Last night online people kept saying "All Hail King Torg!" So I Googled, and found that they were referring to a roleplaying game I hadn't previously heard of: Kobolds Ate My Baby! In this game, player characters are kobolds (which in this system are apparently short furry critters), and their mission is "to raid towns and villages in search of the most delectable of Kobold treats—Babies!"
It claims to be "the original Beer and Pretzels Role-Playing Game!", but unless it's a lot older than it looks, I'm dubious; I always thought Creeks & Crawdads (from Crustacium (sic) Games, published back in the '80s) was the original beer and pretzels roleplaying game. (For those unfamiliar with it, in that game players took the part of giant mutant crawdads in a post-holocaust future. The very smartest of the characters, the Thinker class, could remember things for about 15 minutes. I never played, but always thought it sounded like fun. Though I suppose it was probably more fun if you drank beer with it.)
Anyway, the same people who publish Kobolds, 9th Level Games, also publish something called Ninja Burger!, in which player characters are ninja attempting to deliver hamburgers from a ninja fast food franchise. The site says the game was the "winner of the RPG.NET Award for the Most Ridiculous Meta-Plot of a Role-Playing Game."
Both games sound kinda like concepts that the Cheapass Games people might have come up with, only applied to roleplaying rather than card or board games. Which leads me to the latest Cheapass game: One False Step for Mankind, "a board game about Gold Rush towns [in 1849] with vast resources and only one thing to spend them on: shooting a rocket to the Moon." See, now, wouldn't that make a good roleplaying game?
Because I'm still in a bit of a free-associating mood, left over from last night, that description reminds me a bit of Stephen V. Ramey's SH story "It Takes a Town," which makes me wonder what games based on other stories would be like. Fortunately, I don't have time to speculate further on that at the moment.