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A remake of the original Ulimta 1 computer game by Richard Garriott but in Print & Play boardgame format. For [1] player/solitaire gaming.

The game will consist of all [4] map board continents with each map containing four quadrants printed on 11x17 sheets, which allows you to play on one board at a time or put them all together for one big gameboard.

You can play as one of four character types: THIEF, MAGE, FIGHTER, CLERIC who adventures across the lands of Sosaria, ie gameboards, to accomplish goals, gather gold, gather gems, weapons, armor, spells and scrolls, traveling aids, and equipment. Adventure into Dark Dungeons, Castles, and Towns for Supplies, Equipment and information. Speak with Kings to gather information about the location of all four gems, Fight wandering monsters and evil individuals, open chest to find riches, plus level up and increase your characters abilities and win the game by discovering secret information, finding lost treasures, and defeating the evil overlord "Big Boss" Mondain.

All the fun of the original Ultima 1 but with more challenges, more monsters, more riches, and more fame... plus in a Print & Play board game format.

I've taken some liberty with the game since a board game can't do everything a computer can do but should keep the original play as close to the PC game as possible.

For those of you who have played through the original PC game, you will find that this board game will be similar experience with you traveling, searching, and fighting your way across Sosaria. Just remember that you are now the computer and will be tracking all your stats and information.

I will also try to add as many random elements to the game so each time you play it will be the same Ultima 1 but with a little different experience.

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Ultima 1 The board game

A true to the original recreation of the PC game Ultima 1 but in a PRINT & PLAY board game format.

Hail, Noble One! Our land is in need of a stalwart hero, one who will brave perils horrific to consider. A plague has befallen the Realm, a scourge is upon the land! Our villages lie sacked, ruinous mounds of ashes where once trod peasants stout of heart and sound of mind, where once lay fields of grain and fruit, where kine and fowl grew fat upon the bounties of our fair Sosaria. All manner of wicked and vile creatures prey upon our people and ravage the land. 'Tis the doing of one so evil that the very earth trembles at the mention of his name.

Mondain the wizard hath wrought his malice well. Our nobles bicker amongst themselves, and each hath retired to the confines of his keep in hopes of watching the downfall of his rivals. Verily, the Evil One hath heaped indignity upon curse by releasing upon the Realm a host of creatures and beasts so bloodthirsty and wicked that our defenseless people fall as grain before the reaper's scythe. These denizens of the underworld hold sway over all that can be surveyed, save for the strongholds of the nobles besotted with their own ambition. Nowhere in our once peaceful country may a traveler find safe passage or lodging, save in the keeps of the self-proclaimed kings - - and they demand hard labors for their indulgences.

Only the young Lord British remains steadfast in the vision of a peaceful and united Sosaria. In his castle and his town the pure of heart will find an ally and replenishment for the needs of one who hath chosen to fight for the Realm. Aid us in ridding our land of the scourge that hath befallen us, O Noble One. We beseech thee, for without thine aid we shall surely perish before the onslaught of the maleficent necromancer. Slay the evil Mondain!

Components so far:

[4] World maps - with each Continent map cut into [4] quadrants
[2] Castle Maps - Represent each of the two castle types located on each Continent maps
[8] Town Maps - Represent each of the eight town types located on each Continent maps
[1] Mondain Battle Map - Final battle map of Mondain's Lair.
[1] Space Ace Battle Map - Battle map to detroy 10 Alien space craft. "still working on this"
[4] World map Reference cards - There cover the town and castle locations on all four Continent Maps.
[4] Play Reference Cards - THIEF, MAGE, CLERIC, FIGHTER
[10] Dungeon Map levels 1 thru 10
[25] Monster Cards - Dungeon monsters - 1 thru 10 level specific
[14] Monster Cards - Wilderness monsters - Sea and Land specific
[50] Treasure Cards - Chests and Coffins - Multi gold value
[8] Sign Post Cards - information regarding quests, challenges, rewards
[8] Rumor Cards - information gained from Kings and pubs.
[8] Lord Reference Cards - Information regarding location, quests, challenges, rewards, and castle location
[1] Items Inventory Reference sheet - To keep track of all the player's inventory and items.
[5] Armor Cards - All the different types of Armor available in the game
[15] Weapon Cards - All the different types of Weapons available in the game
[4] Spell Cards - Information about type of spell, power, damage, cost, etc.
[6] Scroll Cards - Information about type of scroll, power, damage, cost, etc.
[7] Transportation Cards - Represent each of the seven types of transportation modes
[1] Jester Card - Represents the wandering jester within the castle grounds.
[1] Guard Card - Represents the Royal Guards located in the Towns and Castles.
[6] Shop Keep Cards - Represent the following shop Keepers: Armor, Weapons, Food, Magic, Pub/Inn, Transportation.
[1] Princess Card - Represents the princess you rescued
[2] Mondain reference card - Information and stats for Wizard and Bat form
[X] Colored wooden cubes - These will be used to track stats, gold, spells, stuff, plus anything like monsters, trasport devices, castle, town, and dungeon maps.
[1] Save Game Log sheets
[1] Random Monster location card - Used to create the spawned location of a random wilderness monster.
[1] Wilderness/Dungeon Monster damage tracking card
[1] THAC0 reference chart
[1] Ultima 1 The board game rule book

