The CRPG Book: A Guide to Computer Role-Playing GamesCOMING SOON
Spread over more than 500 pages, The CRPG Book: A Guide to Computer Role-Playing Games reviews over 400 seminal games from 1975 to 2015, covering the role-playing classics we all know and love, such as Ultima, Wizardry, Fallout and Mass Effect – all brought to life with vibrant and engaging in-game images.
The CRPG Book: A Guide to Computer Role-Playing Games includes articles on the genre, and each game entry also shares mod suggestions and hints on how to run the games on modern hardware. The book was written entirely by fans, AAA developers, indies, journalists, modders and industry personalities, such as Chris Avellone, Ian Frazier, Scorpia, Ferhegón, Richard Cobbett, Brian ‘Psychochild’ Green, Durante, George Weidman and Tim Cain, to name but a few.
The CRPG Book: A Guide to Computer Role-Playing Games comes as a hardback as standard, produced using thread sewn binding for extra durability, then shrink wrapped. The cover features a specially created artwork by fantasy artist Jan Pospíšil.
The project also aims to help in the wider world: all of author Felipe Pepe’s profit will be donated to the Vocação charity in Brazil, his homeland. Vocação helps kids and teenagers from poor areas to get education and employment, enabling them in turn to help others around them to do the same, changing the community for the better.
528 pages. 254mm × 203mm. Edge-to-edge high quality lithographic print. Hardback. Sewn binding for enduring quality and the ability to lay flat for ideal double-page image viewing. Gold foil blocked cover and spine. Bookmark ribbon. Shrink wrapped. Free PDF for viewing on the go.
Games featured include:
7.62 High Calibre / Aaklash: Legacy / Academagia: The Making of Mages / ADOM - Ancient Domains of Mystery / Agarest: Generations of War / Age of Decadence / Age of Pirates: Caribbean Tales / Akalabeth: World of Doom / Al-Qadim: The Genie’s Curse / Albion / Alien Fires 2199 A.D. / Alpha Protocol: The Espionage RPG / Alter Ego / Alternate Reality: The City / Ambermoon / Amberstar / Anachronox / Anvil of Dawn / Arcania: Gothic 4 / Arcanum: Of Steamworks & Magick Obscura / Arx Fatalis / Autoduel / Baldur’s Gate / Baldur’s Gate II: Shadows of Amn / The Banner Saga / The Bard’s Tale / The Bard’s Tale Construction Set / Barkley, Shut Up and Jam: Gaiden / The Battle for Wesnoth / Beneath Apple Manor / Betrayal at Krondor / Betrayal in Antara / Birthright: The Gorgon’s Alliance / Blackguards / BloodNet / Bloodwych / Borderlands / Bound by Flame / Breath of Fire IV / Captive / Card Hunter / Castle of the Winds / Cataclysm: Dark Days Ahead / Champions of Krynn / Chinese Paladin / Circuit’s Edge / Cobra Mission: Panic in Cobra City / Cthulhu Saves the World / CyberMage: Darklight Awakening / The Dark Heart of Uukrul / Dark Messiah: Might and Magic / Dark Souls / Dark Sun: Shattered Lands / Darklands / Deathlord / Defender’s Quest: Valley of the Forgotten / Descent to Undermountain / Deus Ex / Deus Ex: Human Revolution / Deus Ex: Invisible War / Diablo / Diablo II / Diablo III / Dink Smallwood / Din’s Curse / Disciples of Steel / Divine Divinity / Divinity II: Ego Draconis / Divinity: Original Sin / Dragon Age II / Dragon Age: Inquisition / Dragon Age: Origins / Dragon’s Dogma / Dragon’s Eye / Drakensang: The Dark Eye / Drakkhen / Dungeon Campaign / Dungeon Crawl: Stone Soup / Dungeon Hack / Dungeon Master / Dungeon Siege / Dungeons & Dragons: Shadows over Mystara / Dungeons of Daggorath / Dungeons of Dredmor / Dunjonquest: Temple of Apshai / Dwarf Fortress / E.V.O.: The Theory of Evolution / E.Y.E.: Divine Cybermancy / Eamon / The Elder Scrolls I: Arena / The Elder Scrolls II: Daggerfall / The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind / The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion / The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim / An Elder Scrolls Legend: Battlespire / Elona / Entomorph: Plague of the Darkfall / Escape from Hell / Eschalon / Evil Islands: Curse of the Lost Soul / Exile: Escape from the Pit / Eye of the Beholder / FTL: Faster Than Light / Fable / Faery: Legends of Avalon / The Faery Tale Adventure / Fallout 2 / Fallout 3 / Fallout 4 / Fallout: A Post-Nuclear Role-Playing Game / Fallout: New Vegas / Fate / Fate: Gates of Dawn / Final Fantasy VII / Forgotten Realms: Unlimited Adventures / Fortune Summoners: Secret of the Elemental Stone / Freedom Force / Gates of Skeldal / Gateway to the Savage Frontier / Geneforge / Gorky 17 / Gothic / Gothic 3 / Gothic II / Grandia II / Hand of Fate / Hellgate: London / Heroine’s Quest: The Herald of Ragnarok / Hexplore / Hillsfar / Hired Guns / Hyperdimension Neptunia - Re;Birth1 / Icewind Dale / Icewind Dale II / The Immortal / Ishar: Legend of the Fortress / J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings, Vol. I / Jade Empire / Jagged Alliance 2 / Kamidori