Nominate your MOST ANTICIPATED RPG of 2021

As I do every year, I'm taking nominations for the MOST ANTICIPATED RPG poll for the coming year. Here is last year's Top 10 (spoiler: the winner was the Dune RPG, which hasn't actually made it out yet). Previous winners include 13th Age (2013), Star Wars Force & Destiny (2015), Rifts for Savage Worlds (2016), Trudvang Chronicles , and Vampire: the Masquerade 5th Edition (2018), and Savage Worlds Adventure Edition (2019). What will be the most anticipated RPG of 2021?

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 2021. All nominated games will appear on the final ballot. To nominate a game, simply make a reply in this thread. 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 2021. The important date is the date the general public can purchase the book. That's not Kickstarter fulfillment dates or pre-orders.
  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 December 22nd. Voting will take place shortly thereafter.
  5. Not your own game or one you’re affiliated with.
  6. Include a link. Don't make me Google to try guess what you mean! No linky, no nommy.

Last year's winner was Dune (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!

113th AgeStar Wars Force & DestinyRifts for Savage WorldsTrudvang ChroniclesVampire: The Masquerade 5th EditionSavage Worlds Adventure EditionDune
2NumeneraDeluxe Exalted 3rd EditionMutant Crawl ClassicsTales from the LoopWarhammer Fantasy Roleplay Fourth EditionPathfinder 2nd EditionVaesen - Nordic Horror Roleplaying
3Star Wars Edge of the EmpireUnified Rolemaster7th Sea 2nd EditionKult: Divinity LostKult: Divinity LostLex ArcanaCyberpunk Red
4Shadowrun 5th EditionConan Adventures In An Age Undreamed OfConan Adventures In An Age Undreamed OfStar Trek AdventuresForbidden Lands: Retro Open-World Survival Fantasy RPGThe ExpanseFallout
5Call of Cthulhu 7th EditionDeluxe Tunnels & TrollsDCC LankhmarConan: Adventures in an Age Undreamed OfRuneQuest: Role-playing in GloranthaEclipse Phase 2nd EditionWarhammer: Age of Sigmar: Soulbound
6FireflyBarbarians of Lemuria: Mythic EditionRuneQuest 4StarfinderThe Witcher Roleplaying GameDune RPGSwords of the Serpentine
7Fate CoreFeng Shui 2Torg: EternityThe Witcher Roleplaying GameWarhammer 40,000 Wrath & GloryJohn Carter of MarsRivers of London
8HillfolkFantasy AGEBlue Rose AGECoriolisThe ExpanseChangeling: The Lost 2nd EditionStargate
9TorchbearerParanoiaParanoiaDelta Green Roleplaying GameLegend of the Five Rings 5th EditionThings from the FloodFading Suns 4E
10-Shadows of the Demon LordDelta GreenAstonishing Swordsmen & Sorcerers of Hyperborea 2ENumenera 2: Discovery & DestinyJudge Dredd & The Worlds of 2000 ADCortex Prime
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Russ Morrissey

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This is not an exhaustive list, just some of the RPGs that are on my mind. If your game is not included, it is not intended as a slight, just an oversight on my end.

Opera House from Corone Design - KS Link: Opera House
Urban Shadows 2e from Magpie Games - KS Link: Urban Shadows: Second Edition
Twilight: 2000 4e from Free League - KS Link: Twilight: 2000 – Roleplaying in the WWIII That Never Was
Thirsty Sword Lesbians from Evil Hat Productions - KS Link: Thirsty Sword Lesbians
Rivers of London RPG from Chaosium - PR Link: Chaosium Announces Rivers of London Roleplaying Game
Deviant: The Renegades from Onyx Path Publishing - KS Link: Deviant: The Renegades - a tabletop roleplaying game
Good Strong Hands RPG from Nerdburger Games - KS Link: Good Strong Hands RPG
Heroic Dark from Will Power Games - KS Link: Death Divers: A Heroic Dark Setting
Perilous Roleplaying Game from Murder Publishing - KS Link: Perilous Roleplaying Game
Jiangshi: Blood in the Banquet Hall from Game and a Curry and Wet Ink Games - KS Link: Jiangshi: Blood in the Banquet Hall
Dune: Adventures in the Imperium from Modiphius - DUNE

Level Up: Advanced 5th Edition (A5E) from EN Publishing - Link: Level Up: Advanced 5th Edition (A5E)


I would like to nominate Brancalonia - The Spaghetti fantasy rpg. Made by Acheron books.

There is another game I would really like to nominate, but since I helped proofread it and wrote the first quickstart-scenario for it, I guess that counts as being affiliated with it, so thus I cannot nominate it...


I would like to nominate:
Rolemaster (Unified): Iron Crown Enterprises

(The link is to the latest update on the game. Arms Law and Character Law, Spell Law, and Treasure Law have passed through editing and are going to layout and art. Creature Law is lagging a bit behind, but 2021 is going to be the year).

King Arthur Pendragon 6th Edition - Chaosium King Arthur Pendragon 6th edition announced with free preview

Werewolf: The Apocalypse 5th Edition - Hunter’s Entertainment Werewolf: The Apocalypse - 5th Edition

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

Everway 2nd Edition - The Everway Company The Everway Company

Absolute Power (Silver Age Sentinels 2nd Edition for TriStat) - Dyskami Publishing Absolute Power: Silver Age Sentinels 2e

Luther Arkwright RPG - as a standalone RPG in a new edition - The Design Mechanism
I’d also mention Dune, The One Ring (new edition by Free League), and Twilight: 2000, but these have been mentioned already. Has anybody mentioned Hasbro’s Power Rangers, GI Joe, My Little Pony and Transformers for 5E, yet? Wasn’t there meant to be new games for Batman and The Terminator too?


This is not an exhaustive list, just some of the RPGs that are on my mind. If your game is not included, it is not intended as a slight, just an oversight on my end.

Urban Shadows 2e from Magpie Games - KS Link: Urban Shadows: Second Edition

I am looking forward to US 2e but its slated for a November 2021 release for KS and retail usually follows at least a few months thereafter.

Also, Magpie, whilst a great publisher, are almost always a few months late on fulfillment. As such, I think this is much more likely to be a 2022 release.

Is this staled for a 2021 retail release? They haven't even slated a KS date for it yet.
Not sure. The Kickstarter sign up is on - the rest of the details I’m not sure if they’ve been announced or not. Do you have more info? I mean the 'Silver Anniversary Edition’ implies it is coming out soon.


Thank you, TrippyHippy, for notifying me of the Luther Arkwright RPG. I must have missed the news so will research it now. Never played any earlier versions either if such existed, but enjoyed the collected omnibus graphic novel and own it in my collection of great comic books.

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