By using this site, you agree to our Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use. Close
haxxiy said:

I'd argue for an originalist interpretation that any game whose main mechanics ultimately derive from Dungeons & Dragons is an RPG, and those who don't aren't. Simple.

Of course, these days, a lot of games mix and match genres, so... not as simple.

So Dungeons & Dragons is the original RPG. What are the core mechanics of that game?

Personally, I think the main core mechanics that are the foundation to D&D the following:

  • Exploration
  • Social Interaction
  • Combat

Am I missing anything?

What have RPG's done to expand on these mechanics and anything outside these?

Lifetime Sales Predictions 

Switch: 160 million (was 120 million, then 140 million, then 150 million)

PS5: 130 million (was 124 million)

Xbox Series X/S: 54 million (was 60 million, then 57 million)

"The way to accomplish great things, is to be indefatigable and never rest till the thing is accomplished." - Joseph Smith Jr.