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StormHammer
03-07-2002, 06:20 PM
I'm just curious what started all of you people playing RPGs, especially your first computer RPG experience.

I'll kick it off with....

Eye Of The Beholder II

This was the first RPG I ever played.

A friend of mine installed this on my PC one day (a looong time ago ;) ), and being a table-top RPGer of old, he started explaining the mechanics to me, we set up a party, and started dungeoneering. For the time, the graphics were done very well, and the game captured my imagination - so much so, that I believe I had a number of different parties with different characters, etc., going at the same time. It was more like a co-op game, because my friend and I kept debating which way to go, which spell to use, and took turns at the controls. I still occasionally play it now (it's still installed on my hard disk), and in spite of the dated graphics, interface, etc., it's still enjoyable.

So, what got you people started? :)

JR2000Z
03-07-2002, 06:52 PM
Super Mario RPG.

Com Raven
03-08-2002, 06:39 AM
I know you'll laugh at the newb, but Diablo and BG ....

StormHammer
03-08-2002, 06:46 AM
Why should we laugh? I've only just got Baldur's Gate myself... :D

I've always been put off by the birds-eye-view...but seeing it was on a budget release with the expansion Tales Of The Sword Coast, I decided to bite the bullet and try it out.

I'm still not fond of the perspective...but from what I've played of it so far, it seems like a decent game. :)

Wacky_Baccy
03-08-2002, 06:58 AM
BG demo - didn't like the bird's-eye-view, and it didn't grab me (I was nowhere near as patient as I am now ;))

This will be my first full-version RPG (unless something else comes along between now and sometime next year :rolleyes: )

Com Raven
03-08-2002, 08:29 AM
You .. mean... you.. don't... like... BG ???

Argh, if it wasn't for your flattering sig.....;)

Wraith 5
03-08-2002, 11:15 AM
well i fell out of place now my first rpg game was a d&d game... Shortly after that i started dming game.

But the first computer based rpg i played was... umm... bgII or was in dabloII... nope i got it is was a really old game on commador 64. So old i can't remeber the name of it.

Com Raven
03-08-2002, 11:46 AM
Cool bro, I am in the last stages of preparing tonight d&d adventure....

Wraith 5
03-08-2002, 01:00 PM
Cool!!!

what editon do you use? and what campain set are you in?

StormHammer
03-08-2002, 05:03 PM
Originally posted by Wacky_Baccy
This will be my first full-version RPG (unless something else comes along between now and sometime next year :rolleyes: )

Well, unless they are seriously delayed, you might want to take a look at Neverwinter Nights and Dungeon Siege...or if you prefer 1st person perspective (like me), then Morrowind and Arx Fatalis should be out this year as well. Of course, those are all fantasy-themed - there don't seem to be very many SF PC RPG's released (I think the last one was Anachronox - still have to get the full version of that game). There are rumours of a Fallout 3 in the works, but I have no idea of the engine...and I've only played the (short) demo of the original game.

I think Knights could kick-start more interest in offline SF RPG's on the PC, and hooray to that. :)

Com Raven
03-08-2002, 07:06 PM
Ask me about DS when I played my beta in two weeks....

Krayt Tion
03-16-2002, 05:00 PM
First RPG was probably... Gauntlet on the Nintendo in the late eighties? Does that even count?

I'm primarily a DooM Generation PC Gamer... first rpg I played must have been an FPS/RPG based on the DooM engine called Strife. There is probably something else, I'm just forgetting.

I used to be just a hardcore FPS man, but I've come to prefer hybrid genres as of late. The really great games lately seem to me to be ones that really toss the genres in a blender- including of course the RPG element in that mix.

Deus Ex springs to mind.

Darth Simpson
03-17-2002, 06:31 AM
Hmmm, Legend of Zelda on SNES. Still one of my favourite games of all-time.

