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Post Posted: Mon Mar 19, 2012 8:20 pm 
 

I did a search, and I don't think this has been brought up yet.  Here's the web-site:

http://www.freerpgday.com/index.htm

I am curious what people think of the items offered this year and what they think will be hot.  I am guessing the Pathfinder Adventures(especially the Orcus one as they are limited to 3 per set), but if WOTC offers another Dark Sun Adventure, that'll likely do well too.

Here are the free rpg items this year (so far):

   Amarillo Design Bureau
   Sample (1 per box), Prime Directive Adventure, "Space Colony Aldorado"
   Blue Panther
   Sample (1 per box), Dice Tower
   Catalyst Game Labs
   Gold (10 ber box), A Time of War: BattleTech RPG/Shadowrun Quickstart flipbook
   Catalyst Game Labs
   Gold (10 ber box), Cosmic Patrol RPG Quickstart
   Chessex
   Silver, 4 Commerative Dice For Store Owner
   Columbia Games
   Platinum (15 per box), Harn Quickstart with world map
   Dice Candies
   Sample (1 per box), Set of 6 chocolate polyhedral dice
   Eden Studios
   Silver (5 per box), Conspiracy X Quickstart & Adventure
   Fantasy Flight Games
   Gold (10 per box), TBA
   Gaming Paper
   Sample (1 per box), TBA Pathfinder Adventure
   Goodman Games
   Bronze (3 per box), DCC RPG Quickstart
   Jon Brazer Enterprises
   Bronze (3 per box), Pathfinder, "Shadowsfall: Temple of Orcus"
   Louis Porter Jr. Design
   Bronze (3 per box), NeoExodus Pathfinder Adventure
   OffWorld Designs
   Sample (1 per box), "Ask me about Free RPG Day" T-Shirt (XL) for employees.
   Paizo
   Platinum (15 per box), Pathfinder Adventure, Dawn of the Scarlet Sun
   Pamean Games
   Sample (1 per box), Brass & Steel Quickstart
   Q-Workshop
   Gold (10 per box), Unique Dice
   Signal Fire Studios
   Sample (1 per box), Metamorphosis Alpha Preview
   Troll Lord Games
   Bronze (3 per box), C&C Adventure
   Wizards of the Coast
   Platinum (15 per box), TBA


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Post Posted: Mon Mar 19, 2012 9:04 pm 
 

I'll be going through Nobleknight again this year.  Will be trying to pick up Pathfinder items, WotC's release, and depending on what I spend, a couple other things. Curious if Goodman Games's release or the Troll Lord's is different compare to last year.

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Post Posted: Mon Mar 19, 2012 9:05 pm 
 

No idea what will be hot, but I'm happy that the one item I want is at the Platinum level, so I should be able to get one without much trouble this year.


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Post Posted: Mon Mar 19, 2012 9:37 pm 
 

So should you eat the chocolate dice, or save them and hope they don't get eaten by ants or something?

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Post Posted: Tue Mar 20, 2012 8:26 pm 
 

Plaag wrote:I'll be going through Nobleknight again this year.  Will be trying to pick up Pathfinder items, WotC's release, and depending on what I spend, a couple other things. Curious if Goodman Games's release or the Troll Lord's is different compare to last year.

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The rumor on goodman's forums are that it will be a new adventure...not a rehash of last years.

  

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Post Posted: Tue Mar 20, 2012 10:57 pm 
 

I am not getting the bronze, silver and platinum levels?  Is that based on the RPG contributing company's commitment?

Anyway:  Free RPG Day is not free around here.  

The one store I found that was willing to give me anything for free didn't actually want to give it to me.  They gave me the DCC RPG preview product because they thought it wasn't valuable.

I tried to find something to buy in their store to show my appreciation.  I couldn't find RPG items....not even dice.  Hmm.


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Post Posted: Tue Mar 20, 2012 11:50 pm 
 

FormCritic wrote:I am not getting the bronze, silver and platinum levels?  Is that based on the RPG contributing company's commitment?

Yeah, Bronze is 3 items per box ordered.  Silver is 5, Gold is 10 and Platinum is 15 per box.  And then there are the single samples.

Will be interesting to see what WotC does this year.  Will it be a 4th edition or something new?

Didnt know anything about a Metamorphosis Alpha preview either.  Sounds interesting.  And I will probably pick up one item at my comic book store and get the other items I want from Noble Knight like I have the past couple of years.


