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  1. Chronicles of Vaeltaja: In Search of the Great Wanderer

    Finally I'm proud to present this retro-inspired crpg I've been working on for some time. If you love those old golden era pc-games like Dungeon Master, Eye of the Beholder, Wizardry, Ishar, The Bard's Tale and Lands of Lore, this just might be a game for you. It is a party-based dungeon crawler...
  2. NecroLord

    Most useless cRPG companions.

    Who do you consider to be the most useless and insufferable companion in any cRPG? I mean the most absolutely dogshit companion you know. Here's mine: 1. Garrick. This motherfucker is about as useful as a kick in the groin. Seriously. Have you guys ever bothered including him in your...
  3. Tytus

    CRPGs with high companion count.

    Most non-Japanese RPGs when it comes to party size stick to the 2-6 format. With a few outliers like Dungeon Siege with 8 characters or Wasteland 2 with maximum of 7. But were there ever any game that tried for the LOTR (TM) sized party of 9? Or bigger? What Western or European CRPGs with...
  4. Cryomancer

    Naval battles in RPG's. Good examples(UnderRail) and awful examples(PoE2)

    Ship and naval based combat are part of RPG's since the original D&D. Many retroclones have rules for this type of battles. That said, cRPG's aren't different and many offer naval combat. The best example of naval combat in a CRPG that I saw so far is the jetski in UnderRail. 15 types of Jetski...
  5. Darth Canoli

    Decline Character creation screen starts with race selection or worse

    In a Pen & Paper RPG, at least when I used to play, you'd start to pick your role in the party. And the role was basically your class, sub-class and skills specializations Fighter (Tank or damage dealer) Rogue (A lot of specializations possible, from party's "face" to Assassin with a lot of...
  6. Tyranicon

    Incline What would have to happen for a 2nd cRPG Renaissance?

    For discussion purposes, the first cRPG Renaissance is largely considered to be between the mid 90s to the early 2000s. Games would include seminal works such as Fallout, Planescape: Torment, Baldur's Gate, Arcanum, etc. While cRPGs are still most certainly a niche genre, over the last few...
  7. Cryomancer

    RPG's with great cryomancy/hydromancy/etc

    I have a topic to discuss necromancy in RPG's ( https://rpgcodex.net/forums/threads/best-necromancy-on-rpgs.130867/ ), Other aspect of magic which I really enjoy is the cryomancy, hidromancy and similar stuff. Recently, I tried to do a Azata Cryomancer(Elemental specialist - cold) run in PF:WoTR...
  8. Cryomancer

    Which retroclone/OSR game would you wanna be adapted into a CRPG?

    My vote? Astonishing Swordsmen & Sorcerers of Hyperborea, because it offers : More cohesive fictional world and very conanesque More unique subclasses. You can play as really unique classes, like a cataphract, cryomancer or a runegraver. A lot of cool adventures to play Amazing artstyle. Just...
  9. Cryomancer

    What determines the immersion of a RPG?

    I can't just write a definition, however, IMO there are a couple of things which increases the immersion. Mechanics and lore being in line and making sense in the context First person perspective Music fitting the ambiance. More realistic or gothic artstyle. High lethality(except in few...
  10. Cryomancer

    Why psions are so rare in RPG's?

    I just don't get why. We got a lot of AD&D/2E adaptations in 90s and the unique CRPG which allow psion PC's is the Dark Sun games(Shattered Lands/Wake of the Ravager which is a bit underrated imo). None of the 3rd edition D&D adaptations from 00s allow psion PC's. Temple of elemental evil, nwn1...
  11. Cryomancer

    Water is the most underrated element on fantasy.

    Is very common to allow players to summon fire, earth and air elementals but no water elementals. Most of infinity engine games and even some modern games like Solasta has this problem. In fact, during the chapter 5 of the underdark of BG2, when you use the "freedom" spell to do the quest of...
  12. Tihskael

    What RPG(s) do you really like but are too ashamed to admit on the Codex?

    I for one really like this obscure gem which came back in 1996 I believe.
  13. Young_Hollow

    Find me an RPG that does these things......

