Bill Heron's guide to everything geek and game-y.
ORC Edinburgh's Facebook group.
From the Wizards of the Coast website - basic rules to cover levels 1-20 of the D&D RPG.
The complete works of HP Lovecraft online.
Free quickstart gaming materials from Modiphius Entertainment for their RPGs. All you need to play a one-off game.
Official rules for the Pathfinder RPG (1st Edition) from Paizo - more likely to be up to date than hard-copy books.
The X-Card is an optional tool (created by John Stavropoulos) that allows anyone in your game (including you) to edit out any content anyone is uncomfortable with as you play. Since most RPGs are improvisational and we won't know what will happen till it happens, it's possible the game will go in a direction people don't want. An X-Card is a simple tool to fix problems as they arise.
The D&D Adventurer's League is an ongoing official organised play campaign for Dungeons & Dragons. It uses the fifth edition of the Dungeons & Dragons rules, and features the following settings: Forgotten Realm, Ravenloft, Eberron.
From fending off an attack by bloodthirsty pirates to delving into dank caverns, roleplaying games allow you to explore and experience things you probably don’t want to face in real life—or to approach topics from the perspective of characters who may be very different than your actual self. This shared experience is intended to be fun for all involved, but RPGs can put characters in life-or-death crises, intense emotional situations, or traumatic environments. Whether it’s body horror in a scary game, violence against children or animals in a fantasy world, flirty, romantic, or sexual relationships in any setting—or numerous other challenging scenarios—the line between fun and awkward, difficult, or downright unpleasant can be difficult to identify, and varies dramatically from player to player.
Mature or controversial elements can and should be a part of many RPGs. But how do you know what topics to include or leave out of your games? How do you include potentially difficult elements while ensuring that nobody’s game night is ruined? Consent in Gaming gives you the strategies you need to make sure everyone at the table has a great experience, even when the game goes in a challenging direction.
Syrinscape is an app that brings beautiful, immersive, dynamic sound effects and music to tabletop games.