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#1 greenween

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Posted 23 September 2014 - 12:16 AM

I remember this being the greatest board game of all time!! My best friend had it back in 82, I've found it in perfect condition on ebay for $200 and will have it soon!!!

 


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#2 Doctor Octagon

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Posted 23 September 2014 - 09:41 AM

Was that the game that looked like a pizza with Devil's Tower from Close Encounters of the Third Kind in the middle?


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Posted 23 September 2014 - 10:25 AM

Oh how wonderfully geeky!!!

 

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#4 The Professor

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Posted 24 September 2014 - 09:30 AM

Wow, that looks like it could be electronic! The face of it looks like smoked plastic, does something light up within the tower? Reminds me of the Atari Spector  :D

 

 

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#5 Justin

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Posted 24 September 2014 - 10:58 AM

I've never played Dark Tower, but looking at the box it says "A fantasy adventure born of electronic wizardry" and it certainly looks like the tower would light up. Seems like this would be a great game to try out sometime.



#6 DeLorean

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Posted 24 September 2014 - 03:08 PM

lol that DOES look like dark tower! It just needs the little flags.  :P


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Posted 25 September 2014 - 11:39 PM

It was beautiful. Up to 4 players, the "tower" was electronic and would display battle stats, etc.Random encounters, dragons, finding keys and treasure!! I found a dos version years ago, not the same but it was pretty cool.


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#8 DeLorean

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Posted 25 September 2014 - 11:50 PM

Whoa. That sounds really cool greenween. What's the objective of the game? How does the electronic tower know what's going on in the game? I might have to get this.


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Posted 26 September 2014 - 12:15 AM

I'm excited to talk about it! Gotta work early, i'll be back tomorrow!


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Posted 27 September 2014 - 11:05 PM

So here's how I recall it.  Each player had there own section of board they started with. The goal was to travel through each player's territory to gain a bronze, silver and gold key. Once you had the keys you could attack the "Dark Tower" for an epic battle to win!  You would turn the tower on, enter how many players and it mostly did the rest. On your turn you move one space in any direction then press the corresponding key on the tower You had to buy soldiers and rations for them at bazzaars. When you moved you either had an encounter where you battle Brigands and the "tower" controlled the battle in a turn based fashion, Or got lost or the plague .The tower would display everything, complete with sound effects! Dragons, Gold, what's not to love!!! There was actually even more to the game than I described, just way ahead of it's time. Electronic D&D from way back!!!


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#11 DeLorean

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Posted 28 September 2014 - 05:54 PM

You got me thinking I might want to play this game greenween. I went on youtube and found a great walkthrough:

 

 


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#12 greenween

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Posted 28 September 2014 - 06:30 PM

I was just watching this earlier to day! Thank you!


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Posted 28 September 2014 - 06:37 PM

How did you post this?


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#14 DeLorean

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Posted 29 September 2014 - 11:35 AM

greenween, see the little greenish box just to the left of the dropdown box that says "Font" just above the upper left of where you type? Clicking on that will give you BBcode. Scroll down and select "media" then paste the youtube link. Or you can just code it out manually by pasting the youtube link between BBcode media and /media both placed in brackets. It's more complicated to explain than to actually do, and I don't know how to show you because if I type the code out it will show you a youtube video in its place.



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Posted 01 October 2014 - 08:12 PM

"Embedding disabled by request", may explain it. I just saw it.


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#16 DeLorean

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Posted 01 October 2014 - 09:25 PM

Greenween, I think the "embedding disabled by request" is by request of the video owner on YouTube and not part of the embedding feature of the forums. I think in most cases you should be able to embed a video. Please let us know if you can't, because then there'd be something really wrong going on.



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Posted 15 October 2014 - 12:39 AM

I did it!!! After 30 years I bought Dark Tower!!! $250 but never played in great condition!!! I will share pics!!!


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#18 DeLorean

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Posted 15 October 2014 - 10:10 PM

LET'S SEE IT!


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#19 greenween

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Posted 15 October 2014 - 10:28 PM

Soon, I ordered it off ebay, should have it Friday!!!  :)


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#20 Justin

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Posted 16 October 2014 - 01:50 AM

Looking forward to those pics greenween  B)






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