Alchemy Meister / King’s Quest: Mask of Eternity / Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning / Knights of Legend / Knights of Xentar / Knights of the Chalice / Kult: Heretic Kingdoms / Labyrinth of Touhou / Lands of Lore II: Guardians of Destiny / Lands of Lore: The Throne of Chaos / The Last Remnant / The Legacy: Realm of Terror / Legend / The Legend of Cao Cao / Legend of Grimrock / The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky / Lionheart: Legacy of the Crusaders / Lords of the Fallen / Lords of Xulima / The Magic Candle / Magical Diary / Marauder / Mass Effect / Mass Effect 2 / Mass Effect 3 / MegaTraveller: The Zhodani Conspiracy / Might and Magic III: Isles of Terra / Might and Magic VI: The Mandate of Heaven / Might and Magic VII: For Blood and Honor / Might and Magic VIII: Day of the Destroyer / Might and Magic IX / Might and Magic X / Might and Magic: Book I - Secret of the Inner Sanctum / Might and Magic: Worlds of Xeen / Moraff’s World / Mordor: Depths of Dejenol / Moria / Mount & Blade / Mystery Chronicles: One Way Heroics / NEO Scavenger / NetHack / Neuromancer / Neverwinter Nights / Neverwinter Nights 2 / Neverwinter Nights 2: Mask of the Betrayer / Neverwinter Nights 2: Storm of Zehir / Neverwinter Nights: Aurora Toolset & Modules / Of Orcs and Men / Omikron: The Nomad Soul / Paper Sorcerer / Path of Exile / Perihelion: The Prophecy / Phantasie / Pillars of Eternity / Planescape: Torment / Pool of Radiance / Pool of Radiance: Ruins of Myth Drannor / Prince of Qin / Princess Maker 2 / Prophecy I: The Fall of Trinadon / Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords / Quest for Glory: Shadows of Darkness / Quest for Glory: So You Want to Be a Hero / Questron / Rage of Mages / Ravenloft: Stone Prophet / Realms of Arkania: Blade of Destiny / Realmz / Recettear: An Item Shop’s Tale / The Return of Heracles / Return to Krondor / Rings of Zilfin / Risen 398 / Rogue / SD Snatcher / S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl / Sacred / Sengoku Rance / Septerra Core: Legacy of the Creator / Seventh Sense / Severance: Blade of Darkness / ShadowCaster / Shadowlands / Shadowrun Returns / Siege of Avalon / Soulbringer / South Park: The Stick of Truth / Space Rangers 2: Dominators / Spirit of Excalibur / Star Control 2 / Star Saga: One - Beyond The Boundary / Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic / Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II - The Sith Lords / Starflight / Stonekeep / Strife: Quest for the Sigil / Sudeki / Summoner / The Summoning / Sunless Sea / Super Columbine Massacre RPG! / Superhero League of Hoboken / Sword of Moonlight: King’s Field Making Tool / System Shock / System Shock 2 / Tale of Wuxia / Tales of Maj’Eyal / Telengard / Temple of Elemental Evil / Titan Quest / Torchlight / Transistor / TRON 2.0 / Tunnels & Trolls: Crusaders of Khazan / Two Worlds II / Ultima / Ultima II: Revenge of the Enchantress / Ultima III: Exodus / Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar / Ultima V: Warriors of Destiny / Ultima VI: The False Prophet / Ultima VII: The Black Gate / Ultima VIII: Pagan / Ultima IX: Ascension / Ultima Underworld: The Stygian Abyss / UnderRail / Undertale / Valkyria Chronicles / Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines / Vampire: The Masquerade - Redemption / Veil of Darkness / Venetica / Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II / Wasteland / Wasteland 2 / Way of the Samurai 4 / Windwalker / Witchaven / The Witcher / The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings / The Witcher III: Wild Hunt / Wizardry 8 / Wizardry IV: The Return of Werdna / Wizardry V: Heart of the Maelstrom / Wizardry VI: Bane of the Cosmic Forge / Wizardry VII: Crusaders of the Dark Savant / Wizardry: Proving Grounds of the Mad Overlord / Wizards & Warriors / Wizard’s Crown / World of Aden: Thunderscape / Worlds of Ultima: Martian Dreams / Worlds of Ultima: The Savage Empire / Ys: The Vanished Omens / Yumina the Ethereal / ZanZarah: The Hidden Portal / Zeliard
Excellent content and design, one of the best gaming books I have ever read!
I thought I knew a little about CRPGs... until I got this book. What I know about CRPGs fills about 4 pages of this 400-page book. Bitmap Books is creating the definitive resource collection of video history and this is another 10/10 entry.
As always, Bitmap comes through with a superbly well made book that both looks fantastic and is full of interesting material that any RPG fan (or fan of gaming history) will love to flip through.
Can't describe how pretty this book is. It feels so luxurious to hold and page through. It's a great read too and makes me want to try every one of the games described. If you have any interest in CRPGs this book is an absolute must.
Such a lush book, wonderfully presented and packaged, made an ideal gift for my nerd brother. NH 21/12/20