Quest for Glory I: So You Want to Be a Hero

Made by Sierra, released in 1989/1992

Magic, Books, Getting Stinking Drunk



Current Zar note: I did this LP in 2008! I left my write-up mostly unchanged.




I HAVE A FULL DAY AHEAD OF ME

so wait there's a cliff in the middle of town what

The music that plays in the magic shop is OMINOUS. OMINOUS. IS SOMETHING BAD GOING TO HAPPEN

MY CRYSTAL BALL COLLEGE COURSE WAS ALL A LIE!

the best kind

I imagine that being tingly.

Wow who knew scales were that important

GET SOME CURTAINS

SNAKE?

SNAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAKE

yuk yuk yuk

Progammers: 8B

You can't put them in a red bottle, they'll explode

I WAS JUST LOOKING FOR THAT

huh huh bathead

MAGIC!!!

This game promotes satanism you heard it here

HELLO MR MCCREEDY?

SAM?

PAUL?

MR. WILSON?

EMMETT?

CHIEF?

MCCLOUD?

THE GARGOYLE MOVED OMG

MY GOD

Oh is that all.

True to form, if you can't use magic she'll just vanish. Or kick you out. One of those. I forget. I always have magic so I can't remember. :B

Zara. Hmm. I wonder.

It's a weird come to think of it, but my general mental image of faeries generally aligns with the QFG portrayal of them, where they're powerful, cold, unpredictable, and capricious. Generally you want to avoid messing with them. :O FAIRIES AREN'T TINKLYWINKLY PIXIES SPREADING JOY AND HAPPINESS TO ME because they will kill you if you look at them funny

I think Zara was part of that, I always found her so intimidating as a kid. :O

Faeries show up here and there in the QFG games. In this one and in 4, mostly.

POWER AIN'T GOIN TO SHAPE ME I DO WHAT I WANT

Damiano, almost Damien but not quite!

WILL WE GET A FAMILIAR?

Actually no you don't. But we'll run into some other ones as we go around. I always wanted one as a kid though.

And unless you know magic, you can't read them. THEY'RE WRITTEN IN CRAZY RUNE LANGUAGE OR SOMETHING

so hurl flame darts at trees until I reach 100 got it

A place in Shapeir you mean. :D :D That place is so much fun. If we do QFG2 I'll show you.

I LOVE ERASMUS

YOU'LL SEE

These are so frigging expensive, but if you're a bit lazy/pressed for time, it's a good idea to spring for these during leveling runs. Wear your mana down to nothing, drink a potion, repeat until potions are gone, etc.

Not really?

"Get me a souvenir."

Or you'll get lost in the streets of shapeir FOREVER HAHAHAHAHA

DO IT OR I'LL BUST YOUR KNEECAPS

A safe place indeed. Thus why you can't shank the sheriff.

Ah, Erana. We'll be hearing a lot more about her as the series goes on. We always pronounced it like Uranus but with an a at the end... Urana, Yur-eh-na, you know? Looking at it now it's probably supposed to be Eh-RAH-na but eh. It's always Yur-eh-na to me. It just reads better to me that way. EH WHATEVER.

Erana's Peace is one of my favorite places. You'll see it soon.

As a sidenote man I love the name zauberberg. ZAUBERBERG.

Also there's that Baba Yaga lady again man what is up with that

"Stop haggin around my backyard."

"OH THAT'S IT"

CHICKENLEGS

Because of these games I've always been familiar with Baba Yaga and her chickenhut. I'm always thrown off when people are like baba yaga what what are you talking about

Also why I get a real kick out of that Jack Frost movie. :B

I KNOW IT I KNOW IT there once was a man from venus

So if curses don't rhyme, does that just render them invalid, or...?

WELL GUESS I BETTER BREAK THIS CURSE OR SOMETHIN

"I'm serious you got hag all over my tomato plants"

"THEY'RE MYYYYYY TOMATO PLANTS"

"what what was that a dog whistle god your voice is horrible oh great your house is digging up my corn GET AWAY FROM THERE"

Like a battery.

It's Flame Dart in the other games, wtf. Flame Dart sounds much better.

Flame Dart has a few specific uses, but it's mostly a fighting spell that you spam while running around. Alex can always level this one up easily since he uses a dagger as a thief, but for my fighter it's harder since my shield's in the way. BOO.

Fetch is ALWAYS useful, and can be the easiest solution to a bunch of puzzles. LIKE SHORTCUTTING? GET FETCH!

