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48 Tabletop Roleplaying Games

“I love video games, but you can’t beat the magic in the personal interaction around a table.” — Filamena Young


Just as there really is no such thing as a best book or movie, there is no best roleplaying game, or even best in a particular category. But if you’re looking for something new to try, this selection of games will help. The games were selected to cover a wide spectrum of game mechanics, settings, and play styles. Some are well known, others relatively obscure. Some are licensed from video games, movies, TV shows, or books. Some are free for download, and several provide free quickstart PDFs.

Select an image to read a full page writeup about that game, including overview information, three of the things that make the game stand out out, purchasing information, and links to reviews and community sites.


13th Age
All Flesh Must Be Eaten
Apocalypse World
Atlantis: The Second Age

Atomic Highway
Basic Roleplaying
Burning Wheel
Call of Cthulhu

Doctor Who
Dragon Age
Dread
Dungeon Crawl Classics

Dungeon World
Dungeons and Dragons
Eclipse Phase
Fate Core

Fiasco
Firefly
Flatpack
Godlike

GURPS
Hero Kids
Hillfolk
Icons

Lady Blackbird
Michtim
Microscope
Mindjammer

Mini Six
Misspent Youth
Mutant Year Zero
Mutants and Masterminds

Night's Black Agents
Numenera
The One Ring
Pathfinder

Pendragon
RuneQuest
Savage Worlds
Shadowrun

Shooting the Moon
A Song of Ice and Fire
Spears of the Dawn
Star Wars

Swords & Wizardry
Traveller
Valiant Universe
Vampire: The Requiem