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June 2nd, 2021, 19:52
Gamehistory interviewed Felipe Pepe about the CRPG Book Project:

Ep. 34: The CRPG Book

Felipe Pepe is here to showcase his collaborative, non-profit project to create a historical guide to computer role playing games: The CRPG Book: A Guide to Computer Role-Playing Games. What CRPG's around the world are cool, interesting, historically important, popular, meaningful, and why are they so? Each entry highlights a game's eccentricities, context of the time to better understand it, and the straightforward reasons why you should play it (though, there are plenty of games they recommend you don't play). What started as a six month, 72 item project quickly became a four year, 400 item effort, but only due to overwhelming participation from the community. While the PDF version is completely free for download, all profits from hardcover sales benefit an educational charity in Brazil.
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June 2nd, 2021, 20:45
As if on cue, we were just discussing that this week

He's apparently still interested in reviews, if I understood correctly, but which ones or for what purpose wasn't clear (he's talking about a reprint?), I had to skip some parts so I must have missed that. The Excel I linked recently hasn't been updated in a very long time so it's unlikely to be relevant anymore.

It was a really nice project, and the result is very good. I have a printed version of the book and enjoyed it a lot!
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June 2nd, 2021, 20:52
At the end of the interview Felipe told Gamehistory hat he wants to include more non-English RPGs that got less attention in the western world in the past (from China, France, Russia, South Korea …).

Maybe I have to look back at some very old German only CRPGs for him
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I still need to get this. I want a printed copy.
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June 2nd, 2021, 21:11
This is number one on my most anticipated releases, even ahead of The Doors of Stone!
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Maybe I have to look back at some very old German only CRPGs for him
Please do! I'm always interested in hearing about European/Russian RPGs that never got English translations.
That stuff would be a great addition to the book.
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June 2nd, 2021, 23:32
Very popular in Germany was the "German Bard's Tale" called Legend of Faerghail on the Amiga and Atari ST. An English version exists, but I think it was not very popular world-wide.

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Incredible coffee table book! If there ever is a book 2, I will definitely buy it.
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June 3rd, 2021, 14:54
Problem with the book is, that like every 2-3 pages I get urge to play the game Im reading about. Which means I never read more then few pages at once :-)
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Andrew, that's not a problem mate, that's a bloody damn fine feature!!
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