If you’re looking for a tabletop clearly inspired by those hack-slash-loot computer games like Diablo or Torchlight, then There Once Were Dragons is a strong contender.
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Do too many adventures for the lower character levels in D&D lean too heavily into “an introduction to fantasy worlds” at the expense of nuance, mystique and emotional challenge?
I paid $3.00 for Searching for my Solemate, a GM-less tabletop RPG from Ninja Penguin.
Warhammer World Building creates campaign settings using Cubicle 7’s Warhammer RPGs: Soulbound, Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay, and Wrath & Glory.
And despite being out for a year, I think Witch & Craft Games’ XI: Inner demons is worth talking about. It’s not all that I hoped for, but it’s good, and with current print-on-demand prices, it was the sensible choice.
There are only two pages of reading, although the game comes with some art assets and a record sheet. You need only a d6 and a pack of cards in addition to something to keep your journal in and track your Glory, fate, health and strength.
This Through the Veil isn’t another 10 adventures; it’s over 400 unique items for your scenarios.