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SirUrza
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Posted - 22 Aug 2017 :  01:21:53  Show Profile  Send SirUrza an AOL message  Send SirUrza an ICQ Message Send SirUrza a Private Message  Reply with Quote  Delete Topic
https://www.gog.com/game/forgotten_realms_the_archives_collection_one

https://www.gog.com/game/forgotten_realms_the_archives_collection_two

https://www.gog.com/game/forgotten_realms_the_archives_collection_three

The whole collection for $10 updated to run on modern computers thanks to Good Old Games. The other old D&D dos games are also on sale.

https://www.gog.com/games?price=discounted&sort=date&page=1

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Edited by - SirUrza on 22 Aug 2017 01:27:16

The Sage
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Posted - 22 Aug 2017 :  08:09:34  Show Profile  Send The Sage an AOL message  Click to see The Sage's MSN Messenger address  Send The Sage a Yahoo! Message Send The Sage a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I'm still waiting for the DRAGONLANCE games released by SSI to receive the GOG treatment as well, but I've not heard much on that front since it was initially announced a few years ago.

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idilippy
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Posted - 22 Aug 2017 :  21:11:41  Show Profile Send idilippy a Private Message  Reply with Quote
They were released: https://www.gog.com/game/dungeons_dragons_krynn_series

Currently 66% off as well, I'm showing $3 something for all 3 of them.

Edited by - idilippy on 22 Aug 2017 21:17:41
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Taleras
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Posted - 24 Aug 2017 :  04:26:15  Show Profile Send Taleras a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Did those games age well? I love NWN and BG, but haven't even looked into these until I saw that they are on sale...
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idilippy
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Posted - 24 Aug 2017 :  20:33:50  Show Profile Send idilippy a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I still enjoy the Pools series, especially Curse of the Asure Bonds, and the Gateway to the Savage Frontier. The class/race limits, female/male/racial ability scores, and multiclass restrictions all carry over from 1e, along with the spells and equipment. Coin has weight and the PCs are required to pay for training to level up. Combats can be brutal, especially in Pools where bad luck can leave your low level PCs dead, but all in all I still find the games fun. The games refer to entries in guide books for most story and dialogue, due to their age and limitations, rather than having pages of text on screen. Overall their age shows in a lot of ways but they can still be a lot of fun to play.
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Taleras
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Posted - 25 Aug 2017 :  04:30:26  Show Profile Send Taleras a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Thanks for the info! I might buy one and see how it is before jumping in on all of them.
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idilippy
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Posted - 25 Aug 2017 :  04:33:54  Show Profile Send idilippy a Private Message  Reply with Quote
You could also watch a let's play or two, I'm pretty sure there was a YouTube let's play of gateway to the savage frontier. Either way they're worth a try and if they aren't for you there's always another BG2 mod to install for a new playthrough!
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Veritas
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Posted - 08 Sep 2017 :  23:32:04  Show Profile  Visit Veritas's Homepage Send Veritas a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Having played the old gold box games since they were new, and as an avid Neverwinter Nights player (the real first one, the first graphical MMORPG, hosted on AOL, back in the early 90s), I feel like they've aged well. Last year I played through the Pools series again, and two years ago, through the Krynn series, and the Savage Frontier. I loved them then and I love those games now. I still fire up the occasional FRUA module.
Tons of dialogue? No. Great graphics? No. But still the best simulation for oldschool D&D with plenty of opportunity for theater of the mind to enhance the basics.
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