5 Tabletop RPG Games (That Aren’t D&D!)

5 Tabletop RPG Games (That Aren’t D&D!)


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Who doesn’t love Dungeons & Dragons? It’s a classic! But if you’re looking for something new to get into at game night, check out these 5 tabletop roleplaying games instead.

 

Shadowrun Returns

A tactical roleplaying game that takes place in the Shadowrun universe, an alternate future in which cybernetics, magic, and mythological creatures coexist. As the story progresses, players are given “karma” to spend on improving their characters, and characters can gain any skill. As in, you can develop a doctor who also happens to have shaman skills, which is pretty cool in our opinion.

 

Call of Cthulhu

Fans of Lovecraftian horror will adore this tabletop RPG. Based on the short story of the same title by H.P. Lovecraft, this roleplaying game takes ordinary characters (detectives, criminals, scholars, etc) and plunges them into the realm of the mysterious. The characters' sanity points wither away as more of the horrors of the world are revealed. Your character might just end up dying a gruesome death or ending up in a mental institution. ☠️

 

13th Age

Created around the same time as the fifth edition of D&D, 13th Age is a game pretty similar to D&D without being a total copy. 13th Age has a “one unique thing” feature, which allows players to create a character that stands out from everyone else. The “one unique thing” can be used purely as a narrative aspect, although it can also be used as a mechanical feature to help you out in the campaign.

 

Risus: The Anything RPG

Risus is described as a “rules-light generic roleplaying game.” It’s a handy RPG for spur-of-the-moment games and character creation. And because the rules and genre are so flexible, with a lot of ready-built campaigns, Risus is a great family- and beginner-friendly game. The best part? It’s free to play and you can download it any time!

 

Bunkers & Badasses

Bunkers & Badasses is based on the game-within-a-game from the Borderlands series. The sourcebook has over 200 pages of (to quote their website) “skag-shooting, skeleton-looting, treasure-hoarding tabletop action!” Obviously it’s a clever satire/tribute to D&D, and it’s chock-full of witty one-liners and over 200 jokes (“over 20 of which are funny”). The sourcebook comes with three full adventure campaigns to get you started.

 

Ready to play? Make sure to grab a set of dice to make your campaigns that much more kick-butt.

 

Galactic Space Dice Sets

Galactic Space Dice Sets

$16.99

These Galactic dice sets are out of this world! Get this set of 7 dice to enrich your tabletop experience, or gift it to buddies who are new to the imaginative realm of TTRPGs! Whether you’re just starting out or… SEE MORE

Screaming Ghost Dice

Screaming Ghost Dice

$39.99

Strike fear in the hearts of friends and foe alike!Each of these polyhedral dice contain a small screaming ghost face, ready to terrorise your opponents with the right rolls. Carefully handcrafted to achieve balanced rolls, these dice are perfect for… SEE MORE

Skeletal Hollow Metal Polyhedral Dice Sets

Skeletal Hollow Metal Polyhedral Dice Sets

$89.99

These beautiful Skeleton hollow metal dice are the perfect companions for your next tabletop dungeon crawl!Carefully designed and crafted to ensure skulls and skeletons are visible on each side, these hollow dice give balanced rolls.  Each dice features easy-to-read numbers and each set… SEE MORE

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