List of role-playing games

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This is a list of notable role-playing games. It does not include computer role-playing games, MMORPGs, or any other video games with RPG elements.

Most of these games are tabletop role-playing games; other types of games are noted as such where appropriate.

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Game Publisher System Dates Setting Notes
13th Age Pelgrane Press d20 2013 Fantasy By Jonathan Tweet and Rob Heinsoo
2300 AD Game Designers' Workshop 1989 - Future of the Twilight 2000 universe Originally called Traveller 2300AD
3D&T Editora Talismã (formerly Trama Editorial) A Brazilian generic system, turned to anime-style campaigns
7th Sea Alderac Entertainment Group / John Wick Presents 1999, 2016 Pirates / Swashbuckling Designed by John Wick (game designer)
9th Generation

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Game Publisher System Dates Setting Notes
Aberrant White Wolf Publishing Modified Storyteller 1999 Super-hero characters in the near future Part of the Trinity series
d20
Aces & Eights: Shattered Frontier Kenzer and Company 2007 A Western role-playing game.
Active Exploits Precis Intermedia Gaming 2002
Advanced Dungeons & Dragons TSR, Inc. (See also Dungeons & Dragons)
Advanced Fighting Fantasy Cubicle 7
Adventure! 1985
Adventure! White Wolf Publishing Modified Storyteller 2001 A pulp adventure Part of the Trinity series
Adventures in Fantasy
The Adventures of Indiana Jones Role-Playing Game TSR, Inc. 1984
Adventures in Middle-earth Cubicle 7 d20 2016 fantasy Based upon The One Ring RPG
After The Bomb Palladium Books 1986, 2001
Aftermath! Fantasy Games Unlimited 1981
Age of the Tempest
Agone (French) Multisim Editions 1999 Edited in French by Multisim Editions and translated in English by Multisim Editions
Albedo Thoughts & Images, Chessex 1988, 1993 Based on the furry comic book series, Erma Felna by Steve Gallacci
Aliens Adventure Game Leading Edge Games 1990 Science Fiction
All Flesh Must Be Eaten Eden Studios, Inc. Unisystem 1999, 2003 Zombie survival horror game
Alma Mater Oracle Games 1982 Comic high school
Alshard (Japanese) Far East Amusement Research / Enterbrain 2002, 2005 Fantasy with mecha like Final Fantasy[citation needed]
Alshard Gaia (Japanese) Alshard system 2006 A contemporary fantasy
Alternity TSR, Inc. 1998 SciFi
Amazing Engine TSR, Inc. 1993
Amber Diceless Roleplaying Phage Press Diceless 1991 Based on the works of Roger Zelazny
Anima: Beyond Fantasy Edge Entertainment 2005, 2010 Spanish RPG, a collaboration of Eastern and Western developers RPG with anime-style artworks
Angel Eden Studios, Inc. Cinematic Unisystem 2003 Urban fantasy A spin-off of the Buffy the Vampire Slayer game
Apocalypse World Lumpley Games PbtA 2010 A post-apocalyptic RPG of politics and survival Created by D. Vincent Baker. First RPG using the Powered by the Apocalypse (PbtA) system
Arcana Unearthed Malhavoc Press D20 OGL 2003 Fantasy Developed by Monte Cook
Archaeron Archaeron Games 1980
Arduin Grimoire Games, Emperors Choice Games 1977-1980, 1992 The first cross-genre RPG[citation needed] Designed by David A. Hargrave
Aria
Arianrhod RPG (Japanese) 2004 Japanese MMORPG-like
Armageddon: 2089
Armageddon: The End Times Mongoose Publishing D20 OGL 2003 Mek-based warfare
Armored Trooper VOTOMS: The Roleplaying Game R. Talsorian Games Fuzion 1997 SciFi game based on the Armored Trooper Votoms anime
Army of Darkness Roleplaying Game Eden Studios, Inc. Cinematic Unisystem 2005 Zombie horror
Ars Magica Lion Rampant (editions 1 & 2) Fantasy
White Wolf Publishing (edition 3)
Atlas Games (editions 4 & 5)
Artesia: Adventures in the Known World Based on the Comic/Graphic Novels by Mark Smylie
Ashen Stars Pelgrane Press GUMSHOE System 2011 Gritty investigative Space Opera
Atlantis
Attack of the Humans
The Authority Role-Playing Game
Ave Molech Morbidgames Publishing modified d20 modern with 3.5 edition races Fantasy setting with Steampunk technology

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Game Publisher System Dates Setting Notes
Babylon 5 Mongoose Publishing d20 (2nd ed.) 2003, 2006 (2nd ed.) Based on the Babylon 5 TV franchise
BASH!
Barony
Basic Fantasy RPG
Basic Role-Playing Chaosium Role-playing game system
Batman Role-Playing Game
BattleDragons Spartacus Publishing Play as dragons in a fantasy world
Battlelords of the 23rd Century SSDC, Inc.
Battlestar Galactica Role Playing Game Margaret Weis Productions, Ltd Based on the SciFi TV series
Behind Enemy Lines
Beyond the Supernatural Palladium Modern Day Horrors
Bifrost Skytrex Ltd. 1982
Big Bang Comics RPG
Big Eyes, Small Mouth Guardians of Order Anime-based RPG
Black Crusade
Blackwatch
Blade of Arcana
Blades in the Dark Evil Hat Productions Powered by the Apocalypse 2017 Urban fantasy
Blood Dawn SSDC, Inc.
Blood of Heroes
Bloodlust (French) Edited by Asmodée Editions
Blue Planet Biohazard Games 2nd Edition by Fantasy Flight

proposed 3rd Edition by Biohazard Games

Blue Rose Green Ronin
Boot Hill TSR, Inc. Wild West adventure
Brave New World
Breaking the Ice
Bubblegum Crisis Scifi, Cyberpunk
Buccaneer
Buck Rogers XXVC TSR, Inc.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Eden Studios, Inc. Unisystem Based on the TV show of the same name
Bullwinkle and Rocky Role-Playing Party Game
Bunnies and Burrows Steve Jackson Games Out of print
Bureau 13: Stalking the Night Fantastic Tri Tac Games
Burning Empires
The Burning Wheel High fantasy
Bushido Fantasy Games Unlimited Samurai RPG set in Feudal Japan
By the Gods Ragnarok Enterprises 1986

