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An index for official Tabletop RPG adaptations of existing intellectual properties, as well as for fanmade ones that have their own pages.

Compare The Board Game and Licensed Game (for video games and pinball). Contrast The Anime of the Game for TRPGs adapted to anime.

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    Based on Anime and/or Manga 
  • Armored Trooper VOTOMS: The Role-Playing Game published by R Talsorian based on Armored Trooper VOTOMS using the Fuzion system.
  • The Bizenghast Adventure Game has players take on the role of agents of the afterlife helping ghosts in the world of Bizenghast.
  • R. Talsorian Games released an official Bubblegum Crisis Role-Playing Game, which stands out because it included a full "episode guide" for both the original OAVs and the "Crash" continuation, as well as providing a large number of stats to items that could be considered "Expanded Universe"—a large number of sketches and notes that the creators had done but had fallen under "What Could Have Been".
  • Dragon Ball Z The Anime Adventure Game based on Dragon Ball Z released by R Talsorian.
  • The defunct Canadian RPG company Guardians of Order released various licensed anime Role-Playing Games for their Tri-Stat and Big Eyes, Small Mouth RPG system. By the time the company had closed, they had made RPGs for: Demon City Shinjuku, Dominion Tank Police, Dual! Parallel Trouble Adventure, El-Hazard, Hellsing, Revolutionary Girl Utena, Sailor Moon, Serial Experiments Lain, Slayers (interestingly, they released it both in "Tri-Stat" and d20, but the latter was not a worldbook for the d20 version of Big Eyes Small Mouth, instead being a fully independent game), Tenchi Muyo! and Trigun. All of these games included a lot of additional information of their respective shows, including an up-to-date episode guide up until the time the books were released.
  • Gundam
    • Gundam Senki focuses on the Universal Century timeline, specifically on the One Year War era, and uses a licensed version of the Mekton Zeta system.
    • Gundam Sentinel RPG
    • Mobile Suit Gundam 0079 RPG; Role Playing Game of A YEAR WAR
    • Mobile Suit Gundam The RPG
  • Log Horizon has it's own RPG that goes by LHTRPG with the character Seine, from one of the sessions, making it into the anime as a Canon Immigrant.
  • Macross

    Based on Card Games 
  • The setting of Crystalicum was later used for an RPG of the same name.
  • GURPS 4th edition has Mars Attacks which is based on the Topps cards of the same name rather then the film based on the cards.
  • There are number of supplements detailing Magic: The Gathering settings for Dungeons & Dragons since they are both published by Wizards of the Coast.
    • To tie in with the release of The Art of Magic: The Gathering books, Wizards of the Coast released a series of PDFs called Plane Shift that detail the various planes for use with 5th Edition D&D.
    • D&D Guildmasters' Guide to Ravnica is a supplement book about the plane of Ravnica as a setting for 5th Edition.
  • The humorous RPG parody Munchkin had d20 System books based on it published by Steve Jackson Games. A supplement was also published for Toon.
  • Sentinel Comics: The Roleplaying Game, based on the Sentinels of the Multiverse superhero game.
  • Warlords of the Accordlands published by Alderac Entertainment Group based on their Warlord game.
  • Mongoose Publishing released the WARS Roleplaying Game in 2005, based on the setting of Decipher's WARS Trading Card Game.

    Based on Comic Books 
  • Albedo: Erma Felna EDF has Albedo the Roleplaying Game self-published in 1988 by Steve Gallacci with Paul Kidd writing, and Albedo: Platinum Catalyst by Sanguine Games in 2004.
  • Artesia: Adventures in the Known World, a Fuzion game based on Artesia.
  • Atomic Robo: The Roleplaying Game published by Evil Hat Productions using the FATE system.
  • The Authority Role-Playing Game and Sourcebook published by Guardians of Order based on the The Authority with stats for d20 and a 2d12 variant of the Tri-Stat system used in Silver Age Sentinels.
  • Big Bang Comics Role-Playing Game published by Pisces All Media in 2006 based on the Big Bang Comics series using a modified version of the d20 System.
  • Blacksad Juego de rol published by Nosolorol Ediciones based on Blacksad.
