Why don't we see more about the influences and inspiration of the classic fairy tales in fantasy RPGs?
The basics are there: common folk (often young) end up meeting with supernatural monsters, and often defeat them through cleverness or persistence. Treasure sometimes is picked up along the way.
I know there have been some attempts at 'fairy tale' RPGs, and some people have had success running fairy tale themed games with D&D or other fantasy RPGs. But why don't we hear more about it? Is it some childish desire to make the game seem more 'mature'?
These fairy tales, along with mythology and the Medieval romance, are what informed the Pulps AND the literature that informed D&D. Both Frodo and Fafhrd owe a debt to Jack the Giant Killer and Hansel and Gretel.