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Post Posted: Sat Mar 24, 2012 12:20 am 
 

really interested in the dice and pathfinder items


thanks, realmaster.

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Post Posted: Sun Mar 25, 2012 12:45 am 
 

FormCritic wrote:Anyway:  Free RPG Day is not free around here.

Drop a line to the people running Free RPG Day and let them know which stores didn't give away the product so that corrective action can be taken. Now is a good time since none of the product has been shipped to stores.



  


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Post Posted: Tue Jun 12, 2012 10:59 pm 
 

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It's this coming Sat. Find your local participating stores here: Free RPG Day 2012 Stores

Goodman has a different (well, the cover at least, not sure about the rest) quickstart for the DCC this year. Preview is here.

Kingofpain89 wrote:Will be interesting to see what WotC does this year.  Will it be a 4th edition or something new?


It's a 4E adventure, "Dead in the Eye". Preview page is here.


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Post Posted: Wed Jun 13, 2012 1:35 am 
 

As we don't have this over here, could I be so bold as to ask someone to grab the C&C adventure? If that's not possiblec I understand

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Post Posted: Wed Jun 13, 2012 7:32 am 
 

Where are you?  I know there are some non-US retailers participating.


Areas of interest/knowledge: Harn, Pendragon, WFRP, Ars Magica, anything BRP based, CoC, Runequest

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Post Posted: Wed Jun 13, 2012 9:45 am 
 

I'm in the UK, but aren't aware of any sites around here, although I did think it was a US only event


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Post Posted: Wed Jun 13, 2012 11:22 am 
 

If you go to the store finder, and type in London, about ten stores show up as participating in the surrounding area. Try putting in your city and/or address.


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Post Posted: Wed Jun 13, 2012 6:13 pm 
 

That's embarrassing...

Thanks gents for pointing me in the right direction!


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Post Posted: Thu Jun 14, 2012 1:09 pm 
 

There's only 1 that I can find that's in London, but it's closer than the US I guess lol


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Post Posted: Sat Jun 16, 2012 9:46 am 
 

Noble Knight has all of the items up for purchase on-line at their usual price - 1 cent per item, $15 minimum purchase per item.

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Post Posted: Sat Jun 16, 2012 10:30 am 
 

Zenopus wrote:Noble Knight has all of the items up for purchase on-line at their usual price - 1 cent per item, $15 minimum purchase per item.

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Sheesh!  If someone is looking for something let me know.  I may have a way to help you out without spending $15 an item.....

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Post Posted: Sat Jun 16, 2012 11:46 am 
 

Still looking for these if anyone can get me them:
Gaming Paper   "Slavers of the Sunken Garden", Pathfinder Adventure
Jon Brazer Enterprises    Pathfinder, "Shadowsfall: Temple of Orcus"

Quick link to the 1 cent items at Nobleknight which I swear is doing this on the actual day compared to previous years of Monday morning..or am I wrong in thinking that?

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Post Posted: Sat Jun 16, 2012 12:34 pm 
 

Badmike wrote:
Zenopus wrote:Noble Knight has all of the items up for purchase on-line at their usual price - 1 cent per item, $15 minimum purchase per item.

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Sheesh!  If someone is looking for something let me know.  I may have a way to help you out without spending $15 an item.....

Mike B.

It's always been that way.  I've been getting all of my Free RPG Day stuff from Noble Knight for the past couple of years.  Better than driving all over DFW and going to every Lone Star Comics or other game stores trying to find one of every item I want to get.  Lone Star will only let you take one item and there is no guarantee that other stores are even participating.  And some stores will only let you take a copy if you sit in on a playtest of whatever game they are running.

Plaag wrote:Still looking for these if anyone can get me them:
Gaming Paper   "Slavers of the Sunken Garden", Pathfinder Adventure
Jon Brazer Enterprises    Pathfinder, "Shadowsfall: Temple of Orcus"

Quick link to the 1 cent items at Nobleknight which I swear is doing this on the actual day compared to previous years of Monday morning..or am I wrong in thinking that?

Good luck with the Gaming Paper Pathfinder adventure.  Only 1 per box so its going to be pretty hard to find and NKG is already sold out.  The Jon Brazer should be easier to find but still only three per box for that one.  And Noble Knight has normally started their Free RPG Day offerings at noon central time on Saturdays.  This year they started at 10 am.  I got the email this morning, jumped on to the site, and the stuff was already there.


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