Worlds Collide: Kumo Kagyu and Noboru Kannatuki’s Goblin Slayer Tabletop RPG offers anime and RPG fans the best of everything. Gather your friends to assume the role of the High Elf Archer, Dwarf Shaman, Lizard Priest, and more! English speaking fans can pick up the paperback rulebook on July 19th, 2022 or pre-order now from major retailers!
The Goblin Slayer TTRPG – first released in Japan in 2019 – offers fans a streamlined way to immerse themselves in the world of the series. Immerse yourself in one of two pre-packaged adventures penned by light novelist Kumo Kagyu. Or use the book’s rules to create your own.
Author Kawajin Tadaaki also published a light novel based on a campaign played out in the 2019 tabletop role-playing game Goblin Slayer. It is not known if Goblin Slayer! TRPG Replay will also get an English translation, but depending on the success of the playbook, that’s certainly a possibility.
Where can I buy the Goblin Slayer tabletop role-playing game?
Visit Yen Press Publishers to find a retailer for the Goblin Slayer tabletop role-playing game. Paperback copies of the book are currently available for pre-order from Amazon, Barnes and Noble and others!
Be sure to look for the rule book at your local comic book store as well. Many stores are happy to order copies of media for fans. Your inquiries can help others in your area find great content on their local shelves. And it can make it a lot easier to find a group to play the Goblin Slayer tabletop RPG.
Those who want the convenience of having a copy of the rule book on their phone can pick up a digital copy. Similar to the paperback edition, the digital version will be released on July 19th. Fans can find a copy at retailers like Book☆Walker, comiXology, and others.
What other Anime Tabletop RPGs are available?
The tabletop role-playing game Goblin Slayer isn’t the first anime role-playing game, and it certainly won’t be the last! In 2014, 7-Sided Workshop released a Log Horizon TTRPG. The Log Horizon RPG currently only has an official Japanese release, but depending on the success of the latest Goblin Slayer RPG, publishers may be interested in translating more games in the future!
Sword World RPG created by Group SNE is a high fantasy system that inspired both the Legend of Crystania and Record of Lodoss War series, which have been adapted into novels, video games, anime and more. Although it hasn’t received an English release yet, fans have banded together to give this game the airtime it deserves. The Sword World 2.0 subreddit features fan translation and a place to find like-minded people to start a campaign.
However, for English-only speakers who want physical copies of the gamebooks, there are some Japanese tabletop RPGs with official translations. One such release is Ryuutama: Natural Fantasy RPG, which allows players to explore an original, whimsical fairytale setting reminiscent of popular MMORPGs like Ragnarok Online or Final Fantasy XI.
Sites like DriveThruRPG stock thousands of tabletop RPGs – both physical and digital. Browse through their selection of Japanese-made or anime-inspired titles, or even use a generic system like FATE or GURPS to design a game based on your favorite anime!