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Massive 528 page book on history of RPGs

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https://kotaku.com/massive-book-about-h ... 1822796892

It's a free PDF, direct link:

https://crpgbook.files.wordpress.com/20 ... _1-0-1.pdf

If your acrobate/pdf reader is able to view the index, this is a great reference for 400+ RPGs dating all the way back to the 1980's.

EverQuest is briefly mentioned but this is more for non multiplayer games.

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Looking at that shows me how much I fell off when it comes to RPGs. It was my favorite genre back in the day but I just can't get into them these days. I think EQ may have broken me.

Ultima III: Exodus (C64) - Not finished!
Questron (C64) - Finished! (The first RPG game I ever beat)
Wizard's Crown (C64) - Finished!
Moebius: The Orb of Celestial Harmony (C64) - Finished! (This game is so bad it didn't even get its own entry!)
The Bard's Tale (C64) - Finished! Probably my favorite game I beat all on my own. I still have my hand drawn maps somewhere.

Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar (Apple ][ (Don't ask!)) - Finished!

(I sort of stopped playing games in general around that time)

Eye of the Beholder (PC) - I think I finished this. Can't remember! I probably played EotB 2 as well. And some of the other SSI AD&D games.
Ultima Underworld: The Stygian Abyss (PC) - Played. Not sure I finished.
Diablo 1 (PC) - Finished! Maybe.

EverQuest (PC) - Unfinishable!

Borderlands (PS3) - Platinum! Not really a game I see as an RPG though.

Neverwinter (PC) - The Free To Play game not Neverwinter Nights

Torchlight 2 (PC) - Came close to finishing!


Games I have sitting on the shelf and have never played:

Diablo 3 (PS4)
Witcher 1-2 (PC)
Witcher 3 (PS4)
Dragon Age 1-2 (PS3)
Dragon Age Inquisition (PS4)
Skyrim (PC)
Kingdoms of Amalur (PS3 & PC)
Dragon's Dogma (PS3)
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Re: Massive 528 page book on history of RPGs

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Aslanna wrote:
Diablo 3 (PS4)
Witcher 3 (PS4)
Skyrim (PC)
Kingdoms of Amalur (PS3 & PC)
Dragon's Dogma (PS3)
Everyone of those games is worth playing.

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Ultima III: Exodus (C64) - Not finished!
Best game ever (for it's time). I remember the final boss, there was a lava moat or something I couldn't get by so I hex edited the game to create my own bridge in the game.

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Dragon's dogma is pretty good. I probably put over 150 hours into that game.

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