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Game Publisher System Dates Setting Notes
Cadillacs and Dinosaurs Game Designer's Workshop
Cadwallon Rackham
Call of Cthulhu Chaosium Based on the works of H. P. Lovecraft
Capes
Capes, Cowls & Villains Foul
Cartoon Action Hour Spectrum Games
Cassiopean Empire
Castles & Crusades Troll Lord Games OGL System Fantasy RPG
Castle Falkenstein Steampunk fantasy
The Castle Perilous
Challengers
The Challenges Game System
Champions Hero Games
Changeling: The Dreaming (Original World of Darkness)
Changeling: The Lost (New World of Darkness)
Children of the Sun Misguided Games
Chill
Chivalry & Sorcery
Chronicles of Ramlar White Silver
Les Chroniques d'Erdor French RPG of oneiric fantasy using a 54 card deck Edited by Boite a Polpette
City of Heroes Eden Studios, Inc. The tabletop companion to the City of Heroes MMORPG
City of Mist Son of Oak Game Studio A noir (detective) RPG set in a modern-day city where once-ordinary people hold the power ancient myths and legends.
Commando
Conan Role-Playing Game TSR "ZeFRS" (Zeb's Fantasy Roleplaying System) 1985 Hyborian Age The official TSR Conan role-playing game, finally published in 1985
GURPS Conan Steve Jackson Games GURPS 1989 Hyborian Age A year before the release of the core rulebook, in 1988, Steve Jackson Games published a solo adventure titled GURPS Conan: Beyond Thunder River
Conan: The Roleplaying Game Mongoose Publishing d20 System 2004-2010 Hyborian Age One of the role-playing games in the Mongoose Publishing OGL System series
The Confederate Rangers
Conspiracy X Eden Studios, Inc. extraterrestrials, UFOs, and government coverups
C°ntinuum Time travel adventure
Core Command Dream Pod 9
Corporation the Roleplaying Game Core Games Publishing Scifi, Cyberpunk
CORPS Blacksburg Tactical Research Center
Corum An addendum to the Stormbringer RPG (aka Elric!)
Creeks and Crawdads
Crime Fighter
Crimefighters TSR 1981
Crystalicum (Polish)
CthulhuTech Wildfire H.P. Lovecraft's horror with Mecha and Anime influences
Cursed Empire Chris Loizou Dark fantasy Formerly known as Crimson Empire
Cutthroat: The Shadow Wars
Cybergeneration R. Talsorian Games Alternate setting for Cyberpunk 2020
Cyberpunk 2013 R. Talsorian Games Out-of-print and superseded by Cyberpunk 2020
Cyberpunk 2020 R. Talsorian Games
Cyberspace Iron Crown Enterprises
Cyborg Commando New Infinities, Inc.

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Game Publisher System Dates Setting Notes
D6 Adventure West End Games
D6 Fantasy West End Games
D6 Space West End Games
D6 System West End Games In-house system, based on the Star Wars RPG
d20 Future Wizards of the Coast[1] d20 System Generic futuristic
d20 Modern Wizards of the Coast[2] d20 System Generic modern
d20 Past Wizards of the Coast[3] d20 System Generic historical
d20 System Wizards of the Coast[4] Based on Dungeons & Dragons 3rd Edition rules
Dallas
Danger International Hero Games espionage adventure
Dangerous Journeys by E. Gary Gygax Game Designers' Workshop
Daredevils Pulp era mystery
Dark Ages White Wolf Publishing Series of RPGs, including Vampire: The Dark Ages, Dark Ages: Werewolf, Dark Ages: Mage, Dark Ages: Fae, and Dark Ages: Inquisitor
Dark Champions
Dark Conspiracy Game Designers' Workshop
Dark Dungeons
The Dark Eye Most popular German RPG,[5] known in Germany as Das Schwarze Auge
Dark Heresy, the Warhammer 40,000 Roleplay Game Originally by Black Industries, now developed by Fantasy Flight Games
Dark Streets
Darwin's World RPGObjects Post-apocalyptic RPG
Dawning Star
DC Adventures Green Ronin
DC Heroes Mayfair Games
DC Universe Roleplaying Game West End Games
De Profundis
Dead Inside A small-press RPG where the characters attempt to rebuild their lost souls through selfless and noble actions (and get superhuman powers along the way)
Dead Reign Palladium Books
Deadlands: Hell on Earth Pinnacle Entertainment Group
Deadlands: Lost Colony Pinnacle Entertainment Group
Deadlands: The Weird West Pinnacle Entertainment Group GURPS version by SJGames
Deathwatch
Deliria: Faerie Tales for the New Millennium by Phil Brucato Laughing Pan Productions
Delta Force: America Strikes Back!
Demon City Shinjuku Role-Playing Game
Demon Hunters Role Playing Game
Demon: The Fallen White Wolf (Original World of Darkness)
Demon's Lair Lasalion Games
Deryni Adventure Game
Diana: Warrior Princess By Marcus Rowland
Diaspora VSCA Publishing FATE 2009 Hard science fiction
Dice & Glory
Dinky Dungeons Doc's Games 1985
Dinosaur Planet: Broncosaurus Rex
Diomin OtherWorld Creations
Do: Pilgrims of the Flying Temple
The Doctor Who Role Playing Game FASA Based on the 1963–89 run of the BBC television series
Doctor Who - Adventures In Time And Space: the roleplaying game Cubicle 7 Entertainment Based on the 2005–present run of the BBC television series
Doctor Who - Time Lord (role-playing game) Virgin Publishing Based on the 1963–89 run of the BBC television series
Dogs in the Vineyard Lumpley Games Loosely based on the Mormon State of Deseret in pre-statehood Utah
Domination
Dominion Rules An open-source fantasy twelve-sided-die-based RPG encouraging innovative combat system
The Dominion Tank Police Role-Playing Game Guardians of Order Tri-Stat System 1999
Domicile Subcellar Games 2015 A Narrative Roleplaying Game of Supernatural Mystery
Donjon Clinton R. Nixon, Donjon Anvilwerks
Don't Let Them Take You Alive First United Church of Cthulhu[6] d100 2017 action horror in the Modern Cthulhu Mythos based on the works of H. P. Lovecraft
Don't Look Back Mind Ventures 1994
Don't Rest Your Head Evil Hat Productions
Double Cross Superhero (Japanese)
Drací doupe Loosely based on Dungeons & Dragons The most popular Czech fantasy RPG system[citation needed]
Dragon Age Green Ronin
Dragon Ball Z - Anime Adventure Game https://web.archive.org/web/20021120023158/http://www.talsorian.com/
Dragonlance: Fifth Age
Dragon Lords of Melniboné
DragonMech A cross between fantasy and mecha
DragonQuest A now out-of-print RPG, suppressed by TSR
DragonRaid Dick Wulf A Christian RPG
Dragonroar
Dragonstar Where science fiction and fantasy blend
Dragon Storm
Dragon Warriors An easy-to-use RPG system published in paperback format
Drakar och Demoner (Dragons and Demons) Swedish fantasy RPG
Dread RPG
Dread: The First Book of Pandemonium Rafael Chandler
Dream Craft
Dream Park: The Roleplaying Game
The Dresden files A variant of the FATE game Urban fantasy Based on the books by Jim Butcher
Droids
Dune: Chronicles of the Imperium Last Unicorn Supposedly limited to 3000 copies
Dungeons & Dragons Created by Dave Arneson and E. Gary Gygax, further editions by TSR, Inc. and Wizards of the Coast
Dungeon World Sage Kobold Productions Powered by the Apocalypse Dungeon fantasy
Durance
Dust Devils
Dying Earth Based on the stories of Jack Vance
Dzikie Pola (Wild Fields) Set in 17th century Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth

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Game Publisher System Dates Setting Notes
EABA Blacksburg Tactical Research Center A generic RPG system aka End All Be All
Earthdawn FASA 1993-2015 Fantasy post-apocalypse; ambiguously a predecessor in the timeline of the Shadowrun setting.
Eclipse Phase Posthuman Studios d100 2009 Sci-fi
Eden: the Deceit
El-Hazard Role-Playing Game
Eldritch Role-Playing System
Element Masters
Elemental Axes Crosstime Games
Elfquest Chaosium Based on the works of Richard Pini and Wendy Pini
Elfs
Elven Fire By George F. Rice[7]
Elric! Chaosium Based on Michael Moorcock's Elric of Melniboné stories
Empire of the Petal Throne TSR, Inc Set in M. A. R. Barker's world of Tékumel
En Garde! Game Designers' Workshop and SFC Press Duelists from 17th century France
Endyval Sivosten Bulgarian
Enforcers 21st Century Games 1987
Engel
Enhanced: Humans and Heroes Impact Engine A superhero RPG
Eon NeoGames Swedish fantasy game
Epic Role Playing Dark Matter Studios
ERA Clinica TBF
Erdor
E-RPG System Ironwood Omnimedia
The Esoterrorists Pelgrane Press GUMSHOE System 2006 Horror
Espionage! Hero Games Based on Second Edition Champions
Eternal Soldier Tai-Gear Simulations 1985 Free Universal Role-Playing system
Etherscope Goodman Games
The Everlasting Visionary Entertainment Studios Inc
EverQuest Role-Playing Game White Wolf Publishing Pencil & paper version of the popular MMORPG
Everway
Evolve Gaming System Inkwell Gaming Plug-and-Play System with multiple complexity tiers for all skill levels.
EW-System Extraordinary Worlds Studio Open game system
Ex Machina Scifi, Cyberpunk
Exalted White Wolf Publishing Epic fantasy; potential pre-history of World of Darkness
Exodus: Post Apocalyptic RPG Glutton Creeper Games
EXO Ediciones Sombra Spanish
Expendables
The Extraordinary Adventures of Baron Munchausen Ediciones Sombra A storytelling RPG based on the stories about Baron Munchausen By James Wallis

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Game Publisher System Dates Setting Notes
Fading Suns Holistic Design
Faery's Tale Firefly Games An interactive storytelling game of fairy folklore suitable for younger players
Faith: the Sci-Fi RPG Burning Games LTD RPC54 2015 Hard science fiction
Faldon Illusory Studios
Fanhunter Spanish game based on the series of comics of the same name
Fantasy Craft Crafty Games Mastercraft
Fantasy Heartbreaker Roleplaying Game SubCellar Games D20
Fantasy Hero
Fantasy Imperium Shadowstar Games, Inc. An interactive storytelling game of historical fantasy
The Fantasy Trip Steve Jackson, published by Metagaming Concepts The precursor to GURPS
The Fantasy Sagas E-RPG System A Player's Guidebook for Ironwood Omnimedia
Fantasy Wargaming A project by dissatisfied British Dungeons & Dragons players, it was considered incomplete and insufficient yet featured noteworthy elements and qualities that are still yet unseen in most role-playing games[citation needed]
Farscape Roleplaying Game Alderac Entertainment Group
Fastlane Twisted Confessions
(Alexander Cherry)
Roulette 2004+ Generic Dissipation The first role-playing game designed around the roulette wheel.
Fate Core Evil Hat Fate System Generic Fantastic Adventures in Tabletop Entertainment based on the FUDGE engine. No longer an acronym.[8] There are other games that use the Fate engine.
Fate of the Norns Andrew Valkauskas Runic Game System (RGS) - Previous editions used a 2D10 based system Viking Historical/Fantasy
Fates Worse than Death Vajra Enterprises cyberpunk-influenced game set in Manhattan in 2080
Fear Itself
Feng Shui Hong Kong martial arts movies
Fiasco Bully Pulpit Games Custom 2009 Various
Field Guide to Encounters
Fifth Cycle
Fight the Evil Power A role-playing game designed for people who haven't played before
Fighting Fantasy: The Introductory Role-Playing Game Based on the Fighting Fantasy book series.
Fireborn Fantasy Flight Games
Firefly Margaret Weis Productions, Ltd Cortex+ Firefly A separate game from Serenity due to licensing issues despite the same company producing both at different times. Due out 2014, with a preview released at Gen Con 2013
Firelight HobbyHorse Games, LLC 2017 World of 'Firelight' A card-based role-playing game due for launch on Kickstarter in July 2017 and wide release in 2018. Attempts to simplify traditional RPG mechanics in order to make the genre more accessible.
Flash Gordon & the Warriors of Mongo
Flashing Blades
Forbidden Kingdoms
Forgotten Futures Marcus L Rowland
Freedom Fighters
Fragged Empire Design Ministries 2015 Post-Post-Apocalyptic Sci-Fi.
Friendly Wars Undecided Studios
Fringeworthy Tri Tac Games
FTL:2448 Tri Tac Games
FUBAR Vulpinoid Studio
FUDGE Steffan O'Sullivan FUDGE "Free, Universal, Do-it-Yourself Gaming Engine"
Furry Outlaws
Furry Pirates
Fusion Høst og Søn Near Future A Danish RPG
Future Worlds
Fuzion R. Talsorian Games and Hero Games Modified from R. Talsorian's Interlock System and Hero Games' Hero System A simple and customizable generic open gaming system

