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Saturday, December 25

The Evolution of Fantasy Role-Playing Games book review

The Evolution of Fantasy Role-Playing Games is a great book to learn how and why certain RPG game mechanics came about. Surprisingly, it is one of the few of its kind.

Every RPG really has the same goal in mind, for the player to achieve agency with his or her character. That is, they want the player to feel like they actually are their character. This is the essence of "role-playing." Whether this is achieved by taking on the role of an established character like Kaim Argonar in Lost Odyssey on the Xbox 360 or creating your own character in Dungeons and Dragons at your kitchen table, the general principle has remained the same for decades. The Evolution of Fantasy Role-Playing Games is a must-read for anybody interested in playing or ever creating an RPG.

Read more at National Xbox 360 Examiner.


posted by Michael Tresca at 6:35 AM

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