Best of the RPGs Tournament - Sweet Sixteen Voting
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This GeekList will be used for the Sweet Sixteen 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 Second Round of the tournament is over and we had some excitement. We had some close calls and some big upsets. Here are some other interesting facts from the first round:

Biggest blowout: Apocalypse World (196 votes) over Dread (57 votes)
Biggest upset by seed: InSpectres (Seeded 47) over The One Ring (Seeded 15)
Biggest upset by % of votes: Microscope (145 votes) over Diaspora (91 votes)
6 out of 16 of the matchups were upsets in the Second Round.
Closest Match: Monster of the Week (132 votes) over Call of Cthulhu (2nd - 6th Edition) (131 votes)
Matchup with the most votes: Monster of the Week over Call of Cthulhu (2nd - 6th Edition) (263 total votes)
Matchup with the least votes: Legend of the Five Rings (4th Edition) over Pathfinder Roleplaying Game (1st Edition) (207 total votes)
Of the 8 "wildcard" teams nominated and voted into the tournament by the Geek community, none remain!
Of the top 8 seeded teams 6 still remain.
The lowest seeded team that has made it to the Sweet Sixteen is InSpectres (seeded 47)

To see the earlier voting results, go to these GeekLists:
Wildcard Nominations & Voting: Best of the RPGs Tournament - Seeds 57-64 Voting Thread
First Round: Best of the RPGs Tournament - First Round Voting
Second Round: Best of the RPGs Tournament - Second Round Voting

Below are the Sweet Sixteen. 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!

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 Seet Sixteen, and may the best RPG win!
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1. RPG Item: Monsters & Magic [Average Rating:7.38 Unranked]
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Monster of the Week (32)
54.2 percent
54.2% 117
Ars Magica (5th Edition) (17)
45.8 percent
45.8% 99
Voters 216
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2. RPG Item: Supplement 02: Animal Encounters [Average Rating:6.48 Overall Rank:3344]
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Mouse Guard (8)
56.5 percent
56.5% 121
Microscope (24)
43.5 percent
43.5% 93
Voters 214
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3. RPG Item: Irradiated Freaks [Average Rating:6.40 Overall Rank:6932]
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Apocalypse World (4)
70.8 percent
70.8% 153
Spirit of the Century (20)
29.2 percent
29.2% 63
Voters 216
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4. RPG Item: Space Fantasy [Average Rating:4.17 Unranked]
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Dungeon World (5)
69.6 percent
69.6% 156
Eclipse Phase (First Edition) (44)
30.4 percent
30.4% 68
Voters 224
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5. RPG Item: Investigators Guide [Average Rating:7.75 Unranked]
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Trail of Cthulhu (2)
54.9 percent
54.9% 113
InSpectres (47)
45.1 percent
45.1% 93
Voters 206
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6. RPG Item: Legends & Lore [Average Rating:6.49 Overall Rank:1815]
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Lady Blackbird (26)
66.7 percent
66.7% 130
Legend of the Five Rings (4th Edition) (10)
33.3 percent
33.3% 65
Voters 195
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7. RPG Item: Something Went Wrong (Free Edition) [Average Rating:5.00 Unranked]
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Fiasco Classic (3)
55.1 percent
55.1% 113
Dogs in the Vineyard (14)
44.9 percent
44.9% 92
Voters 205
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8. RPG Item: Destiny and Shadow [Average Rating:6.86 Overall Rank:5100]
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The Dresden Files Roleplaying Game (6)
31.6 percent
31.6% 65
Fate Core (11)
68.4 percent
68.4% 141
Voters 206
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