What makes a great RPG?

In this episode of Gaming: The Podcast John Robertson and Stace Harman discuss what it is that they believe makes a great RPG.

The very best roleplaying-games manage to grab and hold our attention for tens, if not hundreds, of hours and they stick with us for years after their credits roll. What, though, is it about them that gives them this incredible ability to court us and keep us for so long?

Games and franchises mentioned in this episode include Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Fallout 3, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, The Witcher 3, Pokemon, Yakuza, Dragon Quest, Final Fantasy, Baldur's Gate 3, Divinity Original Sin 2, Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous and more.

A video version of this podcast is available at https://www.youtube.com/c/indiebydesign
Music by Ben Prunty.