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44 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

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
Lady Blackbird
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
Star Wars

Swords & Wizardry
Traveller
Valiant Universe
Vampire: The Requiem