Worldwide Free to Play Roleplaying Games Day is an opportunity for gamers to discover their local games store, meet up, and play some new (or established) roleplaying games. Try out new RPGs … for free.

No experience necessary. FREE RPG DAY is an opportunity to try something different.

Saturday, 20th August 2022

Note: Free RPG Day in the US, was held on 25th June 2022
Free RPG Day in the UK, was held on 23rd July 2022

Free RPG Day II @ Clifton Road Games, Exeter (2022-08-20)
Free RPG Day II

Following a more than two year break resulting from the global COVID pandemic (with all of its regulations and day-to-day precautions), people are slowly returning to in-store play.

The summer weather, so far, has been freakishly nice (for the UK), so people have generally steered more towards outdoor activities; regular in-store roleplaying is (for us) a realtively new programme; and we have lots of useful things left after the official Free RPG Day… so we decided to hold another one!

On the Day …

Sessions are loosely organised as: 11-2pm and 3-6pm.

Regular opening hours for the shop are 10am-6pm, and later for games evenings. If there is enough interest we’ll keep going into the evening and it’s possible for games to start as and when players are available.

Local Guest GMs …
  • ALIENS (Free League Publishing) … 11am start
  • STAR TREK ADVENTURES (Modiphius Entertainment) … 3pm start

There are also GMs on-hand throughout for CONAN: Adventures in an Age Undreamed Of (Modiphius Entertainment) and Dungeons & Dragons (Wizards of the Coast).

Visiting GMs are asked to plan for 1-2 players fewer than they can comfortably wrangle – so that there are always spaces in the room for players to squeeze in, without overloading a game – and to have some draft character templates prepared (or mostly prepared) to save time.

Included in the Free RPG Day store kit …

Various quick-play and adventure scenarios are available to play/run on the day, including:

  • A Familiar Problem
  • Cyberpunk Red
  • Dungeons & Dragons (5th Edition)
  • Homeworld Revelations
  • Pathfinder
  • ROOT – The Roleplaying Game
  • Starfinder
Always on-hand RPG Starter Sets
  • Dungeons & Dragons (5th Edition)
  • Call of Cthulhu (7th Edition)
  • Paranoia (Core Edition)

How to Find Us

Clifton Road Games, 16 Clifton Road, Exeter, EX1 2BR


Clifton Road Games do not provide or sell food and/or drinks on the premises, but customers are welcome to bring their own.

Newtown Stores is just up the road (on your left as you exit the shop), The Clifton Inn has an in-house bakery, as well as their regular pub menu, and is also just up the road (but on the right as you exit). Exe Coffee Roasters are across the Triangle Car Park (opposite the Pyramids Leisure Centre). You can even order takeaway for delivery, if you so wish.

We generally advise that gamers take breaks for food and drinks, rather than snacking throughout. It’s safer for the games components.

Customer toilets are provided in-store. Note that these are wheelchair accessible but not fully equiped as disabled facilities (ie. they don’t have all of the hand rails, etc).