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Urbanphobia In RPGs

A city means the end of the simple life

I get this knot in my stomach at around one-third of the way into any RPG. I know what’s coming: it almost always does around about then. I’ve been happily following gentle questlines, roaming across open countryside and being glad to bump into one or two traders here and there, but now the time has come: time to go to a city, and everything will change.

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Alec Meer


Ancient co-founder of RPS. Long gone. Now mostly writes for rather than about video games.