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February 5th, 2018, 02:45
Felipe Pepe has released his CRPG Book. You can check out the blog post here.

Update 19 – CRPG BOOK RELEASED!

Four years ago I began a journey.

On Feb 5 2014 I posted the results of the RPG Codex’s Top 70 poll, in which we elected the best CRPGs of all time. But I felt that a simple list was too dry… more than the ranking, I was interested in WHY these games were good. From there came the idea of asking people to write a short paragraph talking about each title.

This became a updated version of the Codex’s Top 70, now with screenshots and brief descriptions of each game. That’s my favorite piece of content I ever made, but I still wanted more – more games, more screenshots, longer reviews, tips on mods, fan-made patches, etc. So I made a list of all the RPGs I wanted to cover and began recruiting volunteers for the “CRPG Book Project”.

Having done the Top 70 list in 3 months, I thought I could do 300 games in about 10 months or so. Ha, it took me four years… but it is done!

Dear reader, I present you the full release of the CRPG BOOK PROJECT!

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February 5th, 2018, 03:02
Congratulations for the excellent work, @felipepepe.

Just one question: will the book continue to receive "revisions" or new info?
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February 5th, 2018, 03:02
Outstanding work Pepe! Congratulations for finishing such a massive project.

I ofcourse downloaded this right away and I really look forward to reading it.

Originally Posted by henriquejr View Post
Congratulations for the excellent work, @felipepepe

Just one question: will the book continue to receive "revisions" or new info?
According to his blogpost, there are some plans to update it further.

Above all, this book is a passion project. Free, non-commercial, created by people who wanted to share their hobby and help others have fun. I’m very proud of what we achieved, and I would like to thank everyone who helped me on this journey.

I’ll also take this chance to address some criticism & future plans…

…I hope to add the extra content, proof-read everything and make a “Editor’s Cut” re-release & physical edition sometime in the future, but I can’t make any promises, as I now need to focus on important personal things – like getting a work visa.

Still, I truly believe that the book is a worthwhile read as it stands. It has its shortcomings and issues, but hopefully it’s a flawed gem – like all the best RPGs are.
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February 5th, 2018, 04:35
Congrats, Felipe.
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February 5th, 2018, 04:53
This is fantastic news. I'm sure going to download it, but…

If there is going to be no physical edition, I don't think I'll ever get to reading it beyond checking out a few choice pages, which is a shame. I just don't get much out of gazing at PDFs for any significant amount of time. I need to be able to pick it up, feel it, leaf through it. Hell, I've enjoyed Matt's book for ages and still have it within easy reach!
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February 5th, 2018, 06:24
Lets hope he finds a publisher for this or does a successfull crowd funding campaign. Publishing such massive book with quality color pictures is not a cheap venture. If you have any ideas about the matter, I'm sure Pepe would appreciate them.
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February 5th, 2018, 06:30
Congrats!

Already downloading the latest version. I would also be interested in a physical copy in the future. So if that happens I'm in.
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February 5th, 2018, 06:46
Congrats on finishing the project, Felipe.
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February 5th, 2018, 07:26
Congrats Felipe! I want this book on my shelf but a pdf is fine for now.
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February 5th, 2018, 09:47
Absolutely - congratulations! Looks great, a quick skim has really piqued my interest for a full, leisurely read.

Maybe a Kickstarter for a physical edition….?
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February 5th, 2018, 11:22
Thanks for the kind words guys, and for all the help and reviews that came from this forum over the years.
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February 5th, 2018, 13:13
Will need to check it out! Thanks felipepepe!
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February 5th, 2018, 13:16
Congratulations for finishing your magnum opus! It needs a lot of perseverance to actually create such an enormous volume

I really hope, there will be some way to get that masterpiece printed in future, probably as crowdfunding project?
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a Kickstarter for a physical edition….?
Please do it. I'd also love a printed form with hard cover.
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February 5th, 2018, 15:42
I'm impressed. Truly impressed.

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PS. Is it possible to pay for it? It's well worth some coin. DS.
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February 5th, 2018, 15:57
I'd be there with wallet in hand for a physical edition, make it so!
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February 5th, 2018, 16:10
Oh, wow, that is beautifully done. It really should get printed in book form. This book screams out for a large coffee-table style book, and in full color, with all the illustrations and pictures. I would buy a copy, although I understand it would probably be very expensive. But I've never seen a history of rpgs done to such a high standard and in a form like this before, and it would be a great coffee table book, as a sort of tribute to the hobby.

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February 5th, 2018, 16:46
I just read the introduction and I'm thrilled by the forthcoming reading. I would be happy to make a donation to your book… if there is a place I can do this please provide a link! You should be selling this!!!
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February 5th, 2018, 17:12
Fantastic work, congratulations. I would support a Kickstarter for a physical version as well. Not that I mind reading on screens, but this book deserves to be printed.
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February 5th, 2018, 17:35
I'm not sure that KS would be the best option, as those buggers will take their hefty cut, and effectively drive up the cost. But I think some sort of informal crowd-funding would be a good idea. Printing gets a lot cheaper as the volume goes up, but you need a way to be sure of your number of valid orders in order to set a price.
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