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Six More Absurdly Difficult D&D Adventures (That Are Not Tomb of Horrors)

Before I get started, I have just one thing to say: you’re a bunch of sadists. All of you. I compiled a list of half a dozen of the deadliest old school Dungeons & Dragons adventures to ever see print, and you not only ate it up but shared it with your buddies and gave it […]

Revenge of the License: Five NES Games That Missed the Point

I love licensed NES games. I love the sound they make as I yank them out of my system and hurl them against the wall. The relentless plundering through the morass in search of something worth playing and finding the occasional surprise is always delightful, and why I keep coming back to this column over […]

Icewind Dale Takes R.A. Salvatore’s Story in New Direction – Today in Retro Gaming – June 29th 2000

How do you port a successful book series that is based in the rich world of a pen and paper game to computer?  Simple.  You don’t.  That is what Black Isle Studios did with Icewind Dale when they ported it to PC’s in 2000 for Interplay.  The game is based in another century from the […]

Revenge of the License: Dungeon Hack

You’d have been hard-pressed to find a company flying much higher in the early 90’s than TSR. Between the recently-published 2nd edition of Advanced Dungeons & Dragons (aka: the best-selling pen-and-paper RPG in history) and a slew of hit computer games produced by SSI which used the AD&D License, TSR’s market position was so perfect […]

SSI Gold Box D&D Veterans Return to their Roots with Tactical Simulations Interactive

Some of the biggest names in role playing games on computers have regrouped to do what they do best, create turn based strategy role playing games that rock.  Okay, a little history lesson for those that do not know what I am talking about with the title of this article.  The Strategic Simulations Inc (SSI) […]

New Game: Icewind Dale Enhanced Edition Now Available for Android

The AD&D Forgotten Realms classic, Icewind Dale, is back in an all new Enhanced Edition on Steam and Google Play. New content and new design await you!

Revenge of the License: AD&D Heroes of the Lance

Admit it, you knew this was coming. Maybe not today, maybe not next week, but you knew, at some point, I was going to dig into the hog waller. If that’s what you’ve been waiting for, retro gaming fans, then today’s your lucky day. Rejoice. Clap your hands. Give the ol’ banjo a tune-up. Because […]

New Game: Icewind Dale Coming to Android, iOS, Mac and PC with +1 Enhancements

Previously we saw Baldur’s Gate, with enhancements, hit Android and now the same developers (Beamdog) are working on bringing Icewind Dale to Google’s mobile platform, among others. Wizards of the Coast have announced this version will be hitting Android, iOS, Mac and PC (presumably through Steam). This is the first time that the popular role […]


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