Tabletop RPGs for 2 players
March 19, 2014 3:31 PM   Subscribe

Do you know of any tabletop RPGs that work really well with 2 players? I've recently started playing tabletop RPG games and I enjoy playing with my partner. Are there any games which are particularly suited to this? Either 1 player and GM or GMless games are fine and I prefer storytelling games that offer character development as well as adventure.
posted by Laura_J to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (7 answers total) 16 users marked this as a favorite
Here's a relevant Reddit thread I found accidentally by looking up one of the RPGs on it for you (Breaking the Ice).
posted by Monsieur Caution at 4:09 PM on March 19, 2014 [1 favorite]

Mars Colony, now with sequel "39 Dark" on Kickstarter.
posted by BrashTech at 4:51 PM on March 19, 2014

The Pathfinder Adventure Card Game is RPG - like but is not really an RPG in that you can't make a unique character. It is pretty fun tho.
posted by fiercekitten at 7:44 PM on March 19, 2014 [1 favorite]

The Death of the Gilded Age is for two or more players. It's Great Gatsby the RPG about one last party before the roaring 20s end. The mechanics are maybe a bit confusing but it's still a pretty fun, light game.

See also this thread on story games.
posted by Erberus at 11:18 AM on March 20, 2014

Once Upon a Time is perfect for you.
posted by jbickers at 5:43 AM on March 21, 2014

Murderous Ghosts
Macabre Tales
S/Lay with Me (page has a list of other 2-person games at bottom)

Or you could use the Mythic GM Emulator with any set of rules to randomly generate situations to face.
posted by Zed at 1:19 PM on March 21, 2014

Thank you so much - you've given me lots to look into. I can't mark a best answer- this is going to give us months of entertainment!
posted by Laura_J at 2:17 PM on March 21, 2014

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