Free RPG day Review

Last month we ran a free RPG day in order to give people a chance to try out some classic systems and a few systems that have not yet been released.

Jake ran a scenario for call of Cthulhu 7th ed to give the players a taste of this classic investigative horror game.

For those of you who are unfamiliar with this system here is a brief overview of the world in which it is set:

The Old Ones ruled the earth aeons before the rise of man. Traces of their cyclopean cities can still be found on remote islands, buried amid the shifting desert sands, and in the frozen wastes of the polar extremes. Originally, they came to this world from the stars. They sleep now, some deep within the earth or beneath the sea. When the stars are right they shall again walk the earth.

Call of Cthulhu is a table top roleplaying game based upon the worlds of H. P. Lovecraft. It is a game of secrets, mysteries, and horror. Playing the role of steadfast investigators, you travel to strange and dangerous places, uncover foul plots, and stand against the terrors of the Cthulhu Mythos. You encounter sanity-blasting entities, monsters, and insane cultists. Within strange and forgotten tomes of lore you discover revelations that man was not meant to know. You and your companions may very well decide the fate of the world.

Liz ran a scenario for the newest edition of the classic Dungeons and dragons Role playing game.

Set in this classic fantasy setting D&D 5th edition gives freedom back to players for a more streamlined and immersive game that brings the roleplaying back to the forefront of the game with combat now being much more flexible and easier for the DM to manage no matter how varied the party may be.  With several campaign books now available for the system and so much support from the homebrew community there has never been a better time to jump in to this classic system.

I ran the new warhammer 40k roleplaying game Wrath and Glory.

This latest instalment in roleplay games set in the 40k universe is brought to you by Ulisses north America gives the players a chance to dive into the grim darkness of the 41st millennium and write their own legend as agents of the imperium.  With several classes to choose ranging from one of the stalwart guardsmen of the Astra Millitarum to the chosen elite of the Adeptus Astartes there is a role for everyone.  The game utilises a D6 system that keeps the combat moving at a good pace and truly captures the fast paced and hectic warzones of the far future.  This game has not yet been released but should be available in the near future so keep your eyes peeled loyal citizens of the imperium.

Clare ran the Narative storytelling rpg Kids on bikes.

This system puts you in the shoes of a group of youngsters in a small town in the 80's before smartphones or the internet were so readily available and when the strange and the unknown were not so easily explained.  Pulling its inspiration from shows and films such as stranger things and the goonies this easy to play system truly evokes the feeling of adventure and fear that delving into the unknown used to give us.  This immersive system is currently shipping to its kickstarter backers and should be available through retailers soon.