Even while D&D is the most well-known tabletop RPG, these additional titles are sure to please even the most ardent fans.
Tabletop roleplaying games like Dungeons & Dragons have been around for a long time. Dungeons & Dragons, which was released in 1974, includes a wide variety of classes, missions, and editions. It’s not just fantasy and science fiction that D&D brings together in crossover experiences like Rick and Morty Vs. Dungeons and Dragons. Due to the enormous popularity of Dungeons & Dragons, numerous copycats have sprung up.
What began as a way to seek adventure in medieval fantasy has grown to include Star Wars, Lovecraftian horror, and even feudal Japan in its reimaginings. Even if you’re not a lover of traditional fantasy, there are a plethora of other subgenres to explore.
10 Pathfinder 2E
The second edition of Pathfinder, the game that grew out of D&D 3. 5, has been released. Several improvements have been made to the popular TTRPG in order to make it function more smoothly. Combat in this edition has been criticized for being boring, yet it still provides more content than the original.
The XP system, multiclassing, feats, and races were all overhauled as well. If you’re wanting to expand your collection of tabletop role-playing games, Pathfinder 2E is an excellent choice.
9 Star Wars Roleplaying
You’ve always wanted to be a shady smuggler in the Star Wars universe?
Have you ever fancied yourself as the legendary bounty hunter Boba Fett?
It’s possible that you’d want to be the princess who can fire a blaster. Fans of the Star Wars universe can pick up four games from the roleplaying system. Awakening, Edge of Empire, Force and Destiny, and Age of Rebellion are all now available on digital platforms. It’s easy to learn all of the games because they all use the same structure.
Shadowrun is one of a slew of sci-fi-themed D&D editions available. Players were introduced to cybernetics and crime in the 1989 release. Players in this game have the option of having cybernetic implants added to their character. Magic is still available in Shadowrun for those who want a more fantasy-inspired gameplay approach. If you’re a fan of role-playing games, this is a must-have.
7 Call of Cthulhu
There’s no denying that Call of Cthulhu is a perennial favorite among aficionados of H.P. Lovecraft’s gothic horror. The Lovecraft book of the same name is definitely the inspiration for this role-playing game, which takes players into the realm of lunacy to investigate crimes and uncover mysteries.
One player takes on the role of the Keeper of Arcane Lore and acts as the guide through the story. There have been numerous editions of this game, and the seventh is now in production.
6 Cyberpunk 2020
Games in the role-playing genre, like the upcoming Cyberpunk 2077, have had a great year. Back in 1988, Cyberpunk 2020 was the hot new thing in the world of cyberpunk. With a retro aesthetic reminiscent of the 1980s, this role-playing game transports players to a bleak future set in 2020. High-tech weapons, performance-enhancing serums, and cybernetic upgrades are all on the market today. Players will be taken on a roller coaster journey by the game’s cloning and rampant artificial intelligence. Each of the series’ four iterations, each with its own unique take on the cyberpunk aesthetic, offers a unique gaming experience.
5 Quests Of Yore
Onward, a film from Pixar, was a box office smash in the early 2000s. Quests of Yore serves as a semblance of Dungeons & Dragons in that film. When Disney came up with the idea for the fantasy roleplaying game, they opted to work with The OP Games to bring it to fruition.
You’ll get a complete set of cards, tokens, and sheets to play the game with a group of pals from the boxed set. It’s no surprise that the book was written by Barley and Ian, the two protagonists of the film.
4 13th Age
One of the most D&D-like games on this list is 13th Age. Great storytelling and the ability to completely immerse the player in the story are provided by this RPG. As D&D 5th Edition was being developed, this game was also being nominated for prizes. Its one unique thing feature is a standout feature in this game.
Make your character stand out from the crowd using this method. Make them into your own own Harry Potter or Bilbo Baggins by dressing them up in your own style. There are many ways you can make use of this feature, from using it to aid you in your campaign to simply making it a unique aspect of your character.
3 Risus: The Anything RPG
It is possible to make the Anything RPG into anything you like. Risus has a system that emphasizes character cliches rather than abilities and classes. This feature makes the game a lot of fun to play and a lot of fun to have fun with. Characters can be created in a matter of minutes, rather than hours or even days, using this method. With the rules being as flexible as they are, this RPG is perfect for a group of all ages. Playing pre-made campaigns is also an option until you can come up with one of your own. What’s even better is that you can play it for nothing at all.
2 Fallout: The Roleplaying Game
Currently, Modiphius is working on a tabletop RPG based on the popular Fallout series. To find out what happened to the old world, players can create their own vault dweller and explore its wastelands on their own.
Vault dwellers can be replaced by Mr. Handy robots or even super mutants if that’s too dull an option for you. The game makes use of the well-known 2D20 system, which may take some getting used to.
1 Bunkers & Badasses
Bunkers & Badasses, a new type of tabletop RPG from Nerdvana, is now available. Tiny Tina’s Assault on Dragon Keep, a popular DLC for the Borderlands series, is based on this RPG.
When it comes to this expansion, it’s all about the faux D&D. The real-life version hasn’t been released yet, but it’s a lot different than the video game version. All of the vault hunter classes from the first two games are available for players to pick from as they search for their own vaults.
Video games and pop culture are two of Aden Carter’s favorite subjects. A lifelong gamer who worked for Impulse Gamer before landing a job at Valnet, inc. as a reviewer Carter enjoys a wide range of video games, from puzzle platformers to action-packed shooters, but his favorite genre is role-playing games. Full Sail University in Winter Park, Florida, awarded him a bachelor’s degree in creative writing in recent years.