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Who, in your opinion, is the Grandfather of RPGs?

#31ggf162Posted 7/8/2014 9:38:24 PM(edited)
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#32Jerrynsteph4evaPosted 7/8/2014 10:27:21 PM
Are we talking about what we consider the first widely successful RPG was or the first RPG ever? If it's the former, definitely Ultima. All my friends were fans of Ultima growing up and especially UO and when I think back to early successful RPGs, I can't help but think of Ultima.
#33luigi33Posted 7/8/2014 10:34:34 PM
Ultima series is one of the most influentual games of all time, let alone RPG games.
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#34biohazard1775Posted 7/8/2014 10:41:51 PM
AsucaHayashi posted...
Shub posted...
Final Fantasy 7.


this.

FF7 put rpgs on the map.



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#35UberLurkerPosted 7/9/2014 8:51:45 AM
arleas posted...
Temple of Apshai


Came in to say this, Apshai got much play on my C64 when I was a youngster.

"Thou art frugal"

"Thou art spendthrift"

I never got a message saying, "Thou art wise with thy gold"... I wonder if there ever was a happy medium between these two extremes?
#36GynthaeresPosted 7/9/2014 8:59:55 AM(edited)
World of Warcraft


(But serious answer, I went with Ultima for the poll. First thing that comes to mind when I think of "grandfather of RPGs". The other two games listed had more niche roles / offerings.)
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#37pothocketPosted 7/9/2014 9:07:30 AM
Black Onyx
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#38BigAl519Posted 7/9/2014 9:09:29 AM(edited)
UberLurker posted...
arleas posted...
Temple of Apshai


Came in to say this, Apshai got much play on my C64 when I was a youngster.

"Thou art frugal"

"Thou art spendthrift"

I never got a message saying, "Thou art wise with thy gold"... I wonder if there ever was a happy medium between these two extremes?


Was going to say this as well. Ultima wouldn't have even been a thing if it wasn't for that game and Akalabeth.

I think TC should have researched a little harder for his poorly done list of "grandfather of RPG's".
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#39arleasPosted 7/9/2014 9:51:08 AM
I'm glad to see I'm not the only one who fondly remembers that game. It was one of the first games that made me want to rush home from school to play it.

I remember finding a chest and getting the message "treasure 09" or something (I don't actually have the treasure numbers memorized) and then being all excited, looking at the table to see what I got only to find it was "nothing of value" or junk.
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#40SnadadosPosted 7/9/2014 9:52:10 AM
Rhymefest posted...
Gary Gygax?

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