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Nominate your MOST ANTICIPATED RPG of 2020

As I do every year, I'm taking nominations for the MOST ANTICIPATED RPG poll for 2020. Here is last year's Top 10 (spoiler: the winner was Savage Worlds Adventure Edition). Previous winners include 13th Age (2013), Star Wars Force & Destiny (2015), Rifts for Savage Worlds (2016), Trudvang Chronicles (2017), and Vampire: the Masquerade 5th Edition (2018). What will be the most anticipated RPG of 2020?

We do this at the end of every year, and have done for several years now! Here's how it works:

We start with a nomination stage. That's this thread. You may nominate any standalone tabletop RPG due to be released to the general public in 2020. All nominated games will appear on the final ballot. A few rules:
  1. It must be a standalone tabletop RPG, NOT a supplement, setting, adventure, sourcebook, expansion, or accessory. If there is a QuickStart version, or a preview, it’s the full release that counts.
  2. It must be due out to the general public in 2020.
  3. It must be nominated by at least one person in this thread. Simply post the name of the game and the name of the publisher below to nominate it.
  4. Nominations will remain open for two weeks, until January 4th. Voting will take place shortly thereafter.
  5. Not your own game or one you’re affiliated with.

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Last year's winner was Savage Worlds Adventure Edition (pictured above). You can see last year's top 10 here. Sometimes products make it into the list in more than one year; what can I say? Product schedules slip!

#201320152016201720182019
113th AgeStar Wars Force & DestinyRifts for Savage WorldsTrudvang ChroniclesVampire: The Masquerade 5th EditionSavage Worlds Adventure Edition
2NumeneraDeluxe Exalted 3rd EditionMutant Crawl ClassicsTales from the LoopWarhammer Fantasy Roleplay Fourth EditionPathfinder 2nd Edition
3Star Wars Edge of the EmpireUnified Rolemaster7th Sea 2nd EditionKult: Divinity LostKult: Divinity LostLex Arcana
4Shadowrun 5th EditionConan Adventures In An Age Undreamed OfConan Adventures In An Age Undreamed OfStar Trek AdventuresForbidden Lands: Retro Open-World Survival Fantasy RPGThe Expanse
5Call of Cthulhu 7th EditionDeluxe Tunnels & TrollsDCC LankhmarConan: Adventures in an Age Undreamed OfRuneQuest: Role-playing in GloranthaEclipse Phase 2nd Edition
6FireflyBarbarians of Lemuria: Mythic EditionRuneQuest 4StarfinderThe Witcher Roleplaying GameDune RPG
7Fate CoreFeng Shui 2Torg: EternityThe Witcher Roleplaying GameWarhammer 40,000 Wrath & GloryJohn Carter of Mars
8HillfolkFantasy AGEBlue Rose AGECoriolisThe ExpanseChangeling: The Lost 2nd Edition
9TorchbearerParanoiaParanoiaDelta Green Roleplaying GameLegend of the Five Rings 5th EditionThings from the Flood
10-Shadows of the Demon LordDelta GreenAstonishing Swordsmen & Sorcerers of Hyperborea 2ENumenera 2: Discovery & DestinyJudge Dredd & The Worlds of 2000 AD
 
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TrippyHippy

Adventurer
I’d note that Eclipse Phase is already out - to general public in PDF form, and some backers have already received their physical copies.

Beyond that, honestly, the only new games I am anticipating are:
  • Dune (Modiphius)
  • The full version of Cyberpunk Red (R. Talisorian)
  • Jack Vance’s Lyonesse and M.R. James’ Casting The Runes (The Design Mechanism)
  • Ben Aaranovitch’s Rivers of London (Chaosium)
 

Bellmig

Villager
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Morrus

Well, that was fun
Staff member
As a reminder folks, a valid nomination needs product name and publisher. There's a lot of posts here which don't constitute valid nominations. A link would be super useful too, if you can.
 


Crusadius

Explorer
I have a couple of nominations.

Vaesen - Nordic Horror Roleplaying by Free League Publishing (Fria Ligan).

Heart: The City Beneath RPG by Rowan, Rook & Decard.


I'm not sure about when Exalted Essence (Onyx Path) will actually be released, but if its 2020 then there will be a lot of people interested in a lighter version of Exalted 3E.
 





Starbrat

Explorer
I'm not sure this one will quite qualify*, but Chivalry and Sorcery 5th Edition, by Britannia Games Design.

*The print book won't be available until February, but the pdf came out just before Christmas.
 

imagineGod

Adventurer
Dune 2d20 because obviously the year 2020 deserves a proper role playing game in the universe created by Frank Herbert (and the aborted Last Unicorn version does not count).
 

Johnnii

Explorer
Fallout 2d20. Have been waiting so long for an official Fallout tabletop RPG. All the fan versions are admirable and well done, but it's not the same as having the "real thing".
 


pedr

Explorer
Besides the already-nominated Wolves of God and Swords of the Serpentine, I played a great playtest of Dramaghul: City on the Edge of Nowhere, a Wordplay 2 game from Wordplay Games. I have no idea if it's scheduled for a 2020 release, but I'm looking forward to it whenever it emerges!
 

Morrus

Well, that was fun
Staff member
Just a couple of days left. Remember that a valid nomination needs the product name and publisher. There’s a lot of people who haven’t done that.
 

TrippyHippy

Adventurer
Champions Now (Hero Games), as a redesign of the old Champions RPG, penned by Ron Edwards of Sorcerer and The Forge fame.

Champions Now Update

There is also a new 4th edition of BESM or Big Eyes, Small Mouth (Japanime Games) BESM Fourth Edition (Big Eyes, Small Mouth RPG)

and, Fiasco (Bully Pulpit Games) Fiasco: The Cinematic Game of Plans Gone Wrong

The links for the ones I mentioned earlier:

Dune RPG is actually a collaboration between Modiphius and Gale Force 9. https://twitter.com/modiphius/status/1029449147856891904?lang=en

Cyberpunk Red (R Talisorian) - The Cyberpunk Red FAQ

Rivers of London (Chaosium) - Chaosium Announces Rivers of London Roleplaying Game

Lyonesse (The Design Mechanism) - http://thedesignmechanism.com/resources/Press_Releases/Lyonesse RPG Press Release.pdf

Casting The Runes (The Design Mechanism and Quills Media) - http://thedesignmechanism.com/resources/Casting the Runes Press Release 260719.pdf

There is an upcoming Werewolf: The Apocalypse 5th edition, but not until 2021. The Onyx Path are also due to release They Come From Beneath The Sea and a second edition of Geist: The Sin Eaters:
They Came From Beneath The Sea!
Geist: The Sin-Eaters
 
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