  • After the lackluster response to Buck Rogers XXVC, TSR had another go with High Adventure Cliffhangers Buck Rogers Adventure Game that was closer to the original Buck Rogers setting.
  • Burning Empires based on Iron Empires using the Burning Wheel system.
  • Cadillacs and Dinosaurs published by Game Designers Workshop based on Xenozoic Tales using rules based on Twilight: 2000.
  • Chi-Chian: The Roleplaying Game based on the on the Chi Chian comic books and animated web series.
  • DC Universe.
    • DC Universe Roleplaying Game published by West End Games using the simplified version of the D6 system called the Legend system.
    • The third edition of Mutants & Masterminds first saw the light of day as DC Adventures, which provided official stats for many DC characters and information on the DC Universe up until shortly before Flashpoint.
  • DIE has a game by the same name which has players first create personas, who then create characters using Sol's homebrew rules to play a game within the game.
  • The DNAgents Sourcebook supplement adapts The DNAgents for Villains & Vigilantes.
  • Elfquest: The Official Role Playing Game, published by Chaosium based on Elfquest comics using their Basic Role-Playing system.
  • Fanhunter has Fanhunter, el juego de rol épicodecadente (Spanish for Fanhunter, the epic decadent role-playing game) and it's spin-offs.
  • The Savage World of Flash Gordon is a roleplaying game released by Pinnacle Entertainment in 2018 that uses the Savage Worlds system.
  • Hellboy Sourcebook and Roleplaying Game, a GURPS lite game based on the early Hellboy comics.
  • Ravendesk Games used Kickstarter to fund Herald: Lovecraft & Tesla the Tabletop Roleplaying Game based on Herald Lovecraft And Tesla series from Action Lab Comics.
  • Heroes And Heroines had supplements based on The Maxx, Dark Horse Comics' Comics' Greatest World and Continuity Comics' DeathWatch 2000 crossover event.
  • Il gioco di ruolo di Dylan Dog published by DAS Productions based on Dylan Dog.
  • Judge Dredd
  • DC Comics created The Last God: Tales from The Book of Ages supplement for Dungeons & Dragons 5E based on the The Last God series.
  • Luther Arkwright has The Adventures of Luther Arkwright: The Roleplaying Game by 23rd Parallel Games and Luther Arkwright: Roleplaying Across the Parallels published by Aeon Games using the Mythras RPG system.
  • Marvel Universe
    • Marvel Super Heroes Adventure Game published by TSR after Marvel Super Heroes and using the SAGA system.
    • Marvel Universe Roleplaying Game published by Marvel Comics
    • Marvel Heroic Roleplaying published by Margaret Weis Productions using their Cortex Plus system.
  • The Metabarons Roleplaying Game published by West End Games based on the Metabarons Universe.
  • Mighty Tiny: Tales from the Old Empire the RPG published by Battlefield Press based on Mighty Tiny.
  • Mouse Guard Roleplaying Game which uses a modified version of the Burning Wheel system.
  • Nahual is a Kickstarter funded game based on Operacion Bolivar by Edgar Clement using Powered by the Apocalypse.
  • Nathan Never Cyberpunk is an Italian exclusive supplement for Cyberpunk 2020 that adapts the Nathan Never series.
  • Paizo published the Niobe supplement for Pathfinder as one of the stretch goals for the Kickstarter campaign for Niobe She Is Life by Amandla Stenberg.
  • Ninja High School has launched an official roleplaying game, with art by and co-written by creator Ben Dunn. Available in D6 and Savage Worlds game systems.
  • The Nocturnals: A Midnight Companion supplement adapts Dan Brereton's Nocturnals for Mutants & Masterminds 1st Edition.
  • Pinnacle Entertainment has adapted Fear Agent, The Goon and The Sixth Gun for Savage Worlds.
  • Pleniluniol published by Nosolorol Ediciones based on Malefic Time.
  • Praedor has Praedor: Roolipeli Jaconian seikkailijoista (Praedor: The Role-Playing Game of the Adventurers of Jaconia) published by Burger Games.
  • Prince Valiant: The Story-Telling Game was Chaosium's second Arthurian based RPG after Pendragon.
  • PS238 — The Roleplaying Game which uses a simplfied version of the 5th edition Hero System.
  • TSR published an adventure based on Red Sonja for Dungeons & Dragons called Red Sonja Unconquered.
