Fight, Magic, Items

The History of Final Fantasy, Dragon Quest, and the Rise of Japanese RPGs in the West
by Aidan Moher

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Take a journey through the history of Japanese role-playing games—from the creators who built it, the games that defined it, and the stories that transformed pop culture and continue to capture the imaginations of millions of fans to this day.

The Japanese roleplaying game (JRPG) genre is one that is known...
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Published By Running Press Adult

Format Paperback


Number Of Pages 320

Publication Date 10/04/2022

ISBN 9780762479634

Dimensions 5.5 inches x 8.25 inches

"A wondrous in-depth look at the history of Japanese role playing games.”
— Engadget

"Aidan Moher has literally written the book on Japanese role-playing games.”

“A work that will resonate with many of us who grew up with the genre and watched its rise as we ourselves grew into adulthood.”
— RPGFan

"A fun, fascinating exploration of the medium’s most magical genre.”

"Informative, personal, and fascinating, this book earns its place among deep dives into video-game history.”

"Fight, Magic, Items is the intricate deep dive that the JRPG genre deserves.”

"Strong research that’s fun to read, alongside moving anecdotes and nostalgia? Take my money.”