20 Years of Milestone RPGs ~ An RPGFan 20th Anniversary Feature
Collecting industry and staff milestones.
04.25.18 - 4:00 PM
We had this great idea: Let's discuss games that were milestones for the industry. Things that, in ways, changed what we thought of RPGs, or crazy crossovers. Games that caused a shift in the market to a drastic degree, like how Final Fantasy VII changed everything.
Of course, we have intentionally set our 20th Anniversary features to include games within the last 20 years, and FFVII is 21 years old. Damn. So, without the most obvious choice, and to mix things up a bit, I asked our staff to write about one of two things: Either games that were industry milestones, or in some way, a personal milestone or revelation within the genre. The results are a mix of factual tales and personal journeys, and everyone made some interesting choices in their selections, so I'm happy to present you with these sixteen games in our 20 Years of Milestone RPGs feature (and yes, there's some not-exactly-RPGs in here too, for games that fall within our coverage).