List of role-playing games by name

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This list does not include computer role-playing games, MMORPGs, or any other video games with RPG elements.

Most of these games are tabletop role-playing games; other types of games are noted as such where appropriate.


Game Publisher System Dates Setting Notes
13th Age Pelgrane Press d20 2013 Fantasy By Jonathan Tweet and Rob Heinsoo
2300 AD Game Designers' Workshop 1989 - Future of the Twilight 2000 universe Originally called Traveller 2300AD
3D&T Editora Talismã (formerly Trama Editorial) A Brazilian generic system, turned to anime-style campaigns
7th Sea Alderac Entertainment Group / John Wick Presents 1999, 2016 Pirates / Swashbuckling Designed by John Wick (game designer)
9th Generation


Game Publisher System Dates Setting Notes
Aberrant White Wolf Publishing Modified Storyteller 1999 Super-hero characters in the near future Part of the Trinity series
Aces & Eights: Shattered Frontier Kenzer and Company 2007 A Western role-playing game.
Active Exploits Precis Intermedia Gaming 2002
Advanced Dungeons & Dragons TSR, Inc. (See also Dungeons & Dragons)
Advanced Fighting Fantasy Cubicle 7
Adventure! 1985
Adventure! White Wolf Publishing Modified Storyteller 2001 A pulp adventure Part of the Trinity series
Adventures in Fantasy
The Adventures of Indiana Jones Role-Playing Game TSR, Inc. 1984
After The Bomb Palladium Books 1986, 2001
Aftermath! Fantasy Games Unlimited 1981
Against the Darkness Tabletop Adventures, LLC 2006 Vatican Conspiracy and Horror
Age of the Tempest
Agone (French) Multisim Editions 1999 Edited in French by Multisim Editions and translated in English by Multisim Editions
Aletheia Abstract Nova Entertainment 2007 Paranormal investigation
Albedo Thoughts & Images, Chessex 1988, 1993 Based on the furry comic book series, Erma Felna by Steve Gallacci
Aliens Adventure Game Leading Edge Games 1990 Science Fiction
All Flesh Must Be Eaten Eden Studios, Inc. Unisystem 1999, 2003 Zombie survival horror game
Alma Mater Oracle Games 1982 Comic high school
Alpha Chronicles Alpha Chronicles 2009 Universal System w/ One Book & Limitless Possibilities.
Alpha Omega: The Beginning and The End Mind Storm Labs, LLC 2008 Far future, post-apocalypse, magic using, mega-city living, alien invading, angel and demon fighting, mutant hiding, monster destroying action
Alshard (Japanese) Far East Amusement Research / Enterbrain 2002, 2005 Fantasy with mecha like Final Fantasy[citation needed]
Alshard Gaia (Japanese) Alshard system 2006 A contemporary fantasy
Alternate Worlds RPG Alternate Worlds Publishing
Alternity TSR, Inc. 1998 SciFi
Amazing Engine TSR, Inc. 1993
Amber Diceless Roleplaying Phage Press Diceless 1991 Based on the works of Roger Zelazny
Anidor Azure Cold and Kyky (Bulgarian)
Anima: Beyond Fantasy Edge Entertainment 2005, 2010 Spanish RPG, a collaboration of Eastern and Western developers RPG with anime-style artworks
Angel Eden Studios, Inc. Cinematic Unisystem 2003 Urban fantasy A spin-off of the Buffy the Vampire Slayer game
Anomaly Beyond the Solar System Games and Ryan D. Bettner
APOCalypse 2500 Created by J L Arnold and first released in 2007 online at Uses RPG Percentile System rules A post apocalyptic high tech sword and sorcery future world tabletop RPG
Apocalypse World Lumpley Games PbtA 2010 A post-apocalyptic RPG of politics and survival Created by D. Vincent Baker. First RPG using the Powered by the Apocalypse (PbtA) system
Aquelarre Joc International (1st), Caja de Pandora (2nd), Nosolorol (3rd) BRP variant 1990, 1999, 2011 Fantasy game based in medieval Europe Created by Ricard Ibáñez, published in 1990, last edition from 2011
Arcana Unearthed Malhavoc Press D20 OGL 2003 Fantasy Developed by Monte Cook
Archaeron Archaeron Games 1980
Arduin Grimoire Games, Emperors Choice Games 1977-1980, 1992 The first cross-genre RPG[citation needed] Designed by David A. Hargrave
ARI Ari Jones Advanced Role-playing Integrated
Arianrhod RPG (Japanese) 2004 Japanese MMORPG-like
Arkeos Extraordinary Worlds Studio EW-System 2004 Pulp adventure French RPG
Armageddon: 2089
Armageddon: The End Times Mongoose Publishing D20 OGL 2003 Mek-based warfare
Armored Trooper VOTOMS: The Roleplaying Game R. Talsorian Games Fuzion 1997 SciFi game based on the Armored Trooper Votoms anime
Army of Darkness Roleplaying Game Eden Studios, Inc. Cinematic Unisystem 2005 Zombie horror
Ars Magica Lion Rampant (editions 1 & 2)
White Wolf Publishing (edition 3)
Atlas Games (editions 4 & 5)
Artesia: Adventures in the Known World Based on the Comic/Graphic Novels by Mark Smylie
Ashen Stars Pelgrane Press GUMSHOE System 2011 Gritty investigative Space Opera
AssassinX E.N. Publishing Violent adventure
Atlantis: The Second Age Morrigan Press
Attack of the Humans
The Authority Role-Playing Game
Avant Charlemagne François Nédelec (French) Early Middle-Age
Ave Molech Morbidgames Publishing modified d20 modern with 3.5 edition races Fantasy setting with Steampunk technology
Axiom16 (Bulgarian)