Open can get you another spell, and also save you some steps in some other puzzles later. Can also save you time lockpicking as a thief if you're lazy.

Zap is lame.

And then the scroll MAGICALLY DISINTEGRATES or something

I KNOW WHERE IT IS

It's always a good idea to know where Erana's Peace is, but it's also easy to find. More on that when we get there.

You can get healing potions much cheaper through other ways.

These are awesome. I love these. They make leveling much easier. When you don't have these in 3 or 4 it gets really irritating.

yuk yuk yuk

THAT SODA CAN

CLEARLY MAGICAL

LOOK AT ITS EYES

She will break you in half

then grind you up into a potion

Hahaha BZAP

Anyway I'm outta here, these spells is too pricey at the moment

TOUCHDOWN!

Let's check the other side of town!

By Odin's Raven that woman is half a horse

Sometimes when you come in here, she'll trigger some graphical weirdness like your text suddenly being outlined in black and such. It's more noticable in the game. Not sure what causes it. :O

Lucky number 13 my butt.

I JUST WANTED TO PET YOUR FLANK no wait that sounded bad

I'm sorry I think you sneezed halfway through that, what's your name again

ANYTHING ELSE YOU HEAR ARE LIES

Gesundheit.

Yeah I'll make sure to do that.

she broke her leg

it was the only humane thing

Hero: :D?

I CAN'T WAIT THAT LONG

TELL ME MORE

IT'S FASCINATING

You will need these. No really.

YOU WOULD, YOU HORSE

YOU TAKE THAT BACK

What if I throw them in the air, how about then

HIS MUSTACHE IS UNSTOPPABLE

Generally I would not want to mess with a centaur, they'd probably kick you real bad

IT MUST BE TRUE!!

Anyway let's get some dry goods

Let me get off my tiny scooter

You guys wear fezs, right?

And so did the minotaur avenge his fallen father

WHAT A WUSS

I almost forgot!

D:

If you're a thief you'll want a lot of these. Probably 20 or so, just to make leveling throwing easier.

RIP OFF

It IS mad expensive and heavy though. Not really worth it either.

You can buy rations here, or buy Hilde's vegetables for ration purposes and such. UP TO YOU!

You can get these cheaper other ways, believe it or not.

SEE IF I CARE WHEN THEY BUST INTO YOUR HOUSE AT NIGHT

Well thanks for that I'm out of here

THIS LOOKS LIKE A SAFE PLACE

Fishing, eh.

YOU DON'T SAY

Oh, it's just a beggar dude.

You can't transfer credits from hobo school, by the way.

FINE BE THAT WAY

Alright fine here you go

And then I missed another screen in here. WELL YOU'LL SEE IT IN A SECOND.

AN ADMIRABLE MAN

You head there in QFG5, but 5 was kind of lame a little so eh.

Then he won't talk anymore unless you give him more money. YOU CHISELER.

There we go.

Tee hee.

WHO COULD HAVE ORGANIZED THE BRIGANDS?

It glows really

:D

I bet Randolph Carter knows.

HINT: DON'T WALK IN THIS ALLEYWAY AT NIGHT

THINGS IS HARD ALL AROUND

Yeah, that was a good time, thinking about that.

YOU'RE NOT MY MOM

MY KINDA PLACE

Ah, the Tavern. :D Thieves spend more time here than the other classes, but you can drop in anyway if you want.

It's got this great slinky little theme though. It's just perfect for this kind of place. :D This version adds this nice little sax riff in it. BWAOBWAAAO

TIME TO GET DRUNK

But first must look around.

I NEED MORE EMPIRICAL EVIDENCE

Members of the Thieves' Guild y/y

Hey you can't play Go Fish with Old Maid cards wait... never mind, I guess you can.

INTRIGUE. :O

A stag in the forest you say hmm

Well okay thanks

WELL THANKS FOR NOTHING GUYS

What's a girl gotta do to get a drink in this place

hi lurch

D:

SPACE PONY WOULD LIKE THIS PLACE

HMM.

YOU CAN NEVER HAVE TOO MANY SAVEGAMES

LET'S GO FOR THE GOLD!

DELICIOUS

Alright let's restore

I like how the hero looks when he holds out his hand like that, hee hee.

D:

Not willing to lose my cash, I restored again!

I'M ALIVE

I think if you drink some more you'll also pass out and lose your money, so.

Hey everyone's gone wtf

That'd be quite a wallop

Oh that explains it.

NIGHT APPROACHES, NOW WHAT TO DO? TUNE IN NEXT TIME!

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