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Giant Monster ("Kaiju") Tabletop RPG Recommendations

Are you a fan of giant monster (aka Kaiju) movies?  Do you want to role-play as a group of scientists, soldiers, and others trying to fight against the giant monsters ... or do you instead want to play as a gigantic monster yourself?

In either case, if you want to start a role-playing campaign inspired by Godzilla, King Kong, Pacific Rim, or other "giant monsters", we have just the RPGs for you!

Best Giant Monster ("Kaiju") Tabletop RPGs

Savage Worlds (Multiple)

Savage Worlds is an extremely popular generic role-playing game system, and as such it has not just one, but three different settings with kaiju in them.

​Savage Worlds is an extremely popular generic role-playing game system, and as such has not just one, but three different settings with kaiju in them.​  Two are published by Savage Worlds' creator, Pinnacle Entertainment Group, while the third (Savage Tokusatsu) comes from an independent publisher.

The first, Dawn of the Daikaiju, allows gamers to play as Kaiju themselves, battling alien kaiju.  The second, Savage Tokusatsu, instead lets them pilot giant robots (including combinable robots, in the style of Voltron/Power Rangers) against kaiju.

The final setting, Rifts, similarly let's gamers play as giant robot pilots ... or as a variety of other "powered" characters (magic-users, psychics, chemically-enhanced super soldiers, etc.) ... to fight not just kaiju, but also virtually any other monster imaginable.

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From 3 reviews
Game: A
From 842 reviews

Dawn of the Daikaiju

Adventure Edition

Play as Kaiju, Defending Earth From Alien Kaiju
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From 15 reviews
Game: A
From 842 reviews

Savage Tokusatsu

Adventure Edition

Kaiju and Giant Robots (Potentially Combinable Ones)
Resource: B+
From 112 reviews
Game: A
From 842 reviews

The Tomorrow Legion Player's Guide

Adventure Edition

A Post-Apocalyptic Setting With Kaiju, Mecha ... and Everything Else

Mecha vs. Kaiju (Multiple)

Mecha vs. Kaiju is a giant monster RPG that's been so successful, its author has ported it to three different game systems.

Game: B+
From 54 reviews

Lancer

First Edition

An Extremely Popular New Giant Robot RPG

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