Game Publisher System Dates Setting Notes
Babylon 5 Mongoose Publishing d20 (2nd ed.) 2003, 2006 (2nd ed.) Based on the Babylon 5 TV franchise
Babylon Project Chameleon Eclectic Entertainment 1997 Based on the Babylon 5 TV franchise
Basilisk RPG Basilisk RPG OGL 2013 Rules light gritty fantasy
Basic Action Super Heroes Basic Action Games A rules-lite superhero RPG
Basic Fantasy RPG
Basic Role-Playing Chaosium Role-playing game system
Batman Role-Playing Game
Battleaxe by - Sixteen Coal Black Horses Fantasy role-playing
BattleDragons Spartacus Publishing Play as dragons in a fantasy world
Battlelords of the 23rd Century SSDC, Inc.
Battlestar Galactica Role Playing Game Margaret Weis Productions, Ltd Based on the SciFi TV series
Behind Enemy Lines
Beyond the Supernatural Palladium Modern Day Horrors
Bifrost Skytrex Ltd. 1982
Big Bang Comics RPG
Big Eyes, Small Mouth Guardians of Order Anime-based RPG
Bitume (French) Croc Post-apocalyptic, Mad Max-like
Black Crusade
Blade of Arcana
Bliss Stage TAO games Mecha game taking place 7 years after the adults of the world fell asleep
Blood Dawn SSDC, Inc.
Blood of Heroes
Bloodlust (French) Edited by Asmodée Editions
Blue Planet Biohazard Games 2nd Edition by Fantasy Flight

proposed 3rd Edition by Biohazard Games

Blue Rose Green Ronin
Boot Hill TSR, Inc. Wild West adventure
Brave New World
Breaking the Ice
Broken: The Memory of Solaris
Broken Road
Bubblegum Crisis
Buck Rogers XXVC TSR, Inc.
Budding Heroes Cloak Gaming 2015 Setting-Generic (blank slate)
Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Eden Studios, Inc. Unisystem Based on the TV show of the same name
Bullwinkle and Rocky Role-Playing Party Game
Bunnies and Burrows Steve Jackson Games Out of print
Bureau 13: Stalking the Night Fantastic Tri Tac Games
Burning Empires
The Burning Wheel High fantasy
Bushido Fantasy Games Unlimited Samurai RPG set in Feudal Japan
By the Gods Ragnarok Enterprises 1986


