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Choose your own adventure games with turn-based combat?

Discussion in 'General RPG Discussion' started by Tavernking, May 13, 2019.

  1. Tavernking Don't believe his lies Shitposter

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    I thought this would be an interesting blend of genres. Any good games like this?
     
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  2. InD_ImaginE Cipher

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    AoD
     
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  3. eric__s ass hater Developer

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    Fabled Lands Java is the PC adaptation of a series of open-world choose-your-own-adventure RPG books. They're really cool; none of the books have a fixed narrative or beginning and end, they each correspond to a geographic area that you can explore freely. You can come and go from each area and book as you please, picking up quests, information and items that might be useful in another book. There is absolutely 0 direction. Really one of the coolest games I've ever played, and a huge influence on my taste in games. There's a very simple turn-based combat system that's just rolling + stats + items, but this is exactly what you're looking for.
     
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  4. Tavernking Don't believe his lies Shitposter

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    I said good games
     
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  5. Warlock of Firetop Mountain.
     
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  6. Safav Hamon Self-Ejected Village Idiot The Real Fanboy

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    Adaption of a classic Bulgarian gamebook, with some meaningful improvements. Very monocled.



     
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  7. Tavernking Don't believe his lies Shitposter

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    I've this game before, although the concept impresses me I couldn't enjoy the game for long. And by trun-based combat I mean from an isometric POV, top-down or third or first person.
     
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  8. rusty_shackleford Arcane

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    Fallout new Vegas
     
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  9. TwoEdge Novice

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    Sorcery 1-4
     
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  10. Butter Erudite

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    Monopoly if you're hardcore.
     
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  11. ERYFKRAD Barbarian Patron

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    Serpent in the Staglands Shadorwun: Hong Kong Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire
    Realms of Arkania HD.
     
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  12. AdolfSatan Savant

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    This sounded like a great idea. Fired it up, and... I don't remember when was the last time I read prose so bad. I wanted to like it, but everything's so poorly written I couldn't.

    @OP try Theseus.
     
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  13. Zed Duke of Banville Zo Kath Ra Patron

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    If you're searching for gamebooks (i.e. CYOA/RPG hybrids) with turn-based combat, then try Age of Decadence, The Warlock of Firetop Mountain, and Theseus: Journey to Athens. The middle of these is a computerized version of a classic gamebook by Steve Jackson, and the other two were developed by Codexers (because the Codex can never have enough CYOA).
     
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  14. Zednick Educated

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    A few people have mentioned The Warlock of Firetop Mountain. If you like that one, then you should check out the other Fighting Fantasy books on Steam, including my favourite, The Caverns of the Snow Witch.



    I think Tin Man games have also done Deathtrap Dungeon, Island of the Lizard King, the horror themed House of Hell, and a handful of others.
     
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  15. V_K Arcane

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    Deadfire has turn-based mode now.
     
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