Describing Centauri Alliance
as "The Bard’s Tale
in Space" would be fitting since it was designed by Michael Cranford
, the creator of the first two Bard's Tale games. In this science-fiction RPG, players build a party by designing characters from six different races and arming them with a variety of weapons and psychic powers. They then set off across a cluster of star systems on a secret mission to find a powerful super-weapon and save the worlds of the Alliance from evil forces.
The game contains most of the standard RPG elements of late '80s games including first person 10' X 10' square adventuring maps, turn-based combat and an ongoing quest to find bigger and better ways to kill things.
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has the option to use characters from Bard's Tale 1-3
, Wizardry 1-3
and Might and Magic
. Even magic items and abilities work, although they are altered to fit into the universe of the game.