cropped-GRT All of you probably know the Free RPG Day. Even though the official Free RPG Day website claims that “consumers worldwide will be able to grab brand new material for a variety of RPGs”. Alas this wasn’t really true for every gamer worldwide. The majority of the Free RPG Day was focused on the United States.

German gamers lead by fellow RPG blogger and designer Moritz Mehlem have now started an initiative to organize a German Free RPG Day. The first Gratisrollenspieltag is planned for February 2, 2013, and several German roleplaying publishers, stores and clubs are participating.

As of today the following publishers agreed to participate:

I am glad that so many German publishers are interested in this project and are willing to invest time, effort and money to make it a reality. Kudos!

I am currently wondering if the German market is actually interesting enough for publishers abroad to participate as well. And what about the dice manufacturer’s like Chessex or Q-Workshop? German gamers need dice, too. But there’s still some time and hopefully a few more participants will sign up.

Nevertheless it’s definitely great that someone has taken up the reins and is organizing a Free RPG Day in Germany.

Michael Wolf is a German games designer and enthusiast best known for his English language role-playing games blog, Stargazer's World, and for creating the free rules-light medieval fantasy adventure game Warrior, Rogue & Mage. He has also worked as an English translator on the German-language Dungeonslayers role-playing game and was part of its editorial team. In addition to his work on Warrior, Rogue & Mage and Dungeonslayers, he has created several self-published games and also performed layout services and published other independent role-playing games such as A Wanderer's Romance, Badass, and the Wyrm System derivative Resolute, Adventurer & Genius, all released through his imprint Stargazer Games. Professionally, he works as a video technician and information technologies specialist. Stargazer's World was started by Michael in August 2008.

3 thoughts on “Gratisrollenspieltag”

  1. I missed the one in the US this year (because I was busy gaming) but I hope all the German gamers get some great stuff.

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