Game Publisher System Dates Setting Notes
Cadillacs and Dinosaurs Game Designer's Workshop
Cadwallon Rackham
Call of Cthulhu Chaosium Based on the works of H. P. Lovecraft
Capes, Cowls & Villains Foul
Cartoon Action Hour Spectrum Games
Cassiopean Empire
Castles & Crusades Troll Lord Games OGL System Fantasy RPG
Castle Falkenstein Steampunk fantasy
The Castle Perilous
Catgirl Avengers Furry/anime humor RPG
Challenger RPG Superior Games Books Free Fantasy RPG
The Challenges Game System
Champions Hero Games
Changeling: The Dreaming (Original World of Darkness)
Changeling: The Lost (New World of Darkness)
Chaos Flare
Children of the Sun Misguided Games
Chivalry & Sorcery
Chronicles of Ramlar White Silver
Chronicles System Freely distributed skill-based d100 system Steampunk fantasy
Les Chroniques d'Erdor French RPG of oneiric fantasy using a 54 card deck Edited by Boite a Polpette
Circe Bryce Harrington
City of Heroes Eden Studios, Inc. The tabletop companion to the City of Heroes MMORPG
Cliffhanger Fantasy Games Unlimited 1930s adventure
La Compagnie de glaces (French) Post-apocalyptic From the novels of G.-J. Arnaud
Cold City Contested Ground Studios
Conan Role-Playing Game TSR "ZeFRS" (Zeb's Fantasy Roleplaying System) 1985 Hyborian Age The official TSR Conan role-playing game, finally published in 1985
GURPS Conan Steve Jackson Games GURPS 1989 Hyborian Age A year before the release of the core rulebook, in 1988, Steve Jackson Games published a solo adventure titled GURPS Conan: Beyond Thunder River
Conan: The Roleplaying Game Mongoose Publishing d20 System 2004-2010 Hyborian Age One of the role-playing games in the Mongoose Publishing OGL System series
The Confederate Rangers
Conspiracy X Eden Studios, Inc. extraterrestrials, UFOs, and government coverups
Contenders Prince of Darkness Games Award-winning game revolving around the lives of boxers
C°ntinuum Time travel adventure
Core Command Dream Pod 9
Corporation the Roleplaying Game Core Games Publishing
CORPS Blacksburg Tactical Research Center
Cortex System Roleplaying Game Margaret Weis Productions
Corum An addendum to the Stormbringer RPG (aka Elric!)
Cosmic Synchronicity Joseph Teller
Covenant Realms Publishing 2006 Modern conspiracy / story game British indie RPG, designed by Matt Machell
Creeks and Crawdads
Crime Fighter
Crimefighters TSR 1981
Crystalicum (Polish)
CthulhuTech Wildfire H.P. Lovecraft's horror with Mecha and Anime influences
Cursed Empire Chris Loizou Dark fantasy Formerly known as Crimson Empire
Cutthroat: The Shadow Wars
Cybergeneration R. Talsorian Games Alternate setting for Cyberpunk 2020
Cyberpunk 2013 R. Talsorian Games Out-of-print and superseded by Cyberpunk 2020
Cyberpunk 2020 R. Talsorian Games
Cyberpunk V3.0 R. Talsorian Games
Cyberspace Iron Crown Enterprises
Cyborg Commando New Infinities, Inc.
Cyno's Role-Play


