*** Tips & Hints for The Bard's Tale I ***- How to obtain gobs and gobs of gold:
Use your homemade character disk and then the backside of the boot disk.
First, (S)tart. Then load your party from your character disk. Go to Garth's
and sell everything. Pool your gold to character "6". Get back to the Guild;
remove everybody onto the back side of the boot disk except "6". Load MEMBER 1
("1") from your character disk. Pool all gold to "1". Insert the back side of
the boot disk and remove "6". Load the rest of your party from your character
disk and presto: lotsa gold. You can repeat this process until millionaire
status is attained.
- Even though a magic mouth tells you the name of the Mad God on the third
level of the starter dungeon, don't forget the fourth level - it contains a
passage to Mangar's front door! The eye is also needed to get into Kylearan's
Tower. Once you've entered this tower, don't forget to answer a magic mouth in
the dark room, or the required door won't appear. Lastly, three silver objects
are most helpful in defeating Mangar.
- On the third level of Harkyn's Castle (C64/128 version, first
adventure), there is a very large source of experience points. It can be
reached by casting conjuror spell APAR; North 5, East 12, Up 2, after
taking the entry stairs. However, your characters must be of at least
9th or 19th level, and be able to utilize mind blade (Sorcerer spell
MIBL) and restoration (Magician spell REST). One warning: the price for
this experience may be high!