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Dungeons of Daggorath

Date: Thu, 19 Feb 1998 19:30:38 GMT
Reply-To: NewNTUser
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From: NewNTUser
Organization: My Organization, Inc
Subject: Dungeons of Daggorath

Hi guys.

Back in the early 80′s, I received a TRS-80 for Christmas. I wasn’t too much
into programming then, but I was into computer games. If it weren’t for the
game cartridges for the 80, I probably never would have used it. Anyway,
one game in particular had me entertained for countless hours, “Dungeons of
Daggorath.” I LOVE rpg’s. I’m not sure why maybe it was playing “Resident
Evil 2″, but all of a sudden I had the urge to at least find out how that
game ended. Since I no longer have my Trash-80, I’m counting on someone from
this group to help me out…

I got to the very last level defeated the “fake” Wizard twice I think and
was all set to take on the “real” Wizard and clean up the Dungeon for good.
Now, I haven’t played the game in about 15 years so all of this is kind of
sketchy, but here’s the question: I remember that I just couldn’t kill the
Wizard no matter how many times I nailed him with one of I think the most
powerful of the rings. I’m assuming the game was going to end there am I
right?, so what I’d really appreciate someone telling me is how to beat the
actual Wiz, and what happens ending sequence? afterwards. Please help if you
can!

Sincerely,

Ice.

3 comments to Dungeons of Daggorath

  • pucc_unknown

    Date: Thu, 19 Feb 1998 22:24:01 GMT
    Reply-To: Meredith Dixon
    Sender: COCO – Tandy Color Computer List
    From: Meredith Dixon
    Organization: All USENET — http://www.Supernews.com
    Subject: Re: Dungeons of Daggorath

    On 19 Feb 1998 19:30:38 GMT, me [at] thishost [dot] thisdomain NewNTUser wrote:

    >I got to the very last level defeated the “fake” Wizard twice I think and
    >was all set to take on the “real” Wizard and clean up the Dungeon for good….
    > I remember that I just couldn’t kill the Wizard no matter how many times I
    nailed
    > him with one of I think the most powerful of the rings. I’m assuming the
    game
    >was going to end there am I right?, so what I’d really appreciate someone
    telling
    > me is how to beat the actual Wiz, and what happens ending sequence?
    >afterwards.

    There’s no trick to beating the real Wizard; you just have to keep
    pounding away at him. There’s a long corridor on the bottom level,
    and it’s fairly easy to set yourself up in this corridor in such a way
    that you can get in several shots while the Wizard approaches you,
    then run to the other end of the corridor and repeat.

    The game does end when you kill the real Wizard, and there’s a single
    victory screen. It’s like the defeat screen, except that the pictured
    wizard has a star on his/her wand in place of a moon, and the caption
    is, “Destiny salutes the birth of a new Wizard” or something close to
    this; I last played and won the game in 1984.

    Meredith Dixon
    dixonm [at] access [dot] mountain [dot] net

  • pucc_unknown

    Date: Fri, 20 Feb 1998 10:07:33 -0600
    Reply-To: “Muenzler, Kevin”
    Sender: COCO – Tandy Color Computer List
    From: “Muenzler, Kevin”
    Subject: Re: Dungeons of Daggorath

    On Meredith Dixon, Meredith DixonSMTP:dixonm [at] ACCESS [dot] MOUNTAIN [dot] NET
    wrote:
    > On 19 Feb 1998 19:30:38 GMT, me [at] thishost [dot] thisdomain NewNTUser wrote:
    >
    > >I got to the very last level defeated the “fake” Wizard twice I
    think and
    > >was all set to take on the “real” Wizard and clean up the Dungeon for
    good….
    > > I remember that I just couldn’t kill the Wizard no matter how many
    times I
    > nailed
    > > him with one of I think the most powerful of the rings. I’m
    assuming the
    > game
    > >was going to end there am I right?, so what I’d really appreciate
    someone
    > telling
    > > me is how to beat the actual Wiz, and what happens ending
    sequence?
    > >afterwards.
    >
    > There’s no trick to beating the real Wizard; you just have to keep
    > pounding away at him. There’s a long corridor on the bottom level,
    > and it’s fairly easy to set yourself up in this corridor in such a way
    > that you can get in several shots while the Wizard approaches you,
    > then run to the other end of the corridor and repeat.
    >
    > The game does end when you kill the real Wizard, and there’s a single
    > victory screen. It’s like the defeat screen, except that the pictured
    > wizard has a star on his/her wand in place of a moon, and the caption
    > is, “Destiny salutes the birth of a new Wizard” or something close to
    > this; I last played and won the game in 1984.
    >
    > Meredith Dixon
    > dixonm [at] access [dot] mountain [dot] net

    Yes, there is a “trick” for beating ANY difficult
    creature. Keep around a “pet” creature such as
    a spider or snake. When you become very strong these
    lesser creatures can’t hurt you and you can rest
    even while they are attacking you. All you have to
    do is sit next to your pet and rest. Jump over next
    to the wizard, pound a few times and jump back next
    to your pet. This way you don’t have to waist energy
    running away from the wizard.

    Another trick is that all creatures except wizard and
    scorpion will pick up anything that you drop on the
    floor before they start their attack. You can drop
    your burnt torches, extra swords, etc. to the ground
    when you see a large creature approaching. Pound away
    while they pick your stuff up. Whey they die they’ll
    drop it. Again, THIS DOESN’T WORK FOR THE SCORPION OR
    WIZARD.

    Kevin

  • pucc_unknown

    Date: Fri, 20 Feb 1998 11:55:38 -0600
    Reply-To: “Muenzler, Kevin”
    Sender: COCO – Tandy Color Computer List
    From: “Muenzler, Kevin”
    Subject: Re: Dungeons of Daggorath

    On Friday, February 20, 1998 10:46 AM, Jeremiah
    ColemanSMTP:ranger [at] 1stnet [dot] com wrote:
    >
    > ‘Nother thing, too…
    >
    > Correct me if I’m wrong, but I seem to remember that the real
    > wizard was either immune to the rings or highly resistant to
    > them…
    >
    > Jay
    > P.S. and to think I beat that game over a decade ago… jeez
    >
    > —————————————————————
    > | Jeremiah Coleman ranger [at] 1stnet [dot] com |
    > | “Luke, stay away from the darker side, |
    > | and if you ever go astray, let the force be your guide” |
    > | — Wierd Al, “Yoda” |
    > —————————————————————

    He is VERY resistant to them. If you have never hit
    the real wizard with anything you can kill him with
    both hits with the energy/joule ring and about five
    hits with the elvish sword.

    Kevin