I’ve run all kinds of RPG campaigns, but I’d say the majority- regardless of system- would be considered PG-13.
- Argentina:Atp (VHS and DVD rating)
- Argentina:Atp (with warning)
- Canada:14A (Alberta/British Columbia)
- CanadaA (Manitoba)
- Canada:14 (Nova Scotia)
- Canada:AA (Ontario)
- Canada:G (Quebec)
- Denmark:15 (special extended edition)
- Finland:K-15 (original rating)
- Finland:K-11 (re-rating)
- Finland:K-15 (special extended edition)
- France:Tous publics
- Germany:16 (special extended edition)
- Germany:12 (w)
- Hong Kong:IIB
- Indonesia:R (self-applied)
- Malaysia13 (re-rating)
- Netherlands:16 (special extended edition)
- New ZealandG
- New Zealand:M (special extended edition)
- Norway:12 (2015, re-rating, cinema rating)
- Norway:11 (2001, cinema rating)
- Saudi ArabiaG
- SingaporeG13 (re-rating)
- South Africa:10
- South Korea:12
- Spain:12 (ICAA)
- Spain:13 (ICAA, extended version)
- Switzerland:12 (canton of Geneva)
- Switzerland:12 (canton of Vaud)
- Turkey:13+ (self-applied)
- United KingdomG
- United Kingdom:12A (special extended edition, theatrical re-release)
- United StatesG-13 (certificate #38473)
- United StatesG-13 (certificate #39023, special extended edition)
- United Arab EmiratesG
I'd say my games are pretty solidly PG-13 with the occasional foray into mildly R territory, which I think the local M (mature) rating covers pretty well. (All of the Disney-era Star Wars films are rated M here in NZ, for instance.)
The NZ system also has an R13, but I don't think I'd use that to classify any of the games I run. I'd easily rate the one I play in as R15 or even R16. The DM can get a bit graphic in some of his depictions, and there's more swearing and adult humor than what I'm comfortable with when I'm DM.
A bigger problem, in my opinion, is that these ratings are... basically insane.The problem with these ratings is that they are one-dimensional, covering violence, sex, horror, other themes (slavery, etc.), etc.
I want to say PG 13 but lots of violence, gratuitous sex, lude sexual humor, foul language, smoking, alcohol, and drug use makes my game R rated at a minimum.
And that doesn't even get into what the characters are doing!
Seems like a waste of good acid. I couldnt sit there and play D&D after doing it, sounds rather terrifying, and Id be hard pressed to believe the game went that smoothly. Not to mention to be the only sober one must have sucked. I threw a party for my 21st birthday and only found out after they were all gone that everyone there except me ate me magic mushrooms, I knew there was something strange in my neighborhood...Normally a Soft R (In my country we have Mature 15+, which sounds about right), but if it was a movie and you actually had to show the violent stuff on camera, it would be NC-17 or banned. If I were directing it, I would have the more horrific stuff happen off-screen.
I was at a game somewhat recently where it took me a while to work out that everybody had dropped acid IRL. That was interesting. It was a horror themed game and the idea appeared to be trying to mix a (bad?) trip with a scary RPG. Everybody was fully invested, so they must have got the dosage right. Lights were low, ambient noise and music was on-point.
It was definitely "Refused Classification" even despite the drug use. The PCs self-mutiliated constantly, some of them had to do so to gain their normal powers, some to remove arcane infections, some to seal pacts with Greater Old Ones. It was pretty messed up and I was sober. I'm puzzled by people that would come so close to a bad trip on purpose.
Just a viewpoint. No, I'm not American.