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post #11 of 45
Any smut book would do the trick.
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Stephen Kings "Dark Tower Series"
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"Halo: The Flood" by William C. Dietz.
    
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Originally Posted by edalbkrad View Post
Lord of the rings series - this time made by bioware

Get to control the fellowship ala ME/DA party style
I like the Idea of this.
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post #15 of 45
Death Gate Cycle for action/adventure/exploration games , because of the interesting setting . God I love those worlds Weis & Hickman created .


Dragonlance Chronicles trilogy for RPG/Micro-Managment games , because they have a lot of characters at any given time .



Raymond E.Feist Riftwar trilogy .
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post #16 of 45
I used to think The Wheel of Time would be great. Then they made a mediocre shooter out of it. Bleh. I wanted a rich RPG obviously.

But now that I'm older and (hopefully) wiser, I've come to believe that no book would translate well into an RPG, because the whole fun of an RPG is the exploration of the unknown. But if you've read the book, you already know the gist...so all you're discovering is an artistic interpretation of the book that will differ from your own previous internalizations.

So IMHO, the best book-to-game scenarios are where only the basic setting or background is used, but the game itself has nothing to do with the story you already know. That's why KOTOR is one of, if not the, best Star Wars games ever: it's obviously Star Wars, but it's not Star Wars that we already know...it's all new.
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post #17 of 45
The Malazan Book of the Fallen.10+ different races,six continents-not counting the worlds inside the many warrens the magic users access,a lot of different magic types. It would make a killer mmo if done right.
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post #18 of 45
dragons of pern, eragon

allot of the fantasy books meant for teenagers would be easily adapted into very fun rpg style games


my personal choice would have to be skulduggery pleasant, very funny book, lots of humour
Edited by JohnDProb - 7/22/11 at 7:34pm
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post #19 of 45
Mistborn trilogy, by Brandon Sanderson.
A rich world with a very innovative magic system based on metals. Very cool
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Brave New World
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