Free RPG Day 2020

Tuesday, June 9, 2019

Prepare for the New and Improved Free RPG Day!

July 25, 2020

Free RPG Day works with top RPG Publishers to create the can’t miss RPG event of the year at hobby game stores around the world.

Participating retailers receive an abundance of new and exclusive RPG adventures, products, and accessories to provide the ultimate day of RPG gaming with giveaways and massive foot traffic.

Gamers get to play new games, publishers get exposure and hype for their core products, and retailers get booming sales.

Paizo is proud to again sponsor Free RPG Day and we are excited to unveil our adventures for you today!

Pathfinder Adventure: Little Trouble in Big Absalom

Always living in the shadows is hard when you’re a clever and regal creature like a kobold. Now it’s time to make a name for yourself and bring honor and prestige to your clan.

In Little Trouble in Big Absalom, you take on the role of one of five kobolds from the Hookclaw clan tasked with exploring a treasure-laden vault discovered by a team of Hookclaw diggers. Enticed by the potential wealth, the kobolds brave terrible dangers in what turns out to be a *spoiler* before being asked by the kind old lady to retrieve her magical hedge trimmer from a neighbor’s garden.

Little Trouble in Big Absalom includes two mini adventures that can be played back to back or alone—filling as much or as little time as you have for madcap adventure. In addition, the five pregenerated kobold characters provide a preview of the upcoming Pathfinder Advanced Player’s Guide in this exciting offering for Free RPG Day! Grab some dice and some friends and play the role of determined kobolds!

Starfinder Adventure: Skitter Home

Even the most helpful six-armed heroes sometimes need a little rest and relaxation. But while on vacation to their homeworld, our veteran skittermanders come face-to-face with a threat far more dangerous than they could have expected. Once again, this fuzzy crew must save the day!

In these unique adventures, players can tackle two harrowing incidents in any order they wish, or they can play them separately as standalone sessions. In the first, they party at Reetamander, a festival celebrating a lunar eclipse on the skittermanders’ homeworld, but are forced to confront a villain who attempts to sabotage the festivities. In the second, their underground hunting expedition turns into a rescue mission when stridermanders—massive, terrifying cousins of the skittermander species—wreak havoc in the caves.

In addition to these versatile adventures, this book includes four pregenerated characters that are ready to play, with full stat blocks and backstories. The inside covers include all of the maps needed for this adventure.

Skitter Home is a raucous affair written for the popular Starfinder Roleplaying Game. It’s intended for four 4th-level skittermander characters who are looking for some fun before jumping into action like the helpful heroes that they are.

Join in the fun and grab a copy of Paizo's Free RPG Day offerings while supplies last. These special adventures were created specifically for Free RPG Day 2020. The print editions will be available for sale and free PDF downloads will be available on paizo.com 30 days after Free RPG Day.

See our past Pathfinder First Edition Free RPG Day Adventures here.

See our past Starfinder Free RPG Day Adventures here.

See our Pathfinder Playtest Free RPG Day Adventure here.

Let’s rally for retailers wherever we can. Click here to find a participating store near you!

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Liberty's Edge

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Woot! This news gets me all skittery.

Grand Lodge

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Time to play some Hookclaw Kobolds!


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Pathfinder Card Game Subscriber

Nice! Can't wait!

Edit: and no PACS offering it seems, but if anyone is wanting to try out last year's it's available here for free

Grand Lodge

Pathfinder Adventure, Lost Omens, Pawns, Rulebook Subscriber

Now that's an adventure!

Liberty's Edge

Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Superscriber; Pathfinder Starfinder Roleplaying Game Subscriber

cannot wait for these

Grand Lodge

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Pathfinder Card Game, Lost Omens, Rulebook Subscriber

"It's all in the reflexes!!"

Silver Crusade

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Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

BOLDS


BOLDS! Pretty pretty pleeease tell me the kobolds use the APG classes!

Liberty's Edge

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Pathfinder Adventure, Adventure Path, Lost Omens, Starfinder Adventure Path, Starfinder Maps Subscriber

Love the covers especially the starfinder!

Dark Archive

KOBOLDS!


No participating retailers near me, but I'm putting 30-days-after-Free-RPG-Day on my calendar so I can get a copy!

