The Greatest Pen and Paper RPGs Board/Card Games
0Ultimate List
originally by  tags 9 360 votes 1 482 voters 120 902 views 50 items f p @

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, table top RPGs 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 for the best tabletop RPG below!

  • 6 ReRanks
    • Women
    • Men
    • Age
    • Region
  • See list ranked by
L The List
Z
B Comments
& Embed
G Options
2rerank list
  1. 1
    + 388
    - 222

    the people's #1
    Horror, Role-playing game

    ) open
  2. 2
    + 624
    - 212


    Role-playing game

    ) open
  3. 3
    + 347
    - 149


    Role-playing game

    ) open
  4. 4
    + 296
    - 215

    most listed
    Role-playing game

    ) open
  5. 5
    + 213
    - 181


    Role-playing game

    ) open
  6. 6
    + 155
    - 155


    Role-playing game

    ) open
  7. 7
    + 84
    - 156


    Role-playing game, Fantasy

    ) open
  8. 8
    + 143
    - 117


    Role-playing game

    ) open
  9. 9
    + 50
    - 156
    No image

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Tekumel

  10. 10
    + 171
    - 93

    ranked low on reranks
    Role-playing game

    ) open
  11. 11
    + 34
    - 129

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Shock: Social Science Fiction

  12. 12
    + 55
    - 122


    Role-playing game

    ) open
  13. 13
    + 106
    - 82


    Role-playing game

    ) open
  14. 14
    + 202
    - 82

    ranked low on reranks

    ) open
  15. 15
    + 95
    - 99


    Role-playing game

    ) open
  16. 16
    + 30
    - 119

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Role-playing game

    ) open
  17. 17
    + 167
    - 72


    Role-playing game

    ) open
  18. 18
    + 147
    - 77


    Role-playing game

    ) open
  19. 19
    + 40
    - 113

    often listed
    Role-playing game

    ) open
  20. 20
    + 101
    - 69


    Fate Core

  21. 21
    + 53
    - 95


    Role-playing game

    ) open
  22. 22
    + 47
    - 100


    Role-playing game

    ) open
  23. 23
    + 116
    - 105


    Role-playing game

    ) open
  24. 24
    + 27
    - 73

    added by midnightq2
    Role-playing game

    ) open
  25. 25
    + 45
    - 18


    Deadlands

  26. 26
    + 137
    - 84
    No image

    ranked low on reranks & added by JimJenkins
    Savage Worlds Role-playing game

    ) open
  27. 27
    + 19
    - 107

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Role-playing game

    ) open
  28. 28
    + 85
    - 80


    Role-playing game

    ) open
  29. 29
    + 83
    - 57

    added by KenWright
    Numenera

  30. 30
    + 66
    - 88
    ) open
  31. 31
    + 51
    - 81


    Hackmaster

  32. 32
    + 48
    - 80

    added by bojanthebest

    ) open
  33. 33
    + 42
    - 26
    No image

    added by sune.nodskou
    Dark Heresy

  34. 34
    + 57
    - 47

    added by KenWright
    Iron Kingdoms

  35. 35
    + 64
    - 61

    added by JasonRobar
    Role-playing game

    ) open
  36. 36
    + 53
    - 92
    ) open
  37. 37
    + 12
    - 97

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    The Committee for the Exploration of Mysteries

  38. 38
    + 39
    - 40
    No image

    added by WendyWatersClaypool
    Firefly

  39. 39
    + 13
    - 6
    No image

    added by StuartGoheen
    Mutants and Masterminds

    ) open
  40. 40
    + 29
    - 32

    added by rickhull
    Villains & Vigilantes

  41. 41
    + 60
    - 80

    added by NorbertFranz
    13th Age

  42. 42
    + 18
    - 18

    added by orcslayer
    Toon the Cartoon Roleplaying Game

  43. 43
    + 36
    - 48

    added by KenWright
    Stars Without Number

  44. 44
    + 35
    - 49

    added by KenWright
    The Burning Wheel Role-playing game

    ) open
  45. 45
    + 32
    - 47

    added by KenWright
    Apocalypse World

  46. 46
    + 15
    - 21
    No image

    added by sune.nodskou
    Kult

  47. 47
    + 15
    - 21
    No image

    added by sune.nodskou
    Trail of Cthulhu

  48. 48
    + 3
    - 3

    added by RodneyLucas
    Castles & Crusades Role-playing game, Fantasy

    ) open
  49. 49
    + 6
    - 9

    added by melkor54248
    Elric of Melibone

  50. 50
    + 1
    - 3
    No image

    new! & added by SarahLSnyder
    Annoying Repetative Noise,chewing

51 +

Something missing? Add it!

items 1 - 50 of 50

L List Options 2 Rerank List B Comments & Embed z Share Next List >

viewers of this list also saw...

more popular lists