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The party of adventurers has just escorted a caravan from the dwarven-ruled citadel Adbar to the city of Yartar. Now it's time to relax - the heroes head to the nearest tavern for food and drinks. However, somebody slips a drug into their food, and they all pass out. Upon awakening, they discover that they have been robbed of nearly all their possessions. The heroes must now begin everything from scratch. Investigating the matter, they unravel a much bigger and more sinister plot, which involves the evil organization Zhentarim and their plans for conquering the land.

Gateway to the Savage Frontier is a Gold Box Advanced Dungeons & Dragons role-playing game set in a Forgotten Realms area known as the Savage Frontier. The gameplay is very similar to other games in the series, including creating and managing a six-member party of adventurers following the AD&D rules, first-person view for exploration, and turn-based combat. A new addition is a world map travel mode, which includes enemy encounters, and character-specific side quests, which can be undertaken by finding and talking to certain non-playable characters.

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Gateway to the Savage Frontier Commodore 64 As usual everything was fine ...
Gateway to the Savage Frontier DOS Magic scroll
Gateway to the Savage Frontier Commodore 64 ... but peace seldom lasts ...
Gateway to the Savage Frontier DOS Two giant squids

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Alternate Titles

  • "Gateway to the Savage Frontier - A Forgotten Realms™ Fantasy Role-Playing Epic, Vol. I" -- Tag-lined title

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PC-Spiele '92 DOS 1991 8 out of 10 80
Dragon DOS Jan, 1992 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Play Time DOS Sep, 1991 71 out of 100 71
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Apr, 1992 8 out of 12 67
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Commodore 64 Apr, 1992 8 out of 12 67
Play Time Amiga May, 1992 59 out of 100 59
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft Amiga 1992 58 out of 100 58
PC Joker DOS Oct, 1991 57 out of 100 57
Amiga Joker Amiga Apr, 1992 54 out of 100 54
Amiga Action Amiga May, 1992 52 out of 100 52

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Cover art

The game box's cover (and title screen) features a painting, Marvelous Magic, by artist Clyde Caldwell, earlier used as the front cover to Frank Mentzer's 1984 RPG supplement The Book of Marvelous Magic.
Contributed to by NGC 5194 (17619), Robert Morgan (1059) and Terok Nor (26566)