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Game Publisher System Dates Setting Notes
A Game of Thrones A Game of Thrones
Gamma World TSR, Inc. Modified D&D Different versions are based on different versions of D&D
Gangbusters TSR, Inc. 1930s urban crime adventure
Ganghedge Empire Wargames
Gangster!
Gatecrasher A tongue-in-cheek science-fiction & fantasy setting
Gaterunner Based on the novel Gatecrash
Gear Antique
Gear Krieg
Geist: The Sin-Eaters White Wolf Storytelling New World of Darkness
Genesis - The Role Playing Game Inkeptum Ultra Visio 1986, 1990 Future, 2193 ce Small-press former makers of the science fiction RPG Genesis. The First version was produced in 1986 and sold only 200 copies mostly around Calgary. The Second version was mass-produced in 1990 and sold all 2000 copies. The Third unreleased version has sat on shelves / in boxes / in a garage for the past 13 years. It is now being published at medium.com
Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai
Ghostbusters West End Games Ghostbusters film series First RPG to use a dice pool system.
Ghosts of Albion Eden Studios Based on the Ghosts of Albion animations and novels by Amber Benson and Christopher Golden.
Godbound
Ghoulash: The Last Game on Earth
Godlike Hawthorn Hobgoblynn Press
Golden Heroes Games Workshop
Gossip Beverly Hills Based on the Gossip Girl TV series
The Great Commission d20 A Christian RPG
Grey Ranks Jason Morningstar
Grimm
Guardians StarChilde Publications
GUMSHOE System
Gunslingers and Gamblers The American Wild West of 1876
GURPS Steve Jackson Games GURPS Generic Gurps is an acronym for"Generic Universal Role Playing System"

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Game Publisher System Dates Setting Notes
Habitica (formerly HabitRPG)
HackMaster Kenzer & Company based on the comic Knights of the Dinner Table
Hakobune by Tim Peare
Halcyon Neuwerld Studios
Happy Birthday, Robot!
HardNova II
HârnMaster/Hârn Columbia Games
HARPE the "Hugely Adaptable (action/anime) Role-Playing Engine", Free and quite adaptable
Haven: City of Violence
Hawkmoon an addendum to the Stormbringer RPG (aka Elric!)
Hc Svnt Dracones Weapons Grade Funk Post-human cyberpunk.
Heaven & Earth
Heavy Gear Dream Pod 9
Hercules & Xena Roleplaying Game
Heretics Wasteland Games modern-day horror
Hero System Hero Games
HeroQuest/Hero Wars
Heroes
Heroes of Olympus
Heroes Unlimited Palladium Books
Hidden Kingdom
High Adventure Cliffhangers Buck Rogers Adventure Game
High Adventure Role Playing (HARP) Iron Crown Enterprises
High Colonies
High Fantasy
Hillfolk
Hol
Hollow Earth Expedition Exile Games Studio 1930's style pulp adventure
Hollyworld
Hong Kong Action Theater
Houses of the Blooded
How We Came To Live Here
Hunter Planet
Hunter: The Reckoning (original World of Darkness)
Hunter: The Vigil New World of Darkness
Hogwarts School of Witchcraft & Wizardry Kale Co.

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Game Publisher System Dates Setting Notes
Icar by Rob Lang a free science-fiction game
Imagine Role Playing
Immortal: The Invisible War Ran Valerhon
Ironhedge Empire Wargames
In Dark Alleys Vajra Enterprises
In Nomine based on In Nomine Satanis / Magna Veritas
In Nomine Satanis / Magna Veritas Croc (Siroz) satiric gang/spy wars involving angels and demons in the contemporary world (French)
Incursion Tri Tac Games
Infernum
Infinity
Inner City Inner City Games
Inou Tsukai
InSaNiTy the role-playing game Haphazard Projects uses the in-house DPS System
Insight RPG System Even V. Røssland / NEVR
InSpectres Memento Mori Theatricks
Ironclaw Sanguine Productions Ltd
Iron Kingdoms Privateer Press
Iron Gauntlets: Heroic Fantasy Roleplaying
Ironhedge
Iron Heroes d20 system based on making D&D playable without magic
It Came From The Late, Late, Late Show Stellar Games
It Was a Mutual Decision

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Game Publisher System Dates Setting Notes
Jadeclaw Sanguine Productions Ltd
Jags
JailLords - Are You a Jail Lord or a Jail Fish?
James Bond 007: Role-Playing in Her Majesty's Secret Service Victory Games, a branch of Avalon Hill 1983
Jeremiah: The Roleplaying Game based on the TV series
John Carter, Warlord of Mars
Jorune (or Skyrealms of Jorune)
Jovian Chronicles Dream Pod 9
Judge Dredd: The Role-Playing Game Games Workshop
The Judge Dredd Roleplaying Game Mongoose Publishing d20 System 2002
The Judge Dredd Roleplaying Game Mongoose Publishing Traveller 2009
Justice, Inc. Hero Games[9] 1930s Pulp fiction oriented adventure
Justifiers StarChilde Publications Play as human/animal hybrids (Betas) that are owned by the Corporation; locate new resources, eliminate threats, and buy your freedom.

