Seven-Wide RPG Challenge

Someone approaches you and says that they want to read and play seven roleplaying games, but want those seven games to cover the widest possible range of the #rpg experience, design concepts, play styles and so forth. They need you to pick those seven games. What list do you give them?

Don't reply here, but rather make a post with the #7wideRpg tag.

I think for the most part, I'd go with those games that have proven to be the foundation of other games.

1. Fate Core (I would go with FUDGE to go further back, but I don't think it is accessible as Fate Core.
2. Apocalypse World (PbTA)
3. Deadlands (Savage Worlds)
4. Vampire (Storyteller)
5. Star Wars (d6)
6. Call of Cthulhu (BRP)
7. Dungeons & Dragons 3rd (or 3.5)

Those aren't necessarily my firrst choice of game- I just think that they represent what is being asked.


My personal list would be something like this:
1. Apocalypse World as an RPG with "standard" DM-players split, action oriented but with good exploration of character relationships
2. Kagematsu because it's one of the games that made me *feel* most
3. A Penny for My Thoughts as something that's VERY different from your standard RPG
4. Microscope similarly to Penny, is a very particular game
5. Trollbabe because it's a game that gives the player a lot of power, which they often don't have in your standard fantasy RPG.
6. Enter the Avenger because it's a very accessible and easy game, and can be played in a very short time, with a complete story.
7. The Room (by Ariele Agostini) as another game that's easy to set up, it's similar to a larp and can be played only once

I'm sure I missed a whole lot of titles. I feel I should also include some LARPs, but unfortunately I don't know many. I wanted to add a more classic GMful game, maybe Archipelago, but the other games kinda cover that part. I also feel Murderous Ghosts should have a place in the list, but I wouldn't know what to take away ^^
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