Free RPGs

Welcome to the RPG section of 1KM1KT. Here you’ll find member submissions of tabletop pen and paper role-playing games. All of the RPGs available in this section are free for download and are generally in .pdf format. If you’re interested in submitting your own RPG for publication, please visit our submissions page for details or send it to us using our contact form.

Modos Roleplaying Game

Monday, March 2nd, 2015

Game masters, player-characters, my friends! You’re afraid that this is the same thing that torments me: a game of countless hit points, number-crunching, faceless heroes, and no fellowship of players, but it is not this game!

This game we play for:

  • Character design that begins with character concept, not numbers!
  • Opposed roll rules that mean low rolls aren’t automatic failure!
  • Direct rewards for good roleplaying!
  • Abstract combat positions for your imagination, not the tabletop!
  • Action-based combat instead of turn-based combat!
  • Streamlined rules, great for adding house rules or rules modules!
  • On-the-fly GM features like one-second-monsters and the average-person rule!
  • Many more cool features that let you roleplay the game you want!

What is Modos RPG? A simplified roleplaying system that creates ambiguities in order to allow players and game masters to fill the gaps with imagination. Roleplaying games have historically tried to define things like hit points, damage, and attributes in a conrcrete way; this game leaves the definitions up to its players.

A universal conflict-resolution system allows most things (combat, skill-tests, social conflict) to be resolved in a uniform way, while leaving room for GMs to customize each experience. Furthermore, the game rewards (and encourages) roleplaying in these situations with a direct bonus to die rolls and the hero point, a daily power designed by the player.

GMs will find that this system supports multi-genre play and encourages them to design their own adventures and new rules for sharing in “modules.” This makes it easy to tailor the game to a particular group’s needs, and to find or prepare a new adventure each week.

The Minipeople RPG

Thursday, February 19th, 2015

This is a short little game based on a childhood memory. The concept is that you and your fellows are half an inch tall, trying to survive in human settlements. The resolution mechanic is simple and the game uses only d6s. There is one page of rules, and one page of lore and creatures. Enjoy!

Empty Roads

Wednesday, January 14th, 2015

Empty Roads is a collaborative road-trip RPG created for the 2015 Loreshapers 24h design contest. The theme was “Meeting Strangers”.

In Empty Roads, a single protagonist, created and narrated collaboratively by all players embarks on a journey, meeting various strangers along the way, interacting with them, shaping their and her own life. The story is shaped by the cliches and stereotypes of the road movie genre.

Have fun!

Always Lonely Never Alone

Monday, January 12th, 2015

Welcome to the Cage. This is your new home. You’d better accept it too, for there is no way to leave. You are trapped here. As we are…

Always Lonely, Never Alone is a 24-hour rpg submitted to the 2015 loreshapers contest, meeting strangers. It is about common people suddenly waking up trapped in an unknown complex, the Cage, along with others. Their primary goal is probably to find out how they got there and escape, not necessarily in that order. Above all, though, they have to survive. To do that, they will have to work together, which may prove to be the biggest challenge.

ALNA features quick, random character generation for those who want to get a character fast, special handling of character death, and a light and straightforward set of rules, aimed towards increasing drama and tension.

The game is released under the CC BY-NC-SA license.

Against All Evil: Know Your Enemy

Monday, January 12th, 2015

In this roleplaying game each of you will play a great hero. You fight the evil forces that threaten the land of the free people. You will fight undead and dragons, daemons and dark elves, orcs and evil cults. And eventually you will fail and die.

New heroes will take the place of the old ones and fight against the enemy your old heroes where not able to defeat. You will learn more and more about the enemy you are facing and in the end you will overcome the evil you are facing.

Starguide

Sunday, January 4th, 2015

This is “Starguide” – a little game about Stars, who guide two Wanderers to meet each other.

It is short (something about 2000 signs, I believe), and was written by my – Łukasz “Skavenloft” KoÅ‚odziej, consulted with “MichaÅ‚ “vonMansfeld” Przygodzki and translated by Szymon “Noobirus” Piecha.
We are all freelance game-designers from Poland, and it is first time that we ever try to submit anything for any contest. The whole creation and translation process take us less than twelve hours. English isn’t our first language, but we do our best to translate this as good as we can. We hope you will like this little game as much, as we do

Planet Crashers

Thursday, December 4th, 2014

A comedic one-shot rpg about Galactic bounty Hunters, made in 48 Hours

Kung Fu Hotel

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014

An untested raw game about martial arts tournaments, inspired in dragon ball and kung-fu movies. Mainly focused in pvp combat, which i intended to be fast, intuitive and impartial; with d6 and a french deck to give it a “vintage” touch.

By a Throw of the Dice

Saturday, September 20th, 2014

A Throw of The Dice is a simple and versatile pen and paper role playing game which allows for the infinite possibility of magic without adding complex rules.

Additional material is available from http://mythozoic.blogspot.co.uk/

100 / 3 RPG

Thursday, August 21st, 2014

A percentile RPG on a single page where player characters consist of 3 attributes (Violence, Elegance and Intelligence), a profession, a one-sentenced description of their wishes and weaknesses and two hit points (body and insanity).

When dice have to be rolled, a roll less or equal the most appropriate attribute succeeds, a roll over means failure. The three attributes also come into play when the characters get hurt or face exceptional mental stress.

This RPG is best suited for small campaigns or one-shots and fits into any setting.
It is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share alike License 4.0.

The 100 / 3 RPG homepage is: http://sven.kir.jp/100_3_RPG/