  • Green Ronin Publishing's The Red Star RPG, which used the d20 Modern system and had extensive information on the Red Star universe that had not appeared on the comic, plus original art by the writer/artist (and creative consultant, hence the expanded universe information), Christian Gossett.
  • Sláine: The Roleplaying Game of Celtic Heroes created by Mongoose Publishing based on Sláine using the d20 System and a later version using rules based on RuneQuest.
  • SnarfQuest RPG Worldbook by Elmore Productions Inc adapts SnarfQuest for the d20 System.
  • Starblazer Adventures and it's fantasy based sequel, Legends of Anglerre are FATE based games published by Cubicle 7 based on the British anthology Starblazer.
  • Yet another Mongoose Traveller campaign setting was based on Strontium Dog.
  • Super Babes: The Femforce Role-Playing Game was based on AC Comics' Femforce superheroine titles.
  • Z-Man Games published an RPG based on Marvel's Tomorrow Knights.
  • Usagi Yojimbo has Usagi Yojimbo Roleplaying Game by Gold Rush Games, using the Instant Fuzion game system and Usagi Yojimbo: Role-Playing Game by Sanguine Games, using a variant of the Cardinal system used in Ironclaw with the second edition using Powered by the Apocalypse.
  • Valiant Universe: The Roleplaying Game published by Catalyst Game Labs based on the Valiant Entertainment comics lines.
  • World of Lazarus published by Green Ronin based on Lazarus for the Modern Age system.
  • The World of Tank Girl published by West End Games based on Tank Girl using the Masterbook system.

    Based on Film 
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey and 2010: The Year We Make Contact were adapted as adventures by TSR for their Star Frontiers game.
  • Alien
    • Aliens Adventure Game from Leading Edge Games is based mostly on Aliens. As it was released before Alien³, the game has several differences from canon like the organisation of the the Colonial Marines and Xenomorph biology.
    • While not officially licensed, Xenomorphs: The Fall of Somerset Landing for Whats Old Is New is based on the setting.
    • Alien: The Roleplaying Game published by Free League Publishing using the Yero Zero Engine.
  • Army of Darkness got a Unisystem RPG.
  • Bram Stoker's Dracula Role Playing Game was produced by Leading Edge Games to tie in with the release of Bram Stoker's Dracula.
  • Archaia announced plans for a The Dark Crystal RPG using rules based on Burning Wheel at the August 2011 Gen Con gaming convention, intending to publish it later the following year but no nothing has be heard of it since.
  • Margaret Weis Productions' Demon Hunters Role Playing Game is a Cortex System game based on Dead Gentlemen Productions' Demon Hunters and Demon Hunters: Dead Camper Lake films. A FATE game called Demon Hunters: A Comedy of Terrors waas funded through Kickstarter.
  • Ghostbusters: A Frightfully Cheerful Roleplaying Game, based on Ghostbusters, was the first pen-and-paper RPG to use dice pools.
  • Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai had a Tri-Stat RPG and Resource Book published by Guardians of Order in 2001.
  • Indiana Jones
    • The Adventures of Indiana Jones Role-Playing Game by TSR.
    • West End Games published The World of Indiana Jones using the Masterbook system and Indiana Jones Adventures using the D6 system with later supplements having stats for use with both games.
  • Of all movies that could have a licensed RPG, Iron Sky got an RPG fully funded on Kickstarter in 2017 with plans to release it through Modiphius Entertainment.
  • Mayfair Games adapted The Keep into an adventure for their Role Aids series of books for Dungeons & Dragons.
  • Labyrinth The Adventure Game published by River Horse based on Labyrinth
  • The Lawnmower Man Virtual Reality Role Playing Game published by Leading Edge Games based on The Lawnmower Man.
  • Men In Black: The Roleplaying Game based on the first Men in Black film, published by West End Games in 1997
  • The Princess Bride got a FUDGE based RPG fully funded through Kickstarter in 2018.
  • Serenity Role-Playing Game, based on Serenity. As an interesting note, the company (Margaret Weis Productions) had only the rights to Serenity (meaning that the events of the Firefly series could only be talked about in very Broad Strokes terms within the book proper), yet nevertheless it obtained high acclaim while it was in production. The "second edition" of this game was made using the Firefly rights proper (which, ironically, means that the events of Serenity are the ones getting the Broad Strokes treatment).
