The Monkey RPG

The four Monkey characters
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Overview

Monkey (a.k.a. Monkey Magic) is a Japanese television show from the late 70's and early 80's, which was also featured on UK and Australian TV.  Monkey is an adaptation of the famous Chinese novel Journey to the West written during the Ming Dynasty (c1500-1582).  The best place to learn more about the Monkey TV series is Monkey Heaven.

These series of pages provide an initial home for an attempt at building a Monkey Computer Role Playing Game (CRPG) using the open-source Exult Ultima 7 engine.  Exult provides a basis for running Origin's role playing games Ultima VII and Ultima VII Part 2: Serpent Isle on modern computers, and supports the development of new, stand-alone games through the provision of fully functional tools such as a world editor and scripting language.

The pages are also - in a sense - a call for help or expressions of interest in contributing to the development of a Monkey Role Playing Game.  

So why make a Monkey RPG?...
As any fan of the series knows, Monkey is a classic television show and story, and one which I feel possesses several key elements which would make an excellent role playing game:

And why Exult? Well, it facilitates a whole range of features and possibilities well-suited to a Monkey RPG:

So, browse these pages a little, and if you're a fan of Monkey (and even better, of both Monkey and Ultima 7) then I hope to eventually begin collaborative development on such a project, and hope you can help with development! :)