Other than that, I played Diablo for a while. I recently bought Icewind Dale on budget too, as I heard it was more action and a little shorter than BG. Perfect for me. =)

Deus Ex is also an excellent game, I love it. We need some news on the sequel soon though... ;)

Com Raven
03-17-2002, 01:11 PM
Any p&p rpg'ers in here ??

Wraith 5
03-20-2002, 11:10 AM
p&p??

use to be a d&d... still kinda am...

Com Raven
03-20-2002, 04:17 PM
As your rank of game master kinda indicates....;)

Wraith 5
03-21-2002, 09:30 AM
Well i keep the Game Master rank because i gm star wars rpg now...

Thought when i did play d&d i was indeed the Dungen Master

So what is p&p?

Com Raven
03-21-2002, 11:00 AM
pen & paper !!

Yeah, SW rpg is really cool....

Wraith 5
03-21-2002, 12:24 PM
Yea swrpg rocks!!!

the whole reason why i can't wait until knights is out on pc

Com Raven
03-22-2002, 04:42 AM
I love it all: SW, Bio, the graphics....

Wraith 5
03-22-2002, 10:04 AM
So raven what p&p games do you play?

Com Raven
03-23-2002, 12:14 PM
I master D&D, and we'll soon be starting our new SW campaign....

And from time to time Shadowrun...

MdKnightR
09-05-2005, 01:04 AM
The first RPG for me was Dungeons & Dragons. As far as video games go, it would probably be Gauntlet (even though I don't really consider it an RPG) in the old days and KOTOR in the current era.

EDIT: Oh, and then there was Shadowrun for the Sega Genesis.

Sabretooth
09-05-2005, 01:18 AM
My first RPG would be Deus Ex, whose demo I got in a computer magazine CD. The demo was awesome, so I bought the game and never, ever regretted it. Deus Ex is definitely one of the few great games in the industry. It was one of the few to merge the RPG and FPS genre together, to make a spectacular and unforgettable game.

My first real RPG was Golden Sun for the GBA. It was a pure RPG game and definitely one of the best, alongside Diablo, Fire Emblem, Final Fantasy etc. Golden Sun was fun and had a deep storyline, which was obivously inspired by a lot of anime series. Golden Sun and it's sequel, Golden Sun: The Lost Age are definitely two of the greatest.

TheOssusKeeper
09-05-2005, 01:51 AM
Ultima 4 on the Commadore 64 computer, ages ago... :D

Bob Lion54
09-05-2005, 08:56 AM
Interesting bump of a three year old thread, or was it just "recovered" from the crash?

Anywhom, my first RPG was D&D. (yes, with pen and papper) We weren't to serious about it, though. We made a character names "Wiz the Wizard" who had an affinity for electric fences. (the idiocy of youth...hehehe)

My first video game RPG would probably be Fallout 2. I got it for $10 with Fallout 1. The game rocked! I still play it from time to time.

warchild75
09-05-2005, 02:35 PM
Hmmm, Legend of Zelda on SNES. Still one of my favourite games of all-time.

Other than that, I played Diablo for a while. I recently bought Icewind Dale on budget too, as I heard it was more action and a little shorter than BG. Perfect for me. =)

Deus Ex is also an excellent game, I love it. We need some news on the sequel soon though... ;)

Yeah definatley.Zelda ocarina of time was the one i really got into and the first rpg i had played. :guiness:

RedHawke
09-06-2005, 02:43 AM
Ultima 4 on the Commadore 64 computer, ages ago... :D
Pool of Radiance was actually my first, but the Ultima Series I have also played... ahh the Commodore 64... those were the days! Not! :xp:

My first PnP RPG was the first Dungeons & Dragons... then Later AD&D, Star Frontiers, FASA's Star Trek and Other Games, Chaosium's Various Games, Twilight 2000, WEG Star Wars D6 (My Favorite), Steve Jacksons Various Games, and on and on. :D

