Fighting off brigands and thieves while exploring the wild. Searching for better quality weapons and armor. Exploring twisting tunnels and dark caverns while fighting increasingly difficult monsters. Fans of role-playing video games enjoy all these things and more. But what is the true story behind today's popular role-playing games? What were the most effective medieval weapons and armor? What were medieval villages and cities really like? What inspired the stories of mythical creatures that video game monsters are based on? Compare true history to today's popular video games and learn if they portray history accurately, or if the truth gets twisted to create a more exciting game-playing experience.