Here are our top ten recommendations if you are looking for the best books to read in RPG Programming. We have made sure our list is diverse to cater to the interests of different types of readers.
1. Trapped in a Video Game (Volume 1)
Kids who love video games will love this first installment of the new 5-book series about 12-year old Jesse Rigsby and the wild adventures he encounters inside different video games. Age Level: 8-12 Grade Level: 3rd and up Jesse Rigsby hates video games—and for good reason. You see, a video game character is trying to kill him. After getting sucked in the new game Full Blast with his friend Eric, Jesse starts to see the appeal of vaporizing man-size praying mantis while cruising around by jet pack. But pretty soon, a mysterious figure begins following Eric and Jesse, and they discover they can't leave the game. If they don't figure out what's going on fast, they'll be trapped for good!
- Author: Dustin Brady
- Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing; Illustrated edition (April 10, 2018)
- Genre: Children's Books, Growing Up & Facts of Life
- ISBN: 978-1449494865
- Dimensions: 6 x 0.4 x 9 inches
2. Candlekeep Mysteries (D&D Adventure Book - Dungeons & Dragons) (Dungeons and Dragons)
An anthology of seventeen mystery-themed adventures for the world’s greatest roleplaying game. Candlekeep attracts scholars like a flame attracts moths. Historians, sages, and others who crave knowledge flock to this library fortress to peruse its vast collection of books, scribbled into which are the answers to the mysteries that bedevil them. Many of these books contain their own mysteries ̶—each one a doorway to adventure. Dare you cross that threshold? · 17 mystery-themed D&D adventures, each tied to a book discovered in the famed library fortress of Candlekeep · Easy to run as stand-alone mini adventures or to drop into your home campaign · Adventures span play from levels 1 to 16 · Includes a full poster map of Candlekeep, plus detailed descriptions of the various locations, characters, and creatures that reside within it · Introduces a variety of Dungeons & Dragons monsters, items, and non-player characters (NPCs) Candlekeep Mysteries is a collection of seventeen short, stand-alone D&D adventures designed for characters of levels 1–16. Each adventure begins with the discovery of a book, and each book is the key to a door behind which danger and glory await. These adventures can be run as one-shot games, plugged into an existing Forgotten Realms campaign, or adapted for other campaign settings. This book also includes a poster map of the library fortress and detailed descriptions of Candlekeep and its inhabitants.
- Author: Wizards RPG Team
- Publisher: Wizards of the Coast (March 16, 2021)
- Genre: Computers & Technology, Programming Languages
- ISBN: 978-0786967223
- Dimensions: 8.6 x 0.8 x 11.2 inches
3. Escape from a Video Game: The Secret of Phantom Island (Volume 1)
Young gamers control the action in this interactive new series from the bestselling author of Trapped in a Video Game . With more than 30 endings and an unlockable bonus adventure, The Secret of Phantom Island promises hours of screen-free fun. Cooper Hawke and the Secret of Phantom Island is the greatest video game nobody has ever played. The treasure-hunting adventure was supposed to set a new standard for gaming. Then, just one month before its release date, it fell off the face of the earth. Now, for the first time, you get a chance to play the mysterious game - from the inside . As you outsmart enemies, solve puzzles, and explore the island's hidden areas, you'll discover that there's more to this game than the world realized. Escape from a Video Game is an innovative pick-your-plot story that promises two adventures for the price of one! The main adventure builds critical thinking skills by rewarding young readers for solving puzzles and making sound choices with non-stop action and huge plot twists. Once readers beat the video game within the book, they'll get a chance to hunt for every possible ending. Finding all the book's endings reveals a code that readers can use to unlock a secret story online. This series is both the perfect starting point for new readers of Dustin Brady and a rewarding return for fans of his Trapped in a Video Game series. New readers will quickly come to appreciate the page-turning action and hilarious writing that made Trapped in a Video Game a bestseller. Returning fans will enjoy exploring the world of the original series through a different perspective and uncovering more secrets about the mysterious video game company Bionosoft.
- Author: Dustin Brady
- Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing (September 1, 2020)
- Genre: Children's Books, Activities, Crafts & Games
- ISBN: 978-1524858803
- Dimensions: 6 x 0.5 x 9 inches
4. The Legend of Zelda Encyclopedia Deluxe Edition
The Legend of Zelda(TM) is one of the most successful franchises of all time with nearly twenty video games and thirty years of history, but it all started with a gold cartridge... The Legend of Zelda Encyclopedia Deluxe Edition honors the game that started it all by recreating the original gold cartridge as faithfully as possible. The book comes with a black polypropylene sleeve, lined with velvet flocking, and a scale instruction booklet with fun, theme-appropriate material inside. The cover is a gold foil paper with gloss lamination and a spot gritty varnish. The details are embossed and debossed. It has gold gilding on the top and foredge, with black gilding on the bottom. This book looks and feels so much like the original cartridge you might find yourself blowing into the bottom before you open it! This 328-page book is an exhaustive guide to The Legend of Zelda , from the original The Legend of Zelda to Twilight Princess HD . A comprehensive collection of enemies and items, potions to poes, an expansion of the lore touched upon in Hyrule Historia, concept art, screencaps, maps, main characters and how they relate, languages, and much, much more, including an exclusive interview with Series Producer, Eiji Aonuma! This, the last of The Goddess Collection trilogy, which includes Hyrule Historia and Art & Artifacts , is a treasure trove of explanations and information about every aspect of The Legend of Zelda universe! Celebrate over thirty years of The Legend of Zelda with a heartfelt homage to the origins of this legendary franchise!
- Author: Nintendo
- Publisher: Dark Horse Books; Deluxe edition (June 19, 2018)
- Genre: Arts & Photography, History & Criticism
- ISBN: 978-1506707402
- Dimensions: 10.63 x 1.58 x 14.38 inches
5. Wizards & Spells (Dungeons & Dragons): A Young Adventurer's Guide (Dungeons & Dragons Young Adventurer's Guides)
An immersive illustrated primer to the enchanted beings, magic users, and spells of Dungeons & Dragons, the leading fantasy role-playing game. This illustrated guide transports new players to the magical world of Dungeons & Dragons and presents a one-of-a-kind course on the wizards, sorcerers, and other magic-makers for which the game is known. Featuring easy-to-follow and entertaining explanations of how spells are created and used in the game, along with original illustrations of the game's essential magical characters, this book shines a spotlight on the mystical side of D&D. The perfect jumping-on point for young fans of fantasy looking to give D&D a try, Wizards and Spells also features prompts to encourage creative problem-solving skills in the dangerous situations that may be encountered in a Dungeons & Dragons adventure.
- Author: Jim Zub
- Publisher: Ten Speed Press; Illustrated edition (March 10, 2020)
- Genre: Children's Books, Activities, Crafts & Games
- ISBN: 978-1984856463
- Dimensions: 6.02 x 0.55 x 8.53 inches
6. NieR: Automata World Guide Volume 1
Step into the boots of a YoRHa combat android and discover the world of NieR: Automata from a firsthand perspective! 192 pages of art, lore, and exploration collected into a fantastic full-color hardcover volume in English for the very first time! Whether locked in open combat, zipping through the air on a flying mech, or bonding with nature through the indigenous fauna, NeiR: Automata captivated players through a genre-bending blend of action and adventure. Now, journey through this unique and ruined world, discovering its each and every intricacy with the NieR: Automata World Guide ! Dark Horse Books and Square Enix present a faithful localization of the original Japanese volume of the same name, offered in English for the first time! Explore the world of NieR: Automata through maps, character biographies, short stories, concept art, commentary, and more!Age Range:16 YEARS
- Author: Square Enix
- Publisher: Dark Horse Books (May 7, 2019)
- Genre: Arts & Photography, Other Media
- ISBN: 978-1506710310
- Dimensions: 8.77 x 0.92 x 12.2 inches
7. DAEMON (Daemon Series)
Daniel Suarez's New York Times bestselling debut high-tech thriller is “so frightening even the government has taken note” (Entertainment Weekly). Daemons: computer programs that silently run in the background, waiting for a specific event or time to execute. They power almost every service. They make our networked world possible. But they also make it vulnerable... When the obituary of legendary computer game architect Matthew Sobol appears online, a previously dormant daemon activates, initiating a chain of events that begins to unravel our interconnected world. This daemon reads news headlines, recruits human followers, and orders assassinations. With Sobol’s secrets buried with him, and as new layers of his daemon are unleashed, it’s up to Detective Peter Sebeck to stop a self-replicating virtual killer before it achieves its ultimate purpose—one that goes far beyond anything Sebeck could have imagined...
- Author: Daniel Suarez
- Publisher: Signet Books; 1st edition (December 29, 2009)
- Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Thrillers & Suspense
- ISBN: 978-0451228734
- Dimensions: 4.3 x 1.4 x 7.5 inches
8. Computer Hacking Beginners Guide: How to Hack Wireless Network, Basic Security and Penetration Testing, Kali Linux, Your First Hack
This book will teach you how you can protect yourself from most common hacking attacks -- by knowing how hacking actually works! After all, in order to prevent your system from being compromised, you need to stay a step ahead of any criminal hacker. You can do that by learning how to hack and how to do a counter-hack. Within this book are techniques and tools that are used by both criminal and ethical hackers – all the things that you will find here will show you how information security can be compromised and how you can identify an attack in a system that you are trying to protect. At the same time, you will also learn how you can minimise any damage in your system or stop an ongoing attack. Read this book for FREE on Kindle Unlimited With Hacking: Computer Hacking Beginners Guide… , you'll learn everything you need to know to enter the secretive world of computer hacking. It provides a complete overview of hacking, cracking, and their effect on the world. You'll learn about the prerequisites for hacking, the various types of hackers, and the many kinds of hacking attacks: Active Attacks Masquerade Attacks Replay Attacks Modification of Messages Spoofing Techniques WiFi Hacking Hacking Tools Your First Hack Passive Attacks Download Hacking: Computer Hacking Beginners Guide How to Hack Wireless Network, Basic Security and Penetration Testing, Kali Linux, Your First Hack right away - This Amazing New Edition puts a wealth of knowledge at your disposal. You'll learn how to hack an email password, spoofing techniques, WiFi hacking, and tips for ethical hacking. You'll even learn how to make your first hack. Scroll Up And Start Enjoying This Amazing Deal Instantly
- Author: Alan T. Norman
- Genre: Kindle Store, Kindle eBooks, Computers & Technology
9. Coding for Minecrafters: Unofficial Adventures for Kids Learning Computer Code
Learn to Code while Adventuring through the Overworld! This fun and educational activity book Introduces kids to the world of coding through the Minecraft world they love. Colorfully illustrated characters and themes from their favorite video game bring the excitement of coding to life, while easy-to-follow screenshots guide them through activities. With adventures that include design, music, animation, gaming, and more, learners will discover tons of ways coding connects to other activities they love and how far a little imagination and invention can take them…to The End and beyond! Minecrafting-themed characters help kids become master coders Kid-friendly concepts and steps designed specifically for ages 8-12 Great games, mods, experiments, and more teach computational thinking—how to tackle large problems by breaking them down into a sequence of smaller, more manageable problems Whether brand-new to coding or looking for more hands-on learning, Coding for Minecrafters helps young coders advance in technology education by leaps and bounds—and have fun doing it!
- Author: Ian Garland
- Publisher: Sky Pony; Illustrated edition (May 28, 2019)
- Genre: Teen & Young Adult, Education & Reference
- ISBN: 978-1510740020
- Dimensions: 8 x 0.4 x 10 inches
10. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - The Skyrim Library, Vol. III: The Arcane
For the first time, the collected texts from the critically and commercially acclaimed fantasy video game The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim are bound together in three exciting volumes. Lavishly illustrated and produced, these titles are straight out of the world of Skyrim - and a must for any wandering adventurer.
- Author: Bethesda Softworks
- Publisher: Titan Books; Media tie-in edition (September 13, 2016)
- Genre: Computers & Technology, Programming Languages
- ISBN: 978-1783293216
- Dimensions: 8.02 x 0.94 x 10.26 inches