The Ongoing History of RPGs #1: Dragon Quest

This is the first episode of The Ongoing History of RPGs, and I figured I’d start it off with a series I really enjoy, but ironically haven’t played too much of. Dragon Quest, despite not being as big as Final Fantasy in the West, is one of the most important titles in the RPG genre; it gave players an accessible way to enjoy a story while innovating mechanics that are still being used today.

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By Matt Demers

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