Lawless Legends in Development, Ancient Legends “Mini” RPG Released

For some good nostalgia-invoking fun, you’ll want to pay a visit to the official website for Lawless Legends, an upcoming RPG from The 8 Bit Bunch for the Apple IIe, Commodore 64, and “other modern platforms” that’s set in the wild west. The game is being crafted using the Outlaw Editor, which was also leveraged to build the newly released Ancient Legends, a new “mini” RPG for the Apple IIe by Seth Sternberger.

If you want to take a trip back to the days of early computing while consuming an all-new adventure, then fire up your Apple IIe or grab an emulator and dive in:

You are Quinn of Thane, the westernmost island in Merkania. Since the last of great wars your family has lived in peaceful seclusion for generations. Raised on ancient legends, you have often dreamed of exploring what lies beyond the island. You surmise that dark times must have befallen the mainland, as dark creatures now sully the sanctuary of your island home as well.

Now you are the last of your line and have decided to venture to the mainland and seek your fortune! You pack your things, take your family’s heirloom amulet for luck and enter the forest for adventure…

Instructions for play: Stats & skills: Each stat and skill has a range from 1-10 max. You can increase these attributes by completing quests, finding enchanted items and gear. There is also a fabled place to train for higher stats, or is that just an ancient legend?

Word Puzzles: You will occasionally be presented with a word prompt puzzle where you need to type in a response. All correct responses are only one word like “FLOWER” or “DEATH” (case sensative caps only!). There are no multiple word answers like “King Bob” or “Billy the Bad Fish” anywhere, so rest easy adventurer!

Getting Started: For new adventurers here are a few tips. 1) Roads are useful to follow until you feel comfortable really exploring the wilderness. 2) Towns have shops [blue buildings] and clues for your quest, not to mention affordable healers. 3) Save early and save often: CTRL S save & CTRL L load 4) Be sure to hit 1 and then E to equip your gear before you take another step. 5) Fleeing may land you a few lumps before you escape, so standing your ground to fight may be best. 6) Some weapons & armor will boost your stats. 7) Exploring is rewarded.

Thanks, Retro Gaming Mag.

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