At the time of writing, Beasts & Barbarians has five free web supplements: A map of the Dread Sea Dominions; pregenerated characters; and three adventures, along the lines of PEGC One-Sheets.
Map first. This is the map from the setting book, as a one-page PDF. Unusually, it has no scale, so the GM can make it as big or as small as he/she wants. I understand this is a deliberate design choice.
Pregenerated characters. These didn’t really grab me. As mentioned before, I would have preferred archetypes in the main book, rather than a separate download of example characters.
- The Cliff Queen’s Court: Escaping an ambush, the PCs seek refuge in the court, where all is not as it seems. Can they escape? Will they want to?
- The Carnival of Nal Sagath: The PCs stop to watch a carnival parade. This is interrupted by screams, dead bodies, and a disappearing leading lady; the PCs must find out who kidnapped her, and why. The best bit of this for me was the card-draw random dungeon generator.
- Wolves in the Borderlands: If you liked Robert E Howard’s Beyond the Black River, you’ll be at home here. A lonely outpost; a damsel in distress; a dark wilderness infested with savages and equally dark magic; and of course the PCs have to sort out the mess.
To my mind, these have grown steadily stronger as scenarios, and I look forward to seeing what else GRAmel can produce, free or otherwise.