Welcome to my second page of links. I had planned on making only one link page, but the RPG section proved too long and I decided it would be best to split my links up. This page will be dedicated to the coolest in Magic the Gathering, Play By e-Mail, Free CRPG Downloads, Free On-Line Gaming, and Miscellaneous Fantasy sites I know of. Again, if you have a URL you would like listed here, just sign my guest book and I'll add it ASAP. Thanks for visiting and enjoy!
Free Downloadable CRPG's:
- Dungeon of the Dracul: Is freeware and takes less than 1 minute to download. Is early 80's in graphics and feel.
- Vintage Gaming network: Has more than 20 downloadable Adventure/RPG games with links to dozens more. Most downloads will take less than 5 minutes. (also has other game categories to search).
- Darkness Ethereal: Features all original Dragon Warrior/Final Fantasy-esque type games. They also offer free tile sets for others looking to create games.
- The MiG Outpost: Offers a free download of their game "Avalon" and they have a few more in the works. Less than a 1 minute download.
- RuneSword: Comes with my Highest recommendation. This is a completely original game and has outstanding graphics, spell system, skills, weapons, armor etc. It has a large following, mostly because it includes a "creator" feature which allows you to make your own game using their system. The site also features new items, weapons, etc. that can be downloaded. The game itself takes @20-30 minutes to download but is well worth it!
- Freeware Files: This link is to the Adventure/RPG section and features almost 20 downloadable games. I highly recommend Dink Smallwood, which the creators just recently made freeware. The game is interesting if for no other reason than it allows you to make some strange decisions and has some weird encounters. The download will take about 20-25 minutes.
- Download-Games: Another site with multiple downloads. This one has over 40 games to download in the RPG section, but unfortunately does not give descriptions of the games so you must download them first to see if they are any good.
- Home of SSK: This site has three games to download but one you will need an Atari emulator for. Fortunately they provide a link to a site that offers one if you don't happen to have one handy.
- Dragon-Warrior: Offers links to free downloadable clones of Dragon Warrior(I recommend Dragon King).
- File Planet: If you want to check out a game before you blow a wad on it, come here and download the newest and best (or not so new and good) demo's for free. They also offer full versions of some games (you have to search hard for them), screen savers, and patches. I recommend downloading the FREE version of Zelda.
Free On-Line Games:
- HiddenWorld: Features D&D-like character generation. Interesting concept game. If you die you can not log back on until the next day.
- Dusk: Excellent graphical MUD with good chat-room features. My personal Fave and comes with my highest recommendation. Quick tip: to talk put it in "".
- Star Kingdoms: A good SciFi strategy/RPG. Has good graphics and chat features.
- RPGBattle: Haven't been able to play yet because I forgot my password, but looks really interesting. Uses icons from the Final Fantasy series.
- NetDragons: They have several on-line games to choose from. I recommend starting with Vagabond's Quest.
- Source of Magic: Another I haven't played in yet, but seemed interesting so I included it here. Features dungeons you can make and play in, and discussions.
- Mystery and Magic: Features free-form role-playing (unstructured story-line RPG). This would probably work equally as well as a PBeM so I might include it there also. You must give a writing sample before they will allow you to play.
- FF Empire RPG: An original on-line game based on FF. You can choose from any of the FF characters from any of the series.
- Fred's Friends: Features several games to play. Try Dragon-Court which offers multi-player on-line play with chat rooms.
- Race War Kingdom: this is an on-line RPG that has no graphics and is played by clicking (just check it out and you'll understand). Be careful though, it can be extremely addictive (some people who play are over level 20,000- and that is as hard as it sounds). Features a live chat board so you can converse with fellow players.
- Questria: features a free (non-SquareSoft) version of Triple Triad, the extremely fun and addictive CCG in FFVIII. Plays exactly like the original and features a live chat room. I wouldn't recommend unless you have a fast computer/connection though, I tend to get booted often.
- ArchMage: Massively multiplayer, fantasy strategy game. It is free to play and requires no download.
- Twilight Castle: A free on-line fantasy RPG. Allows you to select different actions through a drop-down menu. Limited graphics but fun to play.
- Nintendoland: Not an RPG site but has cloned versions of Donkey Kong and Donkey Kong Jr., Asteroids, and a few Mario-Yoshi word games. If you are bored and want some vintage action check it out.
- MtG World: Artwork from the MtG cards. Includes wonderful thumbnails and pics of cards as well as the artwork itself.
- Official website: The official MtG website. Check out the 7th edition cards!
- KSB's Magic Page: A great compendium of MtG information. Good site for newcomers to begin with.
- The MiG Outpost: Has deck lists, combos, and general info on the game.
- Lunar:Chapters of the Moon: This game is rather new, and has just undergone some major rewrites, so it is an excellent time for people to join. It is free and is tons of fun. It is a story-based pbemgame, but does have some fighting etc. in it.
