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Pool of Radiance (DOS)

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Advertising Blurbs

Back Cover of "Questron II" Manual:

    COMING SUMMER 1988 TO A STORE NEAR YOU
    THE ULTIMATE BREAKTHROUGH IN FANTASY GAMING.

    SSI
    STRATEGIC SIMULATIONS, INC.
    PRESENTS AN OFFICIAL
    ADVANCED DUNGEONS & DRAGONS

    COMPUTER PRODUCT:

    POOL OF RADIANCE

    A Forgotten Realms

    Fantasy Role-Playing Epic, Vol. I

    Advanced Dungeons & Dragons is a registered trademark owned and used under license from TSR, Inc. (C)1988 TSR, Inc. All rights reserved. (C)1988 Strategic Simulations, Inc. All rights reserved.

    Contributed by agamer (75) on Jul 07, 2008.

SSI Summer 1988 Catalog:
    NEW GAMES


    Located on the northern shore of the Moonsea in the Forgotten Realms, the fabled city of Phlan had been overrun by monsters led by a mysterious leader. Your quest: discover the identity of this evil force and rid Phlan of its scourge. Pool of Radiance represents the first in a line of software created by SSI in collaboration with TSR -- the producer of the legendary ADVANCED DUNGEONS & DRAGONS fantasy role-playing system. It adheres faithfully to AD&D game standards. Roll up your characters from four Classes, six Races and nine Alignments in classic AD&D game fashion; or use the party already provided. The computer graphics are strictly state-of-the-art. Cities, dungeons and encounters are shown in realistic 3-D perspective. Personalize your heroes' combat figures with individual weapons, armor and colors. Add NPCs (computer controlled Non-Player Characters) to your party of up to 6 PCs (Player Characters) to fill out your 8-character party. Control your PCs during battle, or let the computer handle some or all of the action. To help your party on its many difficult missions, the Adventurer's Journal guides you with history, maps, clues and rumors. A Translation Wheel converts Elvish and Dwarvish writing to English.



    Roll up your characters, in classic AD&D game fashion, and see their portraits and characteristics.



    Every monster type has its own individual drawing.



    IBM (AUG.), APPLE (SEPT.), C-64/128 (JULY)
    Introductory by SSI Special Projects Team.

    Contributed by PCGamer77 (3028) on Jul 08, 2005.

From the back cover:

    Prepare yourself for the first AD&D computer fantasy role-playing game set in the magical world known as the FORGOTTEN REALMS.



    Located on the northern shore of the Moonsea in the Forgotten Realms, the fabled city of Phlan had been overrun by monsters led by a mysterious leader. Your quest: discover the identity of this evil force and rid Phlan of its scourge.

    POOL OF RADIANCE represents the first in a line of software created by SSI in collaboration with TSR - the producer of the legendary ADVANCED DUNGEONS & DRAGONS fantasy role-playing system.

    It adheres faithfully to AD&D game standards. The monsters, items and spells used are from the famous AD&D Monster Manuals, Dungeon Masters Guide and Players Handbook. Roll up your characters from four Classes, six Races and nine Alignments in classic AD&D game fashion; or use the party already provided.

    The computer graphics are strictly state-of-the-art. Each character comes with a portrait display; every monster type is individually drawn. Cities, dungeons and encounters are shown in realistic 3-D perspective. Swinging swords, flying arrows and fireballs are all part of the Tactical Combat display. Personalize your heroes' combat figures with individual weapons, armor and colors.

    Add NPCs (computer-controlled Non-Player Characters) to your party of up to 6 PCs (Player Characters) to fill out your 8-character party. Control your PCs during battle, or let the computer handle some or all of the action.

    To help your party on its many difficult missions, the Adventurer's Journal guides you with history, maps, clues and rumors. A Translation Wheel converts Elvish and Dwarvish writing to English.

    POOL OF RADIANCE, the ultimate breakthrough in fantasy role-playing computer games.

    Contributed by Belboz (6553) on Sep 22, 2001.