Monday, June 15, 2009

Best Free Setting?

Posting might be sort of light this week, due to some computer troubles, but things should be back to normal before too long.

What I'd like right now is input on the best free RPG setting out there. Meaning, a setting hosted or available for free somewhere online. Something that puts numerous professional settings to shame. If you can, please provide in the comments a link and a few words as to why it has such a high AF (Awesome Factor).

To start things off, I really enjoy the World of Farland (new mechanics and writing to rival the big boys) and Agyris, for great cartography and a deep, engaging style. Your turn!

12 comments:

Siskoid said...

How about the real world?

Too obvious?

Zachary The First said...

Just a smidge. :)

Rob Lang said...

Zenobia still gets my vote. The more I think about it, the more I think 'gosh'. it's got ancient deserts, superb magic and loads of feeling to it.

If your readers are having trouble picking a setting to be their favourite, you can scan the FRPGB Directory for settings like this. There are 135 in there at the moment, so there are plenty to choose.

Finally, thanks for the heads-up on on World of Farland and Agyris. I'll be watching the comments for any more. :)

Bonemaster said...

Haven't looked Agyris in a long time. If memory serves. The guy behind Agyris use to have one of the first UGT (Ultimate Gaming Tables).

Jay said...

I was really digging World of Thool:
http://thool.wikidot.com/

It had a companion blog that was nuked off the web (just recently) by the author for reasons still unknown.

David Macauley said...

David Bezio's The Phoenix Barony. It can be downloaded free or purchased via donation.

http://stores.lulu.com/grubman

BlUsKrEEm said...

I've got to second David Macauley's suggestion of the Pheonix Barony. It's a great vanilla setting with a spectacular presentation.

Akarius said...

What about...
Karanblade
Maelstrom
The World of Therra

Age of Fable said...

I like Smaragdis (reviewed at http://thefreerpgblog.blogspot.com/2008/11/lost-in-smaragdis-by-dariel-r-quiogue.html)

Zachary The First said...

Great work, guys! Any others?

Stargazer said...

My own free setting Ad Astra may not actually be better than a lot of published ones, but it's definitively worth a look.

You can check it out on www.stargazersworld.com/ad-astra

Sean said...

The World of Santharia:

http://www.santharia.com/

The site navigation always confuses me, but the maps are incredible.