The Greatest Pen and Paper RPGs Anything
Ultimate List
6  reranks 2,708 votes 419 voters 42,737 views more info

The Greatest Pen and Paper RPGs

The greatest pen and paper RPGs (or role-playing games) don't require any kind of fancy technology. No, these RPGs are much more like traditional board games. When in doubt, go for the classics, like 'RuneQuest,' 'Traveller' and the perennially popular 'Dungeons & Dragons.' This list includes a lot of favorites, but it isn't complete, so feel free to add the pen and paper/tabletop RPGs that you love playing the most, too. Vote up the best, vote down the worst and rerank this list any way you want.

If you're looking for something new to play, why not give some of these great, tabletop role-playing games a whirl? It's no accident that RPGs like 'Call of Cthulhu' have been around for a long, long time. Despite the emergence of some incredibly impressive RPG video games, these tabletop RPGs keep us coming back for more. Tabletop RPGs force us to communicate with each other, rather than being glued to a computer or TV screen for hours on end.

Enjoy this list of great table-talk role-playing games, and don't forget to vote!
List is ranked by a combination of each item's votes & positioning in reranks
  • 6 ReRanks
    • Region
  • See list ranked by
</> Rerank List
Score
  1. 1
    Up 145
    Down 61

    the people's #1

    open report item
  2. 2
    Up 113
    Down 67
    open report item
  3. 3
    Up 166
    Down 67

    open report item
  4. 4
    Up 102
    Down 57

    open report item
  5. 5
    Up 86
    Down 45

    open report item
  6. 6
    Up 63
    Down 46

    open report item
  7. 7
    Up 47
    Down 48

    open report item
  8. 8
    Up 33
    Down 50

    open report item
  9. 9
    Up 23
    Down 35

    Shock: Social Science Fiction

    open report item
  10. 10
    Up 52
    Down 30

    open report item
  11. 11
    Up 54
    Down 22

    ranked low on reranks

    open report item
  12. 12
    Up 23
    Down 39

    often listed & ranked high on reranks

    open report item
  13. 13
    Up 18
    Down 40

    often listed & ranked high on reranks

    open report item
  14. 14
    Up 33
    Down 22

    open report item
  15. 15
    Up 32
    Down 28

    open report item
  16. 16
    Up 61
    Down 24

    ranked low on reranks

    open report item
  17. 17
    Up 52
    Down 19

    open report item
  18. 18
    Up 47
    Down 23

    open report item
  19. 19
    Up 11
    Down 35

    open report item
  20. 20
    Up 10
    Down 34

    open report item
  21. 21
    Up 16
    Down 31

    open report item
  22. 22
    Up 13
    Down 24

    open report item
  23. 23
    Up 45
    Down 34

    ranked low on reranks

    open report item
  24. 24
    Up 2
    Down 12

    added by midnightq2

    open report item
  25. 25
    Up 9
    Down 33

    The Committee for the Exploration of Mysteries

    open report item
  26. 26
    Up 40
    Down 26

    ranked low on reranks & added by JimJenkins Savage Worlds RPG

    open report item
  27. 27
    Up 6
    Down 4

    Fate Core

    open report item
  28. 28
    Up 26
    Down 30

    open report item
  29. 29
    Up 22
    Down 29

    open report item
  30. 30
    Up 15
    Down 23

    added by bojanthebest

    open report item
  31. 31
    Up 15
    Down 23

    Hackmaster

    open report item
  32. 32
    Up 19
    Down 30

    open report item
  33. 33
    Up 9
    Down 7

    added by yauncin

    open report item
  34. 34
    Up 2
    Down 0

    new! & added by designergamergeek Aliens Adventure Game

    open report item
  35. 35
    Up 19
    Down 23

    added by NorbertFranz 13th Age

    open report item
  36. 36
    Up 3
    Down 3

    added by JasonRobar Rolemaster Standard Rules

    open report item
  37. 37 +

    Something missing? Add it!

Is this list missing something?
RANKERS WHO ADDED ITEMS

items 1 - 36 of 36

think you can do better?

Rerank This List
why?

got a blog or website?

embed this list
why?

viewers of this list also saw

more popular lists