RPG’s Of Yesteryear: Bard’s Tale
I decided once in awhile I am going to pay homage to RPG’s of yesteryear. Without RPG’s I don’t think we would have MMORPG’s..we would just have Second Life.
My first RPG I will be paying homage to is Bards Tale. It was made by Electronic Arts. I played it on the Commodore 64.
- of a cold and wintery day;
- And a price men had to pay.
- The Dark one came to stay,
- Had rescued Skara Brae”
The Bard would sing in the opening of the Bard’s Tale. Poor Skara Brae trapped in a spell of eternal winter. I remember seeing the 3D town as you walked about it. Seeing animated Enemy portraits. I use to spend hours mapping dungeons on graph paper, committing 4 letter spells to memory so I wouldn’t have to look them up. I remember staying up until the wee hours of the evening to get to the next part of the dungeon.
They say you never forget your first, well I’ll never forget my first RPG. Bard’s Tale.