Saturday, June 20, 2015
Free RPG Day, One and Done
Last year I passed on Free RPG Day because the two stores that were participating in the area just annoy the shit out of me. This year I decided to return to one and give it a try and I'm glad I did. First thing, in the past they only allowed you one thing from the box. This year they allowed me to select three things. I dragged the wife along to get a few more additional items. Two, the guy who runs the gaming session is one I'm not a fan of and is the dipshit feature in this post. However, this year he was friendly and I actually had a conversation with him. The other cool thing is that they had stuff from the previous years to pick from.
So here's what I got.
I grabbed two Goodman Games products, the DCC GM's Screen. I thought this was an excellent idea for the DCC folks. Then I grabbed a 5th edition adventure Into the Dragon's Maw. I've been playing in a 5e game on and off and I go back and forth about writing an adventure specifically for the system.
Heirs of Olympus was a 2008 Free RPG Day offering. I liked the look of this one. or layout purposes. I am attempting to educate myself on layout and improving what I produce in the future. I grabbed this to check it out for layout purposes.
A Nightmare at Hill Manor was a 2011 offering. I got this because of my interest in Esoterrorists. I thought I could mine it for ideas. It looks like a well put together product and I think it'll be a fun read.
Better Than Any Man, that was two years ago. Probably one of the better items produced for RPGDay. I grabbed a copy of this one because I know folks overseas don't get a chance at these items so I basically got it to give it away to someone. I'll post the giveaway here in a day or two.
The final two products I got were Pathfinder books. The first book is Dungeons of Golarion. It's a book of short adventures. Not much more to say. heh. And the last book is Battle of Bloodmarch Hill, book 1 of 6 of the Giantslayer adventure path. I grabbed it because it was the first in the series and those seem the most difficult to get.
Overall, a good day for RPGs. I didn't get a chance to play, but I'm cool with that. Hit the bookstore after wards and got a little writing done. Hope your Free RPG Day went well also.