So what's the big deal... Why do people read Fantasy...
I think that the fantasy theme is a beauty for the artist's
portrayal of character. The author dispenses with the distractions
of the real world so the reader can focus attention on the characters
depicted without being misled or sidetracked by biases or differing
interpretations of the real world.
One of the core themes in popular Fantasy tales is the way people
get along and do things together as a team.
Adventure / Role Playing Games
How many times have you downloaded something and when you finally get it
and try it - you just delete it and wonder why you bothered downloading it
in the first place? Well my own batting average is about 10 to 1 at best
I'd estimate. So here's my little contribution to people who might have
I have an interest in RPGs with muliple characters, lots of levels, spells,
items, attributes and well - lots of complexity. Don't care much for
the trend nowadays for 3D simulation arcade type things. I'm more into
strategy. Err.. and we are talking about freeware and free shareware here.
Edy's Review Best I've seen so far - (I bought this one.)
DOS. Excellent Graphic quality.
Though DOS, everything is point and click. Lots of skills
(about 20). About 6 classes of spells. About 6 classes of
characters. Shareware does not expire - you just can't
complete the quest. Well worth the download if you revel in
spending weeks of contemplative searching and developing
multiple characters till they're tuffer than nails.
Name Exile Escape from the pit.
Get it from SpiderWeb
Edy's Review Now HERE's an icebreaker from the chains of DOS.
WINDOWS PROGRAM!! Yippie!! Lots of skills. Not much variety
in terms of races and classes in the version 1. No timeout
in version 1. Graphics ain't too great but overall pretty
good effort I suppose. (Come to think of it, many of the
monster chars were pretty well done whereas the icons for
the 'playing characters' were ... a rush job?)
It's worth downloading.
Version 2 though was not worth downloading.
971001 Exile 3 is out and it's a major improvement. (I have a
feeling I'm going to end up buying.)
Junk not worth the trouble downloading
wraith30.zip 1meg DOS. Single player character. lich_10s.zip 1meg Dungeons of Grimlor 2 Arcade game. Excelsior Phase One Version 2: Lysandia - Single character game 1994. DOS.
hmmmmmmmmmm. Shareware version doesn't let your characters
advance above Level 3 (THREE!!!) in experience level. Otherwise
would be worth downloading.
Windows galore! Up to 4 characters at a time, but not much emphasis on
graphics. Highly complex.
Why waste your time paying for computer literacy courses for your employees?
If you want your employees to be windows
literate, download this and challenge them to reach level 10!
I came across a copy of Greyhawk Series, Master Wolf sometime
in 95 or 96 by Rose Estes and recently re-read it (cause I had nothing
else to read.) Well actually, though the cover art and much of the wording
leaves the feeling of a Soap Opera, err well it's ,, good? Actually quite
welllll, I'd probably pick up others in the series if I come across any.
Forgotten Realms - Avatar Trilogy by Richard Awlinson.
Certainly had my interest. Read through all three books in a few days.
This was the series I chose to buy in Dec 96 when I was in a reading
mood. I chose it because the bookstore in Long Circular Mall happened
to have the complete set, and by a comparison of the cover art on
the alternatives. Actually, as I remember it, I bought Shadowdale and
Canticle (Book 1 of the Cleric Quintet) then I read the first chapter
of each and chose to read Shadowdale. When I did get around to the
Cleric Quintet though, it soon got me under grip.
(Forgotten Realms) - The Cleric Quintet by R. A. Salvatori.
I read books 1, 3 and 4, and enjoyed then very much. Where can I get
ahold of books 2 and 5?
I read Larry & Robert Elmore's book Runes of
Autumn. Goodo! Course twas too short. The cover art was excellent
quality. (Well wadaya expek from Larry!).
In comparison, Tribe of One, by Simon Hawke, though it was of interest
once I started reading it, I gave up in boredom after the first quarter
or so of the first book. I'll probably get back to it when I run out of
books. (Not to mention I didn't care for the cover art!).
Meanwhile, I read Forgotten Realms - The Finder's Trilogy - Book 3 -
Song of the Saurials, and I'm definitely interested in getting the
first two books - err - I mean -reading- the first two books.
To Green Angel Tower.
Heavy duty! Sorry I haven't been able to get hold of the
previous parts of this amazingly complex and long saga. Reading
this last in the series was very tough at first having not read
the previous stories.
The Black Vessel by Peter Morris.
Very good. Excellent cover art!!! The cover art is actually
a scene described in detail within the book, and you feel it
all the more when you are reading. No sign of a series though.
Shannara - Terry Brooks
Excellent series of 8 books.
Why can't I upload my files to my opus directory?