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Gateway to the Savage Frontier

aka: Beyond Pool, Gateway to the Savage Frontier - A Forgotten Realms™ Fantasy Role-Playing Epic, Vol. I

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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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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.

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  • MobyGames ID: 429

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Game added by Robert Morgan.

Commodore 64 added by Rebound Boy. Amiga added by Terok Nor.

Additional contributors: Indra was here, Pseudo_Intellectual, Patrick Bregger, firefang9212.

Last modified February 27th, 2023.