  • A now-out-of-print Fate Accelerated RPG by Dancing Lights Press, Santa Claus Conquers the Martians: The Roleplaying Game. The premise of the campaign setting was that, in some Alternate Universe, a producer exploited the film's fame as a So Bad, It's Good B-Movie to successfully pitch an attempt at In-Universe Recycled: The Series, and we got a full breakdown of the Expanded Universe born of that.
  • Mongoose Publishing released the official Starship Troopers Roleplaying Game, using the d20 System that was employed on the Third Edition of Dungeons & Dragons. Interestingly, the game was an official Patchwork Fic, using the Starship Troopers cartoon as a baseline and grabbing from the film and original novel liberally for additional details (for example, the version of the Mobile Infantry that appears on the movie was designated as "Light Infantry" in the game and justified as people going accelerated training in order to bolster the Mobile Infantry's numbers for the Klendathu assault—the book's "Cap Infantry" then becomes the power-armored soldiers from the cartoon, who could specialize in heavier power armor (the book's "metal gorillas", represented by the cartoon's Mini-Mecha and two heavier power armor variants that were added later on).
  • Trancers Role Playing Game, based on the Trancers films.
  • Wet Hot American Summer: Fantasy Camp is a Kickstarter funded game where you play as campers or counsellors at Camp Firewood from Wet Hot American Summer published by Devastator Press.
  • The Willow Sourcebook contains information for a AD&D style game in the universe of Willow.
  • Ralph Bakshi's Wizards had a RPG published by Whit Publications in the 90s.
  • The World of Species published by West End Games based on the first Species film using the Masterbook system.

    Based on Gamebooks 
  • Advanced Fighting Fantasy based on the Fighting Fantasy series using a simple system based on the rules used in the original books.
  • Lone Wolf
    • Lone Wolf: The Roleplaying Game by Mongoose Publishing using the OGL system.
    • Lone Wolf Multiplayer Game Book by Mongoose Publishing using a custom system inspired by the rules from the original books.

    Based on Literature 
  • Adventures in Wonderland: A Sourcebook for OGL Roleplaying Games by Skirmisher Publishing, LLC adapts the works of Lewis Carroll, including Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Through the Looking-Glass and some of his poems.
  • Adventures Under The Laughing Moon written by Todd VanHooser set in the world of Mythren from his The Laughing Moon Chronicles series.
  • Multisim Editions' Agone (published in English as Agone: an Epic Roleplaying Game in the Twilight Realms) is based on Les Chroniques des Crépusculaires fantasy novel trilogy by Mathieu Gaborit. They also published Abyme based on the books of the same name set in the same universe which could be used as supplement or standalone RPG.
  • Baker Street: Roleplaying in the World of Sherlock Holmes is set after Sherlock Holmes and Moriarty took their joint tumble over the Reichenbach Falls in "The Final Problem". Players take on the roles of investigators who are asked by Dr. Watson to solve the cases that continue to come to Baker Street during Holmes's absence.
  • Shades of Vengeances published Battlecruiser Alamo RPG using the Era d10 system based on Richard Tongue’s Battlecruiser Alamo series of novels.
  • The Beneath Two Suns adventure module from the Mayfair Games' Role Aids series of books for Dungeons & Dragons is set in the world of the Dray Prescott series.
  • The Black Company had a campaign setting book using the d20 System published by Green Ronin Publishing as part of their Mythic Vistas line.
  • Camp Myth: The RPG is a Kickstarter funded RPG based on Camp Myth by Chris Lewis Carter using a modified version of Third Eye Games' Pip System, called "Mythic Pips".
  • Casting The Runes is a supernatural investigation GUMSHOE game from Design Mechanism based on the ghost stories and tales of the supernatural by Montague Rhodes James.
  • Robert E. Howard's Conan the Barbarian was a major influence on early role-playing games so it should come as no surprise that are a number of RPGs based on the Barbarian Hero:
    • TSR's Gods, Demi-Gods & Heroes supplement contained a chapter detailing various elements of Hyborea for use with Dungeons & Dragons.