Grand Archive

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Pathfinder Pathfinder Accessories Subscriber; Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Superscriber
Quote:
before being asked by the kind old lady to retrieve her magical hedge trimmer from a neighbor’s garden.

Why is this capturing my imagination so much more than all the rest of the description... I'm sure there's something more to that. It's just too... "normal"... xD

Silver Crusade

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These sound amazing. I'm looking forward to both!


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Pathfinder Adventure Path, Lost Omens, Pathfinder Accessories, Rulebook Subscriber; Pathfinder Battles Case Subscriber

Thus ends the adventures of Reta Bigbad....

Kobolds!


Heh! The crowdfunding campaign for the German translation of Age of Ashes leaked the title of Big Trouble in Little Absalom 24 hours ago!

Grand Lodge

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We Be Kobolds!

Paizo Employee Director of Brand Strategy

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Syri wrote:
Heh! The crowdfunding campaign for the German translation of Age of Ashes leaked the title of Big Trouble in Little Absalom 24 hours ago!

(╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻

Sovereign Court Contributor-Subscriber-Venture Lieutenant

Mark Moreland wrote:
Syri wrote:
Heh! The crowdfunding campaign for the German translation of Age of Ashes leaked the title of Big Trouble in Little Absalom 24 hours ago!
(╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻

Are you sure it's not "großer ärger in kleinen Absalom"?

Silver Crusade

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Mark Moreland wrote:
Syri wrote:
Heh! The crowdfunding campaign for the German translation of Age of Ashes leaked the title of Big Trouble in Little Absalom 24 hours ago!
(╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻

Well, they did get the title wrong, as it's Little Trouble in Big Absalom.

Wait, Germans got something wrong. They've made a factual error. What year is it, is this 202...

*opens the window, sees the pale red moon about to collide with the Earth*

Grand Lodge

Pathfinder Companion, Pathfinder Accessories, Pawns, Starfinder Accessories, Starfinder Adventure Path, Starfinder Roleplaying Game, Starfinder Society Subscriber; Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Superscriber

Given the current state of the world right now, is there any plan to do any kind of digital release on July 25th?


Pathfinder Card Game, Companion Subscriber; Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Charter Superscriber

These sound awesome!

Paizo Employee Marketing & Media Manager

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Partizanski wrote:
Given the current state of the world right now, is there any plan to do any kind of digital release on July 25th?

We asked. No. This is about retailers.


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KitsuneWarlock wrote:
Mark Moreland wrote:
Syri wrote:
Heh! The crowdfunding campaign for the German translation of Age of Ashes leaked the title of Big Trouble in Little Absalom 24 hours ago!
(╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻
Are you sure it's not "großer ärger in kleinen Absalom"?

No, it's actually planned to keep the English title, to preserve the association to the movie, which also was named in English in Germany. But then, the guys who made the crowdfunding page didn't get the joke. Probably someone thought, "Wait, this must be wrong..."


Gorbacz wrote:
Mark Moreland wrote:
Syri wrote:
Heh! The crowdfunding campaign for the German translation of Age of Ashes leaked the title of Big Trouble in Little Absalom 24 hours ago!
(╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻

Well, they did get the title wrong, as it's Little Trouble in Big Absalom.

Wait, Germans got something wrong. They've made a factual error. What year is it, is this 202...

*opens the window, sees the pale red moon about to collide with the Earth*

Actually, the German Pathfinder releases often get the titles wrong (or at least very inaccurate). What's worse, sometimes they make mistakes within the actual rules (I have seen a few instances where a little detail was left out, making the rule work totally different from the English original). That, and the fact that some translations sound very odd (at least to me), is the reason I stick to the English books.

Getting back to the actual topic, I would also be interested in knowing whether there will be a change to the digital release plan.
Also, will the sanctioning for PFS/SFS be ready on Free RPG day?


Starfinder Superscriber

Man I HOPE that stores are open again by then.


They are open in our area.

Silver Crusade

:D

I'm so looking forward to Skitter Home!

And I might actually play Little Trouble in Big Absalom despite not caring for PF2 because kobolds!


redeux wrote:

Nice! Can't wait!

Edit: and no PACS offering it seems, but if anyone is wanting to try out last year's it's available here for free

Sad, but both the PF2 and SFS adventures look fun.


