30 review for Basic Fantasy Role-Playing Game

  1. 4 out of 5

    José Kercadó

    One of the best OSR systems out there, and it won't break the bank either! Also, it's community is fantastic, with lots of supplements and house rules created by players. One of the best OSR systems out there, and it won't break the bank either! Also, it's community is fantastic, with lots of supplements and house rules created by players.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Ty Arthur

    Discovered this sorta by accident while looking for inexpensive RPG corebooks. I'd been putting some random roleplaying odds and ends in our local Little Free Libraries and noticed they get snapped up right away, so figured I'd order a bunch of copies of one main rule book since the people in the area seem hungry for fantasy gaming (can't blame 'em in a pandemic I guess). Went looking around online and found Basic Fantasy Role Playing, which is available in print for a mere 5 bucks. Yeah, its no Discovered this sorta by accident while looking for inexpensive RPG corebooks. I'd been putting some random roleplaying odds and ends in our local Little Free Libraries and noticed they get snapped up right away, so figured I'd order a bunch of copies of one main rule book since the people in the area seem hungry for fantasy gaming (can't blame 'em in a pandemic I guess). Went looking around online and found Basic Fantasy Role Playing, which is available in print for a mere 5 bucks. Yeah, its not a hardcover, but otherwise you can't beat that price for a full, self-contained RPG. The rules here are OSR (Old School Renaissance), so its essentially Basic D&D / AD&D, but more streamlined, less obtuse, and with a few 3rd edition concepts thrown in for good measure. This is definitely easier to read and understand than the '80s rulebooks, that's for sure. I wish the saving throw tables had been included in the class descriptions, rather than getting their own section 50 pages later, but otherwise the layout here works well for helping new people get into the game. In comparison to other OSR systems, Swords & Wizardry or Castles & Crusades have more core classes and are quite similar in rulesets but both have slightly more aesthetically pleasing interiors in terms of fonts and colors. But again, you are getting this book for the price of a cup of coffee, and it has plenty of free online support for extras. If you want to jump into an old school style RPG, this is the quickest and cheapest way to do so, and the rules are solid. People who played in the '70s and '80s will get bowled over with nostalgia, while new gamers won't be lost. I'll absolutely be buying more copies to hook up the neighborhood kids who use our Little Free Libraries next week.

  3. 5 out of 5

    NextDream

    El mejor manual de OD&D que haya leído, muy simple de entender, reglas simples pero utilizables en todo tipo de situaciones. Este manual por si solo se compone del manual del jugador, el master y el compendio de monstruos. ¡con este libro no solo podés jugar partidas de rol oldscool, sin embargo, no por ser vieja escuela es obtuso! Este manual es un gol si estás interesado en como eran los sistemas antiguos, este manual es ideal, amigable y completo.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Ralph

    When I was 13 I tried to read the original AD&D rules. These rules here are much more engaging. With nearly 40 years experience maybe I am prepared for the knowledge.

  5. 4 out of 5

    DJ Linick

    This is a great, free TTRPG with wonderful community support and STREAMLINED, simple character creation (plus a lethality that puts the fear of death in the hearts of PCs for a change!). Definitely hope to run a game of this in the near future!

  6. 5 out of 5

    Todd

  7. 5 out of 5

    Austin Smith

  8. 5 out of 5

    Ron Christopher

  9. 4 out of 5

    Michael Thompson

  10. 5 out of 5

    Stone Miguel

  11. 5 out of 5

    Christopher Hall

  12. 5 out of 5

    Craig

  13. 4 out of 5

    William J. Dowie

  14. 4 out of 5

    Dustin

  15. 4 out of 5

    Irick

  16. 4 out of 5

    Joshua Zachorne

  17. 5 out of 5

    David Dodson

  18. 4 out of 5

    Rich Driscoll

  19. 5 out of 5

    John Almodovar

  20. 5 out of 5

    Thomas Davenport

  21. 4 out of 5

    John Tenney

  22. 5 out of 5

    Mac

  23. 5 out of 5

    John Antesberger

  24. 5 out of 5

    Richard M Craig Jr

  25. 5 out of 5

    John Watson

  26. 4 out of 5

    Shane Anderson

  27. 5 out of 5

    Stephen Francesconi

  28. 4 out of 5

    Anthony Ragan

  29. 5 out of 5

    Samuel Jones

  30. 4 out of 5

    Ali

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