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RPGBacktrack #100 Special
As most of you know, we are quickly closing in on episode #100 of the RPGBactrack. I know we're going to b talking about one of the defining games in RPG history on the show, but I don't believe Mike has see fit to announce that yet.
However, we are going to have a doozie of an episode, and you're invited to the party!! You're welcome to record a 2-5 minute MP3 talking about your favorite RPG of all time and send it to me. Make sure to organize your thoughts ahead of time with some bullet points, and mention the system, release date, devleoper, publisher, etc. You can download Audacity for free to record and email it to jcservant at cyberlightcomics dot com! Those who do will be eligible to win a prize!!
At RPGBacktrack, we are all about retrogaming...and we want to make sure that this show represents just that. On top of what Mike has planned for the panel to talk about, I have dedicated myself to talk about one of those lost RPG gems by diving right into it. I'm going to be blogging about my experience right here on this thread before talking about it on the show, to help organize my thoughts about this behemoth of a game, as well as sharing those insights a bit early for those loyal listeners who also keep an eye on the forums.
Before I begin doing so, I'm wondering, can anyone guess this historic game that I'm diving into? I'll give you a few clues. Before Morrowind or Grand Theft Auto, this game really did a great job of representing open world gameplay. It's huge! It's so open ended that it doesn't really have defined classes. Similar to Elder Scrolls games, There are over 50 skills that you level up, and how you do so defines your role in the world. Aside from adventuring, you can gather materials, make your own weapons and buy your own house. You can even buy your own house and set up NPCs to sell the leet lewt you find and make! Finally, this game was made before the turn of the millennium.
Let me know your best guess! I'll be blogging about my epic journey soon!