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There are so many quality Free RPGs on the Internet that, even though Free games are considered for the Indie Game of the Year Award, they really deserve their own category. This category honors the game designers who make their works of passion and then offer them for free. Note: If a Free game wins the main award and this Sub-Award, the runner up for this Sub-Award is chosen instead.

THE Best Free Game FOR 2012 IS...

Mythender by Ryan Macklin / with 51 points

Gripping premise, evocative characters, and rocking action - and all for free! Happy to see it reach the masses in final form.



School Daze by Tracy Barnett / with 14 points

A quick and simple RPG for high school adventures that calls for a lot of input from the players.

Zounds! by Joshua Macy / with 7 points

An easily overlooked free game, with flexible character creation and minimalist yet robust rules.

Pirates! by Michaël Janod / with 7 points