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Community RPG Codex 2019 GOTY - VOTE NOW!

Discussion in 'News & Content Feedback' started by felipepepe, Jan 11, 2020.

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  1. Jarpie Arcane Patron

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    This is probably a bit pedantic, but CSB was made for "Dungeon Master" experts, and it's very much designed for those who knows the systems inside and out, it's like throwing someone to start DM from the level 8 or 9 dungeon without anything aka "Good fucking luck". CSB is much more like Grimrock in that it requires more of reflexes and timing than Dungeon Master, and I don't think we'll ever see the dungeon design again like it was in CSB, I remember it being pretty fucking devilish, but it's been a good while since I played it last.
     
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  2. smaug Arcane Patron Shitposter

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    Wait, we can use the trump disgusting button in GRPG now?
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  3. Zed Duke of Banville Zo Kath Ra Patron

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    Squad-based tactics games are similar to the miniatures wargaming from which D&D arose; they have half the elements of RPGs, but are lacking character progression/customization as well as the exploration elements. X-Com took squad-based tactics, added a strategic overlay with base-building and also some character stats with a bit of progression (through actions related to the stats) but can't be an RPG because it doesn't have any exploration.

    Admittedly, X-Com, Jagged Alliance 2, and similar games are closer to being RPGs than Disco Elysium. :martini:

    RPGs as a genre are far less combat-focused than miniatures wargames / squad-based tactics games, which are more or less entirely about combat. However, combat (or some kind of confrontation substituting for combat) is still a fundamental component of the RPG genre. And Disco Elysium doesn't have either combat or exploration. :M

    As you might have guessed from my user-name, I enjoy Dungeon Master and other real-time blobbers which diminish the combat aspects of RPGs while enhancing exploration. I also enjoy the Gold Box games and similar RPGs focused on tactical combat at the expense of exploration. Also, Wizardry-likes that are more balanced in their approach. And various Open World RPGs, 3D real-time Dungeon Crawlers, Rogue-likes, JRPGs, C&C-focused RPGs, and Action RPGs. There are a multitude of discernible CRPG subgenres (as well as CRPGs that don't really fit into any existing subgenre), which differ substantially from each other, but nonetheless are all recognizably RPGs derived from Dungeons & Dragons.
     
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  4. Lord_Potato Arcane

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    X-Com (the originals: Enemy Unknown and Terror from the Deep from the 90s) had no exploration?

    What about the enormous alien bases, terror sites, ufo crash sites? There was a ton of dangerous and rewarding exploration.

    Sure, the maps very generated from pre-fabricated elements, like in roguelikes, but they still provided some of the most memorable gaming experiences thanks to the considerable lethality of the environment.
     
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  5. fantadomat Dumbfuck! Dumbfuck Edgy

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    Sooo where are the results?
     
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  6. Modron Arcane

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    Hey it takes a lot of work to make it look like 90% of the codex loved DE.
     
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  7. fantadomat Dumbfuck! Dumbfuck Edgy

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    You mean it is hard to make it look like a whole 10% didn't like the game of the year?!
     
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  8. Grotesque ±¼ ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Patron

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    I propose next year a screenshot from each nominated game to be shown so at least I get a glimpse at all those obscure RPGs I'll never play.
     
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  9. Viata Arcane

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    A youtube link for the gameplay trailer would be better.
     
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  10. I didn't know that RPG Codex was allowing visual novels to compete with cRPGs.
     
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  11. felipepepe Prestigious Gentleman Codex's Heretic Patron

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  12. fantadomat Dumbfuck! Dumbfuck Edgy

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  13. Crispy I'm trying to improve my attitude. Undisputed Queen of Faggotry

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    LOL this list reminds me of the lineup of candidates the Democrats paraded up on stage the other night.

    WHAT THE FUCK
     
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  14. Lord_Potato Arcane

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    This is it, guys.

    We've done it.

    Now we only need to get DE into Codex 101 best rpgs evah and the Revolution will succeed!
     
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  15. Modron Arcane

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    It let an fps compete and come in third in 2017 so why not?
     
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  16. Van-d-all Arbiter

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    Revolution is permanent.
     
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  17. Lord_Potato Arcane

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    However, it needs its milestones. And martyrs.
     
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