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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 

    Based on Card Games 
  • The setting of the 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.

    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 Publications 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.
  • 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.
  • Il gioco di ruolo di Dylan Dog published by DAS Productions based on Dylan Dog.
  • Judge Dredd
  • Luther Arkwright has Luther Arkwright: Roleplaying Across the Parallels published Aeon Games using the Mythras RPG system.
  • Marvel Universe
    • Marvel Super Heroes Adventure Game published by TSR after Marvel Super Heroes
    • 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.
  • Nathan Never Cyberpunk is an Italian exclusive supplement for Cyberpunk 2020 that adapts the Nathan Never series.
  • 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.
  • Prince Valiant: The Story-Telling Game was Chaosium's second Arthurian based RPG after Pendragon.
  • PS238 — The Roleplaying Game
  • 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 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.
  • 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 Publications, using a variant of the Cardinal system used in Ironclaw.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 in 2018.
  • Mayfair Games adapted The Keep into an adventure for their Role Aids series of books for Dungeons & Dragons.
  • 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 an official RPG fully funded through Kickstarter in 2018 with plans for printing late in the year.
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • 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 Literature 
  • Adventures in Oz: Fantasy Roleplaying Beyond the Yellow Brick Road, fantasy roleplaying in the Land of Oz
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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".
  • 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 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 for the roleplaying system 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.
  • 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.
  • The Deryni Adventure Game based on Deryni published by Grey Ghost Games using the FUDGE rules.
  • Dragon Brigade: The Affair of the Orb Adventure is a self-contained adventure by Margaret 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.
  • 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 Chronicles Of The Imperium based on Dune
  • 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 a modification of their "Fantasy 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.
  • GURPS
  • 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
    • Tactical Studies Rules' 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 Laundry, an officially licensed RPG based on The Laundry Files.
  • The Legacy of Zorro by Gold Rush Games based on Zorro.
  • The Lord of the Rings Roleplaying Game made by Decipher Inc. based on Tolkien's Legendarium
  • Monkey The Roleplaying Game published by D101 Games based on Journey to the West.
  • Monster Hunter International Employee Handbook and Roleplaying Game
  • 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.
  • Midnight at the Well of Souls Role-Playing System published by TAG Industries in 1985 based on the Well World novels.
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • 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 AD&D.
  • Solomon Kane has The Savage World of Solomon Kane published by Pinnacle Entertainment for Savage Worlds.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Chaosium published Stormbringer (the fourth edition was called Elric) based on The Elric Saga 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.
  • 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 has a d20 adaptation, also by Green Ronin.
  • Trail of Cthulhu, the Cthulhu Mythos investigation using the Gumshoe system.
  • Tremulus is a Powered by the Apocalypse adaptation of the Cthulhu Mythos.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • The Yellow King Roleplaying Game by Pelgrane Press is a Kickstarter-funded Gumshoe based game which has the players coming against the reality-altering horror of the play from The King in Yellow.

    Based on Live-Action TV 
  • 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.
  • 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
    • Doctor Who: Adventures in Time and Space published by Cubicle 7
  • 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.
  • 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 RPG
  • 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
  • Star Trek
  • The World of Tales from the Crypt published by West End Games based on Tales from the Crypt using the Masterbook system. To capture 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.

    Based on Manhua 

    Based on Tabletop Games 
  • Autoduel, GURPS setting based on Car Wars board game.
  • Modiphius Entertainment published Dust Adventures based on the Dust strategy games using a modified form of the system from the games.
  • L'Era di Zargo, il gioco di ruolo di Zargo's Lords based on the Italian Zargos Lords fantasy wargame.
  • Genesys
  • Infinity: The Roleplaying Game published by Modiphius Entertainment based on the Infinity miniatures game.
  • Legionnaire is set in the universe of FASA's Renegade Legion Board Games that had rules for stat conversions if players wanted integrate the games.
  • MechWarrior, FASA's RPG set in the universe of the BattleTech strategy game. The later edition published by Catalyst Game Labs was titled A Time of War inorder to avoid confusion with MechWarrior: Dark Age brand.
  • Dice Up Games' The North Sea Epilogue: A Roleplaying Game is a Kickstarter funded game set in the viking-era setting of Garphill Games' North Sea Trilogy Board Games.
  • Steve Jackson Games published GURPS OGRE based own their own tabletop strategy game, OGRE.
  • Squadron Strike: Traveller published by Ad Astra Game based on their Squadron Strike miniatures game using the Traveller system.
  • Through The Breach published by Wyrd Miniatures which is set in the world of their miniatures wargame, Malifaux.
  • Twilight Imperium: The Role-Playing Game made by Fantasy Flight Games based on their Twilight Imperium board game.
  • War of Ashes: Fate of Agaptus is Evil Hat Productions's FATE game based on the War of Ashes: Shieldwall strategy game.

    Based on Video Games 

    Based on Web Comics 

    Based on Web Original Works 

    Based on Western Animation 

    Based on Wrestling Franchises 

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