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This GeekList will be used for the Elite Eight 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 Sweet Sixteen Round of the tournament and we had a few upsets, while saying goodbye to a few underdogs who fought the good fight. Here are some interesting facts from the first round:

Biggest blowout: Apocalypse World (153 votes) over Spirit of the Century (63 votes)
Biggest upset by seed: Lady Blackbird (seeded 26) over Legend of the Five Rings (4th Edition) (seeded 10)
Biggest upset by % of votes: Fate Core (141 votes) over The Dresden Files Roleplaying Game (65 votes)
3 out of 8 of the matchups were upsets in the Sweet Sixteen.
Closest Match: Monster of the Week (117 votes) over Ars Magica (5th Edition) (99 votes)
Matchup with the most votes: Dungeon World over Eclipse Phase (First Edition) (224 total votes)
Matchup with the least votes: Lady Blackbird over Legend of the Five Rings (4th Edition) (195 total votes)
Of the top 8 seeded teams 5 still remain.
The lowest seeded team that made it to the Elite Eight is Monster of the Week (seeded 32)

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
Sweet Sixteen: Best of the RPGs Tournament - Sweet Sixteen Voting

Below are the Elite Eight. 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 Elite Eight, and may the best RPG win!
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1. RPG Item: Tiny Terrors [Average Rating:0.00 Unranked]
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Monster of the Week (32)
40.7 percent
40.7% 151
Mouse Guard (8)
59.3 percent
59.3% 220
Voters 371
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Apocalypse World (4)
47.5 percent
47.5% 205
Dungeon World (5)
52.5 percent
52.5% 227
Voters 432
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Trail of Cthulhu (2)
37.5 percent
37.5% 135
Lady Blackbird (26)
62.5 percent
62.5% 225
Voters 360
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Fiasco Classic (3)
48.9 percent
48.9% 198
Fate Core (11)
51.1 percent
51.1% 207
Voters 405
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