The list author says: "Gamers everywhere know the name Dungeons and Dragons, the World of Darkness, and Rifts. For every popularly known RPG, there are myriad small press or hard to find games. Here's a list of some of my favorites."
"While I prefer the 4th edition, 5th edition was released in 2007. The world is a vast departure from many fantasy rpgs: no elves or dwarves need apply. Simple mechanics round out a personal favorite of mine."
"Welcome to the horrible conspiratorial world of Nightbane. The world has been taken over by extra-dimensional entities as powerful as gods. Nightbane quickly learn the score, discovering the layers of history and legend. Will you fight the invaders or simply fight for survival?"
"Immortals have been around forever, and they're the origin for every fantastic story you've ever heard. It is in the history and setting where this game delves much deeper; granted, the history of the game should be impressive since the principle characters are immortal. If you want a rich setting, allowing for character to range from neophyte to god-like, give it a go."
"Most every gamer knows about the d20 system. But Midnight takes on of the classic fantasy tropes - fighting the tides of evil - and spins it on its ear. Suddenly, the heroes exist in a world where evil has won the war. The lands are oppressed and magic is outlawed. How will the characters survive, indeed...."
"I had never seen another western rpg, so while there may have been,be another one out there, this is the one I have played. Plus, I was playing the game in '89. Mechanically, it moves around in a similar fashion to Advanced Dungeons and Dragons. While they are pricey nowadays, fans to the genre should be encouraged to grab one should the chance arise."
"Honestly, I had no idea the game rose in price like this. Regardless, take a few minutes to make a character and bow down to the kobold king - ALL HAIL KING TORG! It's a simple game with simple mechanics that will simply leave you holding your sides while you roll around in laughter."
"You can't sleep. Whatever your reason, you've been awake for far too long. Now, you're seeing a strange sort of world beyond the one you knew. Your insomnia has become a font of power. This book covers everything you need for the game, except coffee."