Die Dunkle Dimension (DDD)
(The dark dimension)
This free RPG was created by the videogame designer who made one of the first german computer (C64) roleplay games in 1989, which has the same name. The Pen & Paper RPG started 1993 and grew over many years to one of the biggest free german fantasy RPGs, at the moment the available material is about 4200 pages (A4).
All material can be downloaded from the designers homepage.
This RPG attachs importance of balance between expansion demand, realism demand and rules compexity. It has a hierarchical talent system but no level and class restrictions.
The special magical system allows the caster to create any magical effect. The combat system was created based on experience with medieval weapons.