By Christopher Helton
Saturday, June 20th is the eighth annual Free RPG Day, and where will you be? Much like the bigger, and better known, Free Comic Book Day, Free RPG Day is when retailers and publishers come together to spread the good word of tabletop roleplaying and hopefully bring in a new player or two while doing so.
This year’s Free RPG Day is sponsored by Paizo Publishing, Steve Jackson Games, Catalyst Games Lab, Goodman Games, Pelgrane Press, Syrinscape, Chessex Dice, Khepera Publishing, Campaign Coins, Impressions, Troll Lord Games, Wyrd Miniatures, 9th Level Games, Blue Panther and Off World Designs. The giveaways available will include Pathfinder adventures, a set of quickstart rules for the Valiant Universe Role-Playing Game, special Chessex dice, adventures for the 13th Age RPG and Night’s Black Agents and other items as well. Quantities are limited as to what is on hand, and things will probably disappear quickly because of this.
Participating retailers will also be running events and games in there stores, so there should be plenty to do for gamers on Saturday. I know that I am going to be at a local game store this Saturday myself.
Christopher Helton is a blogger, podcaster and tabletop RPG publisher who talks about games and other forms of geekery at the long-running Dorkland! blog. He is also the co-publisher at the ENnie Award winning Battlefield Press, Inc. You can find him on Twitter at @dorkland and on G+ at https://plus.google.com/+ChristopherHelton/ where he will talk your ear off about gaming and comics. He also has a crowdfunding page to help offset costs of this summer’s Gen Con coverage.