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RPG Programming with XNA Game Studio 3.0 by Perry

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Chapter 1RPG Basics

What is an RPG? In a role-playing game, the player assumes the role of a character, or avatar, controlling his or her every aspect. Where he goes, what he does — it’s all up to the player. A character could spend all his time traveling the countryside, sitting in a bar, farming, or engaging in any number of other activities. Normally, though, a character will be wandering through some type of dungeon, battling all manner of creatures. While the player is the person who decides what the character does, the developer is the person who decides what activities the player has to choose from. At the very least, as a developer you need to give the player some places for the character to explore, creatures to fight, and treasure ...

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