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[VOTING IS OVER!] Vote For The Most Anticipated RPG of 2021!

VOTING IS OVER!

  • Absolute Power

  • Achtung Cthulhu 2d20

  • Altered Carbon

  • Beowulf: Age of Heroes

  • BOLT

  • Brancalonia - The Spaghetti Fantasy RPG

  • Brinkwood: The Blood of Tyrants

  • Bunkers and Badasses

  • Deviant: The Renegades

  • Dune Adventures in The Imperium

  • Everway 2nd Edition

  • Fading Suns : Pax Alexius (Fading Suns 4th Edition)

  • Fallout 2d20

  • Flames of Freedom

  • Good Dogs

  • Good Strong Hands

  • Hard Wired Island

  • Haunted West

  • Hearts of Wulin

  • Hellboy

  • Heroic Dark

  • Homeworld: Revelations

  • Interface Zero 3.0

  • Iron Kingdoms Requiem

  • Jackals: Bronze Age Fantasy Roleplaying

  • Jiangshi: Blood in the Banquet Hall

  • King Arthur Pendragon 6th Edition

  • Kingdom 2nd Edition

  • Kings of War

  • Legends of Grayskull: Masters of the Universe

  • Level Up: Advanced 5th Edition (A5E)

  • Lords of the Middle Sea

  • Monster Care Squad

  • Monte Cook’s Diamond Throne

  • Mummy: The Curse, Second Edition

  • Nancy Druid

  • Old-School Essentials - Advanced Fantasy

  • Open Quest, 3rd Edition

  • Our Mundane Supernatural Life

  • Parselings

  • Pasion de las Pasiones

  • Perilous Roleplaying Game

  • Prowlers and Paragons Ultimate Edition

  • Rivers of London

  • Rolemaster (Unified)

  • Root

  • Savage Sisters

  • Shadow of the Weird Wizard

  • SLA Industries, 2nd Edition

  • Solarpunk

  • Stargate

  • Swords of the Serpentine

  • Syndicult

  • Tales of Xadia

  • The Chronicles of Future Earth

  • The Dee Sanction

  • The Gaia Complex

  • The One Ring 2nd Edition

  • The Troubleshooters

  • Thirsty Sword Lesbians

  • Trophy RPG

  • Trudvang Adventures for 5E

  • Twilight 2000

  • Urban Shadows 2E

  • Villagesong

  • Voidheart Symphony

  • Wanderhome

  • Werewolf: The Apocalypse 5th Edition

  • Wickedness

  • Worlds Without Number

  • Zombicide Chronicles

  • Terminator

  • Pathfinder for Savage Worlds


The results of this poll are hidden until it is manually edited by the user or site admin.

As we do every year, it's time to vote for the most anticipated tabletop roleplaying game of 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 - will it make it onto the list for the third year running?) 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).

VOTING IS NOW OVER

We took nominations. Now it's time to vote. What will be the most anticipated RPG of 2021? You can vote for up to 3 games. Voting will be open for 7 days, until January 2nd.

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  • Why isn't my nomination on the list? Check the nomination thread. If you made a valid nomination (name, link) and it's not in the poll, let me know ASAP so I can add it.
  • How does a game qualify? It must have been nominated by you in the nomination thread with a valid formatted nomination, it must be a standalone tabletop RPG (not a setting, adventure, supplement, etc.), and it's projected release date to the general public (not just Kickstarter backers) should be in 2021.
 
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Russ Morrissey

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Morrus

Well, that was fun
Staff member
We’ve had thousands of votes, but there’s literally 4 votes between the top two and it closes tomorrow!
 


The fact that I've heard of almost none of these makes me realize how out-of-touch I've become with RPGs since COVID.

I read pretty regularly here and I have heard of only a few of these too. That just reminds me of how niche most RPGs really are. If this were the pre-Kickstarter days, most of these would be lucky to ever publish more than the core rules before disappearing into the "Lack of Sales" Afterlife. In the 80's and 90's, I bought the core rules for many games, only for them to get little or no support.
 

Jargogle

aka Colin Chapman
I voted for Swords of the Serpentine (the pre-release is superb), Legends of Greyskull (because He-Man), and Shadow of the Weird Wizard (as a less grimdark evolution of SotDL).
 

Ulfgeir

Hero
I think only 1 of those I voted for have a chance of actually being top 10. Voted for Brancalonia, The Troubleshooters, and Rivers of London.

The ones I think will be in the top 10 (no idea of order, so alphabetically. Just writing them down to see how well I guessed):
Achtung Cthulhu 2d20, Dune, Fallout 2d20, Hellboy, Legends of Grayskull, Rivers of London, SLA Industried 2e, The one Ring 2e, Trudvagn Adventures for 5e, Twilight 2000.

Is it about the same number of voters and nominations as previous years?
 

TrippyHippy

Adventurer
I think only 1 of those I voted for have a chance of actually being top 10. Voted for Brancalonia, The Troubleshooters, and Rivers of London.

