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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.


Gateway to the Savage Frontier Amiga A quest!
Gateway to the Savage Frontier Commodore 64 Obtain magic items
Gateway to the Savage Frontier DOS Streets again
Gateway to the Savage Frontier Amiga Memorizing Magic-user spells.

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Gateway to the Savage Frontier Magazine Advertisement

Alternate Titles

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

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Critic Reviews

PC-Spiele '92 DOS 1991 8 out of 10 80
Dragon DOS Jan, 1992 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) DOS Oct, 1991 9 out of 12 75
Power Play Commodore 64 Jan, 1992 73 out of 100 73
Play Time DOS Sep, 1991 71 out of 100 71
Commodore Format Commodore 64 Dec, 1991 69 out of 100 69
Play Time Amiga May, 1992 59 out of 100 59
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft Commodore 64 1992 58 out of 100 58
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft DOS 1992 57 out of 100 57
PC Joker DOS Oct, 1991 57 out of 100 57


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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.
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