We Are All Us - Free Adventures
We're commemorating the anniversary of the passing of Chaosium, Inc's founder Greg Stafford with the release of new free RPG adventures!
Chaosium founder Greg Stafford passed away on October 10th, 2018, in his sweat lodge at his home in Arcata, CA. He died as he lived, on a spiritual quest of enlightenment.
One year on, company President Rick Meints expressed the sentiments we all felt at Chaosium and continue to feel:
"Even though a year has passed since Greg went on his last shamanic journey, we often feel his absence. We want to thank all of the many, many people who have reached out to us via email, online, and in person, often at the conventions we attend, to let us know how much he impacted their lives. As we continue crafting our games it is hard not to think of him; each and every Chaosium game line was impacted by his creative touch.
Greg's spirit remains with us, his words echo loudly, and we are honored to be the keepers of his legacy. As part of that we, the Chaosium, want to memorialize him with the first “We are all us” series of events – playing games, meeting new people, and experiencing something new."
#weareallus - Play a Tabletop Game to Remember Greg Stafford
To honor Greg Stafford's legacy and with his family's blessing, we encourage Chaosium fans and gamers in general to play a tabletop game from October 10 to October 31 in his remembrance and honor. You don't have to play our games, just game with your group and celebrate.
Pendragon: The Adventure of the Great Hunt
The Adventure of the Great Hunt is a special preview of Pendragon 6th Edition. Inside, you will find everything you need to play: a six-page Quick Start version of the rules, pregenerated characters, and a scenario that sees the knights set off on a month-long hunt, racing against time to save the life of a great and noble knight and defeat an infernal dragon ravaging the countryside. Only they will find salvation lies not in steel and brawn, but in the gentle belch of a panther...
Greg started work on the new edition ten years ago. Since that time, it has gone through multiple development phases and is at last nearly ready for its public debut. He called this, and always intended it to be, his “ultimate edition” and we are proud to see it finally coming to fruition.
• The Great Hunt (PDF)
• Pregen Characters for The Great Hunt (PDF)
Pendragon: Quest of the Red Blade
For King Arthur Pendragon, here is The Quest of the Red Blade, by Greg Stafford himself. It was originally written by Greg in 1991, and has revisions and editing by Pendragon line editor David Larkins.
The adventure even features an "aging Round Table knight, Sir Gregor de Stafford".
Download The Quest of the Red Blade here:
• The Quest for the Red Blade (PDF)
• Pregen Characters for The Quest of the Red Blade (PDF)
Call of Cthulhu: The Lightless Beacon
Here's The Lightless Beacon for Call of Cthulhu is a short standalone introductory scenario, by Leigh Carr with Lynne Hardy. It's designed for novice Keepers and players - though there's plenty here to enjoy for more experienced players and Keepers, too. It comes with four pre-generated investigators and should take around an hour to play. Advice is also given on adapting the game for 2–6 investigators, as well as how to expand the scenario for longer sessions.
Download The Lightless Beacon:
7th Sea: The Sword of Kings
Check out The Sword of Kings for 7th Sea, by 7th Sea creator John Wick. Greg Stafford's influence on John's own development as a game designer was profound, and he writes about that here in his moving tribute to Greg, 'The Grey Crane'.
Download The Sword of Kings:
RuneQuest: The Rattling Wind
The world of Glorantha was Greg's creation in 1966; and is now one of the oldest, most detailed, and most influential roleplaying settings ever published. The Rattling Wind is a brand new RuneQuest: Roleplaying in Glorantha adventure by Helena Nash, suitable for four-to-six new or moderately experienced adventurers. It is a preview chapter from The Pegasus Plateau & Other Stories, a forthcoming adventures anthology.
Download The Rattling Wind: