Five iPad Role Playing Games for the Hard Core Gamer in You | Role Playing Games

While the iPad is usually known for the games that are usually casual games that do not need much commitment, the iTunes store also has RPG (short for role playing games) that, much like other console RPG’s, need a lot of time to bump, grind and level up to perfection to finish.Hard core gamers, rejoice. The iPad is our mobile RPG console. Here are my picks for the best role playing games for the iPad.1. Infinity Blade 1 and 2 – Infinity Blade is very well known for its gorgeous graphics, but the game play never disappoints. Infinity Blade 1 had set the gold standard for action RPG’s while Infinity Blade 2 had beaten its predecessor with a much more intricate fighting styles and the addition of an online cooperative game called clashmob.

2. 100 Rouges – This games features a lot of classes with different skills trees and abilities and game play that are usually short, to be finished in one day, which usually ends in the player dying. While 100 Rouges games are usually short, this game needs the player to practice again and again in order to really kill the bad guy and finish the game. 100 Rouges is not repetitive, though, as each game gives you a randomly generated map, enemies and drops which keeps each game play fresh and challenging.3. Mage Gauntlet – Mage Gauntlet is a retro style RPG, much like Zelda, that features the smart-mouthed heroine, Lexi, an anti-mage that cannot produce magic, only store them on her gauntlet. Each level is very action packed, challenging and massive. The script is hilarious and you are guaranteed a laugh every time Lexi says something.4. Final Fantasy III – The Final Fantasy series are the pioneer RPG’s when the SNES was still the best console. It is now on the iPad with Final Fantasy III. It features the well loved job system, where each character can be assigned with a class with different abilities and characteristics. Examples are a black mage with weak physical attributes and devastating magic, the white mage which is the same with the first example, only with helpful magic or a knight with strong physical attributes and a large health pool. The job system makes the game extremely customizable, ensuring at least another replay.

5. Rimelands: Hammer of Thor – Rimelands is a turn based game with a great game mechanic twist – it uses special types of dice to determine damage and defense values each turn. The dice system is a little hard to explain but you are sure to get it after a few hours of play. Rimelands has an interesting plot setting that will keep you playing to uncover more of the story.There are more role playing games I can recommend, but these are already enough to keep you busy for almost a month. Download them now and have fun.

The Godfather Death, and the Fairy Godmother – Fairy Tales, and Role Playing Games with Godparents | Role Playing Games

In the world of fairy tales it is not uncommon for the protagonist to have an interesting godfather or godmother. The best known of these is the fairy godmother variant, a creature of great power the godmother would provide her godchild with great gifts as they needed it in life. Lesser known but for the purposes of RPG’s perhaps more important are the godparents from “The God Father” and ” The Godfather Death,” for in these two stories the godparents are the devil and death himself (respectively). In both these stories the father resolves to ask the first person he meets on the street to be the child’s godfather. “The Godfather Death” is in many ways the more interesting of these two stories, first because it develops the relationship between Death and his godson more then most any other fairy tale, and second because although the father has resolved to ask the first one he sees to be godfather he passes over god and the devil for he believes that both of these discriminate against the poor. Upon meeting death however he is happy for death treats all people equally, taking them as it is their turn to die.

Within role playing games we can take from this the idea that a person could indeed on rare occasions choose a godparent for their child, no matter what the parents normal disadvantages. It would be interesting to play a character with a godparent who provided them with some great gift, but who in return made demands that would be difficult to keep. In the case of the Godfather Death, the person knew how to stop Death from taking someone, but was told never to do this if Death stood at the persons head. However realizing that Death loved him the godson chose to ignore this, for he loved those who where dying. In role playing games this may not be as much of a challenge for the players for although their characters might be attached to someone the player may not be. Unless the player is able to more honestly play their character. And then what is it death might demand in return for the sparing of someone’s life.

To take this idea a step further the godfather in an RPG could be an evil god, who waits until long after the character is good to provide him with his gift. Imagine the conflict of being caught between a godfather one has grown to love and the ideology and beliefs that the character holds dear. Again such conflicts require a good role player; however there is real value in such stories, for it is such conflicts that make fantasy so interesting. For within fantasy the conflict is itself invented and so is able to question much more deeply the reality in which we live just as fairy tales are.