The Adventurers' Guild



I: Tales of the Unknown
II: Destiny Knight
III: Thief of Fate
Construction Set
Bard's Tale NES

Return of the Bard

The Bard Inside

Bard Songs
Discussion Board

About this Site




Welcome to the Adventurers' Guild!
The Ultimate Bard's Tale Resource

06.12.2019 16:00 CET - Maps
Added a Bard's Tale III set of high quality maps. Thanks to Andrew Schultz.


28.05.2018 19:15 CET - Cluebook
Added a Bard's Tale III cluebook in English language. Thanks to Brian!


21.05.2014 10:15 CET - Discussion Board
The discussion board has just been upgraded to the latest version. All data has been successfully migrated. Have fun!


29.10.2013 19:15 CET - Vanilla Bard's Tale Version - First Boot Party
Added a new set of D64 image files to the Bard's Tale I - Tales of the Unknown files.

A great many thanks for this fabulous work go to dccruze.


25.01.2013 18:45 CET - Altered Bard's Tale Version with 4 Bonus Dungeons
Added a new masterpiece to the Bard's Tale I - Tales of the Unknown files.

A great many thanks for this fabulous work go to Darendor.


26.09.2012 18:30 CET - Monster Gallery
Added a new Bard's Tale III picture gallery to the Thief of Fate section. Find it here.

Handshakes go to Kalchy for providing the archive.


05.02.2012 18:30 CET - Commodore 64 Songs
I have just added various new sounds from the Commodore 64 version of Bard's Tale 3. You can find them in the Bard Songs section of the Adventurer's Guild. Alternatively you can download the complete archive here.

Many thanks go to Andy C. for providing the sounds to this site.


29.06.2010 22:35 CET - Apple Songs
I have just added various new bard songs from the Apple IIGS system to the Bard Songs section of the Adventurer's Guild. Download the complete archive here.

Kind regards go to Alex Lee. Do not forget to give his great Apple IIGS website a visit.


22.05.2010 11:55 CET - Complete Monster Lists
I have just added three complete monster lists for Bard's Tale I: Tales of the Unknown, Bard's Tale II: The Destiny Knight and Bard's Tale III: The Destiny Knight.

Again many thanks to Marco Cavagna for providing it to the Adventurers' Guild.


02.12.2009 19:51 CET - New Bard Song
I have just added the bard song Sanctuary Score (extracted from the Commodore 64 version of Bard's Tale II: The Destiny Knight) to the Bard Songs section. Enjoy!

Many thanks to The Shrinekeeper for sending the file to me.


14.03.2009 11:20 CET - Extended Monster List
I have just added another complete monster list for Bard's Tale II: The Destiny Knight. Find it here or download it in the Destiny Knight documents section.

Many thanks to Marco Cavagna for providing it to the Adventurers' Guild.


06.01.2008 14:25 CET - Setup Guide
I have just added a short guide describing the setup of Bard's Tale I on an iMac (using the Power64 emulator). Find it here or download it in the emulator section.

Some special handshakes go to Stephen Tompkins for providing it to this site.


31.12.2007 13:36 CET - New Emulator
I have just added the Apple Macintosh emulator Power64 to the respective section.This emulator will work fine on Mac OS X as well as on classic MacOS systems.


26.08.2007 15:41 CET - Spam
Due to massive spam attacks in the past, I have just installed a new anti-spam module for the discussion board of the Adventurers' Guild. Let's hope this new feature keeps most of these nasty spammers away in future times.


16.08.2007 17:44 CET - Soundtrack
The Adventurers' Guild now features the complete Soundtrack of Bard's Tale: A Quest for Coin & Cleavage. All music files can be found here.

Special thanks go to inXile Entertainment for giving this soundtrack to the public.


11.08.2007 11:28 CET - New Codewheel
I just added a new codewheel for Bard's Tale 3: Thief of Fate to the hacks section.

This new codewheel is Microsoft Excel based but it should also work in the Open Office environment without any problems.

Many thanks for it go to its creator Olivier Flipo who provided it for this site.


07.03.2007 20:11 CET - New Bard's Tale Screensaver
Added another Bard's Tale Screensaver for Microsoft Windows. You can find it here.


12.10.2006 16:18 CET - The Bard's Lore II + New Files for Bard's Lore I
At last, I found enough time to publish some new files in the Construction Set section of  the Adventurers' Guild: Manual, cluebook, spellbook and maps for Bard's Lore I (The Warrior & The Dragon). I also published the sequel to this game: The Bard's Lore II (which needs Bard's Lore I to be installed first). Have Fun!!

Many thanks go to DedRob for providing all that stuff.


11.06.2006 14:45 CET - The Bard Inside
Added the complete former fanpage by Scott Nelson to the Adventurers' Guild. Also there are many broken links, you will probably experience feelings like making a journey back in time. Find the site in the Bard Inside section.

This feature was donated by Swift Internet, Inc.


21.05.2006 17:58 CET - Item List
Added a new item list for Bard's Tale III: Thief of Fate created by Molten Man.


