The GWJ CRPG Club - Main Thread

Hey, they removed most of the tarps from the stadium. They're almost a good enough team to see nowadays!

Nominations look to be quieting down, but we'll let them run their course until Monday at noon GMT before starting the next round.

Nominations Update

Nominated & Seconded
Arcanum: Of Steamworks and Magick Obscura ($3.89) (32-66 hours)
Baldur's Gate ($19.99) (31-87 hours)
Betrayal at Krondor ($5.99) (40-65 hours)
Deus Ex ($6.99) (23-37 hours)
Diablo ($9.99) (15-25 hours)
The Elder Scrolls: Arena (Free) (23-80 hours)
Fallout ($9.99) (17-32 hours)
Planescape Torment ($19.99) (31-63 hours)
System Shock 2 ($9.99) (14-23 hours)
Ultima 7: Black Gate ($5.99)(43-89 hours)
Wizardry 8 ($9.99) (93-147 hours)

Nominated
Anachronox ($6.99) (28-36 hours)
Icewind Dale ($19.99) (35-52 hours)

I'll second Icewind Dale.

Nominations Update

Nominated & Seconded
Arcanum: Of Steamworks and Magick Obscura ($3.89) (32-66 hours)
Baldur's Gate ($19.99) (31-87 hours)
Betrayal at Krondor ($5.99) (40-65 hours)
Deus Ex ($6.99) (23-37 hours)
Diablo ($9.99) (15-25 hours)
The Elder Scrolls: Arena (Free) (23-80 hours)
Fallout ($9.99) (17-32 hours)
Icewind Dale ($19.99) (35-52 hours)
Planescape Torment ($19.99) (31-63 hours)
System Shock 2 ($9.99) (14-23 hours)
Ultima 7: Black Gate ($5.99)(43-89 hours)
Wizardry 8 ($9.99) (93-147 hours)

Nominated
Anachronox ($6.99) (28-36 hours)
Might & Magic VI: The Mandate of Heaven ($9.99) (54-90 hours)

I’ll second Might & Magic VI.

Nominations Update

Less than 24 hours to the next round. Last call for nominations and seconds!

Nominated & Seconded
Arcanum: Of Steamworks and Magick Obscura ($3.89) (32-66 hours)
Baldur's Gate ($19.99) (31-87 hours)
Betrayal at Krondor ($5.99) (40-65 hours)
Deus Ex ($6.99) (23-37 hours)
Diablo ($9.99) (15-25 hours)
The Elder Scrolls: Arena (Free) (23-80 hours)
Fallout ($9.99) (17-32 hours)
Icewind Dale ($19.99) (35-52 hours)
Might & Magic VI: The Mandate of Heaven ($9.99) (54-90 hours)
Planescape Torment ($19.99) (31-63 hours)
System Shock 2 ($9.99) (14-23 hours)
Ultima 7: Black Gate ($5.99)(43-89 hours)
Wizardry 8 ($9.99) (93-147 hours)

Nominated
Anachronox ($6.99) (28-36 hours)

I'll second Anachronox even though we're all voting Arcanum #1 as the first completely unanimous selection.

Right, so don't vote for Arcanum. Check.

Arcanum is one of my top couple games in this round and will be in my top 6 for sure. It looks like it would take a fan patch and a touch of tweaking to get it up and working well, but nothing complicated. But then again, a lot of the other games look good too.

Nominations Update

Last few hours...

Nominated & Seconded
Anachronox ($6.99) (28-36 hours)
Arcanum: Of Steamworks and Magick Obscura ($3.89) (32-66 hours)
Baldur's Gate ($19.99) (31-87 hours)
Betrayal at Krondor ($5.99) (40-65 hours)
Deus Ex ($6.99) (23-37 hours)
Diablo ($9.99) (15-25 hours)
The Elder Scrolls: Arena (Free) (23-80 hours)
Fallout ($9.99) (17-32 hours)
Icewind Dale ($19.99) (35-52 hours)
Might & Magic VI: The Mandate of Heaven ($9.99) (54-90 hours)
Planescape Torment ($19.99) (31-63 hours)
System Shock 2 ($9.99) (14-23 hours)
Ultima 7: Black Gate ($5.99)(43-89 hours)
Wizardry 8 ($9.99) (93-147 hours)

Nominated

Pick 6 Voting Round

Let's narrow down this field of 14 fine candidates!