MdKnightR
09-06-2005, 10:19 AM
My first PnP RPG was the first Dungeons & Dragons... then Later AD&D, Star Frontiers, FASA's Star Trek and Other Games, Chaosium's Various Games, Twilight 2000, WEG Star Wars D6 (My Favorite), Steve Jacksons Various Games, and on and on. :D

I went from D&D to AD&D and later got involved in Marvel Super Heroes RPG before settling in on Shadowrun. I loved to play Shadowrun, but I don't know anyone who plays it anymore. You would think there would be a big following for it considering how popular the Matrix is. I would venture to say that it influenced the Matrix in some small part. Of course, another of Keanu's movies (Johnny Mnemonic) pulled heavily on Shadowrun.

Hallucination
09-06-2005, 11:31 PM
My first RPG was Pokemon *gulp* crystal. If you don't know what it is, i was from the second batch.

stingerhs
09-07-2005, 12:08 AM
well, one of the Baldur's Gate games was my first true RPG experiences, even if it was only about a 30-40min experience demoing it at the mall.

the first RPG that i ever completed was Kotor. until Kotor, Baldur's Gate was really the only RPG that i had enjoyed. i had played a couple of the Final Fantasy games, but i was really turned off by the combat systems, and thus never got into another RPG until i sampled Kotor on the Xbox.

Kotor was just a freakin blast, so i had to painfully wait for it to be released on the PC and then wait for Christmas to finally play the game from Taris to the Star Forge in a single sitting. :D

RedHawke
09-07-2005, 02:58 AM
I went from D&D to AD&D and later got involved in Marvel Super Heroes RPG before settling in on Shadowrun. I loved to play Shadowrun, but I don't know anyone who plays it anymore. You would think there would be a big following for it considering how popular the Matrix is. I would venture to say that it influenced the Matrix in some small part. Of course, another of Keanu's movies (Johnny Mnemonic) pulled heavily on Shadowrun.
I liked Shadowrun when we played it, but that eventually gave way to other games like Palladium's game in that similar genre called Rifts... sad really, because they have similar elements but are different games.

I sometimes miss my Street Samurai... and his hot Elvish Street Mage girlfreind! :naughty:

The Shadowrun game books were all very entertaining too... I remember one of the equipment books, it displayed the equipment one piece per page, like an ad does, and there were also various critiques supposedly written by famous characters from the game. There was a light Sub-machine gun, the ad for it stated it "had the highest capacity and the fastest cyclic rate of any SMG on the market"... the character critique was "Great now I can flatten light ammo against heavy body armor faster than ever before!" Things like that I thought was cool! ;)

Jae Onasi
10-02-2005, 12:26 AM
1st video rpg--Atari's Indiana Jones
1st PnPrpg--AD&D Oriental campaign. Followed shortly by Elfquest.
1st computer rpg--KOTOR1--hubby gave it to me for Christmas last year when I finally had a computer powerful enough to play really decent games. :-)

MdKnightR
10-02-2005, 02:00 AM
Welcome to the forums, Jae Onasi! But watch what you revive in the way of old threads...there are extremely picky moderators roaming about these parts. :xp: But seriously, I'm always glad to see a new member join the ranks!

Captain_H
10-02-2005, 12:05 PM
KOTOR I

Darth Yom
10-02-2005, 10:00 PM
My first RPG experience was with Pokemon: Gold & Silver. Then onto Pokemon: Ruby & Sapphire and then Pokemon: Emerald.

But between Gold/Silver and Ruby/Sapphire I got my first real taste of RPG with Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn. That was truly epic. I got really interested in RPGs after BG and to be honest, I havent come across one RPG that I thought was better than Baldurs Gate II untill I played KoTOR2. Im still not finished with the game to be honest, I just started playing a few weeks ago. But I really cant wait untill they make KoTOR3.. that is if they even do make one (which they should, they would make hella money as long as they improve upon what they messed up on in KoTOR2)

shukrallah
10-02-2005, 10:24 PM
Man, I remember those dudes... none of them post here anymore!!! (The guys who posted 2-3 years ago)

Zelda was probably my first RPG... or Pokemon.. actaully, I played Pokemon Yellow and Zelda Ocarina of Time on the same day... in 1998 I think....

