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History of rpgs

Discussion in 'General RPG Discussion' started by Apostle Hand, Jul 18, 2019.

  1. Apostle Hand Learned Possibly Retarded

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    rpgs were invented long time ago, in times when computers were discovered. influenced by table top physical role playing games.
    charactheristics of rpgs:

    -charachter development. this is when your charachter develops over time when you play it.
    -character creation. you create your character.
    -setting. this is so called world of rpgs.
    -combat. important mode of rpgs.
    -exploration. another important mode of rpgs. you explore world around you.
    -boss. this is powerful enemy at the end of the game.
    -companions. people that you can travel with.

    numerous rpgs were invented throughout time. naturally they influence each other. notable examples of rpgs are baldurs gate and icewind dale.
     
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  2. Turuko Educated

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  3. kintake Learned

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    Finally the age old question of 'what constitutes an RPG?' is answered.
     
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  4. PulsatingBrain Huge and Ever-Growing Patron

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    Codex 2016 - The Age of Grimoire
    Tell us more, Sensei
     
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  5. Grauken friEndly mUrderpUmpkin Patron

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    OP's opening gambit to become king of prosperland?
     
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  6. Clockwork Knight Arcane

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    Halo checks all the boxes.
     
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  7. Lord_Potato Erudite

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    Neither character creation, companions nor endboss are required to have a rpg.

    I am sure some rpgs also work well without combat or with minimal exploration.

    What remains is character development, which can be achieved by giving the character new stats, new abilities, new items and/or new spells. Some systems only have one of those paths of advancement, most have a few.
     
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  8. Eirinjas Savant

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    I think an rpg based on Joe Bonham from 'Johnny Got His Gun' fits all that.
     
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  9. Egosphere Magister

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    So any game with a skill tree is an rpg then
     
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