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


This book is such a fun read, and worth the time for any gamer.

Sarah G.

[Moher] combines a gift for compelling storytelling with an encyclopedic knowledge of the topic and an obvious and very genuine love of the genre.

Matt Wallace
-Hugo Award-winning novelist and games writer

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

Aidan Moher has literally written the book on Japanese role-playing games.


The author’s voice and experiences provide a relatable perspective to a genre entrenched in fantasy, and reminds the reader that every single game is the product of human labor and imagination.

Eric Layman
-Co-host of the Retrograde Amnesia podcast