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28 ULTIMA 1 THE BOARD GAME - RULE BOOK
The NEW UPDATED Ultima 1: The Board Game Rule Book Version 5! I've managed to create a PDF of the rules with text, images, and examples! Its BIG! Its INTIMADATING! and Its finally here! Please read through the rules and give me your feedback. I want to make this the best game I can and to do that I need your help to find any mistakes or errors I might have missed! Cough, cough! So read through the rules, play the game and let me know what you think! I truly hope you enjoy the game as much as I did in creating it! It is my way of showing just how much I respect and honor Richard Garriott and the true creative genius he showed in creating the original Ultima 1: The Computer Game! THIS UPDATE INCLUDES: A massive reduction in pages! I cut the document down to 41 pages!! I've...
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5 RANDOM MONSTER DAMAGE TRACKER CHART
Here are multiple copies of the Random Monster Damage Tracker charts on one 8.5x11 LETTER SIZE PDF sheet. When you are fighting monsters in the Overworld you may end up surrounded by a large number of them. This sheet gives you multiple copies of the damage chart to keep track of all of them!
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6 6 SCROLL CARDS
Here is the UPDATED 6 SCROLL CARDS that are resized and square edged. They are on an 8.5x11 LETTER SIZE PDF. I have also updated the text on the Magic Missile card!
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7 JESTER-GUARD-MONDAIN-ALL 4 SPELL CARDS
These are the new resized JESTER-GUARD-MONDAIN and SPELLS CARDS! They are on an 8.5x11" LETTER SIZE PDF SHEET with square edges on the cards. I've updated both Mondain cards and added reference information on the back of each card!
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6 8 SIGN POST CARDS
These are the new resized 8 SIGN POST CARDS! They are on an 8.5x11 letter size PDF sheet. The logo card back have been updated and cleaned up.
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6 DUNGEON MONSTER CARDS
Here is the UPDATED PDF 11x17 double sided sheet with all the Dungeon Monster cards. I've added Armor Class ratings to all the Dungeon monsters! Plus I've added the Level to help with the fighting attacks. The cards are now square edged too! Make sure you print out [3] copies of this sheet to create the [5] dungeon levels of monster decks. There will be a total of 5 dungeon monster decks representing the different levels. Each deck should have [15] per deck!
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5 SAVE GAME LOG SHEET
This UPDATED SAVE GAME LOG SHEET! 8.5 x 11 PDF sheet that is used to record all your gaming information so you can continue the game on another day! Added lines for the monster names when recording map locations. Also, added the multiple vehicle map save locations.
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7 CHARACTER INVENTORY SHEET
This is the new Character Inventory Sheet 11x17 PDF! This sheet is used to keep track of all your inventory: Armor, Weapons, Scrolls, and Transportation devices! You use colored cubes to show how much of each item you have.
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5 CASTLE LORD REFERENCE SHEETS
This is PDF sheet 2 of 2 of the Castle LORD reference Sheets! Each sheet holds four lord cards; two lords from each continent. These are the green and red cards that can be cut out and used when you visit a castle in Sosaria. You can print these on either 11x17 or 8.5x11 size sheets depending on how big you want them.
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6 Four Continent Quick Reference Sheet
This 11x17 PDF sheet gives you the four Continent Quick Reference Cards! Each card shows a map of the entire continent and all of its important locations and their names!
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