Massively Multiplayer RPGs may have started with fantasy settings, but the concept has always belonged to science fiction. After all, there are plenty of stories that essentially revolve around sci-fi MMOs, and it's only natural that gamers would want to participate in those realities. These are the games that the genre was meant for, for better or for worse. It's strange, then, that so many of these games game … [Read more...] about Free Sci-Fi MMORPG Games 2017
Racing games and RPGs don't always seem like they go together. They should, though. Think about what you have to do to improve racing skills. You have to buy upgrades. You have to learn new skills. You have to master a very specific set of actions in order to move on. It's all the same stuff you'd have to do in an RPG. It's no wonder, then, that there's always been a thriving subset of racing games that embrace … [Read more...] about What About RPG Racing Games?
One of the major things that has stopped past players from embracing MMOs has been monthly fees. There's something that just feels wrong about paying sixty dollars for a game and then having to pay a fee every month to keep playing. Fortunately, that model isn't all that common in the MMO space any longer. Today, subscriptions have largely been done away with in favor of microtransactions. Some of the best fantasy … [Read more...] about Free Fantasy MMORPG Games 2017
Siege of Bodenburg When did Dungeon and Dragons come out? Is Pathfinder Dungeons and Dragons? Find out in our massive post on all the D&D editions over the years... D&D Before the Beginning As hard as it is to believe, there really was a time before Dungeons and Dragons. In the dark days before the mid-1970s, there existed a set of influences that would eventually come together and create the … [Read more...] about Timeline of D&D Editions (History)
Where to begin? The first roguelike game? Let's start with the beginning, the original game from whence the term "roguelike" came. Yes, I'm talking about Rogue, which you could pick up at Radio Shack or have a friend slip you a floppy with a copy of the revolutionary ASCII game. We have a great roguelike games list to share with you. … [Read more...] about Epic History of Roguelike RPG Games
If you're an RPG enthusiast, you've probably encountered the products of Steve Jackson Games. While you might be very familiar with GURPS, you'd have to be pretty old school to remember another one of its early products. From early 1980s came Car Wars, a game of strategy and automotive combat. A natural descendant of war games and a precursor to many tactical RPGs, this game is one of the true classics of the … [Read more...] about History of Car Wars Games
There are certain board games that transcend the boundaries of Monopoly and Life. These games present an adventure, one that takes skill and cunning to get through. These are the games that are the cousins to the tabletop RPG, and they're more than worth playing. If you're into board games, you already know that Talisman is one of the biggest names in this sub-genre of games. The Talisman board game stands out … [Read more...] about History of the Talisman board game
If you love the fiction of Dungeons and Dragons, there are a few names you probably know by heart. Drizzt Do'urden. Artemis Entreri. Wulfgar. If you're an old-school fan, there are a number of others names that you might know by heart, like Elminster. If you've been around since the beginning, though, you know that there's one oft-forgotten name that deserves to live on in that pantheon. He's forgotten by … [Read more...] about The Legend of Gord the Rogue
Do you love the RPG genre as much as we do? We hardly think that's possible, but we'll give you the benefit of the doubt. Here's our quick roundup of some of the new RPG games due in June 2017. … [Read more...] about New RPG Games Due in June 2017
Pathfinder is unique among role playing games not because of its systems, but because of its history. This isn't a game that started with a developer's dream or a unique idea - this is a game that started, in many ways, because of the end of a business deal. To understand Pathfinder, you have to understand the split in the RPG community that occurred around 2009 - and how that split continued to define the genre. … [Read more...] about The History of Pathfinder RPG
A good role playing game is founded upon some very important categories. It is a building process that involves a lot of thoughts and "what if" scenarios. The creative minds behind the development of the best RPG games were born with an embedded skill that cannot be replicated or transformed in duplicate fashion. Maybe it's not all that complicated, but there are many years of trial and error that go into the … [Read more...] about What Makes for a Good RPG?
Check out our list of some new RPG Games in 2017... This year has gifted us to a fantastic video game release calendar thus far. Whether it be the huge multi-platform releases like Resident Evil 7: Biohazard or the gaming sensations that greet the movies like Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers: Mega Battle; 2017 has proven to have a lot in the works. 2017 also marks a year for unveiling games that have been held … [Read more...] about New and Upcoming RPG Games of 2017