Category Archives: Freebies

Dungeonslayers

Recently I stumbled upon a new rules-light roleplaying game called “Dungeonslayers”. Dungeonslayers consists of 12 pages of rules and is meant as a fun and easy to play fantasy RPG. There is no setting provided with the rules and it’s obviously meant to run dungeon adventures but I am sure you could easily run any kind of adventure. The game is free and was released unter Creative Commons 2.0.
There is currently only a german version of the rules, but since it’s released under CC it should be no big problem to translate it to English.
The official site has the latest rules and several character and equipment sheets available for download.

Roleplaying music – “The Witcher”

Recently CDProjekt has released the Enhanced Edition of its roleplaying game “The Witcher”. The game uses a heavily modified Neverwinter Nights engine and it’s based on the novels by Andzrej Sapkowski. One part of the games re-release was the soundtrack that you can now get for free!

The download consists of a ZIP file (approx. 191 MBytes in size) that contains the official score and “Music inspired by The Witcher”.

The official score was composed by Adam Skorupa and Paweł Błaszczak. Instead of some of the other soundtracks I recommended for roleplaying purposes the music from The Witcher is not atmospheric but more melodical, making heavy use of choirs (or samples sounding like choirs) and there are pieces that sound like medieval tavern music.

“Music inspired by The Witcher” is a compilation of songs that were inspired by the computer game. It contains songs from different genres and most of the tracks weren’t exactly my cup of tea. But your mileage may vary.

If you are interested to learn more about the Witcher check out the great Witcher Wiki. By the way, there’s also a Polish roleplaying game set into the world of the Witcher novels called Wiedźmin: Gra Wyobraźni. But as far as I know this game was never translated to English.

The Witcher OST – “Dusk in Northern Kingdom”

Roleplaying music – “Thief – Deadly Shadows”

When “Thief – Deadly Shadows” (aka Thief III) was released, Ion Storm also made the games’ soundtrack available for download. The games’ score consist of 16 atmospheric tracks that were composed by Eric Brosius.
The soundtrack has some tracks that work good when you try to create an eerie mood, but it also works great when running a dungeon adventure.
The complete soundtrack can be downloaded here.

“Thief – Deadly Shadows” – Pavelock Prison

UPDATE: The download link should work now.