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Online, chat-based, and freeform games should be submitted to Arts: Animation: Anime: Games: Roleplaying.

Sites for a homemade "free" roleplaying games must be submitted to Games: Roleplaying: Genres: Anime: Free Systems.

Roleplaying games inspired by Anime or Manga.
Non-commercial (free) Christian roleplaying games must be submitted to Games: Roleplaying: Genres: Christian: Free Systems.
Roleplaying games intended to represent or promote a Christian ethos.
Fantasy has a special meaning when applied to Roleplaying Games (after all, all roleplaying is fantasizing, right?). The Fantasy in Fantasy Roleplaying Games refers to what is sometimes called High Fantasy, or Swords and Sorcery - elves, dwarves, dragons, wizards, a more-or-less medieval or ancient setting. Not all of these games have all of these things. Dungeons & Dragons, the first Roleplaying Game, is the classic example.
Roleplaying anthropomorphic animals - animals that have hands, walk on two legs, use tools, speak, etc. They don't necessarily have to be "furry", or human-shaped - birds, reptiles and the like are generally acceptable. The key is that they are intelligent enough to be considered a person. Even though this sounds like a cartoon in the making, this is not necessarily a light-hearted comedy - sophisticated dramas can be played out in this genre (think Watership Down).
Submit sites about free "home-made" games to Games: Roleplaying: Genres: Historical: Free Systems.
Roleplaying games using reality-based historical (i.e., before the last century) settings. Many such games have been published (beginning in 1975 with TSR's Boot Hill and GDW's En Garde!), but few have had any longterm success in the gaming market.
Submit Doomtown card game sites to Games/Trading_Cards/Deadlands_Doomtown.
Roleplaying with the things that go bump in the night. While other genres can have scary elements - what's a Fantasy game without a tomb to plunder, after all? - these games concentrate on the fear and horror elements, usually in a more or less modern setting. The first horror roleplaying game was Chaosium's Call of Cthulhu, probably the most popular currently are White Wolf's World of Darkness games.
This category is for tabletop roleplaying games. Online, chat-based, and freeform games should be submitted to one of the subcategories of Games/Internet/Chat.

Games that are sold for money instead of given away must be submitted to the related category Games/Roleplaying/Genres/Modern_and_Espionage.

Roleplaying games set in more or less modern times, that at aren't particularly focused on horror, are listed here. Often these games will involve spies, and cinematic action and adventure. The horror genre is listed separately.
Sites for a homemade "free" roleplaying systems should be submitted to the Free Systems subcategory.
Science Fiction roleplaying games usually focus on the future, and usually use technology as the source of wonder, where a Fantasy game would use magic. Aliens, spaceships, psionics, laser blasts, and other planets all have their place here, though not all games will use all of these. The first Science Fiction roleplaying game (the first roleplaying game at all that was not a medieval fantasy) was GDW's Traveller.
Please submit system-specific sites to the appropriate sub-category.
This category contains pages with information related to roleplaying games within the super hero genre. This includes pages which are of a general, non-system-specific nature and pages dealing with super-hero roleplaying systems that do not fit into pre-existing categories. In a super-hero roleplaying game (SHRPG) players take on the persona of a super-powered hero in a world very much like the Comics. (Batman, Superman, The X-Men, Spiderman, et. al.)
This category is for tabletop roleplaying games. Online, chat-based, and freeform games should be submitted to one of the subcategories of Games/Internet/Chat.

Games that are sold for money instead of given away must be submitted to the related category Games/Roleplaying/Genres/Universal.

Universal isn't as much a Genre as a category for RPG systems that try to work in all genres. The "related" categories aren't completely Universal, but cover many Genres.
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