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Books You'd Love To See Adapted Into CRPG's

Discussion in 'General RPG Discussion' started by vazha, Jun 8, 2018.

  1. vazha Learned

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    The title is quite self-explanatory, methinks. A couple of favorites, mostly medieval fiction:

    1. Ivanhoe by Walter Scott. I honestly cannot believe how this has not been adapted into a game yet. It has everything: Fancy Knights, epic Battles & Duels, awesome villains, Lionheart & King John, Robin Hood and his merry band of fuckers, and even some jews for your left-leaning urges (portrayed in a manner that would ensure epic-scale butthurt among the SJW, but surely that's a good thing?)

    2. Nigel Loring and The White Band, both by Conan Doyle. Just... Just imagine Battle Brothers / Darklands / M&B crossover with a coherent, story-driven narrative (something both games lacked). Oh my god. The mere thought of it is enough to stir my loins.

    3. The Crusaders by H. Sienkiewicz. Only because With Fire and Sword series was already adapted into a M & B add-on. Would be a perfect fit for KCD type of game, mayhaps can serve as an inspiration for its second installment. Sienkiewicz can pen both duels & epic battles with equal mastery and is probably at his best when portraying OTT romantics of chivalry. 100 % gaming material

    4. The Adventures of Captain Alatriste by Arturo Perez-Reverte. In comparison with the above mentioned three, this one might be a tad difficult to pull off because of copyright issues, but I for sure would love to play as a 17th century Spanish mercenary who was "a swordsman for those people who did not have the skills or the courage to be".

    That would be my five cents. Please do carry on, ladies and gentlemen.
     
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  2. octavius Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Malazan. Rather laughable as literature, but would make for a great CRPG if done right.

    Defender of the Crown?
     
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  3. <3sRichardSimmons Arcane

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    Lolita.


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  4. vazha Learned

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    I believe that's a Robin Hood game still. By Ivanhoe I meant a game about Ivanhoe, with book characters and all.
     
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  5. Rean Codex Grammar Police Patron

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    Nineteen Eighty-Four.

    Half-Life 2 came close but nothing has really got to the horror of that world, but it would make for an excellent Torment-like RPG. Much more than any Monte Cook setting would.
     
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  6. Werdna's Revenge Savant

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    How about a good Conan RPG?

    Barring that, The Night Land would make for a good RPG.
     
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  7. Kit Walker Totally Not Captain Shrek

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    Conan the Cimmerian corpus. And adapted to the Mount and Blade setup of Hyboria.
     
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  8. vazha Learned

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    I believe there's a Warband Mod that does just that. Maybe even two mods.
     
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  9. Kit Walker Totally Not Captain Shrek

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    Sauce, please.
     
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  10. Tigranes Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Naturally, Rabelais' The Horrible and Terrifying Deeds and Words of the Very Renowned Pantagruel King of the Dipsodes, Son of the Great Giant Gargantua, c.1532.

    [​IMG]
     
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  11. vazha Learned

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    https://www.nexusmods.com/mountandblade/mods/5932 Here you go, good sire.
     
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  12. just janior pretty pretty please. Arcane

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    50 shades of grey
     
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  13. Nano Learned

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    Harry Potter. Astounding how it hasn't been done yet.
     
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  14. JarlFrank I like Thief THIS much Patron Developer

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  15. vazha Learned

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    you, of all people, being a writer, had to settle for a cheap Hitler joke? As Stalin's countryman (not that I'm proud of it), I'm disappoint.
     
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    Perdido street station
     
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  17. Kit Walker Totally Not Captain Shrek

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    Ah, thanks. But I would like a mod with real content and a story.
     
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  18. Atleticano Learned

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    Odissey, Iliad - Homer. The pinnacle of the epic genre.

    Virgil's Aeneid - greeks, wars, trojan refugees, founding of rome. The epic genre doesnt get better than that.

    Argonautica - by Apollonius Rhodius - tells the myth of the voyage of Jason and the Argonauts to retrieve the Golden Fleece from remote Colchis. Here we have the almigthy sorcerous Medea.

    Some tales from One Thousand and One Nights.

    Exodus - The Bible.

    Not a book, but Der Ring des Nibelungen, Richard Wagner. The Tolkien's infuence.

    Beowulf - The unnamed dragon from the end of the Old English epic, which dies by the combined efforts of Wiglaf and Beowulf would be the best dragon on a video game.

    Geoffrey of Monmouth - Historia Regum Britanniae.
     
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  19. Zer0wing Learned

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    Satirarum libri by Petronius Arbiter. The books are disconnected from each other, so might end up being a good sandbox rpg in vein of Darklands.

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    Also Trotsky's History of the Russian revolution, part 1. You won't find stories capturing the attention and touching like this in Hollywood and Triple A vidya.
     
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  20. Stormcrowfleet Arbiter

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    Came here to say exactly those two things.
     
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  21. octavius Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Isn't that already a whole industry in Japan?
     
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  22. Bocian Magister

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    Turner's Diaries.
     
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  23. Poos Arcane

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    a grimdark asterix-themed rpg would be interesting
     
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    Cry more retard ?
     
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  25. Freddie Learned

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    Larry Correia's Monster Hunter International.

    Jules Verne's Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea.

    Anabasis (Xenophon) adaption like The Lost Fleet by Jack Campbell (John G. Hemry). Could be set to about any era.
     
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