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Looking for a lost CRPG: GayBlade

Discussion in 'General RPG Discussion' started by emptyfortress, Jul 31, 2018.

  1. emptyfortress Barely Literate

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    Hi folks,

    long story short: some people who have been doing research for a coming exhibition in Berlin about LGBT in gaming have discovered a 1992 (or 1993, it's not really clear yet) parody fantasy RPG for Mac and DOS called GayBlade. Unfortunately, not much has been found about it yet: the developer doesn't have a copy and lost the source code, nobody has come up with the game files, the only traces we have so far are articles in the press and scans of a few pages of the manual. Most of the info you can find on the game is on this page: https://lgbtqgamearchive.com/games/games-by-decade/1990s/gayblade/

    A (possible) clue is that it began life as Dragon Blade, but as I understand it the publisher deal for it fell through and the dev redesigned it and it became GayBlade. Maybe that rings a bell?

    Anyway, I've been asking around software preservation communities if people knew more, and the codex seems like the place to ask for anything crpg-related. So, does anyone have any info on this game, or maybe even the a copy of the game lying around on some old floppies? Any info (or pointers to other places/people to ask) gratefully received.

    Thanks!
     
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  2. Lurker47 Learned

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    I bet you're really into that. :smug:
     
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  4. imweasel Guest

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    I have a copy.

    It is right here in my pants. Wanna see? (no gays pls)
     
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  5. Grauken Incorrigible Mapmaker Patron

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    He has definitely come to the right place with his question
     
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  7. imweasel Guest

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    Jaesun would be the best person to ask, since he is gay and loves oldschool RPGs, but alas, he has abandoned us.
     
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  8. Werdna's Revenge Cipher Patron

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    If this shows up I demand a Codex Review. Looks like a better RPG than most of the crap we get these days.
     
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  9. Durandal Arcane

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    Is it related to BeyBlade?
     
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  10. steel legion Novice

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    Okay i'm actively researching this now. Can you give me any more info that can help?
     
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    Might be vaporware. The few articles from 1993 I found referencing it never actually mention playing the game itself.
     
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  13. Bohr Arcane

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    While the Codex is usually a great resource for this sort of question and you're sure to get constructive replies, there is another community with a laser-like focus on gay RPGs from the early 90s:
    https://rpgwatch.com/
     
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  14. fantadomat Dumbfuck! Dumbfuck Edgy

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    Yet they beat us to the poe2 review.
     
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    But can i fuck a alien?
     
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    Codex 2014 PC RPG Website of the Year, 2015 Codex 2016 - The Age of Grimoire Make the Codex Great Again! Grab the Codex by the pussy Divinity: Original Sin Project: Eternity Torment: Tides of Numenera Shadorwun: Hong Kong Divinity: Original Sin 2 BattleTech A Beautifully Desolate Campaign
    You'll have to open the backdoor of your emptyfortress before someone can fill it with its gayblade.

    D'uh.
     
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    hey I'm in a documentary
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    Yeah, nobody is playing through a blobber streaming through some website
     
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    How did we miss this classic of CRPG gayming? Thanks Netflix.
     
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