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The party of adventurers has just escorted a caravan from the dwarven-ruled citadel Adbar to the city of Yartar. Now it's time to relax - the heroes head to the nearest tavern for food and drinks. However, somebody slips a drug into their food, and they all pass out. Upon awakening, they discover that they have been robbed of nearly all their possessions. The heroes must now begin everything from scratch. Investigating the matter, they unravel a much bigger and more sinister plot, which involves the evil organization Zhentarim and their plans for conquering the land.

Gateway to the Savage Frontier is a Gold Box Advanced Dungeons & Dragons role-playing game set in a Forgotten Realms area known as the Savage Frontier. The gameplay is very similar to other games in the series, including creating and managing a six-member party of adventurers following the AD&D rules, first-person view for exploration, and turn-based combat. A new addition is a world map travel mode, which includes enemy encounters, and character-specific side quests, which can be undertaken by finding and talking to certain non-playable characters.

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Alternate Titles

  • "Gateway to the Savage Frontier - A Forgotten Realms™ Fantasy Role-Playing Epic, Vol. I" -- Tag-lined title

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Amiga Mania Jun, 1992 72 out of 100 72
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Apr, 1992 8 out of 12 67
Play Time May, 1992 59 out of 100 59
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft 1992 58 out of 100 58
Amiga Joker Apr, 1992 54 out of 100 54
Amiga Action May, 1992 52 out of 100 52
Amiga Format May, 1992 45 out of 100 45

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Cover art

The game box's cover (and title screen) features a painting, Marvelous Magic, by artist Clyde Caldwell, earlier used as the front cover to Frank Mentzer's 1984 RPG supplement The Book of Marvelous Magic.
Terok Nor (23171) added Gateway to the Savage Frontier (Amiga) on Jan 03, 2004
Other platforms contributed by NGC 5194 (17261) and Robert Morgan (859)