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The Bard's Tale

The Bard's Tale Screenshots

Windows version

The Bard's Tale Windows Title Screen

Title Screen

The Bard's Tale Windows Setting up your character.

Setting up your character.

The Bard's Tale Windows A voluptuous barmaid is the first person you meet.

A voluptuous barmaid is the first person you meet.

The Bard's Tale Windows Main menu

Main menu

The Bard's Tale Windows Attacking some wolves

Attacking some wolves

The Bard's Tale Windows The Bard's Tale features several songs. This one is about beer.

The Bard's Tale features several songs. This one is about beer.

The Bard's Tale Windows The world map

The world map

The Bard's Tale Windows "Save Points" are indicated by a revolving book. You can't save at any other times or places.

"Save Points" are indicated by a revolving book. You can't save at any other times or places.

The Bard's Tale Windows Game Save screen

Game Save screen

The Bard's Tale Windows A shopkeeper

A shopkeeper

The Bard's Tale Windows Your known "tunes"

Your known "tunes"

The Bard's Tale Windows Here a would-be "Chosen One" encounters a monstrous Trow.

Here a would-be "Chosen One" encounters a monstrous Trow.

The Bard's Tale Windows The "head" Trow is one of the "bosses" you'll fight later.

The "head" Trow is one of the "bosses" you'll fight later.

The Bard's Tale Windows Your Quest Log. Completed quests merely disappear from the list.

Your Quest Log. Completed quests merely disappear from the list.

The Bard's Tale Windows "It's bad luck to be you." is a funny tune repeated many times with different lyrics based on what has just happened.

"It's bad luck to be you." is a funny tune repeated many times with different lyrics based on what has just happened.

The Bard's Tale Windows The princess is locked in a magical force field. Saving her becomes the Bard's major objective.

The princess is locked in a magical force field. Saving her becomes the Bard's major objective.

The Bard's Tale Windows Sometimes it's better to be "Snarky" rather than "Nice".

Sometimes it's better to be "Snarky" rather than "Nice".

The Bard's Tale Windows Carnage in the snowy mountains

Carnage in the snowy mountains

The Bard's Tale Windows Aha! The coveted sword is found!

Aha! The coveted sword is found!

The Bard's Tale Windows Fionnaoch - the evil menace who imprisoned the princess.

Fionnaoch - the evil menace who imprisoned the princess.

The Bard's Tale Windows A monster who does Fionnaoch's bidding.

A monster who does Fionnaoch's bidding.

The Bard's Tale Windows This undead Viking berserker joins your party for a short time.

This undead Viking berserker joins your party for a short time.

The Bard's Tale Windows Another of Fionnaoch's "pets"

Another of Fionnaoch's "pets"

The Bard's Tale Windows Summoned Characters are layered in submenus. Press 3 to get this main category menu.

Summoned Characters are layered in submenus. Press 3 to get this main category menu.

The Bard's Tale Windows The "Ego Sword" talks back. Those purple sparkles indicate a "no magic" zone.

The "Ego Sword" talks back. Those purple sparkles indicate a "no magic" zone.

The Bard's Tale Windows The 3rd evil meanie .. Mannanan.

The 3rd evil meanie .. Mannanan.

The Bard's Tale Windows Flying atop the world on an eagle ray (mantas).

Flying atop the world on an eagle ray (mantas).

The Bard's Tale Windows The Haggis monster from the pit

The Haggis monster from the pit

The Bard's Tale Windows Bannock

Bannock

The Bard's Tale Windows Skull Spirit

Skull Spirit

The Bard's Tale Windows Meet Silkbeard

Meet Silkbeard

The Bard's Tale Windows Magical prison

Magical prison

The Bard's Tale Windows MacRath's Dungeon

MacRath's Dungeon

The Bard's Tale Windows Choosen One

Choosen One

The Bard's Tale Windows Chapter XIV: Doanby  Tower

Chapter XIV: Doanby Tower

The Bard's Tale Windows Caleigh

Caleigh

The Bard's Tale Windows Cavern and molted lava

Cavern and molted lava

The Bard's Tale Windows Fionnaoch's Chamber

Fionnaoch's Chamber

The Bard's Tale Windows Lord Pershing's Dance Hall Macabre

Lord Pershing's Dance Hall Macabre

The Bard's Tale Windows Mackay Dounby Tower

Mackay Dounby Tower