    • TSR created a line of licensed Conan adventures for AD&D in 1984 that only lasted for two books, Conan Unchained! and Conan Against Darkness!.
    • Conan Role-Playing Game was published by TSR in 1985 using rules based on the FASERIP system used in Marvel Super Heroes.
    • GURPS Conan was produced by Steve Jackson Games using the 3rd edition of GURPS in 1989.
    • Conan: The Roleplaying Game, by Mongoose Publishing using a custom adaptation of the d20 System in 2004.
    • Conan: Adventures in an Age Undreamed Of by Modiphius Entertainment using the 2d20 system in 2017. It also includes elements from other Robert E. Howard works including Kull, Solomon Kane, Bran Mak Morn and the Cthulhu Mythos - while Howard did not create the mythos, he was significant contributor. While there were some crossovers between these works in the original stories there is much more in this game.
  • Arion Games used Kickstarter to fund Crown & Dragon RPG for Savage Worlds based on For the Crown and the Dragon by Stephen Hunt.
  • Cthulhu Mythos
    • Achtung! Cthulhu, the WW2 setting from Modiphius Entertainment.
    • Cthulhu Dark, a rules-lite game with a focus of storytelling.
    • CthulhuPunk for GURPS is a sci-fi horror game set during the mid 21st Century combing the Mythos with Cyberworld, a Cyberpunk game released earlier in 1993 by Steve Jackson Games.
    • The Cthulhu Saga is a series of supplements Wildfire for Mongoose Traveller for a hard Science Fiction setting called The Void starting with Chthonian Stars.
    • Cubicle 7 has the Victorian Britain Cthulhu Britannica.
    • Fate of Cthulhu is a Fate Core system about time-traveling operatives from a future journeying back in time to prevent the coming of the Old Ones and the apocalypse.
    • Leagues of Cthulhu for the Ubiquity Roleplaying System.
    • Little Fears Cthulhus Tales Comic Book and Sourcebook for Mythos to use with Little Fears was funded through Kickstarter.
    • Raiders of R’lyeh is a Kickstarter game that uses a variant of the system used in Call of Cthulhu.
    • Realms of Cthulhu from Reality Blurs for Savage Worlds.
    • Sandy Petersen’s Cthulhu Mythos is a Kickstarter funded setting for Pathfinder and Dungeons & Dragons from Petersen Games.
    • Shadows of Cthulhu for the True 20 system.
    • Starbright Illustrations published a series for Fate Core including Present Day Cthulhu, Cyber-Cthulhu, Cthulhu in Space, Fantasy Cthulhu and Post-Cthulhu.
    • Tremulus is a Powered by the Apocalypse adaptation.
    • Unspeakable: Sigil & Sign takes a different track with players taking the role of cultists of the mythos gods.
  • Cyberpunk 2020 had two official "Alternate Universe" campaign books: one for Hardwired co-written by Walter Jon Williams, the other for the Marîd Audran series by George Alec Effinger. Hardwired was also acknowledged to be a huge inspiration of the original setting by creator Mike Pondsmith.
  • Darksword Adventures is written from an In-Universe perspective of The Darksword Trilogy as a child's game called "Phantasia" that has been adapted to teach royal students about their world.
  • The Demon Wars Saga
    • Fast Forward Entertainment published R.A. Salvatore's Demon Wars Campaign Setting for the d20 System in 2003.
    • DemonWars: Reformation was funded through Kickstarter with its own custom system and released in 2014.
  • Deryni
    • The Witches supplement from the Mayfair Games' Role Aids series of books had a chapter detailing Deryni witches for use with Dungeons & Dragons.
    • The Deryni Adventure Game published by Grey Ghost Games using the FUDGE rules.
  • A Kickstarter campaign was held for a supplement based on the Destiny Aurora books and comic books for use with Starfinder.
  • Warren C. Norwood's Double Spiral War has been adapted by Battefield Press, Inc. for Savage Worlds and Mongoose Traveller.
  • Dragon Brigade: The Affair of the Orb Adventure is a self-contained adventure for the Cortex Plus system based on the novella "The Affair at the Orb" by Chris Pierson, which is set in the world of Aeronne from the Dragon Brigade novels by Margaret Weis and Robert Krammes. This was followed by Dragon Brigade: Opening Salvo which puts players in the roles of the Cadre of the Lost, the heroes of Shadow Raiders novel.
