The Official RPG Reload Club Thread

08-18-2014, 08:07 PM
The Official RPG Reload Club Thread

Hello, my fellow TA forums members!

I am Shaun Musgrave, the review-writing, malfunctioning Pinbot machine. You may have seen my work on such sites as TouchArcade. Well, as you may or may not know, I have started a new weekly thing called RPG Reload where I play previously-released iOS RPGs and write enough words about them to choke a donkey. I'm doing this because I really like to play RPGs, I really really like to replay RPGs, and I really really really like to write a bunch of words about games I love.

Pictured: Some RPGs In Their Natural Habitat

The first article was written about Chaos Rings, and I think it was pretty okay for a start. The comments were awesome, with lots of good suggestions for future games and some great feedback on the article itself. Also, everyone guessed the next game pretty easily. You won't get me so easily next time!

One of the comments had a really good idea about doing some sort of RPG Club where everyone could play the game of the week together. A week is a really short time to go through an RPG, as I know very well, but hey, nothing says you have to join every single week's game, right? I thought about how best to organize something like that, and it seems to me the best idea is to have a thread in our excellent forums. I know this is kind of a weird thread compared to what we usually do here in the forums, but I think it will be fun for all who want to join. Plus, I got my permission slip from Eli and everything, so we're all clear.

Generally, articles will be going up on Thursdays, and I'll do my best to stick to that unless a family emergency or something intervenes.

Pictured: 'something'

You can keep talking about previous games after the next article is up, of course. I am not a thread police man or anything. Except if you guys get unexpectedly rowdy, of course. Then, I'm totally telling on you. But talking about a previous RPG Reload is definitely okay and on-topic as far as I'm concerned. So what can you talk about? Good question, Shaun.

Feel free to talk about:

a) Anything about any of the games I've played or am playing in the RPG Reload.
b) Feedback or comments about the articles themselves if you are feeling meta.
c) Suggestions and/or votes for future Reader's Choice Reloads, which will happen roughly once a month.
d) Fresh comedy.
e) Maybe other stuff, I don't know. Let's play (e) by ear.

I can't promise I'll be super-active in here, since I have lots of stuff on my plate each day, but I'll do my best to check in at least once a day and talk some stuff about some RPGs. Anyway, be excellent to each other, and let's see how this RPG Reload Club thing goes!

Article Links:

RPG Reload File 001 - 'Chaos Rings'
RPG Reload File 002 - 'Chrono Trigger'
RPG Reload File 003 - 'The Bard's Tale (1985)'
RPG Reload File 004 - 'The Quest Gold'
RPG Reload File 005 - 'Saturday Morning RPG'
RPG Reload File 006 - 'Sword Of Fargoal'
RPG Reload File 007 - 'Secret Of Mana'
RPG Reload File 008 - 'Lunar: Silver Star Story Touch'
RPG Reload File 009 - 'Cthulhu Saves The World'
RPG Reload File 010 - 'Fighting Fantasy: House Of Hell'
RPG Reload File 011 - 'Solomon's Keep'
RPG Reload File 012 - 'Costume Quest'
RPG Reload File 013 - 'Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition'
RPG Reload File 014 - 'Final Fantasy'
RPG Reload File 015 - 'Zenonia'
RPG Reload File 016 - 'Ravensword: The Fallen King'
RPG Reload File 017 - 'Silversword'
RPG Reload File 018 - 'Final Fantasy 2'
RPG Reload File 019 - 'Bastion'
RPG Reload Special Edition - 'The RPG Reload 2014 Christmas Extravaganza'
RPG Reload Special Edition - 'RPG Reload's Favorite RPGs Of 2014'
RPG Reload File 020 - 'Akalabeth - World Of Doom!'
RPG Reload File 021 - 'Knights Of Pen & Paper'
RPG Reload File 022 - 'RPG Quest - Minimae'
RPG Reload File 023 - 'Final Fantasy Tactics'
RPG Reload File 024 - 'Adventure Bar Story'
RPG Reload File 025 - 'Dragon Fantasy Book 1'
RPG Reload File 026 - 'Vay'
RPG Reload File 027 - 'Avernum: Escape From The Pit'
RPG Reload File 028 - 'Phantasy Star 2'
RPG Reload File 029 - 'Shining Force'
RPG Reload File 030 - 'QuestLord'

Coming next week: RPG Reload File 031 -'**** ****: ******* ** *** *** ********'

RPG Reload Podcast links:

RPG Reload Podcast 001 - 'Final Fantasy Tactics'
RPG Reload Podcast 002 - 'Avernum: Escape From The Pit'

Coming next month: RPG Reload Podcast 003 - 'Shining Force'

Follow RPG Reload on Twitter! @RPGReload

Last edited by Shaun Musgrave; 03-20-2015 at 01:19 AM.
08-18-2014, 08:32 PM
Joined: May 2012
Location: California & Philippines
Posts: 2,078
Joining the club. On the road though so no go for maybe 3 weeks

08-18-2014, 08:35 PM
Originally Posted by Echoen View Post
Joining the club. On the road though so no go for maybe 3 weeks
That's cool, man. No time pressure, just pop in when you can. This is one of those relaxed kind of clubs!
08-18-2014, 10:18 PM
Great Shaun! Congrats for this great cause, simply love rpg's and the souls and spirit behind the rpg's gaming experience, love Jrpg, wrpg's strategy, adventure, action, and lots more, love Final Fantasy and Dragon Quest, Baldur's Gate, Chaos Rings, Chrono Trigger, Secret of Mana and many many others, thanks for supporting this great cause and love for Rpg's
08-18-2014, 10:52 PM
Finally a club for people that love spending long stretches of time without human contact! I'm in =)
08-19-2014, 12:03 AM
Following you in spirit buddy. Can't wait for the next one!
08-19-2014, 12:44 AM
Joined: Jan 2011
Location: England
Posts: 9,895
Sounds great. Would love Shadowsun to get a 'reload'. Great RPG which is very underrated
08-19-2014, 12:49 AM
I think Shadowsun is a wee bit too new for now.
The first Ravensword anyone?
08-19-2014, 01:18 AM
Well, the Reader's Choice Reloads are up to the readers, so if the majority votes something fairly new, they'll get it.

I have my schedule planned through the next few months for the column, but I can always adjust it for balance if the Reader's Choices go in odd directions.
08-19-2014, 03:48 AM
Sound great. Thank you.

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