I was reading an article at Wired this evening (With Breath of the Wild, Zelda Finally Loses Its Way. And I Love It), and a certain paragraph reminded me of the current state of the LitRPG genre. This isn't a mind-blowing observation or anything that will change overnight in LitRPG, but it's something that will happen in the future. … [Read more...] about LitRPG and the Lessons of Zelda
I would say these are probably some of the very first LitRPG books - even though they didn't have the moniker that a group of Russian writers came up with back in 2010. Anyway, here's a look at some books that gave me hours of role-playing excitement when I didn't have any friends around to play D&D with. Do you remember these books? … [Read more...] about Lone Wolf and Fighting Fantasy Books: LitRPG?
Oh, my. Where to begin. I guess it came with writing my own Zork-like adventure in Basic on an IBM PC clone ordered via phone direct from China. The 80s, a wonderful decade as Ready Player One so masterfully shows. Back then, dial-up costs were extremely high which meant playing games on Compuserve was out of reach. I always dreamed of having Nethack (a rogue-like) connected and full of other players. Fast-forward … [Read more...] about My Gaming History: Part One