Nominate your MOST ANTICIPATED RPG of 2022

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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 joint winners were Dune and Twilight 2000). Previous winners include 13th Age (2013), Star Wars Force & Destiny (2015), Rifts for Savage Worlds (2016), Trudvang Chronicles (2017), Vampire: the Masquerade 5th Edition (2018), Savage Worlds Adventure Edition (2019), Dune (2020 & 2021), and Twilight 2000 (2021). What will be the most anticipated RPG of 2022?

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 2022. 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 2022. 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. You can nominate up to two games. It's not a contest to see who can list the most games!
  5. Nominations will remain open for two weeks, until December 23rd. Voting will take place shortly thereafter.
  6. Not your own game or one you’re affiliated with.
  7. Include a link. Don't make me Google to try guess what you mean! No linky, no nommy.
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Last year's joint winners were Dune and Twilight 2000 (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!
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2013
2015
2016
2017
2018
2019
2020
2021
1
13th Age
Star Wars Force & Destiny
Rifts for Savage Worlds
Trudvang Chronicles
Vampire: The Masquerade 5th Edition
Savage Worlds Adventure Edition
Dune
Dune/
Twilight2000
2
Numenera
Deluxe Exalted 3rd Edition
Mutant Crawl Classics
Tales from the Loop
Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay Fourth Edition
Pathfinder 2nd Edition
Vaesen - Nordic Horror Roleplaying
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3
Star Wars Edge of the Empire
Unified Rolemaster
7th Sea 2nd Edition
Kult: Divinity Lost
Kult: Divinity Lost
Lex Arcana
Cyberpunk Red
The One Ring (2nd Edition)
4
Shadowrun 5th Edition
Conan Adventures In An Age Undreamed Of
Conan Adventures In An Age Undreamed Of
Star Trek Adventures
Forbidden Lands: Retro Open-World Survival Fantasy RPG
The Expanse
Fallout
King Arthur Pendragon 6th Edition
5
Call of Cthulhu 7th Edition
Deluxe Tunnels & Trolls
DCC Lankhmar
Conan: Adventures in an Age Undreamed Of
RuneQuest: Role-playing in Glorantha
Eclipse Phase 2nd Edition
Warhammer: Age of Sigmar: Soulbound
Level Up: Advanced 5th Edition (A5E)
6
Firefly
Barbarians of Lemuria: Mythic Edition
RuneQuest 4
Starfinder
The Witcher Roleplaying Game
Dune RPG
Swords of the Serpentine
Rivers of London
7
Fate Core
Feng Shui 2
Torg: Eternity
The Witcher Roleplaying Game
Warhammer 40,000 Wrath & Glory
John Carter of Mars
Rivers of London
Pathfinder for Savage Worlds
8
Hillfolk
Fantasy AGE
Blue Rose AGE
Coriolis
The Expanse
Changeling: The Lost 2nd Edition
Stargate
Brancalonia - The Spaghetti Fantasy RPG
9
Torchbearer
Paranoia
Paranoia
Delta Green Roleplaying Game
Legend of the Five Rings 5th Edition
Things from the Flood
Fading Suns 4E
Werewolf: The Apocalypse 5th Edition
10
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Shadows of the Demon Lord
Delta Green
Astonishing Swordsmen & Sorcerers of Hyperborea 2E
Numenera 2: Discovery & Destiny
Judge Dredd & The Worlds of 2000 AD
Cortex Prime
SLA Industries, 2nd Edition
 

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So apparently I'm confused by the rules of this.

The thread is about nominating games that will be released next year, 2022...but for a nomination to be valid it has to include a link where you can buy it now? So the game is released this year but we're anticipating it next year. What?
Good catch. It has doesn't have to be available now. Original post edited to reflect.

It does appear to require a link, though, although it doesn't say it has to be a link which goes straight to a purchase page or anything.
 

Morrus

Well, that was fun
Staff member
So apparently I'm confused by the rules of this.

The thread is about nominating games that will be released next year, 2022...but for a nomination to be valid it has to include a link where you can buy it now? So the game is released this year but we're anticipating it next year. What?
Where are you seeing "where you can buy it now"? I don't think I wrote that, but I could be mistaken.

The link is to info about the product so I don't have to google every nomination.
 



overgeeked

B/X Known World
Where are you seeing "where you can buy it now"? I don't think I wrote that, but I could be mistaken.

The link is to info about the product so I don't have to google every nomination.
I was responding to that poster on their assertion of a purchase link requirement.

The OP still have muddled dates.
 

Campbell

Relaxed Intensity

Had a really great playtest experience with this one. Can't wait for the full game. Hellboy inspired game of averting apocalypses while making sure you don't become one. Like Monsterhearts Chocolate with Monster of the Week peanut butter. Great mystery mechanics.
 


ruemere

Adventurer
Everway Silver Anniversary Edition
It's technically out for Kickstarter backers. I have the physical copy already :)

Orbital Blues by SoulMuppet Publishing

Honorable mentions (these products are not fully independent games so they do not qualify for nominations):
Vaesen line: Mythic Britain and Ireland

Demon-Bone Sarcophagus by Patrick Stuart
 



TheAlkaizer

Game Designer
I'd like to nominate Orbital Blue by SoulMuppet Publishing (KS Link). Backed the Kickstarter, saw a preview. But I haven't received my copy yet! It'll likely become available in 2022 if I had to guess. I'm very excited.
 

So apparently I'm confused by the rules of this.

The thread is about nominating games that will be released next year, 2022...but for a nomination to be valid it has to include a link where you can buy it now? So the game is released this year but we're anticipating it next year. What?

Folks are just getting it twisted, being too literal, etc. From the original post and what Morrus has said are valid nominations so far it seems like it has to be something with a reasonable expectation of being available for sale in 2022, and not solely as a Kickstarter reward. I imagine there are some potential judgement calls there--if a product says it'll ship to Kickstarter backers in December 2022, that might not be the best thing to include as a nomination. In fact, one of the reasons I mentioned Mothership 1e but didn't actually nominate it is because the current target for Kickstarter fulfillment is November 2022. That doesn't leave much cushion at all for it showing up at all in 2022, much less as something anyone can buy.
 







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