Have you ever wondered if you could run your own web-based fantasy RPG? Well you can with Legend of the Green Dragon.
Legend of the Green Dragon is a browser-based RPG that is loosely based on a popular BBS gate game called Legend of the Red Dragon.
Legend of the Red Dragon first appeared in the online world in 1989 by Seth Robinson.
It created a world of adventure for many new computer users in a multiplayer environment. It could be argued that it is one of the first MMORPGs.
Not long after its creation, it got the first graphics of any multiplayer game.
The game was popular enough that people have emulated it in several different formats. The most popular is the web-based game, Legend of the Green Dragon.
The basic idea behind the two is more or less the same. Venture, kill creatures, save the girl, level up, challenge other players and kill the Dragon.
But that’s where most of the similarity stops.
Legend of the Green Dragon will run on almost any website. All it requires is PHP and MySQL. Current versions of each work fine.
Of course it helps if you have your own website. You can run it on a free service, but you can quickly overcome the limitations that come with a free service. Consider going into a situation with a host that you can upgrade as needed based on the number of players you acquire.
Installation and configuration are quite automatic. The hardest part is creating the initial database and username. Once this is done, it practically flies through it. You’ll be up and running in just a few minutes. Less than 10 minutes in most cases.
You can expand the game by adding “Modules”. This is so that the codebase can be easily changed to fix bugs without affecting additional content.
There is also a great community that will help you with support. Many experts are available to guide you with the installation, administration and creation of your online role-playing game adventure.
Once you’ve finished the installation process, you’re ready to go. Just ask your friends to join in the fun and you’ll be off to a great start to an addictive new hobby.