Play a would-be hero in the city of Hillsfar, where action and adventure await the daring adventurer. Join the local guild and complete missions from the guild master in a quest for glory and gold!Hillsfar
is a single-hero role-playing game (in comparison to other Advanced Dungeons & Dragons
role-playing games, where the player usually controls a group of characters). A combination of first person perspective (when traveling in the city of Hillsfar) and third person perspective (usually in some action-style mini-quests) viewpoints.
As a would-be-hero, four classes are available in a randomly generated mission-based plot: fighter, thief, cleric, or magic-user. Each class to a certain extent, have different assigned quests given by each respective guild.
, gameplay usually consists of various mini-games that are needed to complete the quests or missions provided at the local guild by the guild master. These mini-games (and their viewpoints) include:
- Fighting in the arena (third person).
- Competing at the archery range (first person).
- Exploring buildings or mazes (top-down).
- Riding a horse outside Hillsfar while avoiding obstacles (third person/side-scrolling).
- Locking picking doors and chests (first person).
Unlike most role-playing games, there aren't any randomly generated monsters to battle. In Hillsfar
, combat only occurs in the arena.
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The cover artwork, by Clyde Caldwell
, was first used two years earlier as the cover to the 1987 Advanced Dungeons & Dragons Adventure Gamebook #15: The Vanishing City.
Pools of Radiance
While not part of the Pools of Radiance
series, you can import your characters from those games into this game.
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