Pool of Radiance: Ruins of Myth Drannor
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An homage to the DOS-based Advanced Dungeons & Dragons Gold Box game Pool of Radiance, Pool of Radiance: Ruins of Myth Drannor returns again to the worlds of the Forgotten Realms.
Although the game begins in the city of Phlan, which was reclaimed in the previous game, the majority of the action takes place beneath Myth Drannor, once a beautiful city of peace, where men, elves, and dwarves could live in peace and harmony, which is now in ruins.
Despite its visual similarity to contemporary games that utilized real-time combat (such as Baldur's Gate), the game features a strictly turn-based system, similar to those implemented in Gold Box games. Orisons and Cantrips, straight from the then new Dungeons & Dragons 3rd Edition rules, have been added. The game features new character classes and races such as Barbarians, Monks, Paladins, and Half-Orcs. Clerics and Sorcerers can cast over 100 spells. The Dungeon Master communicates all important findings and events throughout the game.
- 光芒之池II之剑与魔法的传说 - Simplified Chinese spelling
- 光芒之池：迷斯卓諾遺跡 - Traditional Chinese spelling
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The first US version of this game was a technical disaster: not only that the installer accepted no other drives than C: - one could live with that although it's a sign of sloppy programming - the uninstallation program would accidentally erase some core components of Windows 9x, rendering the system unusable after rebooting. Because of this, the game was withdrawn and re-released with a fixed installer. This delayed the German version too.
Both the game box artwork and the cover illustration of the tie-in novel are by renowned fantasy illustrator (Gerald) Brom.
The game follows a November 1, 2000-published novel of the same name by Carrie Bebris, both the computer game and the novel sharing a common source of a pen & paper RPG module from Wizards of the Coast.
- Computer Gaming World
- April 2002 (Issue #213) – Coaster of the Year
Information also contributed by Entorphane and Pseudo_Intellectual.
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Official home page for Pools of Radiance: Ruins of Myth Drannor
Scorpia's Strategy Guide
Very indepth with info about all aspects of the game. Includes discussion about the bugs and patches (with links for download).
- MobyGames ID: 5072
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Game added by Jeanne.
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Last modified February 27th, 2023.