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Bard's Tale IV

Posted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:54 pm
by GORDON
Got my email to choose steam, or gog keys... and i click it... and I can't see anywhere to make that choice, it's just a list of all my rewards.

Help?

edit - Was screwing up in Chrome. Opened it in Edge, it was fine. Cripes.

Bard's Tale IV

Posted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:56 pm
by TheCatt
You may have already made the choice. They first asked a while ago, iirc.

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Posted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:59 pm
by GORDON
Nope, Edge showed a whole different layout, and it was obviously where to select from Steam or GOG.

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Posted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:40 pm
by GORDON
Got all appropriate steam keys.

And before I print out some graph paper and begin the first game, I just want to say... DEATH AND DREK.

At least, that's the cursing I remember from when I first played 1 and 2 in the C64 back in 1986ish.

Bard's Tale IV

Posted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:11 pm
by GORDON
Oooo fun, and pretty, and hard. Half my party is already dead.

Protip: Run away a lot.

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Posted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:24 pm
by Leisher
Thank you Gordon. I was also using Chrome and wasn't seeing the selection area.

Also, what are you playing? The game doesn't hit until the 18th? Are you playing the originals? The Beta?

Bard's Tale IV

Posted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:34 pm
by GORDON
BT1.

BT2 and 3 aren't ready until later this year.

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Posted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 11:48 pm
by Leisher
I've been playing BT1 during lunch at work for a couple weeks. Fun as hell. Very pretty compared to how it used to look.

Tough as hell too.

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Posted: Sat Sep 15, 2018 12:17 am
by GORDON
Can you heal up in the Inns?

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Posted: Sat Sep 15, 2018 12:22 am
by Leisher
No. You have to find the healer. Hint: There's one near the starting inn the opposite direction of the shop...

The healers will heal everything.

The one shop, whose name I'm forgetting, will restore your MP.

The council(?) will advance your levels and teach you spells.

If you're out at night and want to skip the constant attacks, go into the original inn and leave it. It'll be daytime immediately.

Do you know where the first dungeon is located?

Bard's Tale IV

Posted: Sat Sep 15, 2018 12:27 am
by GORDON
I know, but healers are expensive. Was hoping you could rest/heal at the Inn.

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Posted: Sat Sep 15, 2018 12:49 am
by Leisher
Healers are expensive, and they get more expensive as the game goes on.

Save your game often.

Once you get rolling, the city creatures can't really hurt you anymore.

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Posted: Sat Sep 15, 2018 12:50 am
by Leisher
Getting to that first dungeon is key to making the city "safer".

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Posted: Sat Sep 15, 2018 12:52 am
by Cakedaddy
Did you get these by order the new one? Where'd you get these?

Bard's Tale IV

Posted: Sat Sep 15, 2018 1:02 am
by Leisher
I forgot you weren't on the forums for a bit. We all backed the Kickstarter for Bard's Tale 4. So we're getting a bunch of stuff for free.

Although, you can get these remastered versions on Steam. ("The Bard's Tale Trilogy")

Bard's Tale 4 drops in 3 days.

Bard's Tale IV

Posted: Sat Sep 15, 2018 1:30 am
by GORDON
We should maybe have a dedicated BT1 Thread? Or no?

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Posted: Sat Sep 15, 2018 1:35 am
by Troy
I'll fire it up tomorrow. I've never played but I seem to have... all of them... now.

This was Malcom's random game rec, IIRC.

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Posted: Sat Sep 15, 2018 2:04 am
by Leisher
Troy wrote:Source of the post This was Malcom's random game rec, IIRC.


Malcolm can eat a bag of dicks. I, and probably a few others, played BT when it was originally released.

Bard's Tale IV

Posted: Sat Sep 15, 2018 8:15 am
by TheCatt
I played all three BTs when they were new and fresh as well. I have memory of graph papers, location spells, all black areas (no torches!), and staying up all night with friends to beat the games.

Bard's Tale IV

Posted: Sat Sep 15, 2018 9:55 am
by GORDON
I have printed out graph paper, and put it on a clipboard.

And I didn't know to start the first map in the bottom right corner and now I have to start all over. :)
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