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Recycled In Space: Table Top Games

  • Cthulhu Tech is Call of Cthulhu IN THE FUTURE! Although not IN SPACE! as the Migou tend to blow up anything the NEG tries to keep up.
    • Steve Jackson Games has already done GURPS: Cthulhupunk, a sourcebook that puts Cthulhu IN CYBERPUNK!
    • And for the BRP system, there's licensed Chaosium product Cthulhu Rising - the original Call of Cthulhu IN THE FUTURE! AND IN SPACE! BATTLING DEEP ONES ON EUROPA! RUNNING FROM DIMENSIONAL SHAMBLERS ON GANYMEDE!
  • d20 Future is d20 Modern (which is Dungeons & Dragons IN THE MODERN WORLD!) IN THE FUTURE!... oh, all right: IN SPAAAAAAAAAAAAAACE!
  • d20 Past and d20 Apocalypse are Dungeons & Dragons IN THE LATE 1800s and AFTER THE END respectively. Both also have Urban Arcana style settings.
  • The Eberron campaign setting is Dungeons & Dragons FEATURING MAGITEK!
  • Gamma World was already D&D AFTER THE END!
  • Parodied with Greg Stolze's free rpg In Spaaaaaaace!, which is billed as a generic space opera...IN SPAAAAAACE! Yes, generic space operas are already in spaaaaaaace. That is, of course, the joke.
  • Monopoly. Dear LORD, Monopoly. There's Monopoly WITH SPONGEBOB! Monopoly WITH DISNEY!! Monopoly WITH LORD OF THE RINGS!! Just check Google Images. Or any store that sells classic games.
    • Also Pokemonopoly, although for whatever reason they didn't portmanteau it and marketed it as Pokemon Monopoly.
  • Star Munchkin: "Kill the monsters. Grab the treasure. Stab your buddy IN SPACE!" [1]
    • It should go without saying that the other Munchkins are merely Munchkin WITH PIRATES, WITH KUNG FU, IN THE WORLD OF DARKNESS, WITH ZOMBIES, WITH CTHULHU and so forth.
  • The old Renegade Legions games is about The Roman Empire... IN SPAAAAAAAAACE!!
  • Spacemaster is Rolemaster... In space!
  • Spelljammer is literally Dungeons & Dragons IN SPACE! It was largely unpopular, but it has a significant cult following.
  • Space 1889: despite the name, this game, as a whole, averts the trope, being one of the earliest examples of steampunk. Making a role-playing game based on late 19th century science fiction and historical late 19th century was a new idea, not an existing idea put in space. However the adventure "Twenty Thousand Leagues Through Martian Skies" in Challenge #74 is Jules Verne's ''Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea" recycled in the Martian atmosphere.
  • Stars Without Number is so much Dungeons & Dragons IN SPAAAAACE, the rules are explicitly intended to be compatible with reskinned D&D second edition modules.
  • Traveller Interstellar Wars is the Greco-Persian wars in space, all the way from Marathon through Alexander's conquest.
  • Warhammer 40,000 began as Warhammer IN SPACE! but is now pretty much its own entity; it still, however, has goblins in space, orcs in space, elves in space, ogres in space, the Church Militant in space, vikings in space, communists in space and Chaos Gods in space. Previous versions also had dwarfs in space.
  • White Wolf has a bizarre relationship with this trope, Retcon, and Spiritual Successor.
    • Mage: The Ascension was originally conceived as the medieval RPG, Ars Magica, IN THE MODERN DAY! — but then begat not only Mage: The Sorcerers' Crusade (MtA IN THE RENAISSANCE!), but, once White Wolf sold the rights to Ars Magica itself, Dark Ages: Mage.
    • Exalted, in turn, was supposed to be the original Old World of Darkness IN PREHISTORY! — but then came Scion, self-described as Exalted: IN THE MODERN WORLD WITH ANCIENT MYTHS ON TOP! (Though Scion doesn't necessarily match that description.)
      • With Shards of the Exalted Dream, Exalted has two different variants of Exalted IN SPAAAAAAAAAAACE! No, seriously. The cover even has the Scarlet Empress doing her best impression of a certain Spectre, plus another version who's a space barbarian queen with autoklaves behind her throne. The two variants are Heaven's Reach, which plays space for grandeur and size, and Gunstar Autochthonia, which is a lot more claustrophobic. Shards also includes The Modern Age, Exalted in a modern setting, and Burn Legend, which is basically Exalted as a video fighting game.
      • Scion itself has a couple of alternate settings: the campaign in Scion: Ragnarok takes place in a setting where only Norse Mythology is true, as opposed to the basic Scion setting where All Myths Are True, and Scion Companion offers a historical setting in World War II.
    • Less problematic are the other historical games set in the Old World of Darkness: Vampire: THE DARK AGES!, Werewolf: THE WILD WEST!, et al.
    • There are also the settings in different cultures. Best known is the Year of the Lotus event which gave Asian treatments of every gameline, the flagship title being Kindred of the East.
    • The New World of Darkness has two types of alternate setting: one, nicknamed "Shards", translates the NWOD into alternate genre-settings, such as Bleeding Edge, which is NWOD cyberpunk, and Infinite Macabre, which is the NWOD IN SPACE! The other is historical settings for the various gamelines, such as Requiem for Rome, which is Vampire: The Requiem in the dying days of the Roman Empire, and Victorian Lost, which is Changeling: The Lost in Victorian Britain. Mage Noir manages to pull off a two-for-one, being Mage: The Awakening in the noir genre, set in post-World War II America.

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