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Hillsfar was a video game set in the Forgotten Realms developed by Westwood Studios in 1989 and published by Strategic Simulations, Inc..

GameplayEdit

The player chooses a character and starts in Hillsfar. It was one of the first RPGs that tried to combine simple hack-and-slay style with puzzles. The story was simple, with the player-character just walking around the town and its surrounding area, solving some puzzles and fighting action sequences, while trying to find treasures and weapons. Unlike most role-playing games, there aren't any randomly generated monsters to battle, combat only occurs in the arena.

Mini-GamesEdit

In the game, there are various mini-games that are required to complete the quests or missions.

  • Competing at the archery range.
  • Exploring buildings or mazes.
  • Fighting in the arena.
  • Locking picking doors and chests.
  • Riding a horse outside Hillsfar while avoiding obstacles.

IndexEdit

CharactersEdit

Other
ArlanaAsrigirBiswonBrother SersonCaratacusCharlieDalmaDaminDianeDodoEclipseFaithFranklin SmithGlindaGraeme ibn-NaifGraniteHector SamJannaJared JymnKadenKridarLeftyLightningMaalthiirMagesteedMhai PritteeMordakMorinOttisRen o' the StarSmasherSssladerSwipeTanareveTannaTaurusTinaTombstoneTyranthraxusWak RatharWhiplash

CreaturesEdit

dwarfelfgnomehalf-elfhalflinghumanlizardmanminotaurorc
Referenced only
giant squid

LocationsEdit

Buildings & Sites
Big TreeHaunted MansionHermit's PlaceTemple of Tempus
Inns & Taverns
Bugbear's Cave TavernDragon's Lair TavernHydra's Den TavernRat's Nest Tavern
Settlements
Hillsfar
Referenced only
CormyrMoonseaPhlan

MagicEdit

Items
rod of blasting
Spells
knock

MiscellaneousEdit

Languages
DethekEspruar
Materials
incensesquid sepiayellow mushroom

OrganizationsEdit

Red Plumes

ReligionsEdit

Tempus

AppendixEdit

NotesEdit

  1. The game takes place 1357 years after the Standing Stone monument was erected (in 1 DR), and 473 years after the Battle of the Singing Arrows, both point to 1358 DR.

GalleryEdit

Game CreditsEdit

  • Programmers: Kirk Fitzgerald, Ethan Grimes
  • Artists: Joseph B. Hewitt IV, Maurine Y. Starkey
  • Developers: Graeme Bayless, Bret Berry, Charles J. Kroegel Jr.
  • Playtesters: Alex Hewitt, Glenn Sperry, Rick E. White
  • Manual: Westwood Associates
  • Art & Graphic Design: David Boudreau, Peter Gascoyne
  • Desktop Publishing: David Boudreau, Peter Gascoyne
  • Printing: A&a Printers and Lithographers
  • Cover artwork: Clyde Caldwell
  • Music Composer: Paul S. Mudra

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