Fantasy tabletop role-playing adventure games have existed since the 1970s. Dungeons & Dragons, which was published in 1974, certainly popularized the genre. Since the invention of home video game consoles, pen (technically, pencil) and paper style RPGs have become somewhat of an endangered species.
For those looking to get back to their gaming roots, there is Knights of Pen and Paper. This humorous take on the RPG world will give you a laugh while offering a good old-fashioned campaign adventure.