Open source alternatives to Dungeons & Dragons

Dungeons & Dragons (D&D) is easily the most widely played roleplaying game in most places (except for Call of Cthuhu in Japan) however there are thousands of alternatives.

In this post I will highlight a few open gaming alternatives, all highly rated (either the game itself, if fully available, or if just and SRD the commercial game it is derived from is highly rated).

  • Fate
  • Open Basic (d100% / Basic Role-Playing)
  • Dungeon World (Powered by the Apocalypse)
  • Blades in the Dark (Forged in the Dark)
  • Gumshoe System

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