18.05.2006 21:59 CET - New Maps
Added a new set of maps for Bard's Tale I: Tales of the Unknown. Many thanks to for providing it.


14.05.2006 11:22 CET - New Manual
Added a Bard's Tale: A Quest for Coin & Cleavage manual for the Microsoft X-BOX.


12.05.2006 17:48 CET - New Image File
Added a localized C64 version of Bard's Tale I: Tales of the Unknown in German language.


10.05.2006 21:46 CET - New Maps
Added maps of the Catacombs - Level 1 and Level 2 - to the Bard's Tale I map section. Many thanks for these new maps go out to Tar. This is really nice work!!


26.04.2006 10:20 CET - Discussion Forum
The Adventurers' Guild now features a discussion forum. Feel free to discuss any kind of Bard's Tale related stuff there. Your board admin will be Brian the Fist. Use and enjoy it!


30.03.2006 12:44 CET - New Emulator
Added a brand new release of the DOSBox x86 Emulator to the emulator section.


15.11.2005 18:34 CET - Clue Book & Game Manual
I just added a clue book for The Bard's Tale: Tales of the Unknown and a new game manual for The Bard's Tale: Thief of Fate in German language (including the codewheel).


13.11.2005 16:12 CET - New Game Manuals
Added two new game manuals for Bard's Tale - A Quest for Coin and Cleavage (one for the PC version and one for the PS2 version of the game.


29.10.2005 13:35 CET - New Clue Book
Added a new clue book for Bard's Tale - A Quest for Coin and Cleavage in Polish languange. Found it somewhere in the eDonkey/eMule network. ;-)


25.10.2005 18:51 CET - New Stuff
Added several new guides (Bard's Tale 1 - Tales of the Unknown) and some saved games for the PlayStation2 version of Bard's Tale - A Quest for Coin and Cleavage.


22.10.2005 17:40 CET - Return of the Bard
I just opened the Return of the Bard section. All files in this section are related to Brian Fargo's Bard's Tale remake: The Bard's Tale - A Quest for Coin and Cleavage.

More content to come soon. Have fun!


24.08.2005 10:22 CET - New Codewheels
I j
ust added two new codewheels for Bard's Tale 3: Thief of Fate to the hacks section.

The executable version is intended for download and the shockwave flash version can easily be used for online purposes (with a flash-capable browser). Both codewheels have been created by Joe Melberg, so many handshakes to him for his really great work.


14.04.2005 14:55 CET - Bard Songs
The Adventurers' Guild now has a Bard Songs Section. I included serveral MIDI and MP3 songs that I was able to find on some other Bard's Tale websites out there.

As you may have noticed there is another new entry in the navigation panel to the left. I included a Return of the Bard entry which is not active yet. I will post any kind of information regarding Brian Fargos Bard's Tale remake there in the near future.


13.04.2005 21:48 CET - New Stuff
Much new stuff has been added to the documents and maps sections. As you may have noticed some of the new downloads are in German language only (some clue books and magazine articles), so foreign visitors may experience problems. Sorry for that!

Some of the new stuff has been taken from other Bard's Tale sites, but of course I got the permission of the respective webmasters. Special thanks for letting me use their material go to: Teran of RPGClassics, Barry Gerdes, Mecandes/Ontario, Jonathan G. Lampe and of course to Rob Huston/Warren Ayers (for their hand-made maps).


12.04.2005 12:14 CET - New Clue Books
I just added a PDF version of the Bard's Tale 1 and Bard's Tale 2 clue book (many thanks to Barry Gerdes for giving it to me - especially the second one) as well as a new hint file for Bard's Tale 2: The Destiny Knight.

I also added many other new resources (e.g. a Thief of Fate codewheel). Just have a look!


19.12.2004 16:46 CET - Emulator Section
I just added an emulator section with various downloads. I think they can help you to run most of those image files, which can be downloaded from the Adventurers' Guild.

You can find the emulator page here.


30.11.2004 00:10 CET - Design Update
As some of the frequent visitors may already have noticed, some minor design changes have been applied to the whole Adventurers' Guild page.

More design changes to go in the (soon) future...


26.10.2004 18:20 CET - Guestbook
A brand new guestbook has just been created for you. It replaces the forum section of Tom Greene (which I do not maintain anymore).

Feel free to enter anything you like.


23.10.2004 15:53 CET - New Mirror
I just started a new mirror of the Adventurers' Guild. It has been integrated in the network facility of the Brotherhood of the Sleeping Gods.

There is still much work to do but I think everything should be ready to go within the next few weeks.

Have fun and keep Bard's Tale alive!

- Brotherhood of the Sleeping Gods

09.04.2004 03:54 EDT - Closing Down
After careful consideration, I have decided to close the Adventurers' Guild. I created this site when I was in high school, way back in 1996. 8 years later, I no longer have the time or the interest to continue maintaining the site.

That said, I will leave the site up for at least a few more weeks. My hosting contract expires on the 12th of November, and I will not be renewing it at that time. I may decide to remove the site before then.

Thanks for visiting, and happy adventuring.

Update: Geoff May has created a mirror of the entire site here. Anyone else who would like to copy part or all of the site is welcome to do so.