Top 5 Role-Playing Games

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We have all heard of roleplaying games. Whether its dressing up and adventuring in the park or sitting at a table and rolling a critical hit against a monster; role-playing games (RPG’s) create a world unique to you and your friends with no limit but your own imaginations. The best parts of RPG do not revolve around a game board or cards, the best parts of RPG’s are the boundless world-creating opportunities and the bonding that comes from it when you are fighting a horde of ghouls, defeating a mind flayer, or sitting and drinking at the town tavern. Anyone can get something out of role-playing, and there are so many RPG that offer customized gameplay for adventurers of all ages.

It offers a unique experience with friends that no board game or card game can create. Whatever campaign you do, there is something truly rewarding knowing that only your group experienced that story, and YOU created it.

If you are a parent like us, role-playing games are a wonderful way to build reading, writing, and speaking skills; as well as promoting imagination and confidence. All things that we could use a little more of. Everyone has heard of Dungeons and Dragons, and for us personally – it’s our favorite. Nothing could ever compare to father of role-playing games, and we bow down to it. But; if you are looking to try another game, or are looking to find a system that is a little more beginner or child friendly – here (in no particular order) are our top 5 Roleplaying Games:

 

Kids on Bikes

If you’re a fan of Stranger Things – try this

  The door to the old house creaks open, the rust on the hinges groaning as you see the dust floating like spores in the air inside. By the faint light of your cheap flashlights, you see the stairs to the upper floor, its railings gnarled and broken like crooked teeth. Their curve makes the stairs seem almost like a hungry grin, and you wonder if their age will support your weight. Still, you must go in.

The only question is, who will go first?

In Kids on Bikes, you'll take on the roles of everyday people grappling with strange, terrifying, and very, very powerful forces that they cannot defeat, control, or even fully understand. The only way to face them is to work together, use your strengths, and know when you just have to run as fast as you can.

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Alien RPG

Live your fantasy of being like Ripley

  You don't get paid enough to deal with monsters. But hold your breath, count to three, and play your cards right with this one, and you just might walk away very rich. Oh, who am I kidding? You're all going to die.

This is a starter set for the official Alien RPG - a universe of body horror and corporate brinkmanship, where synthetic people play god while space truckers and marines play host to newborn ghoulish creatures. It's a harsh and unforgiving universe and you are nothing if not expendable. Stay alive if you can. This boxed set contains everything you need to start playing.

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Stay Alive

Create your own horror story

A Good Scare Makes For A Great Game

It's the abandoned corridor, the flickering light never quite reaching the deeper shadows. It's that cry in the distance - a child's wail, or some weird animal bleating? It's the gentle breath on the neck, or that slithering motion just past the edge of the light. It's horror, and whether it's a terrifying one-shot game, an entire campaign fighting against the darkness, or an edge of tension added to a more conventional adventure, it makes for great roleplaying experiences.

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Dread

Want to put your life in the hands of a Jenga Tower?

  Dread is a game of horror and hope. Those who play will participate in a mutual telling of an original macabre tale. The goal of Dread is to sustain the delicate atmosphere that invokes the hand quivering emotion that lends its name to the game. The thrill of a Dread game lies within the tension between desire and loss. You will take on the role of someone trapped in a story that is only as compelling as it is hostile—someone who will find themselves making decisions we hope never to face in real life.

It is the horror roleplaying game that uses Jenga® instead of dice. Pull from the tower and you succeed. Refuse to pull and you fail. The choice is yours. But if the tower falls . .

 

Vaesen

Who doesn’t want some Nordic Horror in their life

 In dark forests, beyond the mountains, by black lakes in hidden groves. At your doorstep. In the shadows, something stirs. Strange beings. Twisted creatures, lurking at the edge of vision. Watching. Waiting. Unseen by most, but not by you. You see them for what they really are.

Vaesen.

Welcome to the Mythic North – northern Europe of the nineteenth century, but not as we know it today. A land where the myths are real. A cold reach covered by vast forests, its few cities lonely beacons of industry and enlightenment – a new civilization dawning. But in the countryside, the old ways still hold sway. There, people know what lurks in the dark.

They know to fear it.

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Take a look at our stock of Role-playing games here.

Let us know your favorite RPG, email us at info@entropygamesandcards.com

 

Peace, Love and Loot,

Entropy Games


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