Roo presents a retrospective on the rise of the Japanese Role-Playing Game – running from tabletop wargames up through Dragon Quest and Final Fantasy – and discusses their impact on the genre as a whole. Learn about the major players – including Gygax, Garriott, Woodhead, Horii, Sakaguchi – and how their efforts led to the 16-bit RPG renaissance.

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 Part 1: The West

Part 2: The East