Peachy's RPG Page


I'm just a lady in my 30s who is really passionate about RPGs from my adolescence. My first ever RPG was most likely Crystalis on the NES, though I can't remember for certain. I spent a lot of my childhood watching my siblings play games like Final Fantasy III (FF6), Chrono Trigger, and Ultima, so it's no wonder that I'm passionate about the genre since it's one that stood out most in my memory. My first RPG that was mine and not the family's was Legend of Mana for the PlayStation. We weren't a wealthy family, so we were always behind until the PS2 came out. We were generally on pace after that, but for most of the '90s we were an SNES household. We didn't get a Playstation until the late '90s. :(

The Folder.
I started this web page because of my fascination with magazine advertisements for video games. When I was in school, I would go through my own magazines and gently tear out advertisements, mostly for RPGs, that I liked and tucked them into a folder. This folder went with me everywhere, just so I could admire them as I liked. Soon after, friends and even my brother started offering to let me go through their magazines to take advertisements, too. My friends mostly had modern magazines, but my brother had a lot from the early '90s. By the time I stopped doing this, I had amassed quite a collection of advertisements. I'm not quite sure why I stopped. It might have been a slight bit of guilt that made me realize I was technically "destroying" these magazines, even though I was only removing a few pages here and there. But I didn't have much concept of the value of such things back then. I was a teenager. Even so, I still have the folder today but now I stick to admiring the advertisements in PDFs that people have meticulously put together. But it's a lot of work to go through so many issues, so I figured that I would clean up and share any RPG advertisements I found on this web page for those who are curious but don't have the time to go digging through the PDFs on their own. It's a fun look back at another part of gaming history!

The ad that started it all.
I definitely miss seeing magazine advertisements for RPGs and video games in general. I think it's amazing that so many people have done what they can to preserve old gaming magazines so that we can still see all of these advertisements, reviews, previews, and more with relative ease. A huge thank you to the community at Retromags for all of their hard work!

I liked collecting RPG previews and reviews, too.


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