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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..

Gameplay[]

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.

Importing and exporting characters[]

The player can import any one character from the party in Pool of Radiance or Curse of the Azure Bonds.

The character from Hillsfar can be exported to Curse of the Azure Bonds. If this is done, extra content will be unlocked in the latter game.

Mini-Games[]

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.

Index[]

Characters[]

ArlanaAsrigirBiswonBrother SersonCaratacusCharlieDalmaDaminDianeDodoEclipseFaithFranklin SmithGlindaGraeme ibn-NaifGraniteHector SamJannaJared JymnKadenKridarLeftyLightningMaalthiirMagesteedMhai PritteeMordakMorinOttisRed MinotaurRen o' the StarSmasherSssladerSwipeTanareveTannaTaurusTinaTombstoneTyranthraxusWak RatharWhiplash

Creatures[]

dwarfelfgnomehalf-elfhalflinghumanlizardmanminotaurorc
Referenced only
giant squid

Locations[]

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

Magic[]

Items
rod of blasting
Spells
knock

Miscellaneous[]

Languages
DethekEspruar
Materials
incensesquid sepia

Organizations[]

Red Plumes

Religions[]

Tempus

Appendix[]

Notes[]

  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.

Gallery[]

Game Credits[]

  • 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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