Free RPG Day 2020 Is Almost Here!

Wednesday, June 22, 2020

The new and improved Free RPG Day is Saturday 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 stores will have RPG gaming with exclusive new adventures, as well as tons of giveaways and prizes!

Find a retailer near you!

Combined image of game covers for Pathfinder: Big Trouble In Little Absalom and Starfinder: Skitter Home

Paizo is proud to again sponsor Free RPG Day. We unveiled our adventures for you here!

Some retailers have curbside pickup and others have started early so don’t wait. Join in the fun and grab a copy of Paizo's Free RPG Day offerings while supplies last!

Adventures Ahead!

Aaron Shanks
Marketing and Media Manager

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I know it's a rough time for FLGSs everywhere. Looks like my local stuff is canceled, so no curbside for me.

Thanks for putting these together, Paizo! Looks like I'll be waiting for the online releases this time around.

Horizon Hunters

Will these adventures be sanctioned for PFS/SFS play? I'd kind of like to organize something via the local lodge's discord if they are.

Paizo Employee Organized Play Manager

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Gnollvalue wrote:
Will these adventures be sanctioned for PFS/SFS play? I'd kind of like to organize something via the local lodge's discord if they are.

Yes, and we'll have details in our blog tomorrow.

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When I reached out to a local store about this and sanctioned games, they said Paizo instructed them not to host games.

Dark Archive

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Cyrad wrote:
When I reached out to a local store about this and sanctioned games, they said Paizo instructed them not to host games.

Paizo doesn't tell stores whether to host games or not, but the local Venture Officers might not believe it is safe for society members to play in person yet where you are and thus have declined to organise in person events and passed on that recommendation in the spirit of keeping our community safe.


Pathfinder Starfinder Roleplaying Game Subscriber

I was looking at running these at my local store, but was wondering if you will have printable assets (character sheets, and maps) up for us to download and print.


Pathfinder Adventure, Adventure Path, Rulebook Subscriber

I glanced at local stores, and it looks like the closest one might not be offering free adventures unless you spend $45 or more at the shop. Is that normal? Or am I misunderstanding all this?


Not this year for me, I would have to hop on a plane to do so thanks to the virus :(.

More cancelled plans.


Pathfinder Adventure, Lost Omens, Rulebook Subscriber

I know some stores are running virtually and to support the store instead of coming in you pay a seat fee. I'm glad free RPG day is giving them more options with how in-person play varies by country and state.

Grand Lodge

Sporkedup wrote:
I glanced at local stores, and it looks like the closest one might not be offering free adventures unless you spend $45 or more at the shop. Is that normal? Or am I misunderstanding all this?

The product boxes do cost the stores about $100 each. Every store I've been to does it a little differently. Some limit the number of items per customer while others let you take one of each. I've seen small seat fees for in store events but never a large purchase requirement.

The big store in my area didn't order any this year because they can't hold in store events this size. I get to drive from Anoka to Waconia to get my Skittermanders. I mean I COULD wait and get the pdf here, but I hate waiting.

Grand Lodge

BTW, if your local area does let you run in store, the Near Space pawn set has the Skittermanders you're looking for.

Paizo Employee Organized Play Associate

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Jester878 wrote:
I was looking at running these at my local store, but was wondering if you will have printable assets (character sheets, and maps) up for us to download and print.

We are not able to put any digital assets up until one month after Free RPG Day, per our contracts with the event. We will have printable chronicles up for Society credit, but that's all we can provide.


Pathfinder Adventure, Lost Omens, Rulebook Subscriber

Have the chronicle sheets been released?

Grand Lodge

Waiting for the PDF's................................................


Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

Guess I will be waiting for the Pdf.


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Yeah, seems strange Paizo went with business as usual with the PDF releases and it's restrictions. Under all the COVID-19 lockdowns and such across the globe.


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Pathfinder Adventure, Adventure Path Subscriber

@willot: Paizo isn't in a position to decide here, they have to adhere to Free RPD Day regulations (see above):

Alex Speidel wrote:
We are not able to put any digital assets up until one month after Free RPG Day, per our contracts with the event. We will have printable chronicles up for Society credit, but that's all we can provide.

Shadow Lodge

Still no word on the chronicle sheets?

Paizo Employee Organized Play Manager

I wound up running into some issues that need developer/editorial team resolution, so my aims of "next week" - based on my timelines - have moved to "before public release", as the devs need to also keep scenarios/bounties moving through their processes and need to take a few days to sleep/breathe/eat post Gen Con rush. We will post here as soon as the files are uploaded to the product page.

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