Can you help me find an old game?

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Offline krool1969

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Can you help me find an old game?
« on: 27/11/2012 06:18:32 »
In the 80's I had a text based PC computer game. I don't remember what it was called but it started out with the adventure (you) in a cellar with a sword and some armor. You faced a crazy guy with "an unkempt beard" that you had to kill, then you faced a dragon (I was never able to get past the dragon). When you got close to a fight your sword would start to glow. When the fight was on, your sword glowed brightly!
Any help you could provide would help.
Thanks.

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Re: Can you help me find an old game?
« Reply #2 on: 27/11/2012 10:22:05 »
Thanks for the list...
Whew...  that brings up old memories.

Look up dnd and NetHack.

Although, I remember those games in the UNIX world, not the PC world.  But, perhaps there was some crossover. 

I also remember playing a game called Empire.  The PC version I saw had a minor bug, that it allowed one to feed one's army negative amounts of food.

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Re: Can you help me find an old game?
« Reply #3 on: 27/11/2012 23:20:09 »
My guess is Zork or Zork 2 by infocom.

Pawn was a great little text/graphic adventure game. Hitchhikers guide to the galaxy and Leather Goddess of Phobos were also some very good text adventures. Remember lewd mode?

If I remember right, Zork sounds like what you're looking for.

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Re: Can you help me find an old game?
« Reply #4 on: 28/11/2012 00:09:53 »
A little googling and it sounds like Zork 2, which apparently has a dragon, a glowing sword, and a wizard with an "unkempt beard."