[ Retro Scan ] Gateway to the Savage Frontier

February 7th, 2018 by Benj Edwards

SSI AD&D Forgotten Realms Gold Box Gateway to the Savage Frontier RPG sexy sorceress legs advertisement scan - 1991BEGIN A FANTASTIC NEW QUEST! !!!

For some reason, my brother and I never owned any SSI Gold Box AD&D games when I was growing up. I have played many of them briefly since then — and there definitely are a lot of them.

So I’m particularly interested to know what you guys think about the Gold Box games — which ones you’ve played, which are the best, etc.

[ From Video Games and Computer Entertainment, August 1991, p.13 ]

Discussion Topic: What’s your favorite SSI Gold Box game?

5 Responses to “[ Retro Scan ] Gateway to the Savage Frontier”

  1. Geoff V. Says:

    Welcome back Benj!

  2. Gene Says:

    Benj, what did you do for the last 7 weeks since your last update? 🙂 Hope all is well.

  3. John Says:

    I’ve played most of them on my C128 back in the day. I think Pools of Radiance hold a soft spot for me because it was the first one I played. However, the games that came later were easier to control.

  4. Benj Edwards Says:

    Gene, I have mostly been working on my new podcast, The Culture of Tech (http://www.thecultureoftech.com). Between that and the holdiays, I have been fairly busy. Glad you guys are still here!

  5. GL Says:

    I also have a special spot in my heart for Pool of Radiance – it was the only SSI Gold Box game I ever owned/played, but man, I played that thing a ton, and after several playthroughs, I was still finding new areas/secrets I’d missed before.

    I distinctly remember how, when your party got high-level enough, there weren’t many good enemies left for further leveling-up, so I would get into fights with the city guard and wipe them out to build additional XP. After a few battles, they’d leave you alone, however, and then you really had the run of the place. Good times.

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