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The warriors who have destroyed the evil wizard Mangar receive a letter while celebrating their victory. The letter informs them of a terrible disaster: Mangar's master, the Mad God Tarjan, has unleashed his wrath upon the town of Skara Brae, completely destroying in. The heroes visit a refugee camp nearby and embark on a quest to defeat Tarjan.

Thief of Fate is the third installment in the Bard's Tale series, and a sequel to The Destiny Knight. It is similar to its predecessors, being a first-person fantasy role-playing game in which the player explores maze-like pseudo-3D towns, dungeons, and wilderness areas. Two new character classes have been added: Geomancer and Chronomancer. There are more dungeons than in the previous games, and this installment also adds an auto-mapping feature. The game's world is divided into separate realms accessed by using time warps, each with its own theme and setting - including, among others, famous locations from Earth's history such as ancient Rome or Berlin during World War II.


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Critic Reviews Mar, 2005 10 out of 10 100
CU Amiga May, 1991 89 out of 100 89
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft 1992 85 out of 100 85
Amiga Action May, 1991 81 out of 100 81
Power Play Jun, 1991 71 out of 100 71
Amiga Format Jun, 1991 69 out of 100 69
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Apr, 1991 8.2 out of 12 68
Amiga Power May, 1991 67 out of 100 67
Amiga Computing Jun, 1991 65 out of 100 65
Amiga Power Jun, 1991 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 50


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Cancelled IIGS version

An Apple IIGS version was made by Rebecca Heineman but never released.


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