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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.

    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 

    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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    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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