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Mystara Video Games and the Timelineby Håvard
The Following video/PC games were produced for Mystara:
Not all of the games have much of a story, but for those which do, how do we place them into the Timeline?
Order of the Griffon (TurboGrafx 16, 1992)
Setting: Karameikos (AC1012?)
This game revolves around a mystery involving Koriszegy Keep in Karameikos.
It was based on the Adventure Module Night of the Vampire. This would suggest that the events of the game might take place around AC1012.
Dungeons & Dragons: Warriors of the Eternal Sun (Sega Genesis, 1992)
Setting: Hollow World (AC1000)
This game is set in the Hollow World and also has some ties to Thunder Rift. In my Thunder Rift Timeline, I place the Goblin Wars referenced in the introduction to AC200. This is when the Immortal Ka removes Duke Barrik's Castle from the Outer World (Thunder Rift) and moves it ahead in time to appear in the Hollow World.
Dungeons & Dragons: Tower of Doom (Capcom/Arcade 1993)
Setting: Darokin/Broken Lands (AC1014)
This Beat 'em up game involves a journey through Darokin and battling Deimos the Lich. These events are referred to in the fan created AC1014 Mystaran Almanac.
Dungeons & Dragons: Stronghold (1993)
Setting: Known World? (AC1014?)
Terrain is generated randomly. Terrain is generated randomly. A few NPCs could be of interest such as Mindark, a Chaotic 36th level wizard "who destroyed your homelands years ago". A thread on Mindark can be found here. And a thread on the game Stronghold can be found here.
Note: This game does not appear on the Mystara Wikipedia Page.
Fantasy Empires (PC, 1993)
Setting: The Known World
Another strategy game. There is a separate thread for discussing this game here.
Dungeons & Dragons: Shadow over Mystara (Capcom/Arcade 1996)
Setting: Darokin, Broken Lands, Glantri, Aengmor. (AC1017?)
This is the sequel to Tower of Doom. In this game, Deimos the Lich is back along with various Shadowelves, a Nagpa and Synn. Published three years after ToD, could these events be set in AC1017?
Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara (2013) This game collects Tower of Doom and Shadow over Mystara, though with more options and details added.