Originally Posted by Poskusin
how to create a simple scrolling tile engine for an RPG.
Does anyone have any recommendations on books, websites, ect that will teach me what I need to know to get started with designing a tile based world without over complicating things?
Learning/Understanding is subjective to each individual and we all learn differently, so its hard to say if either of these will be relative to your needs, but perhaps they will help.
Tile Based Games (Extensive Tutorial) Actionscript 3 -- by tonypa
Regarding books, maybe this one for some general concepts?
ActionScript 3.0 Game Programming