A list of British gaming and rpg-themed resources, including random creators.
This is an ongoing list so it will get periodically updated.
Sections that need adding include What is British Fantasy, Communities, British Random Creators, Podcasts.
British RPG Resources
I'm from the UK and grew up amidst Games Workshop and other british games that contrasted with D&D and other games. Now I'm exploring the British gaming heritage with a list of some resources.
British RPGs (links to PDFs and companies and info)
- Warlock! RPG is a relatively new RPG, which is rules light an emulates the feeling of old-school British rpgs.
- Advanced Fighting Fantasy (2E) is a newer version of the RPG based on the adventure gamebooks with the green covers.
- Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay is probably the most important of the British RPGs, providing exploration of the Empire and the Old World in a dark, gritty and humorous setting. Random character generation is a feature. 1st Edition was delightful and atmospheric, but a mess of rules. 2nd Edition WFRP used only the d10 and was a great mix of atmosphere and consistent rules. 3rd Edition was weird. 4th Edition from Cubicle Seven is rules-heavy, true to it's roots with many character options.
- Dragon Warriors was my first proper RPG experience as a player. The original version was a simple RPG with 4 character classes, fast play and atmospheric adventures. It was relaunched in 2008 (link is to Pay What You Want pdf)
- Troika! is an experience of a lifetime. A colourful and wonderful one. A rules-light space fantasy game. The rules are innovative and use only d6s, with a free rules text version available.
- Maelstrom is a game I looked at in the school library but never played.Set in 16th century England with a fast and simple system.
- All the Variants of Warhammer 40K. Dark Heresy, Black Crusade, Deathwatch, Rogue Trader, Only War. And the more recent Wrath and Glory.
- Doctor Who from Cubicle 7
- Soulbound from Cubicle 7 for the Age of Sigmar
- What's Old is New (WOIN) which consists of O.L.D. (fantasy), N.E.W. (sci-fi) and N.O.W. (modern action).
- List of British RPGs on Wikipedia.
- There was a series of D&D (1E) modules written by UK authors (the UK series) that have a different feel to other D&D adventures of the time. These include UK1: Beyond the Crystal Cave, UK2: The Sentinel, UK3: the Gauntlet, UK4: When a Star Falls, UK5 Eyes of the Serpent, UK6: All That Glitters and UK7: ark Clouds Gather.
UK Games Expo, an annual gaming event in Birmingham which is among the largest in the world.
Cubicle 7, the games company who have published WFRP 4E, Doctor Who and many other RPGs.
I'll see if I can make room for more in the next update. Springing to mind include...
Talisman. Heroquest. Advanced Heroquest, Space Crusade, the Fighting Fantasy Books, Lone Wolf Gamebooks.