And Here Are The Official 10 Most Anticipated RPGs of 2017!
Page 1 of 7 1234567 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 66
  1. #1
    Frazzled
    Dracolich (Lvl 29)

    Morrus's Avatar

    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Location
    Intrawebs
    Posts
    40,381

    And Here Are The Official 10 Most Anticipated RPGs of 2017!

    We took nominations. We held a massive poll, and nearly 5,000 people voted. And now we have the definitive list of the Top 10 most anticipated tabletop roleplaying games for 2017. For more information, click on the big pretty cover images below, and you'll be instantly transported by magic to the websites of each of the listed products. What are people awaiting with baited breath? Science fantasy? Swedish folklore? Swords & sorcery? Lovecraftian horror? All of these things and more!

    10: Astonishing Swordsmen & Sorcerers of Hyperborea 2E


    Name:  10_hyperborea.jpeg
Views: 36161
Size:  869.5 KB

    Sword & Sorcery comes alive in this North Wind Adventures' new edition of the game inspired by Howard and Lovecraft, and rules based on the original D&D game rules from 1974. Dungeons, monsters, traps, and puzzles all challenge your characters, who choose from the traditional classes of fighter, magician, cleric, and thief.

    "Astonishing Swordsmen & Sorcerers of Hyperborea™ (AS&SH™) is sword-and-sorcery role-playing at its pinnacle. This game's milieux are inspired by the fantastic literature of Robert Ervin Howard, Howard Phillips Lovecraft, and Clark Ashton Smith. Game rules and conventions are informed by the original 1974 fantasy wargame and miniatures campaign rules as conceived by E. Gary Gygax and Dave Arneson."


    9: Delta Green Roleplaying Game

    Name:  9_delta.jpeg
Views: 20462
Size:  517.2 KB

    It was in the list last year, and it's in the list again this year! The Agent's Handbook (pictured above) may already be out, but it'd the main core rulebook - the Case Officer's Handbook - which takes the #9 spot in our list of most anticipated RPGs of the year. This Cthulhu Mythos game combines Lovecraft and the War on Terror.

    "Delta Green: The Role-Playing Game is a tabletop role-playing game of conspiracy, suspense, and Lovecraftian terror. Players' characters are agents of Delta Green: federal agents and special forces operators; academics who’ve seen too much and physicians who study the aftermath of horror; scientists and other specialists; and sometimes just bystanders who get caught up in events beyond anyone’s control. Their first priority is to quarantine and stop unnatural horrors, because the unnatural is real and it kills."


    8: Coriolis

    Name:  8_coriolis.jpeg
Views: 19915
Size:  256.0 KB

    This Swedish sci-fi RPG lets you crew a starship and explore ancient mysteries in a "Firefly meets Arabian Nights" setting. Using the Mutant: Year Zero game engine, the game features political intrigue, exploration, and mystery.

    "Coriolis is a science fiction role playing game set in a remote cluster of star systems called The Third Horizon. It is a place ravaged by conflicts and war, but also home to proud civilisations, both new and old. Here, the so called First Come colonists of old worship the Icons, while the newly arrived Zenithians pursue an aggressive imperialistic agenda through trade and military power.
    In this game, you will crew a space ship and travel the Horizon. You will explore the ancient ruins of the Portal Builders, undertake missions for the powerful factions and partake in the game of political intrigue on Coriolis station - the centre of power in the Third Horizon. You might even encounter strange beings from the dark between the stars."


    7: Witcher


    Name:  7_witcher.png
Views: 19650
Size:  336.5 KB

    R. Talsorian Games is producing the tabletop RPG of Witcher, based on the Polish novels, video game (and more) of monster hunters with supernatural abilities.

    "The Witcher Role-Playing Game will allow tabletop RPG fans to re-create an array of characters known from the Witcher universe and live out entirely new adventures set within the world of Geralt of Rivia. Powered by Fuzion, the same ruleset that made Cyberpunk 2020 gain worldwide player acclaim, The Witcher Role-Playing Game will feature a myriad of spells, rituals, and curses; favorite gear and items from the entire Witcher series including a bestiary of devilish monsters players can face during their adventures. The system will provide all the necessary tools to create and play out your own adventures and become everything from a battle-hardened monster slayer to a merchant kingpin controlling a vast network of contacts."


    6: Starfinder


    Name:  6_starfinder.jpg
Views: 20001
Size:  205.2 KB

    From the publishers of the Pathfinder RPG comes this sci-fantasy RPG set far in the future. Elves and half-orcs pilot starships and fire ray guns in this tabletop RPG based on the Pathfinder rules. If you love the Pathfinder game system, and have a yearning for space opera, this one's for you.

    "Take your favorite fantasy RPG to the stars! Set thousands of years in Pathfinder's future, Starfinder is a stand-alone roleplaying game evolved from the Pathfinder rules and designed to bring you a whole new universe of science fantasy adventures. Play alien races both new and familiar as you explore the mysteries of a weird galaxy. Will you be an android assassin fulfilling corporate contracts, or a plucky ratfolk mechanic? A spellhacking lashunta technomancer, or a rakish human pilot? Uncountable worlds are waiting for you and your intrepid crew!"


