Free Game Friday: 4th Edition Dungeons And Dragons

Welcome back to Free Game Friday! This week, Dungeons & Dragons Daggerdale was released on PC and XBLA. You bought it, you played it, you hated it. Well… you did if you were me, anyway. Daggerdale was vaulted as the game that would bring 4th edition D&D to console and PC gamers. If that terrible game was your first introduction to 4th edition DnD, well I’m truly sorry. Let me be the first to tell you that 4th edition DnD is a hell of a lot of fun, and that Daggerdale is not an accurate representation of the game system. In fact, let me do more than tell you. Let me show you.

This week’s Free Game Friday offering is the 4th Edition Quick Start Rules, offered for free by Wizards of the Coast. Grab these rules, some friends, some dice, a pad of paper, and some pencils and there’s hours of fun to be had.

Worried that no one in your group of friends is very good at creating a living, breathing world in which to play? WotC’s got you covered with two free adventures: Keep on the Shadowfell (one of my favorites) and Khyber’s Harvest. Grab those while you’re at it!

What do you think of this week’s Free Game Friday? Do you like it? Loathe it? Do you have a suggestion for next week’s free game? Tell us in the forums!

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  • Who wouldn’t like Free Game Friday?  Possible suggestions: Battletech? Shadowrun?

  • Pookie

    How on earth can that be expected to deliver the Dungeons & Dragons, Fourth Edition experience to the computer screen? They missed the single factor that makes Dungeons & Dragons, Fourth Edition. Where are the squares? How can you work out your character’s spell ranges and Burst effects, and so on? Why am not getting that boardgame style skirmish game feel that I get with Dungeons & Dragons, Fourth Edition?