A a well researched and well reported dive into the popular emergence of the JRPG genre and would make a welcome addition to any gamer’s bookshelf.

Mathew Rodriguez
-Senior News Editor at them

This book is my life in an alternative history. [It] talks about the kind of experiences that I’ve tried to recapture despite never having most of them originally.


Fight, Magic, Items isn’t just a history of some of the greats, but a celebration of an incredible sub-genre that has influenced people the world over.

Joe DelFranco
-Nerds of a Feater

Even if you don’t know an Esper from an Esuna, Fight, Magic, Items is a compelling tale of pioneering creatives betting their careers on their imagination.

Ty Schalter
-Editor of Gimme Schalter

A wondrous in-depth look at the history of Japanese role playing games.


This felt like a conversation with a friend. It’s cool a non-fiction book like this… Read more “Michael G, NetGalley”

Michael G.