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Eschalon: Book I is the first title in a planned series of independently developed RPG games. According to the developer, it is a faithful follower of classic RPG series like Wizardry, Might & Magic, or Ultima.

The game is turn-based, with the outcome of every action determined by the character's stats. Those are aided by different skills that involve combat proficiency with various weapons, thieving skills, magic abilities and non-combat skills like cartography (affects the quality of the automap feature), lore or mercantile. The world is open from the very beginning, with nothing but overpowering monsters and thugs preventing the player from going wherever he pleases.

The story finds the player in an abandoned building in the ransacked village of Elderhollow, suffering from a memory loss and with a short note instructing him what to do next. In time, he finds out that he is located in the eastern province of Eschalon, Thaermore, which is currently torn apart by war with a mysterious underworld race of creatures bearing a strong resemblance to dwarves. The passage to the west was closed by the Eschalon ruler, so all the people left in the province now have to care for themselves. A series of notes and instructions brings the player closer to the truth about his origin and his role in the current conflict.


Eschalon: Book I Macintosh Exploring the woods north has several Fanged Salamanders
Eschalon: Book I Macintosh Title
Eschalon: Book I Macintosh I chase down the Bloodsipper an kill it which gives me +25 exp
Eschalon: Book I Macintosh Defending myself from a Bloodsipper

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Eschalon: Book I Screenshot
Eschalon: Book I Screenshot
Eschalon: Book I Screenshot
Eschalon: Book I Screenshot

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Critic Reviews

GamerDad Jan 24, 2008 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Inside Mac Games (IMG) Jun 21, 2010 8.25 out of 10 82
Macworld Jan 14, 2008 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
MacLife Jun 17, 2008 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Mac Games Jul 29, 2011 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Games4Mac 2007 59 out of 100 59


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Related Web Sites

  • Game Review: My Game Company (A review of Basilisk Games' Eschalon: Book I by Troy Hepfner (October, 2009).)
  • Official Website (The product page for Eschalon: Book I on Basilisk's website, which offers additional information, a downloadable demo, and an official trailer.)
St. Martyne (3655) added Eschalon: Book I (Macintosh) on Sep 09, 2008
Other platforms contributed by Iggi (14878) and St. Martyne (3655)