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 Free League's Blade Runner). 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 2023?


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 2023. 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 2023. 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 19th. 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.

Last year's winner was Blade Runner (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!

13th Age
Star Wars Force & Destiny
Rifts for Savage Worlds
Trudvang Chronicles
Vampire: The Masquerade 5th Edition
Savage Worlds Adventure Edition
Blade Runner
Deluxe Exalted 3rd Edition
Mutant Crawl Classics
Tales from the Loop
Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay Fourth Edition
Pathfinder 2nd Edition
Vaesen - Nordic Horror Roleplaying
Broken Tales
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)
Pendragon 6E
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
King Arthur Pendragon 6th Edition
Avatar Legends
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)
Mothership 1E
Barbarians of Lemuria: Mythic Edition
RuneQuest 4
The Witcher Roleplaying Game
Dune RPG
Swords of the Serpentine
Rivers of London
Rivers of London
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
Shadow of the Weird Wizard
Fantasy AGE
Blue Rose AGE
The Expanse
Changeling: The Lost 2nd Edition
Brancalonia - The Spaghetti Fantasy RPG
Delta Green Roleplaying Game
Legend of the Five Rings 5th Edition
Things from the Flood
Fading Suns 4E
Werewolf: The Apocalypse 5th Edition
Swords of the Serpentine
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

Werewolf: The Apocalypse 5E
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This one came out on the 30th of November 2022 - on sale as digital format to the public via Chaosium website and DriveThru. Hard copy not yet on sale.

This one came out 3rd of December 2022 - on sale as digital format via DriveThru - hard copy to follow in a month or so.

These are both games I'd have put in so the question is does digital availability count for:

Blade Runner, Everyday Heroes, and Ironsworn: Starforged are all already available as well.

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I would love more info on Subversion than the simple (tiny) image on the notification sign up page. Note the link above takes one to the Misspent Youth page, not the Subversion page.
Here's the introduction from press kit I got from Fragging Unicorn Games about Subversion:

Ten Second Pitch: You are an envoy, using technology, magic, and direct action to serve your community in the cyberpunk fantasy world of Neo Babylon.

What is Subversion?
In the Subversion tabletop roleplaying game, you and your friends play as envoys, representatives of your communities taking direct action to serve and save the people around you. But there's a catch. Both your character, and the community they are a part of, have values that are important to them. Trying to subvert the oppressive world around you while also holding true to the values you and your community care about, isn't an easy task.

  • Immersive characters with your own unique fantasy lineage, values, impulses, backgrounds, and goals.
  • A flexible, d6-based, dice-pool game system that allows multiple and creative solutions to almost every encounter. The better you are at a skill, the more dice you roll, but you'll only keep the highest three, meaning more skilled characters have higher chances of critical hits and less chances of critical failures.
  • A player-created community that acts as another character, helping the PCs and needing their help.
  • A robust setting in a world much like our own, but with wonderous creatures, magical abilities, and where the ancient Babylonian Empire was the first to wield arcane powers to concquer all around them. 2,500 years later, Neo Babylon is an urban megasprawl and the conomic and cultural capitol of the world.
  • Varieties of balanced character and advancement options means characters won't ever get too powerful for the setting, even as the characters get better and more unique.
  • Themes of community, direct action, revolution, hauntings, encroaching technology, relationships, staying true to ideals, speaking truth to power, and hope for the future.

The Kickstarter is launching in February, so I'll bet we'll start to get more information out after the new year.


I've got my two noms before I forget.

Month Python's Cocurricular Mediaeval Reenactment Programme
by Exalted Funeral - Exalted Funeral
Current website for the actual game is the kickstarter page sadly -
Expected kickstarter fulfillment is Oct 2023, so retail probably December 2023?
Hopefully that just about meets the brief.
Surprised they've not been nommed yet to be honest.

Second one, Witch: Fated Souls second edition by Angry Hamster
They too predict Oct 2023 for kickstarter fulfillment, so I guess December 2023 (this one I can get a better date for though if thats not enough :)

Now, if only someone would nominate My Little Pony coming soon from Renegade... :)

I’ve already nominated, but curiously nobody seems to have mentioned Marvel Multiverse and Gotham City Chronicles for 2023 yet? Maybe superhero stuff isn’t that popular here?

Eyes of Nine

Everything's Fine
The important date is the date the general public can purchase the book. That's not Kickstarter fulfillment dates or pre-orders.

I think Book means physical book available through 3-tier distribution; but Morrus didn't actually specify beyond the line above.

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