Saturday, August 8, 2009


One of the best games that I have come across in recent years is Basic Fantasy Role-Playing Game (BFRPG). The game is based upon the Dungeons and Dragons 'Classic' or 'Basic' versions... the versions that came in boxes. While these basic games (which include expert rule extensions) were usually meant as introductions into the Dungeons and Dragons game, expecting players to move on to the "Advanced Dungeons and Dragons" game (AD&D), the game stands well on its own.

BFRPG is much like these older games, especially in 'feel' and game play... but the game incorporates a few rule innovations from the newer 'D20' editions of the game. The game rules were even released under the OGL license. Aside from a few details, the game is largely its own animal.

Anyhow, it is my game of choice, especially as I endeavor to introduce rpgs to my children. For those interested in picking a copy of the game, one can download from:

Also, if you like what you see, you can order print editions from

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