5 CRAZY Alternatives to Dungeons & Dragons


Previous lists included safe alternatives to Dungeons & Dragons. Games similar in tone and nature to Dungeons & Dragons. This list changes things to elevate the fun factor to 11 with crazy alternatives to Dungeons & Dragons! These games increase the color, the grit, the savagery, and the overall ambiance to a level of near absurdity. If you are looking for a game that’s over the top, but also fun and meaningful, with options traditional Dungeons & Dragons clones don’t provide, this list is for YOU!

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Cha’alt [PDF]
Cha’alt: Fuchsia Malaise


Cha’alt is a post-apocalyptic fantasy role-playing game that combines the grit and danger of a dying world with the wonder and adventure of classic sword and sorcery. Players will embark on perilous journeys through a brutal, mutated landscape filled with twisted creatures and ancient technology. With its unique blend of genres and fast-paced, action-packed gameplay, Cha’alt offers an exciting and unforgettable gaming experience.

Cha’alt is a ruined world focusing on a couple of introductory dungeons before it gets to the main event – the megadungeon known as The Black Pyramid. The Black Pyramid is like nothing you’ve ever seen before. Unique design, purpose, feel, magic items, NPCs, monsters, factions, motives, agendas, strangeness, the works! There’s a decent amount of setting detail besides dungeoncrawling – space opera bar, domed city, mutants, weird ass elves, desert pirates, a city ruled by a gargantuan purple demon-worm, and much more!Cha’alt is compatible with both old school and 5e D&D purposefully blended for maximum usability. Full disclosure: aside from advantage/disadvantage and bounded accuracy, there isn’t much in the way of 5th edition mechanics. It’s predominantly OSR.

Wretched Bastards
Wretched Space


Wretched Bastards is a survival horror role-playing game that immerses players in a world of fear and despair. With its gritty and realistic setting, players will have to fight for survival against terrifying monsters, crazed survivors and their own mind. The game offers a unique blend of mechanics and a deep character development, that will make the experience intense and unforgettable. Join us and see how long can you survive in a world overrun by the Wretched Bastards

Wretched Bastards is a low-magic, dark fantasy role-playing game. Besides being deadly and bleak, it is meant to be sleazy. The main characters aren’t heroes at all; they are greedy, violent, lecherous, cruel, untrustworthy scoundrels. They will lie, backstab, betray, double-cross, kill and pillage through this grim fantasy world. They aren’t heroes, because there are no heroes in the kingdom of Riget, only a handful in the Kharabas continent, and not a whole lot more in the world of Antillia. In Wretched Bastards low-budget European sword and sorcery movies meet spaghetti western! Even though this core book doesn’t include a full setting, the updated version has some content from The Seven Bastards, which serves a starting point for the world of Antillia.

Kobolds Ate My Baby! [PDF]


Kobolds Ate My Baby! is a comedic role-playing game where players take on the roles of kobolds, mischievous goblin-like creatures, on a quest to kidnap and sacrifice the baby of the local farmer. The game features a unique and humorous combat system, as well as a variety of NPCs and obstacles to overcome. It’s perfect for those looking for a light-hearted and entertaining gaming experience.

For kobolds In the service of King Torg (ALL HAIL KING TORG!) their life will undoubtedly be silly, brutal, and short. They may be crushed by cows falling from the sky. They may be obliterated by meteorites, betrayed by friends, or brained by frying pans. They may cheerily march to their death upon the beaks of chickens or from the tentacles of eldritch magicks. If they are really lucky, they may survive long enough to bring back a tasty treat to the Kobold Caves and avoid becoming lunch themselves.

Being cannon fodder has never been this much fun!

Degenesis (Both core books) [PDF]


Degenesis is a post-apocalyptic role-playing game that takes you to a brutal and unforgiving world where survival is the ultimate goal. With a unique blend of sci-fi and fantasy, players will be able to explore a rich and detailed world filled with ancient technology, mutated creatures and powerful factions. The game offers a deep and immersive experience, and encourages players to make morally questionable choices and to struggle for survival in a world where everything is at stake. Join us and discover the world of Degenesis.

DEGENESIS is a critically acclaimed and Free to Play Tabletop RPG, with an international community and cult following. It merges visionary design, intuitive gameplay, and dense worldbuilding, thrusting new Players into an inhospitable future at the close of the 26th century.

Paranoia 2E (the best edition!) [PDF]
Paranoia Red Clearance Edition. [PDF]


Paranoia is a post-apocalyptic role-playing game that immerses players in a world of high-stakes subterfuge and betrayal. Set in a dystopian future, players take on the role of loyal citizens of a totalitarian society, working to complete missions assigned by the all-powerful Computer. But with secret societies, hidden agendas, and the constant threat of death by malfunctioning equipment or execution for perceived treachery, Paranoia is a game where trust is a luxury and survival is uncertain. Join us and experience a thrilling, paranoia-fueled adventure in the world of Paranoia TTRPG.

The Roleplaying Game of a Darkly Humorous Future.

As a Troubleshooter, you are a member of Alpha Complex’s most expendable elite force. Tasked with finding trouble and shooting it, you will be hunting mutants, terrorists, traitors, [CLASSIFIED], secret societies, renegade bots, and DAIVs, which are [REDACTED]. You’ll save Alpha Complex from its greatest threat, unless you accidentally become Alpha Complex’s greatest threat.

Paranoia is the classic RPG of a darkly humorous future.


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