Author of The CRPG Book Felipe Pepe joins the panel to determine what CRPGs are, how to play them, and what happened with the Gollum game.

Questions this week:

  1. What are the top ten video game submarines? (08:07)
  2. What the hell is going on with Lord of the Rings games? (14:36)
  3. What are we going to do about the name CRPG? (20:02)
  4. How do you delineate PC game history? (25:39)
  5. What’s a book about video games you wish existed but you don’t have eight years to write? (32:21)
  6. Mel Stone asks: Using only video game characters that have never appeared in an RPG, create the quintessential four-person RPG party (43:47)
  7. How do you design a video game magic system that doesn’t just rip off Dungeons & Dragons? (51:26)
  8. What’s the best way to get ancient computer games to run on modern PCs? (58:21)

Recommendations and Outro (01:03:28)

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Hosted by Alex Jaffe, with Frank Cifaldi, Tim Rogers, Brandon Sheffield and Felipe Pepe. Edited by Esper Quinn. Original Music by Kurt Feldman.