Pool Of Radiance (PC, 3 1/2" Disk) Strategic Simulations, Inc. - 1988 USA, Canada Release

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Pool Of Radiance
Product ID 16685-14113
Product UPC 016685141136
Platform(s) PC
Packaging Retail Box
Media 3 1/2" Disk
Copyright date 1988
Publisher(s) Strategic Simulations, Inc.
Label AD&D Forgotten Realms
Category(s) Entertainment, Role Playing
Country of Origin United States of America

Description from the packaging.

Prepare yourself for the first AD&D computer fantasy role-playing game set in the magical world known as the Forgotten Realms.

Located on the northern shore of Moonsea in the Forgotten Realms, the fabled city of Phlan had been overrun by monsters led by a mysterious leader. Your quest: discover the identity of this evil force and rid Phlan of its scourge.

Pool of Radiance represents the first in a line of software created by SSI in collaboration with TSR- the producer of the legendary Advanced Dungeons & Dragons fantasy role-playing system.

It adheres faithfully to AD&D game standards. The monsters, items and spells used are from the famous AD&D Monster Manuals, Dungeon Masters Guide and Players Handbook. Roll up your characters from four Classes, six Races and nine Alignments in classic AD&D game fashion; or use the party already provided.

The computer graphics are strictly state-of-the-art. Each character comes with a portrait display; every monster type is individually drawn. Cities, dungeons and encounters are shown in realistic 3-D perspective. Swinging swords, flying arrows and fireballs are all part of the Tactical Combat display. Personalize your heroes' combat figures with individual weapons, armor and colors.

Add NPCs (computer controlled Non-Player Characters) to your party of up to 6 PCs (Player Characters) to fill out your 8-character party. Control your PCs during battle, or let the computer handle some or all of the action.

To help your party on its many difficult missions, the Adventurer's Journal guides you with history, maps, clues and rumors. A Translation Wheel converts Elvish and Dwarvish writing to English.

Pool of Radiance. The ultimate breakthrough in fantasy role-playing computer games.

  • Roll up your characters and see their portraits and characteristics.
  • Every monster type has its own individual drawing.
  • Venture out to the wilderness surrounding the embattled city of Phlan.
  • Cities, dungeons and encounters are shown in beautiful edge-to-edge 3-D perspective.
  • Unique Tactical Combat display gives you full control over your heroes during battle.

System Requirements

Required CPU XT 8088/8086
Required RAM 384K
Supported Video CGA
Tandy 16 Color

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