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Realms of Arkania 1 - Blade of Destiny Classic
Blade of Destiny (1992) is the first part of the glorious Realms of Arkania Trilogy... An Orc army stands ready to attack Arkania's villages and towns. The only hope of saving the land lies in the legendary Blade of Destiny. Can you find this magical weapon in time to stop the siege?
Release Date: Jan 10, 2014
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Includes 3 items: Realms of Arkania 1 - Blade of Destiny Classic, Realms of Arkania 2 - Star Trail Classic, Realms of Arkania 3 - Shadows over Riva Classic

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Steam Trading Cards

March 28th, 2014

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Trading cards for all three classic Realms of Arkania games are now available!

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Mac and Linux builds now available!

March 14th, 2014

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About the Game

Blade of Destiny (1992) is the first part of the glorious Realms of Arkania Trilogy...

An Orc army stands ready to attack Arkania's villages and towns. The only hope of saving the land lies in the legendary Blade of Destiny. Can you find this magical weapon in time to stop the siege? A rich and detailed adventure that will engage your mind and challenge your imaginations.

The Realms of Arkania Trilogy

The Realms of Arkania games (Blade of Destiny, Star Trail and Shadows of Riva) deliver a prime example of the classical European fantasy universe. Based on Germany's most popular pen & paper role playing game, it was also the first German computer RPG series to get widely recognized outside of its home country. To this day it holds a stable hardcore fanbase that loves the games for their comprehensive adaption of the pen & paper ruleset and the believable medieval fantasy setting.

PC System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8
    • Processor: 1 GHz Processor
    • Memory: 256 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 3D graphics card
    • DirectX: Version 7.0
    • Hard Drive: 30 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Running on integrated DOSBox

Mac System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OSX 10.5+
    • Processor: 1 GHz Processor
    • Memory: 256 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 3D graphics card
    • Hard Drive: 30 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Running on integrated DOSBox

Linux System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
    • Processor: 1 GHz Processor
    • Memory: 256 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 3D graphics card
    • Hard Drive: 30 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Running on integrated DOSBox
Helpful customer reviews
51 of 56 people (91%) found this review helpful
52 products in account
2 reviews
25.9 hrs on record
It's a classic hardcore detailed RPG. While Star Trail is the real shining star of this series, this is a great introduction to old school gaming. I have no idea if they fixed the bugs (save game destroying errors) from the original, so be wary of certain siutations such as starting a fire in the spider cave or gathering coins in the final tomb.

I'm a big fan of realism in my RPG, even when it can be frustrating. The idea of having to plan for weapons breaking, illnesses, cold and wet weather, equipment wearing out, as well as climbing and swimming challenges is something often overlooked in most modern games.

If you love all-inclusive details, where you build your characters from scratch and have to plan your quests tactfully, this is your game!
Posted: January 12th, 2014
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19 of 23 people (83%) found this review helpful
34 products in account
1 review
54.8 hrs on record
Realms of Arkadia series does a great job turning a pen and paper Rpg into a video game. If you're into P&P RPG this game and series is a must have. If you want HD graghics and intense 3D battles with fast and furious leveling and rewards this is not for you. What you do get is a challenging game with a high sense of accomplishment.

Other games of the time did not go into the game management required by the Realms of Arkadia. Just covering the basic needs of food and water can be difficult if you don't select the right characters and skills. You must then place points into your skills when leveling or allow the computer to do it for you but not always getting logical reulults. With improperly placed skill points some skills will never be successful.

Not to mention casting spells. Of the 5 different magic using types each have their own strengths and weaknesses in spell casting. If you don't plan ahead some spells will remain unavailable or extremely difficult to cast, depending on spell strength, and Attribute score. which is also new to video games as most if not all games before simply required you to have enough spell points to successfully cast.

In other words, challenges that other games did not have and alot still don't.

Being able to replay a game is a major bonus as you can try different characters to receive different starting skills and spells. You can then place points differently and at the end of the game have completely different characters. Another bonus is being able to use these characters throughout the entire series of games.

Even if you don't like the video game you can print out the manual and sit down with friends and have a great time rolling dice and complaining how the game master hates you. Even if you do like the game it's always fun complaining how the GM hates you.
Posted: January 18th, 2014
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
836 products in account
89 reviews
3.5 hrs on record
Very charming. I can kill orc hoard then get killed by pirates.
If you don't mind about graphic then this game is awesome.
Posted: July 4th, 2014
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9 of 13 people (69%) found this review helpful
382 products in account
33 reviews
1.7 hrs on record
Good Classic Was one of the most popular back in the 90's its sad that most gameing gems like this one was forgotten like many other games but i reccomend this game if your into old forms of rpg 10/10
Posted: February 1st, 2014
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
394 products in account
201 reviews
1.3 hrs on record
Way too oldschool. Feels boring and lacks action.
Posted: June 29th, 2014
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