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The People Behind The Bard's Tale Legacy

The Bard's Tale Compendium was created in December 2000 by Poverello Media, Ontario, Canada.


I wish to extend personal thanks to the following folks for their help in making this site what it is:

  • Warren Ayers for playing the Commodore 64 version with me into the wee hours of the mornings in 1987, and for introducing me to the stunning Amiga version of The Bard's Tale. Thanks muchly, Homes!
  • David Sinclair of the Bard's Tale Memories web site, for letting me use his well-designed spell lists, his amazing GIF animations of the Commodore 64 introduction screens and Amiga game play screens, as well as contributing many megabytes worth of Amiga screen shots for me to work with. His site is great for the overall nostalgic feel; mixing images from the C64 and Amiga versions of Bard's Tale and Destiny Knight.
  • Tom Greene of The Adventurer's Guild web site for a fantastically organised collection of files, and letting me use his meticulously created texts of the game manuals, item lists, and monster lists. And to "The Bruce" at Bard's Tale Online for taking up the torch after Tom's site went down. Be sure to check out his site if you are looking for anything file-related, because he has just about everything there is.
  • Scott Nelson of Bard' for the letting me use some of the Commodore 64 graphics images he captured, especially the really awesome animated GIF versions. His web site is an extremely unique attempt at bringing the entire Bard's Tale series to your web browser; his monthly editorials are well worth the visit.
  • Jeremy Kapp who provided cleaned and corrected versions of my original Bard's Tale hand-drawn maps.
  • Thanks to all the folks from the on-line Bard's Tale fandom scene, web ring and mailing list, who took the time to write personal e-mails of encouragement. Your support is greatly appreciated!

Can I use this or that on my own web site?

I can't speak for the content provided by the folks above, of course, nor for any copyright or trademark holders listed below—but if you would like to use any of my original content for any non-commercial reason (such as your own Bard's Tale fan site), please feel free! This web site has been a personal labour of love, all just for fun, and it was created for you. Have any fun with it that you can — absolutely no strings attached! Though it wouldn't bother me at all if you want to put a link back to my site if you do use anything... [grin]

Legal Notice

This web site is a non-profit, educational and personal web page, and everything is being used under the Fair Use Doctrine of copyright law. There is no intent to infringe on the rights of the copyright and/or trademark holders.

  • The Bard's Tale 1985-1998 Interplay Productions. All rights reserved. Interplay and Interplay Productions are registered trademarks of Interplay Productions, Irvine, California.
  • The Bard's Tale, Tales of the Unknown, Destiny Knight, The Thief of Fate, and Electronic Arts are registered trademarks of Electronic Arts or its wholly-owned subsidiaries in the U.S. and/or other countries.
  • As of 2004, The Bard's Tale is a trademark or registered trademark of inXile entertainment in certain countries; and is a trademark or registered trademark of Electronic Arts Inc. in certain other countries where it is used under license.

Every attempt has been made to comply with the guidelines set out on Interplay's legal page, and they have been contacted for written permission. (Anything objectionable to Interplay will be immediately removed upon request.)

The Temple of Narn from The Bard's Tale II: The Destiny Knight


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