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Looking for a 1991 Prodigy RPG

Discussion in 'Playground' started by claudius, Mar 15, 2018.

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    Does anybody remember a game on prodigy in 1991 or so? Prodigy was something similar to looking on the web but it was only for people who subscribed (dial up of course) to prodigy. I remember this fantasy role playing game text game I discovered just looking around prodigy. There were choices you made in the adventure and you were solving some puzzles and acquiring magic items and things. I ask because it was a cool game and it would be nostalgic to try and find it.
     
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    @claudius
    Instead of necroing this for a total derail (I admit we did kinda derail it), you might want to repost this request in The Playground forum, which is where it belongs instead of hijacking and necroing a thread in the Icewind Dale II forum.

    As for your request, sorry, I can't help you. I wouldn't get a modem until Prodigy was dead in 1997, and I only got to try it briefly twice at somebody else's house.
     
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    I moved the posts to a new thread.
     
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    @SlickRCBD sorry putting the question in the wrong place in the forum and thanks for the move @Taluntain.

    I think I was 13 or so when my family got prodigy. My Dad was into computers and did some programming for databases in the school system he worked for. So I got a chance to test out prodigy and our computer a bit. I remember: this fantasy text rpg that I'm mentioning, a DnD arena world where players and dungeon masters had duals in the arena and some adventures, and finally I remember mining forums of teen agers talking about stuff. It was really interesting to me but unfortunately playing in the bulletin board DnD area I ended up wracking up too much phone bill and my privileges on prodigy were greatly reduced from that point.
     
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    Sad thing is, other games had automaps long before Prodigy.
    Bard's Tale, Might and Magic II, King's Bounty, I think Magic Candle (need to boot that up on an emulator, I don't think I've played since the 1990's and my Apple IIGS is in mothballs. At least a cracked disk image is easily obtained from ftp://ftp.apple.asimov.net/pub/Apple_II ), Dragon Wars, and others.
    Still, that was very much the era of graph paper maps. Although a lot of the Sierra games seemed to need something more resembling a concept map than a grid map.
     
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