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ST Games based on D&D or AD&D?

Postby siriushardware » Sat Nov 11, 2017 12:41 pm

(Originally posted in the wrong section...)

Like a lot of people from my generation I was heavily involved, for some years, in playing the actual Dungeons and Dragons (Tabletop / paper and pencil) game. Now remembered as nerdy in the extreme, it was actually a great experience with a good, imaginative DM and players who played it in-character.

I would be interested to know what, if any Atari ST RPG games were based on the D&D world and rules framework. Maybe some by Interplay or SSI? The title 'Pool Of Radiance' springs to mind but I never played it and don't know if it was ever released for Atari ST.

Across all platforms the best examples I can think of are the 'Baldur's Gate' and 'Baldur's Gate II' (Throne of Bhaal) games -they- were the closest any computer games ever came to replicating the feel of 'real' D&D.
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Re: ST Games based on D&D or AD&D?

Postby Smonson » Sat Nov 11, 2017 1:56 pm

The game Hillsfar was an official AD&D product, it wasn't too bad, although as a kid I never got anywhere in it.

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Re: ST Games based on D&D or AD&D?

Postby siriushardware » Sun Nov 12, 2017 9:30 am

Thanks Smonson, I'll look around for Hillsfar. Anyone know of any others?

Edit: I've just been on a journey around the internet, and with the strange exception of Hillsfar, that whole series of SSI and Westwood licensed D&D games only seems to have been available for the Amiga (And other platforms, but not our beloved STs). Shame.

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Re: ST Games based on D&D or AD&D?

Postby mrbombermillzy » Sun Nov 12, 2017 7:20 pm

I have the ST version of Heroes of the Lance (SSI) sitting on my ST software shelf, so theres that too.

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Re: ST Games based on D&D or AD&D?

Postby siriushardware » Sun Nov 12, 2017 11:48 pm

Thanks mrbombermillzy, I have also noticed that the SSI title 'Demon's Winter' was available for the ST, but, although it is an RPG it's unclear from the wikipedia page here

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Demon%27s_Winter

..whether it is a D&D / AD&D derived game or not. I don't see the D&D logo on the box art on that page.


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Re: ST Games based on D&D or AD&D?

Postby mrbombermillzy » Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:35 pm

The Amiga and PC got the lions share of the official AD&D conversions! :(

I have a PC CD-ROM compilation of them somewhere.

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Re: ST Games based on D&D or AD&D?

Postby Mug UK » Mon Nov 13, 2017 9:06 pm

Only the first four from the above list, it seems, were ported to the ST:

http://www.atarilegend.com/games/games_ ... ion=search
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Re: ST Games based on D&D or AD&D?

Postby mrbombermillzy » Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:59 am

@Mug UK: Yeah, I removed the list because what was listed as for the ST on certain websites actually wasnt as it turned out :(

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Re: ST Games based on D&D or AD&D?

Postby Mug UK » Tue Nov 14, 2017 2:28 pm

I only ever did a hack for the saved game of Hillsfar, probably should have done the other D & D ones back in the day too.
My main site: http://www.mug-uk.co.uk - slowly digging up the bits from my past (and re-working a few): Atari ST, Sega 8-bit (game hacks) and NDS (Music ripping guide).

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