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I tell my coworkers that I play roleplaying games and they roll their eyes and say “Get a life” and I’m just “Well I would but Tuesday night is Nova Praxis, Thursday night is Savage Worlds: Trigun, Friday night is Earthdawn, Saturday night is Star Wars RCR and the other three days I need to work on game prep.”
Does anyone know an RPG with free printable character sheets and instruction sheets and shit? I just want an RPG I can casually play with my friend, or even with myself (I get lonely sometimes). I hope such a game exists.
There’s actually tons of options!
If you want high-fantasy wizards and warriors types of stuff, Earthdawn has the Misguided Ambitions introduction available for free. It comes complete with a sample adventure and five characters.
If you’re more interested in hard science fiction, Nova Praxis has a pay-what-you-want edition that you can easily get for either free or cheap.
If none of THAT does it for you, you can check out GURPS [Generic Universal RolePlaying System]. They have both the 3rd Edition and 4th Edition Lite versions available for free. While they don’t include a setting or character sheets, they give you all the information and rules you might need to create your own.
Finally, if all those choices aren’t enough for you, or if you just simply must jump on the d&d bandwagon, the 4th Edition’s Quick Start rules (complete with adventure & character sheets), is freely available on Wizards of the Coast’s website.
Question: If you could give one magical enchantment to a favored weapon of yours, what would it be?
Not D&D, but in EarthDawn there is a spell called “Weapon Back.” If you have that cast on your weapon, then you can choose to take damage in order to “Will” the weapon back into your hand. It’s literally using the force, like Luke did in the wampa’s cave.
It’s especially awesome for thrown weapon (like hand axes/hammers), allowing for Thor-like smackdowns.
My group usually plays 3.5 / Pathfinder, and knows the rules infinitely better than I do. I’d like to find something (free or cheap) that plays on a different dice set / rule base to put us all on a more level playing field, since we’ll all have to learn it from scratch.
I would highly recommend “Earthdawn.” I love it. The system is probably my favorite fantasy system, and the setting is original enough you’d all be on an equally clueless playing field.
You can get the free introductory PDF from DriveThruRPG, complete with an explanation of the setting, how magic works, a brief one-shot adventure, 5 premade characters, and an explanation of the combat system.
A+ would recommended 10/10
I spent all day role playing for the first time in my life and I’m in love
Earthdawn is awesome!
What kind of T’skarng? Swordmaster?