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Top 5 TTRPG Alternatives to Dungeons and Dragons

With all the changes going on with Dungeons and Dragons maybe you’re thinking about trying a new tabletop role-playing game (TTRPG)? So we’ve put together the top 5 TTRPG’s that you could try that aren’t subject to the new OGL:


  1. Shadowrun: This cyberpunk-fantasy RPG is set in a near-future world where magic and technology coexist. Players can create characters from a variety of races and classes, including elves, dwarves, and even trolls. The game features a complex and detailed rule system that allows for endless possibilities in character creation and gameplay.

  2. Call of Cthulhu: This horror RPG, based on the works of H.P. Lovecraft, immerses players in a world of eldritch monsters and insanity-inducing cults. Players take on the role of investigators trying to unravel mysteries and uncover the truth behind the game's eerie and unsettling scenarios.

  3. GURPS: This "Generic Universal Role Playing System" allows players to create any type of character they can imagine and experience any type of story they can dream up. The game features a comprehensive set of rules that can be tailored to suit any genre or setting.

  4. Fate: This narrative-driven RPG puts an emphasis on player creativity and improvisation. The game's flexible rules system allows for characters to be defined by their personalities and motivations rather than by statistics and abilities.

  5. World of Darkness: This gothic-punk RPG series, which includes games like Vampire: The Masquerade and Werewolf: The Forsaken, offers players the chance to explore a dark, gritty world of supernatural horror. The game's intense themes and mature subject matter make it a great choice for more experienced RPG players.

There’s a whole world full of amazing TTRPGs to play, these are just our top 5, please let us know if you think there are contenders for our top 5 spots! All the games above are really great fun and well worth trying out. Remember that none of these options are subject to the new OGL from WotC so be sure to check if they offer a license or better still, get in contact with the publisher to seek permission if you plan to publish content around them.


But if you’re just looking for a new game to play with friends and family then they all offer a fresh and unique experience, whether you want to explore a cyberpunk world, unravel eerie mysteries, or create any type of character you can imagine. So give them a try, and embark on a new adventure!

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