  • Dream Park: The Roleplaying Game by R. Talsorian Games puts players in control of guests to the Dream Park theme park where they participate in futuristic live action role-playing games. Effectively, it is a role-playing game about playing role-playing games.
  • Dune
  • The fantasy sixteenth-century Brazil setting of The Elephant And Macaw Banner was adapted for a game by Devir with the English version published by Porcupine Publishing.
  • The Elric Saga
    • TSR's Gods, Demi-Gods & Heroes and the first edition of Deities & Demigods for Dungeons & Dragons had a chapter for the Melnibonéan world. After a dispute with Chaosium over the copyright licence, the second edition of Deities & Demigods had a credit to Chaosium before Melnibonéan material was removed in the third edition.
    • Chaosium published Stormbringer (the fourth edition was called Elric) based on using their Basic Role-Playing system. They also published a BRP game based on the Hawkmoon books which also part of the Eternal Champion setting. Chaosium also published a version of the RPG using the d20 System called Dragon Lords of Melniboné.
    • Elric of Melniboné was published by Mongoose Publishing using rules based on RuneQuest.
  • Eric Flint's 1632 Resource Guide and Role Playing Game is an Action! system RPG based on the 1632 book series.
  • El Juego de Rol del Capitán Alatriste (Captain Alatriste Roleplaying Game) based on the Spanish Alatriste series of swashbuckling novels.
  • Green Ronin Publishing were hired to release an official RPG of The Expanse using their Modern AGE system.
  • The Extraordinary Adventures of Baron Munchausen is a competitvie storytelling game based on the Baron Munchausen stories with players taking turns playing as 18th Century nobles boasting about their extraordinary and unlikely adventures in an attempt to tell the best story. The other players can offer tokens to ask questions that can change or derail the story the player is telling, echoing the absurdist nature of the stories of Baron Munchausen.
  • Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser's setting of Lankhmar has beenused for multiple rpgs:
    • TSR published Lankhmar – City of Adventure along with supplements and adventures for the first and second editions of Advanced Dungeons & Dragons. TSR also published a boxed set called Fritz Leiber's Lankhmar: The New Adventures of Fafhrd and Gray Mouser that could be used as a supplement for AD&D or a standalone RPG using a simplified version of AD&D rules.
    • Mongoose Publishing published a number of Lankhmar books for their RuneQuest game system
    • Lankhmar: City of Thieves published by Pinnacle Entertainment Group for Savage Worlds.
    • Goodman Games funded DCC Lankhmar through Kickstarter as part of their Dungeon Crawl Classics line.
  • The Gaean Reach setting of the Jack Vance books has been adapted as The Gaean Reach by Pelgrane Press using the GUMSHOE system.
  • The Gaterunner, based on the Gatecrash novel.
  • The Hammer's Slammers official RPG was released by Mongoose Publishing, using their version of the Traveller system.
  • James Bond 007 (1983), based on the James Bond novels and movies.
  • John Carter of Mars
    • TSRs' Warriors of Mars: The Warfare of Barsoom in Miniature is a miniatures wargame rather then RPG but it also had rules for individual adventures. Legal threats from Burroughs estate meant that it saw only one printing.
    • John Carter, Warlord of Mars was published by Heritage Models, Inc in 1978 for use with their line of miniatures.
    • Red Planet written by the blogger 'Clovis Cithog' and published by Abbadon, Inc.
    • Skirmisher Publishing created the Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Mars: Shadows of a Dying World for use with the OGL system.
    • John Carter of Mars - Adventures on The Dying World of Barsoom by Modiphius using a streamlined version of the 2d20 system called the Momentum system.
  • The King in Yellow
    • Insylum: The Sleep of Reason Breeds Monsters has players taking the role of insane asylum patients who have their memories wiped by The King in Yellow and journey into a disturbing dreamscape called the Night World to recover what they have lost.
    • Resurrection of the King from Mutant Chiron Games for the Ethos Engine is a swords-and-sandals setting where players take the role of members of the mad, underground cult of The King in Yellow trying to survive under the Carcosan Empire.
