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Classic D&D CRPGs On Sale…

Posted by Rampant Coyote on April 12, 2017

And the updated “enhanced” editions, as well… over at GOG.COM

Special Sale – Dungeons & Dragons

You’ve got until the end of the week, but in case your collection is not quite complete… here you go.

It includes the original “Infinity Engine” games (Baldur’s Gate series, Icewind Dale series, and  Planescape Torment), the Beamdog “enhanced editions” of BG1 and 2 and the first Icewind Dale,  the RTS Dragonshard, the “Gold Box” based SSI D&D games, the Ravenloft series, The Eye of the Beholder series, Dungeon Hack, Menzoberranzan, the Dark Sun series, the Neverwinter Nights series, and the Demon Stone action game.

If you can handle retro-gaming, life is pretty awesome for RPG fans these days.

As a bonus, PC Gamer has an article about how GOG.COM saved many of these games from licensing hell.

In addition, the Digital Antiquarian has a couple of great articles on the Gold Box D&D games. Opening the Gold Box Part 4, and Opening the Gold Box Part 5. If you want to delve deeper into the pre-gold-box history, go for it.  It’s fascinating stuff.

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  • Modran said,

    Every time I read one of those articles, it feels like being a part of GOG’s time is half-time developer, half-time legal specialist and half-time private reporter…

  • Rampant Coyote said,

    SO TRUE! I imagine that’s part of the reason they are focused less on “good old games” now… all the low-hanging fruit is gone, and much of what’s left is not that good, very difficult or expensive to license (or even track down the rights to), or challenging to make work on modern machines. Or all of the above.