    5: Conan: Adventures in an Age Undreamed Of

    Name:  5_conan.jpeg
Views: 20070
Size:  536.4 KB

    Back for a third year in this list, this RPG from Modiphius is imminent. Using Modiphius' 2d20 system, this is a quintessential sword-and-sorcery setting which raised nearly half a million UK pounds on Kickstarter. Pulp adventure and ancient horrors await!

    "The core rulebook for Robert E. Howard’s Conan: Adventures in an Age Undreamed Of is a 368 page full colour hardcover book containing everything you’ll need to adventure in the world of Robert E. Howard’s hero, Conan. It is based entirely on the canonical Conan stories, and uses the 2D20 system developed by Modiphius and used in Mutant Chronicles 3rd Edition, Infinity, John Carter Warlord of Mars and other fine games. This tome presents character generation, the game’s rules, and a wealth of source material, including cultures, geography, religions, magic, gods, monsters, gamemastering advice, adventure seeds, and much more. This work has been developed by an all-star writing team, with close involvement by respected Robert E. Howard authorities, and is illustrated by world-renowned Conan artists."


    4: Star Trek Adventures

    Name:  4_trek.jpeg
Views: 19428
Size:  268.5 KB

    A second appearance by Modiphius and its 2d20 system, Star Trek Adventures was announced in 2016 to great excitement. Game in the final frontier in the first official licensed Star Trek RPG in years.

    "Fans of the legendary Star Trek television series’ and films will not only boldly go to the final frontier, but they will shape the voyages and missions through the Star Trek Adventures living campaign playtest. Each player will experience the game differently based on the ship they are assigned to and attendees of Gen Con will have the exclusive North American opportunity to choose their ship, as well as claim a free Captain Kirk or Captain Picard miniature, while supplies last, when they register for the playtest"


    3: Kult: Divinity Lost

    Name:  4_kult.jpeg
Views: 24256
Size:  581.8 KB

    25 years after this original RPG, Kult returns! A Swedish production, this game of contemporary horror where mankind is trapped in an illusion. But can the players uncover the secrets and determine the horrifying truth about our world?

    "In KULT: DIVINITY LOST the world around us is a lie. Mankind is trapped in an illusion. We do not see the great citadels of Metropolis towering over our highest skyscrapers. We do not hear the screams coming from the cellar where hidden stairs lead us to Inferno. We do not smell the blood and burnt flesh from those sacrificed to gods long since forgotten. But, some of us see glimpses beyond the veil. We have this strange feeling that something is not right - the ramblings of a madman in the subway seems to carry a hidden message, and our reclusive neighbor does not appear to be completely human. By slowly discovering the truth about our prison, our captors and our hidden pasts, we can finally awaken from our induced sleep and take control of our destiny."


    2: Tales from the Loop

    Name:  2_loop.jpeg
Views: 20198
Size:  445.9 KB

    Another Swedish game (from the same company as Coriolis, above), fantastic machines and strange beasts populate 1980s suburbia. Play teenagers and solve mysteries in the 1980s, with campaign settings set both in Sweden and in the US.

    "In 1954, the Swedish government ordered the construction of the world’s largest particle accelerator. The facility was complete in 1969, located deep below the pastoral countryside of Mälaröarna. The local population called this marvel of technology The Loop. Acclaimed scifi artist Simon Stålenhag’s paintings of Swedish 1980s suburbia, populated by fantastic machines and strange beasts, have spread like wildfire on the Internet. Stålenhag’s portrayal of a childhood against a backdrop of old Volvo cars and coveralls, combined with strange and mystical machines, creates a unique atmosphere that is both instantly recognizable and utterly alien. Now, for the first time, YOU will get the chance to step into the amazing world of the Loop."


    1: Trudvang Chronicles

    Name:  1_trudvang.jpeg
Views: 20755
Size:  347.1 KB

    This RPG from RiotMinds - another Swedish company - is a game based on Nordic and Celtic myth. Dark and mysterious, the creators steer clear of "dungeon crawl[s], pink fireballs and endless adventures about glimmering treasures" in their vast continent of Trudvang which is populated by Scandinavian creatures - many of which you may find familiar. A skill-based BRP clone, the game has gorgeous production values. Already available in Swedish, this release is the international version of the game.

    "Trudvang Chronicles is an award-winning fantasy roleplaying game based on the mysterious and dark Nordic and Celtic sagas and myths. Enter a world of enchanted forests, trolls, dragons, spirits of nature, heroes and adventures. Trudvang is both grim and dark, epic and yet down to earth, with a melancholic tone of an ancient age when nature was a living creature and magic was wild and strong. Above all, Trudvang is a saga..."


