Friday, August 21, 2015

GoG.com releases The Forgotten Realms Archives - Collection Two (Gold Box for Windows, OSX and Linux) for $9.99

Someone put Whitman on the front line with AC8 and 15 HP?

I cut my RPG Computer Game teeth playing the Gold Box AD&D adventures on my old Commodore 64 in the late 80s. I loved them all, although I remember Hillsfar as being sub par.

Now, with The Forgotten Realms Archives, Collection 2 you can get Pool of Radiance, Curse of the Azure Bonds, Hillsfar, Secret of the Silver Blades, Pools of Darkness, Gateway to the Savage Frontier, Treasures of the Savage Frontier and Forgotten Realms Unlimited Adventures for $9.99. Thats just a bit more than a buck a game.

Retirement can't come soon enough ;)

Heck, you can buy all three Forgotten Realms Archives for $25.97 - this includes Eye of the Beholder 1, 2 and 3 as well as Dungeon Hack and Menzoberranzan.

Now that's Old School :)


  1. I loved playing the gold box games on my Commodore 64 and later on the PC back in the day. Was an insta-buy for me yesterday. Back to clearing the slums in Pool of Radiance!

    PS: They did a great job with the code wheel replacement program. Really nicely handled imo. Also love that they come with all the cluebooks and everything that used to be in the box.

  2. I still have my saved games from back in 93 on a drive somewhere. I spent more awesome time on those games than any others.

  3. "Someone put Whitman on the front line with AC8 and 15 HP?"

    Ken Whitman, I hope....

  4. Pool of Radiance and like game used the computer's processor speed to control speed of movement and combat. I played it on a modern computer and fights are incomprehensible they move so fast. has this been fixed so the speed of combat is adjustable/fixed?

    1. the comments i've read said this is fixed

    2. GOG games come with DOSBox already setup. It'll run more or less as it did in the day.

    3. Also, if the text in combat goes by too fast for you, in the encamp menu you can choose Alter > Speed and increase it to wherever you like it. (I like to see how much damage my chars are taking so I set it to 6)

  5. These games have a special place in my heart. I remember getting extremely ill with pneumonia and was bedridden for a loooong time. A close friend of mine bought me Curse of the Azure Bonds which I played on the C64 to pass the recovery time.

  6. Did any of you guys ever try to take on the "secret super challenge rooms" like the Mulmaster Beholder Corps?

    The one time I tried it, my party was wiped in 2 rounds.


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