Dungeons & DragonsThe earlier role-playing tradition was combined with the wargames' rule-based character representation to form the first role-playing games. Dungeons & Dragons, developed in 1974 by Dave Arneson and E. Gary Gygax and published by Gygax's company, TSR, was the first commercially available role-playing game.
What makes a good role playing game?
Really good RPGs provide a wide variety of quests, many with interesting twists or branching paths. Gameplay variety. There needs to be a catch in the battle system. Make the characters have a unique skill that separates them from the rest.
What defines an RPG?
A role-playing video game (commonly referred to as simply a role-playing game or an RPG as well as a computer role-playing game or a CRPG) is a video game genre where the player controls the actions of a character (and/or several party members) immersed in some well-defined world.