The best games of Free RPG Day, including Root, Zombicide and indie RPG

Free RPG Day is this Saturday, October 16th. Although it does not receive as much attention as the Free Comic Book Day every year, it may be the more interesting of the two events.This is not only your chance to go Your friendly local game store Get some free things, this is also a good opportunity to play games and meet new players in the community.

Polygon has the opportunity to preview all products that will be launched this year. This is the top five we picked.You can find the complete list On the official website.

Level 1: Independent RPG Anthology, Volume 2

Image: Level 9 game

The most exciting projects this year are also the most intensive. Produced by 9th Level Games (Kobold ate my baby, Business wizards), Level 1: Independent RPG anthology Came back the next year. This thick booklet can be used as a small paperback novel, but it contains a lot of light-rule tabletop role-playing game (TTRPG) experiences that you can pick up and play immediately.My favorite is Baby ivory, go through Whitney DraglioThis is an exploration of what it means to be a hybrid, told through the lens of the most unknown creature in all role-playing. Tell your story, take off your helmet, and show your character’s true self on the dining table.

Root: a quick start to the role-playing game Bertram’s Cove

Leather game Root: Woodland Power Game Suffer from cute animal art.There is not enough game material at all Kyle FerrinBrilliant works (also available in the recent The Oath: Chronicles of Empire and Exile), so the good guys of the magpie game (Legend of Avatar: RPG) Made a TTRPG. Unlike some other products this year, Magpie’s beautifully crafted brochure actually contains everything you need to get started, no downloads or additional printing are required.

Blue Rose Quick Start

On the cover of the blue rose, the queen was surrounded by jewels and bare branches.

Picture: Green Ronin Press

Initial funding Crowdfunding In 2015, the second edition of Green Wave Man blue Rose It is a complicated romantic fantasy game with a lot of swords and magic. The system was far ahead when it was first launched in 2005 and is known for its inclusiveness, and claims authors such as Mercedes Lacchi, Diane Duane, and Tamora Pierce are its sources of inspiration. Regardless of gender or sexual orientation, the Aldis country welcomes everyone. It also has the most gorgeous artwork of any free RPG day module this year.

Cough!Cthulhu: A Quick Tour of France

Modifius warn!Cthulhu, Based on its proprietary 2d20 system (Dunes: Adventures of the Empire, Fallout: Role-playing game), by mixing some good, old-fashioned cosmic horror, making killing Nazis fun again.The adventure starts here In media resources, The player character stands at the door of the airdrop area of ​​the European fort, dark and dangerous secrets lurking in the countryside below. It includes readily available player characters and a set of quick start rules.

Zombicide Chronicles Task Manual

Finally, one of the most streamlined products this year comes from CMON, which requires you to download the entire 58 page quick start rule set And make some player characters to understand your position. However, once you do this, there will be a series of vicious encounters. The first occurred on a cruise ship, the second occurred in a luxurious day spa, and the third occurred in a dimly lit parking lot. Looking forward to a brutal and bloody event consistent with the bloody board game series.