Metagaming’s The Fantasy Trip is one of my favorite games of all time. It’s one of the core products that drew me inexorably into the gaming world. Here’s a page with a great number of resources for The Fantasy Trip.
Microlite 74 is a set of free role playing rules that emulates the original edition of a certain world famous role playing game.
Microlite 81 is an old school RPG with the flavor of a certain game released circa 1981. The author writes:
The first (and with luck only) Release Candidate version of Microlite81 Complete is now available for download and comment. Microlite81 Complete is intended to be standard Microlite81 with more complete descriptions of spells, monsters, and magic items and a few extras like an example of play and instructions for GMs which will hopefully make the game more friendly to players with less experience with old school gaming. Microlite81 Complete allows the GM to select which version of the “core game rules” to use (the standard B/X-like rules from Microlite81 or the B/X-like rules with the author’s house rules from the early 1980s added as in Microlite81 Extended).
Force Nine is a free science fiction Role Playing Game in the spirit of Aliens.
FORCE 9 is a science-fiction roleplaying game set in a galaxy at war with a bug-like alien menace. The Player Characters are part of a special Space Marine unit assigned to combat the bug Hive Mind before it comsumes all of mankind. FORCE 9 takes much of its inspiration from the Alien films (especially the second), and more recently, Starship Troopers.
FORCE 9 has been designed as a “pamphlet game” – in other words, only the essentials required for play are included here (spiced up a tad with cool graphics, of course). The hardcopy, plain text version of the game should take up no more than nine letter size pages. Future expansions will be provided, detailing other parts of the setting, more Space Marine missions, new equipment and enemies, etc.
FORCE 9 may have grown a little beyond its origins, but it was initially designed as a “beer and pretzels” game – something simple and fun to play as a break from your regular roleplaying. We think it still works great in this respect. Character creation is fast, the setting and tone are familiar to any sci-fi fan, and missions seem to write themselves. If your gaming group finds itself with a free afternoon, don’t pick up those Magic decks, generate some Space Marines and kick alien ass!
Dungeons and Dagon is a free RPG of adventure in the world of the Cthulhu Mythos.