Roleplaying games using reality-based historical (i.e., before the last century) settings. Many such games have been published (beginning in 1975 with TSR's Boot Hill and GDW's En Garde!), but few have had any longterm success in the gaming market.
Submit sites about free "home-made" games to Games: Roleplaying: Genres: Historical: Free Systems.
Set in 17th-century France, En Garde! is both the first 'swashbuckler' roleplaying game and the first RPG published by Game Designers' Workshop. The rules are currently published by Small Furry Creatures Press, and often used for play-by-mail campaigns.
Non-commercial tabletop games using reality-based historical (before the last century) settings.
Games played online or systems intended to be used online should be submitted to Games: Online: Roleplaying: Historical.
Iron Crown Enterprises' 1998 historical game set in the 17th-century Caribbean. Run Out the Guns uses a simplified version of ICE's Rolemaster rules.