In this voting round, pick up to 6 candidates that you'd like to play. This is an unranked round, so just list them in any order.

This round will run until noon GMT on Thursday, March 21. At that point, the top five to seven vote getters will be carried over to our ranked voting round. (If two games are tied for 6th place, we'll carry both games to the final round. If more than 2 games are tied for 6th place, we'll drop them and carry 5 games to the final round.)

Candidates
Anachronox ($6.99) (28-36 hours)
Arcanum: Of Steamworks and Magick Obscura ($3.89) (32-66 hours)
Baldur's Gate ($19.99) (31-87 hours)
Betrayal at Krondor ($5.99) (40-65 hours)
Deus Ex ($6.99) (23-37 hours)
Diablo ($9.99) (15-25 hours)
The Elder Scrolls: Arena (Free) (23-80 hours)
Fallout ($9.99) (17-32 hours)
Icewind Dale ($19.99) (35-52 hours)
Might & Magic VI: The Mandate of Heaven ($9.99) (54-90 hours)
Planescape Torment ($19.99) (31-63 hours)
System Shock 2 ($9.99) (14-23 hours)
Ultima 7: Black Gate ($5.99)(43-89 hours)
Wizardry 8 ($9.99) (93-147 hours)

Handy-Dandy List for Copy-Pasty Voting
Anachronox
Arcanum
Baldur's Gate
Betrayal at Krondor
Deus Ex
Diablo
Elder Scrolls: Arena
Fallout
Icewind Dale
Might & Magic VI
Planescape Torment
System Shock 2
Ultima 7
Wizardry 8

Arcanum
Baldur's Gate
The Elder Scrolls: Arena
Fallout
Planescape Torment

Some tougher than expected choices here. My top 6:

Arcanum
Deus Ex
Fallout
Icewind Dale
System Shock 2
Ultima 7

Arcanum
Baldur's Gate
Icewind Dale

Tough choices here, I’d love to play any of these. But for my pick 6, I’ll go with:

Arcanum
Baldur’s Gate
Betrayal at Krondor
Fallout
Might & Magic VI
System Shock 2

Did a quick pruning, ended up with seven. Rolled a d6 to eliminate one:

Arcanum
Baldur's Gate
Betrayal at Krondor
Diablo
Fallout
Planescape Torment

I am probably willing to start play any of the 14.

I'm so goddamn proud of all of you.

Arcanum!

Anachronox
Baldur's Gate
Betrayal at Krondor
Deus Ex
Diablo
Elder Scrolls: Arena
Fallout
Icewind Dale
Might & Magic VI
Planescape Torment
System Shock 2
Ultima 7
Wizardry 8

Edit: Oh, right. Six votes.

Anachronox
Baldur's Gate
Fallout
Planescape Torment

*Legion* wrote:

I'm so goddamn proud of all of you.

Arcanum!

Well, yes. I'm "too young" in here to know why I should vote against you

tormodh wrote:

Did a quick pruning, ended up with seven. Rolled a d6 to eliminate one:

Arcanum
Baldur's Gate
Betrayal at Krondor
Diablo
Fallout
Planescape Torment

I am probably willing to start play any of the 14.

I’m curious: what was the 7th?

Just realized Bard's Tale isn't on the list, despite the recent remake.
Picking 6 is really hard.

