Veteran Gamer Bob Beattie has taken a popular 19th Century fictional character — Tom Brown, of Tom Brown’s Schooldays — and come up with a wonderful what-if game. What if Brown, all grown up, and disgraced in an accounting scandal ends up in Africa.
Bob calls this a “convergence role play game,” in which fictional and historical characters meet. Its the same sort of convergence that has been done in the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen and the incredible Kim Newman novel Anno Dracula.
This page has a description and photos of Bob’s game.