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The Bard's Tale Construction Set

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After three games in the Bard's Tale universe, Interplay gave fans the chance to create their own games based on the game engine. You can design your own Monsters (choosing their look from existing ones or by drawing it yourself), level layouts (from the pre-defined objects of Bard's Tale III, spells and collectible objects. Your creations can be largely hack-and-slash based, or have more of an exploration and puzzle-solving focus, by designing event sequences to be triggered at particular locations

The package comes with a sample adventure set in Isil Thania.


The Bard's Tale Construction Set DOS Map editor
The Bard's Tale Construction Set DOS Spell editor
The Bard's Tale Construction Set DOS Title screen
The Bard's Tale Construction Set DOS Monster editor

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Dragon DOS Jul, 1992 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Amiga Joker Amiga Feb, 1993 82 out of 100 82
Power Play DOS Jan, 1992 4 out of 5 80
CU Amiga Amiga Mar, 1993 75 out of 100 75
Amiga Format Amiga Apr, 1993 66 out of 100 66
Amiga Power Amiga Mar, 1993 62 out of 100 62


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Related Web Sites

  • Bard Songs (An online collection of music from the Bard's Tale, PC version, including BTCS (the construction set), transcribed to MIDI format.)
  • The Bard's Tale Compendium (Very comprehensive site with lots of information, hints and downloads to every game of the Bard's Tale series.)
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