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

Russ Morrissey

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.
All good. I’ve been requesting a stand-alone edition of this setting for a few years now. Apparently they are waiting on new material from Bryan Talbot, and they have renewed the license in order to make it so. Not totally sure on the dates again, but I can hope before then end of 2021 at least. There was a version of the game that came out way back in 1990, IIRC, but The Design Mechanism have a very good writing crew, so this could be a great game for me - like Doctor Who for grown ups.

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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.
None, hence my question.

It would seem unlikely to be released in 2021 even with the Silver Anniversary Edition tagline, which I would expect to refer to when the KS goes up rather the release date.

None, hence my question.

It would seem unlikely to be released in 2021 even with the Silver Anniversary Edition tagline, which I would expect to refer to when the KS goes up rather the release date.
Well, if we are not sure then how can we speculate either way? I’m not in the know, but there has been a development blog of some sort, and people who have followed it say that the books themselves are nearing completion and that would imply a quick turnaround from when the Kickstarter gets announced. I know some Kickstarters take ages to deliver, but a number of companies are now looking at doing the development of the game before the campaign gets going - so this is possibly what may be happening with Everway. So nothing official as an announcement but some pictures below of the what the developed product is looking like:



Last year I just went through my backed Kickstarters and nominated those (including future ENnie darling Thousand-Year-Old Vampire), but most of the ones I would have put forward, including Urban Shadows 2e and Deviant: The Renegades, have already been nominated, so I'll just throw out a couple that remain from my backed list: Mummy: The Curse, Second Edition (Onyx Path Publishing) and Unspeakable: Sigil & Sign (Cubicle 7) ...which is bound to come out one of these years!

Eyes of Nine

Everything's Fine
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'll do you a solid.

I nominate the Troubleshooters RPG for most anticipated RPG of 2021

Also some of the many others mentioned here. I look forward to the voting.


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