So few people appreciate that title - but it is an appropriately dying dialect
My partner’s from West Yorkshire so I couldn’t escape learning about it
- Kill Puppies for Satan
- Renegade Nuns on Wheels
- Nine Putzes in Akron
- Something Stinks in Stilton
- Between a Rock and a Charred Place
- Murderous Ghosts
- Valley of the Brain Collectors
- The Skinsaw Murders
- Seven Days to the Grave
- Labyrinth of Hungry Ghosts
- Death Frost Doom
- Carolina Death Crawl
- Exquisite Agony
- Swords Without Master
- Veins of the Earth
- Six Seconds to Midnight
- Rivers Run Red
- The Divinity Drive
- In Hell’s Bright Shadow
- Radioactive Bison
Riverhouse Games regularly knocks it out of the park with their game titles. In addition to the already-mentioned Let These Mermaids Touch Your Dick Maybe there’s also gems such as:
With Fire Thy Affections Hold a Wing and
These Weird Breads Are Sad
Lonely Timbers might be my favorite RPG title ever, as it’s very poetic and evocative of the underlying issues the game is trying to address.
Other titles that are super evocative of the game:
Fiasco - What else could you possibly call it?
Mutant City Blues - immediately makes me imagine a cool, gritty cop show in a world full of superpowered people… which is exactly what the game is.
Our Last Best Hope - Underwhelming game, but geez, what a good title.
A Green and Narrow Bed - Poetic, archaic and mournful, just like the game itself.
Something is Wrong Here - Paranoid and unnerving about what the underlying reality is, just like the game.
Vermin Gods - A lovely juxtaposition of images, that winds up being the central driver of the game.
A Quiet Place in Hell - How do you find a nice place to live in an afterlife of eternal torment? that question is the driver of the game.
Makes me want to google it to find out what it is: Sea Dracula
Makes me wish I’d used it for my own game: In the Light of a Ghost Star
Makes me smile / want to finish designing it: Odd Luck Charms
- Death Frost Doom (just so evocative)
- Zenith Trajectory (3.5 D&D Shackled City series)
- Listen up you primitive screwheads (Cyberpunk 2020 referee guide)
- Mercy Falls (so many ways you can interpret that word combination)
I don’t think All Flesh Must Be Eaten has been mentioned, and it deserves to be.
Also HoL: Human Occupied Landfill, and it’s supplement Buttery Wholesomeness.
It’s super recent and I only heard of it because of the Gauntlet’s podcast, but the name Red Carnations on a Black Grave sounds great and evocative.
As was said earlier, Riverhouse have made some games with amazing names. I stumbled across one of theirs and ended up picking up a bunch.
A couple of eighties throwbacks:
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles & Other Strangeness - The title is probably more fun if you haven’t heard of TMNT before you encounter it, but it still works.
Bureau 13: Stalking the Night Fantastic
Ooh! Someone mentioned Renegade Nuns on Wheels upthread, but the rest of the titles in that series are also pretty good:
- Macho Women With Guns
- The previously mentioned Renegade Nuns on Wheels
- Batwinged Bimbos from Hell (the one that’s least stood the test of time, title-wise)
- Macho Women With Guns: The Final Chapter (Part One)
I’ll add a few more…
Lords of Gossamer and Shadow
The Ultraviolet Grasslands
Rhapsody of Blood
Wizard Kittens (…okay, technically not an RPG, but it’s from Magpie Games)
Red Carnations on a Black Grave
The Sunless Citadel
Kids On Bikes
…I guess I just like game titles that suggest quiet, cold, and desperation?
How about Fleshscape?
And no one mentioned Dread yet
Then there is Comrades, the revolutionary rpg
Added: Little Fears, Shadow of the Demon Lord, Barbarians of Lemuria, Reef of Madness, Quill, The Void Core, Wushu: Black Belt Edition, Cryptomancer, No Thank you, Evil
Third Eye Games has a lot of great titles.
- Apocalypse Prevention, Inc.
- Part-Time Gods
- Infestation, an RPG of Bugs and Heroes
- A Kid’s Guide to Monster Hunting
- H.P. Lovecraft Preparatory Academy
- Sins of the Father
Chubbo’s a winner indeed. I’m also into
- Kill Puppies for Satan
- The Happiest Apocalypse on Earth
- Dogs in the Vineyard
- Shadow of the Demon Lord
- Stalin’s Story
- How We Came to Live Here
you tend to forget just how great some of these titles are right off the bat once you get used to them.