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Kickaha
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2021-01-31, 03:17

Ok, this has been bugging me for days.

Back in the early-to-mid-80s, my family went to a party at someone's house, and they had a D&D themed video game for their home console. (I thought it was an Odyssey 2, or perhaps Intellivision, but it could have been a more esoteric console.)

I remember being absolutely blown away by it at the time, we were used to Adventure, fer chrissake.

Here's what I *think* I remember:

- It was an official TSR [A]D&D IP
- It was the first in a planned series, around elements (fire, water, etc, duh you get it)
- There was an actual prize of some sort for the first player to complete all four (five?) games
- There was a huge ad push in gaming magazines
- They never published all the games

I thought the name was DragonFire, but after looking at the game I'm 99% that isn't it. I seem to recall the boxes having that metallic foil printing though.

This ring any bells for anyone?

Update: SwordQuest. Atari.
https://www.atlasobscura.com/article...pgf4OdV_DLQIO8

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Last edited by Kickaha : 2021-01-31 at 03:44.
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kscherer
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2021-01-31, 23:50

Are there any young people on this forum?
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Kickaha
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2021-02-01, 00:53

No.

Next question? XD

Actually, on further poking about, it turns out I merged two games in my head. The SwordQuest series had the elemental tropes and contest for real prizes. The one I vaguely remembered the screenshots from *was* on Intellivision, and it *was* AD&D IP. Advanced Dungeons & Dragons: Cloudy Mountain.

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drewprops
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2021-02-01, 02:17

Swordquest was AWFUL.

It felt like it was in the same vein as ET and Indiana Jones. The comic book that came with it was pretty dope, but otherwise: it stunk.

MY OPINION.

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2021-03-10, 10:32

Oh man, I guess there is no other company that has influenced so much the gaming industry as Atari. I mean, back in the day they were the only company capable of developing a good video game. Yeah, surely they were having some really terrible projects, just like Swordquest. Honestly, I been hating on this game for my entire life. Despite the fact that I am already 40 years old, I still like to spend some of my free time gaming, or maybe gambling. Mostly, I am gambling online on YOUR MOM as it is probably the best platform that I have been playing on. I guess that my passion towards it, comes from my childhood, and the atari games had a great influence on me.
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drewprops
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2021-03-10, 19:29

Okay can we initiate a complicated application form for new members?


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Kickaha
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2021-03-10, 21:04

How about an 80s trivia quiz? Yeet the yoots.
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