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Champions of Krynn (DOS)

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Description

The War of the Lance is over, the dragon armies have been defeated. But evil has not left Krynn. In northeastern Ansalon, outposts of the Knights of Solamnia remain to guard the fragile peace. Your party of adventurers is hired to carry out missions for the Knights. On your first mission, you stumble upon Draconians, long believed to have left the area. What are their plans? On your travels you have to face dangers in many dungeons and towns and might even meet some of the legendary Heroes of the Lance.

Champions of Krynn is the first of SSI's "gold box" games set in the AD&D world of Dragonlance, with all the usual features: first-person view and movement in dungeons, towns and outposts, overland travel on a map of the area and tactical turn-based combat from a top-down perspective.

As the first game set in Krynn, it has several features unique to that setting: In character races, one can choose from Kender, Silvanesti or Qualinesti Elves and Mountain or Hill Dwarves in addition to humans and half-elves. Special character classes include Solamnic Knights, clerics of the major deities of Krynn and mages of either the Red or the White Robe. The deities grant special spells and powers to their respective clerics. Red and White mages have access to different spells and the phases of the moons of Krynn affect their spellcasting abilities.

Screenshots

Champions of Krynn DOS Now you've done it, you've mad'em mad. Bring it on!
Champions of Krynn DOS I wonder if the insurance will pay for THAT crash ;)
Champions of Krynn DOS Meet the legendary Kender - Tasselhoff Burroot! One of the Heroes of the Lance!
Champions of Krynn DOS fight fight fight

Alternate Titles

  • "克萊恩英豪" -- Chinese spelling (Traditional)

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User Reviews

One of the best "Gold Box" games. Gothicgene (83) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars
Nearly-Timeless Classic Daniel Martin (17) 3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars
A true classic. George Shannon (100) 3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars

The Press Says

Dragon Apr, 1990 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Power Play Mar, 1990 86 out of 100 86
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft 1992 63 out of 100 63

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Trivia

Cover art

The game box's cover features a painting by artist Keith Parkinson (heavily inspired by René Magritte's 1959 painting Le Château des Pyrénées), earlier used as the front cover to Tracy Hickman and Michael S. Dobson's 1984 RPG module "Dragons of Desolation".

German version

A localized German version of the game was manufactured (complete translation of in-game text and manuals). This translation was of high quality, which was not common at the time. The localized version was sold widely in Germany with good success.

Awards

  • Computer Gaming World
    • November 1996 (15th anniversary issue) – #9 Least Rewarding Ending of All Time
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Terok Nor (18320) added Champions of Krynn (DOS) on Feb 07, 2000
Other platforms contributed by NGC 5194 (17258) and Terok Nor (18320)