commit acts of evil, only endow us with powers to indulge in our own sadistic proclivities. It’s all around us, on every news channel and in every paper. The vile nature of man is evident. Some of us kill our parents and...   [click here for more]
Wicked World Games 1.1   FREE 

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Obsidian LARP Quickstart

Obsidian LARP Quickstart


Obsidian paints the bleakest of futures. Minions of Hell have corrupted the Earth and, in this post-apocalyptic world, humankind stands on the brink of extinction. Desperate for survival, the remnants of Humanity have banded together to rebuild and to fight back within the confines of a structure called “The Zone.” The year is 2299.   The Obsidian LARP project is based...   [click here for more]
FR Press   FREE 

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Orbis Aerden: Reign of the Accursed - Kickstarter Preview

Orbis Aerden: Reign of the Accursed - Kickstarter Preview


Welcome to Orbis Aerden: Reign of the Accursed, a horror tabletop roleplaying game set in a fictional Victorian era setting. In this game, you assume the role of an accursed godspawn, a being of dual nature that embodies qualities of both a monster and a man. As an accursed, you will be thrown into a dark and unforgiving underworld, surrounded by monsters far more dreadful than yourself, and...   [click here for more]
Dead Eyed Shade Games   FREE 

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Outbreak: Undead - Primer

Outbreak: Undead - Primer


New to Outbreak: Undead? Want to know more about the ZOMBIE SURVIVAL ROLE PLAYING GAME before getting the core rulebook? Our Primer helps give an example of play that will help any GM who is still learning the core mechanics of Outbreak: Undead and how to run a example combat scenario and Mission Structure. - YOUR ZOMBIE SURVIVAL PLAN WILL FAIL! Without Outbreak: Undead ...   [click here for more]
Hunters Books   FREE 

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Outbreak: Undead - Quick Start Guide

Outbreak: Undead - Quick Start Guide


New to Outbreak: Undead? Want to know more about the ZOMBIE SURVIVAL ROLE PLAYING GAME before getting the core rulebook? Our QSG helps show you the core mechanics and the reasons why Outbreak: Undead is so unique among RPG's. - Learn about the Stronghold system (where and how do you hold against the zombies?) - Learn about Panic, Pain, and the myrid of other systems that help make Outbreak: Undead...   [click here for more]
Hunters Books   FREE 

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Pledged to the Dead

Pledged to the Dead


A one-shot adventure for GUMSHOE New Orleans, 1937. A place of jazz, magic and terrible secrets! When a young man's ill-advised flirtation leaves him haunted by ghostly, but deadly, apparitions, it's up to the investigators to lay the spirits of the past to rest. The Pledged to the Dead Adventure Kit contains: - "Pledged to the Dead", a short story by Seabury...   [click here for more]
Porcupine Publishing  Pay What You Want

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Promethean: The Created Demo

Promethean: The Created Demo


Promethean: The Created is a new game set in the World of Darkness, featuring a whole new type of character for players, inspired by the classic Frankenstein monster and the worldwide myths of Golems. Prometheans are soulless corpses animated by a mysterious, alchemical force — the Divine Fire stolen from the gods. Their hideousness forces humans, animals, and even nature itself to reject them...   [click here for more]
White Wolf   FREE 

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Quickstart Ruleset [Sixcess] - HR1001A

Quickstart Ruleset [Sixcess] - HR1001A


Before you take the plunge on Sixcess Core check out the Quickstart Rules! This brief overview of Sixcess (6S) condensed down into 7 pages will give you the basics of how 6S works and what it can offer your gaming experience as well as some insight into what the full book offers. Clean and easy to read or print. The Quickstart Rules also include a free sample adventure set in a (mostly) generic...   [click here for more]
Harsh Realities  Pay What You Want

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Savage Worlds: Test Drive

Savage Worlds: Test Drive


This absolutely free version of the Savage Worlds Test Drive rules includes everything you need to play, as well as a modern day horror adventure by fan favorite John Goff! ...   [click here for more]
Pinnacle Entertainment   FREE 

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Scion: Of Shadows Yet To Come

Scion: Of Shadows Yet To Come


Find your Destiny The savage Titans have escaped their eternal prison to wage war with the Gods once more. Their battles in the Overworld have spilled over to ours. Armed with abilities and weapons granted by their divine parents, the Scions stand as humanity’s only defense. Of Shadows Yet to Come A free quickstart adventure featuring pre-generated characters to begin exploring...   [click here for more]
Onyx Path Publishing   FREE 

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Shadows Over Sol: Quick-Start

Shadows Over Sol: Quick-Start


Two hundred years from now what should be the shining beacon of the future is instead cloaked in conspiracy and horror. Humankind has expanded throughout the solar system, and there discovered mysteries older than humanity. The culture has shattered into myriad subcultures; nation-states are the hollow shells of what they once were. Corporations and other groups wage small-scale wars in the streets...   [click here for more]
Tab Creations   FREE 

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