Baldur's Gate
Betrayal at Krondor
Diablo
Fallout
Icewind Dale
Ultima 7

Arcanum
Baldur's Gate
Fallout
Might & Magic VI
Planescape Torment
System Shock 2

Pick 6 Voting Round Update

Baldur's Gate, Arcanum, and Fallout pull away quickly, making strong statements that this may be a three-way battle when we get to the final round. All look fairly safe bets to clear this round. Chasing them is a tight field of hopefuls, with Betrayal at Krondor and Planescape Torment holding slim leads over the rest.

Baldur's Gate - 8
Arcanum - 7
Fallout - 7
Betrayal at Krondor - 4
Planescape Torment - 4
------------------------
Diablo - 3
Icewind Dale - 3
System Shock 2 - 3
Anachronox - 2
Deus Ex - 2
Elder Scrolls: Arena - 2
Ultima 7 - 2
Might & Magic VI - 2
Wizardry 8 - 0

In this voting round, pick up to 6 candidates that you'd like to play. This is an unranked round, so just list them in any order.

This round will run until noon GMT on Thursday, March 21. At that point, the top five to seven vote getters will be carried over to our ranked voting round. (If two games are tied for 6th place, we'll carry both games to the final round. If more than 2 games are tied for 6th place, we'll drop them and carry 5 games to the final round.)

Candidates
Anachronox ($6.99) (28-36 hours)
Arcanum: Of Steamworks and Magick Obscura ($3.89) (32-66 hours)
Baldur's Gate ($19.99) (31-87 hours)
Betrayal at Krondor ($5.99) (40-65 hours)
Deus Ex ($6.99) (23-37 hours)
Diablo ($9.99) (15-25 hours)
The Elder Scrolls: Arena (Free) (23-80 hours)
Fallout ($9.99) (17-32 hours)
Icewind Dale ($19.99) (35-52 hours)
Might & Magic VI: The Mandate of Heaven ($9.99) (54-90 hours)
Planescape Torment ($19.99) (31-63 hours)
System Shock 2 ($9.99) (14-23 hours)
Ultima 7: Black Gate ($5.99)(43-89 hours)
Wizardry 8 ($9.99) (93-147 hours)

Handy-Dandy List for Copy-Pasty Voting
Anachronox
Arcanum
Baldur's Gate
Betrayal at Krondor
Deus Ex
Diablo
Elder Scrolls: Arena
Fallout
Icewind Dale
Might & Magic VI
Planescape Torment
System Shock 2
Ultima 7
Wizardry 8

Anachronox
Arcanum
Deus Ex
Icewind Dale
System Shock 2
Ultima 7

Baldur's Gate
Deus Ex
Planescape Torment
Arcanum
Icewind Dale
Diablo

LastSurprise wrote:
tormodh wrote:

Did a quick pruning, ended up with seven. Rolled a d6 to eliminate one:

Arcanum
Baldur's Gate
Betrayal at Krondor
Diablo
Fallout
Planescape Torment

I am probably willing to start play any of the 14.

I’m curious: what was the 7th?

The 7th that couldn't get touched by the d6 was Betrayal at Krondor. The 7th...

Spoiler:

...Guest. I don't remember. I don't think it was you (the player), but it is a long time since last time. And it was an adventure/puzzle game, so not really right for this thread.

But the game that got nix'ed by roll of a dice...

Spoiler:

will remain unknown. What if it makes a difference? Someone would be mad at me because their game dropped out. Now several people may be mad at me for not knowing. I'm sorry...

Spoiler:

...not sorry. Though this spoiler trolling could've into Infinity if I hadn't cut it here. Now I really am sorry.

Arcanum
Icewind Dale
Torment
System Shock 2
diablo

Not really that fussed about anything else.

Arcanum
Baldur's Gate
Diablo
Icewind Dale
System Shock 2
Ultima 7

I would not mind starting and never finishing any of these.

This is going to be interesting ... my picks:
Arcanum
Baldur's Gate
Deus Ex
Fallout
Icewind Dale
System Shock 2