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  • 9/9/2022 - Our First Dinosaur RPG Recommendation: Dinoplex: Cataclysm!

    This week we have our first addition to our newest page, Dinosaur RPGs.  Have you ever wanted to use the sci-fi horror rules of Mothership to run an adventure where the party is trapped on a dinosaur theme park space station?  In essence, do you want to run Jurassic Park ... in space?

    If so, we have the perfect adventure for you: Dinoplex: Cataclysm!


  • 9/2/2022 - New Dinosaur RPG Page!

    This week have a brand new Dinosaurs RPG page, with a variety of great dinosaur-themed options.  It doesn't yet have written recommendations for any games ... but those are coming soon.

    We also added two new gift ideas, of role-playing themed doormats, to our Gamer Gift Ideas page.  If you know a gamer with a new home, these welcome mats will let their guests know they've found the right home on game night!


  • 8/26/2022 - New Animal RPG, Mutant: Genlab Alpha

    This week we have a new addition to our Animal RPGs page: Mutant: Genlab Alpha.

    Genlab Alpha is a sister game to the popular Mutant: Year Zero franchise, and like its sibling, it's set in a post-apocalyptic future.  Unlike Year Zero, however, it focuses exclusively on humanoid animal prisoners in sheltered valley habitat, guarded by robot overlords.


  • 8/19/2022 - Once Again With One Piece: Fate Core

    I swear, we'll get back to other genres, but this week we again have a One Piece-themed RPG ... or to be more precise, a generic RPG that works great for running a One Piece campaign: Fate Core.

    Enjoy!


  • 8/12/2022 - Yet Another One Piece RPG: GURPS

    Again we have an addition to our One Piece-themed RPGs page: the classic generic RPG, GURPS.

    If you're looking for detailed "simulationist"-style rules, GURPS is a great option for running a campaign based on one One Piece ... or many other anime for that matter.


  • 8/5/2022 - Another One Piece RPG: KAIZOKU!

    Our One Piece-themed RPGs page is the focus again this week, this time with a completely free seven-page anime pirate RPG, KAIZOKU!  Made by independent developer Jared Null, KAIZOKU! offers a basic set of rules perfect for a One-Piece campaign ... if you like minimalist, narrative-focused games that is.


  • 7/29/2022 - New One Piece Page

    This week we have a new page, dedicated to RPG options for the popular anime One Piece.

    One option is an  RPG based on the Ancient Greek Odyssey (Agon), with a fan-made One Piece supplement (Sea Gods).  Another is a popular pirate-themed (but also European-themed) RPG, Seventh Sea, and then to round out the list we have two generic RPGs that are popular for use with One Piece (GURPS and Fate ... although those last two don't have recommendations written ... yet).

    We also have a great resource for such campaigns, the One Piece Wiki.  So if you're a fan of One Piece, come check out our new page to consider all the options available for a One Piece campaign.


  • 7/22/2022 - Two New Attack on Titan Recommendations

    This week we have not one but two new options for gamers looking to play in the world of the anime Attack on Titan.

    First off, we have the official Attack on Titan: Last Stand ... which (unfortunately) is a board game and not an RPG.  However, it may still interest role-playing gamers, who may wish to purchase it either for its cardboard titan miniature or as a "backup game" for when players don't show.

    Second, we have a homebrew class (with seven subclasses), which lets you play as a Titan-powered character using Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition Rules: The Promethean.

    Unfortunately, neither option is an official Attack on Titan RPG, but one's an official AoT non-RPG, and the other is an unofficial RPG supplement, so they both they give gamers options for now ... until a future official RPG (hopefully) arrives.


  • 7/15/2022 - New Stranger Things Page

    Fans of the massively popular Netflix series Stranger Things will find not just one but four great options for running a campaign inspired by the show on our new page.  So far we have a detailed take on both Kids on Bikes and Dungeons and Dragons, with recommendations for Tales From the Loop and Home by Dark  (as well as other great Stranger Things RPGs) coming in the future.


  • 7/8/2022 - New Cyberpunk and Marvel Resources

    This week we have a variety of new resources for the Cyberpunk and Marvel Comics genres.

    For Marvel Comics we have the Mutants & Masterminds Character Conversions Wiki Page, which is a tremendous resource for M&M Fans who want to run a Marvel campaign.  For Cyberpunk fans we have two generators: a Cyberpunk Zaibatsu (ie. Corporation) Generator, and an Automated Megaslum Clan Generator.

    Enjoy!


  • 7/1/2022 - More Marvel!

    This week we have a recommendation for a Marvel RPG: for Marvel Heroic Roleplaying.  We also have two more articles in the excellent series GURPS Items of the Marvel Cinematic Universe: Moon Knight's Armor and several Eldritch Relics (from Dr. Strange).

    Enjoy!


  • 6/24/2022 - New Collection of Marvel RPGs

    This week we've got a new collection of RPGs for playing in the universe of the Marvel Comics and Movies.

    Of course, we did already have a Super Hero RPGs page, but while that page focuses on generic super hero RPGs, this new page focuses specifically on officially licensed Marvel RPGs and generic ones which fit well with the Marvel universe.

    Enjoy!


  • 6/17/2022 - The Creeping Rot (and a Few Others)

    This week we have a new recommendation for The Creeping Rot, a quick, free, and GM-less (2-page) Zombie RPG.  Check it out if you're looking for a short zombie game to play before the GM arrives.

    We also added a couple of new but (as yet) unrecommended games.  First there's Ironclaw, a fantasy-based Animal RPG, and second there's Atomic Highway, a Post-Apocalyptic RPG with a strong Mad Maxx vibe.

