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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.

Book specifications
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

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05/17/2021
Daniel P.
United Kingdom
I recommend this product
An amazing book

Small confession - I bought this by accident. I'd signed up for the advance notification for the imminent JRPG and when I received an email about this being back in stock I bought it without thinking. Am I disappointed or upset? Absolutely not. This is a wonderful book that I have already spent hours reading. It's immediately obvious the care and attention that went into its creation and what a labour of love it is. The production value is incredibly high with beautifully reproduced artwork and screen shots on every page accompanying the thoughtful text. I've loved reading about the early years of the hobby as well as the memories of the games I played in the 80s. If you have any interest at all in this subject then go ahead and buy this book, you won't regret it. I would also like to praise Bitmap for the way it was posted. I've never bought a book that was packaged so carefully with polystyrene corner protectors which kept the book in immaculate condition. It was also delivered by courier with 36 hours of order. Can't wait for the JRPG book I actually meant to order!

BH
05/17/2021
Ben H.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
I recommend this product
CRPG Book

Superb packaging, a very reasonable price and fast delivery.

JB
05/17/2021
Johannes B.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
I recommend this product
Gorgeous book & good value

Comprehensive and well written journey through the genre, lovingly presented and for a very fair price

DM
05/17/2021
Daniel M.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
I recommend this product
The CRPG Book

I like to collect and sell books and was greatly surprised at just how well wrapped up this book was when it arrived. It had foam corner protection that suspended the book in the box. They really want this book to arrive in mint condition and I can really appreciate that. The book itself has a fantastic hardcover with embossed letters. High quality indeed. I have not had a good chance to get lost in the book but I have read several entries and I could tell that there was a passion behind the writing. I can recommend this product to anyone who is a CRPG fan but be warned; you might end up hunting down copies of long lost games!

AC
05/16/2021
Angelo C.
Canada Canada
I recommend this product
Exceptional - Brings back the kid in me

Received my copy a few days ago (+ the Amiga visual compendium). Since then, I ran through a few pages. This book is great, beyond great in fact. I love the format (as compared to my other book purchase), print quality, and of course the content. I grew up on a C-64, Amiga and eventually PC. I was a BIG RPG fan. Then school and later life sets in and the gaming life ends. This book reminds me of the good old days. What nostalgia. Needless to say, I have played many among the games listed herein. The introductory sections and the lists at the end of the book were very good. Little additions such as those increase the overall quality and make a great touch. One game I did not see was Tunnels of Doom (TI-99/4A). This is a game I played before the C-64 scene and must surely be one of the early RPG games. If there's ever a reprint (and believe me, I would buy it), consider adding this title. Also, kudos for the very fast shipping, exceptional packaging, and a PDF format (good for reading on my IPad). I would surely consider buying this for my buddies as birthday or Christmas gifts.