- War of Wizards 2.0: This game is more strategy than RPG but is set in a fantasy setting. You are a Wizard vying for control of the world. You manage resources, ally to other wizards and basically kick butt. I really enjoy this game but it is rather math/detail-oriented as there are many things to keep track of. It is free to play as a play-tester.
- Lacadan Conquest: This game has not started yet so I don't have much to say about it other than it's free, looks promising and they are accepting alpha play-testers.
- PBeM Base International: A site dedicated to all pbemgames with a database of thousands spanning all genre's of pbem's including strategy, fantasy, RPG, war, battle simulation, etc. THE place to start for newcomers.
- Play by Mail Games Homepage: Features links to many PBM and PBeM sites, overview of the genre, and gaming news.
- PBM Experience: Features PBM and PBeM games, with links to other sites included. Some of the games he has listed do have costs associated with them, so read carefully.
- PBM Cubed: This site has an excellent FAQ, and links to many PBM and PBeM games.
- Wizards of Firetop Mountain: A PBeM game. (I haven't had a chance to play it yet).
- The PBeM News: Has links to hundreds of PBeM games. They have them split into subsections according to genre. The nicest thing is they tell you which sites like/accept lurkers.
- DragonLands: Though this is a PBeM I am not certain they are willing to accept new players. I am including it here b/c they have some of the best writing I have encountered yet and it is an excellent example of a PBeM story-line RPG. Read it if you get a chance.
- Equinox: This PBeM has been around for many years but they are still accepting new players. The site has an excellent FAQ and info from players. It does warn that "Some understanding of Roger Zelazny's Amber novels is recommended, as is previous experience of play-by-email gaming."
- John Larimer's Web Page: This page has several PBeM games listed on it. The only one I checked out was the Fantasy category, which is a very detailed and interesting Tolkien-based game.
- Olympia: A computer moderated PBeM fantasy simulation. Each player controls a small group of nobles, who may lead commoners, fight, build ships and castles, explore, trade, slay monsters, study skills such as construction, beastmastery or combat, and research spells in the six schools of magic. They are still accepting new players.
- Mystery and Magic: Features free-form role-playing (unstructured story-line RPG). This is not strictly a PBeM but it is so similiar I decided to include it here. You must give a writing sample before they will allow you to play.
Other Fantasy/RPG Links:
- RPG Classics: site is dedicated to all classic Role-Playing games. Has an extensive list of links, maps, walk-throughs for most RPG games.
- Mysidia: Is similiar to above, except is Nintendo RPG specific. (including NES, SNES and N64).
- Fantasy Network: Features editorials, game previews, and links to other gaming sites.
- Allakhazam'z magical Realm: Everquest community with info and message boards. Excellent site if you are an Everquest player.
- RPG Guide: Features cheats, tips, walkthroughs, and pics for FFi-IX, Lunar, Chrono Cross and other console games.
- RPG Toolkit: For those not satisfied with just playing RPG's this site will help you make your own game. It is a great tool and is a bit easier to use than RPGMaker (or so I have been told).
- RPG Encyclopedia: Name says it all. If you need to know something about an RPG head here first. Great pics and reviews.
- Llewelon's RPG Realm: there are too many games there to list. Just go and check it out.
- RPG Planet: has great links to many RPG sites, including D&D, something I don't have any links for personally.
- RPG Gateway: very similiar to above link. Same type of site, links, etc. Both are good to check out and have a lot of different stuff on them.
- Elfwood: is a wonderful site dedicated to Fantasy art and writing. It has a huge database of mostly amateur artists and writers. If you love fantasy check this site out (and if you are an artist or writer you can get your stuff posted for free).
- Spiderweb Software: is an interesting site offering a few free downloadable demos of some of its more popular games such as Netherworld. It's games are available for both the Mac and the PC and all can be downloaded from the site (most cost around $25).
- RPG Vault: Tons of info and reviews of CRPG's. Features interviews with game designers and screen shots of upcoming games.
- Gamespot's RPG Page: This is the RPG section of Game Spot and features reveiews and previews to CRPG games. The coolest feature is a drop-down menu with a (almost) complete list of every CRPG around; pick a game to get their review and some pics.
- The One Ring: Great site for fans of J.R.R. Tolkien...the man who started it all. This site features info about the books, games and the upcoming movie with a huge fan-base and chat-board.
Other Links/My Friend's Sites:
- Josh's Fishing Home Page: This is my hon's site and has excellent pictures. I helped him put it together so check it out and let me know what you think about the lay-out. He is a sportfisherman and all the pics are of fish and boats and stuff but is still a pretty cool site (ok...I am biased, but I really think it is nice!)
- There will be more here soon....but my friends are kind of slow at getting their sites ready so who knows...
All Links good as of 5/17/01
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That's all folks!