  • Land of Oz
    • Adventures in Oz: Fantasy Roleplaying Beyond the Yellow Brick Road
    • Oz: Dark and Terrible
    • Heroes of Oz for Fudge
    • Battle for Oz for Savage Worlds went Darker and Edgier.
    • The New Tales of Oz
  • The Lord of the Rings Roleplaying Game made by Decipher Inc. based on Tolkien's Legendarium.
  • The Design Mechanism are developing a game based on Lyonesse using the Mythras system.
  • Midnight at the Well of Souls Role-Playing System published by TAG Industries in 1985 based on the Well World novels.
  • The Ministry Initiative is Galileo Games's FATE game set the world of The Ministry Of Peculiar Occurrences by Tee Morris and Pip Ballantine.
  • Monkey The Roleplaying Game published by D101 Games based on Journey to the West.
  • Monster Hunter International Employee Handbook and Roleplaying Game
  • Narnia - Das Rollenspiel is a German game based on The Chronicles of Narnia
  • The Original Flatland Role Playing Game was originally created by Marcus Rowland as an extra on the Forgotten Futures CD-ROM in 1998 and later relaunched as a stand-alone PDF with additional material in 2006 with profits from the sales going to the Doctors Without Borders charity.
  • The Powder Mage Roleplaying Game based on The Powder Mage Trilogy using the Savage Worlds system was funded through Kickstarter.
  • Punktown: A Setting Book for Call of Cthulhu and Basic Roleplaying is a Kickstarter funded supplement that adapts Jeffrey Thomas' Punktown.
  • Rex Draconis RPG based on Richard A Knaak's Rex Draconis series for Pathfinder and D&D.
  • In 1984, Chaosium released the official Ringworld Role-Playing Game. With most of its focus on the Ringworld itself and less on the rest of Niven's "Known Space", it did had a small problem...
  • Chaosium has announced an adaptation Rivers of London using elements of the Basic Roleplaying system,.
  • Ron Fortier's Cape Noire RPG based on the Cape Noire books and comic books written by Ron Fortier.
  • EN Publishing created a adventure path based on Santiago: A Myth of the Far Future for Pathfinder and 4th edition D&D.
  • Solomon Kane has The Savage World of Solomon Kane published by Pinnacle Entertainment for Savage Worlds.
  • The Shotguns And Sorcery series has been adapted for the D6xD6 and Cypher systems.
  • A Song of Ice and Fire
    • A Game of Thrones, designed to be usable with d20 System and the Tri-Stat dX system by Guardians of Order.
    • A Song of Ice and Fire Roleplaying by Green Ronin which uses a custom system.
  • Battlefield Press, Inc. held a Kickstarter campaign for The Spellmonger Series setting books for use with Dungeons & Dragons, Pathfinder or Savage Worlds.
  • Burger Games released STALKER - The SciFi Roleplaying Game, based on Roadside Picnic, which is also the inspiration for the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. series of games. It was officially authorized by the Stugarsky Brothers.
  • Swords of Almuric adapts Robert E. Howard's incomplete Sword and Planet novel Almuric for Barbarians Of Lemuria and Classic D&D.
  • Tales of Gor: Gorean Roleplaying, a game based on Gor by Postmortem Studios.
  • Terran Trade Authority has The Terran Trade Authority Roleplaying Game created by Morrigan Press using the Omni System and Terran Trade Authority: The Proxima War by Battlefield Press, Inc. for Savage Worlds.
  • Thieves' World
  • Treasure at the Dalles: A Changeverse Adventure from Final Sword Productions for the D6 Epic system is based on the Emberverse.
  • Ravendesk Games funded a RPG based on Vurt through Kickstarter using the Cypher System.
  • Wearing the Cape: The Roleplaying Game, a FATE game based on Wearing the Cape.
  • The Wheel of Time d20, published by Wizards of the Coast, contained extensive information on the Wheel of Time setting as a whole.
  • Wild Cards has been adapted as supplements for GURPS 3rd edition and Mutants & Masterminds 2nd edition.
  • The Witcher Role-Playing Game from R. Talsorian Games is the second RPG based on The Witcher.
  • Mayfair Games' Wizards from their line of Role Aids supplements for Dungeons & Dragons included stats for protagonists and adventures based on Roger Zelazny's Jack of Shadows, Robert Asprin's Myth Adventures, Gordon R. Dickson's The Dragon Knight and Marion Zimmer Bradley's Lythande.