Darth InSidious
10-03-2005, 11:33 AM
the Asterix comic-cum-RPG books....That was like....a decade and a half- at least - ago...Didn't play another until KotOR...

CrudeMatter
10-03-2005, 03:46 PM
Man does this make me feel old...I'm with the other old-schoolers here... D&D basic (all the boxed sets), AD&D(all the hardcovers... that was good stuff, no? unearthed arcana, monster manuals, the fiend-folio... good times. lol), Marvel, DC, 6 'home-made' game systems/worlds, Star-Frontiers (I forced the Rifts-era ressurrection/adaptation of Dralasites, just so I could play one again, they even inspired some of my modstuff.lol), a brief stint into Toon, Palladium, and finally Rifts. And we incorporated books/material from any rpgs we could get our hands on(even including miniatures). Thats right whippersnappers, we melted metal and poured our own charachters back in my day. lol I grew very fond of the palladium/rifts system, my older brother still has a massive book collection. Almost all of the palladium/rifts books, as I recall. I still have a few of my charachters/folders. Kotor is really the first computer rpg that came near enough to the 'real thing' for me to enjoy(unless you consider the first legend of Zelda an rpg). I hated those block-headed, giant-pixeled pick-a-path, hunks of junk.
.... commodore 64... jeez, we had a frickin cassette drive!!!
I hear you punks laughing. :jab:
your day will come. lol

shukrallah
10-03-2005, 10:12 PM
Yeah, well, that was the stuff back in the day.

montnoir
10-04-2005, 04:52 AM
AD&D, WEG Star Wars D6 and Shadowrun were my first forays into PnP.

My first computer Rpg's for my old Amiga (which is still running like a charm btw) were:

Wizardry (I can't remember, but I think it was) 2 or 3
Ultima 3 or 4
Dungeon Master 1
The Bard's Tale (from 1985, not that new hypocrisy that hit consoles not so long ago)
then came - Eye of the Beholder (trilogy)


^Good stuff!^

TreeX
10-04-2005, 05:28 AM
mmm.. my first RPG... it was either Pool of radiance: ROMD or Arcanum... speaking of Pool of Radiance i might go for another whirl of it...

Astrotoy7
10-04-2005, 10:54 AM
easy.... FINAL FANTASY 9 was the first RPG I played from start til end..... it was just awe inspiring, grafix and storyline wise... very "traditional" Final Fantasy, which is what I love :) and the little Black Mage Vivi Ornithier = awesomez :D

mtfbwya

RobQel-Droma
10-04-2005, 12:07 PM
My first ever RPG was..... Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic

Yeah, it was. I didn't get into RPGs until then. Most of what I had were FPS and Action games, like Jedi Academy.

MdKnightR
10-04-2005, 01:13 PM
AD&D, WEG Star Wars D6 and Shadowrun were my first forays into PnP.

I really wish they would do a new video game for Shadowrun. The only ones that have been released (that I know of) were for SuperNES and Sega Genesis. I think that today's graphics would make for a killer game of Shadowrun!

montnoir
10-05-2005, 07:07 AM
The SNES version was extremely succesful in containing the feel of the PnP. I still play it once every 2 years or so. It's a great game with a solid story, that catches you nicely into it.

Star Wars D6 though, we have abandoned, because we needed to incorporate all the new info we knew about SW and the Force. The D6 system would have worked but it had required us to do most of the work discuss it and test it and get into fights over if it works or not so we just switched to D20, where most of the work is already done. We are playing DnD 3, Vampire: The Masquerade, Ars Magica and Cthulhu Dreamlands - so switching systems, really isn't a problem.