the wonder of role-playing games: reviews, solo rpgs, old-school & narrative games

15 Jun 2017

Friday Grab Bag: Zines, Free RPG Day

Bookkeeping Notes: I get commissions for purchases made through some links in this post.


A list of available old school zines. Some free, some paid. And you can get the latest issue of Codex, the Gauntlet’s monthly RPG fanzine for free. It has a Dungeon World starter, a story game of Celtic Myth, and

Free Games And Resources

Over 20 years of Free RPGs from Jeff Moore. LostPangolin’s curated list of solo RPG resources. Elventower has some good-looking isometric maps on his website, for example, Aboleth’s Lair. Looks like you need to support his patreon for a high-res PDF but you can download the image file without a pledge. Plus, the maps have an open license for non-commercial use. Neat. And here is a random God generator. And Free RPG Day is this Saturday. DTRPG runs a sale with lots of free and PWYW stuff.

Free RPG Day


Tina Trillitzsch is very knowable about narrative games and indie games. If you also like them, check out her Weekly Indie RPG Review Week 23 (and beyond).

RPG Reviews

Venger Satanis critically reviews How To Write Adventure Modules That Don’t Suck on his blog here and here. Looks like the book is a mixed bag. The Metamorphica Revised: Old-School RPG Book Review by Ben Milton:

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