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Pool of Radiance

Pool of Radiance is an DOS rpg game set in the Dungeons & Dragons universe, developed by SSI Strategic Simulations Inc., designed by George MacDonald and published by SSI Strategic Simulations Inc. in 1988. Pool of Radiance is a licensed Dungeons & Dragons video game. Pool of Radiance is also part of the Pool of radiance series.
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In November 1989 a novelization of Pool of Radiance the video game, also called Pool of Radiance, was written by James Ward and Jane Cooper Hong, published by TSR.

The 1988 Dungeons & Dragons role-playing game module Ruins of Adventure was produced using the same adventure scenario as Pool of Radiance, using the same plot, background, setting, and many of the same characters as the computer game.

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Additional info

Input: keyboard

Distributed on: 3,5 floppy disk, 5,25 floppy disk

Also published for: Amiga, Apple II, C64, Macintosh, NES

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  • LordBucket - 13/05/2017 11:36
    Of all the old SSI "goldbox" D&D clone games, this was probably the best. Note however, that the game makes reference to "journal entries" that only existed in the paper manual. If you want to understand what's going on in the story, you'll need to download the manual from somewhere.
  • David Galloway - 24/04/2017 20:00
    I played this game on my Tandy 1000HX computer. It had 640k ram, 1200 baud internal modem, 2 - 3 1/2" floppy drives, external 5 ΒΌ " floppy drive and a cm11 monitor with 16 colors. It also had a 9 wire dmp133 dot matrix printer. It ran on dos v2.11 with a program called deskview Tandy's version of windows like interface. When I played the game I would put in the first and second disk and open a program called pool.exe I think it was to play the game and it seemed like 10 minutes before the game started and once it did the fight scenes took forever to get through but, it had good sound and colors. It was a great game at that time.
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