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The warriors who have destroyed the evil wizard Mangar receive a letter while celebrating their victory. The letter informs them of a terrible disaster: Mangar's master, the Mad God Tarjan, has unleashed his wrath upon the town of Skara Brae, completely destroying in. The heroes visit a refugee camp nearby and embark on a quest to defeat Tarjan.

Thief of Fate is the third installment in the Bard's Tale series, and a sequel to The Destiny Knight. It is similar to its predecessors, being a first-person fantasy role-playing game in which the player explores maze-like pseudo-3D towns, dungeons, and wilderness areas. Two new character classes have been added: Geomancer and Chronomancer. There are more dungeons than in the previous games, and this installment also adds an auto-mapping feature. The game's world is divided into separate realms accessed by using time warps, each with its own theme and setting - including, among others, famous locations from Earth's history such as ancient Rome or Berlin during World War II.

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The Bard's Tale III: Thief of Fate DOS You'll sometimes express your annoyance over the random battles
The Bard's Tale III: Thief of Fate DOS The spells all have weird names
The Bard's Tale III: Thief of Fate DOS You can fight or run, the choice is yours
The Bard's Tale III: Thief of Fate DOS At the Refugee Camp

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User Reviews

Not the best of the Bard's Tale series - made more for Die-Hard Bard's Tale fans. DOS XplOrOrOr (16)
A bit of a challenge! DOS Mattias Kreku (421)

Critic Reviews

Pixel-Heroes.de DOS Mar, 2005 10 out of 10 100
Commodore Computing International Commodore 64 Oct, 1988 10 out of 10 100
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Commodore 64 Sep, 1988 920 out of 1000 92
CU Amiga Amiga May, 1991 89 out of 100 89
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft Commodore 64 1992 85 out of 100 85
Commodore User Commodore 64 Sep, 1988 8 out of 10 80
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Commodore 64 Sep, 1988 7 out of 10 70
Amiga Format Amiga Jun, 1991 69 out of 100 69
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) DOS Apr, 1991 8.2 out of 12 68
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Apr, 1991 8.2 out of 12 68

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Trivia

Cancelled IIGS version

An Apple IIGS version was made by Rebecca Heineman but never released.

Awards

  • Zzap!
    • January 1990 (Issue 57) – 'The Best Games of the 80's Decade' (Robin Hogg)

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