Ultima!

Going sort of off-topic, I’ve been discovering a tin of blogs since I started my own, and  great idea someone else had was to run through all the Ultima computer games, in order, and blog about it.

Ultima III was the first one I played, but I also made it through U2 and U4, and stopped somewhere in U5. Actually I pretty much played these all with my brother (except U2, which was pretty simple) and mostly acted as notetaker, although we switched off sometimes.  We played them without the benefit of rules, making the spells and such a trial-and-error process.  I believe I still have some of the notes we typed on the C64 printed out somewhere.

We both loved Ultima so much we based several RPG campaigns on it, oncein GURPS back in the 1990s and once in D&D a few years back, although the D&D campaign didn’t last very long.  I was excited to find someone has been porting Ultima to the original 1975 D&D rules too. But there are other efforts too (altohugh the links to the forum are broken).   Ultima characters in the  d20 system of 3rd edition D&D: here.

I never realized there were so many people who are still fans of the games.

Another good site is this Ultima wiki. Wow.

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