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Friday, July 15, 2011

Trying to Identify an Old Commodore 64 RPG - Memory is Murky

Now, before I describe the game the game in question, it might be Realms of Darkness, but I don't think so.

It was an RPG that included player handouts on fake parchment paper in the game box. At certain points of the game, you were told to refer to one piece or another. It was great for game immersion (and as a form of copy protection too I guess). It was the best computer based RPG I had played (or tried to) until that time

My copy was buggered, and the disc drive would crash on loading about 9 times in 10 for that game only - it could take me an hour or more to even get the game started. At some point later in time, I couldn't even do that.

Any ideas?


6 comments:

  1. Hmm, I know Wasteland did the same thing with the descriptions, but that was a post-apocalyptic game, not fantasy.

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  2. Its not Wasteland, which was a damn good game too. Nope, totally fantasy this one. Seem to recall it had quasi D&D stats, but it wasnt a Gold Box or derivitive. Probably SPI tho'.

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  3. found a pic of some of the contents of Realms of Darkness on EBay - i should have gone with that guess. Has the map pouch and everything.

    http://www.auctiva.com/hostedimages/showimage.aspx?gid=1369268&image=482276175&images=482276123,482276142,482276160,482276175&formats=0,0,0,0&format=0

    thanks everyone!

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