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Game Publisher System Dates Setting Notes
KABAL
Khymir Daes Irae Press (set in Mark E. Rogers fictional world for his Zorachus series of books)
kill puppies for satan (sic) Lumpley Games
Killer Steve Jackson Games (live action)
Kindred of the East (spinoff of Vampire: The Masquerade)
Kindred of the Ebony Kingdom (spinoff of Vampire: The Masquerade)
Kingdom of Nothing Galileo Games
Knights and Magick
Knights of the Round Table
Kobolds Ate My Baby! 9th Level Games
Krysztaly Czasu MAG (Polish, Crystals of Time)
Kult Swedish game based on Gnostic concepts with some Kabbalistic undertones

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Game Publisher System Dates Setting Notes
Labyrinth Lord
Lace and Steel published originally by TAGG and re-released by Pharos Press an Australian RPG set in a world of civilised Centaurs and Harpies with a musketeers/swashbuckling feel
Lamentations of the Flame Princess
Land of the Rising Sun Fantasy Games Unlimited Chivalry & Sorcery Samurai and Ninjas
Lands of Adventure
The Laundry
Legacy
Legend of the Five Rings Role-Playing Game Alderac Entertainment Group Asian-themed RPG
Légendes Celtiques French
Légendes de la Vallée des rois set in Ancient Egypt French RPG
Legendy Armandie fantasy RPG Skaven
Legends and Loot Wintertree fantasy, based around plastic dice device
Legends of Anglerre
Legionnaire FASA standalone role-playing game for the Renegade Legion universe
Lejendary Adventure Hekaforge Productions created by Gary Gygax
Leverage Cortex+ System based on the Leverage TV series game written by Cam Banks and Rob Donahuge
Lightspeed Instant Fuzion an overtly generic space opera RPG by Christian Conkle
Little Fears - The Role-playing Game of Childhood Terror Key 20 Publishing
Live Free or Die, the Game of Suburban Insurgency a post UN invasion RPG written by an Army officer and Iraq veteran
Living Steel Leading Edge Games futuristic game on the world of Rhand
Lone Wolf Mongoose Publishing d20 a series of gamebooks and Lone Wolf: The Roleplaying Game; also a second game by Mongoose, the Lone Wolf Multiplayer Game Book
Lord of the Rings Adventure Game Iron Crown Enterprises
The Lord of the Rings Roleplaying Game Decipher, Inc. based on the fantasy works of J. R. R. Tolkien
Lords of Creation Avalon Hill

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Game Publisher System Dates Setting Notes
Mach: The First Colony
Macho Women with Guns Blacksburg Tactical Research Center
Macross II: The Role-Playing Game Palladium
Malls and Morons indie publication "Silly modern role-playing in the malls of America" by Orion Cooper
Maelstrom Puffin Books
Mage: The Ascension White Wolf Publishing set in the original World of Darkness
Mage: The Awakening White Wolf Publishing set in the new World of Darkness 2.0
Mage: The Sorcerer's Crusade
M.A.G.U.S. Hungarian
Maji Wasteland Games modern-day alien conspiracy game
Malefices French
Man, Myth & Magic Yaquinto RPG drawing on 4000 B.C. to 1000 A.D. Earth legends
Manhunter
Marvel Heroic Roleplaying Margaret Weis Productions Cortex+ system
Marvel Super Heroes Adventure Game TSR
Marvel Super Heroes Role-Playing Game TSR, Inc.
Marvel Universe Roleplaying Game Marvel Publishing Group
Masterbook
The Masters of the Universe Role Playing Game
Mashou Denki La Valeur
Mecha a game based on Anime Mecha science fiction
Mechamorphosis Fantasy Flight Games
Mechanical Dream
The Mechanoid Invasion Palladium
MechWarrior
Mega - les Messagers Galactiques parallel universe French
MEGA Role-Playing System
Megaverse Palladium Books
Meikyu kingdom members of tiny kingdom's court explore dungeons Japanese
Mekton R. Talsorian Games based on Anime Mecha science fiction
Melanda: Land of Mystery
Men In Black: The Roleplaying Game
MERC Fantasy Games Unlimited A Modern Role Playing Game of Counter Insurgency
Merc 2000 Twilight 2000 updated for the post-Cold War '90s
Mercenaries, Spies and Private Eyes Flying Buffalo
The Metabarons Roleplaying Game West End Games
Metal Magic and Lore 5th Epoch Publishing
Metamorphosis Alpha 1976
Michtim: Fluffy Adventures 2012
Microscope Lame Mage Productions 2011 Cooperative world-building
Middle Earth Role Play Iron Crown Enterprises based on the fantasy works of J. R. R. Tolkien
Midgard the oldest German fantasy RPG[citation needed]
Midnight A fantasy world were the bad guys have won
Midnight at the Well of Souls Role-Playing System
Miles Christi Crusades and knights Templar French
Millennium's End Chameleon Eclectic Entertainment
Mind Games RPG
M.I.S.S.I.O.N. by Deiron e Yangsmoth
Mistborn Adventure Game
The Modern Sagas Ironwood Omnimedia Company E-RPG System A Player's Guidebook
Mojo Polymancer Studios, Inc.
Monastyr Portal Polish, Monastery
The Monster Horror Show a very tongue in cheek basic fantasy role play system by James Herbert Brennan
Monsterhearts Powered by the Apocalypse system a game about the messy lives of teenage monsters by Joe Mcdaldno
Monsters! Monsters!
Monsters and Other Childish Things
Mordheim Games Workshop
Morpheus
The Morrow Project Timeline Ltd Post apocalypse USA 150 years after WW III.
Morton's List
The Mountain Witch
Mouse Guard a version of the Burning Wheel engine by Luke Crane
Multiverser Valdron, Inc. by E.R. Jones and M. Joseph Young
Mummy: The Resurrection original World of Darkness
Murphy's World Peregrine Creative Services
Mutant Target Games
Mutant Chronicles Modiphius
Mutant City Blues Pelgrane Press Robin Laws GUMSHOE System superhero detectives
Mutant Future
Mutant RYMD
Mutant: Undergångens Arvtagare by Järnringen Förlag AB
Mutants & Masterminds Green Ronin Publishing
Mutazoids
My Life with Master Half Meme Press
MYFAROG - Mythic Fantasy Role-playing Game by Varg Vikernes
Myrskyn aika by Mike Pohjola
Mystic Realms
Mystic Quests
_The Role Playing Game
Mythworld