Sigh...crap...more monster PC's Adventures for free RPG Day. :(

Grand Lodge

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Awesome can't wait to get my hands on both.


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Pathfinder Adventure, Adventure Path, Lost Omens Subscriber

I am excite!

Shadow Lodge

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Berselius wrote:
Sigh...crap...more monster PC's Adventures for free RPG Day. :(

Well, at least they're very popular (which is, after all, the point).

Let's face it - it could be "Risen from the Sands II"

Silver Crusade

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Berselius wrote:
Sigh...crap...more monster PC's Adventures for free RPG Day. :(

Plot twist, one of the pregens is a paladin of Apsu.

Silver Crusade

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Berselius wrote:
Sigh...crap...more monster PC's Adventures for free RPG Day. :(

Well, Skittermanders can be a legal race in Starfinder Society and Kobolds are one of the 5 ancestries in the upcoming Advanced Player's guide, so they are kind of normal adventurers.

Considering the number of legal races in SFS, just having fur, 6 arms, and being super helpful puts you dedicatedly on the "normal" side of races ^^

Dark Archive

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There is kobold background in one of PFS chronicles :3 I'm expecting my kobold pathfinders~<3

Scarab Sages

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KO-BOLD KO-BOLD KO-BOLD KO-BOLD KO-BOLD KO-BOLD

Silver Crusade

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Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

MITEY DRAGONS!


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Ugh! Kobold Cleaver will NEVER let us hear the end of this.


Paizo Charter Superscriber; Pathfinder Companion, Pathfinder Accessories Subscriber; Starfinder Charter Superscriber
Andreas Forster wrote:
Actually, the German Pathfinder releases often get the titles wrong (or at least very inaccurate).

Like what, for example?

Sovereign Court

Pathfinder Battles Case Subscriber; Pathfinder Lost Omens Subscriber

Kobolds sound fun. IMO more fun than goblins.

Liberty's Edge

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*a purple kobold dressed in the uniform of an Eagle Knight gets a box*

*sees box is too short, puts another box atop it, then clambers atop it*

"Ahem. It is a fervent hope of this trueblood that future Society agents will not have to go through as severe a vetting process as goblins did. The freedom of truebloods is foundationally important to the freedom of Absalom and the Pathfinder Society."

*they formally salute, then hop down*

Grand Lodge

JohnF wrote:
Berselius wrote:
Sigh...crap...more monster PC's Adventures for free RPG Day. :(

Well, at least they're very popular (which is, after all, the point).

Let's face it - it could be "Risen from the Sands II"

Oof, don't remind me. I was not a fan of that one, and neither were our local players.


Will the PF2 and SF modules be sanctioned for PFS2 and SFS?

Will the pregens and sanctioning be available before Free RPG day?

Grand Lodge

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Tempest_Knight wrote:

Will the PF2 and SF modules be sanctioned for PFS2 and SFS?

Will the pregens and sanctioning be available before Free RPG day?

I am not OrgPlay Leadership. But in general, that is what has happened every other year. I expect it will happen this year as well.

Alas, in store gaming is not happening in Minnesota with the pandemic. This will be the first Free RPG Day where I won't be GMing for the actual event. :/

Hmm

Scarab Sages

Looking forward to these stories!!

Paizo Employee Marketing & Media Manager

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Just a thought... whenever your favorite local game store does open, or if they are open, but run out of stock, or if they are not participating, you could download the free PDF (30 days later), or order the print from us, and game at the store, at home or on Twitch. Buy stuff in their store, because that is the point. Invite newbies. Take pics. Post on social media. Tag us. We could repost. It could be a thing. It could work around the world and last a whole year. What do you think?


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I'm also sad that PACG/PACS seems to have been abandoned. I ran "We Be Heroes?" at my local gaming store last year, and it was a blast!


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Given the current state of the world and Paizo employees having to still work at home, I'm surprised we're even getting a Free RPG Day set of mini-adventures. Hopefully when things get more manageable next year, we can see about them doing another PACG addition.


The 2nd picture is for a "Stafinder Adventure"? I think this might call for some crowfunding . . . .

Paizo Employee Marketing & Media Manager

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UnArcaneElection wrote:

The 2nd picture is for a "Stafinder Adventure"? I think this might call for some crowfunding . . . .

Thanks, we will fix the typo on Monday. Have a good weekend.

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