Tales of the Grotesque and Dungeonesque: Gothic Compendium For RPGs

Tales of the Grotesque and Dungeonesque is billed as a “Gothic Fantasy Compendium For Old School Fantasy Role Playing Games.”

I found it quite interesting, especially the introduction, which covers the whole concept of Gothic Literature.

Dungeon Squad RPG

From the website:

Dungeon Squad is a role-playing game designed expressly for young players with short attention spans who demand action and fun. There is a lot of die rolling and some amusing shopping and number-crunching. Characters can be generated in 3 seconds.

Dungeon Squad

Two short adventures for Dungeon Squad

Advanced Dungeon Squad

Alternate Dungeon Squad

Darker Dungeons Free RPG

Darker Dungeons is a free RPG. From the author’s website:

Darker Dungeons is a pen-and-paper role-playing game. It is a sister game to Dark Dungeons and Darkest Dungeons.

Like Dark Dungeons, it is based on a specific out-of-print edition of a specific game which cannot be named for legal reasons. However, unlike Dark Dungeons it doesn’t try to faithfully emulate that game. Instead, it tries to bring it up to date by replacing many of the disparate game mechanics with a unified system (although it is careful to keep the probabilities of success/failure of actions the same to within +/-5%, so the feel of the game is very similar to Dark Dungeons).

Additionally, Darker Dungeons takes advantage of the fact that it does not need to stick to its source material as closely by including other changes, including:

Ability Scores and hit points no longer being randomly generated.
Changes to classes (the human Mystic has been replaced by the demi-human Lupine, the Mountebank has been added, and the Magic-User and Elf have been swapped).
Removal of Alignment.
The ability for clerics and magic-users (and elves) to specialise in one or more types of spell at the cost of being less good with other types.
Shields no longer giving a flat bonus to armour class, but instead characters spending Proficiency slots on them to get their bonuses, just like weapons.
The removal of Shield Weapons (Knife Shield, Horn Shield, etc.), and the addition of Flails and Morning Stars.

The game is self-contained in a single book which you can download for free, or if you prefer you can buy the book in printed form.

Savage Barsoom

Savage Barsoom are rules for playing games set on Edgar Rice Burrough’s Mars using Pinnacle’s Savage Worlds game.

Dark Crystal RPG

Dark Crystal was a strange movie, but here’s an RPG based on the Jim Henson film.