Just a quick note in advance of my next Pool of Radiance posting later: I have converted my "game rankings" Excel sheet to a Google spreadsheet (thanks to Canageek for showing me how easy it was, and to Wolf for giving me some particular motivation), and I have added a separate Google spreadsheet for my master game list.
Some points on the second one:
1. Please note that the list is current only through 2002. I have not fully reviewed the MobyGames databases for the years after that, only the Wikipedia list.
2. I welcome your comments and corrections, particularly on the original release date vs. the DOS/PC release date. I don't know if I have that right for all of the games on the list, and it's important since I'm playing in order of the DOS/PC release date.
3. Compilation packages should not appear on the list, so please let me know if you see one.
4. Multiplayer games should not appear on the list unless they also have a single-player mode, so please let me know if you see one.
5. For games that have undergone continuous development (e.g., many roguelikes), I will probably break them up into version categories and visit them multiple times. I need your advice on this, so if you know a game particularly well, please comment. I have already done this for NetHack.
6. As we get into more modern times, I'll have to make a decision between treating expansion packs as new games or as sequels. I'm leaning towards treating them as new games if they occur within the game's main plot (e.g., Baldur's Gate: Tales of the Sword Coast) but as separate games if they occur after the game's main plot (e.g., Baldur's Gate II: Throne of Bhaal).
7. It's not that I don't care about your opinion, but please, if you see something that you think is not a CRPG, don't bring it up now. I'll deal with that when I get to the game. I have my own method for evaluating that. If, however, my list misses something that is a CRPG, please do respond.
In any event, I'm sure I have a lot of errors and inconsistencies here, so please discuss.