Game Publisher System Dates Setting Notes
D6 Adventure West End Games
D6 Fantasy West End Games
D6 Space West End Games
D6 System West End Games In-house system, based on the Star Wars RPG
d20 Future Wizards of the Coast[1] d20 System Generic futuristic
d20 Modern Wizards of the Coast[2] d20 System Generic modern
d20 Past Wizards of the Coast[3] d20 System Generic historical
d20 System Wizards of the Coast[4] Based on Dungeons & Dragons 3rd Edition rules
Danger International Hero Games espionage adventure
Dangerous Journeys by E. Gary Gygax Game Designers' Workshop
Daredevils Pulp era mystery
Dark Ages White Wolf Publishing Series of RPGs, including Vampire: The Dark Ages, Dark Ages: Werewolf, Dark Ages: Mage, Dark Ages: Fae, and Dark Ages: Inquisitor
Dark Champions
Dark Conspiracy Game Designers' Workshop
Dark Continent Colonial African horror
Dark Dungeons
The Dark Eye Most popular German RPG,[5] known in Germany as Das Schwarze Auge
Dark Heresy, the Warhammer 40,000 Roleplay Game Originally by Black Industries, now developed by Fantasy Flight Games
Dark Streets
Darwin's World RPGObjects Post-apocalyptic RPG
Dash-in Dungeons Wednesday Night Games Fast-play fantasy RPG
Dawning Star
DC Adventures Green Ronin
DC Heroes Mayfair Games
DC Universe Roleplaying Game West End Games
De Profundis
Dead Inside A small-press RPG where the characters attempt to rebuild their lost souls through selfless and noble actions (and get superhuman powers along the way)
Dead Reign Palladium Books
Deadlands: Hell on Earth Pinnacle Entertainment Group
Deadlands: Lost Colony Pinnacle Entertainment Group
Deadlands: The Weird West Pinnacle Entertainment Group GURPS version by SJGames
Deeds of Valor Swordmaster
Deliria: Faerie Tales for the New Millennium by Phil Brucato Laughing Pan Productions
Delta Force: America Strikes Back!
Demon City Shinjuku Role-Playing Game
Demon Hunters Role Playing Game
Demon: The Fallen White Wolf (Original World of Darkness)
Demon's Lair Lasalion Games
Deryni Adventure Game
Desolation Greymalkin Designs A post-apocalyptic fantasy RPG
Diana: Warrior Princess By Marcus Rowland
Diaspora VSCA Publishing FATE 2009 Hard science fiction
Dice & Glory
Dinky Dungeons Doc's Games 1985
Dinosaur Planet: Broncosaurus Rex
Diomin OtherWorld Creations
Do: Pilgrims of the Flying Temple
The Doctor Who Role Playing Game FASA Based on the 1963–89 run of the BBC television series
Doctor Who - Adventures In Time And Space: the roleplaying game Cubicle 7 Entertainment Based on the 2005–present run of the BBC television series
Doctor Who - Time Lord (role-playing game) Virgin Publishing Based on the 1963–89 run of the BBC television series
Dogs in the Vineyard Lumpley Games Loosely based on the Mormon State of Deseret in pre-statehood Utah
Domicile Subcellar Games WIZEWIG system 2015 Supernatural Mystery Inspired by the haunted house genre of film and fiction.
Dominion Rules An open-source fantasy twelve-sided-die-based RPG encouraging the creation of new skills, spells, beasts and rules and featuring an innovative combat system
The Dominion Tank Police Role-Playing Game Guardians of Order Tri-Stat System 1999
Donjon Clinton R. Nixon, Donjon Anvilwerks
Don't Rest Your Head Evil Hat Productions
Double Cross Superhero (Japanese)
Drací doupe Loosely based on Dungeons & Dragons The most popular Czech fantasy RPG system[citation needed]
Dragon Age Green Ronin
Dragon Ball Z - Anime Adventure Game
Dragonlance: Fifth Age
Dragon Lords of Melniboné
DragonMech A cross between fantasy and mecha
DragonNet A free open-source fantasy RPG system
DragonQuest A now out-of-print RPG, suppressed by TSR
DragonRaid Dick Wulf A Christian RPG
Dragonstar Where science fiction and fantasy blend
Dragon Storm
Dragon Warriors An easy-to-use RPG system published in paperback format
Drakar och Demoner (Dragons and Demons) Swedish fantasy RPG
Draug Based on the FUDGE engine Norwegian RPG set in 1801
Dread RPG
Dread: The First Book of Pandemonium Rafael Chandler
Dream Craft
Dream Park: The Roleplaying Game
Dreaming Cities Guardians of Order Tri-Stat system Urban fantasy
The Dresden files A variant of the FATE game Urban fantasy Based on the books by Jim Butcher
Duelist System Undecided Studios Martial Arts role-playing system
Dune: Chronicles of the Imperium Last Unicorn Supposedly limited to 3000 copies
Dungeons & Dragons Created by Dave Arneson and E. Gary Gygax, further editions by TSR, Inc. and Wizards of the Coast
Dungeon World Sage Kobold Productions Powered by the Apocalypse Dungeon fantasy
Dust Devils
Dystopia Rising Eschaton Media Inc Mass Action System 2009- Post Zombie-Apocalypse Survival Horror
Dying Earth Based on the stories of Jack Vance
Dzikie Pola (Wild Fields) Set in 17th century Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth


Game Publisher System Dates Setting Notes
EABA Blacksburg Tactical Research Center A generic RPG system aka End All Be All
Earthdawn FASA Fantasy post-apocalypse; ambiguously past of Shadowrun setting
Eclipse Phase
Eden: the Deceit
El-Hazard Role-Playing Game
Eldritch Role-Playing System
Element Masters
Elemental Axes Crosstime Games
Elfquest Chaosium Based on the works of Richard Pini and Wendy Pini
Elven Fire By George F. Rice[6]
Elric! Chaosium Based on Michael Moorcock's Elric of Melniboné stories
Empire of the Petal Throne TSR, Inc Set in M. A. R. Barker's world of Tékumel
En Garde! Game Designers' Workshop and SFC Press Duelists from 17th century France
Endyval Sivosten Bulgarian
Enforcers 21st Century Games 1987
Enhanced: Humans and Heroes Impact Engine A superhero RPG
Eon NeoGames Swedish fantasy game
Epic Role Playing Dark Matter Studios
ERA Clinica TBF
E-RPG System Ironwood Omnimedia
The Esoterrorists Pelgrane Press
Espionage! Hero Games Based on Second Edition Champions
Eternal Soldier Tai-Gear Simulations 1985 Free Universal Role-Playing system
Etherscope Goodman Games
The Everlasting Visionary Entertainment Studios Inc
EverQuest Role-Playing Game White Wolf Publishing Pencil & paper version of the popular MMORPG
Evolve Gaming System Inkwell Gaming Plug-and-Play System with multiple complexity tiers for all skill levels.
EW-System Extraordinary Worlds Studio Open game system
Ex Machina
Exalted White Wolf Publishing Epic fantasy; potential pre-history of World of Darkness
Exodus: Post Apocalyptic RPG Glutton Creeper Games
EXO Ediciones Sombra Spanish
The Extraordinary Adventures of Baron Munchausen Ediciones Sombra A storytelling RPG based on the stories about Baron Munchausen By James Wallis


