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Welcome to my lair, oh wanderer on the winding path between the pages of the intricate world-wide net. Thou shalt find here and on the following electronic scrolls a careful compilation of interesting information about Ultima. It's a pleasant reading for those, who will make efforts to learn more about Britannia's glorious history and his kind sovereign Lord British. I will bring you also tidings of the thrilling and often troubled adventures of the Avatar.

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Willkommen in meinem Lager, oh Wanderer auf dem verschlungenen Pfad zwischen den Seiten des unüberschaubaren weltweiten Netzes. Ihr findet auf dieser und den folgenden elektronischen Schriftrollen eine sorgfältige Compilierung interessanter Informationen zum Thema Ultima zur ersprießlichen Lektüre für diejenigen, die sich befleißigen mehr über die glorreiche Historie Britannias und seines gütigen Souveräns Lord British in Erfahrung zu bringen. Auch über die spannenden und oft auch erschröcklichen Abenteuer des Avatars wird Euch hier Kunde getan.

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Realms Beyond: Ashes of the Fallen

Written by Sir Cabirus on Sat, Oct 20 2018

Realms Beyond: Ashes of the Fallen

Not an Ultima but a mix of Ultima, Baldur's Gate and some other great CRPGs! If you like these games consider to support the Kickstarter campaign of Realms Beyond: Ashes of the Fallen. Read some sentences from the Realms Beyond website to learn more ...

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Realms Beyond: Ashes of the Fallen is a fantasy computer role-playing game with turn-based combat and a party system that allows you to control up to six characters at any one time. Whether you yearn for an open world to explore at your own pace, tactical combat that allows you to plan your moves carefully, or want to lose yourself in the rich fabric of our world, trying to survive and make your mark, Realms Beyond offers endless choices, lands to travel, monster-infested dungeons and a host of storylines to follow.

Realms Beyond: Ashes of the Fallen is inspired by the classic RPGs of the 80s and 90s, taking the best elements of the beloved old classics and reforging them into something new in a powerful modern engine. In Realms Beyond, you will find the tactical turn-based combat of the Gold Box Games, Temple of Elemental Evil and Dark Sun, the world exploration and camp management of Realms of Arkania, the interactivity and living world of Ultima, the choice-driven quests and reactivity of Fallout and Arcanum, and the rich NPC interaction of Baldur’s Gate and Planescape Torment, along with fresh new features that haven’t been seen before in the genre.

 

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Major reworking of the Ultima Underworld Walkthrough

Written by Sir Cabirus on Sun, Nov 08 2017

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After the release of my Ultima Underworld 2 walkthrough I wasn't satisfied with my Ultima Underworld 1 walkthrough any longer. The Ultima Underworld 2 walkthrough has bigger pictures which one can invoke from the different maps. And these pictures are shown more centred. The Underworld 1 walkthrough had smaller pictures which appeared in the upper left corner of the browser.

Therefore I decided to make a major reworking of the Underworld 1 walkthrough. I resized 209 pictures and movies, changed 20 pages for the new resolution and corrected some errors. I also added some new screenshots and movies.

The reworking of my walkthrough is dedicated to Optician Dragon / Mark Morris who passed away in 2012. Optician was my main proofreader back in the days when I created this walkthrough the first time. Rest in peace my friend - see ya on the funway!

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Unknown Realm - The Siege Perilous

Written by Sir Cabirus on Sat, Dec 24 2016

Unknown Realm - The Siege Perilous

Actually, not an Ultima theme, nevertheless somehow Ultima related and in any case worth a look. I am talking about Unknown Realm - The Siege Perilous, the upcoming 8-bit (!) role playing game in the nostalgic style of the eighties. A kickstarter campaign is in progress by 19 January 2017. The Unknown Realm will be funded when they get 65.536 $. You see, this is a true 8-bit game - 65.536 is two to the power of sixteen, the amount of memory-bytes which an eight-bit CPU can address :-)

Here are some words of Stirring Dragon Games developers, Stirring Dragon Games is the husband-and-wife team of Bruce and Laura Gottlieb:

Why is it that anytime you ask an RPG fan what their favorite game is, they will almost inevitably name a game that was made 30 years ago? You know the games we're talking about, games like Ultima, Legacy of the Ancients, Wasteland, SSI “Gold Box” titles, or some other game from the “Golden Age” of RPGs. Despite the high-end graphics and advances of modern RPGs, they still somehow fail to live up to the enjoyment found in these fan favorites of the past.

Let’s face it: those low-fidelity RPGs had something special. They had the perfect mix of presentation and gameplay that allowed your imagination to run free. Sadly, for some reason, game companies decided to stop making single player RPGs like this and thus abandoned a generation of RPG fans … until now.

Here are some cool pictures of the game. Look at them and you will know why I like and support this game. Please keep in mind the reward photos show working prototypes; the artwork and materials of the final versions may change a bit.

Unknown Realm - Manual
Old school style pen and ink bestiary

Unknown Realm - Sailing
Sail to distant lands but don't forget to use your map

Unknown Realm - In-game journal
In-game journal records just the essentials

If you want to learn more and if you like old style games like this, consider becoming a backer of this campaign.

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