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Average Rating 3 ratings A great evil force descended on the town of Phlan years ago. The townspeople were all either killed or driven away, and Phlan became literally a ghost town. Fifty years later, the survivors are ready to reclaim their town. But they need a band of strong and brave adventurers to lead the fight-they need you.

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Average Rating 3 ratings A great evil force descended on the town of Phlan years ago. The townspeople were all either killed or driven away, and Phlan became literally a ghost town. Fifty years later, the survivors are ready to reclaim their town. But they need a band of strong and brave adventurers to lead the fight-they need you.

It uses the same setting, locations and characters as the classic computer game Pool of Radiance by Strategic Simulations, Inc. In fact, many of the scenarios here in Ruins of Adventure will provide important clues to the successful completion of Pool of Radiance.

It was published in August Origins I : Early Computer Games. These early computer games appeared at college campuses, most of them on PLATO time-sharing systems … and they tended to be illicit. A few years later, another public game of particular note appeared on UNIX systems: Rogue , which would create a whole new genre of "roguelike" games that continues to evolve to this day.

It took the advent of personal computers to really get computer roleplaying games CRPGs going. Akalabeth led the way, but it was soon overshadowed by two popular series: Ultima and Wizardry And TSR wanted in on that! Origins II : Early Licenses. Except that Intellivision went out of business in January Following some computer experience at college, Billings decided to bring wargames to the nascent computer industry.

The company he formed to do so was first called "Computer Simulations", then "Strategic Simulations", then to avoid an unfortunate abbreviation, "Strategic Simulations, Incorporated", or SSI. Its first game was an unlicensed clone of a classic Avalon Hill game: Computer Bismarck Over the next four years, SSI proved themselves a serious but minor mover in the computer gaming industry, publishing about one wargame a month.

Unfortunately, a whole new set of legal issues caused long delays in the release of Questron II , but SSI published other RPGs in the interim, such as the Phantasie trilogy , , SSI, whose growth was faltering at the time, was interested. And his brothers. SSI made their pitch on April 8, And somehow they won. Perhaps because they were a small company, who would give TSR all of their attention. Perhaps because they had a vision for a whole series of products that went beyond a single computer game release.

Their license went into effect on January 1, Core game modules would focus on the rules, starting with an electronic Players Handbook and continuing on to expansions for more advanced gaming systems. Adventures would spin off of those core modules and would eventually be supplemented by setting editors, which would allow GMs to create their own adventures. The core line of gold box adventures was then supplemented by two other lines that are less well known today. Of course, there were downsides to the close emulation, such as the cryptic spell memorization system, which carefully ticked off required minutes of study every night.

Three other series of gold box adventures would appear over the next years: a Dragonlance series , The Savage Frontier , and a Buck Rogers series There were also two notable adjuncts, Neverwinter Nights , a multiplayer game, and Spelljammer: Pirates of Realmspace An editor finally appeared years later as Forgotten Realms Unlimited Adventures In any case, Ruins of Adventure gives tabletop roleplayers the opportunity to engage in the same quests as their computer brethren and also acted as a de facto hint book for the computer game.

Adventure Tropes. Ruins of Adventure is a very traditional dungeon crawl set in a ruined city. Its most notable aspect is probably the tight constraints of the "dungeon".

About the Media Tie-Ins. Exploring the Realms. Ruins of Adventure provides extensive details on the ruined city of Phlan, north of the Moonsea. It also considerably expands the background of the computer game by featuring a number of adventures in the wilderness nearby, revealing a Zhentil Keep Output, a thri-keen village, and more.

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It is now out of print. Originally Posted by Emirikol. Dark Sun Dark Sun: Add a copy to your collection. Super Endless Quest Books. The Piazza There are various locations in the fictional city of Phlan. The adventurers are hired to remove evil forces from Phlan, presumably by killing them.

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The townspeople were all either killed or driven away, and Phlan became literally a ghost town. Fifty years later, the survivors are ready to reclaim their town. But they need a band of strong and brave adventurers to lead the fight-they need you. It uses the same setting, locations and characters as the classic computer game Pool of Radiance by Strategic Simulations, Inc.

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