The ones I think will be in the top 10 (no idea of order, so alphabetically. Just writing them down to see how well I guessed):
Achtung Cthulhu 2d20, Dune, Fallout 2d20, Hellboy, Legends of Grayskull, Rivers of London, SLA Industried 2e, The one Ring 2e, Trudvagn Adventures for 5e, Twilight 2000.

Is it about the same number of voters and nominations as previous years?
Not King Arthur Pendragon 6E?

<shrug>
 

Ulfgeir

Hero
Not King Arthur Pendragon 6E?

<shrug>
Nope. I think it might be too niche. That said, I do understand that a lot of those that have played previous versions hold it in high regard, so I think it will do well in sales. The one game on my list that I am most unsure of is Rivers of London. So Pendragon 6e or Werewolf 5e might very well take that place. But this was only my guesses.
 

TrippyHippy

Adventurer
Nope. I think it might be too niche. That said, I do understand that a lot of those that have played previous versions hold it in high regard, so I think it will do well in sales. The one game on my list that I am most unsure of is Rivers of London. So Pendragon 6e or Werewolf 5e might very well take that place. But this was only my guesses.
It’s also a game that is based on a foundation text of Western fantasy literature and mythology, listed as one the 100 best hobby games of all time (as compiled by industry experts via Green Ronin publications), that has earned GAMA Hall of Fame status, an Origins award for best rules, featuring a campaign that was awarded the H.G Well’s Award, another Origins Award and a Diana Jones Award for best adventure, written by a GAMA Hall of Fame game designer in what he identified as his personal masterpiece (and that this coming edition is the 'ultimate edition’ with all the high production trimmings that has characterized Chaosium’s recent new editions).

Quite a niche!
 

Ulfgeir

Hero
It’s also a game that is based on a foundation text of Western fantasy literature and mythology, listed as on the 100 best hobby games of all time (as compiled by industry experts via Green Ronin publications), that has earned GAMA Hall of Fame status, an Origins award for best rules, featuring a campaign that was awarded the H.G Well’s Award and a Diana Jones Award for best adventure, written by a GAMA Hall of Fame game designer in what he identified as his personal masterpiece (and that this coming edition is the 'ultimate edition’ with all the high production trimmings that has characterized Chaosium’s recent new editions).

Quite a niche!
Will be interesting to see the results. ;)

I don't think I have ever during my 35+ years that I have played rpg's seen it on a convention or met anyone that played it. But as I said, I know a lot of people hold it in high regard. The question is if it is enough people that want it. As for niche, think of it as a small independent film that the critics (and the few that have seen it) love, compared to the big summer block busters..
 

imagineGod

Legend
I think only 1 of those I voted for have a chance of actually being top 10. Voted for Brancalonia, The Troubleshooters, and Rivers of London.

The ones I think will be in the top 10 (no idea of order, so alphabetically. Just writing them down to see how well I guessed):
Achtung Cthulhu 2d20, Dune, Fallout 2d20, Hellboy, Legends of Grayskull, Rivers of London, SLA Industried 2e, The one Ring 2e, Trudvagn Adventures for 5e, Twilight 2000.

Is it about the same number of voters and nominations as previous years?
What of Stargate? It was a 10 series long TV saga? Too out-of-date for us now? I mean it is powered by 5th Edition D&D so pretty accessible.
 

Ulfgeir

Hero
What of Stargate? It was a 10 series long TV saga? Too out-of-date for us now? I mean it is powered by 5th Edition D&D so pretty accessible.
Missed that that was even an option. :)

Yes, it is probably the (distant) 3rd most wellknown SF-property when it cones to mainstream audiences way after Star Wars and Star Trek. The problem is imo that it mostly fills the same kind of thematic niche as Star Trek (exploration). But it is not unique enough to really stand out. This might be a better topic though for a separate thread.
 


Matt Frisbee

Villager
I voted for two - The Troubleshooters (I played in a demo on the Babies with Knives YouTube Channel) and the reboot of Twilight: 2000. I would like to cast my third vote for Axion Punk (again, I played in a demo of that game on the Babies with Knives YouTube Channel).
 



It’s also a game that is based on a foundation text of Western fantasy literature and mythology, listed as one the 100 best hobby games of all time (as compiled by industry experts via Green Ronin publications), that has earned GAMA Hall of Fame status, an Origins award for best rules, featuring a campaign that was awarded the H.G Well’s Award, another Origins Award and a Diana Jones Award for best adventure, written by a GAMA Hall of Fame game designer in what he identified as his personal masterpiece (and that this coming edition is the 'ultimate edition’ with all the high production trimmings that has characterized Chaosium’s recent new editions).

Quite a niche!

On this website, it will be seen as less niche just because the user base here skews older. But in general, I think anything Arthurian is much more niche now than it was 20 years ago.
 


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