For years now, EN World has coordinated a survey of its large membership on which tabletop RPGs are the most anticipated for the coming year.
The results for 2022 are in. Morrus, who runs the site, has put together a little about each game in a productive summary.
Geek Native’s table below simply looks at the game, the genre (as best I can), the game system and the publisher. It starts at position 1, the most anticipated game, unlike EN World’s position 10 first to build tension.
|1||Blade Runner||cyberpunk||Year Zero Engine||Free League Publishing|
|2||Broken Tales||horror, fantasy||Monad Echo||The World Anvil Publishing|
|3||Pendragon||historic, fantasy||6th edition Pendragon||Chaosium|
|4||Avatar Legends||fantasy||Powered by the Apocalypse||Magpie Games|
|5||Mothership||horror, sci-fi||Mothership||Tuesday Knight Games|
|6||Rivers of London||urban fantasy||Basic Roleplaying System||Chaosium|
|7||Shadow of the Weird Wizard||fantasy||Shadow of the Demon Lord||Schwalb Entertainment|
|8||Cy-Borg||horror, sci-fi||Mork Borg||Stockholm Kartell|
|9||Swords of the Serpentine||fantasy||Gumshoe||Pelgrane Press|
|10||Werewolf: The Apocalypse||horror||5th edition World of Darkness||Renegade Studios, Paradox Interactive|
There are some familiar names there in that 13th Age was a 2013 winner, and from Pelgrane Press, Vampire: The Masquerade 5th Edition from Paradox (kinda) and Twilight 2000 (joint 1st place last year) from Free League Publishing.
Swords of the Serpentine also made the cut before and was even more anticipated at position 6 back in 2020. However, Rivers of London was twice previously listed, with gamers looking forward to it in 2020 (position 7) and 2021 (position 6).
Horror, I think, does better than in previous years.
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