Holiday Gift Guide for Tabletop RPG Fans


Role-playing games are a huge pastime, and there are as many different types of games as there are players. The holidays can be the perfect time to gift an RPG fan a new game they have in mind or surprise them with a brand new title. From the friendly local game store to great Amazon Prime deals, there have never been more games available.

Along with new games, TTRPG fans might find themselves looking for gaming accessories to complete their collection. Dice, notebooks and books about RPGs are great gift ideas for anyone who loves TTRPGs. Luckily, there are ways to find these freebies while realizing huge savings along the way.

monster of the week

List Price: $25.00

Offer price: $21.79 (13% off!)

monster of the week is an RPG about brave monster hunters protecting the world from all kinds of supernatural threats. This is the perfect game for fans of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Supernatural, or even The X Files, as it handles everything from sinister cults to mysterious cryptids to alien invasions.

With 12 different character playbooks, lots of tips for new game masters (or keepers), and several pre-written mysteries, monster of the week has everything an RPG group needs to play an exciting new campaign. A game of monster of the week requires much less preparation than a traditional RPG, so it’s the perfect game to just play and play.

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SIQUK Hex Dice Tray

List price: $19.99

Offer price: $17.99 (10% off!)

two folding hexagonal dice trays

  • Available in black, grey, camel, red, green and purple

Every TTRPG player has, at some point, seen a carefully laid-out battle mat be totally wiped out by an errant attack or damage roll. The SIQUK Folding Hex Dice Tray is the perfect mix of portable and utility to avoid this kind of disaster.

This durable tray has a velor lining and interlocks to keep dice where players want them. Because it folds flat, it’s easy to slip it into a schoolbag for on-the-go play. Never lose a dice under the couch again with this handy RPG accessory.

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Blades in the dark

List price: $30

Offer price: $25.39 (15% off!)

blades in the dark hooded rogue blanket in the shadows

Daring burglaries, back-alley brawls and occult protests are all upon us in Blades in the dark. This RPG, written by John Harper, is perfect for long campaigns and one-shots, making it a great addition to any TTRPG gamer’s collection.

Blades in the darkThe rich setting offers players plenty to explore. Players assume the roles of money cutters, thieves, and thieves as they attempt to navigate the grimy, ghostly streets of Doskvol.

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The ultimate micro-RPG book

List price: $16.99

Offer price: $14.99 (12% off!) or $12.99 on Kindle

The cover of James D'Amato's Ultimate micro RPG book

The ultimate micro-RPG book, edited by James D’Amato promises to help players “play fast” as it includes 40 different games across genres and styles, each of which takes up just one page of rules. Contributing writers include Jay Dragon, Jason Morningstar, Sasha Sienna, Jonathan Sims, Grant Howitt and many more.

Every game in The ultimate micro-RPG book is printed in full color with beautiful illustrations, and each page is perforated to make them easy to remove and pass around the table. The book also includes tips on how to play micro-RPGs with new players, as well as character sheets and graph paper for any games that need them.

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The Elusive Shift: how role-playing games have forged their identity

List price: $30, $21.99 on Kindle

Cover of The Elusive Shift by Jon Peterson

There are thousands of new RPGs to read and play, but some RPG fans might want to revisit the history of the hobby instead of picking up a new game. In Jthe elusive change, Jon Peterson traces the evolution of J&D from a war game to something new.

Learning more about the history of the RPG can be a great way to engage with the hobby as a whole and gain some new insight into how it came to be. The elusive change is a great chronicle of this story that is sure to please everyone J&D and RPG super fans.

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Dungeon Crawl Classics

List Price: $39.99

Dungeon Crawl Classics RPG cover featuring an adventurer looking at a dungeon

This big book of RPGs dates back to the early days of Dungeons & Dragons as it sends players on classic dungeon-crawling adventures for “glory and gold won by sorcery and sword”. J&D has changed a lot since the early days, and Dungeon Crawl Classics is perfect for gamers who want to capture some of that old-school nostalgia.

With totally random character creation and extremely deadly early levels, Dungeon Crawl Classics is a great trip down memory lane. Goodman Games also releases dozens of pre-written adventure modules, so fans old and new will have no shortage of fun.

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Marvel Multiverse Roleplaying Game: Playtest Rulebook

List price: $9.99

Offer price: $7.84 (22% off!)

marvel multiverse rpg game test rulebook

Marvel Multiverse is the last attempt to bring Marvel superheroes into the world of TTRPGs. It gives players rules for creating their own superheroes to fight alongside the Avengers and X-Men against the greatest threats the Marvel Universe has to offer.

In addition to the rules for creating new heroes, Marvel Multiverse has comprehensive character stats for iconic characters like Spider-Man, Captain America, and Captain Marvel. Since it is still in the testing phase, players running Marvel Multiverse will now participate in providing feedback for the final version.

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vintage leather journal

List price: from $19.99

A vintage leather-bound journal

  • Available in 7″ x 5″, 9″ x 6″ and 12″ x 9″
  • Available in Dark Brown, Earthy Brown, Mystic Purple and Raven Black

Every TTRPG fan, whether game master or player, needs to take notes at some point. Opening a leather bound journal with rough pages is the perfect way to stay immersed in any fantasy or horror based game.

Players can keep notes in their character this rustic notebook, while Dungeon Masters, Keepers, and MCs can organize all their dastardly blueprints in one convenient place. This rustic leather journal will be the perfect addition to any TTRPG fan’s collection, and it’ll look great on the shelf as well as be extremely practical.

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Glitter hearts

List Price: $31.87

Offer price: $28.95 (9% off!)

Glitter Hearts RPG Cover

Follow in the footsteps of the magical girl anime like Sailor Moon, Glitter hearts has players creating normal characters that transform into extraordinary superheroes. Each character has abilities derived from both their everyday identity and their magical archetype, which really makes them feel like a balance between the two.

Glitter hearts has fun and vibrant illustrations and a surprisingly thorough character creation process. It’s flexible enough to adapt to almost any type of superhero story, so it’s a useful game to have on hand for any TTRPG player.

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AUSTOR Complete 15 Piece Polyhedral Dice Set

List price: $11.99

AUSTOR polyhedral dice in black and green

Most RPG fans have a decent collection of standard dice found in most role-playing games. But some games, like Dungeon Crawl Classics, require more unusual polyhedral dice sizes, which is where the The complete AUSTOR dice set comes.

This set includes standard dice like the D4, D6, and D20, but it also includes much more unique shapes like the D3, D7, and even the D60. These novelty dice are useful in some games, but are also just a fun collectible for RPG fans. Anyone who owns a D100 will constantly be looking for excuses to run it.

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