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January 11, 2013

Lost: The Role Playing Game

If you grew up in the 80s then chances are you were a fan of Role Playing Games, or RPGs for short. the most popular of these games was definitely Dungeons and Dragons, but there were literally thousands of these games on the market with subject areas from everything from war to super heroes (the Marvel Comics & Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles RPGs was my favorites of all time). The basic premise was simple: you created a character by rolling dice to get you certain attributes (strength, agility, etc) and then your character was put through an adventure by someone leading the game (a Dungeon Master in D & D). There could be multiple players and anytime you encountered a task you would role dice to determine the outcome. The game was played entirely in your mind, and it was loads of fun. Then with invention of better gaming systems like NES and Genesis we saw the rise of video game RPGs. Final Fantasy comes to mind, and later games like Knights of the Old Republic and Fable. The basic elements of the original RPGs were there, but instead of using your imagination it was right their on your Television for you to see. Since the guys over at College Humor are a bunch of geeks, they thought it could be cool to imagine what an RPG that was set on Lost Island would be like. The following video is great as usual, cause the College Humor guys rarely disappoint. Check out the video after the jump for a trip back to the good old days of RPGs, albeit with plot holes, unexplained character threads and polar bears aplenty!

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