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Freebooters on the Frontier


You have come here, to the utmost edge of civilized lands, to seek your fortune in the wild. Few have ventured into the unknown, and fewer have returned, but those who live to speak of it tell great tales, indeed: of ancient, rubble-choked ruins; of terrible beasts; of great riches awaiting plunder.

Society offers order, with everyone in their proper place, and duty, labor, and protection awaiting the obedient. You want none of these things. Nor do ancient ruins and terrible beasts interest you overmuch.

You seek only riches.

Freebooters on the Frontier picks up where Funnel World left offwith a ragtag band of freshly-minted adventurers seeking fortune in the wilderness. Building on the rules laid down in Dungeon World and The Perilous Wilds (and requiring both of those books to play), Freebooters takes the freeform improvisational spirit of *World games and imbues it with the survivalist sensibility of old-school D&D. The classic four classes of Fighter, Thief, Cleric, and Magic-User are given a new spin, which includes a novel take on improvisational spellcasting based around a Vancian spell name generator. Beautifully illustrated by Jan Burger, with a wraparound cover by the great Peter Mullen.

Roll 3d6 down the line, gear up, and go get that treasure!

Please note that the class playbooks are included in this purchase as separate PDF files.

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Christopher C November 10, 2023 7:49 pm UTC
Please enable the POD option for this asap!
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Derek H November 10, 2023 2:57 am UTC
When will the POD option be available? I'm ready to buy!!!
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Hans S January 05, 2023 8:07 pm UTC
John P mentioned this six years ago (below) but there are horizontal lines in the cover art file. Is there any way to get that file uncorrupted? It's such good art!!
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John M July 29, 2020 1:32 am UTC
Is this the second edition I am hearing about?
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Jorge R M August 04, 2020 7:28 am UTC
No, the 2nd edition is a work in progress here:
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Stake C March 17, 2017 11:38 am UTC
Will there be a print version on DTRPG, as with Perilous Wilds?
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John P September 06, 2016 3:16 pm UTC
Is it possible to get a cover file without the white horizontal lines in it?
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