Abandonware DOS title

The Bard's Tale 3: Thief of fate

Electronic Arts released The Bard's Tale 3: Thief of fate in the year 1990; it's an old fantasy rpg game, part of the The Bard's Tale series. The Bard's Tale 3: Thief of fate is abandonware, runs on DOS and can be played in single player mode. It's available for download.

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Facts, trivia and collector's notes are licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. These texts use material from this Wikipedia article.

The player receive a letter from a dying man who informs them that, during a celebration of your defeat of the evil wizard Mangar, his true master — the Mad God Tarjan — arrived and unleashed foul creatures which destroyed the town of Skara Brae.

Michael Cranford, the creator of the Bard's Tale series, was not involved in this sequel, as he had decided to leave Interplay to study philosophy and theology.

The Bard's Tale III programmer Heineman has said that the original name of this game was to be Tales of the Unknown - Volume III: The Thief's Tale. Heineman also once sought to continue creating new Bard's Tale games, but was unsuccessful in obtaining the rights from Electronic Arts.

Michael A. Stackpole created the storyline of The Bard's Tale III, and made maps for it. He has since become a successful author, and has penned many novels in the hugely popular Star Wars and BattleTech series.

Bruce Schlickbernd and Michael Stackpole also collaborated on Interplay's Wasteland, Star Trek: 25th Anniversary, and Star Trek: Judgment Rites.

players: single player

input: keyboard, mouse

distribution: 3,5 floppy disk, 5,25 floppy disk

graphics: CGA, EGA, Tandy, MCGA

sound: Adlib, PC speaker, Roland, Tandy

Abandonware DOS popularity: below average

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