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Game Publisher System Dates Setting Notes
The Nearside Project Greymalkin Designs previously released in 1996, new edition in 2011 adventure between 13 alternate Earths while avoiding insanity
Necroscope
Neighborhood
Neiyar: Land of Heaven and the Abyss Bards and Sages
NeoKosmos Krypteia Estúdio Criativo a setting of Greek Mythology in Portuguese
Nephilim Chaosium modern occult
Neuroshima Portal Polish
Nexus: The Infinite City
Nicotine Girls by Paul Czege
Nightbane
Nightlife Stellar Games
Night of the Ninja
Night's Black Agents
Nights of the Crusades Ætheric Dreams
Night Wizard! wizards in contemporary Japanese
Ninja Burger Steve Jackson Games
Ninjas and Superspies Palladium Books martial arts and espionage adventure
Nobilis by R. Sean Borgstrom
by Mischa L. Thomas
Noir Archon Gaming, Inc.
Normality a Dada/ergodic role-playing game by Hugh Dingwall and Vishãla Jekic
Noctum
Northern Crown
Nova Praxis Void Star Studios FATE 2013 Scifi, Cyberpunk
Novus Firehawk Games
Now Playing Carnivore Games
Numenera Monte Cook Games

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Game Publisher System Dates Setting Notes
Obsidian - The Age of Judgement Apophis Consortium 1999 SciFi, Post-apocalypse, Horror
Odysseus
The Official Superhero Adventure Game
Old Dragon Redbox Editora the first old school RPG in Brazil
Omnigon
The One Ring: Adventures over the Edge of the Wild
Only War
Ops and Tactics
Ork! The Roleplaying Game
Orkworld
Orpheus White Wolf Publishing (original World of Darkness) 2003 Contemporary, Horror Wraith: The Oblivion spinoff. Stand-alone setting, divorced from the generic World of Darkness, with a finished metaplot, published across six books.
OSRIC
Other Suns Fantasy Games Unlimited
Outbreak: Undead Hunters Books
Outime
Over the Edge' Atlas Games

P[edit]

Game Publisher System Dates Setting Notes
Paladin
Palladium Fantasy Role-Playing Game Palladium Books
Pandemonium! MIB Productions roleplaying in the world of tabloid news
Pantheon
Path of the Oracle role playing game
Paper Computer Games a series of illustrated roleplaying games with simple rules and a complex universe. Any gaming session played by anyone at any time is added to the overall storyline and considered canon.
Paranoia originally by West End Games, later by Mongoose Publishing a satire of dystopian futures
Pathfinder Paizo Publishing 2009 fantasy role-playing game
Pax Draconis Technicraft Design a detailed rules heavy space opera with a percentile system
Passion Play
Fading Suns live action role-playing game
Pendragon (or King Arthur Pendragon) Arthurian legend
A Penny for My Thoughts
Phantasia
Phantasy Conclave
Phase VII
Phoenix Command Leading Edge Games
Pirates!
Plüsch, Power & Plunder (German)
Pirates and Plunder
Polaris (1997)
Polaris 2005
Point Blank Wasteland Games modern-day Action movie game
The Pokéthulhu Adventure Game Cumberland Games and Diversions
The Pool
PowerGame
Powers and Perils Avalon Hill
Praedor based on the eponymous comics by Petri Hiltunen
The Price of Freedom West End Games America loses the Cold War and is occupied, but resistance is in their blood
The Primal Order
Prime Directive Task Force Games
Primetime Adventures
Prince Valiant: The Story-Telling Game Chaosium
Privateers and Gentlemen Fantasy Games Unlimited naval adventure in the Napoleonic era
Project A-ko: The Roleplaying Game
Project: Paradigm Eschaton Media Inc
Promethean: The Created White Wolf Publishing new World of Darkness
Psiworld Fantasy Games Unlimited SF adventures with a focus on psi abilities
Pulp Adventure Planet Pulp Productions High Adventure Gaming cinematic style
Puppetland

Q[edit]

Game Publisher System Dates Setting Notes
Q10
QAGS
Qin
Quest of the Ancients
Quill: Quill: A Letter-Writing Roleplaying Game for a Single Player Trollish Delver Games 2016 A solo RPG, about writing letters. Translated in 2016 in French by the editorial house 500NDG and in 2018 in Portuguese by a fan.

R[edit]

Game Publisher System Dates Setting Notes
Rangers of Taradoin by Sean-Robert Shaw
Raex: The roleplaying adventure experience T. Julian Bell & Raex games publishing
Rapture: The Second Coming by William Spencer-Hale, Quintessential Mercy
The Realm of Yolmi
Recon Palladium Books Vietnam War adventure
Red Dragon Japanese
Red Dwarf: The Role Playing Game deep 7 based on BBC comedy Red Dwarf
Reich Star Creative Encounters 1991 fight Nazis in space by Simon Bell and Ken Richardson
Reign 2007 by Greg Stolze
Rêve: the Dream Ouroboros by Denis Gerfaud (French, Rêve de Dragon)
The Riddle of Steel Driftwood Publishing
Rifts Palladium Games crossover system
Rifts Chaos Earth Palladium Games
Ringworld Chaosium
Risus
Robot Warriors
Robotech Palladium Games based on the Robotech anime television series
Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles Role-Playing Game Palladium Games
Rogue Trader FFG[10]
RMSS (Rolemaster Fantasy Role Playing) Iron Crown Enterprises fully expandable and customizable rules system
Rotted Capes Paradigm Concepts Post apocalyptic super hero zombies
Rules to Live By Interactivities Ink generic customizable live action rules system, with expansions for horror and fantasy
Rune
Rune Striders
Runebearer "Magic and religion clash in a ruined world" by Chris Magoun
RuneQuest[11] Chaosium, versions also by Avalon Hill and Mongoose Publishing
RuneSlayers

