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Games part of the The Bard's Tale series

The Bard's Tale series is a renowned collection of role-playing video games (RPGs) that began in the mid-1980s. Developed by Interplay Productions and originally published by Electronic Arts, the series has a significant legacy within the RPG genre.

The first game, "Tales of the Unknown: Volume I - The Bard's Tale," released in 1985, set the stage with its first-person perspective and grid-based movement. Following the success of the original, two sequels were released: "The Bard's Tale II: The Destiny Knight" (1986) and "The Bard's Tale III: Thief of Fate" (1988). These sequels expanded on the original's mechanics, offering larger worlds, more complex puzzles, and continued the story of the heroes from the first game. They maintained the series' reputation for difficulty and deep, rewarding gameplay.


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The Bard's Tale

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The Bard's Tale 1 is the first chapter of a popular first person RPG series by Interplay. You control a group of six adventurers with the task of defeating the evil wizard Mangar the Dark. You will fight monters, explore the city of Skara Brae, solve riddles and guide your party into earning levels, gold and glory.