FEAR RPG is a free and complete pencil-and-paper fantasy roleplaying game.


Last updated on 7 March 2015.


Download the rulebook (8th edition) for free here!


Rulebook (8th edition) available in print on www.lulu.com


Check out the review of FEAR at thefreerpgblog.blogspot.com




Some roleplaying games are so simplistic that any realism is lost. Ever played a game where:


Other roleplaying games are so complex that they become unplayable. Ever played a game where:


FEAR RPG was born out of frustration with these types of roleplaying games, and has been designed from scratch to be realistic yet flexible. The rules can be adapted to any fantasy world you care to use. Hopefully thereís enough depth to satisfy experienced roleplayers, and enough explanation to get novices started too. Sadly, Iím not an artist so there are no pretty pictures to break up the text and tables. If anyone has fantasy artwork they donít mind me using, please contact me!


What do you get?


FEAR RPG provides:


FEAR RPG can be adapted to virtually any fantasy world invented. Just add dice (1d10s) and imaginationÖ


Authorship and Contact Information


FEAR RPG was created by Paul Jeffcoat, with suggestions from Dale Broadbent, James Lowe and Chris Murtagh.


It has been published on the internet to get feedback from other roleplayers. If you have any comments or suggestions, please email them to:



Last Rule Update

Previous updates are listed on the Rules page.


Eighth Edition!

Minor update. Simplified rules for advanced character generation, added a new example magical item, eliminated typos and improved explanation.