  • The World of Necroscope published by West End Games based on the Necroscope books using the Masterbook system.
  • Wraeththu: From Enchantment to Fulfilment is notorious in the roleplaying community, combining the worst aspects of the books with broken rules, it regularly manages to make the lists of the worst RPGs.
  • Zorro.
    • The Legacy of Zorro published by Gold Rush Games for the Instant Fuzion system.
    • Gallant Knight Games funded Zorro: The Roleplaying Game through Kickstarter using the second edition of West End Games D6 system.

    Based on Live-Action TV 
  • Altered Carbon The Roleplaying Game, set to come out in 2020 and most likely based more on the Netflix show than the books.
  • Babylon 5
    • The Babylon Project published by Chameleon Eclectic Entertainment.
    • Mongoose Publishing's RPG, first and second edition using the d20 System and short-lived "third edition" using Mongoose's own version of the Traveller system.
  • Blake's 7 Role-Playing Game published by Horizon, the Blake’s 7 fan club, based on Blake's 7.
  • Buffy The Vampire Slayer Roleplaying Game for the Unisystem, based on Buffy the Vampire Slayer. The same company also released a roleplaying game for Angel.
  • Carnival Row Role-Playing Guide world guide and setting book for the Cypher System was made available to download for free.
  • Dallas: The Television Role-Playing Game published by Simulations Publications, Inc which you play as characters from Dallas.
  • Doctor Who
    • The Doctor Who Role Playing Game published by FASA in The '80s, which claimed that the Meddling Monk was a previous incarnation of the Master, a theory found precisely nowhere else.
    • Doctor Who: Adventures in Time and Space published by Cubicle 7. Four editions between 2009 and 2015, bringing it up to the Peter Capaldi era which was titled simply Doctor Who Roleplaying Game.
    • Doctor Who Solitaire Story Game, a free fan-produced game successful enough to have two editions.
  • Margaret Weis Productions' Cortex Universal System has been used for a number of RPGs based on shows including:
    • Firefly Role-Playing Game, based on Firefly. See above for notes regarding its unique copyright situation.
    • Leverage.
    • Smallville, interestingly, this one had its system severely tweaked to focus more on inter-player (and player character-and-NPC) social interaction than actual action.
    • Supernatural.
    • Battlestar Galactica (2003)
  • West End Games published Hercules & Xena Roleplaying Game based on Hercules: The Legendary Journeys and it's Spin-Off Xena: Warrior Princess using the Legend system variant of the D6 System.
  • Farscape Roleplaying Game published by Alderac Entertainment Group based on Farscape using the d20 System.
  • Heisei Kamen Rider TRPG Masquerade Style is a doujin game based on Kamen Rider.
  • Jeremiah: The Roleplaying Game published by Mongoose Publishing based on Jeremiah using the d20 System.
  • Cubicle 7 published Primeval based on the first three seasons of the Primeval and Primeval Evolution based on seasons 4 and 5.
  • GURPS 3rd edition has a supplement based on The Prisoner (1967).
  • Red Dwarf The Roleplaying Game based on Red Dwarf was released by Deep 7 in 2002.
  • Stargate
    • Alderac Entertainment Group published Stargate: SG-1 Roleplaying Game based on their Spycraft game in 2003. AEG planned to publish supplements to cover material from the later episodes but they lost the license so it only covered the first two seasons of Stargate SG-1.
    • Wyvern Gaming announced that they are producing Stargate Roleplaying Game for 2020.
  • Star Trek
  • While not a full-blown game placed in that universe, in 2019 Hasbro Gaming (as in the division in charge of games like Battleship) co-released alongside Wizards of the Coast a special edition of the Dungeons & Dragons Starter Set as advertisement for the third season of Stranger Things with official figurines and Fifth Edition stats for the Demogorgon and Demodogs, stats for the children's D&D campaign characters (like "Will the Wise") and an adventure "written" by Mike Wheeler.
  • The World of Tales from the Crypt published by West End Games based on Tales from the Crypt using the Masterbook system. To mimic the anthology format of the show, the game has rules players to play as beings possessing "shells" - a separate character for each tale of horror rather staying with one for the entire game.

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