other literary RPGs?

aramis erak

Legend
  • There's an Italian 5e version of Norse Mythology, I think, called "Ragnarok" or "Journey to Ragnarok", If I'm not wrong.
There also were two ~32 pp 3.0/3.5e books from Avalanche Press. The cover art looks like porn, but the content of the two is really quite good, if a bit minimalist. Ragnarak: Tales of the Norse Gods, and it's supplement, Doom of Odin, combined totaling 95 pp. Doom's still available from the publisher, but Ragnarok isn't.
  • There were back in the old days two excellent supplements, one for Rolemaster and the other one for Gurps, about Robin Hood. Now on drivethrurpg.com there should be a supplement called "Sherwood" or something like that, for 5e and for Pathfinder 1e.
That line, Campaign Classics, has several volumes.
Robin Hood (1987)
Mythic Greece (1988)
Vikings (1989)
Pirates (1990)
Mythic Egypt (1990)
At Rapier's Point (1993)

Mythic Greece's hero system characters include 3000 base point characters....
 

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There also were two ~32 pp 3.0/3.5e books from Avalanche Press. The cover art looks like porn, but the content of the two is really quite good, if a bit minimalist. Ragnarak: Tales of the Norse Gods, and it's supplement, Doom of Odin, combined totaling 95 pp. Doom's still available from the publisher, but Ragnarok isn't.

That line, Campaign Classics, has several volumes.
Robin Hood (1987)
Mythic Greece (1988)
Vikings (1989)
Pirates (1990)
Mythic Egypt (1990)
At Rapier's Point (1993)

Mythic Greece's hero system characters include 3000 base point characters....
Best Fantasy Hero campaign I ever did started by combining Mythic Greece and Mythic Egypt.
 

aramis erak

Legend
Jackals: Bronze Age Fantasy Roleplaying explicitly references Epic of Gilgamesh, The Iliad, and "the Old Testament."

It's not our bronze age, but it's largely riffing off the themes of our surviving tales of the late bronze age.
 

Autumnal

Bruce Baugh, Writer of Fortune
This is the Jane Austen game I like. Nothing OSR about it.

Over the Edge has a lot of William Burroughs in the mix, which comes out most clearly in 2nd edition supplements.

Shivering Circle is my favorite among several games drawing on folk horror in film, prose, and folklore.

Seconding the recommendation of Agon for classical Mediterranean mythology.
 

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