    -Is isometric -Has good character creation and skill system like SPECIAL (ie multiple skills and you don't level into the entire skill tree in one character / playthrough) -Has real time combat -You can play as a single character (no problem if its party based, but single character should be...
  14. dippy

    Solo dev interested in your your opinion about a turn-based isometric RPG inspired by Fallout 1/2

    Hi guys, Long story short: I'm a solo dev who's developed a heavily Fallout-inspired branching narrative isometric CRPG with turn-based combat over 15 years ago. A lot of the choices back then were based on my personal preferences (never liked fantasy and cannot stand real-time combat) and...
  15. Lesser known JRPGs, sci-fi settings, odd themes, experimental subjects, fan-translations, etc...

    I wasn't actually sure whether this topic was better off in the general RPG forum or the JRPG forum. It's rare these days to actually feel like you are exploring a brand new world, experimenting without any guide, not knowing where to go, not knowing what a spell/command even does. Every FF...
  16. Zerth

    Arcanum On tech manual effect and ingame conflict between magick/tech

    I debuted on the patched Arcanum campaign with a human, about 10 hours IG and currently exploring tarant. So far, I've been alloting points mostly on throwing/lockpicking/haggle and electric/explosive disciplines, and my goal is to end up maxing mechanical in order to build me an army of...
  17. Tyranicon

    KickStarter Memoirs of a Battle Brothel - a NSFW Cyberpunk SRPG - now available on Early Access

    Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1619485858/memoirs-of-a-battle-brothel Kickstarter 2: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1619485858/memoirs-of-a-battle-brothel-2nd-run Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/amemoryofeternity https://www.memoryofeternity.com
  18. Anybody Interested in a Fantasy-WWI CRPG? (Think Arcanum meets XCOM)

    Hi everyone, like many of you here I've noticed a small renaissance of the CRPG genre. It seems like almost every other month we get either a new game or expansion with which to test our mettle with. Believe me I'm not complaining, I've had an incredible time playing pretty much every one of...
  19. Zerth

    Ultima Just finished Ultima Trilogy IV-V-VI

    The opening of Avatar's epic journey doesn't really start after game's intro, but actually by reading the lorebook; where you found out that britannia's antagonist isn't a major evil that you have to wipe out or seal away as you might anticipate.Is more insidious and intangible: Lord British...
  20. Difference between JRPGs and CRPGs towns... Tolkien/Beowulf

    JRPG towns don't seem to have a lot of interactivity, but are sometimes quite high in purely artistic expression. It might have the feel of being a tourist haven, or a city of high culture, or recently recovering from a war, or have a set-piece calmness to it where people enjoy the finer things...
  21. Incline The Scroll of Taiwu, a Chinese Wuxia Simulator / Roguelike RPG

    Sup guys, I'm here to promote a true incline of 2018. A Wuxia Roguelike CRPG. It's like Chinese Wuxia cross bred with NEO Scavenger and some base-building resource-gathering game [Quick, someone name some shit] https://store.steampowered.com/app/838350/_/ This is not the traditional ARPG /...
  22. Why the hell aren't there more "space opera" / futuristic CRPGs?

    From a world building point of view, science fiction can do anything fantasy can, perhaps even more given it's scope. The ratio of fantasy to space opera RPGs must be something like 100 to 1, if not even worse. Off the top of my head, I can think of only 6 genuine space opera CRPGs, all in two...
  23. Zerth

    Dark Sun Shattered Lands. Party setup

    So, I'm going to start Dark Sun SL and after reading the manual I'll go with a party set like this: Jaguar- (Mul Thief/fighter) psi meta This Mul's portrait looks like a tanned Nosferatu. But his stat bonuses are neat for a dexterous melee fighter. The another option was to go full gladi on...
  24. Wulfris

    Exiled Kingdoms on PC

    So. New here. Don't know squat. But, I've lurked for a while and you guys seem to give a damn about CRPGs. You guys introduced me to Arcanum, so it seems natural to ask for opinons on the new steam release Exiled Kingdoms. A quick search showed it originated on Mobile, and it seems the creator...
  25. LESS T_T

    KickStarter Encased - isometric post-apocalyptic RPG under the dome

    Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/darkcrystalgames/encased-old-school-isometic-turn-based-rpg https://encasedgame.com https://af.gog.com/game/encased_a_scifi_postapocalyptic_rpg?as=1649904300

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