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September 11th, 2018, 10:51
Retronauts had a chat with Robert Woodhead about Wizardry.

There's no studio segment this time, as Robert was kind enough to sit down for a full recording session and share anecdotes and memories about the origins of Wizardry. No doubt this material old hat to him, but for myself (and I'm sure many others!), it's a fascinating look at the earliest days of computing and a tribute to the importance of PLATO, a networked computing platform that shaped the careers of many game designers.

So: Enjoy! And huge thanks to Robert for taking the time to participate in this episode.
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Still dreaming to see Wizardry I-V re-released on GOG…Maybe, just maybe, someday…
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September 11th, 2018, 18:31
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Still dreaming to see Wizardry I-V re-released on GOG…Maybe, just maybe, someday…
And they were there already?
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September 11th, 2018, 18:42
This site has lots of retro goodness

On Ultima

https://retronauts.com/article/881/e…word-on-ultima

On Bard's Tale

https://retronauts.com/article/932/t…n-podcast-form

On retro "online" gaming back in the day

https://retronauts.com/article/927/r…in-episode-164

There's JRPG stuff and BioShock stuff too.

The only thing I don't like about the site is there's not a nice list of its archive I can find yet.
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September 12th, 2018, 00:09
Yup, an instant purchase for me if any of these classic beauties ever rise up on great old games.
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September 12th, 2018, 01:34
The Llylgamyn Trilogy is probably the best version of of the first three games.

I was quite shocked how good they looked just on my NES Classic.

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Its much better than the wireframe.
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September 12th, 2018, 11:06
Originally Posted by henriquejr View Post
And they were there already?
GOG has Wizardry VI - VIII, currently. At some point, there was a Wizardry collection that had all the Wizardry titles released until 1998

https://www.mobygames.com/game/ultim…ardry-archives

Due to the various copyright entanglements the first five titles from the main series are not available in a digital form and they are really hard to find (and insanely expensive) on a physical media.
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September 12th, 2018, 15:45
Yeah I have the three latter games already, I was speaking more on buying the first five instantly, should they ever pop up on great old games.
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September 13th, 2018, 03:48
I just realized there's something wrong with the title of this interview.

Its Werdna that's the Mad Overlord; Trebor just sucks.
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Werdna was the best, Trebor wasn't worthy enough to hold his sword….or staff!
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