The Greatest Pen and Paper RPGs Anything
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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!
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    Call of Cthulhu

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    Shock: Social Science Fiction

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    Dogs in the Vineyard

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    My Life with Master

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    Paranoia

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    Savage Worlds RPG

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    Shab-al-Hiri Roach

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    The Committee for the Exploration of Mysteries

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    Basic Role-Playing

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    13th Age

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    Hackmaster

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