Game Publisher System Dates Setting Notes
Fading Suns Holistic Design
Faery's Tale Firefly Games An interactive storytelling game of fairy folklore suitable for younger players
Faith: the Sci-Fi RPG Burning Games LTD RPC54 2015 Hard science fiction
Faldon Illusory Studios
Fanhunter Spanish game based on the series of comics of the same name
Fantasy Craft Crafty Games Mastercraft
Fantasy Heartbreaker Roleplaying Game SubCellar Games D20
Fantasy Hero
Fantasy Imperium Shadowstar Games, Inc. An interactive storytelling game of historical fantasy
The Fantasy Trip Steve Jackson, published by Metagaming Concepts The precursor to GURPS
The Fantasy Sagas E-RPG System A Player's Guidebook for Ironwood Omnimedia
Fantasy Wargaming A project by dissatisfied British Dungeons & Dragons players, it was considered incomplete and insufficient yet featured noteworthy elements and qualities that are still yet unseen in most role-playing games[citation needed]
Farscape Roleplaying Game Alderac Entertainment Group
Fastlane Twisted Confessions
(Alexander Cherry)
Roulette 2004+ Generic Dissipation The first role-playing game designed around the roulette wheel.
Fate Core Evil Hat Fate System Generic Fantastic Adventures in Tabletop Entertainment based on the FUDGE engine. No longer an acronym.[7] There are other games that use the Fate engine.
Fate of the Norns Andrew Valkauskas Runic Game System (RGS) - Previous editions used a 2D10 based system Viking Historical/Fantasy
Fates Worse than Death Vajra Enterprises cyberpunk-influenced game set in Manhattan in 2080
Fear Itself
Feng Shui Hong Kong martial arts movies
Field Guide to Encounters
Fifth Cycle
Fight the Evil Power A role-playing game designed for people who haven't played before
Fireborn Fantasy Flight Games
Firefly Margaret Weis Productions, Ltd Cortex+ Firefly A separate game from Serenity due to licensing issues despite the same company producing both at different times. Due out 2014, with a preview released at Gen Con 2013
Firelight HobbyHorse Games, LLC 2017 World of 'Firelight' A card-based role-playing game due for launch on Kickstarter in July 2017 and wide release in 2018. Attempts to simplify traditional RPG mechanics in order to make the genre more accessible.
Flash Gordon & the Warriors of Mongo
Flashing Blades
Forbidden Kingdoms
Forgotten Futures Marcus L Rowland
Freedom Fighters
Fragged Empire Design Ministries 2015 Post-Post-Apocalyptic Sci-Fi.
Friendly Wars Undecided Studios
Fringeworthy Tri Tac Games
FTL:2448 by Tri Tac Games
FUBAR Vulpinoid Studio
FUDGE Steffan O'Sullivan FUDGE "Free, Universal, Do-it-Yourself Gaming Engine"
Furry Outlaws
Furry Pirates
Fusion Høst og Søn Near Future A Danish RPG
Future Worlds
Fuzion R. Talsorian Games and Hero Games Modified from R. Talsorian's Interlock System and Hero Games' Hero System A simple and customizable generic open gaming system


Game Publisher System Dates Setting Notes
A Game of Thrones A Game of Thrones
Gamma World TSR, Inc. Modified D&D Different versions are based on different versions of D&D
Gangbusters TSR, Inc. 1930s urban crime adventure
Ganghedge Empire Wargames
Gatecrasher A tongue-in-cheek science-fiction & fantasy setting
Gaterunner Based on the novel Gatecrash
Gear Antique
Gear Krieg
Geist: The Sin-Eaters White Wolf Storytelling New World of Darkness
Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai
Ghostbusters West End Games Ghostbusters film series First RPG to use a dice pool system.
Ghosts of Albion Eden Studios Based on the Ghosts of Albion animations and novels by Amber Benson and Christopher Golden.
Ghoulash: The Last Game on Earth
Godlike Hawthorn Hobgoblynn Press
Golden Heroes Games Workshop
Gossip Beverly Hills Based on the Gossip Girl TV series
The Great Commission d20 A Christian RPG
Grey Ranks Jason Morningstar
Guardians StarChilde Publications
Gunslingers and Gamblers The American Wild West of 1876
GURPS Steve Jackson Games GURPS Generic Gurps is an acronym for"Generic Universal Role Playing System"




Game Publisher System Dates Setting Notes
Jadeclaw Sanguine Productions Ltd
JailLords - Are You a Jail Lord or a Jail Fish?
James Bond 007: Role-Playing in Her Majesty's Secret Service Victory Games, a branch of Avalon Hill 1983
Jeremiah: The Roleplaying Game based on the TV series
John Carter, Warlord of Mars
Jorune (or Skyrealms of Jorune)
Jovian Chronicles Dream Pod 9
Judge Dredd: The Role-Playing Game Games Workshop
The Judge Dredd Roleplaying Game Mongoose Publishing
Justice, Inc. Hero Games[8] 1930s Pulp fiction oriented adventure
Justifiers StarChilde Publications Play as human/animal hybrids (Betas) that are owned by the Corporation; locate new resources, eliminate threats, and buy your freedom.


















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