So RPGs now have a number of fantasy versions of Africa or Afro-Fantasy to draw on. Which ones do you like and why?
There is d20's Nyambe
, a D&D fantasy Africa with multiple human cultures and dwarves and such (including monkey tailed elves I did not care for), I like the secret history detailing orcs and super serpent people stuff. I used the name Nyambe for the African southern continent in my homebrew fantasy mashup setting and it feels appropriately evocative.
Kingdoms of Kalamar has a big Svimohzia
continent sourcebook for 3.5 D&D.
The Forgotten Realms has the Jungles of Chult
from 2e D&D.
(with versions for Pathfinder 2e, Pathfinder 1e, and D&D 3.5) has the second most focused on continent of Garund with a large number of interesting developed nations. They also have smaller sourcebooks focusing on some of the individual nations. I mostly use this for the content of my homebrew mashup setting.
Midgard has its big Southlands
sourcebook for Pathfinder with some 5e separate support. A lot of Egypt flavored stuff, I have not dived into the other parts.
OSR provides Spears of the Dawn
with a decent background of various Africanesque nations/cultures versus evil Egyptian Necromancer nation as the core conceit.
Mythic d6 Bastion
is high powered Afro Fantasy for the d6 system. I picked this up but have not read it yet so I do not have a bunch to say on it.
is for Atlantis Second Age detailing all the world's continents including their fantasy Africa. I really enjoyed the early 80s version of this.
QAGS has Sindbad in East Africa
Ironclaw has Book of Horn and Ivory
for animal people fantasy Africa.
Call of Cthulhu gives us Secrets of Kenya
and imprints on things like Mysteries of Sudan
and Secrets of the Congo
Vampire the Masquerade has Kindred of the Ebony Kingdom
which my understanding is it does the normal clans with a different culture/tradition.
There are a ton of Egypt specific things as well.
Any others that come to mind that you have enjoyed and want to share some details on?
Edit to add in stuff that has been brought up below.
5e has Wagadu, a 5e sourcebook and an online game being kickstarted.
7th Sea second edition has Lands of Gold and Fire
a continent with five major not-African empires in sort of fantasy swashbuckling age of sail time.
Conan d20 had a Black Kingdoms specific sourcebook.
Conan the Adventurer
is the current 2d20 RPG sourcebook on Conan's Africa.
Ankur: Land of the First People
looks like a prehistory mythic Africa when epic sci-fi aliens are the "gods" who walk the earth.
was part of the RPGA system, their Living Jungle campaign for AD&D 2e. The link includes the Player's Info PDF, it is a jungle area in southern Kara Tur
, so some similarities to Africa but more a not-south Asian jungle, and not a full continent. The people are a mix of dark brown skinned ancient spelljammers and the native human ethnicities of the region.
The Minotaur #10
for OSR Basic based Mazes & Minotaurs
, details their Greek Fantasy Africa Charybdis.
Paizo came out with a full Pathfinder 2e hardcover setting book for the The Mwangi Expanse
, expanding on their Golarion sub-sharan-fantasy african section of their fantasy african continent.