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Some Wikipedians have formed a project to better organize information in articles related to tabletop role-playing games. This page and its subpages contain their suggestions; it is hoped that this project will help to focus the efforts of other Wikipedians. If you would like to help, please inquire on the talk page or look at the goals section on this page to see what the focus is at the moment.

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For page view statistics, see Wikipedia:WikiProject Role-playing games/Popular pages.


This project aims to improve the coverage and quality of articles on role-playing games (RPGs). The main areas of interest are Games, Terms, Systems, Designers and Publishers.

The project covers traditional, live action and computer-assisted RPGs. A more specific project, WikiProject Dungeons & Dragons, exists for articles related only to Dungeons & Dragons.

Role-playing video games are outside the scope of this project; they belong at WikiProject VG. An exception to this would be video games based on specific role-playing games, such as those found in Category:Video games based on tabletop role-playing games; such articles fall under the scope of both WikiProject Video Games, and WikiProject Role-playing games.

Roleplay simulations (and similar "gamed simulations") are also outside the scope of this project.

For projects with a more general scope, see WikiProject Board and table games or WikiProject Games.


The following are long-term goals for what the project can work towards. All goals should be clearly defined and ultimately achievable. An archive of previous goals - both reached and unreached - can be found on the old Goals subpage.

  1. Add an infobox with an appropriate image to all role-playing game articles.
  2. Collaborate with other interested users on role-playing game topics.
  3. Find as many reliable secondary sources as possible to improve existing articles and help demonstrate the notability of topics.
  4. Flesh out the stubs at Category:Role-playing game stubs to build full articles.
  5. Improve more role-playing game articles to Good article and Featured article status.
  6. Create new articles and restore deleted articles for notable role-playing game topics.
  7. Play some role-playing games!


Discussions on style and structure of role-playing game and RPG-related articles were previously held on the old Style subpage, but if desired can now be held on the WikiProject's talk page.

Articles should follow, as closely as is possible, the guidance at the Manual of Style.

References should be added using <ref> tags throughout the body of the article, next to the facts that they are included to support. Where possible, they should use the available standard reference templates.

Books, modules, supplements, boxed sets, etc: {{cite book}}
Articles in periodicals, or works within an anthology: {{cite journal}}
Online sources: {{cite web}}

See the "Statistics" section below for articles that are of a high enough standard to be used as good examples of their category.


You can see a full list of participants here.

Clean up list[edit]

Hot articles[edit]

See our Hot articles list for our currently most-edited articles to get an idea of what people are working on right now!


Proposed deletions

Redirects for discussion

Featured list candidates

Articles for creation


Featured articles
  1.  Dungeons & Dragons
  2.  Hyborian War
  3.  Planescape: Torment
  4.  Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines
  5.  Vampire: The Masquerade – Redemption

Featured lists

  1.  List of Changeling: The Dreaming books
  2.  List of Mage: The Ascension books
  3.  List of Vampire: The Masquerade books
  4.  List of World of Darkness video games

Good articles

  1.  Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
  2.  Dave Arneson
  3.  Bunnies & Burrows
  4.  Chicago by Night
  5.  Dragonlance
  6.  F.A.T.A.L.
  7.  Fall of London
  8.  Gary Gygax
  9.  Haunts (Wraith: The Oblivion)
  10.  Hunter: The Reckoning
  11.  Hunter: The Reckoning (video game)
  12.  Hunter: The Reckoning – Redeemer
  13.  Hunter: The Reckoning – Wayward
  14.  Hunter: The Vigil
  15.  Icewind Dale II
  16.  Kindred of the East
  17.  Land of Eight Million Dreams
  18.  Legends (play-by-mail game)
  19.  Live action role-playing game
  20.  Lords of the Earth
  21.  MegaTraveller 1: The Zhodani Conspiracy
  22.  Le Monde des Ténèbres: France
  23.  My Life with Master
  24.  Necropolis: Atlanta
  25.  Neverwinter Nights 2
  26.  Neverwinter Nights 2: Mask of the Betrayer
  27.  Neverwinter Nights 2: Mysteries of Westgate
  28.  Neverwinter Nights 2: Storm of Zehir
  29.  Nobles: The Shining Host
  30.  Play-by-mail game
  31.  Pool of Radiance
  32.  Revelations of the Dark Mother
  33.  Shadowrun (1993 video game)
  34.  Under a Blood Red Moon
  35.  Victorian Age: Vampire
  36.  World of Darkness
  37.  World of Darkness (video game)
  38.  Wizards of the Coast

Former Good Articles

  1.  Dice
  2.  Forgotten Realms
  3.  Lone Wolf (gamebooks)
  4.  Shared universe

Did You Know

  1.  Actual play (9 September 2021)
  2.  Beyond the Stellar Empire (21 April 2020)
  3.  Call of Cthulhu (video game) (1 March 2017)
  4.  CTF 2187 (16 February 2022)
  5.  Dralasite (26 January 2007)
  6.  F.A.T.A.L. (February 18, 2021)
  7.  Galac-Tac (November 30, 2021)
  8.  Gary Con (29 January 2014)
  9.  GURPS Steampunk (16 April 2021)
  10.  Heavy Gear II (26 November 2015)
  11.  Hyborian War (April 25, 2020)
  12.  It's a Crime (play-by-mail game) (2 May 2020)
  13.  Legends (play-by-mail game) (22 October 2022)
  14.  Jennell Jaquays (8 December 2009)
  15.  Mazes and Monsters (18 April 2004)
  16.  Midgard (game) (13 February 2022)
  17.  Monster Island (play-by-mail game) (7 April 2020)
  18.  Owl and Weasel (3 September 2008)
  19.  Pablo Hidalgo (17 January 2017)
  20.  Play-by-mail game (20 January 2022)
  21.  Sandra Tayler (4 February 2017)
  22.  Torment: Tides of Numenera (25 March 2013)

Bot-generated statistics (for articles having the project banner on their talk pages).

For more information see:

Category:Role-playing game articles by quality
Category:Role-playing game articles by importance
Wikipedia:Version 1.0 Editorial Team/Role-playing game articles by quality (links to detailed assessment lists)
Wikipedia:Version 1.0 Editorial Team/Role-playing game articles by quality log (bot's assessment statistics logs)


Project templates[edit]

What to type What is displayed Where to use it
{{rpg-stub}} (t/l) Stub role-playing game articles, unless a more specific stub notice exists. See the list on Template:rpg-stub.
{{RPGproject}} (t/l)
WikiProject iconRole-playing games NA‑class
WikiProject iconThis article is within the scope of WikiProject Role-playing games, a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of role-playing games on Wikipedia. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can join the discussion and see a list of open tasks.
NAThis article has been rated as NA-class on Wikipedia's content assessment scale.

This template should be added to the discussion page of articles maintained by this WikiProject.
{{userbox RPG}} (t/l)
Ten sided dieThis user is a member of
WikiProject Role-playing games.
Your user page - if you want.
{{RPG}} (t/l) Only on articles listed on the template.
{{Tabletop role-playing game Barnstar|put your message here ~~~~}}
The Tabletop role-playing game Barnstar
An award placed at another users talk page for improving Tabletop role-playing game-related articles.