Spam Spam Spam Humbug: Episode 69 - Ultima in Gaming History
We take a look at PC Gamer's Ultimate RPG Handbook, and comment on its presentation of the history and influence of the Ultima series.

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PC Gamer recently published a bonus issue that they are calling The Ultimate RPG Handbook, the main feature of which is a 28-page piece on the history of the RPG genre. Naturally, the Ultima series merits a two-page spread therein; we took some time to go through what was written about the series.

We also referenced the Ultima Codex's interview with Ultima 9 lead programmer Bill Randolph a fair bit.

Also mentioned: this book by Bob Larson, and the RPG known as Blimpo Warrior.

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