S[edit]

Game Publisher System Dates Setting Notes
Saga fantasy Swedish
Shadow Fight 2 Nekki For Android and iOS
SAGA System
Sanctum Polis - Rest Eternal Memory indie anthropomorphic
Sandman: Map of Halaal
Satasupe (Japanese)
Savage Worlds
The Sci-Fi Sagas Ironwood Omnimedia Company E-RPG System A Player's Guidebook
Scion: Hero White Wolf Publishing Modern day children of the gods
Sea Dracula (The role-playing game of lawyers in animal city) Nick Smith and Jake Richmond
Second Dawn
Sengoku Gold Rush Games Historical fantasy set in feudal Japan
SenZar notorious for its blatant encouragement of munchkinism
Serenity Margaret Weis Productions, Ltd Serenity film (The Firefly (television series) is getting its own RPG also from MWP due to licensing).
Seventh Sea Alderac Entertainment Company
The Shab-al-Hiri Roach
Shadowforce Archer Alderac Entertainment Group a setting for Spycraft
Shadow Lords about epic Heroes, Immortals, Titans, Angels and Demons.
Shadow Nations Obsidian Europe Horror, Scifi, Fantasy
Shadow of the Demon Lord by Schwalb Entertainment Schwalb Entertainment 2015 Fantasy, Dark fantasy, Horror
The Shadow of Yesterday
Shadowrun cyberpunk fantasy
Shatterzone
Shock: Social Science Fiction
Silver Age Sentinels Guardians of Order
Simian Conquest
Simply Roleplaying! Microtactix a simple and customizable generic open gaming system similar to Fuzion and the Action! System
Simple System Dashing Inventor Games
Sine Requie horror Italian role-playing game
Skulduggery
Skull and Crossbones: Roleplay on the Spanish Main Fantasy Games Unlimited
Skyrealms of Jorune SkyRealms Publishing, later Chessex
SLA Industries Nightfall Games[12]
Sláine: The Roleplaying Game of Celtic Heroes Mongoose Publishing
S/lay w/Me
The Slayers d20 d20 System
Smallville Margaret Weis Productions, Ltd based on the Smallville television series
Sojourner's Quest: A Fantasy Role Playing Game Randall C Ellis
A Song of Ice and Fire Roleplaying
Sorcerer by Ron Edwards
Sovereign Stone
Space 1889 GDW Victorian Era Sci-Fi (steampunk)
Space Dragon Redbox Editora pulp sci fi
Space Gothic German crossover between military science fiction, space opera and horror
Space Infantry
Space Opera Fantasy Games Unlimited
Spacemaster SF adaptation of Rolemaster
SpaceNinjaCyberCrisis XDO Crucible Design a tongue-in-cheek anime game
Space Quest
Spaceship Zero Green Ronin Publishing
SpaceTime
The Spawn of Fashan
Sphinx
Spione: Story Now in Cold War Berlin
Spirit of the Century Evil Hat Productions FATE system a pulp game
Splicers
Splittermond Uhrwerk-Verlag Lorakis German Fantasy RPG
Spycraft Alderac Entertainment Group espionage adventure
The Squared Circle Day Dreamer Interactive
Squawk Game Arts Guild intelligent archosaurs in another star system
Stalking the Night Fantastic
Standard RPG System
Star Ace
Starblazer Adventures
StarCraft Adventures TSR, Inc.
Star*Drive TSR, Inc.
Starfaring Flying Buffalo
Starfinder Roleplaying Game Paizo Publishing
Starfleet Voyages
Star Frontiers TSR
Stargate SG-1 (RPG) AEG
Starhedge by Empire Wargames
Star Hero Fantasy Hero SF adaptation of Hero System
Star Legend (Japanese)
Star Patrol
Star Riders Ianus Games parody of space opera
Star Rovers
StarRun QaEG
Starship Troopers (RPG) Mongoose Publishing
Starships & Spacemen
Star Trek: Adventure Gaming in the Final Frontier Heritage
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Role Playing Game
Star Trek Role Playing Game Last Unicorn
Star Trek Roleplaying Game Decipher
Star Trek: The Next Generation Role-playing Game
Star Trek: The Role Playing Game FASA
Star Wars: The Roleplaying Game West End Games D6 System (1987-1999)
Star Wars Roleplaying Game Fantasy Flight
Star Wars Roleplaying Game Wizards of the Coast D20 System 2000-2010
Star Wreck Roleplaying Game Mike Pohjola parody game based on the Star Wreck movie franchise
SteamCraft Perilous Journeys Publishing Steampunk, Neo-Victorian
Steve Perrin's Quest Rules
STOCS Wasteland Games modern-day generic system
Stormbringer Chaosium based on Michael Moorcock's Elric of Melniboné stories
Storytelling System
St. Palmer's Pirate/West Indies
The Strange Monte Cook Games
Street Fighter: The Storytelling Game
Strike Legion Legionnaire Games Over-the-top science fiction
Strontium Dog Mongoose Publishing Traveller
Sundered Epoch: Generations Randal Snyder multi-genre game system
Super Crusaders Lee Walser modern-day super hero system
Super Powers Unlimited Super Powers Unlimited, LLC
Super Squadron Super-Hero game Australian
Supergame
Superhero 2044
Supernatural Margaret Weis Productions, Ltd based on The CW's Supernatural television series.
Supervillains
Superworld by Chaosium
Swashbucklers of the 7 Skies
Swordbearer Heritage Games and Fantasy Games Unlimited
Swords & Wizardry Mythmere Games A free 'clone' of the original version of Dungeons & Dragons.
Sword World RPG (Japanese)
Synnibarr (aka The World Of Synnibarr) Craig McCracken Notorious for a nonsensical, poorly explained game-world and huge power-levels granted to beginning player characters.
Systems Failure Palladium Books

T[edit]

Game Publisher System Dates Setting Notes
Tagmar fantasy game Brazilian
Tales from the Floating Vagabond Avalon Hill
Talislanta Bard Games
Taste My Steel!
Technoir Dream Machine Productions 2011, 2019 Scifi, Cyberpunk By Jeremy Keller
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Other Strangeness Palladium Books based on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comic books
Teenagers from Outer Space anime based RPG
Tékumel: Empire of the Petal Throne
Ten Thousand Worlds a free "universal" system distributed under a Creative Commons license
Tenchi Muyo!
Tenra War Japanese
Tephra: The Steampunk RPG
TerraDrive
Terra Incognita
Terra Primate Eden Studios, Inc.
Terra the Gunslinger western and steampunk, use playing cards instead of dice Japanese
Testament (role-playing game) Late Gaming game set during the End Times
Theatrix Backstage Press 1993
Thieves' Guild
Thieves' World
Tibet: The Roleplaying Game Vajra Enterprises historical fantasy set in Tibet
Time & Time Again
Timehunter Red Axe
Time Lord — Adventures through Time and Space a Doctor Who RPG based on the 1963–89 run of the BBC television series
Timelords Blacksburg Tactical Research Center
Timemaster
Timeship Yaquinto
To Challenge Tomorrow
Tokyo NOVA cyberpunk Japanese
Toon Steve Jackson Games cartoon adventure inspired by the classic cartoon series from Warner Brothers and MGM
Top Secret TSR, Inc. espionage adventure
TORG West End Games
Total Eclipse RPG Shrapnel Games by Steve N. Jackson - Smart phone optimized role playing game
Trail of Cthulhu Pelgrane Press
Transhuman Space Steve Jackson Games
Trauma Chroniques d'Outre-Monde contemporary police and counter-terrorism adventures French
Traveller GDW by Marc Miller, Frank Chadwick, John Harshman, and Loren K. Wiseman.
Traveller: 2300
Trevas Brazilian game about other worlds
Tri-Stat dX
Tribe 8 Dream Pod 9
Tribes Steve Jackson Games
Thrilling Tales Pulp Amazing Stories
Trinity White Wolf Publishing
Trollbabe
True20
Truth & Justice
Trystell Tab Creations
Tunnels and Trolls Flying Buffalo
TWERPS Lou Zocchi
Twilight 2000 GDW 1984
Twilight Imperium: The Role-Playing Game

U[edit]

Game Publisher System Dates Setting Notes
Uncharted Worlds by Sean Gomes
Underground Mayfair Games
Underworld Synister Creative Systems Urban fantasy set in modern day New York
The Unexplained Carnivore Games
Unhallowed Metropolis Eos Press
Unisystem Eden Studios, Inc.
Universalis
Universe SPI subtitle The Role-Playing Game of the Future
Unknown Armies
URPG a free and universal RPG Rules System
Usagi Yojimbo based on the comic book series, Usagi Yojimbo, by Stan Sakai
USS Infinity a new and different RPG
Uuhraah!

V[edit]

Game Publisher System Dates Setting Notes
Valley of the Pharaohs Palladium Books
Vampire: The Dark Ages White Wolf Publishing
Vampire: The Masquerade White Wolf Publishing (original World of Darkness)
Vampire: The Requiem (new World of Darkness)
Vanishing Point (role-play game) Sane Studios
Victorian Adventure SKS Distribution
Victorian Age: Vampire White Wolf
Victoriana - 2nd edition Cubicle 7 Entertainment
Villains and Vigilantes Fantasy Games Unlimited, Monkey House Games
Violence Hogshead Publishing

W[edit]

Game Publisher System Dates Setting Notes
Warcraft the Roleplaying Game White Wolf Publishing roleplaying game book based on the popular computer game by Blizzard
Warhammer 40,000 Roleplay
Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay Games Workshop[13]
Warheads: Medieval Tales Urban Mammoth a comically based tabletop roleplaying war game
WARS Roleplaying Game Mongoose Publishing
Waste World Manticore Productions Ltd
Wayfarers Ye Olde Gaming Companye
Weapons of the Gods Eos Press a wuxia-style game based on the manhua comic of the same name
Weird Wars Pinnacle Entertainment Group
Werewolf: The Apocalypse original World of Darkness
Werewolf: The Forsaken World of Darkness 2.0
Werewolf: The Wild West by White Wolf
Westhedge Empire Wargames
What Price Glory?!
The Wheel of Time Roleplaying Game TSR, Inc. based on The Wheel of Time novel series by author Robert Jordan
When Worlds Collide
The Whispering Vault an RPG about god-hunting
Wiedźmin MAG Polish
Wild Talents Arc Dream Publishing
Wild West
Witchcraft Eden Studios, Inc.
Witch Hunt
Witch Hunter: The Invisible World
With Great Power...
Wizards' Realm
Wizards' World
Woof meow (role-playing game) Game Systems 1988
World Action And Adventure
World of Darkness (original) and the World of Darkness (new) "2.0" White Wolf Publishing product line
The World of Indiana Jones West End Games
The World of Kystrel Fantasy RPG
World of Synnibarr WonderWorld Press
World Tree roleplaying in a high-magic, highly civilized world populated by many sentient species, none of them human
Worlds Beyond
Worlds of Wonder Chaosium
Wraith: The Great War
Wraith: The Oblivion original World of Darkness
Wushu Dan Bayn released under the Creative Commons license.
WWE: Know Your Role
Wyrd is Bond Key 20 Publishing

X[edit]

Game Publisher System Dates Setting Notes
Xcrawl

Y[edit]

Game Publisher System Dates Setting Notes
Y-Modus Dark Juju Games written by Zach Owens and Jeremy Sanecki. This is a strategic role-playing game.
Year of the Phoenix
Year of the Zombie UKGames Publishing D20 Modern
Ysgarth written by Timothy Willard

Z[edit]

Game Publisher System Dates Setting Notes
Zaibatsu Traveller Scifi, Cyberpunk By Paul Elliot
Zen and the Art of Mayhem
Zone (French) by Siroz (satiric gang wars in the contemporary suburbs)
The Zorcerer of Zo
Zweihänder Grim & Perilous Studios (Written by Daniel Fox. Deliberately similar in tone and rules mechanics to Warhammer FRP)

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