    And there we have it! Our 2017 Top Ten Most Anticipated RPGs! Four(!) Swedish games, two games from Modiphius, two sword-and-sorcery titles, and three set in outer space, it looks like some small trends are emerging. For completeness, here is the full list of Most Anticipated RPGs for previous years (we didn't do it in 2014):



    ANNUAL EN WORLD MOST ANTICIPATED TABLETOP RPG OF THE YEAR



    # 2013 2015 2016 2017
    1 13th Age Star Wars Force & Destiny Rifts for Savage Worlds Trudvang Chronicles
    2 Numenera Deluxe Exalted 3rd Edition Mutant Crawl Classics Tales from the Loop
    3 Star Wars Edge of the Empire Unified Rolemaster 7th Sea 2nd Edition Kult: Divinity Lost
    4 Shadowrun 5th Edition Conan Adventures In An Age Undreamed Of Conan Adventures In An Age Undreamed Of Star Trek Adventures
    5 Call of Cthulhu 7th Edition Deluxe Tunnels & Trolls DCC Lankhmar Conan: Adventures in an Age Undreamed Of
    6 Firefly Barbarians of Lemuria: Mythic Edition RuneQuest 4 Starfinder
    7 Fate Core Feng Shui 2 Torg: Eternity Witcher
    8 Hillfolk Fantasy AGE Blue Rose AGE Coriolis
    9 Torchbearer Paranoia Paranoia Delta Green Roleplaying Game
    10 - Shadows of the Demon Lord Delta Green Astonishing Swordsmen & Sorcerers of Hyperborea 2E


    SaveSave
    SaveSave
    SaveSave
    XP dave2008 gave XP for this post

  2. #2
    Member
    The Grand Druid (Lvl 20)



    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Ohio, USA
    Posts
    3,901
    FYI, the odd numbers in the table above are unreadable when one has a black background. I briefly thought you were only posting the odd numbers for some strange reason!

    EDIT: P.S. Thank you for the poll and list!

  3. #3
    I had hoped that N.E.W. or N.O.W. would at least hit 10th place.

  4. #4
    Member
    Minor Trickster (Lvl 4)

    SMHWorlds's Avatar

    Join Date
    May 2016
    Location
    Atlanta, GA
    Posts
    127
    Will the full poll be revealed or is there a way to see how certain game or games did?

  5. #5
    Frazzled
    Dracolich (Lvl 29)

    Morrus's Avatar

    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Location
    Intrawebs
    Posts
    40,381
    Quote Originally Posted by ArchfiendBobbie View Post
    I had hoped that N.E.W. or N.O.W. would at least hit 10th place.
    NEW came out last year!

  6. #6
    Quote Originally Posted by Morrus View Post
    NEW came out last year!
    Oops! I meant O.L.D.

    I blame the cold meds. I'll be glad when this mess passes.

  7. #7
    Member
    Waghalter (Lvl 7)



    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    437
    Sweet... Trudvang got #1! I am looking forward to that.

    Some of these others sound interesting. Does anyone know which of these use range bands (like the ones in FFG's Star Wars)? I know Star Trek does. I am not interested in any of the RPGs that use range bands. Too many RPGs available to play one that uses a mechanic that you do not like.

  8. #8
    Member
    Waghalter (Lvl 7)



    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    437
    Ok, what is NEW all about? Is it a sci-fi setting? I haven't played a sci-fi RPG since Star Frontiers (other than one session of FFG's Star Wars recently).

    Quote Originally Posted by Morrus View Post
    NEW came out last year!

  9. #9
    Member
    Minor Trickster (Lvl 4)



    Join Date
    Dec 2014
    Posts
    196
    Im a little sad to not see Scion on that list, but it is a really good crop of games regardless.

    I wanted to point out though that from what I have heard about Starfinder the Core Pathfinder races excepting humans are taking a back seat to new core Starfinder races. You have the option to play half orcs and elves in space, but that isn't necessarily the base assuption of the setting.

  10. #10
    Frazzled
    Dracolich (Lvl 29)

    Morrus's Avatar

    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Location
    Intrawebs
    Posts
    40,381
    So what are your theories on the dominance of Swedish games this year?


    Sent from my iPhone using EN World mobile app

Quick Reply Quick Reply

Similar Threads

  1. Your Most Anticipated RPG Of 2017?
    By Morrus in forum *General Roleplaying Games Discussion
    Replies: 91
    Last Post: Thursday, 2nd February, 2017, 04:41 PM
  2. Most Anticipated RPG of 2017: The Official Poll!
    By Morrus in forum *General Roleplaying Games Discussion
    Replies: 74
    Last Post: Friday, 20th January, 2017, 07:12 PM
  3. The 10 Most Anticipated Tabletop RPGs Of 2016 Are....
    By Morrus in forum *General Roleplaying Games Discussion
    Replies: 35
    Last Post: Thursday, 14th January, 2016, 05:40 PM
  4. The Official 2016 Anticipated RPGs Poll!
    By Morrus in forum *General Roleplaying Games Discussion
    Replies: 26
    Last Post: Friday, 8th January, 2016, 08:28 PM
  5. 10 Most Anticipated RPGs of 2013
    By Morrus in forum Publishers, Promotions, Press Releases, DMs Guild, & Kickstarter Announcements
    Replies: 31
    Last Post: Tuesday, 9th July, 2013, 04:26 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •