Darklands! The cult classic open-world RPG from 1992 that lets you adventure in the Holy Roman Empire during the 15th century… or rather, 15th Century Europe as people believed it to be at the time! Darklands broke a lot of CRPG ground, still has fans, and influenced games like Baldur’s Gate and the Elder Scrolls. Fellow fans Matt Wirkkala and Keith Hiorns join.
Shane Plays Geek Talk Episode #226 - 8/22/2020
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Podcast Zinger is from Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Arnold Hendrick, creator of influential '90s RPG Darklands, has died | PC Gamer
Darklands on GOG
Darklands on Steam
Darklands FAQ 3.0
Matt Wirkkala’s Darklands Site
Darklands Group on Groups.io
Matt Chat 77: Darklands
Matt Chat 78: Arnold Hendrick Interview Pt. 1
Matt Chat 78: Interview with Arnold Hendrick Pt. 2
Matt Chat 78: Interview with Arnold Hendrick Pt. 3
CRPG Addict’s List of Games Played
(look for Darklands multi-part entry)
Todd Howard quote: "The main inspiration for The Elder Scrolls comes from games like Ultima Underworld, Darklands, and Legends of Valour. And of course, D&D.; The whole idea was to do a grand RPG, where you could do pretty much whatever you wanted."
Source: http://planetelderscrolls.gamespy.com/fullstory.php?id=159095 via Archive.org’s Wayback Machine https://web.archive.org/web/20120808185406/http://planetelderscrolls.gamespy.com/fullstory.php?id=159095
Darklands has a new publisher -- Ziggurat?
BOMBSHELL: Original Darklands source material at the Strong National Museum of Play in Rochester, NY
Historia Ludens: The Playing Historian
(academic book with some Darklands content, inspired in part by the game and the Darklands FAQ)
Dungeons and Desktops: The History of Computer Role-Playing Games 2nd Edition
Shane's book! Co-authored with Matt Barton of Matt Chat