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The Black Cauldron Doodles


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This has at least one thing from each of our last three or four games. From the upper left, and following the path: the mountain from King’s Quest III (that inexplicably is drawn as a volcano), a scary tree from The Black Cauldron, the henchman from TBC, carnivorous mushrooms from Space Quest II, the Labion Terror Beast from SQII, the brain/plant/bubble thing from SQII with a gwythaint from TBC above it, the mooing sumo guy from Bruce Lee, the “hippo” sasquatch from SQII, the Vohaul Marrow-Matic from SQII, Medusa from KQIII, the ninja from Bruce Lee, a snakeskin from KQIII, the cat from KQIII, and Johnathan’s original Pathfinder character, Blazebeard Hammerstone, surveying it all. The tentacles are meant to represent the squid thing that we never actually encountered in SQII in the dark cave, and the pathway itself is from a similar one leading to the Horned King’s Castle in TBC.

*takes breath, passes out*

The Black Cauldron


Every bit as good as the movie on which it’s based. Unfortunately.

My very first PC game that I played at the age of three. We completely screw with the canon of the Disney film. There was also some sort of weird graphics glitch on the recording that made a lot of the text boxes not show up correctly (despite them looking fine on our end). Eventually we just start reading them out loud to compensate.

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Part 1: An Advanced Interface?

Part 2: Taran infiltrates the Horned King’s castle for pretty much no reason.

Part 3: How many times can an Assistant Pig-Keeper be captured by henchmen before he dies of thirst? The answer is clearly higher than it should be.

Part 4: Gurgi, our friend (whom we knew for about thirty seconds), sacrifices himself nobly to save everyone when he didn’t really have to, only to be brought back to life anyway. Also, we pass up ALL KNOWLEDGE IN THE UNIVERSE and somehow don’t get full points. Eh, close enough.

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