Best of the RPGs Tournament - Second Round Voting
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This GeekList will be used for the Second Round voting for the Best of the RPGs Tournament. To be informed of subsequent voting rounds in the tournament, please subscribe to the subscription thread: Best of the RPGs Tournament Subscription Thread

The First Round of the tournament is over and we had some excitement. While a flood of voting on the last day of the First Round pushed many of the underdogs out of the race, we did have four upsets. Here are some other interesting facts from the first round:

Biggest blowout: Dungeon World (111 votes) over Barbarians of Lemuria (14 votes)
Biggest upset by seed: Advanced Dungeons & Dragons (2nd Edition) (seeded 58) over Pendragon (1st - 5th Editions) (seeded 7)
Biggest upset by % of votes: Eclipse Phase (First Edition) (66 votes) over Deadlands: Reloaded (36 votes)
Closest Match: InSpectres (50 votes) over Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay (2nd Edition)
(49 votes)
Matchup with the most votes: Dungeon World over Barbarians of Lemuria (125 total votes)
Matchup with the least votes: The One Ring over Fabled Lands Gamebooks (84 total votes)
Of the 8 "wildcard" teams nominated and voted into the tournament by the Geek community, only one, Advanced Dungeons & Dragons (2nd Edition), made it to the Second Round.

To see the complete First Round voting results, go to this GeekList: Best of the RPGs Tournament - First Round Voting

Below are the 32 RPGs that made it to the Second Round of the Tournament. To see them in a tournament-style bracket, you can go to this website: http://challonge.com/bestoftherpgs. (You don't have to create an account to view the bracket.)

Each RPG's seed number is listed in parentheses after its name in the polls.

Okay, let's vote on our favorite RPGs. Most of us have not played all of these, but you can still vote based on genre, mechanics, description in the database, etc., or even whichever one looks the coolest. The criteria for "best RPG" is totally up to you, but make sure your vote gets heard on all of these!

VOTING IS OVER!!!

Color commentary, reasons for voting one way or the other, and good-natured smack talk are strongly encouraged in the comments beneath the GeekList items.

Good luck to all the RPGs competing in the Second Round, and may the best RPG win!
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1. RPG Item: All the Worlds' Monsters [Average Rating:4.14 Overall Rank:8310]
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Call of Cthulhu (2nd - 6th Edition) (1)
50.0 percent
50.0% 131
Monster of the Week (32)
50.0 percent
50.0% 131
Voters 262
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2. RPG Item: GURPS Magical Styles: Dungeon Magic [Average Rating:0.00 Unranked]
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Dungeon Crawl Classics Role Playing Game (16)
43.4 percent
43.4% 95
Ars Magica (5th Edition) (17)
56.6 percent
56.6% 124
Voters 219
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3. RPG Item: Supplement 02: Animal Encounters [Average Rating:6.48 Overall Rank:3344]
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Mouse Guard (8)
63.2 percent
63.2% 160
Unknown Armies (2nd Edition) (25)
36.8 percent
36.8% 93
Voters 253
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4. RPG Item: 100 Sci-Fi Adventure Seeds [Average Rating:6.67 Overall Rank:4779]
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Diaspora (9)
38.6 percent
38.6% 91
Microscope (24)
61.4 percent
61.4% 145
Voters 236
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5. RPG Item: GURPS Atomic Horror (Second Edition) [Average Rating:7.50 Overall Rank:4233]
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Apocalypse World (4)
77.5 percent
77.5% 196
Dread (29)
22.5 percent
22.5% 57
Voters 253
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6. RPG Item: Miscellaneum of Cinder [Average Rating:7.33 Unranked]
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Savage Worlds (13)
41.7 percent
41.7% 95
Spirit of the Century (20)
58.3 percent
58.3% 133
Voters 228
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7. RPG Item: IUZ5-06: Spy Gnome [Average Rating:0.00 Unranked]
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Dungeon World (5)
71.3 percent
71.3% 181
Paranoia (Mongoose Edition) (28)
28.7 percent
28.7% 73
Voters 254
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8. RPG Item: New Khazan: A Science-Fantasy T&T Rules Supplement [Average Rating:0.00 Unranked]
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The Burning Wheel Gold (12)
48.3 percent
48.3% 113
Eclipse Phase (First Edition) (44)
51.7 percent
51.7% 121
Voters 234
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9. RPG Item: Cthulhu in Space [Average Rating:0.00 Unranked]
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Trail of Cthulhu (2)
59.1 percent
59.1% 136
Star Wars (WEG 2nd Edition) (31)
40.9 percent
40.9% 94
Voters 230
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10. RPG Item: One Page Number 03: Fabulous Jewelry [Average Rating:0.00 Unranked]
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The One Ring (15)
41.5 percent
41.5% 93
InSpectres (47)
58.5 percent
58.5% 131
Voters 224
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11. RPG Item: Mythic Minis 003: Feats of Flight [Average Rating:7.00 Unranked]
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Advanced Dungeons & Dragons (2nd Edition) (58)
37.1 percent
37.1% 89
Lady Blackbird (26)
62.9 percent
62.9% 151
Voters 240
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12. RPG Item: Swords of Power [Average Rating:7.00 Unranked]
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Legend of the Five Rings (4th Edition) (10)
56.0 percent
56.0% 116
Pathfinder Roleplaying Game (1st Edition) (23)
44.0 percent
44.0% 91
Voters 207
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13. RPG Item: Hero's Handbook: Immortal Heroes / Amethyst: Hearts of Chaos [Average Rating:4.00 Unranked]
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Fiasco Classic (3)
71.5 percent
71.5% 176
Marvel Heroic Roleplaying (30)
28.5 percent
28.5% 70
Voters 246
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14. RPG Item: Love and War [Average Rating:6.75 Unranked]
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Dogs in the Vineyard (14)
59.5 percent
59.5% 131
Monsterhearts (1st & 2nd Eds.) (19)
40.5 percent
40.5% 89
Voters 220
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15. RPG Item: Fear the Worst [Average Rating:8.19 Overall Rank:1846]
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The Dresden Files Roleplaying Game (6)
54.1 percent
54.1% 120
Don't Rest Your Head (38)
45.9 percent
45.9% 102
Voters 222
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16. RPG Item: The Lords of Destiny [Average Rating:6.33 Overall Rank:6830]
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Fate Core (11)
76.5 percent
76.5% 179
Star Wars: Edge of the Empire (22)
23.5 percent
23.5% 55
Voters 234
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