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.

Other Skylines

Saturday, December 21st, 2013

Other Skylines is a rules-light generic game that uses a narrative character creation system and encourages collaborative storytelling through a task resolution system that uses die rolls to determine who narrates an action’s outcome.

Tiny Quest

Saturday, December 21st, 2013

A tabletop RPG is a roleplaying game played with other people. One of those people takes on the role of the GM, who creates the world and controls all the characters in it, and also resolves any questions about the rules. The other players make player characters (PC), special characters the GM does not control. The players each control one PC, and use them to explore the world the GM has created. Due to the GM being there to make on the fly rulings, tabletop RPG’s allow you to try almost anything.

Pocket FU

Monday, December 16th, 2013

This is a pocket version of the excellent Free Universal RPG by Nathan Russell. The abridgement and layout is by A.Lannan. The intended use is as a quick reference for players already familiar with the full rules available at http://nathanrussell.net/fu, or as a tool for experienced players to quickly introduce new players to this great rpg.

Wacky Love

Monday, December 16th, 2013

What? You though you were born a Protagonist? Not a chance! If you want to be the Protagonist of this movie, you’ll have to win the Love Interest’s heart before the other Protagonists-to-be do.

Wacky Love is a game where you take the role of a Protagonist-to-be and square of against the others to become the Protagonist of a Romantic Comedy Movie. Think you’ll be the one?

Artifacts and Ambitions

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013

Sentient Artifacts with magical powers help people through their troubles. For a price, of course. You play both a person in desperation and an artifact and barter for use of powers with the very essence of your being.

Submitted to the 2013 Harder Than Granite 24 Hour RPG Competition.

The Bodhisattva’s Smile

Saturday, November 30th, 2013

At the ends of the known world, hidden in a sacred cave, there lie a group of ancient semi-divine beings who have remained in the physical plane to assist those who have yet to achieve divine peace. This game tells the stories of the wanderers who seek nirvana, and the enigmatic guides who determine if they are worthy.

Designed in 24 hours for the 2013 “Harder than Granite” challenge. To play this game you’ll also need some tokens, a magic eight ball, and a copy of the “Mandala of All Things”.

Daring Adventures

Saturday, November 30th, 2013

Daring Adventures offers quick, no-prep superhero roleplaying, roughly in the style of golden age comics. It’s for the 2013 24 Hour RPG contest, so it’s in pocketmod form and uses no numbers. You’ll need a deck of cards and some tokens to play, plus good eyes and enough patience to read through once before play; the organization was pretty much dictated by the space constraints, so it’s not written to my usual standard of clarity.

Make the King

Saturday, November 30th, 2013

Make The King is a small RPG about three characters trying to become King, while the old King Keeton is dying: the King’s rightful heir, the supreme general, and the King’s bastard son.

They will take turns in trying to gain the King’s favor, but they also must take care of the Kingdom, under attack from an invading army.

Agents of SPECTRUM

Saturday, November 30th, 2013

Entry for 24-Hour “Harder Than Granite” competition.

Become middle-management for the greatest espionage organization in the world: SPECTRUM.

House of Unusual Size

Saturday, November 30th, 2013

The PCs wake with no memories and find themselves trapped in Keeton Manor–a mysterious mansion of infinite size. They must struggle to discover their own identities and the nature of their relationship to the haunted Keeton family while desperately seeking a way to escape to house.

The House of Unusual Size uses a round-robin GM system, which alternates GM and player duties during each scene and gives the group a chance to experiment with genres and narrative styles during each session.

Created for the Harder Than Granite 24 Hour RPG Competition.