    Finally, we updated the URLs for our new resource pages: instead of (difficult-to-read) numbers, they'll now use the resource's title in the URL

    Happy gaming!


  • 6/10/2022 - GURPS Items of the MCU (#11-19)

    This week we have the second half of Cthulhu_Holme's amazing GURPS Items of the Marvel Cinematic Universe series.  If you're even thinking of running a Marvel-inspired GURPS campaign, these items will offer both inspiration and ready-to-use gear for your PCs and NPCs.


  • 6/3/2022 - GURPS Items of the MCU (#1-10)

    This week we're featuring our first (of many) hosted resources.  That's right: now we're not just recommending resources, we're providing them too!

    To get things started off we have the beginning of the excellent GURPS Items of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.


  • 5/27/2022 - Another New Crime RPG: Fiasco

    This week we have Fiasco, a very untraditional Crime RPG.  There's no GM, character sheets, or even campaigns (games last around two hours).  Also, while the players do play as criminals going on capers, the game celebrates failures rather than success: think more Fargo than Oceans 11.

    If you want a great option for fast-playing, narrative-focused, criminal mischief (or other, non-criminal mischief, using the games's other available playsets), come learn about Fiasco.


  • 5/20/2022 - New Horror RPG: The Final Girl

    The Final Girl is the perfect horror RPG if you're looking for a rules-lite, quick-playing game where lots of characters will die.

    Come learn about our latest addition to the site, a game where everyone has to create multiple characters and share them ... so that no one gets too attached when all of them (except the "final girl") dies!


  • 5/20/2022 - New Pirate Resources

    This week we've got two great resources for fans of Pirate RPGs.

    First we have A General History of the Pyrates, a 1724 history of pirates.  While the language in this free e-book is somewhat dated, the wealth of real-life pirate stories it contains certainly isn't, as this book is full of great NPCs, adventure ideas, and other source material.

    We have also have D20 Pirates, a great blog full of pirate-y resources.  While some of those resources are specifically for a D20 pirate campaign, the blog also has resources for Savage Worlds, as well as plenty of great system-neutral resources, such as ship floor plans, that can be used by any pirate campaign.


  • 5/6/2022 - New Crime RPG: Streets of Bedlam

    This week we have a new recommendation for our Crime RPGs page: Streets of Bedlam.

    This supplement for Savage Worlds lets you explore a modern, violent, and neo noir-styled city ... which is to say that essentially it's a Savage Worlds version of Sin City.  Check it out!


  • 4/29/2022 - Sentinel Comics

    This week we have a new and popular Super Hero RPG, Sentinel Comics.  This game offers a lightweight, flexible system that can handle a wide variety of super heroes and super hero adventures.

    First released as a starter kit from independent publisher Greater than Games in 2017, and then as a full-fledged RPG rulebook in 2020, Sentinel Comics has quickly grown in popularity.  Come learn what this great new game has to offer for your next superhero campaign.


  • 4/22/2022 - New Pirate RPG: Swashbucklers of the 7 Skies

    This week we have a new Pirate RPG recommendation: Swashbucklers of the 7 Skies.  This narrative-focused, fantasy swashbuckling RPG could be the perfect RPG for your next pirate campaign.

    We also have a new (but as yet un-recommended) Super Hero RPG: Sentinel Comics.


  • 4/15/2022 - Wise Guys

    This week we're back to Crime RPGs, with a recommendation for Wise Guys.  This 3rd-party supplement for Savage Worlds offers a GM everything they need to run a mafia (or other organized crime) campaign. 


  • 4/8/2022 - New Crime Page

    This week we have a brand new page for crime-related RPGs.  That page includes six great games to consider, but we recommend Blades in the Dark as our top choice.

    This game of criminal gangs in a fantasy industrial era city (where the sun no longer shines and the dead have risen from their graves) was ranked #6 out of all RPGs on RPGGeek.com.  If you're looking for a game where you and your party can form a gang and commit various heists, all with a narrative-focused ruleset, look no further than Blades in the Dark.


  • 4/1/2022 - Legacy: Life Among the Ruins

    We've added another post-apocalyptic RPG this week, the multi-generational Legacy: Life Among the Ruins.

    In this narrative-focused game a player controls not just a single character, but also an entire family.  They both play as that family and as their character, and when that character dies or retires they take on a new recruit from the family as their next character.


  • 3/25/2022 - Other Dust, Super Console, and Final Girl

    This week we added two new games without recommendations: Super Console, for our Final Fantasy RPGs page, and Final Girl, for our Horror page.

    We also added one new game recommendation, to our Post-Apocalyptic RPGs page: Other Dust.  Other dust is a spin-off of the popular Space Travel game, Stars Without Number, and offers and "old school" and sandbox-focused take on the genre.

     


  • 3/18/2022 - Kids on Brooms and New Zombie Resources

    This week we've added a new School RPGKids on Brooms!  Kids on Brooms uses the core rules from the popular indie RPG Kids on Bikes, but exchanges the small town setting of the original for a wizard/witch academy.  To put it another way, it's an unofficial Harry Potter RPG.

    We've also added a trio of resources to our Zombie RPGs page

  • 3/13/2022 - Welcome to Goblin Crafted!

    Goblin Crafted has been operating for over well over a year now. With more than a hundred different game recommendations already written, and more coming all the time, we needed a way to tell our readers about the latest site additions ... but the goblins (as usual) had some "production issues".

    Thankfully those issues have all been worked out, and we now have a regular news feed! Check back here any time to learn about all of the latest additions to Goblin Crafted.